Friday 5 July 2019

Adding A Pop of Colour To Your Makeup

Adding A Pop of Colour To Your Makeup
Adding A Pop of Colour To Your Makeup
Adding A Pop of Colour To Your Makeup
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When the weather is warm and sunny, I like keep my base makeup glowy, whilst adding a pop of colour on the lips, eyes or cheeks. I like to keep a lot of my makeup nude during this time of the year, but adding a perky pink blusher or a vibrant fuchsia to the lips can help bring a makeup look from day to night with ease. 

First up I have to talk about the product that inspired this whole post and that's the Charlotte Tilbury The Queen Lipstick*. It's a shade that I always get complimented on and despite wearing it a lot throughout Winter and the festive season, this intense matte pink offering looks beautiful with extra highlighter on your cheekbones and a glossy lid too. 

For the cheeks, I have the Glossier Haze Cloud Paint which is a cream formula that sets down on the skin after you've blended it in. I've used this a lot blended out to look more subtle, but you can build it up for more of a pop of colour. I feel like this paired with a clearly gloss on the lips and a slight sparkle in your eyeshadow too! 

If you're not into cream products then the Nars Orgasm Blusher* in my next favourite as with a light hand you can add the perfect flush, but with a few applications you can really build it up. I don't like purchasing too many products like blushers that can only be used one way if they're too intense as I like to use them all year around, so this one is perfect for creating this kind of makeup look. 

Just like I mentioned, I'm into a lot of nude shades and I don't like owning too many products that are too intense for me to use on a regular basis, so when it comes to adding a pop of colour to my eyes i tend to reach for the warm tones and pinks. The Hourglass Reflect Scattered Lights Eyeshadow is great when you want something super easy for the evening as this can be used as just one wash of colour on the lids. It's a shimmering gold, pink shade that isn't for the faint hearted, but I love it. 

The other option I like is the Nars Mini Wanted Palette* and more specifically the two shades on the right which have a coppery, red tone to them that can be used with a soft matte brown for a super rich smokey eye. 

Lastly is my favourite part and that's rainbow nails - the recent trend that I'm absolutely loving. You don't need to just go with reds, blues and greens, you can make them variants of the same colour making for an ombre-like effect. I've been scouring the Essie aisles a lot recently, Cute As A Button being a regular feature in my manicures. 

How do you like adding a pop of colour to your routine? 

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