Adding color to your makeup routine doesn’t have to be intimidating or intense! Instead, colorful makeup products can complement and accentuate your best assets – without leaving you feeling like a clown. Plus, you don’t have to learn any fancy or challenging techniques. Everyone can achieve a pop of color. Ready to find out how?
One of the easiest ways to incorporate color into your daily makeup routine is with colorful mascara. Almost every brand carries mascara in multiple shades, including ColourPop, Fenty Beauty, Maybelline, Dior, YSL, and more. A colorful mascara allows you to continue adding color to your look or make a statement by itself. What if you have dark lashes? You will be surprised that the majority of colorful mascaras are packed with pigmentation. You can also prime them with white mascara before applying a colorful layer on top.
Blush is another easy way to add a pop of color to your makeup routine. A dash of bright orange blush can flatter practically every skin tone and help you put together a chic, high-fashion makeup look in seconds. Orange is a beautiful transition shade, so later on, you can branch out to other colors. We recommend a cream formula that blends well.
Our Pick: Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Fuego Flush ($20, shop here)
Opting for a pastel eyeshadow shade can offer a pop of color without being overwhelming. All you need to do is grab your favorite eyeshadow brush, swipe on a pastel shade to the lids, and gently blend upwards. Repeat until you have reached your desired pigmentation. Pastels will help you ease into bolder color makeup looks since they aren’t intense but still provide a dash of color.
Surprisingly, highlighters come in a range of shades like blue, pink, purple, green, and more to complement any skin tone. Iridescent highlighters are a low-key option to apply directly to your cheekbones or layered on top of your blush for extra dimension. They are subtle and show the color when the light reflects off of your face. Just like blush, try opting for a cream formula, which will allow you to highlight all the key areas. You won’t have to worry about walking around with colorful stripes on your face either!