Back to Beauty Blogging!

Uhhhh yeaaaa! I know - I've been gone for a LOONG time. So I'm going to be completely honest with you all! I'm not a consistent blogger (as you can tell). I really don't think what I have to say about makeup or trend is all that interesting to take up 5 minutes of your life once a week or once a month. However, my web designer, Kirsten said "MIA!! You have to BLOGGGG!" So here I go;)..... 

There is a lot going on in the world of fashion and trend. Let me run down the list briefly since I've been gone for a while.....

   Marsala -Pantone 2015 color of the year

Marsala-Pantone 2015 color of the year

We have a NEW color for 2015, (which I'm sure you already know) MARSALA! Yes we like to cook with it, I prefer to drink it. Yet overall, it is such an amazing color. When I'm looking for a color in my kit that will flatter ANY SKIN TONE, Marsala is it. It's one of my cant-go-wrong/go-to colors that is great for makeup, nails and hair.

  Fall 2015 Fashion Week 

Fall 2015 Fashion Week 

AND YESSSS!! FASHION WEEK!! As you are reading, the models are strutting down the cat walks of NYFW A/W 2015! The Fall season of 2015 is the season of cool, earthly neutrals paired with bold color statements. We will get more into that makeup color palette in upcoming months. 

And if you've visited your favorite clothing website lately (I ❤️️citychiconline for us curvy girls) you've probably noticed swimsuits or bikinis on the home page, which means it's SPRING. So even though you're probably still wearing your earmuffs and thermal long-johns, it's that time to get the Spring wardrobe together, for Makeup that is.

  The classic black liner and mascara paired with minimal skin.

The classic black liner and mascara paired with minimal skin.

So the question is, what direction is the makeup trend going in for Spring 2015? Makeup has received a "downgrade" so to speak. It's an understated kind of makeup. Its no longer about trying too hard or wearing too much - that look has been passe for some seasons now. Makeup NOW is a more wearable makeup - a more lifestyle makeup. It's more acheivable (especially when we talk about technique).

Let's start by focusing on the backbone of eye makeup: black eye liner and mascara. Black eyeliner is classic, modern, and still very glam. As far as mascara - well what can I say... There is no happy-medium when it comes to putting on mascara this season. Lashes are jam-packed and fully loaded & coated with mascara.

  Maybelline Great Lash & L'oreal Infallible Eyeliner

Maybelline Great Lash & L'oreal Infallible Eyeliner

Pairing this eye look with skin that has a "no makeup" type of look is key. Foundation and powder is minimal, brows are gently groomed, highlights are sheer and lips get a touch of lip balm.

  Laura Mercier Oil free tinted moisturizer, NYX Tinted Brow Mascara and Rosebud Salve.

Laura Mercier Oil free tinted moisturizer, NYX Tinted Brow Mascara and Rosebud Salve.

I decided to create a similar look while pushing the envelope a bit. I created a wide-eye look by using graphic lines. To create this look, I used almost the exact same products listed above. However, I did substitute the pencil liner for Inglot's Gel liner using a MAC 210 brush. And of course nothing is complete in my life without a little sparkle and 3D glitter from MAC Cosmetics 

Stay classic, modern & GLAM! XO💄💋