Tuesday, May 20

This Hue's For You!

Nothing wakes up your face faster than the right makeup shade worn the perfect way.  From soft green lids with a white T and jeans to bold orange lips with a festive cocktail dress, these hot shades from Pantone's colors of the season will give you plenty of bright ideas.

Celosia Orange

Jessica Alba

There's a reason stars hit this year's red carpets with orange pouts: The color looks fresher than oxblood, is edgier than pink, and makes a statement with very little effort.  Versions of the juicy hue can flatter every skin tone and liven up dull undertones.  Hint: darker complexions get a bigger boost from opaque, matte lipstick varieties as opposed to sheer lip glosses.

Clothes Coordinates:  Wear it with....red, pale peach, and green.

All About Orange
Tory Burch
 Pretty Baby


Angelina Jolie

This neutral is lighter than khaki, is a bump up from beige, and pairs well with a warmer makeup palette (think cheek and eye products in bronze and rust tones.)  A touch of shimmer will make it pop even more.

Clothes Coordinates:  Wear it with...navy, khaki, and gold.

All That Brightens
Elizabeth Arden
Golden Nude


Jennifer Lopez

This sweet, slightly pastel green may seem like a wild-card choice, but it looks unexpectedly chic as a sheer haze around eyes. If your eyes are green or hazel, try a slightly deeper tone on lids.  A light, metallic formula over a matte one may also feel less intimidating to pull off.  Shoot for J. Lo's trifecta: green shadow, a sweep of peach blush, and a nude lipstick or gloss with a hint of orange in it. (Orange sits opposite green on the color wheel, meaning the two hues are complimentary. )

Clothes Coordinates:  Wear it with cream, black and bright red.

Bare Minerals

Radiant Orchid: 

Olivia Wilde
Lilly Collins

Pantone named this love child of pink and purple the most on-trend shade of the year.  My superlative for the deep, but vibrant hue: most versatile.  Illustrious, yet not harsh, versions of orchid can easily make an impact on both eyes and lips.  Want a tamer dose? Stick with sheer formulas.

Clothes Coordinates: Wear it with...gray, pewter and deep green.

Tom Ford
Bruised Plum

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