Let’s face it a world without color would be completely boring… and so would your wardrobe! So I’ve gone out and found colors that are on trend with this summer and found ways to add them to your life—fashionably of course!
I have to admit that I am painstakingly loyal to my smokey eye (hey, it works for me) but I also do not underestimate the beautifying power of color. The right blend of hues chosen to complement your eyes and skin tone can brighten your features giving your face the perfect lift. And the nice thing about eye makeup is that you can go as minimal or as intense as you feel (or as the occasion allows)! Oh and if you are going intense on the eyes… it’s a good idea to choose a neutral lip like in the picture below:
This season Make Up For Ever came out with a beautiful assortment of pastel shades:
From left to right—Eye Shadow #25 Apricot Orange Sheen (which I also love to use as a BLUSH!),
Eye Shadow #118 Vibrant Light Blue, and
Eye Shadow #57 Chartreuse Sheen.
(The actual colors of these shadows appear more like what is shown like in their mirror reflection in the picture)–bright lighting! Anyhow, I love them all! And Make Up For Ever has come out with a whole bunch to highlight your look. Here are some Pro Tips to get the Pastel Perfect Look:
Pretty Pastels for your peepers
Step 1: Apply a nude eye shadow from the upper lash line to the crease.
Step 2: Using an eye shadow brush like MAKE UP FOR EVER’s #10S, sweep your favorite pastel eye shadow from the inner to outer
corner of the eye, extending just above the crease while outer corner open.
Step 3 (optional): Apply a pop of pastel to the outer corner of the lower lash line for a more colorful, playful pop.
Step 4: Apply two coats of your favorite mascara,
such as MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash.
Annnnnnd in case your mind has simultaneously thought about wardrobe like mine has… below are some cute summer dresses from Shopstyle.com that playfully complement each of the above eye-shadows!
Next… another summer color favorite of mine is a Splash of Pink!
What better way to do this than with Lancôme’s Limited Edition Summer 2012 LOVE Collection! And this unique makeup collection was developed in collaboration with renowned Canadian Female Painter Corno. Her work is absolutely fantastic! It’s no wonder this creative alliance is such an artistic success.
What I love about Lancôme is that they have some miracle formula to produce the perfect color blend for any shade you can imagine and they are always collaborating with the industries hottest artists and thinkers. This season, I have COMPLETELY fallen for their BRAND NEW Cream Pink lipstick and Cosmopolitan Pink blush.
Needless to say, these pieces have taken up resident in my summer makeup bag as they are such a quick and easy way to brighten up my face throughout the day and bring some color into my complexion! Here’s the look after a quick application:
Available at select Lancôme counters as of Mid-May 2012.
Speaking of pink… here is an adorable pink P.A.R.O.S.H. dress to go along with it!
Last but definitely not least are RED LIPS which have seemingly made their way into EVERY SEASON! Thanks to celebs such as the Kardashian’s which pretty much own the look, this trend is ever so popular.
To complement this color sensation, Make Up For Ever has come out with an incredible and extensive Rouge Color Palette called Rouge Artist Natural consisting of 50 shades to fit ANY kind of mood or outfit. It’s an ULTRA CREAMY, moisturizing lipstick that provides light coverage with a soft shiny finish. Along with its range of shades to choose from, this collection even comes in 3 different finishes: satin, iridescent and diamond.
I had the pleasure of trying the following Rouge Artist Natural colors from left to right: N37, N4, and N12.
Available Exclusively in Sephora Stores across Canada as of April 2012.
And since we are also thinking about wardrobe I think red lipstick goes PERFECT with a hot black dress!