BEAUTY BAR: Bright Blends

BEAUTY BAR: Bright Blends

It is summer and you know what that means. Color, color and even more color. But sometimes it is a little scary to reach for those bright hues when applying your makeup. That’s where I come in to save the bright day.

Bright colors are fun and can be especially in the summer months. It is all about finding a wearable bright color that flatters your complexion. Mess around with different shades of eyeshadow, lipstick and eyeliner until you find the right color for you. The trick for the eyes is to blend your eyeshadow so the color looks more wearable. Start with a bright shade and blend it into your eyelid until the color is worked in. Then add a darker more neutral shade to the outer crease and blend that in. Finally add the lightest shade of that color into the inner corner of your eye. Voila! A wearable bright look that beats the heat. If you are still nervous about color, go for a bright golden shade or even a light pink.

This Fashionista paired this makeup look with her bright pink tousled waves, a bright printed dress, a jean vest and nude wedges. The perfect balance between grunge and girly.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: To create this look you will need a natural lightweight foundation to ensure your makeup isn’t too thick and cakey for the summer heat. Next, contour your cheekbones to give off a sculpted appearance. Once you have finished your contour, highlight and eyebrows it is time for the eyes. Prime your eyelids and gently apply a bright shade, this Fashionista chose a bright yellow shade. Blend the color into your lid then add in a more neutral color that will give the look dimension. This Fashionista finished off her eye look by adding a black wing and a bright rosy lip. Being bright is more fun.