Tag Archives: Color

NARS Palm Beach Bronzer! Try a Charlize Theron Bronze Effect & More!

30 May

Yes, I’ve been on the planet and YES, I’d heard of NARS, however for some reason I’ve never tried their products.  Until attending the MakeUp Show NYC with my daughter a couple of weeks ago.

My daughter, Camille works for a French based company which provides the latest nutrients and formulas for many of the top cosmetic firms; so she is very familiar with their products …..NARS Cosmetics has been proven to be the best!

I just love a bronze effect and have tried many products to get that glow look!

I thought I was achieving the look, until I was introduced to NARS at the Makeup Show NYC.

First let me say, the representatives were absolutely professional and very helpful; in particular this wonderful gentlemen named Arthur Boston, NARS National Makeup Stylist.

Amongst all the mayhem of music pumping, crowds, lines for a day’s end and not to mention the high energy level of excitement – he took the time to really help us both with the products we were looking for.   This is when he suggested that I try their bronzer!

Let me say, I am in love, love with it!  The shade selected is Palm Beach!  I know, I know, you are probably saying “Where have you been!”   But I am so amazed with the results.   By the time we finished with Arthur, we had purchased new concealers, blushes and when they did n’t have a particular product at the show, he suggested we go to the NARS Flagship Boutique on Bleeker St!  He pulled out his phone, brought up Google maps and showed us which way to walk!  Did we go? We sure did!  We walked right from 18th Street (413 Bleecker Street!) with our Starbucks green tea with lemonade; so that just lets you know Arthur was wonderful!

OK, now back to the bronzers, they can be worn not only in the summer, however in the winter too!   There are many shades to choose from, if you looking to have a dewy look, a distinct glow or just a sutle touch of shimmer.  Whatever your preference, NARS has the shade for your skin tone, there are 14 shades!

Yes, bronzers have been around and there are some good ones, but I must now say that the NARS bronzer is my absolute favorite!  LOVE IT.   This summer I will be using this for my face and for my body, Urban Decay’s Coco (see my Favorites Things section).

Iman wears bronzer all the time!  Now her makeup line has nice ones too! Iman, The Bronze Effect

While Charlize Theron, as beautiful as she is, the bronzer makes her look simply captivating!

So if you are looking for a bronzer, my recommendation would be to please try the NARS brand.

Now speaking of Charlize Theron, in her pictures you can see how the bronzer is a must and should be part of your makeup wardrobe.   And for those who are still saying, Wow!  It’s never too late to try something new…even me, Letia Come Lately!  LOL   🙂

Here’s me with the NARS Palm Beach bronzer, I’m in between shots, talking as usual!  Did I say I love it!  I turned to the side, so you can see the shimmer in the light!  Then the last shot, to see how the bronzer photos in the right lighting!

Ok, I’m out of here, if you have some pictures you would like to share….well I would love to see your bronzer results!  🙂  I’ve place some tutorials from my favorite gurus from YouTube!

Letia 🙂

Related articles

 P.S…. Send a BIG congratulations to Charlize, she is recently a new mother and her new movie is being featured this weekend, Snow White and the Huntsman with Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth.  I’ve placed the trailer for you to see, it comes out this Friday!

What’s All this Fuss about a Color?

28 Oct

Your mind often associates a color with a thought, a memory or a time, sometimes without you even knowing it!

Marketing and advertisement firms know this and do their best to get “you” the consumer to associate a color in buying a product, that they’ve been hired to sell.  It’s so clever! 

This is why interior designers and decorators pay very close attention to the color schemes each year, it helps in their presentations to potential clients.  

Let me show you what I mean…. I am going to take one color in particular, where both men and women can identify with, without really knowing it!  Immediately as clean, relaxing, rich and classy?  The color palette is …..

Tiffany & Co

If you notice, Tiffany & Co® uses this as a signature color for their store, advertisements and gift wrapping.  The Tiffany box with this color conveys expensive, quality, classy and its timeless.

Aveeno® has used this same color to represent clean and fresh for their products also, knowing that a woman would be quickly drawn to the color while walking down an aisle at either a CVS, Walgreens or Wal-Mart, picked off the shelf than any other product; just because of the color.   Marketing firms have researched this color and have found that it does encourage a removal from the shelf to a final buy at the cash register.  Based on sales ratio, this color does just that! 

Aveeno

 Clinique® uses this color also for their cosmetics and skin products, which represents pure, clean and fresh.

Clinique

For the home, let me give you another example.  Here you have two bedrooms, which are beautiful and look very inviting; after a long, long day <just push those pillows right off the bed!!>

When looking at the photos, which bedroom are you drawn to first?   Most people would choose the bedroom on the left, simply because of the color, the mind is being triggered.  It’s clean, fresh and relaxing.  

One more!  This bathroom was just considered ordinary, before the owner added some paint color.  There’s nothing special about the bathroom, it has all the typical features. When picking a paint color; 8 times out of 10, guess what color is chosen for a bathroom?  Yes, the same color I’ve been talking about <giggle>!

Even a paint can has this color! The color wheel is so fascinating, it becomes more intriguing when you associate the color to a person, place, a smell or a thing where our minds are triggered. 

This is why when selecting a paint color; there is so much indecisiveness!  Or you may know the color; however when you get home the color is all wrong! 

The pigment might be off just a little, it’s too light or it’s too dark.   Not quite what you had in mind!  I say keep trying until you get it right!  That’s what primer is for!  And now the paint and the primer are together in one paint can; which is simply brilliant!    

So when picking a color, whether its furniture, the wall or bedroom ensemble, take it a step further and see why you’re selecting that particular color.  What does it remind you of?  If you want to share, leave me a comment!  Now, if anyone asks you “So, what’s all this fuss about a color?”  You can say to them…..it’s EVERYTHING!

Be well – Lee 🙂

Bedding from Horchow Collections, Harmony paint by Sherwin-Williams, Bathroom photo by starterhometodreamhome.blogspot.com.

 

%d bloggers like this: