I consider myself a risk taker when it comes to makeup choices. Not to say I'm rocking the black lipstick  or emerald eyeshadow  every day, but I like to sample all the colors of the rainbow – that's what they're there for, right?
Well, here's a tip I picked up from celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff: When thinking of adding a bright new shadow shade for a whole new world, pick up a cream pencil in a similar tone first and apply it thickly on your lid. A heavy hand means easy does it on your wallet. If you like the color in small(er) doses, you can go back and invest in similarly hued shadows for double the fun.