This season’s statement is all about being bright and bold. Making it a perfect excuse to be creative and try one of those colors that have had your name on it. Inspired to prompt my makeup and photo stylist Adrian Josephine to create something fun and bold for our last shoot, the outcome was more than spot on perfect.
After pursuing her wonderfully abundant collection of goods, she settled on a teal green that she had been saving for just the right application. I cannot say that I could have been more happier.
Having green eyes, this color just makes them pop.
After years of struggling with the right application of eye makeup technique for my eye shape and color, I happen to one day come across “The New Beauty Secrets” by Laura Mercier and have since been thrilled with my newly applied results. I recommend this book to everyone.
Here are some suggestions for color this spring. Go ahead be bold! It is what the fashion world is prompting, rather pushing us forward into.
When making a statement whether in accessories or makeup, I prefer to focus on a singular feature and have the surrounding elements play the complimentary backseat with more subtly pleasing shades. A great palate for green eyed beauties, Bobbi Brown’s Crystal eye palette is perfect for complimenting the rarest of iris colors. I find a moist lip to be especially flattering. Bobbi has a great lip gloss, adding a sheer color to the lip would accent this eye palette well. Nougat would be a great choice when worn alone or on top of a neutral lipstick. Another fresh faced but quietly bold look would be to create perfectly smooth matte skin, with a bright rosy cheek, and a subtle but unexpected eye of sheer color and shine. Try Bobbi’s blush in the shade Peony for light to medium skin tone, or Cranberry for medium to dark skin tone. A nontraditional approach to application, after applying a long lasting cream shadow in a pale shade like Beach Honey, smear the first mentioned lip gloss over the shadow without mascara and voila, a modern interpretation of a porcelain beauty. A look especially for the brunette and brown eyed woman; a striking smoldering eye, again using a neutral shade of color and a bright navy shadow applied with an eyeliner brush as liner on the top lid only, would be in line with the flush of nautical inspired stripes hitting s/s11 runways. Laura Mercier’s Mineral eye color in Sapphire would fit the bill for this one. Topping off the look with the quintessential shade of red for nails, I choose Chanel’s Le Vernis nail laquer in the shade Dragon to make the sensational interpretation of the twenties thirties and forties we see so inspiring the fashion industry complete. This look would serve strikingly as well for a fair blonde, contrasting to the pale beauty with boldness. As a lover of neutral shades, keeping in tune with bold neutrality could be achieved with metallic touches. Summer skin with white hot attire couldn’t be played up better with a golden or silver hand. Or just applying with a midas touch. I am dying to get my hands on Tom Ford’s line of makeup. A man so in love with nuances couldn’t produce anything less than spectacular. Try a bit of creativity with Bobbi Browns Glacier Shimmer lip gloss A sheer silver shimmer with unexpected applications, resulting in some spotlighted scenes. Don’t shy away from a strike of dark this summer. Reserved for one feature this would be stunning. Silver nail polish. Dark Cherry lipstick. Black toe nail polish. Be bold and
make this summer hot.