5 ways to incorporate colour into your make-up look
We are very much “natural” make-up girls - we appreciate warm brown eyeshadow palettes and a nude lip - but spicing up our make-up routine is always fun, as it gives us an extra boost of confidence whenever we head out. Now that things are returning to normal, why not make your debut with a pop of colour? In this blog, we’re giving you some options on how you can incorporate more colour into your beauty routine, no matter what skill level you have, from least to most outside of the box!
1: Pop of lip colour
If you’ve always been a nude lover like us, anything brighter than beige can be intimidating. To ease out of your comfort zone, try a bright lip gloss first. It’s not as intense as an opaque lip colour and can be applied on the go. We love the Buxom Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Gloss in the shade Clair (Sephora, $28). But if you’re feeling bold, match your outfit/nails to your lip colour. Our go-to bright colours are a classic red, dark purple or coral lipstick!
2: Bright eyeliner
This trend has taken over our feeds this summer and for a good reason - it’s one of the easiest ways to add a pop of colour to your make-up routine. A subtle coloured wing liner on a neutral face is simple, yet unique. You’ll be sure to get lots of compliments with this pop of colour! We love the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Violet Femme 82 (Sephora, $34) because we have so much of this colour in our wardrobe. Marc Jacobs' line has many different colours to choose from, so we suggest getting a colour you can easily match. Matching eyeliner to your outfit is a subtle way to make your overall look more cohesive.
3: Colourful mascara
If you love the coloured eyeliner idea but are terrible at applying liner, try a colourful mascara. This is, admittedly, a bit more outside of the box than a coloured liner but it's a lot quicker to apply and can be muted by choosing a more neutral, like a brown or even grey. If you're opting for colour, apply a bright mascara like the Sephora Collection Volume ON Mascara (Sephora, $13.50) and coat both your upper and lower lash line. Use a neutral eyeshadow to really make the colour pop!
4: Shimmery highlighter
This one's not for everyone! Try upping your colour game by opting for a more colourfully pigmented hilighter. For this look, unlike a neutral highlighter shade that you might want to be extremely pigmented for the best shine payoff, it’s actually better to select a more sheer alternative. This ensures that you don't end up with a purple or pink stripe on your cheek. We love Anastasia’s Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit (Sephora, $52) for a funky glow.
5: Nail art
We get it, adding colour to a typically neutral make-up look is scary, so why not express yourself through your nails instead? Adding nail art to a manicure is a super cute way to add a bit of fun to any nail look. Our pro, Nikki K., created the nail art in the photo to the left and we love how unique it is! Nail art is such a cool way to express yourself, so if make-up isn't your thing, nail art may be for you!
If you like the idea of adding colour to your routine but just don’t know where to start, book an appointment with one of our professional make-up artists! They are experts and will be able to walk you through different techniques and leave you Primped with a beautiful finished look. Book a make-up application here/ You can also opt for a more colourful look on your nails by booking nail art!