Here Comes the Sun: Warm Up Your Look

Posted March 14, 2014 by Katherine Toll in Building Your Brand
Expert on Time_2014 Spring Trends

A few weeks ago, I reported on the ‘it’ color of the year (it’s radiant orchid) and watched as pink, orchid, fuchsia, and blush spilled onto eyes, cheeks, and lips. Now I turn my attention to the warmer tones of spring since the sun finally made a debut! And, let’s face it, not everyone ‘thinks pink’. We went into the Expert on Time product archives and found some our favorite peaches, nudes, and golds.

Warm up your look with these choices:


Try warming up the eye with a champagne and burnished bronze shadow duo. Soft and glowy without the dreaded frosted-eye look. We love Nars Eyeshadow Duo in Key Largo.

Expert on Time_Nars Key LagoNars Eyeshadow Duo in Key Lago

In the mood for something a bit edgier? Then try MAC’s Paint Pot in Rubenesque all over the eye and layer Maybelline’s Color Tattoo Shadow in Bad to the Bronze on the lid.

Expert on Time_MAC Paint PotsMAC Longwear Paint Pot in Rubenesque


NOTHING beats Nars Orgasm Blush (or Multiple, or Illuminator) and Nars Laguna Bronzer. Both warm up the skin without giving it a sallow look.

Expert on Time_NARS OrgasmNars Blush in Orgasm 

On a budget? Then use Wet and Wild’s Fergie CenterStage Shimmer Palette in Rose Golden Tones as your bronzer.

Expert on Time_Wet_Wild Shimmer Palette

Wet and Wild Shimmer Palette in Rose Golden Tones. 


You don’t need to wear a bright orange lip to be on trend this season. Try Yves St.Laurent’s Glossy Satin in #7 Corail Aquatique. It’s a a perfectly wearable peachy/ pinky lip shade in a formula that crushes other long wear glosses.

Expert on Time_YSL Corail Aquatique

YSL Glossy Stain in Corail Aquatique

Want to add a punch of color? We love Lancome’s Juicy Tube in Bolole. It’s a spring go-to. Wear it alone or layer it over your favorite nude lip to jazz up your look.

Expert on Time_Juicy Tube

Lancome Juicy Tube Jelly in Bolole

Tell us your favorite spring color trend! 

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About the Author

Katherine Toll

Katherine (Kathi) Toll possesses more than 20 years of management and consulting experience within the retail and beauty industry. Her industry experience combined with her special brand of irreverence fuels her mission to find the ‘must-have’ beauty products for Career Girls of all ages. She aspires to remind women the airbrushed perfection of the beauty industry must be tempered with a healthy dose of humor. Kathi holds a general management certification from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, along with an undergraduate degree from Northwestern’s School of Communications.