POP art….make-up edition

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Malia2People think Spring and they think pastels….this year, try instead to think of POPs of color. I know I know, bright color scares most people and a few of us have enough bad pictures from the past with bright makeup done the WRONG way (ahem, the 80s) but I’m here to tell you how to do it the right way and why color should be exciting not terrifying.

1) Pick ONE feature to pop.

I would suggest either the eyes or lips. Picking more than one feature will end up looking clowny…unless you would like to look like Boy George than by all means, paint away.

2) Lip color is in right now, like waaaay in.

Take a walk around your local Sephora and you will see lipsticks in every shade of the rainbow. My suggestion; TRY THEM ALL. You would be surprised how awesome a lavender lip can look or how a bright coraly orange can make your blue eyes pop. Get in there, get messy, be creative, the pale pink lip was soooo last year. TRY – the Melted collection by Too Faced…you’re welcome.

3) Eyelids are baby canvases….. paint away.

Monet, Picasso, Rembrandt and YOU. Take inspiration from all the beautiful flowers in bloom right now or look through this year’s Spring fashion runway shows and you will see eyelids in every color from blue to yellow to gilded gold lids. Don’t limit yourself, I say the brighter the better. Try one shade swept across the lid, or a bottom and top liner in opposing colors. Feeling crazy? TRY- Stila Magnificent Metallic Foils eyeshadow. Prepare to be wowed.

The entire lesson from this article is give yourself the permission to play. I mean, we play with our clothes, it’s time to start playing with our faces. But not like…too much, touch your face too much and you’ll get acne so like, in moderation. JUST HAVE FUN!

Malia Miglino

About Malia Miglino

Known to most as an actor and make-up artist - Malia Miglino considers herself a creative above all else. Her passion to create and chase her dreams brought her to LA at 18 where she attended the Makeup Designory and received her Journeyman Certificate. After years of both acting and doing make-up for web series and indie film; she was inspired to open her own freelance beauty and consult service, Beauty and the Brush in 2011. In 2014 Malia decided to start taking her career into her own hands and created her first web series “Macabre Mondays.” Whether it’s illustrating a children's book, filming an old haunted location, delving into a character or making up an actor on set; happiness comes from living the life of your choosing. For Malia that means creating something everyday and inspiring other women to do the same.