tangerine dream

“beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart”
– kahlil gibran

{j mendel via source}

this past weekend i was gathering inspiration for my wedding makeup.  and for a girl who lives on lip gloss and a little blush, i’m aiming for something a little more special for our big day.  🙂

so the first step? the makeup item i love most, of course….lipstick!
with an endless array of colors, where would i even begin? and when you give a libra like me too many options, it makes it impossible to make a decision.  
i finally decided to start my search by revisiting my favorite spring ’11 fashion week shows. i figured that since our wedding is in spring, these runway looks would show me the fresh and fun makeup colors for next year, versus the warmer autumn hues in store now.
lo and behold, there they were. brilliant shades of tangerine – bright & glam at j mendel and jill stuart, muted and romantic at lela rose and oh so pale at luca luca. the newest, loveliest lip shade for next year….and it comes in hues for everyone!

{clockwise from top left: jill stuart, isaac mizrahi, lela rose, luca luca via  source}

so now i’m excited! i’m going to pick up a few different shades from a few different brands, play around with them at home and see which one gets the most compliments from the fiance {and napoleon!}.
here’s what i have saved in my online shopping carts….which one do you like best for a dreamy beach wedding?

{NARS lip gloss in “giza“}

{stila long wear lip color in “outrageous”}

{MAC lipstick in “lady danger“}

my darling friends, what sweet lip colors are you loving this season? i can’t wait to hear!


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  1. Miss ED wrote:

    I would try out the Nars and Lady Danger, the two opposites! Let us know how the experiments go, I’d like to see what you think up!

    Posted 10.29.10 Reply
  2. Pasiphae wrote:

    All these colors are lovely. But it depends on what eye makeup you are going to have. If a professional make up artist is going to do your make up that day (which I would strongly recommend), then she will pick the right shade for your features and skin color and do the eye make up accordingly! :))


    Posted 10.18.10 Reply
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  4. Katt wrote:

    I love red lipstick, but sometime it can be a little too harsh – orangey and peachy shades can soften the look, perfect for a romantic wedding 🙂

    Posted 10.18.10 Reply
  5. Those colors are heartstopping-I love each and every one! I admit, I’m pretty predictable when it comes to lipstick (and nail polish, and just about everything else!)-it’s either a bit of balm or serious red lips for me! But these delicious shades might just have me thinking about a Sephora trip this afternoon…

    Posted 10.18.10 Reply
  6. Jen wrote:

    These are lovely colors! Also, rememer to really glam up your eyelashes so they’ll show up in your photos!

    Posted 10.18.10 Reply