JUST A SMUDGE OF BRIGHT COLOUR -- HOW MUCH FUN IS THAT?

try this look with your most colourful clothing -- or your usual black or grey
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try this look with your most colourful clothing -- or your usual black or grey
You just can't be grumpy in fun makeup like this look on model Kiera Yasmeen. This is how to wear colour without fear that it'll overpower your features.

You just can't be grumpy in fun makeup like this look on model Kiera Yasmeen. This is how to wear colour without fear that it'll overpower your features.

The award for most playful makeup at Toronto's World Mastercard Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2015 goes to the delightful pop-of-colour-pretty on the runway for designer Hayley Elsaesser. I'm dying to try this look myself -- who's with me?

Colour-happy backstage at Hayley Elsaesser's f/w 2015 show at World Mastercard Fashion Week in Toronto.

Colour-happy backstage at Hayley Elsaesser's f/w 2015 show at World Mastercard Fashion Week in Toronto.

Hayley Elsaesser's clothing line shrieks with joyful colour and pattern -- neutral makeup just wouldn't do. Maybelline lead artist Grace Lee decided a restrained hit of colour in the makeup was a must-have, but rather than go with a more expected simple bright liner or a bold lip, she got creative with her application. She smudged a vivid shade of electric blue, orange or green in the centre of the lower lashline, and gave the lips a two-toned finish.

Even the guys in Hayley Elsaesser's show wore that smudge of bold colour under their eyes.

Even the guys in Hayley Elsaesser's show wore that smudge of bold colour under their eyes.

Love the hit of acid green under the eyes, too.

Love the hit of acid green under the eyes, too.

get the look

This makeup is a simple as it looks -- you don't even need a steady hand to get the liner straight because it's a smudge, not a line.

The simple makeup chart of Grace Lee's makeup design for the Hayley Elsaesser runway look.

The simple makeup chart of Grace Lee's makeup design for the Hayley Elsaesser runway look.

First step for eyes: shimmery taupe and silver smoky shadow

First step for eyes: shimmery taupe and silver smoky shadow

After prepping skin and evening out tone with bb cream and concealer, Grace gave each model a shimmery taupe and silver smoky eye with Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Molten Eyeshadows in Plush Fusion and Taupe Craze.

Next came a smudge of vibrant cream shadow in the centre of the lower lashline.

Next came a smudge of vibrant cream shadow in the centre of the lower lashline.

Grace smudged attention-grabbing colour in the middle of the lower lashline. This model is wearing Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow in Tenacious Teal. Another model wore Baby Lips Electro tinted lip balm in Oh! Orange and another wore Baby Lips Electro in Minty Sheer.

Finish eyes with black mascara on top and bottom lashes.

Finish eyes with black mascara on top and bottom lashes.

Grace brushed brows up with tinted Eye Studio Brow Drama and coated lashes in Lash Sensational Mascara.

The first layer of colour for the lips is a soft, pretty pink.

The first layer of colour for the lips is a soft, pretty pink.

For the lips she used Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick in Petal Pink, applied with a soft, fluffy-ish brush. Dabbing it on straight from the tube is an option, too.

A bold pink along the centre of the lips gives them that "I've been eating candy -- oops!" finish.

A bold pink along the centre of the lips gives them that "I've been eating candy -- oops!" finish.

In the centre she applied Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick in Vivid Rose, using a more compact lip brush for concentrated and precise colour.

And if you only ever wear black, this makeup works with your wardrobe too!

And if you only ever wear black, this makeup works with your wardrobe too!

What do you think? Although I don't think you need to be a teen to wear this, I'm going to get my 13-year-old niece to try it -- maybe we'll both do it and take a selfie together!

Will you? Yes? C'mon! It's so fun! And how about the nails??

Photos courtesy of Maybelline Canada.
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