Thursday, January 26th, 2012

5 Cool Green Eyeshadows to Love

Not so keen on warm-toned greens, of which there are plentiful? There are certainly cooler-toned green eyeshadows to choose from, and here are five of my favorites. When you’re hunting for a cool-toned green, look for buzz words like blue-green, green-blue, forest, green-teal, teal-green, and gray-green; stay away from buzz words like gold, grass, olive, and khaki.

What’s your favorite cool green eyeshadow?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

5 Stunning Chartreuse Eyeshadows

One of my favorite colors to wear on the eyes is chartreuse.  It’s one of those colors I fell madly in love with from the get-go.  I can’t tell you how happy I was when MAC made Lucky Green permanent!  I love pairing chartreuse with deeper greens, blues, and teals.

What’s your favorite chartreuse eyeshadow?

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

5 Beautiful Rich Purple Eyeshadows

Purple can be a tricky shade. There’s just something about purple products that often lack in pigmentation, but these are five that don’t disappoint!

  1. Make Up For Ever #92
  2. Inglot #439
  3. Urban Decay Delinquent
  4. MAC Violet
  5. MAC Plush

What’s your favorite rich purple eyeshadow?

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

5 Great Grassy Green Eyeshadows

If you love a pop of color, grassy greens are an excellent way to go! Whether you use them along the lash line for just a hint of brightness or go all out with one all over the lid, these are my favorites:

  1. MAC Fresh Flare
  2. Inglot #331
  3. Inglot #384
  4. Make Up For Ever #91
  5. MAC Swimming

What’s your favorite grassy green eyeshadow?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

5 Great Olive Green Eyeshadows

I’m a huge fan of earthy colors for eyeshadow, but I certainly have a soft spot for olive greens!

  1. Lancome Designer
  2. Wet ‘n’ Wild Comfort Zone
  3. Inglot #419
  4. Inglot #433
  5. Bare Escentuals Scenic Route

What’s your favorite olive green eyeshadow?

Monday, January 16th, 2012


The real deal!

6 Red Lipsticks to Get Angelina Jolie’s 2012 Golden Globes Red Lip

Angelina Jolie’s red lips was one of the most talked about beauty looks from this year’s Golden Globes.  I don’t know what she wore, and while I’ve attempted to find out, I haven’t had any luck yet!  Her lip looked anywhere from pinky-red to red-coral to red, but it never looked too orange.  I saw it both with more of a matte/satin finish as well as a glossier look (perhaps recent reapplication?).

I know that Jolie has used Chantecaille in the past, and though I don’t own much from the range, possible shades within the brand would be Amaryllis Lip Chic, Azalea Lipstick, or Cassia Lipstick.

  • Giorgio Armani #406 — deep blue-based red; slightly darker than what was worn
  • Guerlain Liu — rich blue-based red with a glossy shine; bluer than what was worn
  • Chanel Cambon — slightly orange-toned red; needs a teeniest bit more blue to be similar
  • Guerlain Rouge Sensuel — almost red-coral with a subtle gold shimmer; lighter, has gold shimmer compared to what was worn
  • MAC Perpetual Flame — pinky-red with a creamy finish; slightly pinker than what was worn
  • NARS Flamenco — soft watermelon red; less opaque, less red

And as a bonus, contributor Damaris has a Brazilian option–O Boticario #330 Lipstick (R$ 12,90).