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Moving Corallista Makeup Blog from WordPress.com

Hi everyone!

My blog has undergone some changes recently and there are some more to come which I’d like to share with you.

As most of you know, I shifted to my own domain corallista.com from corallista.wordpress.com few days back. While I am on my own domain now, I’m still hosted at wordpress.com. WordPress is a great blogging platform but there are a lot of limitations because of which I’ve decided to move my blog from wordpress.com to another host. This’ll enable me not only to use Javascript widgets like Google friend connect etc on my blog but also to customize the look of the site as I wish.

While moving to my own domain did not affect my subscribers and stats in any way, moving my blog from wordpress.com will. My content- pages, images and post will move to my new site but my subscribers will need to re-subscribe to the new site. The domain name shall remain the same and the links will redirect automatically to the new blog so that is not an issue.

I hope you all will continue to extend the warmth and support you have till now and move to the new site with me.  I’m new to the technical aspects involved in this work and hopefully this change will be smooth and I will not lose any content. Though I know moving to a self-hosted blog has a lot of benefits, losing my subscribers here saddens me , I had been thinking of announcing a giveaway as I was close to hitting a landmark no. of subscribers.  I’ll be making the transition in 1-2 days and the blog might not work properly in that time but for any queries,comments you can always mail me at ankita@corallista.com or corallista@gmail.com or drop me a comment on Facebook or Twitter.

I am close to around 40,000 views, 97 published posts, 1787 comments and 50 email subscribers right now, after 5 months of blogging. Thank you all for your love and support and helping me reach till here.Will see you soon 🙂

Ankita

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How to coordinate makeup with outfit Vol 2 : Makeup for Blue outfits

Hi everyone!

Few days back I did a post on How to coordinate makeup with outfit Vol 1: Makeup looks to suit every outfit. Today I’m doing the second post of this series on how to coordinate makeup with BLUE outfits –

Just to warn you, this is a long post 😛 and has some ‘theory’ in it. You’re welcome to skip it if you wish and jump directly to MAKEUP TIPS FOR BLUE OUTFITS.

I’m introducing a little bit of COLOR THEORY here which will help you understand how colors can be matched together for the best effect.

There are basically 3 primary colors in pigments- Red, Yellow and Blue. Each of these colors when paired with another give rise to three new colors known as ‘secondary colors’.

Red + Yellow = Orange

Yellow + Blue = Green

Red + Blue = Purple

Now if the primaries are placed at the corner of a triangle each – the secondaries will come in between the 2 primaries they are composed of giving us what is commonly known as the COLOR WHEEL which looks something like this –

color wheel

Now, colors placed diagonally opposite each other are called ‘COMPLEMENTARY‘ colors and as the name suggests- they complement each. Two complementary colors when placed together reinforce each other to bring out the color and vibrance of the other. 

What this statement implies is that for eg: when red and green (complementary colors), yellow and purple and orange and blue are placed next to each other, they create a vibrant bright combination.  The concept of complementary colors is very useful in coordinating colors and we will soon see how.

Just another simple concept to understand color coordination better is that of COLOR TEMPERATURE. Color temperature simply implies the warm or cool properties of a color. We all know that red, orange, yellow are warm colors and blue, green, purple are cool colors. Colors are warm and cool RELATIVE to each other eg- a teal or turquoise shade has a hint of green/yellow in it, thus is a ‘warm’ blue while indigo or navy blue is more leaning towards purple, thus it is a ‘cool’ blue.

Having understood the concept of

1- Complementary colors

2- Warm/cool colors

lets see how this applies to BLUES.

In general Blue is a COOL color but within blues, there are warm blues – blues leaning towards green like teal and turquoise and there are cool blues- blues leaning towards purple like navy blue or indigo.

MAKEUP TIPS FOR BLUE OUTFITS 

1. Never match too much color with outfit- it looks tacky. If you’re wearing a fully blue outfit or a blue top, then go only for a hint of blue in form of blue liner or kohl. Do not do a full blown blue eye makeup – it creates monotony of color and is not visually appealing ! If you want to use eyeshadow, use eyeshadow a shade lighter or darker than your outfit or pair it with another color to balance it out.

2. If your outfit it partially blue with presence of other colors or if your outfit is blue from waist down (eg- Aishwarya Rai’s Cannes Armani Prive outfit) then you can go for full blue eye makeup. The presence of other colors or a different colored top will break the monotony of the blue color.

3. COORDINATING LIP COLOR :

The complementary of blue is orange (From the color wheel). Thus warm colors like orange,corals, peaches, browns complement blue. So if you’re wearing something blue in your eye makeup pair it with warm lip colors like orange, peach and browns especially with COOL blues like navy blue to complement the blue color. On the other hand, if you’re wearing a warm blue like teal/turquoise/MAC Siahi type shade, you can pair with a cool pink shades to complement the warm element in the blue.

For a ‘safer’ look- pair cool blue with pink (cool) lip color and for a more vibrant look pair with peach, brown (Warm) lip color. Similarly, for ‘safer’ look with warm blues- wear warm lip color and for a more vibrant look- pair with pink (cool) lip color.

4. ‘Silver’ is a safer coordinating color to use with cool blues while gold/bronze coordinates better with warm blues.

5. COORDINATING EYE MAKEUP :

When wearing cool blues- wear Navy, Gray or Silver on the eyes. When wearing warm blues- wear teal,turquoise, bronze, green on the eyes.

You can also use colors placed next to blue in the color wheel namely- Green and Purple,  on the eyes and pair with nude/neutral lip color.

Different ways to wear the above mentioned colors in eye makeup. –

1. Colored liner on upper lash line, bare waterline.

2. Colored liner smudged on upper lash line, kohl on waterline.

3. Kohl/black liner on upper lash line smudged with colored eyeshadow, kohl on waterline.

4. Black/brown liner on upper lash line, colored eyeshadow/liner on lower lash line.

EYESHADOW COMBINATIONS :

1. Navy blue / pink

2. Navy blue/silver

3. Turquoise / lime  green

4. Turquoise / dark green

6. COORDINATING CHEEK COLOR:

You can coordinate either eye color or lip color with the blush shade but I prefer coordinating lip color with the cheeks. With pink lip color  go for pink cheeks, with corals/peaches/brown lip color use bronzed/warm pink/peachy brown cheeks.

 

If all the above it too much theory for you, here are some simple combinations –

Cool blue outfit

1.  Navy blue liner, warm pinkish blush, peachy/brown/brownish pink  lip color.

2. Gray liner/eyeshadow, pink blush, pink lipstick.

3. Navy blue/silver combination on eyes, warm pink blush , pink lip color.

4. Green liner, warm pink blush, nude lips

5. Navy blue eye makeup, bronzed cheeks, warm nude lip color.

Warm blue outfit  

1. Teal/turquoise liner , warm pink blush, warm pink lipstick

2. Teal/turquoise eye makeup , bronzed cheeks, peachy brown lip color

3. Teal/green eye shadow , warm blush, warm/nude lip color.

4. Purple liner, warm pink blush, warn nude/pink  lips

5. Lime green/parrot green eye makeup, warm pink blush, warm pink lipstick/peachy coral lipstick.

There are of course many more combinations you can wear with blue, these are just a few I’ve listed here.

Some looks I’ve worn that can be paired with blue outfits ( I’m not wearing blue in many pictures, but the makeup will go with blue outfits)

What to wear with blue outfit : blue smokey eyes look

 

What to wear with blue outfit : blue smudged liner, neutral lips

 

What to wear with blue outfit : navy/silver eyes, pink lips

What to wear with blue outfit : smokey blue/bronze eyes, nude lips

What to wear with blue outfit : gray liner, brownish pink lips

What to wear with blue outfit : Sky blue eye makeup with peachy brown lips

 

What makeup to wear with warm blue outfits- Purple smudged liner, warm blush, nude pink lips

 

What to wear with blue outfit : teal liner, nude pink lips

 

What to wear with blue outfit : warm blue liner, peachy-coral lips

 

What to wear with blue outfit : warm blue liner, pink lips

 

What to wear with blue outfit : turquoise shadow over kohl, warm nude lips

What to wear with blue outfit : Blue-dark grey eye makeup , pink lips

 

What to wear with blue outfit : Green smokey eye with warm pink lips

 

What to wear with blue outfit : Yellow/blue/green eye makeup with warm pink lips

 

What to wear with blue outfit : Pink and blue eye makeup with dark pink lips

 

What to wear with blue outfit : Turquoise/green eye makeup, nude lips

 

What is your favorite look with blue outfit? Share your comments by replying below.

Hi everyone!

I’ve upgraded my domain to http://www.corallista.com from http://www.corallista.wordpress.com. My links and comments will be automatically redirected here and Google searches will also lead to this new domain now.  Hope you all are doing well. Thank you for reading my blog and supporting through your comments and your enthusiasm 🙂

My favorite celebrity Red lips looks :Part 2

Continuing the list of My Favorite celebrity red lips look from the previous post- My favorite celebrity Red lips looks (part 1)…

6. Mischa Barton

While the blonde tresses give her a very damsel-in-distress look, I like her more a brunette especially with the red lips. She looks beautiful and classy with her hair tied back and a touch of green in her earrings.

How to wear this look : Opt for a  foundation that gives a dewy natural look and add  just a touch of warm pink blush on the cheeks. line the upper lash line thickly with black liner and use lots of mascara to open up the eyes.

Mischa Barton red lips look

Mischa Barton red lips look

7. Cameron Diaz

I don’t know if its the side swept hair , the cut of the black dress or the red lips, but Cameron Diaz looks perfectly gorgeous here!

How to wear this look :  Apply peachy gold eye shadow all over the lid and on the lower lash line. Line the water line with natural brown eye pencil. Use a defining mascara for the lashes. Use a foundation that gives a natural dewy look to your face and a touch of warm pink blush on the sheeks. Dab a little clear gloss at the center of the lower lip.

Cameron Diaz red lips look

8. Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth looks ethereal and classy at the same time with her lovely blonde hair , luminous skin and minimal accessories.

How to wear this look : Healthy beautiful glowing skin is the key to this look. Use a foundation that gives a dewy look mixed with a little luminizing product (products that add a glow to the face due to presence of ultra fine shimmer). Just a touch of warm pink or peach blush on the cheeks and mascara is all required to complete this look.

Kate Bosworth red lips look

Kate Bosworth red lips

9. Penelope Cruz

One of my favorite red lips looks. Penelope Cruz looks bold and beautiful with the matte red lips.

How to wear this look : Thick black liner on upper lash line, blackest black kohl on water line, false eye lashes and lots of volumizing mascara. Earthy brown/pink blush on cheeks and a matte red lip.

Penelope Cruz red lips look

10. Sienna Miller

This simple and casual look looks wonderful despite the red top and matching lip. The leopard print scarf breaks the monotony of the red color and saves the look from being a disaster!  Love how beautifully tanned she looks!

How to wear this look : Use a dewy foundation on the face and a matte bronzer on the forehead, cheeks, nose and jawline. Use a subtle highlighter on the bridge of the nose, cheekbones and forehead. Line waterline with natural brown pencil and upper lash line with a thin line of black liner. Use lengthening mascara to open up the eyes and pair with a matte red lipstick.

Sienna Miller red lips look

11. Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba looks her usual beautiful self with this glossy red lips look.

How to wear this look : Use a dewy foundation and natural pink blush on the cheeks (preferably cream blush for that dewy look). Apply peachy gold eye shadow all over, line upper lash line with thick black liner and use lengthening mascara to complete the look. Opt for a glossy red lipstick or dab a bit of red/clear gloss at the center of the lower lip.

Jessica Alba red lips look

Which look did you like best ? Let me know your comments by replying below.