Every year as August comes to a close I get this bittersweet feeling. I'm bitter because I know that summer is over and soon I'll be knee-deep in snowbanks and slush, but the sweet part is getting to celebrate all things fall! The return of sexy boots, chic coats, colorful leaves and my favorite holiday - Halloween!! So I'd like to put my Disney looks on hold for a while and focus on the up and coming colors of the Fall 2011 season, what to expect and how to wear them. So (drumroll please) I present to you my "Fall in Love with Color" series. Here's a preview of what's to come!
Pantone is the #1 company for all things color and they've surveyed the hottest catwalks in the world to bring you the colors that are inspiring designers this season. These are the top ten shades: Bamboo, Emberglow, Honeysuckle, Phlox, Cedar, Deep Teal, Coffee Liqueur, Nougat, Orchid Hush, and Quarry.
The first color in the series is Bamboo. Take a look!
Sketch & Palette by Designer Chris Benz, who says ...
I took Chris' design inspiration and interpreted it into a look. I did a bamboo and sage smokey eye with navy highlights to emulate the idea of a swamp in the moonlight and saved his honeysuckle color suggestion for my lips and cheeks to brighten up this heavy look."I have been traveling to Savannah, Georgia over the latter part of 2010 and have become enamoured with the scenery and laissez-faire attitude of the South — the gorgeous cypress trees covered in Spanish moss, weather-worn masonry, filtered sunlight and a tension between old- and new-fashioned ideals. We love the idea of the Old South and swampy colors in the moonlight." - Chris Benz
The bamboo color is just a peek-a-boo pop in the inner corner, fading out to a rich sage green and then a dark navy, with black defining the crease and navy liner to keep the look from being too heavy. I used reflective, shimmery colors to mimic the way moonlight would play against the water. A full product breakdown will be available at the end of the post.
While this yellow-green may not suit all skintones makeup-wise, remember that you can incorporate this color in your wardrobe and accessories too.
Don't be afraid to experiment with color! Here are some other colors that compliment bamboo beautifully.
I hope you found this post helpful. Will any of you be rocking bamboo this fall?
TO GET MY 'SMOKEY BAMBOO & SAGE' LOOK, YOU NEED
Coastal Scents 88 Palettes in Warm & Metal Mania | Sephora Lash Plumper Mascara in Black | Maybelline Stiletto Liner in Black | NARS blush in Orgasm | Sephora Sculpting Disk (Contouring) | Estee Lauder Lipstick in Caramel Glaze | Revlon Colorstay Foundation in your shade | Revlon Colorstay Powder in your shade