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Sunday, 4 September 2011

Fall in Love with Color Series - Phlox

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Well, I'm back after a short moving hiatus with another look from my Fall Color Series and this time it's a beautiful, rich purple color known as Phlox. And let me tell you, I phloxing love this color.




Sketch & Palette (c) Adam Lippes
"Designer Adam Lippes says of his inspirational color Phlox: We were inspired by an exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian called Infinity of Nations. We love pairing Phlox with Earth-focused colors: Warm Camel mixed with very Cool Alabaster and Soft Pink as well as Red, Deep Purple and Bright Fuchsia"

So how do you wear such a bold color? Well, because this gorgeous jeweltone purple is so stunning on its own I didn't want to do any creative cartwheels with this look. I wanted this powerful to purple stand alone. No cut-crease, no crazy liner, just a beautiful blended look. Simple, sexy, mysterious purple perfection.


I did a reverse gradient on my eyelids starting from a deep midnight blue at the lash line, fading into the Phlox mid-lid, and extending it up into a beautiful fuchsia pink towards the brow bone with lots of dark liner rimming the eyes and bold-dramatic lashes. You will feel and look confident with these powerful, smoldering amethyst eyes.


THE LOOK: Start with a black cream base all over your lid (I used NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black) then pack on a heavy layer of purple shimmer powder (I used Annabelle's Violet Vibe Mineral Dust). Repeat these two steps until you get a rich, deep violet. Use a shimmery fuchsia (I used MAC's Pink Pearl) under and on your browbone/crease area then line your eyes with lots of black liner and smudge it out with a midnight blue (mine came from the Coastal Scents Regular 88 Palette). All that's left is some lashes or mascara and you're done! This look is perfect for beginners because it's simple to do and the smokey effect means it doesn't matter if your application isn't perfect. A little smudging only adds to the dark drama.



For the face, when you're doing something this intense and heavy, make the rest of your makeup very light. I used the warm camel colored brown for my contouring color (cheeks/nose), and did my lips in a light nude pink with a hint of brown liner. I slicked my hair back into a super-high/tight pony tail and paired it with a purple cocktail dress and leather jacket. Instant beauty-badass. Bold but totally wearable and perfect for sultry fall nights.




This is my "Go Phlox Yourself" Face

Here are some other gorgeous phlox colored pieces:




I hope you guys love this look and try it out for yourself. Why not? Go Phlox Yourself!

37 comments:

  1. damnnn this look is so stunning & shimmery(:
    i love love love he shades you used!
    theyre breathtaking(:

    <3 BB

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  2. My gawd, this is hot - absolutely love it. Even so it's my fav. colour. :)

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  3. AMAZING!!!!1 This is so hot on so many levels!!! Love how bold the brows look! Mwaaah!

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  4. I saw this on Makeupbee and fell in love!! It is so gorgeous!! Looks hot on you! LOVE! ♥

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  5. OMG I love this color. I wish I had the gall to try it out though. I feel like it would look very weird on my monolid eyes =/ But you look GORGEOUS

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  6. LOL "Go Phlox Yourself"... I love it. This is awesome. I haven't don't any reverse gradients in quite some time, but now I think I need to after seeing yours. It has inspired me!

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  7. Gorgeous!! Your eyes really pop with this colour!!

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  8. Purple eye makeup is totally my favorite thing... evarrrr! Love this!

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  9. WOW amazing look but you look extra beautiful today!

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  10. The midnight blue looks so vibrant!! Loved the look!!
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  11. oh my...that is so pretty! i may wear it on special occasion! love it!

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  12. Wooooooooo boy, this look is smoking...like quite literally smoking purple. Love ittttt. Kind of obsessed with the matching dress...like quite literally obsessing :)

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  13. <3 Woow! That reverse gradient is beautiful, and that color really goes well with your complexion! Phloxxing beautiful!

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  14. I love this so much I am beyond words! You look beautiful!

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  15. I love this phlox look of your Meredith, you look stunning. The colors look great on you. I'm taking in a few pointers from you right now... nude lips over great eye make up. Thanks for sharing such great make up inspirations! - Mar
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  16. I adore your blog! It's so fun and stylish! I'm following you! Hope you can also follow my blog!
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  17. ahh absolutely stunning!! love the hint of midnight blue!!

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  18. Oh, dear, I never even knew such a color existed.. Well, I did know the color, but not its name.. Phlox is a lovely thing that made me smile a bit. :) As always, your look is flawless and gorgeous, nothing short of a true queen. Congrats, dear.

    (sorry for the short comment, you deserve better but I'm having a bad day thing going on.. Sowwy)

    Hugs,
    Leonara Carulina

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  19. oh yesss, give me that phlox!!! you look stunning and sexy--phlox is definitely your color!!!

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  20. that is so pretty!

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  21. Gorgeous!! Is phlox really a color? lol....just looks like good ol purple to me!

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  22. I saw this on makeupbee and I was anxiously waiting for the blog post! I think this is my favorite one so far in the series. Purple is such a flattering color and it's absolutely beautiful--especially on you! I also realllly love the reverse gradient effect. Once again, you astounded me, Meredith! <3

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  23. just discovered your blog and i absolutely love it!! gorgeous looks!

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  24. OMYGOODness! i love love this eye make-up!
    so classy yet so fierce.. perfect! so envious..

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  25. Oh, I'm so amazed at this fantastic make-up! I love following your blog for more updates!


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  26. such stunning photos!! This colour is actually gorgeous!! I can't get over how good this looks :)


    - Sydney xo

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  27. Go phlox yourself? Why, I'd love to! I love love love purple! Nice job on the reverse gradient effect, I'm really loving that!

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  28. Holy balls, the lid shade is DIVINE.

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  29. Ok, I love this awesome look...you look like an actress for a sci-fi movie :D I think I have a girl crush ;) Gorgeous.

    x0x0

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  30. this looks amazing on you !
    i love how you wear the makeup; the makeup doesn't wear you !

    you always rock your looks <3

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  31. it's so so so amazing! i am totally in love with the look :) you are so talented!

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  32. Phlox are very good collection of eye makeup, i love it

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