Trending Thoughts

I know I’m not the only one anxiously awaiting warmer weather. After learning that here in the Midwest we have about a week of April showers to look forward to, I’ve found myself turning to my wardrobe and cosmetics collection in hopes of forcing spring to come.

I’ve noticed other women employing similar tactics; wearing bright blouses and foregoing their down jackets for chic trench coats. But the key here, the simple notion that has held true throughout the decades, is that whether you’re facing gloom in your life or gloom in the sky, a vivid lipstick might be all you need to help you through the day. After all, it’s easier to fake it till you make it when you’re smiling through Dior’s latest shade of hot pink gloss.

As we look toward spring/summer makeup trends for 2013, we’re seeing everything from matte to metallic eyes, dusty rose to fiery red lips, and heavy gel liner. While seasonal changes can spice things up and pull us all out of makeup ruts, I’d ask us all to keep our go-to looks in mind. While trends offer great inspiration, and boost sales, there are products and looks that work for us no matter what time of year it is. It’s this simple: wear what you’re comfortable in. This applies to everything from how your jeans fit to how far you wing your eyeliner. If you’re not comfortable, don’t succumb to a trend because a magazine told you so. Find a trend you like, and customize it to fit you.

I wanted to return to this blog with a long overdue post with this advice, or rather friendly reminders. The beauty community, after all, is supposed to be a place where women feel empowered, supported, and of course, pretty. Stay tuned for more frequent posts coming soon!

What trends are you most looking forward to this summer?

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NARS & Andy Warhol

Another cosmetics collaboration, a very exciting one, is coming our way for fall 2012. Women’s Wear Daily announced today that we can expect Nars Andy Warhol to grace us with its presence in October of this year.

Francois Nars; renowned photographer, makeup artist extraordinaire, and creator of NARS Cosmetics has given the go-ahead for this project under a license with The Andy Warhol Foundation. Details of the collection are still under wraps, but it is said to showcase innovative formulas, shades and packaging.

I’m very much looking forward to the release of promotional images for this collection. It’s almost hard to believe that no other line has been inspired to team up with The Andy Warhol Foundation to create something vibrant and new, but there is no one better than NARS to do so.

Stay tuned!