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Bright red lipstick!
Sometimes I’ll simply add a holographic highlight to the inner corner of my eye to add some excitement. Other times, I’ll pop a glitter lipgloss topper on my matte neutral lipstick.
Using a light metallic or shimmer eyeshadow on the lower lid instantly brightens my look.
With a bright, colorful lipstick, like Chanel Pirate or MAC Flat Out Fabulous.
I am for a pop of bright color with an otherwise demure look.
The first one is to use a more iridescent/duochrome highlighter and/or lipgloss. The other one is to go with a very bold lip. And not necessarily with a simple eye look, either!
Maybe a bold lipstick, it doesn’t get more oomphy with me than that.
That’s one of my favourite eye looks – neutrals with a pop of colour for contrast. The shades I pick for the colour aspect are often blue (Calming Presence, Lapis Luxury), but can also be green, teal and burgundy from my very many eye palettes.
Bright lip colour!
A bright or funky lip color.
Top with a shimmery topper shade in the center of the lid or inner corner
I find as I’m getting, ahem, to that ‘special age,’ a nice mascara makes a big difference. For me, the trick is to AVOID black, even brown/black mascara. My hair is a sandy shade and my browns are a very faded blonde shade. Black mascara pops on some blonde gals. On me it looks terribly harsh and casts shadows around my eyes. So, I’ve found that reddish brown mascaras look nice. Oh, also, adding a bright shimmery shade around the inner corners of the eye and on the eyelids is an ESSENTIAL. I also cannot be without a bright light blush. I know I use too much blush, though. It’s my ‘thang’ and I just cannot be without a big pop of color.
Same as Christine….a bright liner or bright blue/teal shadow (UD does some of the best) pressed under my lower lashes. And pressing a light, reflective shadow like MAC’s Unbasic White, at the inner corners of my eyes, right alongside my nose (where I have a lot of darkness or a blue-ish shadow which is a lot worse these days) makes me look a lot more wide awake and “bright”.