Layering bright shadows, liners, blushes, and lipsticks can result in a cool, colorful makeup look that’s right on trend for the season.

Just like colorblocked clothes, there are myriad possibilites with your makeup as well. Colorblocking is so liberating because you get to throw all of those traditional ‘rules’ of makeup out the window and let your creative juices flow. But in order to make it wearable, since we aren’t all prancing down a runway each day, try to use some restraint and balance. That means highlighting one feature, rather than your entire face, to avoid looking like you got sucker-punched by a clown.

Tone down the colors and the application to make these more wearable, or if you’re feeling fierce, just go for it!

Ombré Pout

 

This look was all about deconstructing the typical lips we have seen for years. Traditionally women use a lip pencil that’s a tiny bit darker than the rest of their lip. Now this has been taken 10 steps further and turn it into a little piece of lip art!

Two-Tone Gaze

This sunny look features one hue on your lids and another corresponding, yet equally bright shade along your lower lash line.

Graphic Gradient

This playful twist on the smoky eye uses shimmery shadows and a gradient effect to create a unique shadow look. Pair it with a matte, girly pink lip and blush to balance out the sparkle.

Breaking The (Makeup) Law

There’s a much-heralded rule in beauty that if you do a bold eye, the rest of your makeup should be neutral. With colorblocking, that doesn’t necessarily apply — as long as the eye color you use is a bright one, not a dark and moody hue. The bright colors will play off each other and make your features pop. Of course, if you’re afraid of going too color crazy, you can always ditch the blush and just play with a bright eye and lip in complementary colors.

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