New makeup looks can be exciting even on a fun day, so imagine how thrilling they will be on a dull day! Trade neutral for bold. Swap simple for stunning. This list is going to help you think outside the box with your makeup, taking your looks to a whole new level.
Channel your inner fairy or unicorn with a rainbow highlighter. Your cheekbones will shine to the stars. This type of highlighter goes on clear and creates an opalescent effect. When it is in the sun, a myriad of colors appears. It is pure beauty from the pan, to swatch, to face. The effect is so subtle and nuanced people will hardly notice anything besides the brilliant shine when you are not in the light. The secret colorful glow will bring magic when people least expect it. When they catch that gorgeous multi-colored highlight, they will positively swoon.
Shake things up with a colorful cat-eye look that is graphic, girly, and fun. It is no doubt that a successful cat-eye involves razor-precise wings, but who needs rules when you are bored at home? Lighten things up by adding some color! Try a metallic plum and smudge the lines for an iridescent effect. If you have olive-toned skin, try a sultry chocolate pencil instead. You will feel feline sleek but with a pop of spunk. If you would like to layer more color into your look, use different shades of the same color to achieve a smoky, ombre effect.
Colored mascara certainly has been back on trend lately. Even if it was not, there has never been a better time to take a step on the wild side and try it. Electric blue, mystic purple, or frosty white are frequent celebrity favorites, as demonstrated by Lupita Nyong’o at the Golden Globes. The look is a blend of 80s nostalgia and high fashion. If you are going for a subtle look, try playing up the mascara as the main feature of your eyes. For a more dramatic turn, base the various levels of color in your eyeshadow around the color of your mascara.
Bold lipsticks with a high amount of pigment look brilliant, but how goes a mere mortal achieve it in daily life? There is a way to pull it off. Before anything, you must feel confident enough to wear a hot lipstick shade. Picking a lipstick hue that complements your skin is an important next step. Darker skin tones will turn heads with rich colors like sapphire or emerald, while lighter skin tones like olive are great at sporting warmer tones like teal. Exfoliating your lips before the application will protect against dry or flaky lips ruining your look.
This might become your new favorite way to wear lipstick. It is rebellious, moody, hazy, dreamy, and intentionally messy. If you’re tired of super-defined, sculpted, overdrawn lips on Instagram, then you are ready for a blurred lips style. The application is simple: apply, smudge, and blot away any stray smears with a cotton tissue or makeup wipe. The result is a soft and romantic look you will quickly fall in love with. This is perfect if you prefer lipstick shades that aren’t overly bright. Blurred lips provide that faded makeup look right from the start so you feel natural and comfortable.
Leopard Print Eye
Take this “cat-eye” look to the next level by adding leopard print. This fabulous look is easier to achieve than it looks. The intricate spots are created by making little C’s and O’s on your upper lid with liquid eyeliner or a skinny wet brush dipped in black cake eyeshadow. You can paint only one eye to give your face more of a subtle, asymmetrical look, or you can go full fun-town and frame both sides of your face in a cat print. Don’t be afraid to experiment with color! Your black leopard spots with stand out just as much in purple or pink shadow base as it would in a beige one. This look is purrrfect for a long day at home with zero plans.
Believe it or not, a fluorescent shadow can look subtle if you want it to. It can also look as wild as an 80s New Wave band. Nothing looks more fun at Coachella than bright orange neon makeup complete with a hot pink or lime green lid. But who needs Coachella? You can recreate this look right at home. A complete stunner look can involve a trio of neon colors blended together for a beautiful electric rainbow palette. If you want to go subtle, the key is blend, blend, blend.
Nobody is too old for glitter. Whether you love or hate it, you cannot deny that glitter lipstick holds a certain percentage of beauty fanatics captive with its shimmery splendor and we are not resisting. It is so gorgeous it should be a crime to be off-limits except on special occasions like Halloween, Mardi Gras, or Drag Night. An ultra sparkly lipstick should be the first thing on your list to try this quarantine season. Swipe on a bullet packed with hypnotic glitter or apply finely milled glitter powder over your lipstick for mega sparkle.
Graphic eyeliner is a high fashion look that seems to always float in and out of trend season. It is abstract and attention-grabbing yet detailed with intent and purpose in every stroke. You may want to lightly sketch out the shape or effect you want on your eyes before putting the pen to paper, since keeping things symmetrical on a face can be difficult. If you are applying makeup to the crease of your eye, be sure to let it sit for a few seconds before opening your eyes or else it could smudge. Looks like this are best served without mascara to your peers can get the most out of your work of art.
Wearing different tones on the top and bottom of your lips is a fun way to play with lipstick shades. It has been seen on both the runway and Instagram for ages. The application is easy as pie: start with a dark shade on your upper lip and finish with a darker tone on your lower lip. The contrast creates a more dimensional look that makes your lips look extra pouty.
What new makeup looks have you tried lately? Share below!
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