How To Get Out of a Style Rut: Switch Up Your Color Palette

I love me some peaches. In fact, my fixation with all peach-colored makeup is borderline obsessive-compulsive. But I noticed that most of my photos were starting to look the same. I suppose that is one of the disadvantages of taking my own photo every morning to show you my makeup. The fact that a Dior makeup artist, who kindly said I looked vaguely like Katy Perry (?), told me I couldn't wear the Clinique Black Honey Gradient Blush I was admiring. Not one to be deterred, I decided to switch up colors and move out of my comfort zone with some cool colors (not peach).


I've always maintained that you shouldn't subscribe to saying you are only a warm or a cool or worse, a season. It's fine if you want to use those as a guideline to help you make decisions, but don't be afraid to break those rules, especially if you feel like you are stuck in a style rut. Anyone can wear anything. It's all about how you do it and how strong you make the colors.

I skipped my usual peachy tones and opted for a cooler look, using the potentially universally flattering Black Honey color from Clinique. In the picture below, it looks slightly warmer than it actually is. It's definitely more in a neutral to cool tone.

On my eyes, I used Bare Escentuals High Shine Eyecolor in Moonshine and Flash. I lined my eyes with Stila's Smudge Stick Waterproof Liner in Purple Tang. On my cheeks is the new Black Honey Gradient Blush. On my lips is Black Honey Superbalm Moisturizing Lip Gloss.

I am really in love with this Black Honey Gradient Blush. If you are careful how you hold the brush, you can apply contour, highlight and color in one stroke - for real!

Do you switch up your colors or are you stuck in a rut?

Some makeup was sent for review. I bought most of it. Bare Escentuals, Clinique and Stila do not test on animals.

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  1. You may have found your new look! It's a more sophiscated look and very elegant. They both work on you and both are very pretty.

  2. I've been thinking about getting new blush for a while. I love the color of Nars Orgasm, but it's long gone by midday. I can't deal with that short a wear time. Maybe I'll check this out. 

  3. I love this look on you!! 

  4. Finally, someone who shares my love for peach-colored makeup :).
    I definitely think you have the right mindset, I know a lot of people who wont buy/wear certain colors of makeup just because someone told them they can't!
    Never be afraid to buy and wear what you want, you decide what looks fab :)!

  5. Here's for switching things up- I need to, too!  I know this is random- but in the bottom right photo you look like Christina Agulera!


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