Maybelline New York lead makeup artist Grace Lee on do­ing bright right

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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.

Per­fect Pairs

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.

Power Pout

“A re­ally red lip is a great cor­po­rate look th­ese days,” Lee says.

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