Break Out Of Brown

Break Out Of Brown

Safe. Simple. Natural. Easy. These are several reasons we opt for using all
shades of brown when applying makeup. The message today? Back away
from the brown! Yes, it is always a great option for a natural look. But with
all the fabulous colors out there that can still keep you looking natural, why
would you limit yourself to just one?

Studio 5 Beauty and Style Contributor Holly Stone gives us three reasons to
reach for the rainbow!

Why We Love Brown:
It is a neutral color and looks good with anything.

Why We Should Break Out of Brown:

Think neutral colors that look good on ANYONE: Deep blue, burnt coral,
camo green, eggplant – oh yes, and apricot! Yes, brown is neutral in the
sense that it will compliment anything. But there are also other colors that
are considered Neutral. Not neutral in the sense that they will go with
everything. But neutral in the sense that ANYONE can wear them and look
their best.

Why We Love Brown:
It looks natural.

Why We Should Break Out of Brown:
Use color to naturally enhance. Brown does look natural. But you are still
applying brown to enhance a feature. Why not use color to emphasize a
natural feature? Natural is all in the application.

Tip: Apply deep blue at lash line to emphasize eyes. Apply a
nude color from line to brow.

Holly’s Product Pick: Diamond Night Blue, Make Up Forever,
Sephora $20.00

Why We Love Brown:
It’s easy to apply.

Why We Should Break Out of Brown:
Don’t change how you apply, simply change the color! Brown is easy to
apply and hard to mess up. So is camo green! Use it THE EXACT same way
you would a brown color. You are making the same amount of effort to
apply your make-up. Just switch it up using a new color.
Tip: If you apply a light color on lower lid and then a brown in the crease,
make that crease color camo green! If you use a brown eyeliner, change it
to eggplant!

Holly’s Product Picks:
Green Eye shadow: MAC Cosmetics, Greensmoke, $16 Nordstrom
Eggplant eyeliner: Make Up Forever, Black purple 6L Sephora $18

Why We Love Brown:
Brown is best since beginning of time.

Why We Should Break Out of Brown:
Embrace 2011 – brighten the dark! Since the beginning of the first women
to apply makeup, I am sure that brown got the winning vote. And every
mother since has passed along to her daughter that brown is best. But this
is not always true. Brown can make tired eyes look tired and aged skin look
older. Instead opt for Apricot.

Tip: Instead of brown blush or bronzer, try a mosaic which
includes Apricot. Apply the SAME WAY you would a bronzer-Across
forehead, on high cheek plane, down nose.

Holly’s Product Pick: Hard Candy Fox in a Box Blush Color,
Smooth Talker, Wal-Mart, $5.99

Why We Love Brown:
It’s a habit.

Why We Should Break Out of Brown:
This is an easy habit to break! And any girl loves options! This habit can be
broken by adding options to your selection. Instead of a brown lip color,
opt for a burnt coral. This will brighten you face and subtly start you on a
new journey into the world of color.

Holly’s Product Pick: L’Oreal, Revlon Coral Lips, $4.99-6.00,

Go ahead. Your face is your playground. Enjoy the playtime!

Holly Stone is no stranger to business and the beauty industry. Starting as a
model at the age of 14 she decided that she preferred to be behind the
scenes rather than in front of the camera. She choreographed fashion
shows, selected models for events and assisted her agency with make-up.

Her skill for make-up artistry quickly became recognized and the demand
for her talent launched a career that would take her all over the country.
She received a bachelor’s degree, and took a position as VP of
Merchandising for There she learned the business skills of
resourcing, buying, marketing, and negotiating. She moved on to train in
Los Angeles at AWARD, a leading make-up artist school in the west.

Today, with her business skills and her passion for the art of make-up, she
manages a successful career as an educator and a veteran make-up artist
of 16 years. She works in various media with actors/actresses, models,
brides, and photographers. She is a consultant to several cosmetic
distributors, spas, and salons where she teaches application and technique.
She is a nationally recognized educator of cosmetic application and is a
personal image consultant to people ranging from high position corporate
figures to the everyday woman.

Holly is the owner of Re-Creation Studio, School of Media Make-up Artistry.
For information about her classes, visit

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