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Want to have a little fun with your makeup? Bold colors are trending. You’ll stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons and look modern while you are at it by wearing just one “notice-me” shade at a time. You can choose to play up your eyes or your lips (not both!) with a bright, opaque, captivating color in shades of blue, green, yellow, orange or purple for your eyes and red, fuchsia, hot pink, orange or purple for your lips. To make the right statement steer clear of pastels which won’t have the same impact and keep the rest of your makeup extremely minimal.
TO PLAY UP YOUR EYES: Use cream shadow and a makeup brush or opt for liquid liner and get graphic. Wing out the corners of your eyes, color in your entire lid, or get creative with stripes, stars or a design of your own making. Skip the mascara keeping your lashes bare and slick a nude or clear balm on lips for just a hint of sheen.
TO HIGHLIGHT YOUR LIPS: Use tinted moisturizer on your complexion to subtly even out your skin tone. Then outline the shape of your mouth using lipliner that closely matches your lipstick. If you’d like your lips to appear larger, draw slightly outside the mouth. Choose a bold-hued, highly-pigmented lipstick and apply directly to your mouth from the tube or with a makeup brush for a more precise application. Lightly blot with a tissue and finish with one more coat of lipstick.
HOT, HOT, HOT OPTIONS:
Tarte Clay Pot Waterproof Liner in Cobalt ($21) utilizes cushion slide technology so it goes on easily without smudging, smearing or tugging and lasts all day long.
Sephora Collection Colorful Shadow & Liner in Turquoise ($14) is a super-sized pencil that can be worn bold or blended out. It has a creamy, high-pigment, waxy formula that stays put all day long.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Orange Crush! ($25) gives you a gel pot eyeliner finish in the convenience of a pencil. It has intense color payoff and waterproof wear plus it’s formulated with skin-loving ingredients like vitamin E and rose hip seed oil.
Too Faced Sketch Marker Liquid Art Eyeliner in Canary Yellow ($20) was inspired by the calligraphy pen so you can easily get paintbrush-like strokes of color however you desire. You’ll like the glide-on waterproof formula that won’t feather or fade.
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick in Hot Red by Icona Pop ($22) is a bright red, long-wear, super-pigmented lipstick, in a non-drying, hydrating formula that resists feathering.
Nars Audacious Lipstick in Michiyo ($32) is a shocking pink shade. It goes on smoothly, evenly and gives one stroke of weightless coverage that looks fresh and modern.
Kat Von D. Studded Kiss Lipstick in A-Go-Go ($21) is a matte neon orange with a cult-following. It’s formulated with antioxidants to help keep lips healthy and has a delectable Crème Brûlée scent.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Madison ($20) is a vibrant plum-magenta hue in a matte liquid form. Just swipe it on for stay-put, smear-resistant color that lasts for hours.
NOTE: All beauty products were tested in store. Opinions are my own.