Doe Deere has become a beauty and fashion icon in recent years because she’s willing to step “outside the box” and break many of the rules that have controlled the fashion and beauty industry for years. To expand on her view, she even started her own beauty line called “makeup for unicorns” that definitely broadens the boundaries of what’s considered appropriate. Recently Deere shared her vision of industry rules that can easily be broken.
1. Go Bold!
Although the beauty industry has always claimed that women should only focus on one bold statement at a time, Deere said there’s nothing more fun and energizing than going bold. Rather than focusing only on a bright red lip then keeping eyes and other makeup subtle, try a bold eyeshadow palette with a vibrant lipstick. One of Deere’s favorites is her rusty-red Venus eyeshadow and vibrant blue Cry Baby lipstick.
2. Multiple Colors Are A Beautiful Thing!
Women have a tendency to fear mixing colors because the industry has always implied such looks are gaudy. Deere, however, believes that with the right color combinations that go naturally together, anything is possible. For instance, pairing green with pink or blue with lavender are perfect examples of colors that go beautifully together. By using a color wheel it’s easy to see what colors pair well together. Shades found in the opposite spectrum, like red and blue, or neighbors, like yellow and green, make a beautiful statement without seeming gaudy. Prada is a perfect example of how the industry is beginning to embrace this new concept with his new line pairing shades of pink with chartreuse.
3. When It Comes To Patterns, the More the Merrier!
Most women are hesitant when it comes to mixing patterns and with good reason. For years the industry has told us that too many patterns can make a person look like a cartoon character rather than a fashionista. Pairing patterns is especially easy when it comes to black and white or shades of gray. Deere stated that once you become comfortable with mixing patterns in those colors then expand to new color families. Her favorite is pink because it makes her really happy. Mixing patterns in different color combinations then becomes less intimidating especially after practicing with color families first.
4. The Right Socks Make Any Pair Of Shoes Look Great!
With the variety of decorative socks on the market today, they no longer have to be hidden beneath long pants or boots. Deere recently stated she, herself, is a socks addict and feels no outfit is complete without pairing the right socks and shoes. She especially loves open-toed shoes and socks that have a contrasting toe displaying an extra bit of color when she looks down. This means that not only can sandals be worn during the summer months, but well into winter as well.
Deere says that fashion and beauty should be about whatever makes a person happy so go for it and start “living out loud.”