Update Your Spring Makeup Bag: A Pop of Color


One of my favorite trends to incorporate in my Spring makeup routine is a pop of color. I think integrating a bright color is really beautiful and can add an unexpected element to an otherwise casual look. Whether it’s on the eyes or lips, there are many easy ways to use color to mix up your daily routine.

I think the lips are the easiest place to begin. If you’re a bit nervous about jumping right into the color wheel, try starting out with a bright pink or coral. The Mac Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Phosphorescent is a bright warm hot pink. It hovers more on the coral side than a traditional barbie pink, but I think this makes it easier to wear. This lipstick is described as a hybrid between a gloss and a lipstick; it has a creamy formula that is more moisturizing than a typical lipstick. A more coral alternative is the NYX butter gloss in Cupcake (#18). This very pigmented lipgloss has an incredible glossy, smooth, and buttery texture that’s perfect for any girl who can’t stand sticky lipgloss. This gloss is still very pink and would look beautiful on its own or paired with the MAC lipstick previously mentioned. Moving into more orangey-red tones is an amazing lipstick from one of my favorite brands. This YSL Rouge Volupté Shine lipstick called Red in Sunlight and in the number 21 is another bright color to add into your collection. This shade is more subtle and easier to maintain and wear than a red, but still catches your eye. Pair it with neutral eye shadow and winged liner for a romantic, classic look or even with a subtle bronzy smokey eye for a little more drama.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, the Khroma Beauty Joystick in the color shocking pink is an intense, blue tone, hot pink. This is perfect for a hot pink statement lip; don’t underestimate it, because this color is very bright, but so beautiful. My last suggestion for incorporating a bright statement lip color into your makeup routine is the Ellis Faas Hot Lips lip stain in the color L403, a bright hot fuchsia. This product is truly a stain. It lasts for hours and hours on my lips without breaking up, smudging, or drying my lips out.  You can even apply chapstick over it without the color fading. The pigmentation in this product is incredible and it glides on so smoothly. The precise applicator makes this bright color effortless to apply. Overall, if you’re looking to easily incorporate color into your routine, the lips is a good place to start.

Another area you can use as your color canvas, is your eyes. You can add color to your eye looks with eyeshadow or liner.  I think using a liquid liner in a bright color is the simplest way to incorporate bright color into your eye makeup. You can draw a thin line of color above your cat eye to add some originality to a classic look or you can draw your full eyeliner in color. Some of my favorite color liquid liners are the Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Liner in Royal (the purple) and Bora Bora (the teal).  These liners have a pointed foam tip and a long handle for easy application. The teal color is more pigmented than the purple, which is a bit sheer. I haven’t had an issue with this because I think the liner looks really nice sheer, but you can easily build the pigmentation by adding a second layer.

Lately, one of my favorite ways to incorporate color into my eyeshadow is using the Too Faced Sugar Pop eye shadow palette. This palette has many bright colors that are surprisingly easy to casually incorporate into your makeup look. The peachy orange shade called Macaron looks beautiful on the lid and lower lash line with a warm brown color in the crease. Sugared Violet, the purple color, looks beautiful incorporated into a purple smokey eye, especially when paired with the brownish-purple shade, Blackberry. Bubblegum, the bright pink color, is a bit intimidating, but you could either smudge it on your lower lash line or use it as a lid color in combination with Peach Fuzz or Macaron. Also, try using a nude eyeliner on your waterline can brighten up your eyes and make you appear more awake, especially when wearing a pink eyeshadow look. The turquoise shade called Blue Raspberry looks really fresh and Springy smudged out on the lower lash line with a flat definer brush. Another blue shadow that is gorgeous is Tropic by Nars. This sparkly teal shade is my favorite to apply to my bottom lash line because it really brings out the green in my hazel eyes. It would also look beautiful on brown and blue eyes because of its greenish huge.

These products are some of my top suggestions to incorporate a pop of color into your makeup routine. Whether making a statement with your lips or your eyes, using a bit of color can really add a unique flare into anyones go to makeup look.

DSC00726_fotorProducts Mentioned:

Mac Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Phosphorescent

NYX Butter Gloss in Cupcake (#18)

YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick (#21)

Chrome Beauty Joystick in Shocking Pink

Ellis Faas Hot Lips in L402

Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Liner in Royal and Bora Bora

Two Faced Sugar Pop Eye Shadow Palette

Mars Single Eye shadow in Tropic