From deep blues to vibrant corals, one thing's for certain – when it comes to colour, the brighter the better! Before you get started, remember to keep the following rules in mind:
The age-old theory rings true when it comes to applying colour to your makeup look. To really make those peepers pop, look to the colour wheel and choose the shade sitting directly opposite your eye colour. For blue eyes, opt for orange hues, coppers, bronzes and warm-based reds. Priceline should be your first stop for fun palettes.
Keep it simple
The biggest thing to remember when it comes to colour is that less is more. Choose one focus point. Whether it is a pop lip or a splash of colour in your eyeshadows, don't do both! Choose one focus point, such as a bold lip or a splash of colour in your eyeshadows, and make that the focal point. Check out the huge range of lip colours at Sportsgirl. Whether you like a matte, crème or silk finish, you'll find the shade to suit. We can't go past Pot About It! in Summer Heat. Get ready to pucker up!
Don't be afraid to clash
It's a risk, but sometimes it just works. Try using clashing colours in your eye makeup, for example with a flick of colour at the lash line that contrasts with your shadow. Keep the rest of your makeup fresh and light for a look that's somehow subtle yet bold.
Sometimes just a hint of colour is enough. Try smoking away a black liner with a feature colour such as dark purple, navy or dark green or using a pop of colour for your transition colour.
Perfect the base
When it comes to colour on the eyes, it's all about perfecting your base. Creating a clean canvas and toning down the rest of your makeup will allow those bold shadow colours to really pop. If you're unsure of your foundation shade, head to Napoleon Perdis to have a complimentary colour-match by one of their trained beauty experts.