Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Colour me colourful

The residue of last seasons gothic eyliner may still be fresh in our minds, but it's now time to prepare ourselves in readiness as the hottest colour shades in years are about to start gracing even the most die-hard monochrome faces. With so many shades of bright colour splashed over the new seasons runways, it's time to start experimenting with some of the amazing products that are on offer this season. The more faint hearted should start by experimenting with a generous dose of vivid pink blush, brush it on the apples or flush on the cheekbones, bold shades of pink will add freshness to the face without overpowering your features. Try Smashbox Blush in Aperature, start with less and then build up the colour as you dare.

For the more adventurous, don't hold back with colour on the eyes. Choose from the wide array of shades available this season and dab your eyes with almost any of the colours of the rainbow. Use a sheer wash of pink or orange on the entire lid, try MAC eye shadow in Passionate {pink} or Rule {orange} or rim your eyes in energetic hues of green, purple or blue, YSL- 5 Colour Harmony For Eyes in Shades 6 and 2 and Mac eyeliner pencils are not only fantastic true colour pigments they also come in the most gorgeous textures.

Try brightening up a rainy winters day with any of the incredible selection of lip colours available this season. Bright does not have to mean strong scary colour. YSL have done the most stunning shade of vivid baby pink with a hint of shimmer to make this bold colour more wearable. Stunning red lip colour seems to be everywhere this season, alongside old favourites like Chanel Red and MAC Lady Bug or Russian Red are some vivid new kids on the block. Most notable is NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl, it has the convenience of applying with a lip pencil while giving you the texture of a stay fast lip colour, don't try though unless you want to buy, this lip colour will last all night long and still be there for breakfast.