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COLOUR MY WORLD: THE POWER OF COLOUR THERAPY – BLUE


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This week’s woman is the keeper of the colour BLUE – an embodiment of this mystical hue’s high-brow and haughty secrets.

She knows exactly what to say to get out of a mess, and her innate understanding of human nature will weave through your psyche like azure water. She is an exciting and mysterious vamp, dangerous only for the lack of control you may unhinge around her.

 

She has a way with words and writing, for BLUE relates to the throat and self-expression. She seduces with poetic tales, where no-one seem to mind. Need someone to decode a text? You send it to the blue girl. Need someone to pen the perfect birthday card? Again, she is your woman.

 

Communication is where she shines – delivering a speech, presenting an award or even being the one to deliver curly information. And she always asks for what she wants. Especially in the bedroom.
Lighter blue girls of teal and turquoise are drawn to careers in the arts, media or public speaking; while darker indigo and cobalt girls pursue psychology, philosophy and more esoteric realms. Either way, they’ll both end up as writers.

 

You cherish a blue girl because you calm right down and feel so dreamy in her presence. Just don’t get so sedated that you’ll lose your mind.

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She’ll likely bewitch you with tales of her spiritual pursuits… To know depth as the modern poet is to possess an even deeper soul. She’s as radiant and all-encompassing as the sky, yet can be as brooding as the darkest waters. But even when the seas are choppy, the blue girl always swims ahead. With her, time stops and you’re electrified with confidence that everything is going to float just fine.

 

The blue woman’s dark side is her unfaithfulness. She’s unforgiving if you cease to challenge her. But win her loyalty through inspiring her into new worlds to speak about, and you’ll have a loyal aide for life.

 

Blue is the ultimate colour to embody when you want to express yourself more clearly. Want to be a better scribe? Speak your mind and heart? Blue will instantly put you in a state of clarity. It’s an incredibly on-trend colour that was born to be worn with black to channel both sophistication and elevated states of being.

 

Here are 5 products that look sharp, wear well and help you be the queen of conversations.


 

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L’oreal Paris All night Blue Infallible Eyeshadow

This playful product is like finger painting for the eyes. With deep indigo under-tones and electric metallic highlights, L’Oreal Paris All Night Infallible Eyeshadow in blue is the perfect colour and intensity to build a uniquely smokey eye with a few strokes of a finger. The shadow is a creamy loose powder specially designed to be smudge across the lid for a smokey, smouldering finish. To mix things up, wear All Night Blue as a wet eye-liner both on the inner rim and lash line. Best of all? After your artful application, this product boast a good strong hold.


MAC_Lip_Mix_Blue_amxamde.com.auMAC Lip Mix in Blue

The original liquid-to-matt lip colour, MAC Lip Mix in Blue is a colour that is rich, long-lasting and on-trend. You won’t notice a difference in depth or texture whether worn over a pencil or on its own – its that good! I do prefer to use a pencil first though, just to work out exactly the shape I want my lips to take. In saying this, I love to apply Lip Mix in Blue over MAC oxblood lipstick in The Dark Side to get that infamous Joan Smalls blue lip she wore to the Met Gala! Less is more with this little baby, so get yourself a retractable lip brush, load up and apply. Perfect for the handbag.


 

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Sephora Collection 12hr Contour eye Pencil in Summer Cruise (23)

If you were to bottle sea water from the Caribbean, Sephora’s Eye Pencil in Summer Cruise would the perfect hue. One of the richest pigment eyeliners I have come across, it’s all kinder to the hip pocket. Silky to apply and blend, this metallic turquoise delivers a bold and vivid line of colour without tearing or pulling at the eye. Blend with a blush or cotton tip for all-day-wear smokey edge. Tip; Ease your self into blue tones by doing a bronze smokey eye and wearing Summer Cruise on the inside rim of your eye. It’s a great trick to lighten dark brown eyes!! 


 

 

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Yves Saint Laurent Full Metal Shadow In Wet Blue (10)

A wet-look cream shadow that glides on like liquid and blends to a brilliant metallic sheen. With slightly grey undertones, YSL’s Full Metal shadow in Blue is more of a gunmetal shade to reflect light, electrifying darker eyes and making them appear lighter and more vibrant. Wear over the top of a brown or grey shadow for a more smokey look, or work it on its own for a more 70’s chic eye glam!


 

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Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara in Blue Night

An artist is only as good as their tools – and Chanel have totally mastered their Mascara brush, giving lashes the ultimate masterpiece treatment by helping you separate and add length and thickness, no matter your creative acumen. With a formula that offers instant volume from the very first stroke, Blue Night – like 99% of blue mascaras on the market – wears like black and does NOT flake. Tip: layer top and bottom lashes and line the inner rim with a cobalt-blue or even black pencil for a more sexy-rock Kate Moss on-the-town vibe.


 

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Giorgio Armani Waterproof Eye & Brow Maestro in Navy Blue (16)

I love a triple threat, but Armani take it next level with their Eye & Brow Maestro. This is a 4-in-1 brow eyeliner, eyeshadow, hair touch up and (in the right tones), a contour shade! Eye & Brow Maestro’s creamy texture is perfect to use with a brush to shade or line the eyes, while applied with a disposable mascara wand easily glides through the brows. My go-to move? Use this deep metallic and extremely versatile product as an all-day-wear eyeliner both along the lash, through the inner rim of the eye and over the top of your mascara. The finish is sophisticated and sultry, perfect for brightening darker eyes and adding a glint of colour while still maintaining a cool smokey eye effect.


 

Credits

Photographers Jordan Graham (opening image), Max Papendieck (middle Image) both for Maxmade.com.au, Words; Alina Berdichevsky, Hair & Makeup; Max May, Models; Isabelle Farrell & Ruby at Priscillas

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