Friday, September 7, 2012

Color Obsession: Oxblood?!

If you haven't heard the word 'oxblood' being tossed around in fashion magazines or on TV then prepare yourself, because from what I can tell, its THE color this upcoming season!!!!!!!!!

What it is, is a blend of blood red with a deep plum.  More cool than warm (ie: works best with black rather than brown)

Best way to wear it:  I'm thinking anything that is leather, like boots or a great cross-body bag

Its a color that will really pop when worn with a black dress or pants, think of it as the new black for Fall 2012

For makeup, obviously the focus should be with lips and tips

RGB Nail Polish, sold on for $16 is the perfect shade:

For lipstick, Chanel's Rouge Allure in #38 is the perfect fall lip color, because of its velvet finish (not to shiny & glossy)

When doing the look, keep the rest of the skin simple, such as a neutral mauve blush, and simple matte shadow.  Although, given the time of year, a highlighter on cheekbones, forehead and bridge of nose will do wonders to perk up your complexion, so that the deep red color doesn't take over your look

So, what do YOU think of Oxblood?  Great new shade, or hating the trend?

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