5 Summer Beauty Tips for Color Shy Girls

Published in: Beauty Tips, Just For Fun


Hey, I know how it is to be color shy. For years I stuck to shades of brown and beige makeup because I didn’t feel bold enough for brights. If you long for color but don’t feel ready for hot pinks or bright reds, take a look at some of the subtle color ideas below.

  • Lip Look: Crushing on Three Custom Colors Papaya Crush!
    “…I’m wearing two coats, which was just enough to achieve a subtle pop of coral color without going over-the-top. If you’re color shy but have been wanting to try a cute coral lipgloss, Papaya Crush should be a good way to get your feet (lips?) wet.”
  • Laura Mercier’s Creme Eye Duo: Pink Has a New Friend
    “You might be wondering, “Um, is girlfriend actually wearing any eyeshadow at all in this pic?” Yup, I am! As part of the Dreamy Collection, the pink and violet shadows in the Fairytale duo are almost translucent upon application. I think they’re soft and pretty, but if you prefer bold and flashy eyeshadows, this duo might not be your cup o’ tea.”
  • Face of the Day: A Smokey Eye with MAC Club
    “I had a lot of fun with MAC Club eyeshadow today. Its versatility makes it great for creating quick, daytime smokey eyes. I had about three seconds to put on my makeup this morning, and I owe this look to MAC Club. Paired with a few new products from Fafi and the N Collections, MAC Club helped me finish this look in 10 minutes.”
  • Stila Strikes Again with Stila Silk Shimmer Gloss in Kitten, Silk Eye Shadow Wash
    “Fellow Stila fans, I just let out a big ol’ MEOW! Guess what? The company has just introduced two new products in Kitten, their cult classic shimmery shade of pink… Kitten is one of those pinks that looks good on a range of skin tones. Kitten’s flexibility helped make Stila’s original Kitten eyeshadow the companys best selling product.”
  • Sheer Ecstasy: MAC Strobe Lip Conditioner Sticks
    “Imagine a nearly transparent version of your favorite brightly colored lipstick — what you’d end up with would look a lot like MAC’s new Strobe Kiss and Strobe Current Tinted Lip Conditioner Sticks, two little lovelies from MAC’s new Strobe Collection. In stick form both look bold and bright, but they apply unexpectedly sheer. Picture a transparent wash of color.”

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. kris says:

    Ok, Karen those are the cutest bunnies EVAR…are those yours?

    I am definitely not color shy at all. I don’t think I ever was. I am light skinned-toned, and I love bright color and even glitter. I am all about bright red lips and blue and green eye shadows.

    What point is there to be color shy, you only live once right? Go for it! Makeup washes off.

  2. Keira H says:

    Thanks Karen for sharing the information. I’m not a color shy by any means as I like bright and vibrant color for my lips,eyes, dresses and everything. But your post will obviously help those who are color shy by nature.

    Keira Hs last blog post..Imedeen Time Perfection with Pat Browne (part 1)

  3. Dao says:

    Cute bunnies! I love bunnies! Totally agree with Kris, colors are great especially during the summer. You can go all crazy with turquoise, teal, gold, bronze, orange, etc and still look great.

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Kris,

    I wish they were mine, but they aren’t. They are super cute, yah?

    I gotta give you props for being so adventurous with your color choices. 🙂 I love that you try brights without fear. And you’re right… you can always wash it off. 🙂

    Have a fab Friday!

  5. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    I love bunnies too. I want a bunny but I’m afraid Tabz will look at her like she’s food!

    Summer is one of my favorite seasons because of all of the brights, too. I can’t believe there was a time when I wouldn’t even consider teal. But now I’m like, “Gimme that purple, turquoise and green!” 🙂

  6. Glosslizard says:

    If I was naturally that adorable, I’d be color shy too! 🙂

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