Beauty

Bright Beauty

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Often we think to include a pop of color in our clothing or maybe our accessories such as a bright clutch or belt.  But sometimes we forget that those bright oranges, pinks, purples, and teals can also be incorporated into our beauty routine.  So choose a feature to play up and go bright.  Don’t be afraid to use a bright pop of color in your makeup or on your nails.   Cotton Candy contributor Claudia Mejerle shows us how to infuse color into our beauty routines from heat to toe.

Nails
Neutral finger nails are always a safe bet.  Toes are no longer reserved for the brighter, more playful colors.  Bright is big on your fingernails too.  In recent trends, you’ll see a little bit of everything on nails: baby blue, hot pink, glittery gold, turquoise, purples, even bright feathers and lace.  Really anything goes, so just have fun.

Hair
Whether you’re a fan of hair accessories and love headbands, hats, bows , or you’re a minimalist, everyone needs and should have a stash of bobby pins.  You can do everything from secure lose pieces around your face or create a messy up do.  So spruce up your bobby pins with nail polish!  A coat or two of polish over the top side of the pins will instantly make them more special and a fun surprise in your hair.

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Lips
Bright, bold lips are an accessory in itself and will make you look polished.  Scintillating lips dress up any outfit. If you’re more daring, you can use a more opaque or matte formula.  But if you just want a hint of bright pink, orange or red, go for a sheer lipstick or gloss.

Cheeks
Mascara is a makeup must for many of us, but another must have is a bright blush.  A bright, sheer pink or peach on the apples of your cheeks gives your face so much life.  Forget trying to contour with deeper colors—bright colors make you look youthful and awake.

Eyes
You can completely change the your look by changing up your eye makeup routine with colored liner, shadow or even mascara.  Instead of black mascara, try navy to brighten your eyes.  Use a violet shadow on your lids to make green eyes pop.  Or use teal eyeliner for a playful but subtle look.  When used in moderation and paired with neutral lips and cheeks, the use of color on your eyes looks polished and modern.

Written by: Claudia Mejerle
Mejerle is an Atlanta-based makeup artist with experience ranging from weddings to commercials, headshots, film, editorials and video shoots.

Photo Credit: Chelsea Patricia

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