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BN Beauty: How to Wear Bright Eye Shadow | Watch ThatIgboChick’s Make Up Look Tutorial



ThatIgboChick How to Wear Bright Eyeshadow - BellaNaija - July2013Last night as I was in one of my “Spring cleaning” modes I found some old pictures my friends and I in a group photo. We looked so adorably juvenile with our weird hairstyles and small frames. However, the thing that really made me chuckle was a photo from our ‘Socials’. Apparently, my best friend thought it was a good idea to rock an all-yellow ensemble and get her eye shadow to match. Unfortunately, the match didn’t go so well. She looked like Big Bird from Sesame Street.

Funny enough the problem of not rocking the right shade or too much bright eye shadow is one that has followed us to date.

Everywhere I turn make up is getting more intense and no one wants to be left behind. So, we amp up our beauty game but  some ladies still don’t get it.

Rocking a bright colored eye shadow is all about proportion and the right shade. Once you have got that down, you would be rocking it well and true.

Here are a few  tips to help you go from this funny photo of Lorane of on how not to wear make up…How To Wear Bright Eye Shadow - BellaNaija - July2013001

…to this gorgeous photo of Lucy from the AccidentalBeauty blog.How To Wear Bright Eye Shadow - BellaNaija - July2013002

Get the Base Ready
To rock bright eye shadow for a long period you need to prepare the eye lid first. Do any necessary eyelid preparations in your routines and then apply a primer. The primer helps the make up set, stay in place and last longer.

When using bright eye shadow, especially if you are a first timer, it is important to blend it in properly. In every make up brush set there is a blending brush which helps you achieve this. When you blend your eye shadow, especially at the crease, it creates a great transition colour which moves from light to dark towards the eyelashes.

Blending also prevents staining. If you leave the eye shadow on your eye lid with the harsh line, every time you blink, a part of the eye shadow will stain your upper eye lid giving you a messy look.

Matching your Eye Shadow with your Outfit?
Now, I know a lot of girls would like to match their eye shadow with their outfit but you have to be cautious when doing it. When you have a bright eye shadow on, it is best to alternate colour strengths with your outfit. For example, if you want to wear a bright yellow eye shadow, wear different colours or shades of the yellow. You could also try a different toned down look that will keep the attention on your eyes.

Sometimes Less is More
When you are not too sure about wearing bright eye shadow, try alternating it with a bright eyeliner or eye pencil. Sometimes it is better to keep to a small streak of bright eye shadow than covering the entire eye lid. The eyeliner or pencil would give you a lot more precision during application.

Stay away from Glitter
If you are going for a day look, do not use glitter. Glitter adds a bit too much to bright eye shadow making it look excessive and too busy. However, if you are moving out at night then a mild amount is permitted.  Keep it simple with just one swipe of eye glitter.ThatIgboChick How to Wear Bright Eyeshadow - BellaNaija - July2013001

Like I always say when it comes to beauty, the key thing you need is your personal touch. Get creative and try different things because you never know what you may come up with. Now, I decided to drop a familiar face giving us a tutorial on how to achieve a pretty bright coloured eye shadow look. Chdimma Umeh has a beauty and style blog called ThatIgboChick and today she is trying out her yellow and lilac inspired look.

Watch the video

I hope this has been helpful and if you have any ideas or tips on how to rock a bright coloured eye shadow, don’t forget to share.

Photo Credit: ThatIgboChick | | AccidentalBeauty

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  1. Joan

    July 11, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Once you get the eyes right, everything else falls into place.
    Awwww. Coincidentally I was checking out her blog yesterday after Daks of TWP mentioned her in a recent post. Chidimma is pretty and her eye makeup game is on point!!! True confession: for the first time yesterday, I achieved well-defined eyebrows thanks to Chidimma’s eyebrow tutorial video. Let’s just say those Chinco people will not see my $10 every two weeks anymore lol. 🙂 Great job, girl!

  2. Non professional opinion

    July 11, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I love talented people

  3. debbie

    July 11, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    …me luv!!

  4. AlabamaU2 Blog

    July 11, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Good one.

  5. Jade82

    July 11, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Lovely i don learn how to do this eyeliner trick…..
    thanks GIRL for the tutorial

  6. Chigbo

    July 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Wow!! Her sclera are so white!!
    She’s talented too

  7. FAR

    July 11, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Less is always more!!

  8. Dare

    July 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    i wont want to be the “cotton wool” used to remove this makeup ooooo…….while the outcome is stunning this is way too much makeup for one face.
    natural beauty still rocks

  9. Titi

    July 11, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    jesus that Lorane is U…………………………………………………

  10. stellaekwuto

    July 11, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Me I no learn anything oo. Non of them look beautiful

  11. nene

    July 11, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    pretty eyes, and she looks like ifeoma williams.

  12. Ytunde

    July 11, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Love her blog…came across on bella naija…and I love it
    ..she is pretty too

  13. Eve82

    July 11, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Lol! All this work for the eye? I can not even believe people do all this. Wash it off at night when you go to sleep, and start again in the morning. Men are in trouble lol! The more you look, the less you see 🙂

  14. The Fairy GodSister

    July 12, 2013 at 1:03 am

    She’s beautiful, and I think she does great work, but this is too much!!!!! Too much work! If I’m going to do this the makeup had better last a week (even when I shower).

    *walks away slowly*

  15. tatafo!

    July 12, 2013 at 3:00 am

    Wow pretty pretty girl! Never heard of her blog until now, thanks for the introduction BN!

  16. Simya

    July 12, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    WOW! Surely this cannot be a tutorial video, I kept thinking it was over and she kept bringing out different brushes, lol. School wouldn’t even give me this much headache. Na wa o!! How does one keep up?. Personally, I don’t do bright colours when it comes to eyeshadow, it always seems a bit much and photoshoot like to me, but I love it, love her look.

  17. Eugenia

    July 12, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    nice work……i love it

  18. Cynthia

    July 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    It is lovely, but emmm chale chale, I not get that time, choiiii all theses for just the eyes, na wa. I admire it, but me no fit choiiii, una dey try Kia.

  19. chiamy N

    July 13, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    cool… but omo how do i learn all the brushes et al.
    pretty video

  20. Stargal

    July 15, 2013 at 7:47 am

    She is good but i just could not keep up… much brush, haba…my husband no go fit wait for me too do all this na…dat is tooo say i gas start 2 hrs before we comot….choi…..Nice work doe.

  21. Jadesola

    July 15, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Many thanks to you Chidimma for your tutorials,it has helped me to correct my make-up flaws.

    • wow! lovely but i fit pierce my iris while trying to do all that.

      July 16, 2013 at 1:51 pm


  22. Berlinda

    July 18, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Love your colour blending Chidi!

  23. Helen

    September 14, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    It took me a year to learn it all.

    And I’m definitely not a make-up artist. Thing is I work in direct customer service so you need to look at least like a human being LOL. But after learning it all, I’m more comfortable with less. There is a false perception about make-up and changing you .

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