Our Favorite Halloween 2017 Makeup Looks

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Your costume is only one part of your Halloween look. Where you should really spend your time is with your makeup. Using what’s already in your makeup bag, you can transform your costume using these awesome tutorials! Which one do you plan on trying this Halloween season?

     1. Basic Pennywise

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9sNJhVyYaA

Everyone’s favorite horror clown is going to be the Halloween costume of the year. Getting the makeup right is essential. This vlogger shows how to get the job done and scare all your friends in the process.

     2. Disney Villians

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJfi2AN_rmY

Being evil never looked so good. With looks from Ursula to the Queen of Hearts, you can get in the spirit by recreating your favorite bad girl looks from childhood movies.

     3. Dark Disney Princess

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K1gLHmC7Bw

If you’re going to go Princess-y, you might as well go dark too. These reimagined princess looks will have you gasping at the site.

     4. Makeup on the Go

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a24nYM3tT8

Minutes to go and no costume? These easy makeup looks are so simple that just about anyone with a makeup brush and a small palette can do in ten minutes or less.

     5. Gothic Twist

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SjGZzyN81M

Witches, pirates, fairies, and other Halloween staples don’t have to be so innocent looking. With a little gothic makeup, you can paint a more sinister picture while still looking fantastic. You might even take some of this makeup advice to your regular look.

     6. Shining Skulls

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVgQV6v_QKY

One of the more classic makeup looks is to get down to the bone. Using shadowing techniques and vibrant colors, this neon skull is a great conversation look. Pair with an all black outfit or glow-in-the-dark costume.

     7. Dollar Bill Lace Skull

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shzxWIoQ7d0

It’s not hard to find skull makeup tutorials to fit your style. But we especially dig this one for the low cost makeup and the attention to details. It’s perfectly pretty and fits just about any outfit.

8. Basic Zombie

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7xQEG1JMKI

Zombie princess. Zombie president. Zombie football player. Zombie… you name it! Zombie-fy your costume with makeup looks that is as easy as it gets.

     9. Emoji Pro

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21otnaBvQ44

You don’t need makeup to look like the “whatever” emoji, but for the smiley faces, you could use some help from a big bottle of yellow and a tiny bit of creativity. This is a great costume idea, but make sure the person wearing the poop emoji knows what he or she is getting into.

10. Retro Girl

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dau67xQ7oA

Vintage is in and so are 1920’s-1960’s characters. Get your pin-up, flapper, and hippy vibe using makeup tutorials that match the era of your costume.

     11. Superheroes

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYiF_0VFVD4

Some of our favorite movie characters are the best ones to recreate in costume. This tutorial breaks down the Gotham ladies — Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman. You can even find pop art and cartoon versions of these looks if you want to get even more artsy with your makeup!

That wraps up our list of favorite Halloween makeup looks. Hopefully, you are inspired to take your costume to the next level. Let us know which look you decide to go with!

Top Beauty Trends that have Ruled Summer & How to Take Them into Fall

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We’ve had an amazingly fun fashion and makeup filled summer this year, but now that it’s ending, it seems like all the enjoyment might fade with it. However, for all the fans of beauty and style, fall represents the perfect opportunity to put some new twists on the trends that we already love. Want to avoid the doom and gloom of the upcoming rainy season? Then let’s take our favorite bits and pieces of summer fashion and bring some of that brightness into the fall.

 

Bright plaid

Plaid shirts and coats are already a fall staple, though we usually go for the 90s grunge and keep all the colors dark. But we want our lighthearted mood and happiness to last well after the summer has passed, so now’s the time to keep it all bright and colorful. Teal, burnt orange, magenta, bright green, all of these are perfect colors for your new coat. And let’s face it, it’s fun to have a coat that isn’t brown or black for once, but something that stands out and draws all the eyes to you.

 

Gloomy florals

Have a favorite floral-patterned blouse or dress you’re going to miss? No need to put it in the back of your closet just yet. Muted, gloomy roses are going to make you look gorgeous and well-dressed for the season, while still keeping the look entirely fresh and romantic. Pair a mid-length dress with a pair of brown boots and throw on a simple cardigan and you’ll be rocking boho chic well into fall.  

 

Dark lips

Plum-toned makeup is the easiest trend to continue into the fall, especially if you find a good dark lipstick that will make you look vampy and sexy. Pair the dark plum with golden eyeshadow and you’ll practically be ready for a photo shoot.

 

Wild curls

Keep the summer in your hair by wearing it loose, and keeping your locks wild and voluminous. That 70s look is still very much in vogue, so keep that curling iron handy, or if you want something that is less damaging to your hair, try curling them with rags. Just leave the rags over night, untie them in the morning and spritz with some hairspray.

 

Light makeup

Isn’t it great how in summer you just slap on some mascara, a hint of blush and a lip balm and you’re out? Fall is the time for heavier makeup, but hold on before you grab that spackle and layer on sixteen layers of foundation. You still have that gorgeous bronzed glow from your vacation, why not show it off? A good BB or CC cream goes a long way because these babies even out your skin tone and hide small imperfections without feeling too heavy on your face. They’re especially useful if you have a tan and now your regular foundation no longer matches your skin. Natural-looking makeup will keep your face looking fresh and youthful, so there’s no reason not to stick to it for as long as you’d like.

Color-blocking

Simplicity is often the most elegant thing you can wear, and in 2017 we had very basic, solid-color bikinis and one pieces that looked absolutely perfect. The trend moved on from clothing to makeup, and now it’s time to step up out eyeshadow game and keep things interesting with creative new looks. We’ve had this trend ever since the spring, but color-blocked makeup still seems to be all the rage, so take the vividness of spring and summer and paint it on your face.

No need for your good mood to end when the summer ends. Stick to these tips and stay cheerful even when the days get cold and rainy and you’ll have an excellent season.  

Our Favorite Summer YouTube Beauty Tutorials

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Where would we be without Youtube? Obviously not looking as fabulous as we do! Our obsession with beauty Youtube channels is strong — so strong that we’re starting to stock up on DIY summer looks. Whether you’re an expert MUA or struggling to apply your lipstick correctly, these Youtube summer beauty video tutorials will get you looking your best for summer vacay.

 

  1. Sweatproof Summer Glam

Image via Tina Halada’s YouTube

As Tina Halada says at the beginning of her video, looking good in the hot season isn’t exactly easy. To be flawless all day long, you’ll need the right makeup and gear, along with some patience. This sweatproof makeup will make you through your afternoon without making you look like you are drowning or melting!

 

  1. Five-Minute Ease

Image via Jamie Genevieve’s YouTube

As much as we want to look well made up every single day, we realistically know that we’re also very lazy. When it comes to the summer routines, we would prefer to just roll out of bed and spend as little time as possible on our makeup. Jamie Genevieve gives a great how-to minimal style that anyone can do in the same time it will take you to warm up the pool.

 

  1. Bronze Goddess Glow

Image via Naomi Victoria’s YouTube

 

For those of us who burn instead of tanning, getting a little help from makeup is essential. Bronzey glows are exactly what we need, but they can be hard to make look natural. We’re using Naomi Victoria’s seven-minute video to practice looking like we’ve spent our day on a beach chair.

 

  1. Inexpensive MUA Style

Image via Carli Bybel’s YouTube

We hate to admit it, but we really don’t have the money to go to Sephora for our extensive makeup collection. Instead, we’re hitting up the drugstore for makeup that won’t make us break out, but will still give us the carefree look we want. Carli Bybel’s tutorial, in particular, has saved us massive money and given us so much inspiration.

 

  1. WOW Eyes

Image via Nikkie Tutorials’ YouTube

We’re not that adventurous with our makeup, but sometimes we want a look that we can take out to a party or festival that will turn heads. Our favorite eye look is Nikkie Tutorials’ Summer Sunset Eyes. It’s colorful, popping, and totally fun!

 

  1. Lipstick Fun

Image via Sammy Robinson’s YouTube

We love how changing up your lipstick can transform your look. It can take your makeup from night to day, work to party, and beach to a private event. Sammy Robinson’s base makeup design is beautiful enough. Add her three options for lipstick and you’ve got our favorite go-to look to play around with.

 

  1. Beach Appropriate Makeup

Image via Domenica Calarco’s YouTube

If given a chance, we’d spend our entire summer laying around in the sand. But between the salt water, the sand and grime, and the hot sun, we usually come out looking worse than when we got there! Domenica Calarco has mastered how to stay glam for all beach conditions. We can’t get over how great we feel rocking this look even when our hair is a knotted mess and our body is covered in sand and suntan lotion.

2 Beauty Hacks Collegiates Don’t Want to Miss

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With beauty products being pretty a #1 interest in my life I thought I’d share my two favorite beauty hacks. Yes, I know that there are a lot of so called “beauty hacks” out there but trust me on these two. Not only do they actually work but they are worthwhile and super easy. And I mean super easy.

My first trick is to always finish blow drying your hair by using the cool temperature setting. You know, that little weird button on most blow dryers that when you push it sends out a gush of cool air? Well it’s not just there for the sake of being there. By finishing with the cool setting on the blow dryer it gives your hair this incredible natural shine. I can actually see the difference in shine from when I use the cool setting versus when I don’t or when I let my hair air dry.

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I normally give it about one or two minutes on the cool setting. However, I have to warn you, be careful when you are using the cool button. A few months back I was using it and the button got stuck. This resulted in the blow dryer only releasing cool air. Believe me, I was not happy, as the blow dryer wasn’t even a year old.

If you are in the market for a new blow dryer look for one that has 3 temperature settings versus 2, with a separate cool air button. That way you won’t run into the same problem.

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But, moral of the story is use the cool setting. Trust me, you will thank me later when you’re hair looks better than before and you didn’t have to put any extra product in it. Take advantage of the setting that is already there,  your hair will be softer too!

My second trick is to finish your makeup by spraying your face with hair spray. Yes, hair spray. I know it sounds really crazy but it actually works and it works really well. It’s basically the same thing as using a makeup setting spray expect it’s about ten times cheaper and might even be more effective.

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A nice makeup setting spray costs about $30 and you can get a giant bottle of hairspray for $3 or $4.  Because I use it every day on my hair, I just close my eyes and do a layer or two over my face. Once it settles on your face you might feel it but give it a minute or two and you won’t even know it’s there.

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If you don’t believe me, listen to this, a few nights ago I went out with some of my girlfriends and the next morning I woke up and my makeup was still perfect, completely untouched from the craziness that is sleep. My friends saw and they couldn’t believe it. They wanted to know how it stayed so well…it was the hairspray! While you shouldn’t wear makeup to bed, this illustrates the hairsprays staying power. If you end up trying either of these beauty hacks, let me know!

~Meesh

What beauty hacks do you like to use? Let us know! 

Fall Lipstick Review: The Orange & Plum Edition

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Catch up on the first part of this review HERE!

We’re gonna kick start this second review with the orange lipsticks. First up:

1. Revlon Abstract Orange

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This is an old color that I remember picking up on clearance from Target last yearIt’s a fairly sheer lipstick, and after wearing such heavily pigmented red colors, this was a bit frustrating trying to build up. However, it is a pretty, coppery orange shade that’s good for days when you want a touch of color. Plus, you can definitely layer it on to increase the impact of it!
  • PROS: Affordable, pretty color
  • CONS: Sheer, smudges easily

2. Revlon Kiss Me Coral

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I know, I know, this isn’t exactly a fall-ish lipstick, but I had to throw it in here because it’s just so fun!

Revlon’s Kiss Me Coral is a gorgeous lipstick that provides a creamy and perfectly pigmented finish. It goes on like a lip balm in all reality! I prefer this type of finish over the sheer application of Abstract Orange too. What can I say? My clothes can be black and white, but this girl prefers her lipsticks rich and colorful. I think it’s a good balance.
  • PROS: Affordable, creamy texture, pigmented, dries evenly
  • CONS: Besides needing touch ups throughout the day (and what lipstick doesn’t require that?), I’d say this one is another winner!

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On to the plum lipsticks! First up, we have:

1. Revlon: Va Va Violet

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First up, the darkest lipstick I own – Revlon’s Va Va Violet! The bullet looks like it’s almost black, but it glides on as a dark plum shade that’s bold and seductive. I really love this lipstick and wish I’d worn this color more often while we were still experiencing winter weather. I feel like this shade is more appropriate for that season. However, perhaps on a night out I’ll swipe this on anyway.
  • PROS: beautiful dark purple color, good texture and pigmentation
  • CONS: dries patchy

2. Maybelline: Plum Perfect

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Mmm, this is a more accessible plum color for a day-to-day look when you want to add a special touch to your lips. Every time I wear this lip color I get compliments on it! It has a nice creamy texture to it that I like, and the best part is that it dries evenly!
  • PROS: creamy texture, dries evenly
  • CONS: fades within a few hours

3. Milani: Sangria

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 I remember hearing about this lipstick as being a good dupe for MAC’s Rebel. Since I wasn’t in the mood to splurge for a MAC lipstick, I decided to give it a try. And that is how I discovered the deliciousness of Milani lipsticks. Besides this color, I’ve acquired two more tubes from the brand, and I’ve loved each one! They are good quality drugstore lipsticks that not only have fantastic texture, pigmentation, and long-wearing capability, but smell wonderful as well!
  • PROS: good pigmentation, long wearing, good texture, and smells great!
  • CONS: honestly can’t think of any

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And there you have it! What did you think of these lipsticks? Any particular ones you’re dying to try?

Fall Lipstick Review: The Red Lip Edition

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The weather is cooling, hot coffee is becoming standard, and bolder lipsticks are coming out! Welcome to fall, everybody. Today I’m recapping the fall red lip colors I happen to own and reveal each tube’s pro and con.

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1. MAC: Russian Red

This lipstick was my first high end purchase I’d ever made concerning makeup. It’s a real treat, and with a matte finish, it lasts for quite some time. I love how pigmented it is and definitely has a decidedly deep, red finish.
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  • PROS: Lovely red color, matte finish, richly pigmented
  • CONS: dries a bit splotchy after a few hours without reapplication

2. NYX: Eden 

I heard about this lipstick thanks to one of my favorite bloggers, Lauren, who is an absolute beauty maven when it comes to rocking lipstick colors of all kinds! “Eden” is an affordable red lipstick from NYX that is a more pink toned red than “Russian Red.” I’d recommend this color if you’re curious about trying a red lipstick but don’t want to splurge the $16 that a MAC lipstick costs. These matte lipsticks from NYX last fairly well throughout the day, and even after sipping down a cup of coffee, it didn’t budge! Not bad for a $6 lipstick.
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  • PROS: Affordable, pigmented, matte finish
  • CONS: More of a cherry-pink color than a deep red

3. NARS: Cruella

This is the holy grail red lip product. The NARS velvet matte lip pencils are a glorious creation that combine the exactness of a pencil with the application of a lipstick. Also, did you catch that? Velvet matte lip pencil. That’s right, it has a matte, creamy finish that I have yet to find in any other product (in my limited makeup experience at least, so don’t get too excited).
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  • PROS: It’s a richly pigmented dark red hue, lasts a long time, and is super convenient to toss in your bag and go.
  • CONS: I can’t find any besides the price tag ($26), and it’s worth every penny!

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And that wraps up my personal review of the red lipsticks I’ve encountered. What’s your favorite product? Would you try any of these?

 

Long, Longer, Longest Lashes

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Lashes needing an extra boost and normal mascara just isn’t cutting it?  Some makeup looks require more buxom lashes, or sometimes you want something to add a little flare to your makeup routine for a night out.  Doing more than simple mascara is a perfect way to solve this problem, but it can also be intimidating if you’ve never dabbled in fake lashes.  Here are three ways you can achieve an extra lash blast; applying fake lashes, using an eyelash extension system, or a trick that can be done at home with products you most likely already have.

1. Baby Powder Eyelashes

I wanted to start with this one because I believe that it’s the least threatening and requires products that I’m sure are at your disposal already. All you need for this is your everyday mascara, baby powder, a Q-tip and if you have one an eyelash curler.

To start curl your lashes from the base and hold your curler there for 20-25 seconds.  Next coat your lashes with your favorite mascara (right now my favorite is Voluminous Butterfly Mascara by Loreal).  Do two full coats from the base to tip wiggling the mascara brush at the base of the lashes and then pulling up.  I would wait for the first coat to dry before the second to avoid getting clumps.

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Coat lashes from base to tip in mascara

Now for the fun part.  Dip your Q-tip in the baby powder and run the powder all over your top and bottom lashes so they are completely covered in white baby powder. After, take your mascara and put another layer over top the baby powder.  The baby powder acts as a volumizing primer to give extra body to your lashes.

2. Lash Extension using Synthetic Fibers

toofacedLash extensions might sound intimidating but it’s a very simple three step system!  This is the same principle used for the baby powder eyelashes above, but it provide much more volume and  length then at home methods.  Instead of at home products, you are using synthetic fibers purchased at a makeup store. It’s a good alternative to false lashes so you don’t have to deal with any sticky glue. There are a bunch of different brands that have started creating synthetic lash systems so there are a few to choose from.

The brand that I use (and is my favorite!) is Too Faced Better Then False Lashes, a 3-step system, which will set you back $35.  And it’s worth it for the price. There are two mascara tubes that come with it.  One a standard thickening mascara, and the other, a smaller bottle of synthetic fibers.

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Nylon fibers that look like cotton pieces.

To use you coat your lashes in the normal black mascara how you normally would.  Then while the mascara is still wet, you apply the synthetic lashes and the white fibers thickly coat your lashes from root to tip.  Lastly, you coat the white fibers with the original black mascara sealing in the fibers.  You can repeat the second and third steps to get even thicker lashes, but the original result is so dramatic that I’ve never had to put on a second coat!

 3. Good Old False Lashes

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And then there are falsies.  Traditional false lashes will always be the best choice to deliver the longest and most dramatic appearance.  You can get a natural look with them by using individual lashes on the outer corner of your eyes, you can cut the lashes in half and place on the outer corner to get a little but more volume, or use the full set of lashes to get the thickest, longest, and darkest lashes that you can imagine.  And it’s all up to you what type of lash you choose.

duoFalse lashes can be scary when you actually having to glue something to your eye.  This was the video I watched when I first started using false lashes, and she gives a step by step tutorial that I find very helpful to see actually how to apply them.  The biggest tip that she states, which I swear by is using Duo Lash Glue instead of the glue that normally comes with false lashes.

False lashes give you a look that I believe no other lash techniques can give you, and it’s definitely worth trying sometime if you’ve never done it!

One of these three ways will be perfect way to satisfy your lash fix. So try one or try them all to get the final touch on a perfect makeup look!

 

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Tips for Rocking Bright Lipstick

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While it might sound silly, when I wear bright lipstick I can feel my confidence level rise. Let’s face it- it really does take some gumption to rock a bold color, especially when the color is on your face. If you’re hesitant to wear a new color, take some tips from my do’s and don’ts that I’ve learned along my lipstick journey! After all, you don’t want to end up looking like a clown when you’re trying to look like a diva.

Purple Lipstick:

When wearing purple lipstick, you need to keep your own skin tone in mind. If you’re fair like me, a true purple can make you look like Elvira- a look that should be reserved for Halloween. However, purple shades that have hints of pink and red in them look great during Fall and Winter. My favorite purple lipsticks from the drugstore range from Revlon’s Berry Haute, a muted berry color, to L’oreal’s Violet Chiffon which borders on neon purple, if there is such a thing. Keep your eyes simple so that the colors aren’t competing and you’ll be set!

Image from http://vanityrouge.com/loreal-colour-caresse-by-colour-riche-swatches/

Bright Pink Lipstick:

My favorite lipstick to wear is Maybelline’s Pink Pop, a candy Barbie pink that almost glows. While I wish I could wear it every day, I know that it clashes with half of my wardrobe. Realizing that clothing can make or break your makeup choices is important- I typically pick out my outfit before choosing what makeup to wear for the day because when I don’t, it can be terrifying.

Pink lipsticks have a wide range, and the difference between cool and warm tones go a long way. Go to a makeup counter if you’re unsure what undertone your skin is, and then choose your lipstick accordingly. Wearing the wrong undertone lipstick not only can make you look sick, but can make your teeth look far from white!

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Image from http://apopofcolour.com/

When in doubt, Google it out:

Most drugstore lipsticks are “dupes” or cheaper options based upon high end versions. If you want to try on a shade that you haven’t tried before, the worst thing you could do is buying from the drugstore and praying that all goes well. Like going to the makeup counter to see what your undertone is, go back to that counter and have a professional try out shades on you. If your wallet isn’t ready for a lipstick purchase upwards of 20 dollars, google the name of the high end shade with the word “Dupe” next to it. I guarantee that you’ll be able to find a shade similar, if not an exact match for a fraction of the cost! Just check out some of these dupes from Pinterest below! WHAT A STEAL!

 Image from http://beyondprettythings.com/2013/08/mac-lipstick-dupes/ via Pintrest

Fun Ways to Wear Orange

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Summer is finally upon us. This means saying, “so-long” to drab, dark colors and a big “hello” to bright, sunny hues.  What’s the color making a splash on the fashion scene this season, you ask? We at OCM are more than excited to announce that orange is the newest “it” color for the summer time.  But don’t just think of ordinary, pumpkin orange. Shades like apricot, tangerine, and amber are all perfect summer colors and look great either incorporated in an outfit or makeup. Non-coincidentally, the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black is rolling out its second season this Friday. Find out some of our favorite ways to work this summer’s hottest color below!

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Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lipcolor, Electric Orange

Lipstick

We all know just how popular the bold lipstick trend has become in the past few years.  Needless to say, we were thrilled when orange revealed itself as this season’s newest “it lip” on the spring/summer 2014 runways.  That’s right, you can wear this vibrant hue both day and night and channel the season’s warm sunshine right on your lips. Before you go out searching for just any orange stick, try to begin with finding the shade that compliments your particular skin tone. Bright orange and true orange pop perfectly against pale skin and pale skin with yellow-undertones, while neon orange complements a more golden complexion. Lastly, a red orange—either a sheer or highly pigmented color—looks amazing on darker skin tones.

 

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Christian Siriano via Elle.com

Clothing

No matter what skin color you have, wearing orange always helps to give your skin a beautiful, sun-kissed glow.  Designers such as Christian Siriano, DKNY, and Monique Lhullier sent their show-stopping orange styles down the runway, each giving fashion show attendees major summertime style envy.  A bright orange dress, with simple strappy sandals offers a casual, yet extremely bold look.  If a dress isn’t quite your style, try a pair of high-waisted orange shorts and pair them with a short-sleeved neutral-toned crop top.  While it is easy to go over-board with one color, if you go too far with orange, you could end up looking like a pumpkin or traffic cone.  Make sure if you are going to go all the way full orange look to choose either a creamsicle or a red-orange shade.

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Rajmerek bag styled by Wioletta M

Accessories

Orange is just one of those colors that steal the attention no matter what other color or pattern it is paired with.  Therefore, working in this fiery hue is not the easiest of tasks.  Also, one must always keep in mind the couple that is completely off limits 364 days of the year: Halloween’s thematic orange and black.   To avoid sticking out like a sore thumb, try using orange as an accent color with the use of vibrant accessories, and keep the rest of your outfit simple.  Pair a bright orange clutch with a sophisticated, simple white dress for the perfect summer look.  Or an elaborate orange statement necklace is great for pairing with a denim button down and distressed white shorts.  Remember, when incorporating orange accessories it is best to balance them with a neutral palate, as Wioletta demonstrates above, to make sure they truly pop.

 

Well there you have it! Orange proves to be a super fun color to work into your warm-weather wardrobe. And if your room needs a pop of color, check out some of OCM’s orange accessories. The Catalina Fabric Board, Orange waste can, and Blossom Pillow will add a charge of energy to your bare walls and plain room. Show your playful side and give orange a whirl this summer!

Top 5 Beauty Products Under 5 Dollars

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College is an amazing time of learning, friends, and becoming the person you were meant to be. It can also be a time when you’re short on cash- it’s just part of the experience! If your pockets are nearly empty but you’re not willing to go without a beauty routine, check out these amazing products that you can find at your local drugstore for under five bucks!

 

1) Rimmel Scandaleyes Liner in Nude- $4.49

One of the greatest beauty hacks of all time when you’re tired- instead of reaching for the black eyeliner, opt for a nude or white color to make your eyes pop and look wide awake! Beauty Blogger Gemma shows this best- how more wide awake could your eyes look? You can read Gemma’s blog here!

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2) Elf Studio Lip Exfoliator- $3.00

This gives your lips that little extra something while still going natural. By exfoliating, you not only avoid chapped, dry lips, but they can also appear plumper!

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3) Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara- $2.99

This is hands down one of my holy grail mascaras because it NEVER fails me. For the price, it’s comparable to some high end mascaras and leaves every lash black and night and as fabulous as can be.

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4) Jordana Fabu-liner in Black- $2.99

It’s rare that you’ll catch me without rocking a cat-eye, and this is the product that helps me achieve the look every day! Easy to use and basically fool proof, this is a staple in my makeup bag!

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5) Jordana Twist and Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain- $2.99

Another AMAZING Jordana product! These are, like the name says, incredibly moisturizing and last for hours without feeling heavy. The colors are beautiful and can range from a spring and summer hot pink to a fall deep berry.

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