In line with Pantone’s 2015 color mood for spring, which has been poetically labelled ‘En plein air‘, last Christmas I bought as a present for my mother this wonderful 5 Couleurs palette from Dior. The shades combination is called Carré Bleu #276 and features four aquatic blues and an extremely bright champagne-y white, which you can either mix to the others, or apply alone, under the brow arch, for instance, to brighten up the look.
An eclectic, ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take center stage as designers draw from daydreams of simpler times.Remembrances of retro delights, folkloric and floral art, and the magical worlds of tropical landscapes restore a sense of well-being as we head into warmer months.
This is how the color mood has been introduced.
There’s the strong, reliable, classic blue, which is the perfect color for a gentleman’s tie, suit or watch. There’s the ethereal aquamarine, which looks exquisite on an evening dress, as well as in the jewels at the neck of a lady. There’s the scuba blue, which reminds of ocean waters, of the feathers of a tropical bird, or of precious stones brought from South America. And there’s the peacefully relaxing glacier gray: needless to say, more dominant for men than women.
Last year we all went crazy for eye sets and at every corner of the world, beauty brands have been launching something interesting in this category. Most of us have been buying a UD Naked palette, somebody else discovered Charlotte Tilbury, or Bobbi Brown, but you know, I think they’re all great for nude-neutrals-pink palettes, but as regards watery colors, the French have still much more to say.
Have a look:
Blue smokey eyes are a passepartout. They look fantastic on pale complexions, as well as on golden skin tones. They enhance green/blue eyes, but also brown and hazel ones. Being not a make up artist, I cannot show you how/why, but if you check online, you’ll certainly find something inspiring.