Unless you are Nicki Minaj or someone with the confidence like Lady Gaga, the mere though of a bright pink lip or turquoise eye lids generate an image in your mind that looks like this:
While this is a great look to pull off at a spectrum-themed party, it’s not your everyday look. But if we can work with shimmer and shine can pop be far behind? Here are 5 techniques to add a dash of pop into your makeup palette and not look like a rainbow.
The safest bet when it comes to turning up the saturation is bright lips. And the safest of safe bets is a tomato red lip. It’s a blend of crimson and orange, so if you can’t find the right bright, just do some mixing to come up with your own tomatina shade according to your skin tone.
Caking your eyelids with a bright tiny is a trend right out of the 80s so let’s crank up the classy and turn down the retro. Opt for a vibrant shade like pop pink, lilac, lemon yellow and the likes, and highlight either the inner or outer corner of your eyes. This way your face gets just the right amount of pop sans the Cyndi Lauper effect.
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Not too sure about an electric, pop or hot anything on you face? Simply turn down the quantity. For starters, begin with a colored liner and gradually experiment with brighter shades and, wing lengths, thickness, et al. It’s a good idea to pair your colored liner with a slightly tinted (contrasting or a different shade of the same color) eye shadow.
This one’s a great trick to brighten up your face with just a few brush strokes. Let the rest of your make up be as f, just swap your blush for a shade that is more on the peach or rose side. Pink cheeks not only make one look fresher but are also an excellent way of highlighting the cheekbones.
If all else fails for some reason, this one trick will be your knight in shining armor. Just pick up a mascara tint that is far far away from black. Like an electric blue or violet and dab it onto your lower and upper lashes. Skip the liner and go for bold brows for max effect.