I'm normally a nude / Brown lover. And tend to stick within this colour palette. But recently I've been getting more into colour, nothing too over the top. So I though I'd share with you some of my favourite makeup to subtilely inject a bit of colour...
Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette | £18
This palette is perfect for those who are new to colour or wanting to experiment. The majority of this palette has some really great Brown shades, while their are a few that add a pop of colour without being too over the top. Warm Notes is a shimmery Cranberry colour, that looks great all over the lid. This is a great shade for adding a bit of colour. Delicate Acidity is another great wearable colour. Its described as a Brown with Purple undertones so this is perfect for sticking within the nude colours but at the same time adding something extra. See my full review of this here.
Zoeva Cool Spectrum Palette | £28.50 POST
Another great palette from Zoeva. This palette does contain a few bright colours, from deep Greens to bold Purples. But don't let this put you off, it also contains some really great nude shades. I like to use the nude shades in the crease and then add a brighter colour to the lid. Each of the shadows, are soft, easy to blend and are well pigmented.
Makeup Geek Shadows | £4.95 & £7.95
I've been throughly enjoying an Orange eye look. I've decided Orange is my colour, it just suites me so well. And we all know how amazing MUG shadows are - with the majority being super soft, easy to apply and well pigmented. My favourite shades are
Flame Thrower - this is a beautiful, warmed toned Orange, Coppery colour. Its a foil finish which is super pigmented and buttery soft. I love this all over the lid.
Morrocco - To blend out Flame Thrower this shade is perfect. Its a warm toned matte Red with Brown under tones. This also looks great blended through the crease with a subtle colour all over the lid, for an added bit of colour.
Poppy - This is a matte bright Red shade, that looks great blended with Brown tones to add a bit of edge to an eye look.
Magic Act - I'm not really sure if this counts as a bold colour. But its perfect for all over the lid with bolder colours in the crease. This looks beautiful paired with Chickadee through the crease. This is another foil finish, that really packs a punch in terms of pigment.
Chickadee - is a warm matte Yellow-y Orange shade. I also enjoy wearing this alone in the crease with Magic Act all over the lid for a super easy but put together eye look. This is also great for blending out Oranges.
Glass Slipper - I have a thing for Blue eye shadow. I'm determined to some how make this shade work. Its just the most beautiful shimmery colour!
See this post for my full collection with swatches here.
Miliani Baked Blush in the shade Lumionso | £7.49 POST
Cheeks are probably somewhere I tend to avoid colour. I feel like that could go horribly wrong. But I tend to go for Brown toned blushes. So its time to dig out luminioso! This is a stunning Peachy shade with shimmers running through it. I don't know what Millani do to there baked blushes but they look absolutely stunning on the cheeks! This shade in particular really perks up the complexion and makes me look alive.
L'Oreal Sculpt Blush Trio | £7.49 POST
Pink is another great way of injecting a colour into the cheeks without being over the top. The blush in the shade Lovely Pink. Its a baby Pink colour thats looks so nice blended out. This blush contains 3 shades that can be used seperatly to create a sculpted look or all together for a subtle wash of colour. I personally just like to use them all together.
Lips is another great way to gain added colour. Regular readers will know how much I love a nude and Brown lip. But I've been really getting into Pink tones. So i have a few Pink lip colours that aren't over the top, but still colourful at the same time.
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color | £8.99 POST
I'm not quite sure why these are called matte. They're definitely not matte. But I really like the shade Devotion regardless. Its a beautiful mid toned Pink. The formula is great too - it's kind of mousse-y and so comfortable on the lips.
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lipstick | £9 POST
These new Soap and Glory lipsticks are my new current obsession - i love them! The shade Pommie is from the Pink range. Its matte too, but the shade suits me so well. I normally struggle with Pink shades so I'm very happy with this. The formula is great too, non drying and long wearing. If you're looking for a subtle Pink colour I can't recommend this enough.
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick | £23
This so far has been my go to spring shade. Its a muted Coral colour, That I've heard some people say is nude. But this isn't that nude on me, the Coral colour really shows off my skin tone. So its the perfect shade thats almost a nude but not quite. Perfect for those who are shy of colour!
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Matte Lip | £3.50
Soap and Glory are on fire with their lip products at the moment. And these matte lip crayons are great. They're really affordable to. The shade Choco Berry is very similar to Pommie Girl, only this is slightly more matte on the lips, but still very comfortable.
Do nails even really count when it comes to experimenting with colour? I'm not sure. But I thought I'd throw a couple in because they are such pretty shades...
Essie Mint Candy Apple | £7.99
My all time favourite colour! Its a stunning Mint Green, that looks beautiful on the nails. And Essie polishes are the best for longevity and shine. See this post for swatches.
Barry M Coconut Fusion Nail Paint | £4.99 POST
When it comes to more afforable polishes, Barry M is the brand I reach for. I recently picked up a couple of shades from the Coconut Fusion line. This shade Laguna is a beautiful bold Blue. I'm not quite sure if the Coconut is actually doing anything for my nails, but it lasts well and has a glossy finish.
Have you tried any of these? What are your favourite products for adding a bit of colour?
Until next time...
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