Thursday, February 26, 2015

TREND ALERT: Rock Pantone Color of the Year Marsala for Spring 2015

How to rock the Pantone Color of the Year, Marsala, This Spring.

 This year Pantone introduced the sexy but neutral color Marsala, as the color of the year. This complex shade adds the perfect hint of color and warmth to create a bold yet simplistic statement with your makeup look. Read on for tips on how to rock Marsala this Spring.

“Lipstick with a Pop” 

Kick off this spring with a bold new spin on nude. To keep your lips “on trend”, the bright pigments of Be Matte Lipstick in “Brianda” are sure to give you the purest expression of Marsala. If you prefer a creamier lipstick, the City Chic Lipstick in “Midnight Kiss” is a rich and creamy alternative. Both lip colors are sure to make a statement and at only $4.99 each, it won’t cost you a fortune to stay in style!



 “Cheeks on Fleek”

 When it comes to Blush, you need options. The Intense Blush Quad in "Collection 2"gives you four rich pigmented shades to mix and blend to your heart’s desire. Use the matte Marsala Blush color from this quad to add warmth and contour to cheeks. Mix and match two shades or more for a sophisticated glow. 



 “Eye Shadow for the Win"

To complete the Marsala vibe, blend the silky smooth colors from the City Color Color Basics Eye Shadow Quads, Collection 6 and 10. These palettes have a slight shimmer finish and can be blended together to create a complete Marsala Look. Applies best with blending brush or finger and to really intensify the color, wet the brush just a little and watch the color pop! color basics quad 

What colors are you looking forward to this Spring? Let us know in the comments and don't forget to +1 !

Friday, January 16, 2015

5 Beauty Products to buy yourself this year

It's a new year and there's probably tons of cool products you saw on Instagram or Facebook last year, but you just didn't get the nerve to. Well here is our list of products we think are worth giving a try this year.


1. Bold Lip Stain/Paint

 



Bold bright glossy hues of red, pink, and orange were all the rage last year and this trend isn't going anywhere. With spring right around the corner, try a bold bright color to really make a statement. Creamy Lips are the perfect combo of color and gloss to keep you lips in style.

2. Face Primer 

 

 city color face primer

 So you've watched a few videos and followed a few tutorials on YouTube and most experienced makeup artists and beauty bloggers always begin with a primer. Why?  Well just like you prepare your walls with paint primer before you paint them, face primer acts in almost the same way. Face primer prepares your face for the application of foundation and other makeup products. By using primer it creates a smooth base and gives your makeup something to hold onto for a longer lasting natural look .

3. Color Corrector

Color correcting palette

You've given concealer a try, but seeing the green, yellow and orange and thinking, how does that go on my face? Don't worry you're not alone. Color Correcting may seem intimidating at first glance, but is actually very simple. From the Perfecting Palette , 1)Use the green to cover redness/blemishes, 2) Yellow for dark spots, and 3) Orange for dark under eye circles, lastly blend, blend, blend and voila! You've color corrected.

4. Highlight 

 

city color highlighter

Ever wonder how some women just look like glowing goddesses? Their secret, Highlight. Sweeping a subtle colored or shimmer highlight over forehead, nose, cheekbones, and chin will instantly waken your face and leave people wondering what's got you glowing! Bronzers, highlighters, and illuminators, like Sunlight Trio,  are made to emphasize the areas the sun naturally spotlights.

5. Contour

 

One of makeup's biggest secrets to accentuate your best features is Contouring. In it's most basic technique, contouring is highlighting and lowlighting areas of your face. You lowlight  the areas that you want to downplay and highlight the areas you want to draw attention to. For every area you lowlight, you want to balance with a highlight. For best results, use a darker matte contour shade at least 3 times darker than you skin tone and highlight with a light frost or shimmer shade. For beginners,  Contour Effects Palette, is great kit to get started and includes a contour, bronzer and highlight along with instructions on where to apply each one.

Photo Credit: Lien Jae, Phernandez_MK, and topinspired.com
Author: Britney Young