NO CLOWNING AROUND
Maybelline New York lead makeup artist Grace Lee on doing bright right
Mix and Match
Vibrant cheeks and lips are OK as long as you stay within the same color family.
(Pro tip: Smudge lipstick on the apple of your cheeks and blend in for instant blush.) Vivid eyes and lips work, too, but make sure they’re in contrasting colors, and pick a sheer lipstick.
Watch Your Tone
Fairer skin looks good in light corals and blues, which complement pink undertones. Reds, oranges, and greens pop against an olive complexion. Darker skin shines in rich burgundy and gold. But don’t be afraid to experiment. “Most people can wear any color,” Lee says.
Let the color wheel be your guide. Opposites are good—reds and greens, purples and yellows, blues and oranges, even blues and golds—but any two closer colors are going to look too matchy-matchy.
Enough Is Enough
Don’t cake on the foundation: Bold, colorful eyes and bright lips look more polished against natural skin. And neutral clothing makes brilliant colors more wearable.
“A really red lip is a great corporate look these days,” Lee says.