Fall's Splashy Makeup Shades
By vishaka robinson
Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Jade Fever, Lancôme ($49). Bloomingdale’s, Beverly Center, LA, 310-360-2700. Eye Shadow in #71, Make Up For Ever ($20). 132 S. Robertson Blvd., LA, 310-289-1758. Nail Colour in Emerald City, Sonia Kashuk ($4.80). Target, 5600 Whittier Blvd., LA, 323-725-1121. Powder Eye Shadow in Burst, Illamasqua ($20). Sephora, Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, 323-462-6898. Eye Gloss in Tan #560, Dior ($28). Nordstrom, The Grove, LA, 323-930-2230. Pro Longwear Eye Shadow in Fresh Flare, MAC ($20). Macy’s, 750 W. 7th St., LA, 213-628-9311. La Laque Nail Lacquer in #31 Khaki Arty, Yves Saint Laurent ($25). Nordstrom, see above. Flora pillows from the Ojai Summer Collection in Green, Marigold Yellow, and Multi Blue/Marigold, Millworks Los Angeles ($78–$120 each, depending on fabric). Millworks LA shop-in-shop at H.D. Buttercup Los Angeles, 3225 Helms Ave., LA, 310-558-8900.
Beverly Hills fabric designer Andrea Bernstein’s creations are the fruits of a girlhood spent gazing at her mother’s Emilio Pucci dresses and the last decade spent living among the verdant landscape of California. “All my designs are derived from paintings of local plants and flowers that bloom all over the city,” she says. “Los Angeles has the most opulent assortment of flora that bursts with color all year.” Her ongoing fixation with gutsy greens, buttercup yellows, and earthy chestnuts make the perfect partner to this fall’s cornucopia of nature-inspired makeup colors.
The good news is that these colors are a cinch to wear. “Popping a little yellow shadow, just on the lids of the eyes, can be a really retro-chic look, especially when offset with lashings of jet-black mascara,” says Emma Willis, director of Artistry & Relations at West Hollywood beauty boutique Blushington. And, Willis adds, there’s no need to fear the greens. Her suggestions: “Work a teal-colored shadow onto a smoky eye or use an emerald pencil to smudge along your lower lash line.”
With the new vibrant shades of nail polish, Willis advises, “Keep nails short and slightly squared off,” and, she says, try punchy sea green as an alternative to classic red. “It’ll really make your nails stand out.”
photography by david lewis taylor
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.