Holiday Beauty: Color Trends

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This Holiday Season make them green with envy, by getting a little creative with your beauty routine.  Try on a bright eye shadow you’ve been meaning to for some time.  Give an alternate lip color (besides the token “Holiday Red” lipstick) a try.  Paint or stick on one of the many artistic nail patterns we have been seeing every where this year.

To help you get started here are a few of my favorite looks, hues, and products to get you started.

Eye Shadow Alternatives:

Green eye shadow is a gorgeous alternative to the bland safe colors we see every holiday season.  It’s a great shade on any skin tone and if worn correctly, your eye color will pop.  Just remember that bright green shadows tend to look a little cartoonish, a great tip is to mix the green eye shadow with a complimentary color such as gold.  Follow my guide below to select the correct hue for your skin tone.

  • Fair skin tone:  A true bright green eye shadow will look great on your skin tone like the MAC Eye Shadow in Swimming, $15.  This is best paired with a gold like MAC Eye Shadow in Gorgeous Gold or Sable, $15.
  • Medium skin tone: Try a gold that’s more muted with gold shimmer.  You will love Laura Mercier Eye Colour in Sherazade, $22. Paires well with Laura Mercier Eye Colour in Guava.
  • Dark skin tone: An olive green color with look gorgeous on your skin tone. Swipe on Make Up For Ever Eye shadow in Dark Emerald Green Shimmer, $20.  Pair this with deep black eyeliner on the upper and lower water line.

Not feeling quite daring enough to try on a bold shadow, then opt for a colored eyeliner.  Lining your upper lids or lower water line with a bold eye liner will have the same effect as a bright eye shadow.  It will still be an attention grabber.  Try on these:  NARS Eyeliner  Abbey Road,  $23,    Cover Girl Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue, $10,  or MAC Eyeliner in Minter or Permaplum, $15.

Lip Color Alternatives:

Move over Red, the new “IT” color is Tangerine Orange Lips. It’s both and exotic and friendly color and a hue that looks great on every skin tone.  Here are a few shades for every skin tone.


Let’s Get Cheeky:

Fuchia Blush, that’s right, dab on a fuchia blush this holiday season.  It blends beautifully on all skin tones, but will give you a soft bright fresh look.  You don’t want to overdo it so make sure you blend well and only use a touch of color.  I love Make Up For Ever Powder Blush in Neon Pink 75, $19   or MAC Blush in Swoon or Frankly Scarlet, $20.

How to apply you ask?

  • Fair to medium skin tone: Apply a lightly on the apples of your cheeks, it should appear as a natural flush.
  • Darker skin tones: On darker skin tones this color can be applied a little more liberally it will blend well and look gorgeous on.



Nail Art Made Easy

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