When it comes to creating makeup looks, most, if not all of us, feel safer using warm tones. Who can blame us? They're beginner-friendly and easy to mix and match. But with the new year fast approaching, why not try incorporating fun pops of color to your MOTD?
If you're wondering what color to begin with, we highly recommend purple. It's a relatively safe hue that doesn't look too out there, but it's still far enough from your usual reds, burnt oranges, and browns to be a noticeable change. Also, purple makes Filipina brown eyes really stand out!
Below, we present to you the different ways you can incorporate this cool-toned hue to your makeup looks:
Applying a purple eyeshadow all over your lids immediately opens up your peepers. You can use a matte formula if you still want to be on the safe side or a shimmery one if you're feeling a bit bolder than usual.
2. Inner corners
We're normally used to applying champagne-, gold-, or silver-colored highlighters when brightening our inner corners. Substituting them with a purple shadow is a fun little surprise, especially if the rest of your makeup look leans more towards looking like a bronzed goddess.
Trade your black and brown eyeliners for a purple one to lift up your eyes and make them appear bigger. You can take it a step further and use a glittery formula if you really want to commit!
4. Lower eyelid
If you're no stranger to smoky eye makeup, you would know that applying eyeshadow on your lower eyelid really helps to bring together the entire look. Apply some purple shadow in that area for a sweet look.
Let your usual red, pink, and coral blushes rest for a while and give purple a shot! Don't worry, this shade won't make you look like you have a bruise on your face—this unconventional color can actually brighten up yellow or sallow complexions!
If you're not one to shy away from more daring shades, swipe on a lavender-toned highlighter for a pretty celestial glow.
If you have a relatively simple makeup look on but you want to turn up the drama, swiping on a dark, plum-colored lippie is the way to go!
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.