Posts Tagged ‘purple’

Tickled Purple

Post + Graphic Design by Norah Curlee

 

With the new release of Pantone’s Color of 2014, Radiant Orchid, we’ve been inspired to dig deep in our arsenal to round up some of our favorite purple-hued beauties (and found some new favorites along the way). Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones. It’s making its way onto our vanities and into our closets and we aren’t mad about it!

Makeup Forever Powder Blush in Lavender: A little goes a long way with this gorgeous violet hued blush. Treat your apples to something other than the peachy/pink variety! We especially <3 this for darker skin tones.

OCC Lip Tar in Hoochie: Only for the bold! This isn’t the first time we’ve mentioned these uber pigmented lip tars…and we love this unique color! We think it’s perfect to paint on your pout on days you’re feeling particularly vibrant.

Gizmon iPhone Case: You’ve heard us RAVE about this amazing iPhone case…but now we are tickled purple that it is available in a certain radiant orchid.

MAC Pigment in Pink Pearl: Pigments are perfect for a subtle wash of color or built up for an intense statement. This beautiful magenta with a blue duo chrome shade is perfect for patting on the center of the lid to amp up a natural look!

Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Darling: Definitely the most tame of our selection, this is a totally wearable/every day option. It’ll gives your au naturale days a little something special!

Pantone + Sephora Lipstick in Radiant Rush: You can count on Sephora to bring out some amazing beauty bits inspired by the annual Pantone shades…we particular love this year’s lipstick in Radiant Rush. Gorgeous!

Nordstrom Travel Brush Set: Who doesn’t love travel friendly makeup brushes? We definitely do! Especially when they look this good/come with the cutest case ever.

Sachujuan Silver Shampoo: Brassy blondes listen up! This purple hued wonder, in a few washes, will renew your cool toned blonde and rid of any unwanted warm tones. A radiant miracle!

YSL Ombre 5 Lumieres in Indian Pink: This gorgeous shadow quintette offers endless orchid-inspired eye looks. Purple is the word!

Rebecca Minkoff 5-Zip Crossbody Bag: This trendy hue is starting to creep more and more into our closets…and this bag is a good place to start! This bright pop of a cross body is like candy…only its practical and you can carry things in it!

Zoya Nail Polish in Charisma: Take this trend to your tips! Glossy and gorgeous, especially on a shorter nail with a few midi-rings. We see some Instagram shots in your future.

Have any radiant orchid inspired beauty goodies? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

TRICK OR TREAT… LIGHT!

POST + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

This is for those of you who either can’t wear a costume to work or don’t feel like it, but still want to do something festive! For the rest of us, don’t forget to revisit  Halloween Beauty Help and Halloween Beauty Help Part Two! Today’s look is simple if you break it down and actually very wearable if you pair it with a nude lip (peachy nude or pinky nude to add a little life) and a light peach cheek. And it lets everyone know you love Halloween, even if you can’t dress up for it! Here’s how: (more…)

OH HEY BIG EYES!

post + photos by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

For something so simple, a pop of color along the underlid makes quite an impact. For demonstration purposes I’m showing the how to on my fellow blogger Taye Hansberry’s normal-sized eyes (check out her fashion blog here!), but this is especially great for those of us with monolids or smaller eyes. Either instance, opting for a colored liner or shadow on your bottom lash line will make your eyes appear even larger and more interesting. Here’s how: (more…)

TWO MINUTE EYE

photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

We get a lot of emails asking for makeup looks that are quick + easy and we hope you’ll love this sweet little four stepper! It’s lovely for summer and very simple to do… here’s how:

  1. Dampen a shadow brush with water {for more intensity} and dip it into a purple mineral shadow. We used this pigment in Violet. Then sweep it across the lid.
  2. Trace a cream shadow across your bottom lash line with a liner brush.
  3. Dip a dry, rounded crease brush into a rose gold mineral shadow {we used this pigment in Pink Bronze} and sweep it along your crease from the inner corner  to the outer corner then along your lower lashline just below the purple cream shadow.
  4. Finish the look with a couple coats of your favorite mascara.

It’s easy and fast because it’s basically a color wash with a “sunset” above it. But be prepared to receive tons of compliments throughout the day because of the happy colors! Pair it with a peach cheek + lip to stay sweet or with a red lip for a fun, hipster look.