Let us guess – you saw the words ‘colour’ and ‘eyes’ in the same sentence and got a little bit scared of what was awaiting you on the next page. Well, before we attempted it, so were we.

We know how easy it is to fall into a make-up rut – limited time (and patience) isn’t conducive to taking risks or trying new things. A quick pinch of the eyelash curler and a swipe of mascara is enough to get us out the door. A bit of smudged liner if we’re feeling extra ambitious.

So in the spirit of the new year and new beginnings, we made an effort to broaden our horizons. We’ve already conquered white liner, so ‘where to next’, we wondered?

Cyans, magentas, plums, navys and cobalt – that’s where.

Why? Picture this: black skinnies, a boyfriend tee and a slick of electric cobalt along the waterline. We’re all about it.

The key to pulling it off is keeping the rest of your make-up minimal and fresh.

Click through to see how it’s done.

By Carmen Hamilton.