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5 Tips for Choosing Pigmented Eye Shadows

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Don't Be Scared Off By Bold Shades

Bold colors will undoubtedly draw attention to you, but when did that become a bad thing?
Bold colors will undoubtedly draw attention to you, but when did that become a bad thing?
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Pigmented eye shadows are known for their highly-concentrated color. Instead of skipping these super potent shades, look for ways to make them work in the real world. Pick a slightly daring shadow and blend it with a neutral powder in brown, charcoal or pale pink to tone it down before sweeping it across your eyelids. Apply bold shades to your eyelid only to create a hint of color, then use tamer hues along your brow bone and at the corners of the eye. Brush a thin line of brilliant blue or shocking chartreuse along your lash line, then smudge and blend to soften the color slightly. If you're still apprehensive about trying out some of the more intense pigmented shadows, choose a matte version of your favorite shades, as matte finishes tend to be more flattering than shimmery ones.

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