A Simple Pop of Colour Easy Inspiration to Elevate Your Makeup

A Simple Pop of Colour! Easy Inspiration to Elevate Your Makeup Look This 2020

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New year, new look! This year is all about achieving a natural makeup look but also, getting out of the box without your makeup looking too overwhelming. Achieve this with a simple pop of colour to upscale a natural look! 

Colour doesn’t need to be scary or overwhelming. With a simple coloured liner or a wash of yellow on our lids, it can truly elevate your makeup look! If you’re tired of the same old makeup routine, these fun makeup looks will give you some spunk and personality into your day! It’s a fun way to express yourself and be an individual.

1. Timeless Beauty

Bring it back to the classics. This pop of colour that you can add into your makeup routine is simply by applying a beautiful red lipstick on your lips. Swipe a brow gel on your eyebrows, apply fluttery lashes and you’re good to go. You’re guaranteed to have a stunning day! 

For an impressive red lip collection, grab the  MAC Starlit Lip Bag in Red!  This collection has a lip gloss, lip liner and lipstick all in a beautiful red shade. To add some drama, you can opt for the Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Drama Matte Lipstick. It’s the cherry on top!

2. Beautiful Coloured Liners

Switch out your normal black or brown liners for a colour that you love. Coloured eyeliner is a great starting point when it comes to experimenting with colour. With just an easy, simple stroke on your eyelid, you’ll get a creative spin on your look! There are tons of coloured eyeliners available on the market with a wide array of colours to choose from. 

You can opt for the NARS Cosmetics Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner or the RMK Ingenious Liquid Eyeliner. Both have a large selection of shades from which you can choose!

3. Monotone Realness 

This warm orange from the eyes to the lips is simply beautiful. The monotone look will also be huge this year! It is striking and simple. But of course, don’t just limit yourself to just orange tones, you can try rosy pinks, browns or even blues to customize your look!

Do you love your oranges and peaches? The NARS Cosmetics Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette in Copper has unique shades of peachy and nudes. If you love your purples and plums, you can play with the Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Ultra Violet! These are 8-shades all in the purple family that you will enjoy experimenting with. 

4. Crease Cut Eyeliner 


Bring your makeup look up a notch by applying your eyeliner to the crease on your eyelid. The lifted eyeliner look will add dimension to your eyes and a little originality. The white liner looks hot but you can experiment with other colours too. 

Try the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye in White Liner or Kat Von D Ink Liner in Neruda. Both of these liquid eyeliners come in different shades as well, you can really choose any other colours that you fancy!

5. Coloured Mascara

The coloured mascara is another easy trick is easy to do, yet looks so effective! You can start with darker colours like navy blue and then slowly get more daring! This will surely amp up your look even if the rest of your makeup look is simpler. 

Maybelline has top-notch mascaras and their Maybelline New York Volum’ Express The Colossal Big Shot Mascara X Shayla does not disappoint. If you don’t want the blue shade, there is another option for purple! We also have the MakeUp For Ever Smoky Lash’ Colored Mascara in Plum, a beautiful purple that will add loads to your look. 

6. Rosy Fresh 

This look is one of my favourites! Similar to a monochromatic look, using rosy and pink tones will help you look radiant and fresh. It’s a minimal and easy look to achieve, especially after a rough night, a rosy all-over look is a good way to go! 

The Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette is a must-have, especially for those who love a romantic and rosy eyeshadow! You can also opt for the MAC Prissy Princess Eye Palette, read my full review here.

7. Blue Inner Highlight

Many of you probably know the popular makeup trick to put a highlight colour on the inner eyes. But it’s time to switch it up a bit! Adding a pop of colour onto your inner corner will spice up your makeup look and will surely cause heads to turn! You can opt for any colour of the rainbow!

The Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Duo Chrome in Into the Blue is a beautiful colour that will definitely add life to your eyes.

Another option is the Bobbi Brown Luxe Rich Sparkle Eye Shadow, they have a magnificent purple that you will surely love, in addition to a beautiful green and orange that would also look the look. 

8. Splash of Colour on The Lid

This pastel blue just fills my soul!  If you love your pastels, you will undoubtedly enjoy this look. Applying a pastel couldn’t be easier, all you need is one pastel colour and blend it onto your eyelid. It’s effortless to do and adds so much to an appearance.

Achieve the pastel blue splash with the MAC Eyeshadow X 9: Pastel Times Nine Palette! It features 9 pastel shades that you can play with. You can also choose Buxom Pastel Persuasion Eyeshadow Palette for much more deeper pastels. 

9. Bold Blushes 

Gather up your blushes because it’s their time to shine. Don’t be afraid to pile your blush on your cheeks and apply it upwards. This is another brightening look for every day, your blush will surely be a show-stopper! 

For the perfect peach, try Sleek MakeUP Blush in Life’s A Peach! This is a smooth and easy-to-blend powder that you can apply on your cheeks. Nars also has a slightly deeper peach that is perfect for people with deeper tones NARS Cosmetics Blush in Gina

10. Purple Rain 

Ready for something more striking and daring? Try this all around purple! This makeup look will accentuate your eyes and put all the attention on them. If you have hazel coloured eyes, purple will make them stand out beautifully. As usual, experiment with different colours too and make sure to have fun! 

The NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette in Brights will be a great addition to your makeup collection especially when playing around with colours. It offers 16 fun shades to use solely or to mix and match! Another palette I recommendation is Illamasqua Artistry Palette in Experimental, as the name suggests these colours are perfect to experiment with!

My Thoughts

Are you as excited as I am with these makeup looks? Although I love my neutrals, I think it is time to step out of the box and add a little pop of colour into my makeup routine! There’s something here for everyone, from the less daring to those who are really looking for that fun factor. These makeup looks are uncomplicated, yet will add so much and elevate your everyday look!

What’s your go-to makeup look? Which of these pops of colour are you most likely to try?

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