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Colour alert: 10 unusual shades trending right now!

If you still think red is a radical colour for your beauty box, you need to read this!

brunch Updated: Feb 18, 2017 23:21 IST
Aprajita Sharad
It’s time to move over the monotonous reds
It’s time to move over the monotonous reds(Getty Images)

1. Deep maroon

Matte maroon seems to be the colour of the season. PeeCee, wore it everywhere from the Golden Globes to Koffee With Karan. It warms the face, brightens the complexion and is a statement lip colour.

Works for: All skin tones

Wear it with: The ‘no make-up look’ and blow dried hair

Get: Laura Mercier Velour Lovers lip colour in Seduction

2. Matte violet

A cool lip shade for the cooler part of the year, if violet lipstick is paired with fake lashes, foundation and tons of mascara, it succeeds at bringing out your inner diva. If you have pigmented lips, violet is a life-saver, giving your lips a beautiful deep colour.

Works for: Fair to medium skin tones

Wear it with: A white fur coat over a black or indigo dress

Get: M.A.C Cosmetics Retro Matte liquid lip colour in Recollection

3. Golden pigment

Golden eye pigment works on every occasion due to its multi-purpose use as a highlighter, glitter and eyeshadow pigment. And it complements almost all outfit hues.

Works for: All skin tones

Wear it with: Anything

Get: Muted Yellow-Gold in Lakmé’s 9 to 5 Eye Shadow Quad Desert Rose palette

4. Matte beige

No manicure is complete without gel nail paints and matte beige colour is in demand at parlours lately.

Works for: All skin tones

Wear it with: Golden or diamond rings and Swarovski bracelets

Get: Estée Lauder - Matte Nail Polish in Négligée

5. ‘Blorange’ aka blood orange

Gorgia Jagger opened 2017 to Blorange hair and now we have Gigi Hadid wearing a blorange wig.

Works for: All skin tones

Wear it with: Style and confidence

Get: Orange and red combined in Inoa/Majirel

6. Metallic copper

Celebs love the metallic copper eye shadow.Glossy eyes are part of the ‘highlighting’and strobing’.

Stila’s Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Copper

Works for: All skin tones

Wear it with: Gowns.

Get: Stila’s Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Copper

7. Raspberry pink

Jazz up the cotton candy and raspberry pink hues by adding pink glitter to the lips or eyes. If you’re not a glitter lover, use the lip gradation technique and tints using pinks and wine reds.

Works for: Fair skin tones

Wear it with: French brown highlights and every attire.

Get: Valentine lip colour-Kylie Jenner Cosmetics

8. Electric blue

Electric blue will dazzle your lashes and give you an instant mascara makeover, so wear it to parties, dinners and clubs.

Works for: All skin tones

Wear it with: Stark black eyeliner and an electric blue eyeshadow to draw the right contrast

Get: Benefit They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara

9. Muted brown and grey

This year grey lips have become the talk of the town. Muted brown or grey look amazing with metallic eyeshadow or just thick black liner.

Works for: All skin tones

Wear it with: Everything

Get: M.A.C Cosmetics Retro Matte Lip Color in Cafe au Chic and Topped With Brandy

10. Shimmery white

A pigmented white eye pencil is just what you need to make your eyes look nice and big. A shimmery white eye pencil opens up the eye, getting rid of bagginess or puffiness.

M.A.C Cosmetics Eye Kohl in Fascinating

Works for: Fair to medium skin tones

Wear it with: Brown or warm toned eyeshadow on the lower lash line.

Get: M.A.C Cosmetics Eye Kohl in Fascinating

Aprajita Sharad is an avid blogger and traveler. She is passionate about beauty, and is often seen trying out experimental shades and colours on herself and her friends

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