As spotted on the runways for fall/winter 2016 and Pantone’s color of the year, pink and all of its flirty femininity has undoubtedly made its way into fashion and makeup looks this holiday season. But I’m not talking Barbie pink. This year, it’s taken the form of a slightly more sophisticated and softer (yet still flirty) rosy hue.
To further play up the feminine vibes this holiday season, I’ve been pairing a few rose-toned touches with complementing warm hues, flirty fragrances, and delicate accessories into my everyday looks, to create a softer, more romantic feel. Here are my current favorites!
Rosy, Metallic Eye Looks
Rosy metallic eyeshadows can easily add a softer, more romantic feel to any makeup look. What’s great about rose is that it is incredibly versatile – it works with both cooler and warmer shades so you can really play with them, customize your look, and pair them with almost any outfit. All it takes to create a simple rosy eye makeup look is a lighter shimmery rose and a deeper rose/brown/taupe shade.
My current go-to rose metallic shade is ‘Patina’ by dome Beauty. Here are a few of my favorite everyday combinations I’ve been wearing lately:
- Rose-brown combo: dome Beauty ‘Patina’ on inner 2/3 of lid, MAC Sable in outer lid, MAC Folie in crease and on lower lash line
- Rose-taupe combo: dome Beauty ‘Patina’ on inner 2/3 of lid, MAC Satin Taupe in outer lid, crease, and on lower lash line
From top to bottom: dome Beauty ‘Patina’, MAC Sable, MAC Satin Taupe, MAC Folie
Rosy Metallic Nail Polish
Metallic and shimmery nail polishes look especially amazing and glamorous around the holidays. As much as I love the look of icy silver shimmer, those understated rosy metallic shades are my absolute favorite (like this ‘Champagne’ shade from Nailtini). They work for everyday office wear, and also effortlessly transition to fit more glamorous occasions.
Ivory & Rose Accessories
For a touch of femininity, warm ivory and rose tones are some of the more unique touches that can be added to any outfit. Because rose gold is neutral toned, jewelry in this finish is incredibly easy to pair with outfits, plus they tend to stand out among the all to common silver and gold tones. My favorite is this delicate yet edgy rose gold necklace from Sophie Harper.
Ivory is another shade that equally stands out, as it contrasts with our darker fall/winter wardrobes. My favorite way to add a hint of ivory into an outfit is by throwing on a delicate, flowing scarf for a romantic, almost vintage look.
Warm & Sexy Scents
Winter is the perfect time to transition into those deeper, richer, and more mischievous scents. One scent that falls in these categories, while also capturing a flirty and even sexy vibe is Katy Perry’s Mad Love perfume. If you’re new to Katy’s fragrance line, Mad Love is essentially an extension of her Mad Potion range (just one of the three pillars in the House of Katy Perry, which also includes Purr and Killer Queen).
Within its whimsical, potion-inspired glass bottle design, sealed with a vintage wax heart, it holds a playfully sexy and flirty fragrance composed of floriental and fruity notes. It first opens with a citrussy-sweet blend of lady apple sorbet, mara strawberry, and pink grapefruit. A bouquet of florals lies at the middle, and includes peony petals, sun-kissed jasmine, and bleeding heart flower. Finally, a sensual, warm base sits at Mad Love’s core, with a blend of coconut wood, skin musk, and sandalwood.
One of the most unique notes in Mad Love is the essence of the Bleeding Heart flower. Interesting enough, it’s said to both purify and strengthen the Heart Chakra, bringing about a more open-hearted attitude and soothing emotions, while also re-inviting the spirit of love into one’s body and soul.
To wake up your inner cupid and romantic, flirty nature, simply spritz Mad Love on your skin (wrist, back of the neck, or even behind the knees), or try out Katy’s favorite way to apply it: “I always spritz and walk into it and I like to spray on my hair.”
Katy Perry Mad Love Giveaway
Katy Perry’s Mad Love is the perfect fun and flirty perfume to gift to a loved one (or yourself) this holiday season. Want a chance to win your own bottle? Simply submit your entries through the Rafflecopter giveaway below!
This giveaway will be open beginning today (November 17th), and ends on November 24th. It’s open worldwide. The winner will be notified via email, and also announced here on November 25th.
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