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Hi. I'm Sara!

Welcome to Mercer + Green.
I am a born and bred New Yorker, mom of two little girls who loves
all things New York and is passionate about healthy living.

Spring Beauty Trends- Orange Story

Spring Beauty Trends- Orange Story

I loved orange long before Pantone named Tangerine Tango the Color of the Year. It's fun, vibrant, happy and poppy. I love it so much that my entire office is orange (with hints of cream, brown, purple and pink), and one of the main decor colors for my wedding was orange. Like I said, I love orange.

For this spring beauty look green beauty goddess Rebecca Casciano showed me how you can use one color palette on eyes, cheeks and lips without being monotone or boring. I love how this look really made my eyes and lips pop! I can see myself recreating it (it's so easy) on many a spring and summer day.

Our runway inspiration:

Orange Story

Get the Look

Using your finger tips or a foundation brush, apply foundation (RMS beauty Un-Cover Up) to the face and blend evenly. For under eye discoloration, apply a small amount of concealer (Tarte Dark Circle Defense) directly to the area with your finger tip or a concealer brush. Powder (with Alima Pure Satin Finishing Powder) to set and minimize shine, if desired.

Fill in your existing brow shape lightly with a brow pencil (Shoba Brow Pencil). Choose a shade or two lighter than your brow color. Using a brow groomer, brush through color to soften.

Apply a neutral eyeshadow like Nvey Eco Organic Eye Shadow 168 as a base all over the lid, from lash line to brow bone.

With a fluffy blending brush, add a peachy eyeshadow such as Nvey Eco Organic Eye Shadow 169 to the crease of the eyelid.

Curl lashes with a lash curler and add a few coats of black mascara (100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Mascara) to top and bottom lashes.

Using clean fingertips or a foundation brush, apply a cream blush like Revolution Organics Freedom Beauty Balm in Sun-Kissed, to the cheekbone and blend to soften.

For longer wear, apply a light dusting of a powder blush in a similar shade, such as 100% Pure Blush in Mimosa.

On lips, go for a rich, poppy color like Nvey Eco Advanced Care Lip Color in 360 or Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip Stain in Jive.

Colors used on Sara: RMS beauty Un-Cover Up in 22Tarte Dark Circle Defense in LightShoba Brow Pencil in EarthNvey Eco Organic Eye Shadow 168 and 169, 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Mascara in Black Tea, Revolution Organics Freedom Beauty Balm in Sun-KissedNvey Eco Advanced Care Lip Color in 360.

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