The Universal Beauty of Pinks

You may have noticed from store displays that one of the ‘in’ Spring 2014 colors is pink.And the range of pinks is almost staggering
Hues ranging from the palest blush to deep pink rose, an almost shocking hot pink to cotton candy.

Dresses, tops, lips, blush eyeshadow! Even furs, handbags, shoes.

One can view it as all too much, or see what an incredible array of choices await, ready for the picking.

For Spring, a pair of shoes, lipstick, the handbag…even if you don’t feel you look good in pink, try an accent piece to get something that says ‘current’, not trendy. A pair of well made  blush colored shoes can be a solid investment as that tone will often work as a nude shoe. I believe every woman should have a pair of nude pumps. They can be a staple “turn to “.

Remember, when a color is what we call of the moment, it often means just that. The time to buy is fleeting. So if you like the item and color, get it. It may not be back next season!

Blush color and strong  pinks  are a ‘now’ fashion, style.If you choose to not commit to wardrobe, then try accents: accessories, earrings, necklaces.
Hand bags  or shoes…a scarf can be an easy pick-up to the more drab colors so many urban dwellers need to wear for business and doesn’t look over the top as a fashion choice.

You can perk up your makeup simply with a flattering pink lip in a tone that completes your coloring to get that fresh Spring feeling…even though  most of the US is in deep freeze and snow. Wear it for your getaway vacation to that warm locale.

Some juicy pinks lips:
Clinique:  Chubby Stick in Pudgy Peony
Dior : Lip Addict Gloss 772 Exquise -bright fuschia pink or 453 Dolly Pink- icy pink shimmer
Lancôme : Rouge In Love -361M Pink Bonbon -bright neon pink or 343B – Fall in Rose a berry pink
L’Oreal: Infallible Summer Rose, Blushing Rose

This Spring, check out a pink-ier blushing , or something with a bit of sheen Like

Bobbi Brown: Sand Pink medium warm pink works in many complexions
Laura Mercier: Second Skin Cheek Color in Rosé Petal. It’s matte, and  pale yet pop of color for those who are into subtle blush

For eyes that subtly have sheen yet not over the top shimmer so easy to wear to a conservative office are these :

Cover Girl:  Queen Collection in Champagne Q105 with Raisin Q125
L’Oreal Infallible Eye Color-choose something, I use them all!

MAC Cream Colour Base: Shell
Julie Hewett Shimmie : Goldie

Blush color pinks  are also THE now fashion, style
If you choose to not commit to wardrobe, then try accents: accessories, earrings, necklaces
Hand bags  or shoes…a scarf can be an easy pick up to the more drab colors so many urban dwellers need to wear for business and doesn’t look over the top as a fashion choice.

Handy tips:
Brown based lipsticks make your teeth look more yellow
Blue based lipsticks make your teeth look whiter

If  you like to wear earth tone colors you can complement them with a lipstick that doesn’t match just not clash
Sometimes a lovely rosy lipstick works really well with autumn colors ( that we often wear year round)

Even bright pinks can work with that of personal fall palettes ( think auburn, red heads, warm brown, strawberry blondes) , and help bring you forward to a year round look.

Emily Katz
ekTRUTH
Image Concept & Strategy
“When Your Presence and Presentation Matter”

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