At the moment, I have a serious thing for lilac and orange-y, coral lips. Both are bold, unexpected and so summer-y. On eyes, I’ve been playing with navy and eggplant hues, mainly as liners or in the eye crease with a taupe shade as the base. Dark blue and purple are close enough to black while still being noticeably different and equally flattering. Taupe shades are my go-to for base eye color as they work anytime and look good on everyone.
I usually go between playing up my eyes or lips, but never both. I like to focus on one feature and keep the rest neutral so that the makeup doesn’t compete or start looking like a clown’s. Do you have any go-to eye and lip colors?
Lavender lipstick: YSL Rouge in Celestial Mauve $34, lavender gloss: Nars Larger Than Life in Born This Way $26, coral lipstick: Estee Lauder Gloss Stick in Orange Poppy $23, orange lip pencil: Urban Decay in Punch Drunk $19, taupe shadow: Lancome Sensational Effects in Mochaccino $18, navy shadow: Make Up For Ever in Navy Blue $20, navy eyeliner: Sephora Smoky Kohl in Blue $5 (on sale), purple eyeliner: Smashbox Jet Set in Midnight Purple $22, purple shimmer shadow: Bare Minerals High Shine in Moonshine $16.