Maybe it's the new year or maybe it's my daily YouTube watching, but I am obsessed with bold makeup right now. I'm particularly into burnt sienna lips, cranberry eyes and grenadine blush. I have olive skin and it's sometimes challenging for me to find colours that work well, but these shades are super flattering. The finished look will warm up pale winter skin and make you feel more alive and glowy. Keep reading for some colour inspo!
KAT VON D, METAL CRUSH EYESHADOW IN RAW POWER
I love this metallic cranberry eyeshadow so much that I'm convinced everyone needs it! The colour pay off is excellent when applied with a brush but if you really want to amp up the colour, pat it on your eyelids with your finger. To make this colour daytime friendly, I pair it with a taupe shadow, NYX Underneath It All, on the crease and finish the look by adding a touch of NYX Liquid Gold to the center of my eyelid. To brighten the look, I add a touch of sheer shimmery pink, NYX Girl Talk, to the inner corner of the eyes and brow bone. Finish off the look with black liquid liner and a coat of mascara.
KAT VON D, STUDDED KISS LIPSTICK IN CHULA
Where has this colour been all my life? It's a rich, warm sienna brown with orange undertones that are super flattering for olive skin. The name of this lipstick always makes me chuckle (hey I'm a Latin chick wearing a lipstick called Chula. Seriously?!), but the colour is far from funny and 100% flattering. I can wear this lipstick with any look and always look put together. LOVE.
KAT VON D, EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK IN LOLITA II
The iconic Lolita has a kid sister named Lolita II. The shade is a beautiful terracotta shade that compliments this look beautifully. Substitute it for Chula if that's what you have in your makeup bag and you won't regret it.
MAKE UP FOR EVER ARTIST SHADOW & POWDER BLUSH IN S800 Grenadine
Because my eyelids and lips feature more burnt colours, I want my cheeks to really pop in contrast. Grenadine is a warm pink shade of blush that's buildable and adds a nice flush of colour to my cheeks.
BECCA X JACLYN HILL, SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR HIGHLIGHTER IN CHAMPAGNE POP
I'm so happy I got this for Christmas because there's no way I would have ever shelled out $60 on a highlighter. Since getting this warm gold shade, I've been wearing it every single day. It's sold out online but you can still find it at some Sephora stores. If not, I hear that Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminators are awesome!
FORMULA X AIMEE SONG, #COLORCURATORS NAIL POLISH IN NUDE FOR YOU
I wanted to keep my nails low key in order to compliment the colours on my face. I went for Nude For You, the most perfect nude shade ever from Aimee Song's collab with Formula X. The first coat was almost entirely opaque and the formula dried quickly. If you're still not convinced, the longevity of Formula X is better than Chanel nail polish at a fraction of the price.
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