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May 6 2022, Published 4:14 p.m. ET

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Between hot pinks and rich greens, bold hues have cemented themselves as fashion must-haves this spring. And it seems this bright trend is coming for our makeup routines too, emerging via bold lips, flushed cheeks, and most notably, pigmented inner corners.

A fresh take on the eye highlighting trend that first took the beauty community by storm in the mid 20-teens, this version of our tried-and-true eye look swaps neutral shimmery shades for bright, illuminating colors.

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Recently, these eye accents have gotten the celebrity stamp of approval, appearing on Lil Nas X at the 2022 Grammy Awards, Alexa Demie during the latest season of Euphoria, and even Khloé Kardashian in her confessionals for her family’s new eponymous Hulu series, The Kardashians.

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Dubbed “easiest makeup trend to pull off” alongside other inner-corner trends by Allure, the first step to hopping on this beauty bandwagon is simple, according to celebrity makeup artist Denika Bedrossian — finding a color. While pastel colors and electric shades are currently trending, the key, Bedrossian said, is finding a hue that speaks to you.

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"When adding a pop of color in the inner corners of the eye, pick a shade that is bright, fun, and within your comfort," Bedrossian, who is also a global ambassador for BareMinerals, told PopSugar.

Once you’ve selected a color, simply pop the shade into your inner corner with either your finger or a small eyeshadow brush — we swear by Morphe x Jaclyn Hill’s Inner Corner Highlight Brush. For a more dramatic look, you can also pull the color up into the inner part of the lid to emphasize the crease.

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“Slowly build from the inner top lid into the bottom inner lash — this creates almost a V-shape,” the makeup artist advised. “Take a fluffy brush immediately to soften the corners to avoid harsh lines."

Et voila! Bright inner corners that will help you spruce up your makeup routine all spring long!

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Natasha Denona’s Pastel Eyeshadow Palette retails for $65 at sephora.com.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills’NORVINA® Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 6 for Face & Body retails for $60 at sephora.com.

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Morphe X Jaclyn Hill’s JH39 Inner Corner Highlight Brush retails for $6 at ulta.com.

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