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Trend Report: Color Cosmetics! Yea or Nay?

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Hello Fabulous Readers!

I hope you all had a good holiday and the chaos is over for you. Maybe some of still have family to visit or things to return, but hopefully you find some time to relax and get ready for the new year! 

2012 was a very exciting time for fashion and cosmetics and even me, the makeup freak, was surprised with what this year brought and it felt like a whole new adventure! We saw a lot of color for Spring and Summer and bold lips were my trend obsession, followed by dramatic rosy cheeks with natural makeup and "Pop of Color" for eye makeup.


Now my term "Pop of Color" has now been a staple in my everyday makeup and even inspired a lot of my fashion. I have so many Pop of Color ideas I think I have to make YouTube episodes on my makeup tutorials just to show you :) Anyway, I have done major experimenting with eye color cosmetics and I have found that I can pretty much wear any color...the right way. Warmer colors are not my ideal makeup match but I use it minimally when I match warm clothing colors I am wearing. For example, if I am wearing a melon color shirt I will do my makeup mostly natural except for my bottom lid, I will line the waterline with a black liner. After I take my warm, coral colored eye shadow from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics: BURNING TRUE CORAL SHIMMER and sweep it under the liner. If I want it to show up bolder I simply wet the tiny shadow brush and dip it in the shadow and apply.

stila linerYou can also do this on the top off  lid instead of the bottom. I do that as a reverse look if I am wearing cool colors and I think my best makeup colors are cool colors so I will do a little more Pop of Color. If I have teals/aqua color on (or even all neutrals / black & white outfits) I love to use my Stila: Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Electric. I first make sure I have my white eyeshadow all over my top lid and in the inner corner, then take a light brown color or grey and smudge a bit in the eyelid crease. Then I take the electric liner and line my top lid. If I choose to make it more dramatic (because I usually reflect my moods through my makeup art) then I will also line my waterline with a teal/aqua soft pencil then use the Stila liquid electric to line under eye line. 

One of the color obsessions now for the Fall & Winter is Oxblood! It is very dark, mysterious and sexy. The fashion using this color has been gorgeous and I scoured the beauty scene to find the best makeup representation of the color. The type of color is a dark red and purple maroon and wine tones. I asked around locally and not many people were aware of Oxblood but I just eyed out a few matches on my own, if your creative and patient enough to mix your own you can probably do that too.

The best eye shadow I have found out about this year is by far the MAKE UP FOR EVER: Aqua Cream shadow in Plum. It's a bit more on the purple tonemake up for ever oxblood2 but still magnificent Oxblood match. This is a waterproof shadow and when apply STAYS! I do my makeup at 6AM and finally take it off around 7 or 8PM...this shadow NEVER creased, ran, flaked or moved! Through rain, snow and sleet it delivered and was true to it's claims. I couldn't love an eyeshadow more. When these cream type of eye shadows first came out I was in high school (let's just say a while ago) and they were difficult to apply, play-doh like, flaky and had no pigment. Times have changed  now for color cream shadows and MAKE UP FOR EVER has perfected it. Not only does it last longer than it should, but the color is vibrant and brilliant. LOVE!

My other Oxblood go-to eyeshadow is a pressed powder by Inglot Cosmetics: eyeshadow in color #449 and #450...both great matches :) 

I hope you enjoyed my 2012 makeup trend re-cap and go out and explore color! Art is something that should be experimented with and enjoyed, so be creative and if you have tips, tricks or ways you wear color cosmetics let me know! I would love to see :) Friend me on here too so we can chat beauty!

Until next week...

Keep On Being Beautiful You!


blake oxblood

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Jessica is a lifelong beauty product aficionado and the Certified F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S resident trend-hunter. As a social media maven and actress, she maintains a constant awareness of the ever-evolving beauty industry.  Jessica has held various community relations positions in the United States Air Force, and was tasked with boosting base morale and hosting distinguished visitors during her Middle East deployment and also worked in the Guest Relations department for the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens, one of the largest complexes of its kind in the country.  Her weekly trend updates are as varied as she is and register with women from all walks of life.

SKIN TYPE: Combination/ T-Zone Oily

HAIR TYPE: WAS very long…NOW it is a super pixie short cut! Thick, dry, wavy/frizzy

HAIR COLOR: WAS very black…NOW platinum blonde. My natural color is a medium brown brunette J

COMPLEXION TYPE: Fair with pink undertones. Prefers Cool Color Pallets for Makeup.


ADDICTION: Carmex Lip Balm, CoverGirl lash blast mascara in Very Black, J.R. Watkins Lemon Cream Lotion, PUR Minerals Foundation, CVS Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Gel, Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment, Too Faced: Pretty Rebel Makeup Palette, DDF Revolve features Jessica Jacques as a beauty advice presenter in a series of web videos! Watch the videos by clicking HERE!



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