Make a Splash in Turquoise Makeup

What are the first thoughts that come to your mind when you imagine turquoise? A tropical destination perhaps? Pantone, the global authority on colour, lists turquoise as the colour of the 2010. The appeal of turquoise is universal; it puts everyone in a vacation state of mind.

Bright eyes are the beauty trend of the season, like Amber Riley has done here. Although basic black and brown are generally what most of us reach for, try to broaden your colour palette and have some summer fun by incorporating turquoise into your beauty regimen. Use sparingly on upper lids, or blend into lower rims for a more dramatic result. The eye catching effect of turquoise liner is a great way to make your statement. Try Cargo Swimmables Waterproof Pencil in Turquoise ($18 for set of 5 shades, available at Sears Toronto Eaton Centre, The Bay on Queen St and select Independent Beauty Boutiques).


Eye shadow
Turquoise eye shadow is another trend that’s grabbing our attention. Turquoise will complement darker skin tones and make brown eyes pop. Lighter eyes and paler skin are also well suited contenders so long as you choose an eye shadow that has a metallic or satiny finish as opposed to a matte one which can look dated. To really make a statement, blend the metallic turquoise eye shadow past the crease of your lid. Try NARS Burn It Blue Duo Cream Eyeshadow, $38, availabe at Holt Renfrew.

Nail Polish
Turquoise nail polish looks great when contrasted with bronzed fingers and toes, like Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus recently sported. Chanel created its Nouvelle Vague turquoise polish specifically for the summer 2010 palette, and China Glaze and Essie also followed suit. If painting the whole nail seems a little overwhelming then try doing just the tips. This trend was all the rage at John Paul Gaultier’s Spring/Summer 2010 runway show. Try Rimmel 60 Seconds Green With Envy Nail Polish, $4, at drugstores.

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Tags: Pantone colour of 2010, summer makeup trends, teal beauty trend, tropical makeup colours, Turquoise

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