Meghan Trainor atY100's Jingle Ball 2014

Use lip gloss to complete your makeup like Meghan Trainor

Happy Birthday Meghan Trainor! May we also take this opportunity say that we loved your makeup look at Y100's Jingle Ball 2014? It was fresh-faced and fun, and the perfect example of how a quick slick of lip gloss can really put the icing on! Let's take a closer look at the birthday girl's beauty:

It's all about that gloss!

Why is Meghan's makeup such a success? We think it all comes down to her lip gloss.

Look carefully at Meghan's eyes and you'll see she (or her makeup artist!) has used a warm, coppery-pink shade around the outer corners. This ties in with the flush of blush along her cheekbones, and is then further emphasized by the pink gloss. As a general rule, if you're going for a bold shade on your lips, keep the eye makeup simple. This doesn't mean minimal, it just means to keep the color palette to a minimum.

But it wasn't just her eyes that were accentuated by that bright pink lip gloss - Meghan's outfit also tied in nicely with the cute pink color theme she was working.

When choosing any lip color, including gloss, it's really important you take your skin tone into consideration. This bright pink shade has blue undertones to it, which work well with Meghan's cool skin tone, and is also very flattering against her grey-green eyes.

Lastly, with makeup, don't forget about contrast. Meghan went for a matte complexion (no shine in sight!), and the gloss works really well against her flawless skin. This rule can also be applied to an outfit - combining different textures is a great way to stand out and add a certain je ne sais quoi to your look!

Fingers crossed for the Grammy Awards, Meghan!

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