We meet Sci\ART and 12 Blueprints colour analyst, Mary Steele Lawler of Luminosity in Mississippi. A wonderful storyteller, Mary Steele shares personal and professional insights about colour in a warm climate.
- Mary Steele's journey as a colour analyst and upcoming business relaunch (1.27 min)
- How Mary Steele never stops thinking about colour (6.25)
- The importance of being happy in our colours (9.48)
- The wellbeing of being surrounded by our colours in our homes(13.01)
- Shopping for colours and neutrals (and black!) in the Southern USA (18.37)
- How 'normal' in appearance is influenced by climate, traditions, and place (23.14)
- The PCA Seasons we see most often (44.36)
- The Southern approach to makeup and hair colour (53.28)
- Mary Steele's favourite products and wearing her colours today (58.23)
- A bit more about interior paint colours and Season (1.09)
- Where in Mississippi is Indianola? (1.13)
Duration total: 1hr 16 min
Contact: The website will be live April 1/22. (You may see a redirect from the previous, Luminosity.)
3 eye products discussed in the episode with notes from Mary Steele:
Amazon.com : essence | Lash Princess False Lash Waterproof Mascara | Cruelty Free (Pack of 1) : Beauty & Personal Care
This is the mascara I refer to as Dance Recital mascara. Do you all have dance recitals? In Mississippi, little girls who take dancing lessons have a big performance at the end of the year. They wear tons of stage makeup for this gala event. Hence - Dance Recital mascara. It really does look like false eyelashes. I love it.
For reference, see, Celia Rivenbark, Chapter 3, “Sorry I Can’t Make it to the Recital (I’m Planning on Poking Myself in the Eye With a Sharp Stick That Night.)” . In, We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier.
(A note from Christine, I looked this one up. Less than $10 in Canada (Amazon and Shoppers Drug Mart), cruelty free, vegan. Several types, the False Lash (not waterproof) is the one that's so popular.
2 and 3.
Amazon.com : Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make Long & Curl & Super Water Proof Mascara + Kiss Me Speedy Mascara Remover : Beauty & Personal Care
Here is the Concrete mascara. I include the remover because you truly cannot get it off with regular mascara remover. The mascara isn't volumizing, but it covers each lash and totally stays put. As in, doesn't even think about budging. You can sleep in it and go out the door the next day looking as put-together as when you first applied it. (Not that I would ever do this!). The remover is in a tube like the mascara. The wand makes it surround each lash to thoroughly melt all the mascara, while somehow being gentle on the eyes.
4, the brow product.
Dior Diorshow Brow Styler Ultrafine Precision Brow Pencil | Nordstrom
This is my favorite eyebrow pencil. I am very fair and have invisible eyebrows. Estee Lauder has non-orange eyebrow pencils for pale persons, but this one has such a fine tip I don't know why anyone with sparse brows would use anything else. The blonde color is subtle, yet noticeable. I love trying new makeup, but I"m sticking with this one.
5, a bonus product:
Amazon.com : marcelle bb cream golden glow
We didn't talk about this one, but I'm including it because it is such a find. I don't know the difference between a BB cream and a CC cream - not sure anyone does - but this is a beautiful sheer foundation. I wear it and I'm True Spring, my sister-in-law who is Light Spring wears it, and my Soft Summer niece wears it. I like it better than a highly-recommended Armani foundation I have. I now force myself to use the Armani, because I feel guilty about not using something that was such a splurge. The Golden Glow gives the skin a soft, warm polish.
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