Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Crown Jewel (Trend Allert! Chapter1)

Hey girls,
today I have a beauty trend for the fall and winter. This trend comes around almost every cold season, and to be honest, there are times when it's beautiful, but there are times when it's simply too much.
The trend is jewel tones. Jewel tones worn on nails, lips, and eyes. Let's take a closer look at this trend.
So, what are jewel tones? They are, quite obviously, shades inspired by certain jewels or gems found in nature- hence they are quite natural toned down colors. There are many shades on the blue turquoise green range that go hand in hand with Emerald, Turquoise, and Lapis, many red warm burgundy shades that resemble Jasper and Ruby, and some really neutral nude-ish colors like Quartz, Moss Agate, and Rose Quartz, as well as some more purple tones like Sugilite, Lace Agate, and Amethyst. Basically a variety of shades that are either really deep, or really light and toned down.
For all the recommendations below there are plenty of dupes that you can find in different qualities and price ranges.Try and look through you collection to see if you can find something to match the trend first to see if you even like the colors.
In nails:
Lace Agate shade- China Glaze's Secret Peri-Wink-Le. To make it look even more jewel inspired you can top it with a metallic white or champagne shade.
Amethyst shade- Dutch You Love OPI by, surprisingly enough, OPI. I love the entire collection, but this is a nice deep purple shade for autumn.
Jasper shade- Knees Up by Butter London. This is a really cute Christmas-y red color that's great for winter and fall. 
Emerald shade- Stylenomics by Essie. Beautiful deep crisp green. Kind of Christmasy as well.
Tiger's Eye shade- The "It" Color by OPI. A mustard color that reminds me of fallen leaves.
Ruby shade- Illamasqua's Vice. It is a deep cranberry shade that is so girly and festive.
Quartz/Pyrite shade- Thrustafarian by Butter London. This shade is gorgeous. It's a sage green shimmery color. Very neutral and matches everything.

Sugilite shade- Nails inc.'s Houses of Parliament magnetic polish. The effect makes it look very similar, and is all over very cool.

Turquoise shade- Go On Green by OPI. Great shade for fall, spring and summer. Love it.

Rose Quartz shade- oddly enough I couldn't find something that's similar enough, but this color is an over all great color for this fall, and even for French manicure. This is Don't Pretzel My Button by OPI.

Lips: in lips the color variation is still limited for jewel tones, but they can still be played out.

Rose Quartz-Coconutty by MAC. It is beautiful in the tube, but since I have never personally tried it I fear that it might be a bit of a mature color. Try it out first, if you consider the purchase.

Ruby shade- Ruby Woo by MAC. I love this color and I think it matches a lot of different skin tones. Very appropriate name, as well.

Jasper shade- Russian Red by MAC. A very very deep red. Deeper than Ruby Woo, and more blue toned I would think.

Carnelian shade- Soul Mate by Sephora, which is a cranberry color that looks absolutely gorgeous for a vampy lip.

 Amethyst shade- Voluptuous Violet by Clinique. Gorgeous purple. 

Sugilite shade- Embrace by Covergirl. Looks absolutely divine!

Eyes: There are infinite choices. Really, you could go for a plum colored or Turquoise colored mascara or eyeliner. Here are a few options.
Purple shade- Kate Von D's Sinner pallete.

Overall jewel shades- Smashbox's Trio in Oyster, Zoom, and Royal

Thought a Jewel song would be a fitting theme. Have a great week :D XOXO Roni J.

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