How to Add a Pop of Color to Your Eye Makeup LookJuly 29, 2022
You can be a self-described makeup minimalist and rock bright, multi-colored eyeshadow and eyeliner shades at the same time. The key, of course, is focusing on adding just a pop of color to your overall eye makeup look. Think floating eyeliner in a neon green with natural lips or colorful mascara and bare lids. Ready to try out the trend for yourself? Ahead, we compiled four ideas to turn to when jewel tones and neon hues just feel way more right than nude.
Use a Colorful Mascara
If you’re looking to spice up your daily makeup routine without adding too many extra steps, opt for a pigmented mascara. Playful and unique, a vivid blue hue like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara in Cobalt Blue adds dimension and color to your eyes that lasts all day. With bare eyelids or a bit of liner and shadow on, this is a surefire and simple way to add a striking pop of color to your eye look.
Add Some Inner-Corner Pigment
Whether or not you’re doing an entire eyeshadow look, a little bit of shine and sparkle on your inner corner instantly brightens your eyes and adds a unique twist to your creation. The Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow in Free Bird is a cool bright purple that can be applied with your finger or an eyeshadow brush. Just blend it out, and voila — instant color, instant shine.
Get Playful With Graphic EyelinerThe good news about graphic eyeliner is that there’s no right or wrong way to do it. Messiness and lines that aren’t quite precise just add to an abstract look, as does a colorful eyeliner. For playing around with colors and graphic eyeliner shapes, the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil in Matcha is a perfect creamy, crayon-like product that has maximum pigment and easy application. Trust us: You’ll feel like a child with a coloring book, in the best way possible.
And Don’t Forget About the Lower Lash Line!
To finish off your makeup look with a little bit of color and pizzazz, dust a bright shade across your lower lash line. Using a shade that matches your blush or lipstick, like the NYX Professional Makeup Hot Singles Eyeshadow in Heat, effortlessly ties together your entire look without overwhelming your face with color.
Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn, Creative Director: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy, Art Director: Hannah Packer, Associate Creative Producers: Becca Solovay, Hannah Lee, Digital Tech: Sam Kang, Photo Assistant: Hannah Lewis-Lopes, Makeup Artist: Jonet Williamson, Hair Stylist: Akihisa Yamaguchi, Wardrobe Stylist: Alexis Badiyi, Wardrobe Assistant: Alex Varacchi, Model: Aminata