Fashion Colorful Makeup

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Are you aware that when you enter a room, you are sized up in only a few seconds? This means, you have to be at your best fashion colorful behavior. Color is a huge part of what presents a ‘good first impression.’ Having the right makeup colors will enhance your youth, make you feel confident and accentuate your most natural beauty. If you have the wrong colors, it can make you appear tired, drained and aged.

When it comes to selecting makeup colors, a lot of women have absolutely no clue. Some women wear their colors based upon their instinct. Other women just go with the current trend in fashion. And still, there are others who wear colors that friends recommend. This will result in erroneous choices, money wasted and a ‘not so’ flattering look. However, you don’t have to guess when it comes to colors and neither do you have to be an expert.

Go to your retail stores and you will see a variety of colors to choose from, but make sure you have a fashionista with you.  Just kidding! We are going to give you some excellent tips here to get you started.

 

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Personalizing your color

To personalize and customize your colors, we will use the seasons to give you a clearer vision when it comes to eye, hair and skin tone. For the season lingo, you will know whether you are warm or cool; light or deep.

Warm or Cool

Warm colors exemplify earth tones, brown or gold shades. Cool colors symbolize gray, white, black, deep blue, turquoise or blue greens. It is possible for any woman to wear any color, but the variance is in the shade.

Beyond a doubt, the most significant representative to determine if you are warm or cool is the color of your hair.  If you are unable to determine your precise eye color or skin tone, then your hair color will offer the next best solution because it frames your face.

Light or Deep

Now that you know whether your color is warm or cool, you need to determine if it is light or deep. Again, your skin tone, color of hair and eyes will be the primary determining factor to decide if you are light or deep. If your eyes are light blue or light green, your color would be lighter. If your eyes are brown or black, then you are to choose deeper colors. If you are deep, then you will select a tan makeup color to match your skin tone.

Conclusion

On a scale of 1 to 10, what is your skin tone, eye and hair color – with 1 being lighter and 10 being deeper? You would choose a deep ebony color for a 10 and a paler color for a 1. For example, most people from the Middle East have deep skin tones and dark eyes. So they would choose a deep color. Conversely, most Europeans have hair that is blonde and lighter eyes, so they would choose lighter colors. So if you fall into the category of deep, you would be between a 5 and higher. If you fall into the category of light, you would be between 1 and 4.

Congratulations! You now can determine the right makeup color for your skin tone.

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“Spring Forward” Fashion for Spring & Summer 2013 – Part 1

With retail sales at their highest and winter apparel being removed from the racks, the busy stores are clearing the way for the impending spring collection. The models are gracing the catwalks with some incredible stuff that need a second look. In fact, fashion designers have outdone themselves this time. The good thing is that you get to have a sneak preview of what is to come in the months ahead. Rest assured that you won’t be disappointed.

For spring 2013, you will find simple shapes, but for fabrics and prints, you are going to see bolder! You will find a characteristic 1960’s signature in many dressing rooms during the March and April months.

Checkered patterns are going to be a throwback to years gone by, but this time, it will be bigger and better. Look for these in varied shapes, colors, sizes and shades. You will find monochrome checkered fabric in stores and on the runway more than you ever saw them before. The good thing is that these are amazing for every imaginable budget. On top of that, the material is easy to wear and appropriate for both the workplace and the club. You will definitely want to get one or two of these to add to your wardrobe. If the checkered patterns are a bit much for you, then you can still accomplish a similar look with checkered accessories.

Heels

Low pointed heels have been popular in the 1960s and 1990s and guess what? They have reappeared and already seen on the runway. Many of us have a love/hate feeling and pet peeve about wearing uncomfortable high heels. So these lower heels will definitely be forgiving to our feet and in addition, they are incredibly stylish and fashionable. If you match them with a pencil skirt for the office or put them on with some Bermuda shorts, you will, no doubt, be embracing the spring season.

You can get an immediate sharp appearance with a crisp white button down shirt. This is the ideal solution to the days when you want to look clever, shrewd and fashionable, but sexy at the same time. You can also wear these pointed heels with jeans and a blazer or couple it with a peplum skirt. You will make a statement by having a structured look with an unstructured piece.

– watch for Part 2 tomorrow!

 

Adapting to today’s fashion trends despite your age

Ok, so you are getting older and you still love to look chic and stylish! What else is new? You are not alone and you don’t have to feel guilty about making your own fashion statement. You don’t have to answer to anyone, but yourself. Do what pleases you, but don’t go overboard. Since you know who you are, no one can decide exactly what you should wear. However, in this article, I am going to give you little tidbits that have worked for many people over the age of forty.

Most women love clothing and love to be a part of the new fashion trends. However, not all fashion trends are meant for the younger or older crowd. You have to pick what works with your body type, appearance, height, complexion, and personal taste. You could be over forty and still be passed for a younger person. You could probably get away with dressing younger. But it all depends on how you feel about it.

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If you look younger than your age, you could probably pull off wearing thigh high boots and reasonably short dresses. This can be done without looking inappropriate. However, before you consider those thigh high boots, here are some things to consider:

  • Wear with slim fitting jeans
  • Wear black opaque tights
  • Put on some sheer pantyhose

Don’t buy thigh high boots made of patent leather. Choose a matte-looking material like suede. It will give you a mature look that is appealing and stylish. Forget about the complex shoe details. Choose styles that are simple.

Things to consider

If you want to dress age appropriate and still look confident and alluring, here some things to consider:

  • Dress feminine and leave the cute look to the younger women. This means you won’t dress in tier clothing or too much frills. Instead, choose an appealing wrap neckline, tailored suits, long statement earrings, the all black look, leopard prints and leather.
  • Wear fitted clothing, but not too tight. Get your right fit. This means you should know the measurements of your body before you go shopping.

There are some timeless items that are still in your wardrobe to wear. Your silk scarves and double-breasted jackets are never going to be unfashionable; no matter what age you get to.

Simplify your wardrobe

Simplicity is usually the key to looking fabulous and yet trendy. You don’t have to resort to the more expensive look. Clothing that you see on the red carpet worn by celebrities can be yours at a fraction of the cost. Go to designer stores and take a peek in their ‘look books.’ You will get plenty of ideas there for someone your age.

olderfashionTry to wear colors that complement your skin tone and tones down your outfit such as burgundy, camel and bottle green. Remember, when you were in your thirties, you used to go for the bright colors to spruce up your wardrobe for a much youthful look. After forty, you would take it down a notch.

Do you see yourself in an olive green top, camel skirt coupled with a burgundy blazer? That is truly chic, sophisticated and smart. What you did was to inject just a little color into your outfit to help bring out your personality. The outfit is simple, but will spark up some conversation on your way to the office or out to dinner.

Matching your hairstyle with your wardrobe

Your wardrobe should also match your hairstyle.  Older women will wear a shorter hairdo even if they have to cut their long tresses. It gives you a more classy and stylish look. Watch what your favorite celebrities in your age group are wearing. They are not always right, but close to it. You can emulate their hairdos or something similar as well as some of their fashion statements.

Short Ladies: Here are NINE ways to Look Taller

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Get Younger Looking Skin WITHOUT Plastic Surgery

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Pin-Up Posse

This look is taking the world by storm once again and I absolutely love it. From the makeup to the clothing, the pinup girl look is so classic and will always be around for years to come. From Ann Margaret to Farrah Fawcett to Dita Von Teese, we have seen through the years that pinup will live forever.

If you want to try this style I suggest looking at some pictures of the hairstyles and for the makeup it is a simple cat eye with big lashes and bright red lips.

The look is simple to achieve but what really made these ladies special was the attitude that went with it. Confidence is key with this look so don’t forget to wear it well and strut your stuff. I have added some websites to show you how to achieve this pinup look and make it your own.

http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/gallery/p_dita_von_teese

http://www.refinery29.com/retro-fit-your-hair-with-40s-updo

Maxi-Dresses

So as we head into spring and summer I want you ladies to start thinking about effortless elegance. Simple, at our age, is the best way to look like a million bucks and with our hectic lives, we need it as easy as it comes. The best way to look effortless and chic is in a maxi dress. Now at first I was not into this style, I thought it looked too prom-ish but now I have really embraced the style. You can put on the simplest dress and add a long stranded necklace and some sandals or wedges and you are runway ready girlfriends! So try this look for spring and summer especially and don’t worry about spending a little more on a good quality because it will be an investment towards fall. Add a blazer and boots and you are ready for fall maxi’s as well!! This is a trend that will be around to stay!