I do love color and I don’t care who knows it.
I used to read books about how people of a certain age should stick to soft browns and beige, nude lip colors, and light blush. That’s fine. I love that look, too.
Then again, I like color. I like the different colors that cosmetic companies develop and promote. Not all of them look great on me. I wouldn’t say that.
However, we do not have to necessarily stick to neutrals for eyes or lips or cheeks if that is not what we like. I have not been interested in what others think. I am interested in what I think.
If you are uncomfortable with color, you can always play, take a picture (or not), and take it off again. I have done that many times. Or I have toned down the brightness for going out in public.
When I go to work, I switch between brighter and softer colors depending on day, time, and season. I usually don’t want to wear a dark lip to work because it tends to get in my way after a while. But I do like a darker, smokey eye.
I also plan times when I can go out to a club or bar with friends and play a little dress up. Then I can wear whatever I like and enjoy the look in public.
Don’t be afraid to play at any age. Try colors. Many makeup lines these days carry inexpensive, brilliant, and good formulas. Some fun ones to try include Colourpop, BH Cosmetics, ELF Cosmetics, Ofra Cosmetics, and Morphe Brushes (which also makes eyeshadows and lip colors as well).
Color my world.