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Beauty Trends SS 2014: Pretty in Pink

05 March 2014
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This is my ode to pink. A color, that if I were put into as a child, I'd scream bloody murder. I hated the feminine soft color, so Barbie, so girlie, so submissive. I was everything but. I was a certified tomboy. I could climb trees with the best of them. That was then, and this is now.


Burberry Prorsum SS 2014
Burberry Prorsum SS 2014
I now understand that only a few of those things are true about pink. What I have discovered over the years is that red is the powerbroker, pink is the silent partner and in most cases the silent partner holds all of the power.  Red screams SEX, pink whispers it. In fact, pink doesn't have to say anything, you just pick up on its vibes.

Dolce & Gabbana SS 2014
Dolce and Gabbana SS 2014


Pink has this way of helping us tap into our super subtle side. It lets people know, we are just as confident as red, but in a different way. Top designers such as Burberry Prorsum, Dolce and Gabbana, Prabal Gurung, Topshop and others have rediscovered the power of pink by making it the focal color in their collections on the runway.   

Dolce and Gabbana SS 2014
Dolce and Gabbana SS 2014
  

    From shimmery pinks to matte and petal stained lips, pink made a stand on the runway this SS 2014 in garments, accessories, and most of all, beauty.  With this trend, we see the designers take a color normally relegated to blonde Barbies and 50s housewives and reinvent is purpose to be used not just on the lips or fair skin, but pink demonstrated its versatility by appearing on the darkest skin tones, on the lips, on the cheeks, and on the lids. 


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With all of that being said, get creative this spring ad use pink in a creative way.  Try it as an accent color on your lids with charcoal gray or chocolate brown. Also try as the focal color by wearing it on the lips with a winged out eye. Another way to present this beautiful pastel color is on the nails, especially the toes. Last, but not least, try pink on cheek. Make sure to pick a color that matches the depth and hue of your skin tone.
Here are some great products in pastel pink to try this Spring/ Summer.

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