Although I love Beauty and The Beast’s story I’ve always been more intrigued by the Enchanted Rose. It symbolizes the delicacy and slow bloom of love, yet is powerful enough to transform anyone. Today’s makeup look is inspired by Belle and the Enchanted Rose. I always thought Belle had a very rose-bud-esque look with her earthy eyes, flushed cheeks, beautiful skin and mauve pink lips. The whole idea for this look came together quite some time ago when the Lancôme La Rôse à Poudrer Highlighter released in February. Just like the Enchanted Rose I immediately imagined this highlighter belonging under a glass bell!
Once I decided on the Enchanted Rose theme I started thinking about other rose inspired makeup that could be incorporated into this look.Read More
I wasn’t originally going to publish a Valentine’s Day makeup look because I didn’t want to shop for new stuff, but I’ve started this new thing where I try to “shop” my own collection of makeup! I ended up finding some palettes I haven’t used in a while and created this look that was just too pretty not to share! If you’re thinking of creating a last-minute romantic makeup look for today I suggest you go back through your old makeup and see what you can find! You really only need a few shades of blush/pink/peach eye shadows, a dusty/rosy pink lipstick and a liquid illuminator. If you’re really desperate, head to the drugstore! I’ll be linking drugstore “dupes” for all the products I used too!
Why should you and I care about Pantone’s “Color of the Year” choice? To semi-quote fictional fashion icon Miranda Priestly (who was none-the-less correct on this matter) what you wear is chosen for you by people who do care what the color of the year is. This means your favorite designers, all the way down to the bargain outlet sales racks, will have an abundance of whatever that color is on every jacket, bag and blouse you can imagine. Personally, I’m rejoicing this year. With 2015 being the year of go-go-go and more-more-more it’s refreshing to see an industry influence preach a new message: Relax. Not only has Pantone chosen two colors (for the first time ever) but these colors together say even more.
“With our hectic lives and the frenzy around us, there is an increasing demand for tranquility,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute’s executive director. “Wearing both of these hues at once is like returning to the weightlessness of your youth,” says Eiseman. “The combination of a cool and a warm color brings a sense of balance.” I couldn’t agree more Leatrice.