I spent the past weekend on the waterfront at the Baltimore Invitational Regatta. My daughter was rowing. My friends were all there. And, it was a gorgeous, sunny spring weekend. Perfection!
Since the weather was cooperating, I thought I’d christen some of my new spring clothes. Cabled cotton sweaters, crisp capris, and even a floppy straw hat. As I donned my new duds, I suddenly realized how… ahem… bright they all were! In fact, trendy brights for spring are a fashion trend to be reckoned with this season. If you are a pastel fan you’ll have to look long and hard, because bright colors – Kelly green, lemon yellow, Windex blue – are simply everywhere.
I’ve always been a fan of brights (my daughter calls me a die-hard 1980s preppy, which is true). Two of my all-time favorite items are a Ralph Lauren cardigan in shocking pink (which I tie around my shoulders, channeling Lisa Birnbach) and a Kelly green and white Ellen Allen Annapolis handbag. Both are years old. And, both continue to draw compliments every time I wear them!
If you’re not sure just how bright you want to go, one of the easiest and least expensive ways to “dip your toe in the water” is through makeup. Yes, you read that correctly. For the cost of a hot pink lipstick, you can add instant spring style to any ensemble.
My recommendation is the Dieci Colori makeup line. For years, this has been one of my favorite lines and this spring, they have a full arsenal of brights for every complexion.
For example, the new Lip Suede collection includes a shocking pink (Matte V) that is simply electric and looks great paired with new spring colors. The Lip Suede lipstick is creamy with a nice matte finish. The formula includes rich pigment and an opaque color that lasts and lasts. Retail $20.
If bright lips are too Belinda Carlisle for you, try one of the new Dieci Color Mineral Blushes. These blushes are amazing! Their hypoallergenic formula is kind to skin and provides a satin-like texture, creating a healthy glow. Retail $22.
The Dieci Colori makeup line was created by makeup artist Marie Gaglioti in 2003. With over three decades of experience in the celebrity beauty industry, she has long been known for the artistic quality of her work and the remarkable quality of her makeup and tools. Now the makeup that celebrities and VIP clients alike covet is available to you!
The entire line of cosmetics and tools can be purchased online at Dieci Colori.
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DISCLAIMER: I received samples from Dieci Colori in order to fully evaluate the products. Regardless, I only recommend products and service that I believe to be good for my readers.
PHOTO: Used with permission by Dieci Colori.
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