Do you think you can’t pull off bright colors? Here are some ideas to think about.
Choose the occasion to use color. Going out? Choose a bright lip and pair it with a matching sheer eye. Choose a color that you like or that matches you outfit or compliments your skin tone. Liquid matte lip colors are very vivid. Jeffree Star Cosmetics has a gorgeous range of colors if you feel adventurous. More affordable options include Milani and NYX. Below is a picture of me wearing Jeffree Star’s Watermelon Soda liquid lip color. I have a light wash of eye shadow in a complimentary color from bh Cosmetics Galaxy Chic palette. I used no eyeliner and little mascara.
If this lip color is too bright for your comfort, keep the same color scheme but tone the brightness down with a metallic overlay. Metallics are popular right now and they keep some boldness with a slight blur and shift of color. Here I cover a metallic that’s in a similar shade and add a pink overlay on top. As I toned down the lip color a little, I added some liner and more mascara to balance the look. But that is completely optional.
Still too much? Going to work? Maybe you want a more casual look. You can further tone down lip color and create a more pastel color with concealer or powder. Start slowly and build up to where you like the look. Below, I patted concealer in the center and moved outward until I liked the color. It’s an ombre lip with dark on the outside and light in the middle. You can put as much or as little as you like. I added a dusting of powder to further mute the color.
Don’t forget that the final look may include glasses, which create another focal point on your face, so a dark lip or smoky eye isn’t so prominent. Unless you want them to stand out.
Color can be great for mature skin. Even if we aren’t totally dewy and wrinkle-free, bright, vivid colors can still work, depending on your level of comfort.
In the interest of total disclosure, I do use a filter on my pictures. Here are two in outdoor light show the texture of my skin.
And here are the products used. I hope you try some different colors! Let me know in the comments.