It might not even be winter yet, but the recent Spring 2011 runway shows definitely got us thinking about soft, glowing makeup. Somehow the idea of rebelling against the dark, smoky looks we’ll likely see as the weather gets colder (in favor of golden, autumnal shades) is super exciting. So much so that I decided to re-create these peach and rosy looks, along with the texturized, messy braids seen on models this season. Instead of going for boring, flat locks, I tried this loose, playful hairstyle with help from theÂ new John Frieda Root Awakening line (even if braids and rosy cheeks are something I haven’t touched since third grade).
What I Used:
* Peach Toned Lip Stain: Orange and peach lips may have been popular with makeup artists for Spring 2011, but personally they terrify me. Instead of going full pumpkin on your mouth this year, try branching out with a subtle shade (like this Lipsurgence Natural Lip Stain from Tarte), which draws on easily like a big, fat pencil and leaves a long-lasting, gentle color in it’s wake.
* Rosy Romantic Cheeks: I was really excited to try the Stila Cosmetics One Step Makeup PrimeColor on my cheeks and eyelids, because it was used on most of the models backstage at New York Fashion Week. As someone who normally shys away from rosy cheeks (since mine have the tendency to go not-so-pretty-red instead), it was easy and less scary than I expected to get in touch with my romantic side.
* Side Swept Braid: If you feel like the idea of wearing a braid as an adult is way to Big Love for your taste, don’t worry.Â The Root Awakening Nourishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner got my hair soft and nourished (instead of dry and frizzy), while the Root Awakening Strength Restoring Smoothing Lotion provided the perfect smoothness to make ends easily moldable. The idea was soft, silky hair with an unbridled texture (like those in a Jane Austin movies or oil painting). In this case, flyaways were perfectly welcome…
* Sound Off: What do you like best about this look: the braid, the makeup, the cheeks?