Coral eyeshadow is having a major moment right now. Whether I’m scrolling through my Instagram feed or shopping online, I see it everywhere. In fact, it seems as though all the newest releases of eyeshadow palettes have some variety of coral shades. Just look at the surging popularity of the Tartelette Toasted palette, Naked Heat palette, Modern Renaissance palette, and the Too Faced Just Peachy palette!

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After seeing this trend, I decided to do a little investigation. Is coral eyeshadow a good trend, or a bad one?

Coral eyeshadow can be flattering for a variety of eye colors, especially brown. It brings out the warmth of the eyes and adds brightness to the face. It also suits a wide range of skin tones, making it a very versatile and wearable color. Depending on how intense you want to apply it, coral eyeshadow can make a bold statement or just give a subtle pop of color.

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Bold statement

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Very subtle wash of color

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For a “barely there” eyeshadow look, apply a coral color with a light hand. This will give you a gorgeous, neutral daytime look. For a more dramatic night look, load up your brush and apply the eyeshadow wet. To define the crease, add in a brown or dark burgundy shade. If you really want to kick things up a notch, line your lower lash line with a bright teal shade. Fun, bright eyeshadow can do so much for your look!

The verdict? Coral eyeshadow is definitely Crescent Mag approved!

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What are your favorite eye shadow palettes? Comment below!

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