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Take Notes: How To Wear Color If You're Too Afraid To Try

How to wear more color
PHOTO: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Monki/Zalora, Ira Nopuente

I totally understand if you're iffy to wear candy colors or mix and match different hues when it comes to your makeup look or outfits. Playing with rainbow shades can be intimidating, especially you're used to wearing neutral colors.

But, I'd like to change your mind. Colors affect your disposition and bright hues are known to uplift your mood. Here are some tricks you can try to slowly ease into wearing more color.

Easy Tips For Wearing Color

  1. Start with a bold lip.

    I swear. Swiping bright or deep lipstick will instantly make you look put together. On tamad days when I don't want to wear so much makeup, I just pick lipstick in shades of pink, red, or orange. I just brush my kilay with brow gel, and I'm all set.

    I'm currently partial to Y.O.U Rouge Velvet Matte Lip Creams. They come in 19 shades, so I'm pretty sure you'll find out that will suit your skin tone and personality. Plus, the texture feels like butter on the lips, but it lasts long. I also like using it as a cream blush.

    Y.O.U Rouge Velvet Matte Lip Cream
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    Y.O.U Rouge Velvet Matte Lip Cream
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    Y.O.U Rouge Velvet Matte Lip Cream, P329, Lazada


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  2. Pick a favorite color and work from there.

    We can start with one color—again, baby steps. If you were to choose ONE shade from the gazillion Pantone hues, what would it be?

  3. Go for pastel hues first.

    Pastel shades aren't that intimidating since they're softer hues. Plus, you can easily match them with your neutral pieces!

    Love, Bonito Ebba Gingham Bag
    Love Bonito

    Love, Bonito Ebba Gingham Bag, P1,486, Love, Bonito


  4. Get a basic clothing piece in your fave hue.

    Now that we've narrowed down your favorite color, get a basic piece in your chosen hue. It would be seamless to incorporate this bold piece in your outfits. This would give your look a pop of color.

    Monki V-Neck Cardigan

    Monki V-Neck Cardigan, P1,200, Zalora


  5. Add a colorful accessory.

    You can also work with accessories like jewelry, hats, bags, or shoes. Again, mixing a standout piece with current basics would be an effortless task.

    Oddities Bracelet, P280, Oddities Instagram

  6. Paint your nails!

    Another low-key way to wear more color is by getting a colorful manicure. You can go all out and try the Skittles, IG-favorite trend or go for minimalist designs.

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