Rich purples, cool blues, and earthy neutrals were all key colors for fall 2008 said the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. This color palette is still perfect for the modern woman if she wishes to make a statement without being too flashy. They create a sophisticated and stylish look that is so very versatile. Rich purples worn as either a statement color or accent hues, depending on an individuals preference. Cool blues for creating relaxed and easygoing looks, while earthy neutrals for grounding any outfit.
One of the best things about this palette is that it is very easy to mix and match different pieces to create a variety of different looks. For example, you could pair a rich purple top with a cool blue skirt for a fun and flirty look, or you could pair a rich purple dress with earthy neutral accessories for a more sophisticated look.
No matter how you choose to wear them, these colors are sure to give you a luscious and luxurious look that will turn heads all season long.
Marchesa Channels Golden Age Splendor
Start with a clean face and apply a light layer of stila’s one step correct primer to help even out skin tone.
-Next, using a dampened beautyblender, apply stila’s stay all day foundation in your desired shade all over the face for a natural, dewy finish.
-For a touch of color on the cheeks, apply stila’s Convertible Color in Peony to the apples of the cheeks and blend outwards.
-To add some depth and definition to the eyes, start by applying stila’s stay all day waterproof liquid eye liner in black along the upper lash line. Then, using a small brush, apply the liner along the lower lash line, flicking it out at the outer corners to create a cat eye effect.
-Finish off the eyes by applying several coats of stila’s huge extreme lash mascara to both the top and bottom lashes.
-For a final touch of glamour, apply stila’s afterglow lip color in nude beach to the lips.
While Fall 2008 portrayed its hint of subtlety, Spring of the same was a volte face with resounding streaks and bright hues making the waves. Here’s a quick recap of the top hair & makeup trends for Spring 2008, so you can get ready to get redo:
Top Hair & Makeup of Spring 2008
Anime-Bright Streaked Hair: This look was all over the runways, from Marc Jacobs to Rodarte. It’s a fun & playful way to add a pop of color to your hair, & it’s also surprisingly easy to achieve at home. Just pick up a couple of colorful hair chalks (try Manic Panic’s Semi-Permanent Hair Color Cream in Electric Lizard or Hot Hot Pink) & have at it!
Quirky Cat Eyes: We’ve seen the classic cat eye make a comeback in recent years, but this spring it’s all about putting your own unique spin on it. Think graphic & angular shapes, bold colors, & even mixing & matching different liner styles on each eye.
Big Brows: Full, well-groomed brows are definitely having a moment right now. If you’re blessed with naturally thick brows, consider yourself lucky – all you need to do is tame them & fill them in with a brow powder or pencil. If you’re not so lucky, don’t despair – there are plenty of great brow products on the market that can help you fake it ‘til you make it.
Earth Angels: Angelic, dewy skin & natural-looking makeup was all over the Spring 2008 runways. To get the look, start with a good skincare routine & make sure to moisturize & prime your skin before applying foundation. Then, use a light hand when applying foundation, concealer, & powder, & focus on using creamy, luminous products. Finally, add a touch of color with a sheer blush & some lip gloss, & you’re good to go!
Rebellious Streak: If you’re feeling a little rebellious this spring, why not channel your inner bad girl with some smoky eyes & nude lips? It’s a surprisingly easy look to pull off, & it’s perfect for nights out on the town. Just start by lining your eyes with a dark pencil or shadow, smudging & blending as you go. Then, apply a nude lipstick or gloss, & you’re good to go!