Tips for Using Colour

Friday, 24 October 2014


It's tricky using colour in your makeup routine if you're unfamiliar with the territory and just don't want to feel like a clown. I'm someone who loves using a bit of colour to brighten up an eye look and make a regular day feel that bit more special. Or on a night out when I want to stand apart from the crowd and do something particularly daring, colour is a great technique to use. So, if you're looking to incorporate some colour into your makeup routine, here are some of my top tips.

1. Start with muted colours

If you're just starting out with colours, it can be a bit too daunting to jump straight into bright greens, oranges, or yellows. There are a whole range of muted, almost neutrals colours that prove to be an excellent place to start experimenting. Try out the navy blue pan in that palette you've never looked at before, or the olive green, or even the deep burgundy. See how you can start slowly building up to more intense, vibrant colours.

2. Incorporate a single colour into a neutral look

A sweep of orange or blue on the lid blended into the crease with your everyday neutral shadows is a really easy way to just alter one part of the routine to make it that much different. Neutrals are so great and easy to use because they look good with almost anything, including bright colours.

3. Use coloured eyeliner

This is one of the go-to ways to use colour in a makeup look because it's just so easy! Just do your normal, everyday neutral eye look and add a pop of colour along the lower waterline. Smudge it out and you're done! If you want something a bit different, try using a colour on the upper lashline instead of the usual black or brown. This usually works best with deep, darker colours like plum, emerald, or navy but I have an orchid shade that I don't mind getting out from time to time!

4. Use colours that suit your eye colour

You've probably heard this a thousand times before but there really are certain colours that make eye colours really pop. Generally speaking it's brown - purple, blue - copper/orange, green - blue, hazel - rose/pink. There are no hard and fast rules, though. Try the product on: does it make you go 'Wow'? That's the colour for you! It's much easier to get yourself to pick up that bright colour on the day-to-day when you know it looks fantastic on.

5. Be confident

Trying new things, even in your makeup, can be challenging and intimidating. If you're finding it difficult to leave the house with colour on, try it out at home first. Put on the next look you want to try and see how it feels for a day around the house. Pretty soon you'll get used to how it looks and want to show it off to the rest of the world!

Start with these tips and before you know it, you won't know how not to use colours in your makeup looks!

xx Julia

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