This year is all about stepping out of your comfort zone and experimenting with new looks. It may be hard to stray away from your makeup staples but delving into something new can help increase your confidence and allow you to discover great new styles. To help you get started we’ve put together the best 5 ways to experiment with makeup.
Short and simple or big and bold, a winged eyeliner is perfect for any occasion. It may seem like a daunting task but once you perfect your technique, a sharp wing can really change the whole vibe of your look. To start choose your favourite liner,we love the Too Faced Better Than Sex Easy Glide Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. Begin at the inner corner of your eye and gently create a thin line ¾ of the way along your lid. Next, map out a triangle shape on your outer corner and join together. It really is that simple!
Too Faced Better Than Sex Easy Glide Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner - Deepest Black 0.6ml4.17 Stars 24 Reviews£16.20
Eyeko Black Magic: Cocoa Edit Liquid Eyeliner - Brown£16.00
Revlon So Fierce Vinyl Eyeliner (Various Shades)3.75 Stars 4 Reviews£6.99
Reach for a new colour
We’re all guilty of sticking to the same neutral palette when it comes to eyeshadow. Eyeshadow is one of the most versatile beauty products with different formulas, finishes and most importantly shades, making the possibilities endless! 2021 is all about earthy tones with muted greens and bright yellows predicted to become popular. To get ahead of these trends we recommend delving into the Too Faced Pumpkin Spice Eyeshadow Palette and the Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 28 - Green Brown.
Too Faced Pumpkin Spice Eyeshadow Palette4.36 Stars 11 Reviews£26.80
Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 28 - Green Brown 70g5 Stars 1 Reviews£164.00
Barry M Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadow Palette Paradise£12.99
If a wing isn’t your thing, try to go bold with a graphic-style liner instead.This look is particularly great if you want to experiment with colour as well. Start by choosing a single highly pigmented shade from your favourite eyeshadow palette. Take this on the NYX Professional Makeup Pro Angled Brush and sketch out your desired shape and fill in. Finally take a waterproof liner such as the Eyeko Eye Do Eyeliner and create an outline of the shape you just created. There you have it! The perfect graphic liner look.
NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette 1.4g5 Stars 6 Reviews£33.60
NYX Professional Makeup Pro Angled Brush5 Stars 1 Reviews£8.00
Eyeko Eye Do Eyeliner - Black4.33 Stars 9 Reviewsfrom£5.00
Big lips are back and they’re here to stay. If you’re not a big fan of eye makeup, experimenting with a bright lip colour is a great way to create a powerful look with minimal effort. This season it’s all about the fuchsia pinks and the deep bold reds. We recommend the NARS Lipstick - Banned Red and the Mavala Sensation Lipstick - 625 Flirting Pink - guaranteed to make heads turn!
NARS Lipstick 3.5g (Various Shades) - Banned Red£22.00
Mavala Sensation Lipstick - 625 Flirting Pink3 Stars 1 Reviews£10.92
Lipstick Queen Sinner Lipstick 3.5ml (Various Shades)5 Stars 9 Reviews£22.00
Make it pop
If you’re not a fan of full colour, try adding just a pop into your inner corner. Not only will this help to subtly brighten up your look but it will also give you the illusion of bigger eyes.Have fun and incorporate shimmers and glitters to make it extra eye-catching!
Top tip: When using this technique try matching the colour to your outfit or accessories for the ultimate chic look.
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