BEAUTY BAR: Color Blocking

BEAUTY BAR: Color Blocking

Spring is rounding the corner as Fashionistas and Fashionistos seek outfits just as colorful as the flowers in bloom. Some may also be searching for a new makeup look to complete a bold and vibrant outfit. Around campus, I found a courageous student showing their true colors and knew that they were perfect for my article.

Those who are looking to match their makeup look with their outfit may draw inspiration from this Fashioniste. They start off with a color-block route for a bold base. They paired black pants from Uniqlo with a yellow graphic T-shirt, red platform sneakers, and a brilliant red Puma coat. They also added accessories to characterize themselves, matching funky red suspenders with a hat from the hit ’80s TV show, Dr. Slump. Since makeup serves as the focal point of this look, consider solid colored clothing as opposed to patterns; printed or patterned clothing will likely take away from statement makeup.

Do not be afraid to rock vivid, intense makeup—statement makeup is the perfect way to make an entrance in any scenario, while the casual but bright outfit is suitable for both sitting in class and looking fashionable. The Fashioniste looks powerful with their makeup, using bold black eyeliner to bring out the dark brown of their irises. With red Sugarpill eyeshadow, they create a prominent cat eye that drags past the brow bone to draw the most attention to the eyes. Yellow Sugarpill eyeshadow is used to fill the rest of the lid and act as a soft neutralizer to the red while matching the remainder of the outfit. Because this statement makeup focuses on the eyes, consider applying a very simple and natural lip.

This makeup is called ‘statement makeup’ for a reason: your eyes do the talking for you as you reveal your true colors. Your beautiful and powerful makeup is only the reflection of a beautiful and powerful person. Trends may change over time, as will you, but it is up to you to portray yourself truthfully and brilliantly through your looks.