Spring blooms new color
Pop of Pink Cosmetics chooses new, spring shades
Happy spring! This winter was warm everywhere, so it feels like we’ve been on the verge of spring for a while. Now we’re happily here!
I love the change of seasons all year round, but there is something about the new life in spring that awakens the color lover in me. I’ve been thinking about my new Spring/Summer Face Kit – Summertime Flirt – for a while and inspiration is striking me from different places.
The color discovery process is definitely a journey. I start off in one direction with color and then wind my way to another palette. Because I want just the perfect color combo for my Pop of Pink gals, a lot of thought and planning must go into the color selections for each Face Kit.
I go into each Face Kit creation with the goal to create a palette that’s easy to use, but I also want my seasonal Face Kits to get you ladies out of your comfort zone a little – think the lilac from last year’s spring kit and the glittery green from Holiday Glitz. Basically, I want to make it simple for you to try something a little unexpected and creative while still looking and feeling like yourself.
This spring/summer I’m thinking a simple eye with a great pop of color on the lip. It’s simplicity mixed with a fun shot of color. My spring/summer lip colors offer a range of spring beauty – from pinks to corals, and from bold and bright to more subdued, but vibrant hues.
For the eye, I’ve been inspired by a pretty soft blue eye – DO NOT think ‘80s blue eye shadow! Think soft blue with a hint of gray. The color combo highlights different eye colors in such dramatically different ways.
The color experts, Pantone, created a sweet spring palette with a soft blue, Niagara, that I love. They say that Niagara is leading their color choices this year, and I agree. The Pantone palette also includes two pink options – a lively and festive Pink Yarrow and a tranquil Pale Dogwood. I love a color palette that works well with any mood – from creative and whimsical to relaxed and peaceful.
I know many of you are eagerly awaiting the reveal of Summertime Flirt and I’m nearly there. It will be worth the wait, I promise!
In the meantime, now is the time to pull that bronzer back out, if you took a break from it during the winter months. Also, consider tweaking your foundation as you get a little bit of color while enjoying the outdoors.
Enjoy the spring, ladies! Get creative, get bold and be inspired!
Pop of Pink Cosmetics was created by professional makeup artist, Stacy Okonski, in 2015. She created a line of beautiful, easy to use products that are flattering for all ages. The cosmetic line is available for through Independent Pop of Pink Artists, online or at the Pop of Pink Glam Bar, a premier makeup studio owned by Okonski, located in Bellville, Texas.
Makeup Shelf Life
If you are using a paraben-free product, consider cutting the time even shorter. Some suggest six months. Remember, paraben-free is great for your skin, so ditching those products in a shorter amount of time is still worth it. Your skin will thank you!
Another key piece of makeup spring cleaning is caring for your makeup brushes. I suggest cleaning them once a month. It’s super easy and makes a big difference in the look of your makeup, the health of your skin, and it improves the longevity of your brushes.
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