Spotted on every runway and more recently, gracing Hollywood’s red carpets, is adding a pop of color to your everyday makeup look. Two creative and subtle ways of achieving the ‘pop of color’ trend that I cannot get enough of (and will be rocking all spring and summer long) are the ‘Upside-Down Eyeliner’ and the ‘Swapping-Out-your-Neutral-Highlighter-with-a-Sweet-Sheer-Hue-on-the-Inner-Corner-of-your-Eyes’ look. Both (shown below) can be incorporated into your everyday makeup routine (day or night), are super clean, fun, quick, and easy to do. I promise, you need little to zero makeup skills for this.
I’ve been rocking this look for years and I’m excited to bring it back this Spring and Summer because it really defines your eyes. Using a shadow or liner in your preferred shade, line your bottom lash line. Next, use your finger or a small blending brush, to blend out the color so there are no harsh lines. Navy blue or deep purple are two great colors to start with because both shades are subtle enough but still add drama. If you’re feeling bold, go for a cobalt blue, a vibrant purple, or a goldish green.
Photo Credit: Refinery 29
I’m obsessed with this look and cannot wait to swap out my current neutral champagne highlight for a sheer lilac, pink, or gold hue on my inner corners. The key here is to make sure the shade you choose isn’t too dense and has more of a soft, shimmer/highlight feel. With both looks, I would recommend keeping the rest of your face neutral to make that pop of color really stand out.
I just picked up Maybelline's Expert Wear Eyeshadow in Purple Haze and I love it for this look.
Photo Credit: Refinery 29
I know what you’re thinking….
‘There is no way I can pull this off.’
BUT, I’m here to tell you, “Yes, YES you can!”
What I recommend is heading to the drug store and picking up a few shadows and/or liners in shades that compliment your eye color. Give both looks a try on a rainy day when you’re not going anywhere. Throughout the day, keep checking the mirror and take a few selfies. Yes, I said it. Take. Selfies. Get used to the look at home so the next time you create it, you can confidently wear it.
Also, if you recall from my drugstore post (Find it here). I’m all about drugstore makeup for experimenting with trends. Pick up a few less expensive products at your local drugstore first and then if you really like the look and want to splurge on a product that is a little more expensive, go for it.
Amanda is LH's Total Beauty Mama, wifey to her supportive hubs and a SAHM to twin boys. Amanda is a makeup artist (available for bridal & events!) and the secretary for Wish Upon a Wedding NY, a non-profit organization granting wedding "wishes" to couples facing terminal illness. For beauty questions or to book Amanda to look fab, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org!