Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How To Wear It: Colorblock Makeup

If you're the less daring type, wearing neon brights and candy-colored tones may be something you tend to shy away from with your wardrobe. So you're probably not so keen on trying those same stand-out hues on your face. Oh, but not to worry! The season's continuing colorblock trend is one that anyone can try without looking ridiculous (as proven here and here!). And whether you're crazy for color or comfy on the neutral side, we've spotted some fun--and not too over the top--beauty looks that are perfect for the spring and summer! Fit for most skin tones, these makeup get-ups will surely have you looking cool rather than clown-ish.
We dig the subtlety of this look. It's very minimal, yet striking. Most of all, we're loving the lips! Trying an ombre-inspired lip is an awesome way of combining two equally bright colors into one pucker-worthy look. This can be achieved by lightly outlining your lips with a colorful liner and then blending in a stand-out shade of lipstick at the center. Give your eyes the sultry cat-eye look with a simple touch of eyeliner, add a bit of blush on the apples of your cheeks, and you're all set!
For those of you who love a dramatic eye look, this one's for you! You can try this two-toned look by applying a bright-colored eyeshadow on your eyelids--from lashline to brow bone--and then adding a thin line of contrasting color on your bottom lash line. If you're not too crazed about lipstick, you can instead use a lipgloss that is of a shade similar to the one used on your bottom lash line. Add a thin line of liquid eyeliner to your upper lash line and mascara to make your eyes pop, and your look is complete!   
This unique smokey eye is much easier than it looks, which makes it's all the more amazing! Using two contrasting shimmery shadows on your eyes--one light and one dark--will give them a cool effect. Add the lighter color on the inner portion of your eyelid to the center, and then add the darker color from the middle to the outer corner. If you're really feeling this look, you can add a tiny bit of the lighter shadow on your bottom lash line for more sparkle. Finish it all off with a matte lip and a simple touch of blush!
This pretty look is colorblocking at its finest. Get it by applying shimmery shadow on the inner portion of your eyelids and then blending it out to the ends. Put a dash of bright blush on your cheeks, and rock a bold lipstick (a light layer of gloss added) and voila!

As an added styling tip, we think that wearing a simple outfit with these great beauty looks is the best way to go. Black, white, or nude-colored ensembles will definitely let your beauty stand out!

Which of these makeup looks are you excited to try?

Posted by: Kameron S.

Photos: Refinery 29

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