Warmer weather, Easter, tulips and green grass. These are reminders that Spring is here. This also a great time to introduce some new fun colors into your makeup and wardrobe. Here are a few tips to know what colors will look best together. Experiment with different combinations and go with what makes you feel beautiful.
Complementing colors- white, cream, neutrals, pink, orange, navy, black
Wow color- navy
Complementing colors- white, cream, neutral, yellow, red, blue
Wow color- optic white
Complementing colors- white, cream, green, blue, black
Wow color- emerald
Complementing colors- white, cream, neutral, brown, green, blue
Wow color- steel gray
Complementing colors- white, cream, yellow, brown, blue, black
Wow color- cobalt blue
Complementing colors- white, cream, neutral, red, green, black
Wow color- gold
Complementing colors- cream, neutral, pink, green
Wow color- burgundy
Complementing colors- white, cream, neutral, red, purple, black
Wow color- indigo
Starting with your outfit. Use 1-2 colors and then incorporate the same colors or others into your makeup. If you are more on the timid side of color, the monochromatic trend is still happening. Create your outfit using that guide (see below- the color schemes are derived from a single base hue and extended using it’s own shades, tones and tints), then take a risk with color on your makeup.
Ok, let’s get into the makeup side of things. Start with a slight dewy or luminous glow for the face. This will create a perfect base for the natural monochromic tone to play up your features. Add a bright or metallic pop of color instead of the traditional black for your liner. A colorful winged eyeliner will make any monochromatic look stand out. You can also try adding a bold lip or colored mascara.
Now, for the brave. Use a variety of stripes, florals, solids or different colors of blue-jean as your outfit. Mixing different designs and textures will have you look runway ready.
Keep in mind the complimentary colors when adding in the makeup. Try a mix of colors transitioning into each other for the eyes and add a bold or neon lip. You can hold off on the contouring and highlighting since the colors will be the main focus.
The current trends are a mix of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s styles; and will stay here through summer. So have fun trying them all!
(Photos courtesy of MAC Cosmetics & Michael Kors)