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Monday, 22 August 2011

Fall in Love with Color Series - Bamboo

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Every year as August comes to a close I get this bittersweet feeling. I'm bitter because I know that summer is over and soon I'll be knee-deep in snowbanks and slush, but the sweet part is getting to celebrate all things fall! The return of sexy boots, chic coats, colorful leaves and my favorite holiday - Halloween!! So I'd like to put my Disney looks on hold for a while and focus on the up and coming colors of the Fall 2011 season, what to expect and how to wear them. So (drumroll please) I present to you my "Fall in Love with Color" series. Here's a preview of what's to come!




Source: Pantone.com

Pantone is the #1 company for all things color and they've surveyed the hottest catwalks in the world to bring you the colors that are inspiring designers this season. These are the top ten shades: Bamboo, Emberglow, Honeysuckle, Phlox, Cedar, Deep Teal, Coffee Liqueur, Nougat, Orchid Hush, and Quarry.

The first color in the series is Bamboo. Take a look!

Sketch & Palette by Designer Chris Benz, who says ...

"I have been traveling to Savannah, Georgia over the latter part of 2010 and have become enamoured with the scenery and laissez-faire attitude of the South — the gorgeous cypress trees covered in Spanish moss, weather-worn masonry, filtered sunlight and a tension between old- and new-fashioned ideals. We love the idea of the Old South and swampy colors in the moonlight." - Chris Benz
I took Chris' design inspiration and interpreted it into a look. I did a bamboo and sage smokey eye with navy highlights to emulate the idea of a swamp in the moonlight and saved his honeysuckle color suggestion for my lips and cheeks to brighten up this heavy look.


 



The bamboo color is just a peek-a-boo pop in the inner corner, fading out to a rich sage green and then a dark navy, with black defining the crease and navy liner to keep the look from being too heavy. I used reflective, shimmery colors to mimic the way moonlight would play against the water. A full product breakdown will be available at the end of the post.

While this yellow-green may not suit all skintones makeup-wise, remember that you can incorporate this color in your wardrobe and accessories too. 



Don't be afraid to experiment with color! Here are some other colors that compliment bamboo beautifully.


I hope you found this post helpful. Will any of you be rocking bamboo this fall?



TO GET MY 'SMOKEY BAMBOO & SAGE' LOOK, YOU NEED

Coastal Scents 88 Palettes in Warm & Metal Mania | Sephora Lash Plumper Mascara in Black | Maybelline Stiletto Liner in Black | NARS blush in Orgasm | Sephora Sculpting Disk (Contouring) | Estee Lauder Lipstick in Caramel Glaze | Revlon Colorstay Foundation in your shade | Revlon Colorstay Powder in your shade

41 comments:

  1. Oooh! I love what you did here. Very interesting inspiration, as well!

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  2. See, I like to see what the fashionable colors will be, but I am such a creature of habit. Give me black, give me gray, give me burgundy and cobalt and emerald... give me all the dark colors and I am set!

    I love your interpretation of the bamboo set, though!

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  3. I love this look Meredith!! It is so gorgeous and those colors flow together so effortlessly! And it looks AMAZING with your skin tone!! LOVE ♥

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  4. I love the color combo and you blended them so effortlessly. Love!!!

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  5. WOW Meredith! This look is stunning, flawless even! It looks absolutely amazing with your skin. I cannot wait for Fall either...and pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks!!

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  6. Gorgeous!!! I would love to borrow your eyes for a day LOL...

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  7. Gah, you are gorgeous m'dear. Love your looks!

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  8. bambooooootiful dahlinggggg!!! see, I too, subscribe to the awful punnery:)) love the gradient on your lid, as well as the pretty color on your jolie lippies.
    p.s. mine are small though, whatchu talkin' bout ;p
    p. p. s. phlox is looking good from here and I like how it rolls off my tongue... I'll take some phLLLox plllease :))

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  9. Oh my!! The look of your shadow really surprised me In that second picture. It's so multifaceted and lovely. I can't wait for the rest of this series!

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  10. Wow!! Absolutly stunning! As much as I love your out there looks, your wearable looks are so inspiring!!

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  11. WooooooooooooooHO HO HOWWWW!!! This is the most perfect look you've ever done!! I love everything! Especially the lips!<3 GOOD JOB! *gives you a gold star*

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  12. I love how you styled your make up based on your fall inspirations, you've done wonderful - such a stunning look! Who knew yellowish golden could look so good on the eyes! I love your creations Meredith! Btw, I purchased my palette already, just waiting for it to arrive - so excited! I went ahead with the 78 colors, just because I wanted to start out with having most of the colors for experimentation and see what colors work best for me. Thank you for everything - you inspire me to look better and to create something for myself! - Mar

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  13. This looks fabamondo! And I actually want to steal your earrings. I want fall boots and scarves nowwwwwww :)

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  14. You look realy pretty, your eyes colour is amazing!!!!!

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  16. oh my god, this is amazing. if only you have tutorials for this. this is definitely an awesome interpretation and a new variation of smokey eyes. love it!

    -k
    http://katdriz.com

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  17. What a lovely eyelook ! I like those colors together , they are so gorgeous on your eyes ;)

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  18. this is an awesome look for a night out on the town! gorgeous!

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  19. OH MYYYYYY! you are a stunner! I love this look.. i always love your look! fab!

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  20. Exciting!!! I like these colors on you and you did an amazing job!!!

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  21. this is deff 1 of my favorite looks by you!!
    its absolutly gorgeous!
    i love the colors! everything about it is perfect!

    <3 BB

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  22. I love the look :D and fall colors look awesome especially deep teal and honeysuckle. Beautiful :) and i am so in love with your earrings! :D

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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  23. Oh, dear, you're so creative! I think it's the season's effect, LOL! It was ice to hear about Pantone, I'm all about color, how haven't I known about it all this time!? Anyway, your make-up composition is just lovely! Very well done! I'm looking forward for your halloween make-up, LOL!

    Hey, do you have twitter? I have one now, I'd like to follow you if you do. Is that ok?

    Thanks!
    Hugs,
    Leonara Carulina

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  24. Just one more thing I forgot to mention: thanks for having the poll here at the sidebar :)
    You're thoughtful! Just voted!
    XO

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  25. Nevermind about the twitter thing, I just found it, LOL! Sorry for the comment spam.

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  26. love your make-up ! you look so gorgeous !
    xo

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  27. absolutely fabulous could you write out a tutorial for that :) it would be perfect for my hazel eyes :) brilliant blog really enjoying it

    http://ninasbargainbeauty.blogspot.com

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  28. I love these colors, especially the bamboo!

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  29. You are very beautiful, both you and your blog, I follow you already long time....

    If you feel like follow me on my blog!!!
    kiss kiss

    http://elybettywellness.blogspot.com/

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  30. I kind of stumbled upon your blog and i just love your looks! I wish I was this good with makeup!

    Your bamboo look is a amazing interpretation of the design, love it!

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  31. Oh darling, i love what you did!!
    Great post..
    ♥ ... milla

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  32. amazing! again, you are incredibly talented and creative :)

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  33. the makeup looks pretty! I love your smile

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  34. great make up... loving your blog <3

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  35. Hi pretty!
    I really love your blog and your amazing style!!
    I follow you :D
    ... maybe if you want, you could visit my blog too ( I hope you like it and follow me back ;) )
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  36. Gorgeous look! I love the earrings, too!

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  37. OH MY GOD STUNNING. So so so elegant.

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  38. you very creative... i love your blog
    rulymuse.blogspot.com

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