Bold New Looks

STYLE FILE

Trendiest shades move to green and purple

September 18, 2005|By Tanika White | Tanika White,SUN STAFF

It's true; black is the new black again, but that is for clothes and clothes only.

For your face, makeup has taken a decidedly more colorful turn this season, with the trendiest shades moving from safe choices (like taupes and pinks) to bold greens and funky purples.

It may sound psychedelic, but the look is really pretty, particularly when done right. (Read: No Mimi from The Drew Carey Show). It also tells the world you're not afraid to play with your makeup or take yourself less than seriously.

After all, in a world where things are so serious, at least your makeup should be fun.

Get this purple party-time look (right) from M.A.C. by blending frost shadows in shades of "Say Yeah!" "Banshee," "Anti-establishment," "Little Minx" and "Vellum."

Each is $13, available at all M.A.C. locations.

Or, try these ever-pretty evergreen shades (above) from i.d. bareMinerals.

This electric shadow in "mambo" is great for a night out, and the shimmery "celery," is so subtle, it can be worn even at work. If you're really an envelope-pusher, try the i.d. Bare Escentuals Magic Wand Brushless Mascara (it takes some time getting used to) in green. Green eyelashes? Shocking!

Eye shadows, $12; brushless mascara, $15. Available at www.bareMinerals.com, or 1-888-795-4747.

Capris aren't just for warm weather

Remember when capris were just for the spring and summer? Well, we women liked them so much, it was only a matter of time before we'd want to wear them in the fall, too.

This season, cropped pants are even more important than they were for the spring. That's because you can pair them with so many different things -- a pair of slouchy boots, a cute pair of round-toe heels, a T-shirt and a capelet, or a flirty camisole and velvet blazer. From day to night, these pants are the sexiest silhouette in trousers to date. Try them slim and sexy or gaucho-like and chic. Either way is equally stylish.

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