How to Add Pops of Color to your Face

We’ve earned this!  We wore black liner, black mascara, and neutral eyeshadows all winter and now is the time for some color.  Maybe you’re not the kind of girl who’s going to swipe blue eyeshadow all over her lids, and that’s ok.  But it doesn’t mean you need to stick to monotone eye looks, either.  It’s time to have some fun!  Here I’ll show you some ways you can add just a little bit of color in unexpected places to make things interesting.

Marc Jacobs Highliner Odysea


Add some color to your lower lash line.  If you want to keep things neutral, but still want a little pop of color, this is a great way to go.  It’s up to you if you just line the waterline or bring it down past your lashes.  Start slow and see what you’re comfortable with.  This look allows you to do your normal routine on the top lids so you’re not pushed too far out of your comfort zone.


Place color on your inner corner.  My best advice with this is to start slow.  It’s so much easier to add more rather than to take away, so keep that in mind.  Slowly building the color until you feel it’s noticeable, but not overpowering.  It should only take up about 1/4 of your lid space.  Also, don’t leave the rest of your eyes blank.  I’m sure you can imagine how unbalanced that would look.  Instead, add some similarly toned browns to the crease to give the eye some definition (if the color you’re adding is cool toned, use a cool brown and vice versa).  A winged line is also a great way to add some balance to this look.  I used the new  Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art stick for this liner, check out the review here.


Add a double wing.  This is a really easy way to work some color onto your face in a way that is both subtle and interesting.  I love making slight modifications to the typical winged liner because it catches people attention without being loud.  Be sure to make your wing a little thicker than usual to accommodate the extra color.  You should work from outside in rather than lining your eyes and adding color to the outside.  You can also throw a complimentary color in your inner corner if you feel like doing a little extra.

IMG_6415Wear colored mascara.  This can really make your eyes pop if done correctly.  Wearing a blue mascara with blue eye shadow may be a little much for some, but with neutral or metallic lids, a little hint of blue or purple looks beautiful.  Most people won’t even necessarily notice that you’re wearing blue mascara, they’ll just notice how bright your eyes look.  It’s important not to use a dried out mascara with this, though.  Because blue clumps on your lower lashes will look crazy.  If your tube is a little dry and it’s still relatively new, just add some eye drops or contact solution.

You don’t need to buy expensive products for these looks, either!  Nyx makes great, affordable products that come in handy when you’re looking to spice up a look.  Check out my favorites from Nyx here.  What other little modifications do you make in your beauty routine when the summer months come around?  Let’s chat in the comments!  Let’s follow each other on BlogLovin too (here)!

All The Best,


9 thoughts on “How to Add Pops of Color to your Face

  1. Great post, pics and looks all around! I do tend to add some color to my lower lash line when I want to add a pop of color but I haven’t tried some of your other techniques. Love the color on the inner corner of your eyes and the double winged liner…will need to try those techniques. BTW, you’re gorgeous! 🙂


  2. These are great tips! Now I want to go try my colored eye liner that’s hiding somewhere in my bathroom cupboards…haha. What kind of camera do you use, by the way? Your photos all come out very clear and natural. I love it. 🙂


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