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The Tempting 10 -- October 2013 Edition

The Tempting 10 -- October 2013 Edition

Illamasqua Apocalips Lipstick Sleek Sunset Eyeshadow Palette Inglot #434 Marc Jacobs Th(ink) Giorgio Armani #701 Giorgio Armani #701 NARS Taj Mahal Cult Nails You're My Dandy Lion Fyrinnae Parental Advisory OCC Jubilee Illamasqua Stranger

October is a time that reminds me to be brave; to not be afraid of bold, unusual colors. Halloween is an often excuse to play with color in ways we've never felt comfortable doing so the rest of the year, but it also serves as a great reminder to: experiment more. play more. go...

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5 Shades of Molten Gold

5 Shades of Molten Gold

The one color that always tugs at my heart-strings is molten gold--that really rich, warm, almost orange-toned, shade of gold. It's deep, rich, and pure luxury to me. I have so many favorites, but here are five permanent picks from me! (But Urban Decay Honey Eyeliner will always be a shade...

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5 Shades of Earthy Green

5 Shades of Earthy Green

Autumn makes me think of the changing colors of the leaves, rain, and a lingering dampness and crispness in the air--which always makes me think of earthiness. One of my favorite earth tones is greens, and this post is inspired by them; murky, mossy, and dirty greens that are beautiful to...

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5 Shades of Weathered Blue

5 Shades of Weathered Blue

I love weathered blues; which I interpret as blues that are dusty, muted, gray-tinged, stormy, and such. There's just a faded quality to them, but there's still depth and interest in the color. My very favorite of all-time is Urban Decay Strip, which was discontinued quite awhile ago.

  1. Urban...

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5 Shades of Teal for a Cause - National Wear Teal Day

5 Shades of Teal for a Cause - National Wear Teal Day

This post is inspired by today being National Wear Teal Day, which is a day to help raise awareness for ovarian cancer, and it was brought to my attention particularly by Laura Mercier. The brand has a history of raising awareness and supporting women with ovarian cancer through the Laura...

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5 Beautiful Burgundy Eyeshadows

5 Beautiful Burgundy Eyeshadows

Reader Vinita requested top five picks of burgundy and red-toned purple eyeshadows--just in time for fall! It can be a difficult color for some to wear, because of the red tones, but try pairing it with warmer golds and coppers, or using it with a bright silver. It can be even used mixed...

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5 Stunning Shades to Try in the Crease (Browns)

5 Stunning Shades to Try in the Crease (Browns)

Reader Janisse made a request to see top picks for crease colors, and I couldn't narrow it down to five across all colors, so I thought I'd start off with five browns!

  1. Urban Decay Secret Service -- matte, medium-dark brown with a slight gray tint
  2. MAC Omega -- light-medium brown with gray
  3. MAC...

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Top 5 Shimmering Bronze Eyeshadows

Top 5 Shimmering Bronze Eyeshadows

Reader Maha requested my top five picks for bronze eyeshadows, and here we go! :) This was a tough one--there are SO many fantastic bronze eyeshadows on the market. You can see a few more shades that didn't quite make the cut here.

  1. Maybelline Downtown Brown -- golden bronze
  2. MAC Bronze --...

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Inglot 18SS, 27P, 32T Eye Brushes Reviews & Photos

Inglot 18SS, 27P, 32T Eye Brushes Reviews & Photos

Inglot 18SS Eye Brush ($21.00) is made out of "squirrel substitute" (I honestly have no idea what that means, but it is listed as a natural brush) and can be used for "eye modeling" and "smoky eye[s]." It's a dense, dome-shaped brush that's stiff. The brush head is 9mm tall,...

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Inglot 16BJF Face Brush & 20T Synthetic Face Brush Review & Photos

Inglot 16BJF Face Brush & 20T Synthetic Face Brush Review & Photos

Inglot 16BJF Face Brush ($36.00) is made out of goat hair and is recommended for bronzing powder (or "applying large amounts of intense color, ideal for contouring." The brush measures approximately 7.5 inches (19 centimeters) long in total, with the handle length at 4.5...

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