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The Right Color for Your Color

What works for a blonde may not work for a brunette… and certainly won’t for a redhead! With so many makeup products and shades out there today, how do we filter through all the eye-popping hues to find the right ones for our hair color? Ever the wiser big sister, Marie Claire magazine once again saves the day. Catering to all budgets and hair colors, this photo article not only gives you the best color advice but also a brief explanation as to why these are the right shades for you—all you redheads will learn that your makeup shouldn’t compete with your vibrant hair, brunettes will finally understand the importance of clean eyebrows, and blondes will stop overpowering their faces with too much color. So put down that shadow brush, set aside that tube of lipstick, and make sure that your makeup is working for you, gorgeous!

Mineral Madness!

Apparently us girls at Fashion Societe aren’t the only ones with opinions on mineral makeup.  After posting our blog the other day, we went hunting for advice and comments from image consultants and real women on creating the freshest face.  What we found were some strong opinions and even stronger advice.  In response to the article “Bare-faced chic”, Cheryl Lampard notes, “I wonder if the women who go bare-faced to work realize that statistics show that women who wear make-up earn more than those who don’t!”  Susan Sommers agrees and adds, “Nothing beats ‘no-makeup makeup’ for work”.  Turns out that the majority of professional women feel more comfortable and confident with a natural look created by subtle makeup.  In fact, commentor Mônica Zionede Hall says a quick internet search found the statistics proving this very point and Dana Lynch cuts to the chase stating “Skipping make-up altogether and rationalizing it is so misguided.  Even women with flawless complexions can benefit from the definition minimal make-up can provide”.  And we couldn’t agree more!  Whether it’s mineral makeup or other beauty mainstays of yours, remember to never lose sight of the enhancing effects a brushstroke or little color can provide.  Take a peak at the article and pay special attention to the comments—you may just uncover your recipe to a natural looking glow!

Wake Up With Mineral Makeup

Most of us have heard the rave reviews about mineral makeup over the years—the sheer coverage, the silkening effect, and the weightless appeal.  But does it really live up to all the hype?  The makeup mavens over at makeup-artist-world.com have convinced us so!  Their comprehensive and insightful article on mineral makeup hasturned us into true believers… and we’re ready for you to join us.  Whether you have oily, dry, mature, or sensitive skin, these makeup artists have a slice of advice for you.  The bottom line when it comes to this type of foundation or any kind of makeup?  “Quality and ingredients” they remind us.  So take a minute, read the article, and save yourself and your summer makeup from running around town (and all over your face!) looking for the best brand.

All That Glitters Isn’t Just Gold

Vena Cava Fall 2011

Alright, I think we can all admit we’re full swing in the Gaga era, right?  And with her road beaded, bedazzled, and paved in extravagance, plenty of us girls want to follow suit, if only for a night or two.  Instead of spending another minute trying to work a meat dress into your style repertoire, give this simple and totally of-the-moment makeup tip a try.  Seen on fall 2011 runways of fashion heavyweights such as Armani and Vena Cava, the glittered out eyelid is a fresh and unexpected twist on party makeup.  Plus, you don’t have to have a makeup artist’s precision to get this look right!  Ready your lid with a good concealer or lid primer and then pick out your favorite metallic shade.  Color your entire upper and lower lids with this shadow and then prepare yourself for the big guns.  Break out that glitter, dust the excess off on the top of your hand, and press the brush onto your lid.  Keep it funky with soft, uneven edges or just enhance that perfect smokey eye you know and love so well.  And don’t forget to bat those lashes, honey.