Besides the occasional smoky eye, my usual eye makeup looks are pretty basic. My go-to products: black eyeliner and black mascara. Couldn’t get anymore basic than that, right?
After watching countless hours of makeup tutorials on YouTube, I learned that I’m a huge fan of vibrant colours. Everything about bright eye makeup is fun and edgy, but after many attempts and experimenting with various shades and palettes, I always end up looking like a total clown, literally. But right before I was about to give up on the whole colour trend thing, I had a beauty epiphany that picking the right eye makeup is pretty much like picking out the right shade of lipstick. Some shades simply don’t work and some just effortlessly work (work, work, work, work).
I always find that the right shade for me is purple. It works really well with my complexion and compliments my dark brown eyes. I’ve recently been obsessing over Maybelline’s Blushed Nudes palette. It has a nice mix of dusty pinks, purples, metallics and neutral shades, which make it the perfect collection for anyone who is new to wearing colour like myself. No surprise here, but I’ve been wearing this purple shade (shown below) on the regular.
Although I really like this colour, it’s still not vibrant enough to give my eyes that needed wow factor. Enter: NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner. This line of liquid eyeliners comes in various eye-popping shades. Vivid Blossom, a bright lilac, is exactly what I needed to bring this eye look to a whole new level and works perfectly with the Blushed Nudes palette.
I love this look! It’s simple and easy and totally subtle enough to wear throughout the day. A tiny peek-a-boo of lilac gives it a very fun vibe, while giving my eyes definition. Here’s how I created it:
After applying the dusty purple shade onto my lids, I then applied a nice thick layer of the Vivid Blossom eyeliner onto my upper lashline, and let it dry for 15-20 seconds. Once the liner completely dried, I applied a very thin layer of Maybelline Line Stiletto in Blackest Black right on top of the liner, while still leaving a thin line of lilac.
And there you have it, a vibrant twist on a simple eye look. Of course, if you want to achieve this same look you can swap the purple with any colour you’d like. I’d just advise you to pick the right colour that will compliment your eye colour. And remember, less is more.