This week’s Beauty Reflects Podcast includes a bit of background on recent looks, along with a discussion of recent feedback and the way your feedback is influencing my thinking about future looks.
Hi everyone. I’ve returned from my work-related travels of the past week, so I thought I’d share a (very mini) travelogue and give you a quick update on the content I have planned for the week. Continue reading
Hello from the road! I’m traveling for work this week, but I couldn’t miss showing you how I wore this teal-green and petal-pink look for St. Patrick’s Day!
Ahhh, how the hint of warmth in the air and the brightening light are putting me in the mood for spring! Earlier in the week, I was digging around in my photos of blooms and blossoms, searching for natural inspiration a lá Alice Lane. I settled on soft teal-blues and greens for the eyes, paired with petal pinks for lips and cheeks.
After spending some time with bright citrus colors, I wanted to explore another side of orange–the creamier, peachier side of a zesty shade. I realized, though, that as soon as I dialed back the intensity of orange to a softer, peachier tone, it became more of a backdrop or frame for other elements of the look. So, although a Creamsicle-soft orange lip and cheek was the starting point of this look–the touchstone that determined my other choices–in the end, it’s really the eye makeup that’s the center of attention in the final look.
I love vintage-inspired looks using modern products. Makeup technology seems to have advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years; it’s so much fun to see nineties naturals, eighties brights, seventies glow, sixties mod, fifties polish–all taking shape using sheer, blendable makeup textures that melt into the skin.
March 1 is the first day of meteorological spring in my neck of the woods, to which I can only say: Yay!
As the daylight grows brighter, I feel a hunger for citrus–juicy citrus fruit to eat and juicy citrus shades to wear in my makeup. This week, I thought I would explore a couple of citrusy shades with you, starting with that very flattering and easy-to-wear citrus shade: pink grapefruit.
Conversation hearts, paper Valentines, romantic-comedy marathons, pink-and-white sugar cookies…the day has arrived. Let’s see how I interpreted yesterday’s Toasty, Smoky, Sweet Valentine’s-Day look on my face!
…and welcome! The idea that outer beauty reflects inner beauty–reflects the soul, even–is a cliche indeed. Yet I believe that this is true. In this space, I hope to reflect a bit on the pretty things we use to enhance our natural, physical beauty. But I hope not to forget that–as Audrey Hepburn is said to have observed–“the happiest girls are the prettiest ones.” With that in mind, let’s reflect on beauty together, and let the beauty of our bonding in friendship reflect on us. xo bunikins@mua
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