This week’s College Fashionista is a Jersey native who knows East Coast’s temperamental weather. One day you need a hat and gloves and the next day simple layering will do the trick. Today is one of those layering kind of days. This chic casual look calls for a simple make-up routine.
In this look, this Fashionista uses several different make-up brands including Nuetrogena, Covergirl, Sephora and Revlon. But my favorite part of her outfit is her eyeshadow! Eyeshadow is so versatile and they are so many different shades of even just one color. Google search eyeshadow for your skin tone and you will find great shades for your skin tone. This Fashionista uses a lighter olive shade to complement her olive tunic. There are several YouTube Beauty Gurus who know what eyeshadows complement their skin complexion. FacesbySarah has a great tutorial on the green smokey eye for darker skintones; while Facesbyvaish1 has two great videos–a pink and purple tutorial and a grey smokey eye tutorial. Green, purple and pink are great colors for darker skin tones because they create a great contrast with darker skin complexions. During my senior year of high school, the smokey eye was part of my daily make-up routine. Here is a great tutorial for those who are beginners to the smokey eye.
Combine any of the cute eye make-up tricks, rock a casual chic look and you are ready for a day filled with classes. For this Fashionista’s look, head on over to her favorite stores: Forever 21, H&M and Express. Start off with an Indian-inspired blouse and layer a tank underneath if the fabric is thin. Add black or darker color jeans. Finish the look off with tall black boots and simple accessories like a silver watch and mini silver earrings.
This week’s Fashionista's fashion motto is “if it makes you feel good, it must look good.” This is a great fashion motto, especially this time of the year when chucky sweaters and other knitwear are common. Chic attire comes in all shapes and sizes. So go put on that comfortable chucky sweater you have hiding in your closet! You will feel good and, according to this Fashionista, you will look good! Remember to try out those great tutorial links, especially if you have a similar darker complexion. Until next time, happy styling!