The earth tones that have been the hallmark of “natural” makeup lines for decades, aren’t really boring, but they are basic. If it’s a bright pop color you crave, you’ll be happy to know you have greener alternatives. Read on and learn a professional makeup artist’s top picks for a color fix!
Because I am a huge fan of brilliant shades, and use them a lot in my work as a makeup artist (and playtime for myself), I was overjoyed to find that I can create my favorite looks using more natural makeup products.
One area where I really like to use brights is on the eyes, also known as the windows to the soul!
At a recent beauty shoot (pictured here), I was pleasantly surprised with the intense color achieved using eyeshadows from Jane Iredale’s Artist Eyes II and Nvey Eco Creative Eye Color System #5. The powder shadows produced highly pigmented hues that were easy to blend and lasted throughout the shoot. Fabulous!
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Vivid lip color is always on trend, plus it’s a simple way to instantly brighten your face.
Get the glow using Josie Maran’s Magic Marker Lip Stain in Flamenco, Jitterbug or Waltz. This product stains the lips as if you have been eating an organic cherry popsicle! Korres Lip Gloss in Red gives a sheer, juicy look, while Cargo’s line of EcoCert “Plant Love” Lipsticks delivers full-on, creamy color!
The use of any color can both reflect and influence our emotions, moods and style.
Wearing vibrant hues in our makeup can be fun, sexy and always expressive! To keep it modern, choose one feature to apply the color to, such as the eyes or lips, and keep the rest of the face more neutral. This creates pretty, yet powerful makeup, and avoids looking overdone.
If using bright color is new for you, start off with small steps, such as applying the hue on your eyelid only, or using a sheer gloss on your lips. This will give you the feel before going for a more daring look!
Enjoy the power of color and please share your favorite green beauty brights by commenting below.
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