Makeup ruts happen to even the most creative, makeup-obsessed beauty junkies (though we prefer to call it a signature look). While there’s definitely something to be said about having a routine that works, you know it’s time to shake things up when your makeup bag is filled with 28 variations of nude eyeshadow and you can apply a smoky eye in your sleep.
Don’t go dumping your favorite makeup just yet because a total overhaul isn’t necessary. Experimenting with new ways to apply eyeshadow can make all the difference. Think beyond the classic cat eye and play around with interesting new makeup techniques like halo eyes and underliner. What’s more, you only need a few shadows or a really good eyeshadow palette to create a whole new look. (Of course, if you want to add a bold blue eyeshadow or some sparkle, go for it.)
Need some inspiration for how to apply eyeshadow when you’re bored of the same old look? The Spring 2018 shows had a variety of graphic eye looks worth testing out, from jewel-toned shadow being extended up to the brows at Marni to extra-long black smudges at Giorgio Armani. Whether you copy the entire look or just the shape, the result will be new to you.
Pick up your makeup brushes and get inspired by these new eyeshadow looks, borrowed straight from the runways.