5 Ways to Wear Chic Colorful Makeup

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Colorful makeup isn't meant to be scary. In fact, there are several ways you can incorporate color into your makeup routine that still looks chic and polished. When it comes to bolder hues, it's about knowing what to do, when to do it, and what products to use. Rocking a bold lip, smokier eyes, or a fun colorful mascara are always great ideas when wanting to change up your beauty routine. So much color awaits you in just a few short clicks, learn how to add color to your beauty routine all while feeling majorly fabulous. 

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Fiery Eyes

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This gorgeous red eyeshadow look featured on Emily Ratajkowski is a beautiful way to add drama and colorful hues to the eyes, while still looking chic enough to attend any important event you might have. You don't have to copy this look in exactly the same colors if you aren't the biggest fan of red. As a matter of fact, you can re-create this with any colors that you choose and feel most comfortable in. Balancing out the look with a softer lip is ideal when the main focus is on the eyes. Be sure to wear a few coats of mascara to seal the deal on this captivating and sultry makeup trend. 

Top Product Picks: Urban Decay Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette, Urban Decay Born to Run 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil, Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Born to Run Collection 

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Pastel Hues

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This mint green pastel look featured on Lily Collins is a gorgeous example of how to add pastel tones into your makeup look without looking overdone. While this eyeshadow look dominates the entire lid, you can opt to use a pastel eyeliner if you're looking to tone things down just a bit. Balancing it all with a soft cheek and lipgloss enables you to keep the eyes as the focus without drawing attention to other parts of the face. Recreating this look is very easy, and most importantly, really chic!

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A Bold Pout

Kerry Washington

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Hit the ground running with bold lipstick look that will have heads turning everywhere you go, as seen here on Kerry Washington. This makeup look keeps the focus on the lips, with minimal eye and face makeup, bringing balance to this sophisticated beauty trend. Not a fan of dark lipstick? That's ok! Whatever bold shade makes you feel your best is what you should experiment with. From reds, to berries and pinks, the color options are endless when wanting to create the perfect pout that will certainly stand out. 

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Top Product Picks: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in "Vampira", NARS Semi Matte Lipstick, Colourpop Lippie Stix

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Mighty Metallics

Lupita Nyongo

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This gorgeous metallic inspired look featured on Lupita Nyong'o gives the best of both worlds from a bold eye and lip all in one with a shiny, metallic finish. Notice the eyes are lined subtly with electric blue metallic liner, and the lips are the perfect shade of pink with a slight pearlescent vibe. Balancing your color story this way is a beautiful way to experiment with color that's tasteful. Try it on your next big night out, you definitely won't regret it!

Start with swatches of colors that you're initially drawn to and find which combinations are most flattering for your skin tone. 

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Monochromatic Moment


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There's nothing more beautiful than a monochromatic makeup look as seen here on Rihanna. Monochromatic makeup means that the same tones are used all over the face from eyes to cheeks and lips, creating a color story that vibes together for a polished and sophisticated feel. Rihanna's pastel-hued look is overall subtle, but if you're looking to amp it up try going for a bold violet on the lips or a smokier style on the eyes. Just make sure the tones are all in the same color family to keep the look truly monochromatic. 

Top Product Picks: Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette , Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette, Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip Color, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

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