I used to study art back in high school, so one of the first lessons I learned was color theory. In case you didn't know, orange and blue are opposites on the color wheel and are thus complimentary. Sometimes they can look garish together (i.e. the Mets uniform... Yankee supporter over here) or they bring out the best in each other. Hopefully you'll think the looks below are the latter...
|the finished product|
Next I decided to go a little brighter. I applied Navy (wet), lining the upper eyelid. This added a pop of color that complimented my eyes. I applied L'Oreal H.I.P. Shine Struck, Liquid Lipcolor in Precarious, a warm, slightly coral orange with gold shimmer. The Shine Struck line has quite a few colors that I like, Precarious being one of them. It goes on significantly more opaque than Tangerine. The formula is nice and it lasts a while on your lips. I believe it is part of L'Oreal's permanent collection.
The last look I'm going to show is definitely more dramatic, better suited for nighttime. I applied MAC Morange on my lips, and loved it. It is creamy neon perfection! What you see in the picture is only one swipe on each lip... I would recommend using a lip liner to avoid bleeding and don't be surprised if it strains your lips. Still using Navy, I brushed it onto the creases of my eyes, blending it out to make it look a little smoky.
For all three looks, I used Bare Minerals matte foundation in Golden Beige. I contoured my cheekbones using warmth (I can pretend my cheekbones really look this way!) I then used Urban Decay bronze in Gilded on the apples of my cheeks. Here's a hint: save your face for last when using pigments on your eyes. No matter how careful you are, I guarantee there WILL be fallout.
Today I decided to go with the second look, pairing it off with an aqua shirt, which set off the whole combination nicely. As you can see, navy and orange can play nicely with each other, so have fun experimenting! What do you think of the orange trend in makeup?
On another note, I've purchased my ticket for the IMATS next week. Anyone else going? Also what kind of posts do you enjoy seeing here?
|pointed cotton swab|
|Navy used dry on the left and wet on the right.|
|Mattese Elite NAvy|
|L'Oreal HIP Shine Struck Liquid Lipcolor in Precarious|
|CoverGirl WetSlicks Fruit Spritzers in Tangerine Splash|