In the spirit of brightening my day–and hopefully yours–I’ve put together some brighter, more colorful color stories you might want to try–especially if you’re staying at or working from home and normally don’t have the time or can’t wear certain colors to the office or school! I’ve found that applying my makeup each day has become more of a mini-break and a way to focus on slowing down, calming down, and breathing through a moment.
I made sure to include some combos that are subtler step-up into color rather than full-blast o’ neons for those readers who may only want to dip a toe or two into it at first! 🙂
About This Series
Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to use more like five or six shades in a typical look, but I think that four is a happy medium to give a good idea of the “core” color scheme of a look while giving you the ability to lighten/darken as desired. I have listed the colors in this order: inner lid, middle of lid, outer lid/crease, and crease/above crease.
You might see combinations that seem slightly repeated but placement will vary (e.g. a halo placement where the lightest and more shimmery shade is placed on the center) as placement can also create a different effect/look! You might also want to consider incorporating your favorite matte/shimmer shades (as applicable) to increase the versatility of certain palettes. Consider these ideas a jumping off point!