• Editor's Team


Sometimes - especially in the summer heat - it can be nice to ditch your makeup routine (if you have one) and swap it for just moisturizer and eyebrow gel. That being said, it can also be a little bit limiting if you also like to use makeup to express yourself and be creative. Here are 5 simple but totally cool, experimental ideas for injecting some more colour and style into your look.

Bright and Balanced

Concept: asymmetrical eye makeup. Yes, you heard correctly. Pair back the rest of your look with clean skin and a neutral lip, then go to town with your brightest cream eye shadow.

Go Green

Trust us when we say that green eyeshadow is really becoming a thing. This half-moon eyeliner option is a good gateway option though, before you try out the full lid.

Sunburnt (Sort of)

For our most recent beauty shoot, makeup artist Alyssa Manuel created a look that captured the essence of summer in more than one way; inspired by the pinky inside shade of a grapefruit, she dusted our model's cheeks and nose with blush in the shape of a sunburn, evoking warmth, youthfulness, and a flushed je-ne-sais-quoi that was experimental but still paired down. See all of the pictures over here.

Not Your Mother's Red Lipstick

Or maybe you have a really cool mom and it is. Who know? Either way, we're digging this subtle but eye-catching take on a classic lip.

Mixed Mascara

We've all seen the arrival of coloured mascara - even at the drugstore - but have you thought about pairing it with a) your regular black mascara, or b) another colour?

Share your creative beauty looks on our Community "Beauty by You" board or tag us on Instagram and use #couturesquelooks to get shared.

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