If I could have one wish this year, it would be to look just like this ad for Chanel’s Summer 2011 makeup collection. I must have this most perfect shade of pink accented here by a pop of yellow and framed in the dreamiest of blues. Oh- and the flawless face, sultry windblown hair, stunning green eyes and luscious lips wouldn’t hurt either. Simply gorgeous.
Last week I had the honor of being guest blogger for the Color Association of the United States and my post was about- what else… lipstick! It included mention of the legendary Coco Pink, touched on my personal love of hot pink in general and noted my overwhelming joy that luscious blue-pinks are all the rage this Spring. However, since I didn’t get around to mentioning products in this category, I am inspired to follow up now with some fabulous choices.
Nothing says sweet like a pinky cheek that leans to the blue side and shown here are two of my favorites. ”Pink Hyacinth” Watercolor from Three Custom Color has a balmy texture for instant inner glow and Lorac’s Baked Matte Satin Blush in “Flaunt” has just the right amount of silky sheen for a soft and sexy highlight. For lips, nothing but full intensity works for me and these shades suit my ever changing moods. From left to right they are “Bora Bora” from Three Custom Color, Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense “36″, Maybelline Color Sensational “Fuchsia Fever” 140 and Sephora’s Lip Attitude in GO8. Okay, so that last one is not HOT pink, but it deserves special mention because this lovely “lilac-pink” is one of my absolute favorites. Not just for the color, but also for the juicy texture and it’s the closest I’ll ever come to wearing nude!
I’ve been a huge fan of Physician’s Formula ever since I worked on a shoot for the brand and learned all about the company and its range of products. In fact, I have various versions of their Light Bronzer shade in my own personal makeup bag (yes! a bronzer made for fair skin!). My next purchase- this adorable Happy Booster™ Glow and Mood Boosting Powder. Just looking at its supreme cuteness makes me smile, but it turns out there’s also an ingredient in the product, Euphoryl, that may also literally give your spirits a lift. According to the PF website, this product contains a blend of “natural plant extracts which have been shown to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of Endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress”. In today’s fast paced world of ups and downs, who can’t use something like this in their makeup bag?