Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Aesthetic: The Clashers

Lately I've been giving a lot of thought to the colors I find easy and harder to wear and why I wear what I wear. I have a truly cool (not just surface redness) complexion that is very fair. Generally, I think clear colors tend to look good on fair skin, providing the undertones are flattering. In my case, cool blue-based clear colors tend to work well.

I can also play with some muted colors: I get a lot of mileage out of complex, muddied colors like purply taupes (a much beloved color among some but also a very divisive one). So I have a fairly wide palette to draw from for everyday, but I don't limit myself to that alone. I do, however, have a few tricks for pulling them off.

Here are a few of my favorite flagrantly-clashy clear but warm colors:

It's easiest for me to pull off theoretically unflattering colors on nails; I could worry about whether my hands look red and/or dead, but I don't. Life. Is. Short.

I love the Sleek blush, particulary the orange shade, because it makes no bones about being a statement piece although I always, ALWAYS wear it with a "me" shade on the eyes. Here it is with the middle blush shade on temples and Fyrinnae When I Grow Up, a lovely lavender, with a bit of Fyrinnae Parental Advisory, a vivid matte blurple, on the eyes. 

Finally, the lipsticks work because they are sheer enough to not look "off" with harmonizing shades for my coloring on the cheeks; I'd wear a bright warmer lip with a muted blush like Shiseido Petal or Burberry Peony. 

I took some pictures of examples of harmonizing colors for me but they didn't turn out. One day, my friends. One day.

As a thank-you for reading this fluff, I present my sleepy cat:

And one to scale. 


  1. Ah! Kitty! Lol at "to scale" with a hand.

    1. I realized it's misleading because you can't really tell that I have tiny doll hands.

  2. I have this beautiful trio from Sleek. I wish I could wear it more often though as I love oranges, but red cheeks and the fact I get even more red throughout the day complicate any blush situation:/ Did you use the pink blush right above the orange in this picture? Looks very cool:)))

    1. I did! I was duping this great look with orange blush with bright pink temples. The colors were perfect for it!