With the weather warming up, what better time to brighten up your visage with some super-saturated color? For all you color-phobes out there who are clutching your neutral and nude products for dear life, relax—you can keep them. They are the trusty undergarments of your makeup wardrobe. Vibrant pigments, on the other hand, are the accessories you add to make a statement.
Here are some easy ways to add pop colors to your makeup.
Accentuate eyes with contrast colors
Brown eyes. Start by applying a nude shadow on your eyelid as a base. Then apply a teal or sapphire eyeshadow as eyeliner onto your upper lash line with an angle brush (bottom lash line is optional). For a defined line, use a wet brush, or to keep it soft, simply blend lightly. Balance your look with a soft pink or peach on your lips.
Blue/green eyes.Contrast colors for blue and green eyes fall into the pink and peach range, which can be difficult to pull off, so apply the same concept to lip color. When you wear a bright red, coral, or pink, the color of your eyes will pop. Balance the look by sticking to soft gray, taupey browns, or flesh tones on your eyes and a tight eyeliner in black or brown.