When Sophistique Noir announced the monthly theme for April was Flowers, I was a little stumped. I really don’t own anything floral, clothing-wise. I own a lot of solids, and the patterns I do have are completely off the wall. I thought I had a vast collection of hair flowers, but apparently I was very wrong. I considered posting pictures of some of the sugar flowers I made back in my days as a pastry chef, but those have since been wrapped and boxed and stored. For a while, I was convinced I was going to have to pass on this month.
But then I got an idea.
Lilies have always been my favourite flower. I love their velvety petals, their grassy leaves, the array of colours they grow in, the distinct perfume they exude. While white lilies are by far my favourite, their more colourful cousins are just as beautiful to me. And a recent influx of yellow and orange shadows reminded me of the tiger lily.
It’s been a while since I’ve worn warmer colours, due in part to the fact that my hair was so cool. While it didn’t stop me from breaking out my favourite reds and golds, orange didn’t really factor into my looks despite the fact that it is actually one of my favourite colours. Earlier this week, my hair made the shift from blue back to red. I was a redhead for years before playing around with the blondes and fashion shades I’ve sported recently. Thanks to an upcoming string of events that requires a slightly more socially acceptable look, I made the leap back.
It’s taken some getting used to, but this shade is growing on me. I might eventually kick it up a level, but for now I’m pleased enough.
For the eyes, I used a few of the Easter shades from My Pretty Zombie and lined the lower lid with Sephora + Pantone Universe’s Tangerine Tango, which is a truly beautiful orange.
I’ve used a lot of crazy liner shades, but I had never thought to use orange before. It’s a bold and daring way to incorporate one of the season’s hottest colours into your beauty repertoire.
By far the perfect tiger lily orange, I layered Sephora + Pantone Universe’s Color of the Year creme lipstick and lipgloss.
While it’s officially Spring, the weather here has returned to the damp, chilly mess we had all winter. I was obsessed with the idea of tangerine accessories back when Pantone originally announced the 2012 Colour of the Year when my mother gave me this bright orange scarf. It admittedly hasn’t seen much action before now, since it works much better with my current haircolour.
Full List of Products Used:
Skin79 Diamond Prestige BB Cream
Skin79 Diamond Perfect BB Pact
Urban Decay Primer Potion
My Pretty Zombie loose eyeshadows in Deviled Egg, Ham, and Moist (lower lash line)
Sephora + Pantone Universe eyeliner pencil in Tangerine Tango Twist
.mark On the Edge Hook Up liner in Cleo
Majolica Majorca Gorgeous Lash Wing mascara
Sephora + Pantone Universe blush in Coral
Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year creme lipstick
Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year lipgloss
ELF Cream Eyeliner in Copper (brows)
Detrivore Cosmetics loose eyeshadow in Resistance (brows)
Another addition to the tiger lily theme, I wore Haus of Gloi’s Boreal today, a slightly bitter herbal blend over a beautiful burst of lily. It’s a delicate, ethereal blend that seems to suit grey, hazy days when there’s still a bit of nip in the air.
Love you to the Moon and Back,
PS: I simply couldn’t help but think of this song as I wrote up this post…