So Gretchen Rossi's lipstick choice at Peggy's dinner party didn't get rave reviews; that's not deterring the bubbly blonde from making bold beauty choices. "I love experimenting with makeup and there are a lot of new trends that are worth a try," the Real Housewives of Orange County star blogs. "One look I've been seeing a lot of this spring and for summer coming up is a natural complexion paired with a pop of bright color."
To achieve the look, Gretchen recommends applying light powders and foundations for a smooth complexion, and then deciding whether you want to add va-va-voom to either your eyes or lips. Offering product suggestions from her line, she writes, "The GC Swirls of Color leaves your skin glowing! Or you can try the GC Loose Micro-Fine Powder which adds radiance and diffuses fine lines and wrinkles."
Eager to draw attention to your eyes? "You can't go wrong with pastels, but this year go bold and paint on some vibrant spring/summery hues around those beautiful eyes... Our eye shadows have a really strong pigment and look so electrifying yet tropical!"
And for those who thought her hue at Peggy's dinner was too much, fear not -- she's trading in her red lipstick for a slightly less dramatic hue. "My new must haves for this season are coral lips like my Pink Grapefruit Lipstick," she raves.
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