Rainbow Brite was one of my all time favorite cartoons in the 80's, 1984 to be exact. Well that ages me huh?? Who cares, the 80's were fun, and she colored the world with love!!! What I remember most was that she was so cute and positive, two attributes that make me smile. But she was a children's cartoon, so those two attributes are a must right??
My version of an extremely colorful Rainbow Brite inspired face!
Anyway, my sweet little daughter was wearing a super "bright" madras halter dress the other day (see sweet girl below) and it inspired my current "Rainbow Brite" colorful makeup look.
My Rainbow Brite inspired Vivian- minus the blonde ponytail and stars!!
She has the positive attitude though!
So often I get asked, "Can you do anything other than natural bridal makeup?? In other words, can you ONLY do SAFE makeup??
Well, actually, yes, I can step out of the browns and taupe box, I am not afraid of color!! In walks my muse, Rainbow Brite. Here is how I accomplished my obscenely colorful face:
My everyday face.
My brightly colored face!!
Products used (my color palette inspiration at right):
1. Bobbi Brown Brights Palette ("samba"- orange, "sea foam" and "jade"- blues)-orange from lash to crease, and blues on the lower lash line.
2. Nars eyeshadow in "moulin rouge" (purple)- used on upper liner and crease
3. NYX jumbo eye pencil in "milk" (white)- used along lower inner waterline
3. Napoleon Perdis colour disc eyeshadow #92 (hot pink)- used on cheeks
4. LipFusion InFatuation lipgloss in "Screen Siren"- used on lips
I liked how this angle shows the extreme lacquer look of the lipgloss I used,
as well as the underneath of the eyes!
Are you surprised that JennySue is wearing such an "out there" makeup look when this was her before...
My neutral BEFORE- please excuse the hair. It wasn't about the hair today, just makeup!
My extreme bright AFTER!
Granted, this look is quite extreme for me to feel comfortable running to the grocery store with my 3 kiddos, but it sure is fun for a night out!! I broke my rule of picking one feature to play up, either eyes or lips. Because in this instance, I decided to play up EVERYTHING!!!
What to you think about bright makeup and not balancing out the use of highlighting one feature over the other and going all out??!