Promote Emotional Wellness With Makeup Shades That Stimulate Your Chakras

Written by Amy Leigh Mercree

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We all tend to fall into a rut when it comes to our makeup routines—wearing the same lipstick day after day, keeping that same winged eyeliner, painting and repainting our nails that one favorite color. But changing your beauty habits and products could do more than just give you a fresh physical look. By choosing colors that stimulate different chakras, you can enhance your makeup routine and promote emotional and spiritual wellness as you open up each chakra’s healing aspects. How's that for a double whammy?

If you want to start the week feeling like a boss...wear red.

The root chakra represents groundedness and stability, and red is its main color. Since your beauty routine typically starts in the shower, LUSH’s Karma Soap is just the right way to kick off your morning—both its color and scent will stimulate the root chakra and leave you feeling balanced and empowered. A red lip is a classic choice to help you feel strong and centered when you walk out the door—try Knock Out Beauty Matte Lipstick in Power Punch by Sonia Kashuk. And if you’re working in the garden, activating your root chakra by engaging with the earth, add a topcoat of 100% Pure’s Creamy Polish in Tomato to make sure your manicure stays fresh and your chakra stays open when you’re finished.

If you're feeling frisky...wear orange.

Say hello to the center of sexuality and creativity. Adding a pop of orange to your look is great for both a day at the office and to transition into date night, so layer a coat of Priti NYC in Snapdragon on your fingers. (Bonus: The color can also stimulate creativity as you type.) A playful punch of Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Joyful is another great way to integrate the color come happy hour, and the orange undertones of Nu Evolution’s Lip Stick in Coquette can be more fun than a traditional red lip that invites suitors to strike up a conversation.

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If you need a confidence boost...wear yellow.

Hear us out. Yes, yellow can be tough to wear on certain skin tones, but it's totally doable if you want to channel the chakra that promotes positivity and self-esteem. A dash of Earth Tu Face’s Shower Gel is an awesome way for less adventurous ladies to use yellow, while LUSH’s Lifted Eyeshadow adds a boost of confidence and sunny self-expression to any look. Don’t forget to paint your nails with Zoya’s Darcy polish the day before a 5k or half-marathon for extra encouragement during the race!

If you're going to give back...wear green.

The heart chakra is associated with healing and compassion, so mixing green into your beauty palette can make you (and those around you) feel the love. LUSH’s Healthy Eyeliner is perfect for days you're feeling a smidge under the weather to help promote health and well being, while Kjae Weis Green Depth Shadow would be great for spreading joy at a loved one’s celebration. If you're in need of some pampering (and really, who isn't?) a facial with Fig + Yarrow’s Clay Mask {Green} can help open that heart chakra and let loved ones know you care.

If you're ready to hear the truth...wear indigo.

Intuition, wisdom, and inner truth stem from the third-eye chakra, so if you're struggling with a big decision, Rituel de Fille Forbidden Lipstick in Shadow Self or Axiology Natural Organic Lipstick in Desire might help you find acceptance and clarity. About to give a friend a pep talk that she might not like? Try Studio 78 Paris We Breathe Eyeshadow in Tea Time to open her third-eye chakra and ease her along.

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If you want to tell it like it is...wear blue.

Blue activates the throat chakra, which connects with honest communication and expression. Try 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara in Blueberry for an added burst of confidence before a big presentation, or ILIA Pure Eyeliner in Nightclubbing before sitting down for a serious discussion with your partner. And if you’ve been dreading a particular conversation, a quick soak with LUSH’s Big Blue Bath Bomb can help you find the courage to speak your mind.

If you're looking for spiritual clarity...wear violet.

The crown chakra is the seat of spiritual transcendence and freedom and resonates with the color violet. Paint your nails with Pacifica 7 Free Nail Polish in Purple Haze as a reminder to keep things in perspective when you're overwhelmed with stress at home or at work. A touch of Vapour Mesmerize Eye Radiant Gilt in Dusk can enhance your feeling of connection at religious or spiritual celebrations. And LUSH’s Twilight Bath Bomb will help you get a restful night’s sleep that activates your crown chakra and encourages sweet dreams!

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