How to Wear Colorful Makeup

By: Emma Hassemer, Editor,
How to Wear Colorful Makeup

Do you ever look back at pictures when you were a kid and think to yourself, "why oh why did I think blue and pink eye shadow was a good idea?" Well, I can promise you that you aren't the only one. Fast forward many years and now makeup brands are coming out with palettes, lip stains, glosses and highlighters that incorporate every single color imaginable. Looking at these palettes you might think why would anyone put an orange or purple shadow or lip on their face, but colorful hues are back baby!

Wearing colorful makeup may seem a bit obnoxious, but if you apply the colorful makeup in just the right way, it can end up looking quite tasteful. From bold lips to smokey and sultry eye looks, there is a color for everyone. Models are always seen decked out with colorful looks on the runway and in magazines. In 2015, Gigi Hadid rocked the cover of Vogue Italia cover with a bright sky blue lid and pastel baby pink lips. Let me tell you, she definitely pulled it off, and so can you after learning these makeup tips and tricks.

Stop shying away from your favorite colored makeup and just go for it. There's nothing bad about standing out and rocking an emerald green eyeshadow look or neon yellow eyeliner. You have to own it and strut your stuff! After learning How to Wear Colorful Makeup, you'll be a beauty guru in no time.

How to Rock a Bold Lip

Choosing a lip color that stands out from the rest of your makeup is an easy way to keep your makeup simple, yet it will still turn heads. The key to rocking a bold colored lip is to keep the rest of your face neutral. Rather than pairing your bright Ripe Red DIY Lip Stain with a dark green eye look, just pop on a layer or two of loose powder and mascara for the lashes. You want the star of the show to be your lips. Just like you wouldn't pair a purple triangle patterned top with some yellow floral pants. If you're gonna tone up the lips, you should tone down the rest of the face makeup. 

Ripe Red DIY Lip Stain

Bold Eye Looks

Summer is the perfect excuse to wear a bright colored eyeshadow look. The key with rocking a colored eye shadow look is blending. If you're applying a few shades of orange to your lid, you're going to want to invest in a blending brush or two. This Fun Ombre Eye Shadow Look can act as some inspiration if you're looking for a wild summer eye shadow look. The reason why blending is super duper important is so that your eyeshadow doesn't crease, and the process of blending makes the eye look appear more natural. Because you're using brighter and bolder colors, you want the eyeshadow to still be fun, but look natural. Now that the eyes are the feature that is standing out the most, keep the lips and cheeks simple. Go for a lighter contour and a softer lip color. Tip: Go for a nude lip. Any nude color will pair great with a busier eye look.

Easy DIY Cream Eyeshadow Stick

How to Color Your Cheeks

Adding color to your cheeks adds a healthy glow to your face. Women have been using blush since way back when and used to pack a whole pound's worth of color onto their cheeks. Times and trends have changed though. If you want to add color to your cheeks without looking like you just hiked through a blizzard, follow these tips! Choose a color that goes with your skin tone. For example, if you have a warmer complexion, strive for an apricot or peachy shade. If you have a cooler skin tone, go for the pinks, such as this Natural DIY Blush. This way, you're still adding color to your cheeks without going over the top and looking like a hot mess. It's always good to match your cheek and lip color together to make your makeup flow.

Pomegranate DIY Cheek Stain

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This is such a great article! These are great tips for how to try out new, fun makeup looks!


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