How to Apply Bright Makeup

Three Methods:EyesCheeksLips

Bright and colorful makeup is an excellent way to have fun with cosmetics. It can seem hard to pull off, but it isn't! With a little practice and help from this article, you can start having tons of fun with your makeup.

Method 1
Eyes

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    Fill in your brows. If you are doing bright eye makeup, a strong brow is a great way to frame the look.
    • Alternatively, you could fill in your eyes with a bright eyeliner instead.
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    Prime your lids. With a heavy eyeshadow, you need to use a primer to protect the fragile skin of your eyelids.
    • A great brand of eyelid primer is Urban Decay's "Primer Potion."
    • Smooth a generous amount over and under the eyelids.
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    Start with eyeshadow. Using a soft brush, smooth a black or dark gray into the crease of your eyelid.
    • A great bright eyeshadow pallet is BH Cosmetics 88 or 120 shades pallets.
    • You can also purchase inexpensive single eyeshadows or palettes from drugstores.
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    Choose one to three bright colors of eyeshadow. Carefully smooth the shadow onto the lid, layering until you get the brightness you desire. Make sure to blend the colors with a clean fluffy brush for a smoother look.
    • Smooth the edges of the shadow into whatever shape you desire with your blending brush.
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    Drag a small amount of color on a smaller brush onto your lower lashline.
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    For a more dramatic and finished look, add black eyeliner in a winged shape.
    • Pencil liner is easiest for beginners. Just make sure your pencil is sharp and clean.
    • You can also use gel liner or liquid liner, but it is often difficult to apply the first few times.
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    Add liner in the waterline for a complete look.
    • White liner will brighten the eye, but black gives a dramatic look.
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    Adding mascara and false lashes complete any eye look.
    • Always curl your lashes first.
    • Maybelline, L'Oreal, and Covergirl all make great affordable mascara.
    • Eyelure and Ardell make affordable lashes that work great.

Method 2
Cheeks

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    Start with a light contour line using bronzer and a fluffy brush under your cheekbones.
    • "Hoola" by Benefit Cosmetics is a great matte bronzer.
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    Use a bright pink, rose, or coral blush from the apples of your cheeks to your cheekbones using a fluffy brush.
    • Cream blush is best for a dry complexion, and powder is best for oily skin.
    • "Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush" is beautiful and extremely affordable.
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    Highlight your cheeks. On the rise of your cheekbones, press a dab of light powder or cream highlighter.
    • You can use a white or light pink eyeshadow for this, as well as a pale concealer.

Method 3
Lips

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    Prime and exfoliate your lips. Use a chapstick and a lip exfoliator, if necessary.
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    Using a bright lip liner, line the outside of your lips without going over the natural lip line.
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    Using a lipstick that matches the liner, fill in your lips.
    • It may be easier to use a brush instead of applying the lipstick straight from the tube.
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    If you want a shinier look, apply a clear or sparkly lip gloss over the top of your lipstick.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Always use clean and dry brushes.

Warnings

  • Use only one of these methods for the best result.

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