Red High Heel Club Makeup Tips

Wild At Heart
by Laurie Gail

Make Up For Ever’s new Pantone Color ReportThere is something so tempting about bright, dynamic and bold make up. Vamp it up with color - it’s fun and even a little decadent! First, figure out which feature you want to highlight. Balance is key when you’re putting together your face game plan. I like the general rule of thumb: if you’re accentuating the eyes, go for a more neutral lip. If you’re going for a bold lip, tone down the eyes.

Starting with the eyes: one option is a super brightly colored eyeliner such as a lime green, aqua blue or magenta. Keep a nice clean line directly above the top lash line, below the bottom lash line, or both. For eye shadow, try a charcoal, taupe or medium brown. If you’re using a daring eye shadow like a bubble gum pink, fushia or turquoise, go for a liner in black or gray.

Lips require a few simple steps. Start by determining which color doesn’t compete with your eyes and compliments the rest of your face. If you’re using a vivid color, try a lipstick base first. It keeps the color consistent. Use a lip liner right along the lip line, and fill in with lipstick. A lip brush helps with accurate application. Top off with gloss. Or, for a more transparent effect, try a lip stain.

Dolce & Gabbana’s new Crayon Intense Eyeliner

Check out some new luminous, intense colors…

For eyes:

  • Make Up For Ever’s new Pantone Color Report features vibrant eye shadows such as Cabaret (magenta), Margarita (green), Tangerine Tango (deep orange) and Cockatoo (aqua blue).
  • Dolce & Gabbana’s new Crayon Intense Eyeliner comes in super bright Lilac, Gold, and Acqua, and offbeat colors such as Lemon and White.
  • Urban Decay has taken their highly pigmented shadows and reformulated them for a more dense and uniform color. Check out Psychedelic Sister (amethyst), Saturated (deep pink), Hijack (metallic teal), and Radium (peacock blue).

Three Custom Color Specialists’ new Vivacious Violet Lip Gloss

For lips:

  • Three Custom Color Specialists’ new Vivacious Violet Lip Gloss is a bright purple with a delicate pink sparkle and high-shine coverage.
  • Maybelline’s new SuperStay 10HR Stain Gloss is lightweight and available in vivacious colors like Fresh Fuchsia, Cool Coral, and Berry Heavenly.
  • Avon’s Ultra Glimmersticks Lip Liner features shades like Mystery Mauve, Rich Cocoa, and Simply Spice.
  • Dior’s Addict Extreme Lipstick comes in bold shades such as Cherie Bow (mauve), Plaza (plum), Fireworks (fire engine red).

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