Great Escape: A Relaxing Getaway to Telluride, CO

Excited for summer travels?  Look no further than the Finding Ferdinand Color Guide for beauty inspiration for the international jetsetter. Whether you’re shopping on the Champs-Élysées, hiking Machu Picchu or surfing in Bali, the perfect custom color for any adventure is just a few brush strokes away.

TELLURIDE, COLORADO

Telluride -- To run away to an exotic destination and engage in the search for adventure might be what some FF Girls are looking forward to this season.  However for others, a relaxing retreat might be the perfect plan to leave old worries behind and connect with nature by returning to our roots. Telluride, Colorado seems like the ideal location to do so. And let’s face it, every once-in-a-while we’d like to get away from reality and surround ourselves with either good company or our thoughts to meditate, and where would be better place to do so than a ski village?

OUTDOORS

Locals generally tell the same story: They first came to Telluride for the winter but ended up staying for the summer. It’s no wonder! Summer is a veritable playground for those who love the great outdoors. Biking, camping, and picnic-ing, just about all you need in order to relax and reset!

GET THE LOOK:

PINK PIZZAZZ + CREAMY MAUVE

This coral shade is relaxing yet adds a little punch so that you can casually step up your Creamy Mauve game for a ride around the mountains. Mix together equal amounts of Pink Pizzazz and Creamy Mauve to get this look.

UP IN THE AIR

Telluride has pretty places for a down to earth FF Girl to grab a bite to eat and chat a little.  But occasionally, she may want to soar in a hot air balloon above the jagged peaks of the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado.  So instead of passing up this unforgettable experience, skip the cafe and opt for an adventure.

GET THE LOOK:

AU NATUREL + MAUVELOUS 

Merging with the clouds calls for the most simple shade of all. So completely nude would be ideal for such an occasion. Mix mostly Au Naturel with a bit of Mauvelous for the perfect bare-bones look.

ADRENALINE

Rock Climbing or a trip to the free-flowing rivers means pure adrenalin. Time to leave glamour aside and experience nature up-close-and-personal.

GET THE LOOK:

MAGENTA POP + PINK PIZZAZZ

Lips get brighter, cheeks get pinker and excitement kicks in during adventure! Just mix equal parts of Magenta Pop and Pink Pizzazz to get this rush of excitement look.

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Roberta Woodworth Poncesanchez, Contributing Editor