It’s November. The air is eerily warm but nonetheless, the holiday season is upon us. If your life is anything like mine, both November and December are filled with end-of-year after work celebrations. I find myself needing a look that’s chill (well, chill enough…you know me) during the day but translates into a look that dazzles at night.

Since 2000, Pantone–the company that created every designers’ dream, the Pantone Color Matching System– declares a “Color of the Year“. This year’s color, Marsala, pretty much hit it all the way out of the park when it comes to providing a the perfect glam beauty look.

Seriously, take a look at this baby:

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Are you seeing what I’m seeing? The perfect reddish-brown nude. Look a little deeper and you have a vampy, berry shade on your hands. However this shade translates on your skin tone, I’m betting that the look is winning.

In the look that I’ve created, both the eyes and the lips pay homage to Marsala, the glam color of the year.

Kerri, Sugar Plum Fairy

Graphic eyeliner.

 

 

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Silver shadow used as liner brightens the inner eye. Get the Look: Beauticontrol Color Impact Eye Shadow in “Titanium”

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Matte, Plummy lips. Get the Look: Lip Perfecting Pencil in “Wine”

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Marsala translates beautifully to the nails, too. I’ve been wearing the hue as a nude all season.

Using this beautiful purple from @essiepolish as a neutral right now. I have long fingers and long nail beds already but I love the way this time elongates the whole shebang. I used a matte topcoat to neutralize this even further.

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Are you going to incorporate a little Marsala into your holiday looks?


Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women worldwide. It is rare to meet someone who has not been effected by the disease directly. But with the increase in awareness and early diagnosis, the amount of women who die from the disease has been on the constant decline since 1990.

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, jewelry company, Glamulet, has produced a series of beads and charms and the beads are not only symbolic– 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the breast cancer charity of their choice.

I will be adding a charm to the bracelet that I wear every day– keeping the spirit of “Pink October” with me year-round.

Join Glamulet in helping all women faced with this disease live to the fullest.

 

 


 

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If you’re a regular here at The Right Style, than this woman is probably a familiar face. If you’re a newbie, meet my mom, Kyle. She’s a character, that’s for sure and she’s my very first beauty inspiration. Never one to let time pass her by, she showcases the way she does beauty over 50.

I took these photos of my mum when we were having our casual Saturday selfie session. ( I’m joking. That’s not a thing.) She had just gotten the new Lovely Eyes palette (on sale RIGHT NOW!) and was pretty much 100% on her diva schtick.

Honestly, it wasn’t hard to see why.

My mother is a woman “of a certain age.” (Hint: I’m 30 and she was 27 when I was born. You do the very simple math.) She is a Beauticontrol consultant so anti-aging is a big part of her business, but she uses a few makeup techniques to keep up her youthful appearance.

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Guys. GUYS. I’ve got to take a minute and keep it real real with you all for a minute.

I went to the Made in America Festival this weekend.  Yes. That’s it. That’s what I wanted to tell you.

Made in America is a festival sponsored by Budweiser and Jay-Z and is in its 4th year, taking over Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway for Labor Day weekend and turning it into an extreme and always epic two-day outdoor musical extravaganza.

I love a good festival (remember the Richmond Jazz Festival in August?) and Made in America is no exception. I’ve danced and sang along to Janelle Monaé and Kanye and Kings of Leon, thrashed around to Danny Brown and Odd Future and swayed to Jill Scott and D’Angelo. But something felt different this year. This year, I felt old.

I’m a young 30– no kids, single, down with the millennial lingo du jour– but I am also, let’s say, at least 5 years older than the average MIA Festival attendee. I’m here to share my wisdom of how to hang with the young ones but still act your age.

  1. Be comfortable.

 

Crop top: H&M or similar. | Overalls: Target or similar | Sneakers: BP by Nordstrom or similar

 

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Photographer Connie McGowan knows the power of having a strong network. After transitioning into creative and event photography full-time after years as a nurse, Connie knew that she needed a project that showcased her skills as a creative.

“Men are rarely photographed. They usually hate taking pictures and I wanted to change that. I wanted them to relax from their hard work as providers, showcase their personal style and have some fun!” McGowan says. Thus, the “Classic Men of Richmond” shoot was born.

McGowan put out the call for models via social media. “To identify the men, I posted a promo flier on Facebook in January and then again in June and July. I wanted men of different ages, races, backgrounds, career fields, etc.” She did her homework, researching her potential models and making sure that they fulfilled her vision of the quintessential ‘Classic Man’. McGowan says, “My definition of a classic man has nothing to do with clothes. It has to do with my top 7 non-negotiables: INTEGRITY, confidence, chivalry, humility, creativity, spontaneity and definitely a sense of humor. Without those attributes at the end of the day all you have are thread and useless fabrics.”

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