Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Trendy Tuesday #1: Summer Brights

A lot of bright colors have cool undertones, which is part of what makes them so beautiful with a bit of a tan.  If we tried wearing neon in the winter, it would completely wash most of us out.
The key to incorporating brights into your look, whether in the form of clothing, accessories or makeup, is pairing a single pop of color with an otherwise very basic, neutral look.  The most surefire way to pull off a bright lipstick, eyeshadow or blush is by wearing almost no other makeup.
It helps to wear a white base underneath brights to help the color pop, especially on darker skintones.  For example, I typically apply NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk under bright eyeshadow or liner and a white nail polish before a bright (or dark or weird) nail polish, to keep it from staining my nails.

These are a few of my favorite bright cosmetic items:
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Lollipop and Tutti Frutti
NYX Eyeshadow Trio in Shangri La
Wet n Wild eyeshadow singles in Fuchsia and Lagoon
Milani Liquif’eye Eyeliner in Aqua
Wet n Wild Lipstick in Fuchsia with Blue Pearl
e.l.f. Studio Blush in Pink Passion

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