Get Perky with a Pop of Colour

I was really inspired by a talk Zoe gave at The Outnet the other week, about trying new things and adding interesting pops of colour to your wardrobe. So with Summer on it’s way, I thought this might be a good time to mix something up in your Beauty Wardrobe.

With a little bit of sunny glow to our skin, I feel like we perhaps need less makeup and can work with colour to add freshness and fun to our look. You can do this in many ways so I thought I would start with cheeks. It is an easy place to start without investing in bright eye makeup you may find harder to wear. Here are my Top Three Colour Pop Suggestions:

Tangerine Tones: warm up your look with sunny Corals, Peaches, Apricots: For a glow that brings a gentle sunny radiance  try Ilia Multi-Stick in I Put a Spell on You , or for a bolder look try Delilah Cosmetics Powder Blush in Clementine.

Perky Pink: If you want to give a lovely fresh ‘I just went for a little jog’ or ‘flush of love’ rose to the cheeks, try Rose, Bubblegum, or Bright.  Cult Product Daniel Sandler Water Colour blush comes in a fantastic array of Pinks from hot Acid to gentler Oh So Pretty.  Watch the tutorials, they are brilliant products that just need a bit of practice to get used to if you have not tried a liquid blush before.

Berry Boost:  For a deeper skintones or a more sophisticated stain try Berry tones like Blackberry and Raspberry. The richness will add depth, try Illamasqua Gel Blusher in Fluster, or Cosmetics a la Carte Bare Cheek in Raspberry or Blackberry, both sheer gels that will leave skin glowing through the colour.

photo by Claire Harrison, Makeup by me on Chloe Lloyd