Let's start with makeup:
|NARS' Exhibit A|
NARS' Exhibit A blush is a bold, blood orange red that could easily intimidate you upon first glance, but trust me... there's no reason to be scared. NARS blushes are intensely pigmented, therefore, only a teeny, tiny touch of your brush is needed to yield enough color to add warmth to your cheeks.
The finish on this blush is matte, no shimmer at all.
And see? Just a dab will do ya. It is so pretty. Just about anybody can rock this and it looks absolutely amazing on dark skin! If you didn't know, now you know. And if you did already know, but needed confirmation... yes, it is definitely worth the hype.
The eyeshadow above is Inglot's 108R. It's one of their rainbow shadows where three shades of the same color come in one pan. This shadow is matte in finish and robust in color.
|MAC's Brown Script|
|CoverGirl's Tangerine Splash|
I had to add this lip gloss (above) because I don't see a lot of them in this shade. This is part of CoverGirl's Wet Slicks line and it's called Tangerine Splash. It's not as sheer as other lipglosses and smells just like the name suggests.
How about a nice, chocolate brown lipstick? Well, Prestige has a pretty one appropriately called Pudding (above). Prestige is a brand that can be found in some drug stores (CVS, RiteAid) and has a wide range of products. Pudding is opaque in color and has a satin finish.
|Maybelline's Passion Fire|
Okay, this one's an oldie, but goodie. I don't even know if they sell this shade anymore, but it fits our criteria so I had to include it. It's Maybelline's Passion Fire - another aptly named product that delivers a frosty, sun-fire orange punch without being too obnoxious. Absolutely lovely...
Okay, so the face has been addressed so let's tackle the fashion, shall we?
And what about a chocolate brown corduroy blazer? Love, love, LOVE! So versatile, so cute!
No designer initials, no wild embellishments... just a simple, dark brown, slim hobo to carry the necessities. Easy...breezy...classic.
So, I really hope you were able to gather inspiration from some of these items. You already know my philosophy on color and trying new things. Pick and choose what may work for you and step a little outside of your safety box. Have fun! Diversify your wardrobe! Update your neutral makeup! Spice up your fall with a little color!