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Dear Mary Kate Olsen, You’re Officially Our Winter Hair and Makeup Go-To Girl
Wed, 6 June 2012 9:31PM
Words can not describe how giddy with excitement I was upon seeing this image of Mary Kate Olsen pop up on my screen.
The dark hair. The softly-contoured cheeks. The bronze-y liner. Those emerald-green soccer-field-size earrings. I want the lot. Along with a side of shares in The Row. Please and thank you.
Although it’s currently warm and sunny on the flip side, I think there’s a stack of clever beauty notes we could all borrow from MKO’s winning earthy hair and makeup combo at the CFDA Fashion Awards.
In case you aren’t already feeling the itch, winter is the perfect time to make the switch to a deeper hair shade. If you’re brunette, you can’t go wrong trading in your highlights for a solid colour, like a rich chocolate brown. As for team blonde, as tempting as it is to want to go the whole hog, I suggest you take baby steps, starting with a few honey or caramel highlights that go a little something like Arizona Muse, or Nicole Richie’s before signing up for the dark side which will require a complete overhaul of your makeup situation.
Although there are no rules when it comes to eye shadow – heck, we all know that when applied correctly, even pink eye shadow can look cracking, as a general rule, muted, earthy shades like chocolate, bronze, gold and caramel seem to work particularly well in the chilly months. Unlike a straight up black liner or powder which has the potential to close in the eye area and look a tad harsh against pale skin, earthy tones seem to have a knack for warming up the complexion, while also helping to bounce light off the skin to keep it looking dewy and well-rested, even in the dead of winter.
When it comes to creating metallic magic, I swear by these beauties which will see you through winter, and then some…
Cheeks: Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder, $51, (02) 8353 5000. Unlike a straight-up matte formula, this one’s a teeny bit shimmery, so it won’t wear looking patchy and mottled.
Eyes: Bobby Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow, $50, 1800 061 326. Foolproof: you can wear them wet as liner, or smudged up to the brow bone for an impossible-to-stuff-up smoky-eye.
Lips: Rimmel London Vinyl Max Lipgloss, $14.95, 1800 812 663. It boasts just the right amount of shimmer to keep the pucker looking fuller.
What’s your fall back makeup for winter?
What’s your thoughts on MK?
Are you keen for a hair colour shake up this winter?
Posted by: Eliza Ashe