It’s easy to slip into the habit of sporting one look day-in and day-out. Even with a world of beauty products at my fingertips I still regularly fall victim to using a few select make-up items in the exact same way, every day. And believe me, it gets very boring (more so for me or the people looking at me I’m still not sure).

So whenever I’m feeling particularly uninspired at the thought of putting my slap on in the morning, I switch one of my ol’ faithful neutrals for something with a touch of colour and my look feels like new. Go on, try it yourself – you know you want to!

 - Ditch your everyday black eyeliner in favour of a brighter hue like Inika Mineral Cosmetics Organic Eye Liner in Green Lagoon, or Max Factor Kohl Pencil in Ice Blue. To ensure you look more chic than clown-like, apply it around the inner or outer corners of your eyes and blend it into a complementing soft-hued shadow.

 - Substitute your usual French or neutral polish for something with a bit more pizzazz. Opt for the usual summer suspects of bright corals, berry reds and out-there pinks, with a shade like Australis Cosmetics Nail Colour in Pink Pluto. Alternatively, pick a deep purple or midnight blue with a slight shimmer (I love OPI Ink) – they work a treat when picked up in the sunlight.

 - The quickest (and most seductive) burst of colour comes by way of your pout, meaning millions of opportunity to play around with different shades and gloss finishes. Start subtle with a tinted gloss such as Maybelline New York Shine Seduction Glossy Lip Color, or take it straight to the max with MAC Slimshine Lipstick.

 - If you stick to the pinks when it comes to your blush, why not try a peach-tinted product every once in a while, or vice-versa? You’ll be amazed at how a simply the colour substitution will instantly change your face. Try Almay Powder Blush in Pink, or Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Cheek Compacts in Peach Sorbet.

Deb x
How do you spice up your make-up style?