Do You Wear Bright Colors (Makeup and/or Clothes) to School or Work?

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Hey, girl, HEY! Let’s wear some brights today…

Oh, yeah! I wear bright colors to work all the time (but I know that doesn’t exactly count)! I do feel, though, that I have to be in the right mindset to wear certain colors, if that makes any sense.

Colors are so expressive, aren’t they? Depending on how I feel, sometimes I think I unconsciously seek out colors that fit my mood, especially when it comes to clothes and makeup.


I love brights!With makeup, like when I’m feeling really happy and jazzed about sitting down at my chair to work, I notice myself reaching for bright, cheerful pink or orange lipsticks — things like that — whereas when I’m feeling “blue” (ha!) or run down or just not really in the mood to work (also known as “dealing with Tabs’ crazy”), I usually won’t want to wear something bright or intense. Definitely no intense blue eye looks or neon pink lips.

I guess I wear my heart on my sleeve because you can usually tell how I’m feeling based on what I’m wearing that day.

As for clothing, yes, I do like wearing bright clothes, especially dresses, to work, but I don’t do it as often as I wear bright makeup.

What can I say? I wear a ton of black! Sometimes I feel like a New Yorker trapped in a California girl’s body. Black clothes are just so easy, chic, and you don’t really have to think about things too hard… Plus, black is slimming and hides the cat fur. :) Lots of positives.

I do love my bright accessories, though. Gimme a pair of hot pink shoes, a teal bib necklace or some yellow dangly earrings, and I’m a happy girl. But again, I feel the same way about bright accessories as I feel about bright makeup and clothes. It depends on my mindset or mood.

So, yes! To make a short answer really, really long…I love wearing bright makeup and clothes to work.

How about you? Do you wear bright colors (makeup and/or clothes) to school or work?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Soo says:


    I just wanted to stop by and say how fantastic of a job you do with your blog. I love the pictures you create, you are so talented! (and makeup reviews of course :)

    Thank you.

  2. Lisa Marie says:

    I adore my bright clothes and makeup!! AND–I wear them to work. I do tone the makeup down a smidge for work by only wearing a pop of bright eyeshadow but I rock crazy bright lipstick all the time. My co-workers and “customers” have rather come to expect it and ask me if I am ill if I don’t. They say it perks up their day. I always joke, “I am not the smartest, but I am always bright.”

  3. I don’t go to work or school but I definitely would.
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  4. MonicaP says:

    In general .. no as I’m more of a conservative type. I do like my neutral eyes and maybe a brighter lip.

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  5. Sarah says:

    I like to wear bright makeup and shoes with my outfits (which are typically fairly chill). Bright pink lip stick and bright yellow shoes is a current fave of mine. Today and yesterday I decided no color of lips would do other than a nice bright raspberry pink.

    In the past I used to wear bright eye shadows (specifically gradient style colors) and then minimal lips, but now I’m on a huge lip kick, so it’s the other way around right now.

  6. Phyrra says:

    I love wearing brights, but I work from home 😉 Love this look on you!
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  7. fancie says:

    I’ve been working in retail lately so I don’t think twice about wearing brights to work lol. I take my classes online now so I get to wear whatever to school lol
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  8. Kellyn says:

    The blue eyeshadow look makes your eyes look HUGE! 😀

  9. Xero says:

    I totally wear bright colors to the university whenever I feel like it. Just yesterday I wore a gold, copper and red sunset look on my eyes, and today I wore bright red-orange lipstick. I don’t see very many people wearing makeup like that around me, but it doesn’t matter to me because makeup is a way for me to express myself and it makes me feel great! When I’ve done something especially bright or unusual it makes me feel like I’m wearing a work of art.

  10. Alison M says:

    When I worked in the real world, I didn’t know my internal love of color. However I’d still wear a ton of black clothing. Some things will never change! I like the idea that I can be “a New Yorker trapped in a [Florida] girl’s body” though :) I think if I ever go back to the real world, I will wear more color. Especially bolder lips.
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  11. Gowthami says:

    I love bold colors on me, not frequently though and breathtaking picture! You look stunning! xo
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  12. Eep! As much as I love to play around with colour, the answer is, unfortunately: nope, never. They’re so beautiful, but so “look at me,” you know? I love my dark, desaturated tones… and the extra few minutes of sleep I can get by wearing only “no makeup” makeup! 😛
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  13. Barbie says:

    I do wear bright makeup at school! i love to do it

  14. Erin says:

    Heck yes I wear brights to work. It’s my personality and style so I can rock a lime green shirt with turquoise pants and still maintain professionalism by turning down everything else – makeup, accessories, etc. same goes with wearing bright makeup. People would call me eccentric though so perhaps I am able to pull it off at work more so than others.

  15. Erin says:

    Yes. I just mix them with neutrals!
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  16. Eva says:

    Clothes yes, makeup no. That’s because I’m still unsure of my makeup sk1llz, and I don’t want to risk looking like a clown. But bright clothes, my gosh, yes. I am SO tired of black and grey. My winter coat is bright red, and my transition coat is bright turquoise. Picks me right up on a cold, foggy winter day, I tell you.

  17. Sjess says:

    I hardly wear bright coloured clothes, but bright make-up? YES! I love a good bright pink or fire engine red with my black/grey/white outfits :). Or an apple green bag :D!

  18. Diana says:

    I’m too shy to wear eye makeup more than mascara, but I always wear bold lipstick (either it’s dark or bright) to work. Nobody sees what I’m wearing because I wear doctor’s coat all the time at work (only the bottom and shoes are shown).

  19. Lexi says:

    What are you wearing on your cheeks in this pic?! Gorg, per usual :)

  20. Tiffany says:

    I absolutely adore your turquoise/mint sunglasses! Where did you get them?

  21. Iris says:

    I definitely wear bright colours to work. It’s become one of my signature looks and people have complimented me on my makeup.

  22. Sylirael says:

    I love wearing at least one bright (or deep, think jewel-tone) colour in my outfit or makeup every day. I wear a lot of navy blue, which is handy for adding a shot of red or emerald green or fuchsia! Could be makeup, accessories or clothes, just so long as it’s bright!
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  23. Chelsea says:

    In the summer, definitely! Love bright colored dresses for summer (actually just ordered a yellow one! Perfect with a cardigan for work). In the winter I wear a lot of grey, black, navy…

  24. Maria says:

    When I go to work: clothing, yes. Make-up, no.

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