Saturday, September 11, 2010

Beauty Breakdown; "Jill Stuart SS11"

Legacy fashion innovator Jill Stuart has been a trend setter in the industry since launching her first line of chokers in department stores at the age of 15. Eventually, she gained widespread international attention when pieces from her sportswear line appeared in the cult teen flick "Clueless". I'm totally buggin'.

The collection for Spring/Summer 2011 featured youthful takes on a primped aesthetic. Taking inspiration from the collection, lead makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury described the makeup look as inspired by;

"a prim, naughty school girl."

This translated to flawless skin, impeccable brows, mascara and, the star of the look, orange lipstick.

When people ask me, "what kind of lip color should I wear?" I almost never say ORANGE. Right now, I can't really figure out why. It's a bold tone that's perfect on almost any skin color with a yellow undertone. But, sheered down, it's pretty good on even beige or pink skin tones for something to perk up the complexion. Especially as an alternative to reds.

Worn a little glossy or with a bit of balm, orange lips look more strong than aggressive and inspire a girl who is confident enough to experiment with color.

"Morange"... as in "MORE-Orange", is a bold orange lipstick from MAC Cosmetics with a creme finish that shines more like the sun than it's namesake.

For something on the more sophisticated side, reach for Ullas Roda from FACE Stockholm. It has a tinge of red in it but also has a creme finish. I said sophisticated... not stuffy.

If you want to ease into orange territory, Party Animal lipgloss from Kat Von D has a diffused orange tone cut with plenty of shimmer at no extra cost. Tattoos sold seperately.

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