Bright Graphic Eyeshadow Makeup Is Going to Be Summer’s Biggest Trend

March 19, 2021
Genesis Rivas
By: Genesis Rivas | by L'Oréal
Once upon a time eyeshadow makeup consisted of a single swipe of shadow across the lid, a smoky eye and the occasional cut crease. Now, makeup artists and influencers are getting way more creative with their eye makeup. Taking inspiration from graphic eyeliner, we’ve been seeing eyeshadow itself take on different shapes, colors and designs like we’ve never seen before — and we’re obsessed. We’re calling the trend graphic eyeshadow and think it’s going to be all the rage this summer. So if you want to get in on it, keep scrolling for major inspo.

Retro Graphic Eye Look

Consider this look a cut crease with a little more style and edge. We love the addition of bright, bold colors mixed with the striped graphic effect. The best part? You can recreate the look in three easy steps. Check out our story for a step-by-step tutorial
The Retro Graphic Eye Look Is Everything

Geometric Eyeshadow Look

If you aren’t afraid of being the star of the show, try this eyeshadow that’s also perfect for summertime. All you need to create it is the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Brights Palette

Staggered Rectangle Eyeshadow 

If you’re a beginner but want to get in on the trend, this look is an easy way to do it. We love that you can customize it by choosing any two colors that best complement your skin tone. Learn how to recreate it, here.  

Metallic Magic

@rowisingh is the queen of graphic eye makeup looks and we’re in love with what she’s calling “metallic magic.” If you’re not into all of the extra embellishments, like the tears and rhinestones, take inspo from the actual shape on her eyelids, which is a cool and unexpected rectangle.

Summer Inspo

A common theme of this trend is the more colors, the better. And that proves to be true with this summery pastel look. We love how you can see the outline of the shapes, but it’s soft and diffused.

Polka Dots

Get real creative and recreate this ombré-polka dot look. It’s a sweet reminder that there are no rules in makeup, and when you allow yourself to experiment, the results can be breathtaking.
Photo: Serena, @serenaaidee

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