Here's an excerpt from my interview in DNAinfo NYC about this season's rich lipstick shades.Read More
Always use blush and lip color in the same tone (not necessarily matching!) For example, if wearing a warm lip color (peach, tangerine, coral, orange-red, brick red, or copper) wear a warm blush (bronze, peach). If wearing a cool lip color (pink, fuchsia, blue-based red, or mauve) wear a cool blush (carnation pink, berry or blood red). Generally, cool tones have a lot of what appears to be blue or purple in it whereas warm tones are based in yellow. This is a good starting point as a way to look subdivide all of your makeup and start to see a pattern as to what looks best on you.
Orange and blue are naturally complimentary colors and when using elegant pieces, the combination will leave you looking like any BUT an overzealous Chicago Bears fan or Clemson freshman. OPI A Good Man-darin is Hard To Find Nailpolish, BCBG Jaclyn Wide Leg Pants and Emma Button-down Silk Chiffon Blouse, Tory Burch Robinson Chain Mini Bag (discontinued tie dye pattern), my grandmother’s vintage gold bracelet. [lightbox link="http://www.seriousdesigner.com/erinsykes/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/colorstory.jpg" thumb="http://www.seriousdesigner.com/erinsykes/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/colorstory.jpg" width="640" align="center" title="colorstory" frame="true" icon="image"]