Refreshing monsoon showers are a blessing after the hot months of summer. But the clouded days, overcast with grey can have a melancholic effect on us. Whites, pastels and light colours that were our favourite in summer can seem dull and boring. When it comes to makeup, the no makeup look, that has been trending, is definitely meant for monsoons. But that does not mean you should shun the bright colours all together. Bright makeup is a great way of pepping up the long, gloomy rainy days and stand out in the crowd. Think, bold eye makeup, created with jazzy colours, pop lips and bold brow. The perfect way to add some fun to your rainy season makeup regimen.
Coloured eyeshadows are hot, hot, hot this season, as the early SS18 catwalk shows predicted. Whether you’re blending bright shades for a flawless finish, or hoping to create a statement eye trend, it’s all about colour. From 80s blue and deep reds, bright pinks like magenta and fuschia, purple and plums to lime green, yellow and tangerine, the international runways were rife with the brightest shades of makeup.
So, by embracing bright colours in makeup, you are not only jazzing up the dull days but are also on trend. Here are some vogue-worthy colours to try that will take your look from drab to fab.
Pinks are hot this season, take cue from PeeCee when she wowed the world with her fuchsia makeup on the Met Gala red carpet. Pink comes in a variety of shades and can add that much needed pop to gloomy days. Pink is touted as a girly colour but it is a versatile colour can be used for all kinds of occasions, from everyday looks to party and weddings. Pink is a favourite colour of choice of many women when it comes to lips and blush. But now it’s making its way in eye makeup too in form of eyeshadow and eyeliners. It can brighten up the face and goes with most of the skin tones. Women of ages can wear pink makeup and the choice of colour is endless; from light shades of pink to medium to deeper and brighter hues. Choose form colours like rose, watermelon, fuschia, hot pink, magenta to make heads turn.
Blue has always been a dynamic and classy colour, and there’s no exception when it comes to makeup. First of all, the wide range of shades blue has to offer is mesmerising in itself. It’ll be safe to say that there’s a blue for every skin tone! Use the blue as eyeliner, eyeshadow or if you are daring enough, try the blue lipstick and watch your days turn. Agreed, blue can be a tricky colour when it comes to makeup but fining the right shade can make all the difference. If you are not sure, start by experimenting, yes, the more you try the more you’ll understand. From pearly pastels, cobalts, to electric brights, blue has everything. Monsoon is the ideal time to start experimenting. A simple swipe of blue on the eyes as liner can be striking enough. For party, try a shommery shade of blue eyeshadow to make your eyes pop. Match your eye makeup with your Denim to make it fun! Fair skinned people can totally pull of pastel and light to bright shades of blue. On medium to dark skin, vivid colours like cerulean blue and navy blue shows up beautifully.
Refreshing citrusy shades
Shades like lime green, yellow and tangerine were big on the International runways and have now translated to everyday life. Yes, makeup lovers across the globe are readily using these trendy hues to add a pop of colour to their look. Be it eyeliners, eyeshadow or even blush, yes you heard it right, the yellow blush trend was an Instagram favourite with many people trying it out and giving it a thumbs up. Just a swipe or two of these zesty shades can jazz up the look in a jiffy without trying too hard. If you do not want to go too bright, try from warmer shades like mustard, olive and moss green. If you like to go all out with the brights, colours like parrot green, emerald green, canary yellow and marmalade orange. You can also combine the brights with each other and white, for added drama.
The Colour Purple, is now a popular shade in makeup. After Ultra Violet was declared as Pantone Colour of The Year 2018, purple or violet makeup quickly became the choice of colour for many. We are not surprised as purple has always been the colour of substance, especially for those who like to be different. Purple eyeshadow, eyeliner, lipstick and even highlighter, are quite popular. More so, the bands are coming with more wearable version of the shade so there is choice galore. Now your rainy days need not be boring at all as naughty purple can perk it up.