Pantone Spring 2014 Blogger Collaboration: Cayenne

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Happy Monday Ladies! As the title suggests, this is a collaboration with some of my favorite beauty and style bloggers. There are top ten pantone color trends for spring (check out the other shades here); I chose Cayenne, it’s a bright red orange hue that you can incorporate both in your outfit or makeup.

So my top of mind question was “do I have anything in my closet that’s close to cayenne as possible”? 

Saved by a tunic! My personal style is laid-back glam so using my old tunic as the anchor, I pulled out this pair of white shorts and cayenne thong sandals.

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tunic {similar style}
white shorts {similar style}
red orange thong sandals {similar style}

If you know me well enough, I could’ve picked a bright red orange lippy like Tom Ford Firecracker from Spring 2014 Lip Sheer Collection, but this zilla wants the yin-yang effect. So to balance the uber brightness of it all, I decided to keep my lips and the rest of my makeup fresh, youthful and understated.

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Get the look (specific reviews are linked):

After washing and toning my face, I applied YSL Top Secrets All-In-One-BB Cream Skintone Perfector (Medium). I have reviewed it here.

To conceal dark circles and brighten my under eyes, I reached for my holy grail to-date, Cover FX Cream Concealer (G Light).

To set my makeup, I used Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Diffused Light).

For my eyebrows, I used no other than my go-to Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade (Dark Brown).

For my eye makeup, I chose Urban Decay Naked 3. I applied Trick on my eyelids, Nooner on crease and Strange on brow arch.

I’m into tightlining these days so my no non-sense pick was Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon Blacquer.

For my bottom lashes, I applied one coat of Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara and for my upper lashes, Tarte Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara.

To give moi that youthful glow, I opted for Nars Orgasm blush.

Finally for my lips, I chose Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense 39 (satin orange coral)

And the exotic earrings? they’re from Claires!

Don’t forget to check out other pantone trends for spring courtesy of the following fabulous bloggers!


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  1. March 10, 2014 / 5:13 am

    I wish I would have known about the link up! I would have loved to contribute! Loved your outfit and makeup look! Gorgeous lady!

    • March 11, 2014 / 6:24 am

      Thanks much Laura! It was an invite from Kristin (beautyxpose).

  2. March 10, 2014 / 5:14 am

    Gorgeous! I love that shade and it looks great on you! Can't wait to check out the other bloggers and see what they came up with!

  3. March 10, 2014 / 8:11 am

    So bright and beautiful. I can't wait to see what the other bloggers come up with. 🙂

  4. March 10, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    So bright and gorgeous on you!! Intrigued to see what everyone else came up with. Great post and great choices Kat!!! 🙂

    • March 11, 2014 / 6:25 am

      Thanks much Jamie. I did visit all of them and I love their picks!!!

  5. March 10, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    So brright and fun! Great post!

  6. March 10, 2014 / 5:01 pm

    I would have totally expected the firecracker orange! Way to keep us on our toes. 🙂

  7. March 10, 2014 / 5:07 pm

    Oh my goodness. That outfit is so freakin' cute! Love this post.

    • March 11, 2014 / 6:26 am

      Thanks Noelle. That tunic is probably 7 yrs old already. Proof that style just comes and goes.

  8. March 10, 2014 / 10:33 pm

    Love this linkup, I made sure to visit all of the ladies who participated! Your makeup and outfit are gorgeous, and that lippie is the most perfect peachy salmon 🙂

  9. March 11, 2014 / 1:01 am

    Such a fun post! Great picks!

  10. March 11, 2014 / 3:42 am

    I love the idea of this post. You did a fabulous job and I love that lippie.

  11. March 11, 2014 / 6:00 am

    Cayenne, yes! You rock this color – and I love the lippie, as well!

  12. March 13, 2014 / 6:54 am

    I like the collage ! And you have a great sense of style

  13. March 14, 2014 / 4:04 am

    Absolutely love that tunic.

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