NARS can do no wrong. They are like that best friend that always knows the right thing to say and do. NARS products always deliver exactly what I’m looking for with the perfect pop of color and fun! PERFECT for Spring and Summer! This season, color is everything! (As long as it’s not the kind of color that leaves you looking like you’re on stage performing with Kesha! You know what I mean?) With bright colored shadows, I’m always careful that I’m not painting my face like a clown. I love to have fun with color, but the texture of the shadow and the way it applies can make or break the shadow and the color it claims to be. Read more
The moment I saw Urban Decay’s Facebook post teasing the release of a Naked 3 palette, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Then I wondered, which shades could they possibly come up with that aren’t already covered in my beloved Naked 1 and Naked 2? PINKS! Roses! Yes!
While I love the neutral colors in the Naked 1 and 2 palettes, I’m fair skinned and totally a pink girl. I couldn’t be more thrilled that Naked 3 ($52) is filled with rose hues. The day that it came out on Urban Decay’s website, I attempted to order it, but it sold out SUPER fast. Everyone was after it! I must have talked about it enough to look like a hint drop, because somehow my husband (he’s listening even when it looks like he isn’t?!) surprised me with Naked 3! (He must have been one of the people who beat me to it online! Either way, I was beyond thrilled … he’s a keeper!) Read more
I always feel like the conclusion of the Thanksgiving holiday is congruent with the sound of a gunshot for the 100-meter dash until the Christmas and New Year holidays. I’d usually include Hanukkah in that statement too, but as many of you know this year it began Nov 27th and ends Dec 5th, so I guess my Jewish friends and families shopping alarms went off even earlier this year. At any rate, we will all be attending the various business parties, gatherings, and hopefully at least one night out on the town over the next month til we hit the celebratory wall on Jan. 2, 2014. Read more
I love color. What better way to play with color than to create a dramatic eye makeup look? Sure, it’s not really something you can wear to the office, but it’s definitely an artsy look that may even work for a fun night out.
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When I first saw Sonia Kashuk Eye Duo Down to Earth, which is a brownish green and a goldish brown, I honestly thought that maybe the two shades together where going to be extremely dark. Sometimes darker colors can possibly give the effect of having a black eye if not blended and highlighted properly. However, when I used a base color on the lid and blended the two colors in the crease it turned out beautifully, giving my eyes a natural, fabulous look. The eye shadow lasted pretty much all day with a primer, easily applied, was softer than your average shadow (which I love), and never Read more
This is my first ever Youngblood purchase and I went with the Youngblood Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in Purple Majesty. This quad contains the shades Moonstone ( a sheer satin white), Lilac Bouquet (a light warm satin lavender), Wild Orchid (a warm orchid mixed with bronze satin with a bit of metallic sheen, and Heather Smoke ( a deeper purple shade). Read more
L’Oreal has updated their eye shadow quads for 2013. The new Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quads ($7.95) are made up of micro-milled pigments in a crystal-clear base that creates a silk texture and rich smooth color. Sounds good!
And they give us just of ton to choose from, there are an astounding 20 color combinations ranging from nudes, the brights to smoky and everything in between. In fact it’s one of those in between I have for you today, Rose for Romance. Believe me it was hard to choose–I think I stood in front of the display for a full hour before deciding on #105 Rose Romance. I was drawn like a magnet to the neutrals of course, then the purple combinations caught my eye and then of course the smoky quads were beckoning too. Finally I settled on Rose for Romance and I’m glad I did. Read more
I have been a long time fan of CoverGirl since the age of 13 when my mother started allowing me to wear makeup. (How old were you?)
You can get an incredible trendy look for just dollars. In fact, my must have secret weapon is CoverGirl’s Eye Enhancers in Champagne 710, which I happen to use as a highlighter. Never do I ever finish my makeup without applying highlighter. Read more
Pressed for time? Always in a hurry? We modern women play so many different roles, it’s a wonder we have time to sleep! That’s why I’m so thrilled when I find a makeup product that gives me a pretty, polished look in no time flat. Mally Beauty’s Evercolor Eye Shadow Sticks are just that product! These multi-tasking eye shadows are like having an eye primer, eye base and eye shadow all in one. There are 22 amazing shades to choose from!
I originally fell for Mally’s Evercolor Eye Shadow when I purchased the Mally Tips and Tricks Kit earlier this year. That kit had an Evercolor Eye Shadow Stick in Twilight, a pretty everyday taupe that I finished up quite quickly. That only fed my hunger for more so when this 5-pc. set was offered at QVC, I snatched it up!
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No matter what day of the week it is, you’ll love Sunday. Sunday Riley was best known for her skincare line until she branched out and quickly won both consumers and bloggers hearts. Each product comes in an array of options; an amazing 32 eye shadows and 23 lipstick hues, each one more beautiful than the last. And, because Sunday is dedicated to good skin, each product is infused with good-for-your-skin ingredients. “Round-shaped pigments give a silky feel and diffuse light for a smooth, luminous finish. Highlights, defines, and enhances. Paraben Free.”
Sunday Riley Prismasilk Eye Colors are silky smooth and very pigmented. They are very finely milled and the texture is buttery soft. They also blend beautifully. These shadows are ideal for the over 40 woman with no glitter or shimmer, hence no fallout (one of my pet peeves). The shadows glide on easily and bring a pretty glow to the eyes even making you look more wide awake!
The Sunday Riley line was previously only sold at DermStore and Barney’s but now it is also at Sephora, thank goodness! In my area though, I still have to order online so I feel very lucky that the eye shadow I purchased was a perfect fit for my pale, warm complexion. I chose Fall Leaves, a lovely golden bronze/copper.