Each spring, I like to update my makeup wardrobe. It’s an inexpensive and fun way to keep up with current trends. This spring there are four items that every makeup maven should consider buying.
Bright Pink Lipstick
The makeup that Sandra Bullock wore to the Oscars was strong and bright, without being heavy. In theory, I would have considered a bright pink lip to be too much for a woman over 25. But this particular look is fresh enough that every most women can wear it.
To create this fun, flirty lip color the makeup artist left Bullock’s lips unlined and added a generous coat of Chanel Rouge Coco #22 (Saks, $30). This rosy shade has just enough red in it to keep it from being too pink. If you’re looking for a bright pink lipstick that doesn’t scream “1980s neon,” then this shade is for you.
Greige Nail Polish
Greige nail polish (a grey, beige combo) is a wonderful way to wear a neutral polish with a touch of elegance. While the most popular formulations seems to be Chanel Particulerie ($23), other shades can be found for less than $10. Miss M will certainly be rocking the Greige this spring.
True Purple Polish
While chic, Greige nail polish doesn’t really capture my fancy. So I purchased Nars Purple Rain polish instead (Blue Mercury, $16). Unlike perennial CHS favorites Lincoln Park After Dark and Tokaido Express, Purple Rain isn’t an almost-black polish masquerading as dark purple. The shade is true eggplant purple with a hint of shimmer.
A word of warning though: Wearing this polish will cause Prince lyrics to sporadically pop into your head. I never meant to cause you any sorrow, I never meant to cause you any pain… Be prepared.
When I’m overworked and exhausted, I start to look like Lurch’s shorter, fatter cousin. To add a little color and shimmer to my cheeks, I use Laura Mercier’s Orchid Shimmer Block (Blue Mercury, $38). Just a dab on the cheeks and temples and I start to look like a real person again.