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Keeping Fashion Clean

Month: December, 2013

Minimalist Makeup

“Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it.”
― Joshua Becker

Minimalist or “natural-looking” makeup has gained popularity over the past couple of years. The ‘no makeup’ makeup look means chucking out that bold volumising  mascara, dark brows, bright lipsticks, and eyeshadow for a more healthy and radiant look. Some makeup artists have even opted not to use any eye makeup at all for that bare fresh-faced look. But I would prefer to keep the bold lipstick for that edgy look 😉

If you love the ‘no makeup’ makeup look it’s also important to take good care of your skin. Make sure to maintain a healthy diet and drink lots of water for that soft, supple, and glowing skin.

Below are some inspirational minimalist makeup looks that I instantly fell in love with.

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Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion: All White

“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”
― Coco Chanel, Chanel

I was reading Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and couldn’t help but notice that a good amount of the runway looks were all white. During fashion week we saw Rick Owens, Balenciaga, Valentino, Hermes and countless others grace the runway with fresh crisp white pieces. This spring, bring out the whites and the natural makeup for that fresh, clean, and effortless look.

I created a couple of sets on Polyvore for the coming spring. Although a lot of the pieces I use to create my outfits are expensive, the looks can be recreated with items from more affordable stores such as H&M, Forever 21Zara, and even Goodwill.

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Crop Top & Skirt – Joie

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Top & Skirt – Joie 

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In my selection of outfits below, I used a bold red against the white in order to give the looks an edge, but that is personal preference of course. When you wear all white, it is important to wear similar whites for a continuous and polished look.

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