Tribute to the absolutely incredible Alex Box (mostly with Illamasqua)
I used to work with this girl who would always do her makeup so that her eyes looked like a sunrise or sunset- the colors she used were fantastic and always well blended. I started to use brighter colors and it makes me happy! Here are some fanastic examples of how to use bright tones-whether it be bold color-blocking, or subtle contouring- these photos exemplify brilliant use of brights!
shoutout to Sugarpill Cosmetics/Chaos Makeupartist/Makeupforlife
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Spring has arrived and brings with it a variable of sights and sounds that gets us in the mood for adventure. What better way to embrace the festivities than to immerse yourself in the brilliant hues that are sure to give you a fresh yet seductive look. Verdant Equinox is your guide to the popular products from brands like Urban Decay, NARS and Two Faced which focus on natural and neutral shades with plenty of shimmer, and some fun bath items from Lush that will leave you looking and feeling great.
The above trio of images comes from Illamasqua’s latest collection, entitled Human Fundamentalism. The following quote that accompanies the array of bold eyeshadows, lipsticks and nail varnishes is one that I feel is a sentiment echoed by what Carny Style is all about:
Human Fundamentalism is an explosion of your alter ego. It’s becoming who you are and not who you’re told to be. Beauty isn’t conformity, but the fundamental human desire to express your inner self on the outside. To rise above mainstream limitations and exist in a world where individuality is received with celebration not derision, and breaking the mould is a sign of strength not instability. We stand for freedom of expression, embracing our glorious imperfections and showing the world we’re not ordinary but extraordinary, even if society refuses to accept it. We’re beyond conformity. Beyond control. Beyond hiding who we really are. We are not a religion, but the singular opposite. We are Illamasqua.
Get ready for a startling celebration of humanity’s connection with colour. Introducing the Human Fundamentalism collection, where blinding flashes of pigment provide a sharp contrast to neutral tones, creating a saturated palette that catapults your alter ego to new levels of self-expression. Mix contrasting textures to express your true self, spiraling from rich metallic to pale matte shades. This is nonconformity at its most fundamental. At its unpredictable best.