Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Spring's Trends 2009
Hey Fancy Faces,
It's two days until Spring begins! I'm still sporting coats, jackets, and winter clothing, but according to the calendar, we will begin spring on Friday. So, I wanted to discuss the trend we've been watching and waiting for in the cosmetics industry.
Pastels it is! I knew this was going to happen when I saw the Bobbi Brown bright palette this season was to be about color. What else could make our get-it-in-your-head-we-wear-neutrals Bobbi to come out with a collection of bright colors?
By now you've all seen the lavendar, lilacs, and pinks in MAC's line as well as the Makeup Show and IMATS.
So, you're thinking to yourself, how do I not look like this
Not to worry you pretty little head. You can rock the pastels and still be in your own comfort zone. Not everyone looks good in bright colors, so it's up to you to know how intense the color should be. Warm cats may want to go with a peachy pink rather than a bright blue based pink. Here's a good example,
One the one hand you have Rihanna rocking a cool bright pink, but to the left, still in pastel, she's sporting a warmer pink.
Another thing to keep in mind is, to focus on one feature at a time. If you are going bright on the eyes, don't also go bright on the cheeks, and lips. If you want to rock the bright lips, go easy on bright eyes. If you are King or Queen of your jungle and you choose to go all out, do it in a way not to look clownish. Anything is possible, but it's better to err on the safe side.
If you still aren't ready or suited for brights, don't focus on your face. Substitute your clothes, shoes or accessories. You can even substitute nail varnish in place, yet still be fashionable. It's all in good fun, and it's a trend, so don't invest too much as what's hot for spring may be a "not" for summer.