Bright Beauty Guide For The Colour Shy

Colour can be a scary thing. Too little and you look like Morticia Addams, too much and you look like rainbow vomit. So it’s not surprising that when faced with colourful beauty products, we um and ah over them before deciding to play it safe and avoid them altogether. However, if this spring/summer you’re feeling brave and want to walk on the bright side (but you’re concerned about looking over the top) here are some gorgeous middle ground options.

Peach Lips

Peach is one of the most beautiful and flattering colours on the market. Not quite pink and not quite nude, it’s perfect if you want to try a little bit colour, but not too much. The best bit is that unlike pinks, reds and plums, you can still play up your eyes without it looking ghoulish. You can grab a peach coloured lipstick here.

Pastel Eyes

All the most delicious treats come in pastels; cupcakes, macaroons, fairy floss. Something about these colours is so ladylike. You can kind of imagine Blush, Violet and Mint laughing haughtily over scones at a high tea, can’t you? Pastels are lovely and gentle looking, so aren’t as attention grabbing as neon. All it takes to make these colours work is a soft sweep of eyeshadow across your eyelids, and nude tones everywhere else on your face. Try out a pastel eyeshadow here.

Neon Nails

If you don’t want anything bright within a one metre radius of your face, then neon nails are definitely the way to go. They make any outfit pop and look great when the colour contrasts from that of your clothes and accessories. Neon screams summer, and there are so many excellent nail polish colours to choose from, some of which you can find right here. The hardest part about this trend is deciding which colour to use first.

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34 Comments

  • Reply detailed Monday 10th December, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Ohhh, I LOVE this. I would love to try the pastel eyes because my eyes are my best feature and it’d look awesome, but unfortunately I have no clue how to put eyeshadow on -_-

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Monday 8th October, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks for the tips! Definitely want to try neon nails and the coral lip colour (:

  • Reply shell0606 Sunday 30th September, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Pastel eyes all the way

  • Reply ellenstewart Sunday 30th September, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Great tips!

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Saturday 29th September, 2012 at 10:40 am

    love the purple eye liner look

  • Reply philliponi Wednesday 26th September, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Nice guide, all very wearable, thanks.

  • Reply cindyhu_1234 Monday 24th September, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    nice!

  • Reply romvar Monday 24th September, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Love the neon nails. Not too sure about the peachy or neon makeup. It’s certainly not my look.

  • Reply Anastasija Monday 24th September, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    i like the coral lipstick

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Monday 24th September, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Cute and fun summer colours

  • Luci
    Reply Luci Monday 24th September, 2012 at 11:12 am

    love the green

  • Reply Senorita Monday 24th September, 2012 at 10:29 am

    i love those nails

  • Reply aalana Monday 24th September, 2012 at 9:50 am

    love the peach lips!

  • Reply KatP Monday 24th September, 2012 at 9:31 am

    The only one I can pull off are pastel eyes and Im a regular at it ! x

  • Reply amanda6393 Monday 24th September, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I don’t normally love fluro colours, but these look great!

  • Reply Sparkles17 Monday 24th September, 2012 at 7:46 am

    LOve the lips neon nails is too much for me.

  • Reply dj23249 Monday 24th September, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Love the pastel eyes

  • Reply yslyenom Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Love the lips and eyes but not the nails

  • smurfette
    Reply smurfette Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    i like the coral lipstick

  • DearMonet
    Reply DearMonet Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Love neon nails!!!!! They always look great!!!! 🙂

  • Reply MsKimo Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Love ’em all.

  • Reply Whatthe Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Love the neon nails and everything else too.

  • Reply Narao10 Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I love the peach lips !!

  • Reply Jenny Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    love the lips!

  • Reply maggielyly Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I love the peach lip and pastel eyes! Super pretty!

  • Reply foxoduck Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Love the colours!

  • Reply KNY Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    The yellow nail polish looks so great on tanned hands.

  • Isabella
    Reply Isabella Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Love neon polish!
    The pastel eye shadows look great too!

  • hayley_shortie_22
    Reply hayley_shortie_22 Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 10:20 am

    i love neon nails.i dont go too out there with colour but i love to put a splash on my nails

  • Reply fifi73 Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Great tips thanks! I do love the look of those neon nails, I might have to give it a go! 😉

  • Reply leckytomato Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 9:28 am

    interesting!

  • Reply T1NA Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 9:10 am

    i like the coral lipstick

  • make up magic
    Reply make up magic Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I love pastel eyes and neon nails, so trendy

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 8:25 am

    cute!

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