The Power of Colors
White should be a staple of every woman’s closet, as it goes with just about any other color. It is a symbol of harmony, peace and innocence, and also reflects light and elegance. Although commonly associated with the summer, I personally love to incorporate white into my fall and winter wardrobe. With a classic white shirt, such as those by Carolina Herrera, you’ll look impeccable. Selena Gómez and Cuban actress Livia Brito show us how chic one can look in white.
Tip: Add some glow to your look with Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick in Bronze.
BLACK AND WHITE
The black and white combo will never go out of style. When I’m doubtful or have little time to get dressed, I always opt for this classic color combination, that forever elegant. Dare to wear this combination with colorful accessories to create contrast. Here are two different styles: singer Rihanna combined a cropped top with a high waisted skirt, while Mexican actress Andrea Torre went for pants and a blazer.
Tip: There is no better complement to a black and white outfit than burgundy lipstick. Try L’Oreal’s Infallible Le Rouge, in Bold Bordeaux.
Black is a basic shade when it comes to clothing, yet it gives your look an irresistible air of power and mystery. In the 1920’s, Coco Chanel transformed the color black into a fashion classic that we know today as the little black dress, a vital piece of our wardrobe. Dressing in black is a quick and chic alternative, both for day and night, and it is perfect for all body shapes. See how Kim Kardashian and Kristen Stewart wear this color.
Tip: Focus on the eyes. I recommend MAC’s Eye Kohl eyeliner, in Smolder.
Wearing red is a powerful tool of seduction. According to studies, a woman is perceived as more attractive and confident when wearing red. I would not recommend it for the workplace, as it might be too distracting. However, it’s ideal for celebrations where you want to be the center of attention; it will be a great choice for a night out. Mexican singers Belinda and Thalia had all eyes on them in their red dresses.
Tip: Keep your makeup looking natural, by wearing brown and gold eye shadows, like Physician’s Formula’s Shimmer Strips palette in nude.
Yellow symbolizes the sun. It’s a color that reflects energy, creativity and youth. It possesses a subtle yet impressive power of attraction. A softer shade of yellow is perfect for a job interview as it projects a very active and easy-going personality. Supermodel Heidi Klum and actress Vanessa Hudgens did not go unnoticed on the red carpet with these designs in bright yellow.
Tip: I love Chanel’s Double Perfection Compact foundation. It’s a must-have for perfect-looking makeup. It also hydrates and softens skin, helping bring put its natural beauty.
As the color that represents nature, green creates equilibrium and harmony. It’s a refreshing color that relaxes and draws in those around us. It also represents opulence and sophistication. A youthful and trendy option is mint green, which we have been seen a lot lately. Both Maritza Rodríguez and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley opted for elegant gowns, that definitely grab attention.
Tip: Finish your look with natural-looking makeup, accentuating your eyes. Maybelline’s Volum’ Express The Mega Plush mascara in black will surely add the perfect amount of volume to your lashes.
violet is associated with nobility and spirituality. Violet tones have a profound impact on the mind; powers that create mental and spiritual balance. They reflect creativity, independence and serenity. Purple stimulates creativity and is one of the reasons why this color is so popular amongst celebrities. Actress Elsa Pataky (right) chose this color for a show during Paris Fashion Week, while TV personality Melissa Marty wore it to an event in West Hollywood.
Tip: Complement the richness of a violet dress with some gloss on your lips. New York Color’s Kiss Gloss in Sugar Hill Shimmer, is a soft pink that is simply irresistible.