3 Times Olivia Wilde Schooled Us on Wearing Colourful Makeup
You may not immediately think of Olivia Wilde as someone who likes to experiment with bright makeup (that honour probably belongs to Katy Perry or Lady Gaga), but the Revlon ambassadress is actually an undercover expert when it comes to all things colour. She regularly graces red carpets repping experimental-but-elevated makeup looks involving shades like green, purple and rust, and skilfully plays up both eyes and lips.
Unlike other A-listers who feel safest in tones of beige and bronze, Wilde is proof you can wear colour and still look chic. In honour of her birthday, we've rounded up three of our favourite looks to gift you with fresh makeup inspiration. (We're nice like that.) Keep scrolling to see what they are!
If your usual smoky eye suddenly feels flat, make like Wilde and add a dash of jewel-toned shadow. The actress went for a forest green shade here (expertly selected to flatter both her eye and hair colour), but you could also try navy or burgundy. Whichever you choose, finish off the look with a nude lip, then congratulate yourself on achieving the perfect autumn upgrade.
Try: Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow ($24) in Romantic.
Think of this look as colour for beginners. Instead of making a commitment to a full-on shadow situation, all you need is a waterproof pencil or liquid liner. Wilde's crisp cat-eye feels modern thanks to her slightly shimmery eggplant liner, but you can also opt for a smudgy kohl line for a grungier effect.
Try: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil ($33) in Vice.
Think you can only do eyes or lips? This stunning makeup pairing confirms otherwise. By keeping things tonal (and leaving cheeks neutral) Wilde ended up with a statement combo that feels special but still looks understated. Other colour combos that work well? Amethyst and plum, berry and fuchsia, apricot and tangerine.
Now you're freshly inspired, brush up on the most flattering makeup shades for your eye colour.
Read more stories on the celebrity makeup artist secrets to flawless skin and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.