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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Fall in Love with Color Series - Deep Teal

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I guess now that it's officially September I can start feeling like it's actually fall. The wind is getting a bit nippier and the sun is setting a bit earlier so it's time to get out the fall clothing. Lucky for me, today's color is something that features prominently in my fall wardrobe, deep teal. Deep teal looks amazing on darker complexions and is one of many colors that plays well with brown and hazel eyes - none of which I have! So, it goes to show even if a color doesn't seem like it works for you, try it anyways - you might be surprised!
Sketch & Palette (c) Nanette Lepore
Nanette Lepore says that the inspiration for her design comes from 'Celestial heights twinkling in soft focus from our view on terra firma – we are reacting to the effects of global warming with softer colors and lighter fabrics'. While Pantone says that this color is reminiscent of the sky as daylight descends into darkness.
I will admit that Nanette's color palette threw me for a loop the first time I saw it. It's packed with powerful colors as well as a lot of contrast. I knew this look would be a challenge because it's definitely out of my color comfort zone. What I did like though was the idea of a night sky settling over a fall sunset - so that's where I drew my inspiration from. I didn't know how it was going to turn out but the look ended up being quite interesting and unexpected, and who doesn't want to be associated with those qualities?

Orange adds extra pop for blue eyes!

This look is definitely not for people who are color-shy. However, if you replaced the orange and yellow tones with something more subtle ( say, a nude wash or a light blue) you could easily dial down the drama while maintaining a beautiful, eye catching, teal look.


For the face I opted for bronzer instead of blush because there was already so much color going on. Also, this was the one instance that I looked for an orange based bronzer, rather than a brown, to reflect the shades on my lid. For the lips I used L'Oreal's Perpetual Peach, because it has nice warm undertones that compliment the eyes and cheeks. 


My favorite part of this look is the fact that when your eyes are all the way open (which they are 90%) of the time. You can barely see the orange and gold tones on the lid but when you bat your eyes it's a shocking surprise of color. Very flirty and fun. If you want to be a bit more coy in your color palette though, try incorporating splashes of teal into your wardrobe or on your nails. Here are some great examples of deep teal pieces:



I hope you guys fall deeply in love with deep teal and try to experiment with it this fall.


EDIT: I'm filming my first ever video tutorial tomorrow but I don't know which look I should film. Any requests??

Edit #2: The super talented Jerry did a look inspired by this look that I love and have, have, have to share with y'all!




45 comments:

  1. I love that last picture of you!! Gorgeous look, as always!

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  2. This look is stunning, dear, you never cease to amaze me. Such wonderful colors playing along so well, it really does show how skilled you are in your execution & creation stiles. Very nicely done, indeed.

    The orange brings me a little smile, I've come to realize that those orange-y shades suit my skin tone best. So, thanks for yet another gorgeous post.

    Hugs,
    Leonara Carulina

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  3. this is ever so lovely, you are so talented, artistic and creative Miss Meredith!!! Great stuff as always, your smile is simply enchanting :)))

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  4. wicked cool look! reminds me of the twitter colors lol


    Vonnie of Socialitedreams.com

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  5. I LOVE the contrast in color. What shadows did you use to create this look?

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  6. Ooh, I totally adore the teal colour!

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  7. so stoked for fall fashion!
    gorgeous look you made the colors work soo well together(:

    <3 BB

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  8. Meredith, you are so kicking ass in this series! I have fallen in love with each and every look you have done and I eagerly await the next post every time I sign onto blogger! Keep them coming...you inspire me to no end!! <3

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  9. ooh this is such an amazing way to use these colours together!!! If i could see one thing differently I would love if you had a closed eye pic not so tilted down so I could see it better :)

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  10. I wish I could be so bold! I have a hard enought time with color past my crease, lol!! I might have to go on a hunt for that lip color....I need something like it! And I want those heels!!

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  11. This is gorgeous! You do a great job on the cut crease look. Where are you finding this color palettes you are listing. It's very interesting.

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  12. Great look :)It looks gorgeous.

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  13. OMFG I love this so muuuuuuuch!!!

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  14. The colors look beautiful together.You're a genius. U better make these blog looks into a portfolio.

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  15. I love it !! I love it !! :D

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  16. I like the idea of that orange showing when you bat your eyes! How cool!

    I have no idea which of your many beautiful looks to suggest for your video tutorial but I'm looking forward to it!

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  17. very stunning look and super smile....:)

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  18. I absolutely LOOOOOVE your blog!

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  19. wow, I don't think I could ever pull off that look!!! It looks great on you~ what camera are you using?? I really want your camera!! :P

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  20. i have to practice doing a cut crease ... i have small lids so I always have to blend color up .... love the color combo with the orange and teal, gorgeous!

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  21. it's amazing! teal looks fantastic on you, it's a very strong look because the colors are up, beautiful!

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  22. AAAAAAmazing!!! The colors are really pretty on you!!!

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  23. Awesome colors!! I really like this series!

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  24. phenomenal!! This colour is not only beautiful but such a rich colour! You are gorgeous :) Love the outfits you put together with your makeup..wonderful

    -Sydney xo

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  25. My Fresh Faced friend you are AMAZING!!

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  26. Oh man, this is BEAUTIFUL. I am stealing it for sure, it's one of my favourite looks that you've done :)

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  27. I adore this colour combination! I love that you did a look with teal as it is one of my favourite colours to mess around with lately!

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  28. wow, those are such a random selection of colours that i wouldnt ever put together myself but it looks really good!

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  29. This is so pretty! For the vid, how about your Tinkerbell look?

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  30. this is soo pretty. I am totally trying teal this fall! (and this look)

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  31. There are not enough 'yeses' in the world for your looks -.- :D .

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  32. OMG I seriously just sat and looked at every single one of your posts. Your new biggest fan!

    xo Jackie
    http://livingaftermidnite.blogspot.com

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  33. this colors are perfect for autumn <3!!! i need more of them in my closet :D

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  34. Amazing, amazing, amazing, UH-MAZING!!!!!

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  35. I love the pop of teal...can i request a tutorial for this look? :)

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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  36. Omg your eye are the most beautiful i have ever seen

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  37. SO gorgeous! i love these colors!

    -Carol
    http://declarationofcaptivation.blogspot.com/

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  38. Hey I love your blog. Yo look amazing! You re so stylish :) Following you.) Check out me :)
    www.lovesfromfashion.com

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  39. such a beautiful color combo! love it.

    @CottonCandyINK.blogspot.com

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