Posts Tagged ‘eyeshadow’

The right eyeshadow for your eye color

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Which eyeshadow colors are best for you?When it comes to eyeshadow, your options are virtually limitless. If you've ever stood in the beauty aisle or the department store and surveyed your eyeshadow color options, you know that it's truly a rainbow of hues, from shimmering champagne to royal purple to powder blue. So which colors are right for you?

The first step to figuring out which eyeshadow colors will look best on you is figuring out if you have a warm or cool complexion. To check, grab something golden and something silver and hold them up to your face in direct sunlight. If you look better next to the gold, warm colors are your style, but if the silver really brings out the best in you, cool shades are ideal. Examples of warm shades include rosy pink, soft beige, golden yellow and vibrant green. As for cool colors, icy blue, lavender, silvery grey and white will all work.

Brown-, hazel- and green-eyed gals can usually rock warm colors, so look for a gold shadow with a hint of glitter or a bright pink color to really being out the colors in your deep, sensual irises. As for girls with baby blues, play up your pale irises with equally pale shadows that recall frosty winters or clear summer skies.

The best eyeshadow trends of the summer

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Natural colors work well for summer.A smoky eye can work wonders at the nightclub, but it looks totally overdone on a beachy summer day. If you're heading to the shore and want to look beautiful without looking too made-up, a subtle, shimmery shadow is just the ticket.

Summer is all about embracing the beauty of nature – and that goes for your summertime makeup, too. Daytime looks for summer should be all about enhancing your natural features with a sheer bronzer, soft pink cheeks and nude lips that show off just how pretty you really are. Don't fog up those summer freckles with too much foundation – let the real you shine through. And when it comes to eyeshadow, it's all about keeping things subtle.

Take your cues from the sunset and opt for pink, gold and peach for a beautiful summer look. Pick out some shimmery shadows that will lend just a hint of sparkle to your ensemble, and dot a bright champagne color right above your pupil to make those peepers pop. Skip the heavy eyeliner and top off your style with just a couple brushes of mascara. You'll be looking fresh-faced all day long.

Could yellow eyeshadow be the star of spring 2011?

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Could yellow eyeshadow be the star of spring 2011?While the temperatures begin to drop and leaves are starting to turn, women across the country are filling up their cosmetic cases with the freshest makeup for fall. But, thanks to New York Fashion Week, which kicked off last week, some analysts are already predicting the beauty trends for spring 2011.

And it seems that the forecast for this May’s makeup is pretty sunny – literally! A multitude of models rocked the runways with lemon-colored eyeshadow.

According to, three different collections featured women with yellow-painted lids, and as you may expect, some of the looks were quite extreme. The most notable show may have been Zac Posen, where eyes were outlined with bold black liner and mascara, and filled in with bright yellow powder.

However, not all looks were so out there. Makeup artist Tom Pecheux, who painted the faces for Peter Som and Doo.Ri, created more subtle applications. Models at Peter Som boasted a striking banana-hued liner, which provided a burst of color similar to the Zac Posen makeup, but without the added drama of the exaggerated black liner.

But perhaps the most wearable look was featured at Doo.Ri, where Pecheux opted for minimal makeup on the models, simply dusting the inside corner of their eyes with a bit of yellow eyeshadow. Women who are eager to try this trend can forgo liner and add definition with a coat of dark brown mascara.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19939693-ADNFCR

Vogue reports on a hot makeup trend for fall 2010

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Vogue reports on a hot makeup trend for fall 2010While shopping for the current fads is a blast, it’s always fun to look ahead to upcoming trends as well. It seems that come fall 2010, girls who love a dazzling look with an easy application may be in luck.

According to Vogue, the fall runways were wrought with a feeling of “broken glamour” – alluring, sophisticated styles that have come a bit undone – and this vibe was embodied by slightly tousled hairstyles and bold yet imperfect eyeshadow.

Though past seasons have called for impeccable eye makeup, including intricate liner and complicated shading, the fall runway shows featured bold lids saturated by a single “swoosh” of color.

“It’s modern minimalism,” makeup artist Pat McGrath told the magazine of the strong but simple look. Women still get the smolder of a smoky eye, but with a bit more color – and it’s easy to recreate. Instead of painstakingly applying layers of product, this look is achieved by simply sweeping a high-pigment eyeshadow across lids.

Women interested in rocking this look this autumn can start purchasing perfect products now. Two Faced Eyeshadow Collection includes a wide variety of shades to choose from, and its high-pigment formula ensures even and long-lasting coverage.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19891935-ADNFCR

You can pair a bright lip with smoldering eye makeup!

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

You can pair a bright lip with smoldering eye makeup!It’s no secret that summertime is the season to paint your pout in bright hues. From magenta to coral to fire engine red, ladies everywhere may embrace the warm weather by sporting a bold-colored smile.

Though it’s a fun trend, it can also make selecting eye makeup a challenge – the shadow shouldn’t overwhelm your lip color, and a smoky eye can instantly take a red lip from beachy to burlesque.

It’s easy to opt for a simple look, a dusting of sheer powder and a single coat of mascara, but you shouldn’t be afraid to emphasize your eyes as you rock a bright pout. And, with the right color palette and application, it’ll be a breeze.

The first step is to pull away from traditional blacks and browns, which can be too dark and harsh to pair with a magenta smile. Instead, opt for silvers, coppers and golds – these neutral shades will help your eyes smolder without overwhelming your pretty pout.

To try this look, line the outside corner of your eyes with a light-colored liner, like GloMinerals Metallic gloEye Pencils Trio, which come in bronze, copper and platinum. The shades are ideal for subtle yet smoky summertime eyes.

After, apply a shimmery sheer shadow, like Paula Dorf‘s Eye Color Glimmer, to add a subtle wash of color that will make your eyes pop.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19881690-ADNFCR

The Gossip Girls dazzle with two-toned eyeshadow

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

The Gossip Girls dazzle with two-toned eyeshadowWhen it comes to tracking down today’s hottest fads, women across the nation tune into the hit show Gossip Girl. Though the series is currently on its summer hiatus, ladies looking for the latest cosmetic trend can turn to the show’s beautiful young actresses.

At the Chanel show in Paris, Blakey Lively and Leighton Meester may have appeared separately on the red carpet, but both starlets rocked the same type of two-toned eye makeup.

While Lively selected two similar shades, dusting her top lids with a peach shadow and her lower lash line with a gold shimmer, Meester opted for contrasting hues that complemented each other. The brunette beauty applied gray and silver pigments to her upper lids, while lining her bottom lashes with brown and gold shadows.

Women who want to master the two-toned approach should look for eyeshadow compacts which include multiple shades, as the colors are sure to complement one another and will eliminate much of the guesswork of selecting two hues. Jane Iredale PurePressed Triple Eye Shadow boasts three unique pigments formulated to match well with one another.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19881688-ADNFCR