3 ways to add more colour to your make-up
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3 ways to add more colour to your make-up

Translation: Elicia Payne

Colours are eye-catching. The same goes for make-up. Yet wearing bright green or rich blue on your eyelids takes courage. This is how you get colourful accents without leaving your comfort zone.

Colourful, bright eyeshadows are my favourite. They leave a lot of room for creativity and stand out from generic browns and beiges I see everywhere. It’s a matter of taste, I know. But for some it’s also a question of technique and not least courage. Want to experiment with colours more but just can’t bring yourself to do it? Here are three beginner-friendly variations you can quickly put into practice.

Reach for colourful mascara

The simplest method is coloured mascara. The effect is subtle and – depending on your colour choice – often not very noticeable. If you choose complementary colours, you can add definition to your eyes. Depending on how you feel, you can also just emphasise the upper or lower lash line with it.

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Artdeco Angel Eye Mascara 2072.6P1
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Artdeco Angel Eye Mascara 2072.6P1

KIKO Milano Smart Colour Mascara (01 Metallic Purple)
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KIKO Milano Smart Colour Mascara

01 Metallic Purple

Eyeko Lash Alert Mascara - Green
only 3 of 4 remaining
15.30 CHF was 16.90 CHF 1912.50 CHF/1l

Eyeko Lash Alert Mascara - Green

Try highlighting those inner corners

To visually open up your eyes, make-up artists use a light eye shadow in the inner corner of the eye. Instead of a beige cream colour, you can go for a brighter eyeshadow with a high white content. Pastel shades such as a beautiful light blue, pink, peach or pistachio green are ideal. Simply apply with a small, pointed blender brush and blend in circular or dabbing motions.

A dash of colour: simply accentuate the inner corners of your eyes with eye shadow.
A dash of colour: simply accentuate the inner corners of your eyes with eye shadow.
Source: Natalie Hemengül

Whip out your kohl

We tend to ignore the lower lash line when applying make-up, yet it offers the perfect opportunity to bring colour into play without causing a big stir. I prefer to use a colourful, shimmery kohl eyeliner for this. Simply apply closely along the lash line under the hairs, blend with a brush and you’re done. If you want to go that extra mile, you can blend your kohl with a matching eyeshadow. This makes the application on your skin even smoother. Make sure to use a narrow, tightly bound brush when blending. This keeps the colour as close to the lash line as possible. If you pull the colour too far down and have a blank eyelid, it can look imbalanced.

First apply the kohl and blend ...
First apply the kohl and blend ...
Source: Natalie Hemengül
... then apply mascara to the eyelashes. In doing so, the colour takes a back seat.
... then apply mascara to the eyelashes. In doing so, the colour takes a back seat.
Source: Natalie Hemengül
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KIKO Milano Lasting Auto Prec. Eyeliner&Khol (19 Sea Blue)
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only 8 of 10 remaining on sale
6.35 CHF was 8.50 CHF

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essence Long-lasting eye pencil 39 shimmer SUNsation (39 shimmer SUNsation)
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If you prefer to apply make-up to the upper lash line, you can of course use the same technique here as well.

Small tip: for the techniques mentioned above, experiment with pastel tones or muted colours first. They’re not as bold and are good to practice with before you gradually venture into louder shades.

Header image: Natalie Hemengül

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As a massive Disney fan, I see the world through rose-tinted glasses. I worship series from the 90s and consider mermaids a religion. When I’m not dancing in glitter rain, I’m either hanging out at pyjama parties or sitting at my make-up table. P.S. I love you, bacon, garlic and onions. 


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