I'm back with the third installment of my Makeup Trends & Fall Fashion Series with www.fake-leather.com. To reiterate what I explained in the first post, I teamed up with Adriana of Fake-Leather.com (my absolute favorite fashion blog) and asked her if she would create fall outfits in this season's hottest colors to match my makeup eye-looks that would do the same. She agreed and together we created the five killer makeup & fashion combos - this is just one of them. Let's get to it!
Fall is all about being fashion forward, and this look is definitely for people who like to turn heads and start trends. Tangerine Tango, a bright bold orange, is the #1 Color of 2012 and the best way to make it pop is to pair it with a contrasting color like Olympian Blue. Together they create a killer combo that’s sure to catch everyone’s attention, especially if you’re blessed with blue eyes. The bright blue of Olympian compliments the natural tones of blue eyes while the bold orange of Tangerine Tango contrasts them – creating a dynamic duo that’s perfect for adding instant impact.
In this look I started with a neutral cut crease, then added a fiery wash of orange just above the outer-v. When I was happy with the effect, I added an eye-catching pop of blue for the inner corner and slowly blended it out until it met up with the orange of my outer-v. Be aware when blending these two colors that you don’t overdo it. Because they exist at opposite ends of the color wheel, too much blending will create a messy muddy brown – and there’s nothing cutting-edge about that! Finally, avoid any color on the middle of the lid. Skipping color on the lid shows you don’t give a damn about beauty rules, and that’s how the best trendsetters are born!
Looking to add some of these colors to you kit? Here are two recommendations of great shadows from amazing indie companies that I used for the above look: Mingles ($6.00) by Glamour Doll Eyes & Tangerine ($1.99) by The Body Needs. Both are loose pigments which means they can be applied both dry or wet for extra pigment payoff.
Here's Adriana's interpretation of the color combo. What I love about this outfit is she took two colors that are bright & bold and made them totally appropriate for school and/or work. It's all about balance! She took a bright, busy shirt like this floral print from Zara that reads a bit mature and paired it with some basic, color blocked pieces like navy pants, orange nails & teal accessories (bag & belt) that keep it trendy and young. This outfit definitely shows how you can be all business but still totally on trend at the same time. You don't have to always be in white button ups and black pants to look polished & professional. Have fun with color this fall!
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Thanks for checking out my post, I hope you enjoyed it. Stay tuned for more fall fashion inspired posts!