These products will work on any skin tone.

By Real Simple
Updated August 01, 2017

It might be time to change up your normal beauty routine and incorporate some bold color. We know, it can be easy and comfortable to stick to your normal neutral palette—it works for you and you know exactly how much time it’s going to take to apply and what it will look like at the end. But who doesn’t like experimenting every now and then?

If you look at bright colors and want to cringe, or think you can’t pull it off, don’t worry. There are ways to dip your toe in the trend without looking like you stepped out of a time machine from the 80s. It’s all about highlighting one area—lids, lips, lashes, or nails—and keeping the rest minimal or bare for a subtle, yet striking look.

Take a look at some product options below and have fun trying out these bright hues.

To buy:

  • Eye Shadow
  • Morphe eye shadow in Life in the City, $3;
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint Shadow in Matte Purple, $25;
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome in Sharp Purple, $8;
  • Urban Decay eye shadow in Psychedelic Sister, $19;
  • Nails
  • Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Espadrilles, $28;
  • Zoya Nail Polish in Zahara, $10;
  • OPI Nail Lacquer in Dutch Tulips, $10;
  • Essie Nail Polish in Meet Me at Sunset, $9;
  • Lashes
  • L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara in Cobalt Blue, $8; at
  • Dior Diorshow Iconic Mascara in Navy Blue, $30;
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara in Violet Incredible, $26;
  • Pacifica Aquarian Gaze Mascara in Deep Blue, $14;
  • Lips
  • Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain in Rendezvous, $5;
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Spicy, $20;
  • Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Magnet Liquid Lipstick in Tangerine, $38;
  • Sephora Collection Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color in Magenta Luster, $16;