Skin swatches of the Spring 2012 Pantone-Inspired LE Collection…

Our last set of skin swatches, which wraps up the eye collections that were missing them- today brought skin swatch sets also for BLOOM, MUSE and CHIARA, while yesterday brought a large set of skin swatches- all 35 shades of the new LE “Moulin Rouge” collection! (Scroll down to see prior posts)

We chose to gently swatch the two rouge colors in this collection as well, on lightly moisturized skin, buffing the color in with a wide, flat brush. It is far more vivid than you would use it on your skin, of course- but it gives an excellent idea of the color tones and texture.

All swatches were photographed in direct sunlight, resulting in the intensity and high sparkle of each shade, to reveal the highlights, lowlights and subtle nuances of the complex shades.

Enjoy these skin swatch charts of SPRING 2012!

Skin swatches of the Spring 2012 Pantone-Inspired LE Collection…

NEW! Spring 2012 Pantone- Inspired Eye/Cheek Collection… it’s beauteous!

Welcome to Aromaleigh’s first Pantone-inspired seasonal collection! Aromaleigh has been exploring Pantone’s color trending for several years, but has never created a collection representing Pantones color forecasts…

To view Aromaleigh’s past blog posts about Pantone’s color trend reports, click here. To download the Spring 2012 color forecast (pdf file) from Pantone, click here.

Aromaleigh will be offering bi-annual limited edition collections inspired by Pantone’s twice yearly reports. Spring 2012 is gorgeous collection of 2 cheek colours and 8 eyeshadows. Pantone names each color in their reports, but we decided to give our colors new names, as they are inspired by Pantone’s report, not direct copies of each color.

From the Spring report, “Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a brighter day,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “They have learned how color can help them alter a mood, while providing the vitality and enthusiasm that enables them to experiment with new looks and color combinations.”

Below are the colors from the report, along with the corresponding Aromaleigh shade, and a link to visit Aromaleigh’s Pinterest inspiration board for each color!

Provocative Tangerine Tango (aka “Dahlia” Rouge in our collection) , an enticing juicy orange, is a vivacious and appealing refresher to enliven anyone’s outlook this spring. Visit Tangerine Tango Pinterest Board

 

Providing a jolt of energy, Solar Power (aka “Flare” mineral eyeshadow) radiates warmth and cheer. Visit Solar Power Pinterest Board

 

Fanciful Bellflower (aka “Heliotrope” mineral eyeshadow), a distinct ornamental purple, exudes uniqueness and creativity. Visit Bellflower Pinterest Board

 

Scintillating and sexy, Cabaret (aka “Tulip” Rouge) is a sensual and intense rosy-red — an excellent choice for summer clothing and cosmetics. Visit Cabaret Pinterest Board
Sodalite Blue (aka “Dreaming of…” mineral eyeshadow), a classic maritime hue, brings order and calmness to mind. Like an anchor to a ship, this dependable shade works with every color in the palette. Visit Sodalite Blue Pinterest Board

 

Cockatoo (aka “Birds of a Feather” mineral eyeshadow), a tactile blue-green, is sure to make your spirits soar. This unusual hue adds a whimsical touch to the palette and will make a statement this spring. Visit Cockatoo Pinterest Board
Margarita (aka “Spring Leaf” mineral eyeshadow), a piquant yellow-green, lifts spirits with its refreshing and stimulating glow. Visit Margarita Pinterest Board

 

Reminiscent of a blossom- ing garden on an early spring morning, fragrant Sweet Lilac (aka “Lover-ly” mineral eyeshadow) evokes the fresh scents of summer. This delicate pinkish lilac adds a touch of romance to any wardrobe. Visit Sweet Lilac Pinterest Board

 

Natural, versatile neutrals add practicality to this season’s brights. Driftwood (aka “Robin’s Nest” mineral eyeshadow), an adaptable blend of beige and gray with a slightly weathered feel. Visit Driftwood Pinterest Board

 

Starfish (aka “Branch Out” mineral eyeshadow), a perfect warm summer neutral, complement all colors featured inthis season’s top 10. Visit Starfish Pinterest Board

*** Color descriptions of Pantone Spring 2012 color report © Pantone.


SHOP SPRING 2012!

NEW! Spring 2012 Pantone- Inspired Eye/Cheek Collection… it’s beauteous!

color love: Pantone 2011 color of the year: honeysuckle

Pantone Color of the Year 2011: Honeysuckle

Pantone Honeysuckle Fashion Sketches

From PANTONE:

A Color for All Seasons
Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it.

While the 2010 color of the year, PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, served as an escape for many, Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.

“In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.”

Eiseman continues, “The intensity of this festive reddish pink allures and engages. In fact, this color, not the sweet fragrance of the flower blossoms for which it was named, is what attracts hummingbirds to nectar. Honeysuckle may also bring a wave of nostalgia for its associated delicious scent reminiscent of the carefree days of spring and summer.”

Honeysuckle is guaranteed to produce a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. It’s a striking, eye-catching hue that works well for day and night in women’s apparel, accessories and cosmetics, and in men’s ties, shirts and sportswear. Add a lively flair to interior spaces with Honeysuckle patterned pillows, bedspreads, small appliances and tabletop accessories. Looking for an inexpensive way to perk up your home? Paint a wall in Honeysuckle for a dynamic burst of energy in the family room, kitchen or hallway.

And I thought honeysuckle flowers were white? Wrong I am… Anyway, love this brilliant happy shade… everywhere… even on macaroons.

You can even get a pantone honeysuckle credit card. wow. Amusing, as I am staving off credit cards…

Some honeysuckle-inspired interiors…

photo: vesalux.blogspot.com

photo: darkofixblog.wordpress.com

image: homeautodesign.com
And of course, ETSY.

Honeysuckle Solid Perfume Stick - Handmade Travel Size Fragrance - All Natural Base

Honeysuckle Solid Perfume Stick by Baroquebody

Sweet Pink Swarovski Crystal Wrap Bracelet Etsy Silver

Sweet Pink Swarovski Crystal Wrap Bracelet Etsy Silver

Floral Headband with Hot Pink Leather Roses and Moss Green Leaves on Black Metal Hairband, Prom

Floral Headband with Hot Pink Leather Roses and Moss Green Leaves by leatherblossoms

Honeysuckle Pink Moonglow Vintage Inspired Earrings

Honeysuckle Pink Moonglow Vintage Inspired Earrings by plumbeadacious

Honeysuckle Pink hemp clutch purse with black floral motif

Honeysuckle Pink hemp clutch purse with black floral motif by Sirtom

maxwell--honeysuckle ruffle flower statement necklace

maxwell–honeysuckle ruffle flower statement necklace by lillypieaceaccessories

SALE....Honeysuckle Pink T-Shirt Yarn Scarf Crocheted, Jersey, Necklace, Salmon, Coral, Scarves, Circular, Cowl, Eternity

Honeysuckle Pink T-Shirt Yarn Scarf Crocheted by sandeeknits

Handpainted Luxurious Crepe de Chine Silk Scarf  Magenta Violet Floral Unique Accessorie Mothers Day Gift

Handpainted Luxurious Crepe de Chine Silk Scarf by Tanjadesigns

Honeysuckle pink lotus flower brooch: taffeta and pink faceted crystal center

Honeysuckle pink lotus flower brooch: taffeta and pink faceted crystal center by Dolmadesign

color love: Pantone 2011 color of the year: honeysuckle

color love: pantone spring/summer 2010: violet

Pantone Violet is a beautiful warm purple for the season! The Pantone Institute tells us, “Like the scent of a blossoming flower, Violet lends a romantic air to the warm-weather palette. This intriguing purplish hue is a distinctive addition to any wardrobe.”

This is one of my favorite shades of purple… Enjoy!


Shades of Violet on the Dennis Basso spring runway!

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The runways had a LOT more purple than the Pantone report let on… check it out! From pale lilacs to screaming vibrant jewel tones and everything in between, this color was definitely not a shrinking violet!

This week’s Etsy finds will follow up this post, as I explore the wonder that is Etsy in shades of lilac, hyacinth, violet and more purple, purple, purple!

source: Style.com

color love: pantone spring/summer 2010: violet

color love: pantone spring/summer 2010: tomato puree

Pantone Color Trending continues with this season’s Tomato Puree ( HEX:#C3374D RGB: 195/55/77) . The shade is described by Pantone as “The season’s classic red”.

Almost more of a luscious berry than a true red… the name Tomato Puree contradicts the true tones found in this gorgeous red shade. I think I might think of it more as “Raspberry Sorbet” or “Morello Cherry”… 🙂

I do find it interesting that all of the Pantone featured designers for this color have used red tones in their collections that are much more orange and tart reds.

Here’s some more peeks at the Spring 2010 runways, where ALL shades of red were evident… in the fine details, lips, shades, shoes, ruffles galore, hair accessories, bags, bows, bracelets, eyeshadow and feathers!

style.com
3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2010 Ready-to-WearValentino Spring 2010 Couture Christian Dior Spring 2010 CoutureChristian Dior Spring 2010 CoutureChristian Dior Spring 2010 CoutureYves Saint Laurent Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2010 Ready-to-WearLuella Spring 2010 Ready-to-WearGiambattista Valli Spring 2010 Ready-to-WearGiambattista Valli Spring 2010 Ready-to-WearGiambattista Valli Spring 2010 Ready-to-WearGiambattista Valli Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Here’s some seasonably red, fun and affordable finds from Polyvore.com:

  • Amazon.com: Reversible Wire Floppy Hat-Red W27S65C: Clothing

  • $25 – amazon.com

  • Eulice Clutch – Red : 16thandchelsea – ArtFire Bags & Purses

  • $32 – artfire.com

  • Harajuku Lovers Dalle Heel – Red

  • $100 – heels.com

  • Francesca’s Red Hot Dress-Mod Retro Indie Clothing & Vintage Clothes

  • $90 – modcloth.com
color love: pantone spring/summer 2010: tomato puree

color love: pantone spring/summer 2010: aurora yellow

Bright sunny happy yellow! Aurora Yellow, as per Pantone’s Spring 2010 Color forecast… clean, bright and vivid!

I recently bought a **bright** yellow dress and wore it on a day when I was feeling down… need a sparkle kick? WEAR YELLOW!

You can’t not feel happy and silly in bright yellow!

Tracey Reese

Nanette Lepore

Yigal Azrouel

Reem Acra

Gorgeous representation of Pantone Aurora from the designers who contributed to the report, above!

I found that this gorgeous shade of yellow was virulent on the Spring runways, as well as yellows veering into goldenrod and sunflower tones, as well as veering towards chartreuse.

color love: pantone spring/summer 2010: aurora yellow

color love: pantone spring/summer 2010: turquoise

Pantone’s choice for color of the year, Turquoise (Pantone 15-5519). One of my favorite shades, I personally find this particular shade, (Pantone 15-5519) to be more of a teal color? Teal-quoise? However, I’m not picky. Whether it’s green-blue or blue-green, this is still a shade range that I personally love…

The Pantone Spring 2010 report featured many designers who used shades from the forecast in their collections. Peter Som sees the color of the year as a reflection of “the need for happy, mood-lifting colors that offer a bit of escapism”. And who doesn’t need a little bit of escapism? Raise your hand!

Below, a few pieces from Peter Som’s Spring 2010 collection. These are the closest we could find to Turquoise, although they range into the pale blue range!


From Pantone.com: Spring and summer naturally evoke feelings of calm ocean waters and tranquil beach vacations in cool, vibrant, tropical Turquoise. This soothing hue from the blue-green family conjures feelings of escape, especially when paired with Amparo Blue

Turquoise was present on Spring 2010’s runways, but considering it was chosen as the color of the year by Pantone, I was very surprised to find that not only was Turquoise not a dominant shade, but most of the Pantone color forecast shades had a weak showing overall! There was a dominance of white, black, cotton candy pink, baby blue, kelly green and TONS of pastels, as well as metallics galore. Here’s some Turquoise from the Spring 2010 runways, slides source style.com

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Here’s some Turquoise/Tealquoise fashion finds that wrap up this color trend with some drama!

GIANMARCO LORENZI TURQUOISE SATIN HEELS farfetch.com

Luxy – Turquoise Python Stamped Baguette Bag – Roccobarocco forzieri.com

Turquoise Large Snake Ring pret-a-beaute.com

Fossil – Perf Strap Centerbar (Turquoise) – belt zappos.com

DKNY Turquoise Translucent Watch with White Dial, 37.5 mm bloomingdales.com

Edie’s Shabby Chic Turquoise Rose Ring fantasyjewelrybox.com

Converse turquoise high tops hottopic.com

Mini Vanity PVC wash bag Marc Jacobs net-a-porter.com

Iron Fist Shoes kinkyangel.co.uk

color love: pantone spring/summer 2010: turquoise

color love: pantone 2010 color of the year: turquoise

I am SO happy with 2010’s color of the year!

Turquoise, teal, aqua, cerulean… whatever you want to call it… is one of my favorite colors!

and, it was a perfect time for a change. Last year’s Mimosa yellow was getting old…

From Pantone.com:

CARLSTADT, N.J., Dec. 8, 2009 –Pantone LLC, an
X-Rite company (NASDAQ: XRIT), and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced PANTONE® 15-5519 Turquoise, an inviting, luminous hue, as the color of the year for 2010. Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.

 

“In many cultures, Turquoise occupies a very special position in the world of color,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “It is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth,
inspired by water and sky. Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that Turquoise represents an escape to many – taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.”

 

Whether envisioned as a tranquil ocean surrounding a tropical island or a protective stone warding off evil spirits, Turquoise is a color that most people respond to positively. It is universally flattering, has appeal for men and women, and translates easily to fashion and interiors. With both warm and cool undertones, Turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum. Turquoise adds a splash of
excitement to neutrals and browns, complements reds and pinks, creates a classic maritime look with deep blues, livens up all other greens, and is especially trend-setting with yellow-greens.

I did a quick search at Polyvore.com to see what fabulous teal- er- turquoise items I could come up with… lots! Here’s a few highlights.

  • Nordstrom Kisslock Frame Silk Ruffle Clutch $78 –nordstrom.com

  • Betsey Johnson – BJR 104 Readers (Raven/Teal 2.00 Lens) – Eyewear $51 – zappos.com

  • Teal waterfall pleat front blouse $63 $50 (31 GBP) –debenhams.com

  • A-Cute Triangle Heels in Teal Blue-Mod Retro Indie Clothing & Vintage Clothes $45 – modcloth.com

  • Stella Teal Glitz Topring Watch $85 – fossil.com


color love: pantone 2010 color of the year: turquoise

color love: fall 2009: chartreuse… a color that pantone missed

Chartreuse. Even the word itself makes me smile. Here’s a color that I declare is this Fall’s “yellow”. Wear it with dark chocolate browns, eggplant purples, and of course, black…

Love this shade of green.

From Christian Dior’s Fall 2009 Couture. This collection knocked me out.

slides source style.com

Christian Dior Fall 2009 CoutureChristian Dior Fall 2009 Couture

(Yeah, they forgot her pants… what can I say, its’s “couture”!)

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Couture

And the Dior lingerie-strap shoes that were worn in various styles and hues throughout the show were unreal… too bad these can’t be had anywhere.

I’ve searched out some finds in this shade. I’ve been doing lots of Etsy lately, so I’m grabbing these finds from Polyvore to mix things up a little!

Chartreuse Green Capiz Lotus Candle Lanterns(only $7.50 each for 24+) - PC03CH

Chartreuse lotus lantern from lunabazaar.com

Chartreuse Quartz Ring

Chartreuse quartz ring, jewelsboutique.com

Chartreuse stunner

chunky platform sandals from godammit.com

2 Dozen Roses, Chartreuse

2 dozen chartreuse roses (I don’t like roses, but these rock!) from organicbouquet.com

Big green Butterfly stones

How apropos. A chartreuse jeweled butterfly from exoticindiaart.com

Neon Lace Up Tennis Shoe

Pseudo converse from wetseal.com

Tonic Living,Pixie, Lime,Decorative Throw pillow cover,Retro futon covers, retro fabric and pillows

Dandelion pillow from tonicliving.com

Rupert Sanderson Delta Green Python

Rupert Sanderson python pumps from rupertsanderson.co.uk

Victorian Style Olive Green Teardrop Earrings

Art deco teardrop earrings from 1928.com

Brass & Green Bangle Bracelets

Brass and green bangle bracelets, 1928.com

COLD SHOULDER RUFFLE TIERED DRESS

One shouldered tier dress from mytheresa.com

color love: fall 2009: chartreuse… a color that pantone missed