5 Midnight Navy Blue Eyeshadows

5 Midnight Navy Blue Eyeshadows

This type of shade is popular, and there are so many wonderful versions available!  These are five of my favorites, from high-end to budget-friendly.

  1. Le Metier de Beaute Lapis
  2. MAC Deep Truth
  3. Make Up For Ever #308
  4. NYX Kiss in Casablanca
  5. Inglot #428

What’s your favorite navy blue eyeshadow?

Le Metier de Beaute Northern Lights Collection for Spring 2012


Le Metier de Beaute Northern Lights Collection for Spring 2012

Spring is looking up, literally. For hues inspired by nature’s most mysterious phenomenon, look no further than the night skies of the north and onto the runways of Fashion Week’s favorites. The Aurora Borealis (a.k.a. the Northern Lights) dazzle the skyline with a light show only nature could create, inspiring fashion to continue its love affair with color for Spring 2012, but with a softer touch.

Caused by a collision of naturally charged atomic particles in the atmosphere, the Aurora Borealis turn the sky from green to purple to blue – magnetic color abounds. Beauty becomes a natural extension with soft focus, yet edgy hues flattering every face. “I think of the Northern Lights like watercolors in the sky,” explains Mikey Castillo, Director of Color and Education for Le Métier de Beauté. “No matter what the color, the sheer background of the night sky grounds the look, creating a subtle color that looks amazing on every woman.”

For an Aurora aura of your own, try Le Métier de Beauté’s new spring collection, The Northern Lights. A patina of golden neutrals, silvery blues, bronzes and violets creates a collision of color for a prismatic finish.

The Northern Lights Kaleidoscope Eye Kit contains Ionic, a satin/matte neutral sunset, Sky, a pale shimmering skyline blue, Magnetic, a blazing copper and Equinox, a satin/matte twilight violet. Applied using Le Métier de Beauté’s signature Couche de Couleur layering format, the result is multi-dimensional, turning color on its axis. $95.

Lips deserve the best spring has to offer as well. The Aurora Kaleidoscope Lip Kit has four options in Le Métier de Beauté’s delicious Lip Crème lip gloss formula. Begin with Illuminate, a shimmering hot pink with a sheer finish. Next, layer on Voltaic, a satin-y nude mauve. For a pop of color try Dynamos, an effervescent coral-tangerine. And finish with Eos, an opaque fuchsia. $95.

With the winter gloves off and sky-high heels still ruling the runways, striking colors on hands and feet extend the trend. Begin with Le Métier de Beauté’s Two in One Top & Base Coat to lock in color. Next, choose from Aurora, an icy blue, Solar Flare, a dusky rose-pink and Faraday, a shimmering lavender taupe. At $18 each, the Northern Lights are at your fingertips.

availability: Purchase the Le Métier de Beauté’s Northern Lights Collection at Neiman Marcus, Neiman Marcus.com, Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com and Bergdorf Goodman.

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China Glaze & Hunger Games Collection (Part 1)

China Glaze Colours from the Capitol Collection is slated for March launch. It features twelve shades with each shade being named after a different district. This post features these six: Agro, Dress Me Up, Electrify, Fast Track, Foie Gras, and Harvest Moon. Reader Kim did an excellent job explaining the names-to-district component.

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China Glaze Hunger Games Nail Lacquer

China Glaze & Hunger Games Collection (Part 1)

B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4
Total
88%

Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadows (Part 3)

According to the brand, these are supposed to have sheer color coverage, but they are buildable to an extent. The five featured in this post are very true to that creed–they can easily be used as a sheer wash of color, but they can also be used opaque by either initially applying more color or by applying a second layer of color on top of the first. Stay-There Eyeshadows have a spongy quality that reminds me of memory foam; you can press it, and it will slowly spring back to form. You can jab at it with a pencil, and you’ll end up shifting it around more than anything! These actually launched well before Chanel Illusion d’Ombres, which have a similar texture.

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Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow

Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadows (Part 3)

A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
92%

Paul & Joe Beaute for Spring 2012


Paul & Joe Beaute for Spring 2012

Fashion-forward and elegantly designed, Paul & Joe introduces a chic collection of Face & Eye Colors in their famously feline-inspired packaging. In honor of Paul & Joe’s 10th Anniversary, all spring 2011 items are inspired by owner and designer, Sophie Albou’s love of cats.

In trend for the season, each shade is subtle yet playful to enhance natural beauty and add depth and character to the eye area. Each package includes a trio of contrasting textures – matte, pearlescent and shiny – for an effect that looks like it was applied by a makeup artist. What’s more, these dual purpose palettes can be blended onto cheeks with brush and used as a blush.  Available now at b-glowing.com.

Face & Eye Color CS ($36.00)

  • Siamese, Please Neutral yet elegant bronzes and beiges blend together for a natural beautiful look
  • Kittycat Matte nude and pearly pink are the perfect pairing for a feminine effect
  • Purr-fect Smoky yet subtle ivory and moss add intrigue and depth for a daring look

Nail Enamel ($14.00)

  • Tigress Pearlescent nude hue that enhances your feminine allure
  • Kitten Claws High society, soft pink color for picture perfect fingers
  • Manekineko Bright, hot pink that is as romantic as it is playful

Blusher Sticks ($28.00)

  • Glamour Puss Pearlescent beige that instantly highlights and contours the cheeks
  • Minou Romantic and subtle pink for a fresh yet glamorous look
  • Catfight Bold and beautiful tangerine for a burst of bright, energetic color

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