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Incorporating Colour Into My Make-Up Routine

What is your go-to everyday make-up shades? Nudes? Beiges? Taupes? Because same. Everyday I pick up my Tarte Palette and apply the same three muted neutral tones onto my eyelids before applying the same soft brown powder blush as a contour shade. I use the same beige paint pot as a primer and the same nude pink as a lipstick, day in, day out. And you know what? I am bored. It is boring. I was staring at my reflection in the mirror recently and I thought a pop of colour would really liven my skin up a little bit. I own so many brightly coloured eyeshadows and lipsticks but I never wear them as I am worried about what people at work would think. But, as time goes on, the need to please others and the worries about what others would think subsides slightly and I want to start applying more vibrant make-up everyday. I am not saying I want to apply heavy Instagram make-up everyday but just something colourful which will make me excited to apply my make-up again.

If you ever want to please someone who likes make-up then just take them to Sephora. Sephora is heaven for a make-up lover and when I went to America a few months ago, I was like a kid in a sweet shop. I ended up buying a few items from various brands but also a lot from the Sephora Collection range. I didn't notice it at the time but everything I bought from their own brand was brightly coloured and perhaps not suitable 'for everyday'. It has been 3 months since I bought them now and I haven't really worn them because they are so out of my comfort zone. 

Let's start with the eyes and with the eyeshadow. This is the only product out of the 4 I have tried before today, hence I have already written a review on it. A bright yellow, matte eyeshadow may not be to everyone's tastes but I really love it. The Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow in Sunglasses Needed is a beautiful bright yellow but it is a shade which is hard to wear. I would love to be brave enough to wear it all over the eyelid with maybe a shimmery yellow in the inner corners of the eye but I'm not that brave yet. Instead I wear it as a transition shade in the crease of the eye to help blend out a few other shades. When I bought this I didn't actually think I would wear it but I am pleased I am getting some use out of it, although hopefully one day I will be able to apply it all over the eye.

The next eye product I bought was the Sephora Collection Colorful Shadow & Liner in Fresh Limeade. The eyeshadow stick is a bright and lively matte lime green which isn't for the feint hearted. Out of all of my brightly coloured make-up, including my bright eyeshadows from Colourpop, this product is perhaps the brightest and the most 'out-there'. I really want to try this out but I am struggling to find some inspiration in how to wear it. How would you wear it? 

Finally, two bright lip products. The Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains in Strawberry Kissed and Always Red. Both products are bright shade-wise with a matte finish without being too drying on the lips. The formula is really creamy and whilst you couldn't say they were weightless, they are rather lightweight matte lipsticks. I chose Always Red as I have always wanted to try a really bold, statement red lipstick but have always been too shy to try one. You can't get any bolder than Always Red and it is definitely one bold statement on the lips. I haven't yet worn this outside from the confines of my bedroom yet which is a shame as I think I could totally pull it off! Strawberry Kissed is a really pretty and bright strawberry pink which applies to the lips even brighter than it appears in the bullet. I actually wore this lipstick to work once and my manager said if she tried to wear it she would probably look like a hooker. I didn't know how to take that comment so I wiped it off in the toilets but it is a really pretty bright lip shade. See, I did try and wear colour to work! 

My little experiment in trying to wear more colour hasn't entirely had me walking out of the house looking like a rainbow each morning but I have tried to step outside of my comfort zone. Recently I haven't reached for the same neutral shades each morning, instead I have chosen to wear some of the more red-toned eyeshadows within my Morphe 35OS Palette, as well as some metallic bright eyeshadows from Colourpop. I have worn the Cream Lip Stain in Strawberry Kissed a lot recently and I have even had a few compliments on it which is nice - no more comparisons to hookers, anyway. I still need to push myself to wear the lime yellow eyeshadow crayon but hey, it's a lime yellow eyeshadow crayon. There's a time and a place for that!


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  1. Good for you, stepping outside your comfort zone! I used to be just like that, same lipstick every day - nude of course. Now, I don't wear makeup when going to college (maybe sometimes some nude or coral lipstick), but when I go out I do like wearing colors! I started with dark blue eyeliner, then I got green one as well. Then came in the red lipsticks and here we are now... :D -- my most colorful look which I didn't actually wear outside, but still :D

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