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How To Give Yourself A Colourful Beauty Boost In 6 Steps

Treat yourself to a fun and chic makeup look with a splash of bold colour, bronzed skin and lengthy lashes.

Makeup is an amazing way to showcase your unique personality and give yourself a lift when you’re feeling a bit blah. So why not make a statement with your eyes by skipping the neutrals and getting creative with teal lids and extra-long lashes?

  1. Opt for a sheer base
    For sheer-to-medium complexion coverage with a natural, lightweight look and feel, apply It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation using a fluffy brush. For areas that require extra coverage, use a dot of Dermablend Cover Care Full Coverage Concealer as needed.
  2. Prep the eye area
    Prep your eyelids with Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion — this will give your eyeshadow lasting power and brighten the colour you apply overtop. Groom your eyebrows with Benefit Cosmetics Big Brow Love to frame your gaze.
  3. Make colour the main event
    Using the Lise Watier Dress Code Solo Eyeshadow in “Romper” and a small eyeshadow brush, create the shadow shape of your choice, blending well to avoid patchiness. For a bold cat eye, cover the entire eyelid with shadow, sweeping up towards the temple and packing the colour onto the lids for added intensity. To create a softer look, draw a wide and diffused line along the upper lash line. Pro tip: Omitting eyeliner creates a fresh and modern feel. Whatever shape you choose, be sure to bring the colour right down into the upper lash line to avoid any gaps between the eyeshadow and the base of the lashes that eyeliner would typically fill.
  4. Bring the drama with mascara
    Curl the eyelashes and apply a few coats of Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening Mascara. Wiggle the brush down to fully cover the base of the lashes — this will give your lashes a thicker, fuller look.
  5. Warm up your skin
    Use a fluffy blush brush to apply Too Faced Teddy Bare Bare It All Bronzer along the upper cheekbones. This brings warmth to the face and beautifully complements the teal eyeshadow.
  6. Create balance with your lipstick
    To complete this look, choose a flattering pinkish-brown lip shade like Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in “Rose Nude”. This will give your lips subtle definition without competing with the colour of your eyeshadow, making for a chic, polished effect.

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