For those of you who have been following my blog for a while now, you might remember a series I did this past summer inspired by upcoming Fall/Winter fashion. Well, Pantone (the leading authority on all things color) has once again released their research revealing the top ten colors gracing couture catwalks this season and I want you to be the first to see a sneak preview of what everyone will be wearing once the sun comes out. So out with the dark drama of Fall/Winter and in with the bright and bubbly beauty for Spring and Summer 2012!
I have a feeling people will like this punchy palette of brights and pastels. I mean, the first four colors are more or less a muted version of the Burning Heart palette from Sugarpill that everyone loves so much (myself included). Personally, I couldn't be happier with what they've released - one look at my blog and you can see I'm fanatical for the color scheme combination of Cabaret, Solar Power & Tangerine Tango. So, as a salute to both Pantone and Pigments & Palettes, I'm launching into this color series with Cabaret. Because, as life is a Cabaret, darling! Isn't that right, Liza?
|Sketch by: Betsey Johston|
Who doesn't love a powerful pink? This dynamic sketch is by the incomparable queen of kitsch and color, Ms. Betsey Johnston. Nobody does pink like she does. Cabaret is inspired by floral shades like roses and tulips so it's the perfect color to play with for the fast approaching Valentines Day. I know Valentines Day can be a major bummer for a lot of people, whether your single or seeing someone, but the best cure for the Valentines blues is ... GLITTER! Even if you don't believe in Valentines Day, it's still a fun excuse to paint yourself pink. Well, that's my excuse anyways. So take a look and see how you can incorporate Cabaret into your makeup look:
|Violet Noir Lashes from Faux|
I'm also thrilled to announce that the folks at Faux Lash: Luxury Lashes for Fancy People have been gracious enough to sponsor this series!! I received my first Faux lashes this Christmas and I've been head over heels in love with the brand ever since. I contacted the company to see if they would be interested in working with me and they agreed to send me lashes for the series so I will be featuring a different pair in every post. How generous!!
This particular look look really came together when I paired the eyes with the Violet Noir Lashes. The pop of purple they add to the look is so stunning and unexpected. No, you're not seeing things - these luxe lashes DO in fact have alternating black and purple lashes. Not only are they gorgeous and fun to wear, they are some of the most durable and high quality lashes I've ever owned AND, easy to apply. The stiff band means an even application each time. I'm literally in love with them; they are the perfect way to add color to any look without being over the top. If this particular style is a bit much for you I still recommend that you check out their full collection. They have lashes for every taste and occasion as you'll see throughout the series
When designing this look I envisioned the eye as the center of a rose, with the petals unfolding outwards in a pink and purple rainbow. And of course, to tip my hat to Ms. Betsey, I wanted to add just a touch (well, a GENEROUS touch) of rainbow glitter to keep the look fun and flirty because that's what Valentines day should be all about. The best part of the glitter (Mirrorball by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) is that its vegan and cruelty free. Even animals need love on Valentines Day.
If you are interested in trying this colorful, cabaret look I've put together a tutorial for how to achieve it. Check it out for yourself! Wear it for some festive fun this Valentines or just because. Either way you'll feel fabulous with your glamorous glittery eyes.
Finally, I'm proud to present the last part of my color series post. For this series I'm ALSO collaborating with an up and coming beauty blogger by the name of Jess who runs My Haute Habit, a blogsite dedicated to sophisticated fashion. Jess has put together an inspiring image board for each color so you can see the perfect ways to infuse your spring/summer wardrobe with an array of colors. Here's her Cabaret creation - what do you think?:
That's it for today's post. I hope you guys are excited to see the rest of the looks in this collection/collaboration because there are some real stunners! Spread the love this Valentines Day!