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Falling For Jewel Tones

September 12, 2011

Recently I was scrolling through the CFDA Fashion Awards photos--checking out all the designers and models celebrating achievements in the industry--and was floored when I saw this photo of Karolina Kurkova. I love the pop of color that the red shoes add to this jade jumpsuit. It has a throwback yet futuristic glamour it. It's made me thrilled and excited for the jewel tones of Fall.

Inspired, I've decided to incorporate more jade and red into my wardrobe this season. And the quickest way to do that is to put it on my face. After experimenting with different products, I've come up with a "how to" for any of you so too jewel-inclined:

  

This metallic green cat eye and exquisite red pout combination is bold way to revel in Fall beauty. To start, use your favorite complexion polisher, whichever works for you. There are so many liquids, pressed powders, mineral powders, etc. out there, I recommend just getting that face flawless!

Then swoop Chanel's Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Jade to the outer corners of your eyes.

Here are a few different shades to try. Starting from the top left:

  

  

  1. Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip color in Excessive
  2. Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense in 43 Moulin Rouge
  3. NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Heat Wave
  4. NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Funny Face

I'm loving the bright cherry red lipstick from Chanel. It's long lasting and goes on smoothly. Makeup Forever makes some of my favorite products. They have a nice Aqua Liners and a great metallic blue green. If you have a hard time applying liquid, their pencils come in a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors. Their lipstick always holds up and you can wear it all day without having to reapply. NARS offers great lip color. To change it up a little try an orange red lipstick like Heat Wave, or to soften the look, try a pink like Funny Face.

This Makeup Forever lip pencil is amazing, in that it's colorless, and you can use it with any color lipstick. It acts as an invisible line around your lip to hold color in.

So, start playing. Have fun with it! I'd love to see what you come up with. And if you still need a little assistance or color-advice, you know where to find me...