Well hello my beautiful friends! It seems like spring is trying to really kick into gear and I couldn’t be happier! Spring is all about new things growing whether its the flowers trying to bloom or cultivating a new habit or idea. Well this spring I’d love for you to try something new. I want you to incorporate the color orange into your beauty routine!
Hear me out. I say that orange is the new black because it is universally flattering and comes in many hues so you can find the right fit for your complexion. Not only does the color make me happy but it actually will help you look fresh and full of life.
Using an orange/peach/apricot concealer will actually neutralize dark circles and any hyper pigmented marks you may have on your skin. I have seen and done this first hand. It really works. Many cosmetic companies like Lancome are finally getting hip and bringing to consumers what pro makeup artists have been doing for years. You first use the appropriate tone corrector (peach/apricot for light to medium and orange for deeper complexions). If needed you can add a thin layer of your regular concealer on top. Set this lightly with translucent powder and you are good to go!
The science behind this boils down to color theory. Colors that are opposite on the color wheel will neutralize each other. Orange is opposite blue which is why it works for dark circles. You can also add a little yellow corrector if your dark circles have a purple hue as well.
Using an orange hued blush may seem intimidating at first but I promise you won’t regret it!. Using this color actually livens up the skin and gives you a nice healthy and glowing complexion. It will make you look more youthful. I haven’t found a person yet that apricot didn’t work on. In fact I use it in some fashion on every single client and they love it! My new go to is Coral Cove Rose Powder blush by Milani Cosmetics. MAC has tons to choose from as well.
And lastly, I love a pop of orange on the lips. Love, Beauty Cosmetics just added a new Matte Liquid Lipstick in the color Happy. It lasts all day long and is so beautiful. They also carry a sheer peachy lip gloss in Huetopia which actually can help subtly color correct darker lips. It also works on every shade! You can find it in the Shop link at the top!
Well thanks again for tuning in! Orange you glad you learned something new HAHAHAHA (corny I know!) Until next time beauties!