A smokey eye created using purples; peachy cheeks; or a hot pink lip. Welcome to spring 2011’s bold new palette.
And guess what? I’m not scared. I’m excited.
Getting this look just right – and not like something your Great Aunt Nancy would wear – is all about balance. Just like putting a fashion look together, you don’t want to overdo it in the statement-making department.
Choose your one makeup statement – lips, eyes or cheeks – and tone the rest down.
The effect you’re after is that “pop” of colour.
And there’s plenty of pop in Kit Cosmetics’ limited edition Viva La Color collection, which I was recently invited to experience first hand at the Myer Brisbane City counter*. And by experienced, I mean sitting in a chair while a makeup artist not only did a mini facial on my post-Blogopolis skin, but also created a makeup look around the new collection.
Here’s a little something I prepared afterwards …
But I know you want more. Take a look at the before and after shots again. Click on the image to enlarge (if you must!). See the HUGE difference when my face and eye makeup is complete but I’m still to have the lippy (a hot pink with orange undertones – sorry it looks more orange in the photo and video) applied.
Are you getting my spring statement-making makeup drift?
Key products used
Skincare (from the Super by Dr Nicholas Perricone range which draws on super food ingredients to boost your skin): 3-minute facial intensive treatment $75.95; Bright Eyed Flawless Eye Treatment $74.95; Crinkle Eraser Firming Serum $69.95; O-mega Moisture Nourishing Cream $62.95
Makeup Long Live Color Palette $69.95 (this palette has all your colour needs covered with 24 lip, eye and cheek colours – my lip colour is in the palette); New Kit Cosmetics brushes from $39.95 (made from the softest goat hair); Too Faced Primed and Poreless Smoothing Face Primer $57.95; Kit Cosmetics new Mineral Liquid Powder Foundation $44.95; Too Faced Shadow Insurance $34.95; Too Faced Naked Eye Collection $59.95; Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener $28.95; Smashbox Camera Ready Full Coverage concealer $28.95; Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Kit $64.95; Kit Cosmetics Mineral Illuminiser $24.95;
Are you thinking of making a new makeup statement this spring? Eyes, lips or cheeks?
* I was invited as a guest of Kit Cosmetics in accordance with my disclosure policy