Mixing Things Up: How To Pair Bright Makeup

Posted by May 09, 2012 12:46 pm

Corals and pinks are the biggest color trends this season. Combining these colors makes for an unbeatable look. 

Image via Fashion Gone Rogue 

 

Sweep orange eyeshadow across the lid and blend so that the intensity of the color is to your liking. 

 (Makeup Forever Pure Pigments in Orange, $20, sephora.com)

 

On the apples of your cheeks, apply a rosy pink blush. 

 (CoverGirl Blush in Pretty Peach, $3.99, drugstore.com)

 

Apply a generous amount of coral lipstick to your lips. For a more intense lip, add more layers. 

 (Sephora True Cream Lip Color in Sunset Rhythm, $12, sephora.com)

 

To add dimension to your eyes, use a brow definer for a bold look. 

 (Smashbox Brow Tech to Go, $26, sephora.com)

 

Freida Pinto on the cover of Nylon Magazine is making us swoon with color blocking delight. 

Image via Oh No They Didn't 

 

On the eyelid, apply a suede blue shadow. 

(Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Mermaid Blue Shimmer, $18, sephora.com)

 

Apply eyeliner and smudge along the bottom lash line for a smokey effect. 

 (MAC Penultimate Eyeliner, $18.50, maccosmetics.com)

 

Use a playful pink lipstick to balance the blue eyeshadow. 

 (TheBalm Read My Lips Lipstick in Gossip-Shimmering Pink, $17, sephora.com)

 

To finish the look, use a coral blush on the cheekbones and blend. 

 (NARS Blush in Torrid-Coral, $28, sephora.com)

 

This lilac and pink look is feminine and right on trend. 

 Image via Fashion Gone Rogue

 

Sweep a purple pigment across your eyelid. Blend for a more ethereal look. 

 (Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Psychedelic Sister, $18, sephora.com)

 

Along the top and bottom lash lines, use liquid liner to make eyes pop. 

 (MAC Liquidlast Liner, $18.50, maccosmetics.com)

 

Apply a bright fuchsia lipstick with a lip brush for a softer, yet unforgettable look. 

(Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Color in Fuchsia Fever, $7.49, drugstore.com)

 

Apply pink blush to the cheekbones to complete the look. 

 (Lorac Blush in Pink, $20, sephora.com)

 

Summer is just about knocking on our doors, and though the last few weeks have been a bit dreary in our neck of the woods, it doesn’t mean we can’t prep for the warmer weather with our makeup. Even if the day is gloomy, our makeup is bright, following a few very important trends of the season. We’re currently obsessed with color blocking and punchy colors like coral and pinks. The only thing that could be better than one of these trends is all of them mixed together, and in these beauty looks we show you how to achieve the perfect mix of bright colors in your beauty routine.

From sunny shadows to neon lips, putting together these looks is a talent that can be mastered with a little bit of practice. When applying these trends to your beauty regimen, it is important to remember a few things. First, blending is the key to any successful look. Second, find pigments that will either flow together seamlessly or will have a beautiful contrast. Last, confidence is the key to looking your best with these trends. Be bold enough to try one of these looks this weekend and we’re sure everyone will take notice of how bright you are.

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