I've always been drawn to bright colors, whether it be clothes, accessories, or makeup. I love wearing a neutral eye just like any other girl, but sometimes it's fun to put some POP! in your look with a bright lipstick, eyeshadow, or eyeliner- a little something to liven up the face. With Spring in full effect, it's a great time to play with color and experiment with new looks. For those not used to color or are scared of doing it the wrong way, here are some easy ways to incorporate a pop of color next time you want to spruce up you look!
Peekaboo Colored Eyeliner: I love this because it can be as subtle or as bold as you want. Instead of wearing a bright color on the entire lid, keep the eyeshadow neutral, apply a dark application of your favorite liquid or pencil liner, then add the color of your choice right on top of the liner. This can be done with an eye liner, eyeshadow or eyeshadow crayon. For extra lasting wear, layer on the same color eyeshadow on top of the liner to intensify the color and lock it in place.
Bright Lipstick or Lipgloss: This is my favorite way to wear a pop of color. If you've visited my site from the beginning, you know my love for lipsticks! Wearing a very natural, neutral eye with minimal eyeliner and lots of mascara is the perfect companion for a bright pop of color on the lips. It's a very easy look that takes no time at all and brings a freshness to the face.
Pop of Color on Bottom Eyelid: An alternative to the peekaboo eyeliner is a pop of color on the lower lash line using either eyeshadow or eyeliner. This method will produce a softer look when using eyeshadow, creating a colorful smokey effect. You can pair this with a color coordinating lip color or keep the lip nude to keep the focus on the eyes.
So after deciding you want to try wearing color, you might still be wondering what colors are complimentary to each other and to your skin tone. Here's where the famous color wheel comes in:
Here's how it works: each color on the wheel corresponds to the color right across from it. For example, purple and yellow are complimentary colors. I've found that the two colors on either side of each color can also be paired with its complimentary color. Pink and dark blue are on either side of purple, so yellow can also be paired with these two colors as well. My favor combos are:
Look out for a future color POP! video on my Youtube channel! And you know it's going to involve bright lipstick!! What about you- are you daring enough to try this trend or will you leave the color wearing to the brave ones? Remember -makeup is supposed be fun and creative, give it a try!
When I'm not spending way too much time getting ready or drooling over the newest beauty product, I'm a stay at home mom of a rambunctious 4 year old boy, a sweet baby girl we lovingly call "sissy", and a wife to my high school sweetheart.