MakeUp4All AUTUMN 2011 Online Beauty Magazine

Current Love: Pink and Mauve Eye Shadows

I am having a major pink & mauve eye shadows moment right now. If you are a new reader, here is what kind of shades  I used to wear all the time.

I have been wearing Rouge Bunny Rouge’s Solstice Halcyon  at least several times per week during the last two months. And recently I’ve added some other eye shadows to my rotation. Which ones?

Pink and Mauve Eye Shadows MAC ArtDEco Rouge Bunny RougeRouge Bunny Rouge’s Solstice Halcyon: “semi-matte mauve beige”. It is such a perfect shade, I have already mentioned it so many times that you probably already know my love for it at this point :).

ArtDeco eye shadow 93: described as “pearly antique pink”. You can see that it is well-loved.  It adds just a hint of warm rose colour to the lid. It is not too metallic, just a

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NARS Makeup Collection for Spring 2013

Here is a preview of NARS’ Spring 2013 makeup collection with an edgy promo image with Stella Tennant on the pink background.

There are eight products in this collection and two really caught my attention.

Eyes

Duo Eye Shadows

  • Mad Mad World, cyan and parakeet green
  • Bouthan, soft pink tulle and bright pink with gold shimmer
Single Eye Shadow
  • Persia, a matte paprika

Soft Touch Shadow Pencil

  • Corcovado (LE), 24-karat gold sparkle

Lips

Lipstick

  • Dressed to Kill Lipstick, fuchsia rose shade with gold shimme
 Velvet
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Here it is, as promised, the review of Burberry’s Complete Eye Palette.

As you may know, there are  six colour combinations to choose from and each retails for £40/$59.

Here is how the palette looks like, I  love the signature Burberry print.

It  comes in a velvet pouch with three mini tools: sponge, blending brush and liner brush. I haven’t really used them but they may be very handy for when you are travelling or touching up your makeup.

My palette is called Pink Taupe and, in my opinion, these are the most original and unique colours out of all. I actually don’t think I have a dupe for some of the shades.

And you get:

  • Warm peachy shade,  satin finish
  •  khaki shade,  satin finish
  • Cool toned dusty pink, matte
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Clarins recently launched a new range of eye shadows ( £16/$20) in 16 shades which are divided into four groups.

I actually did get three eye shadows to show you, so here they are. I have: 01 White Sparkle Illuminator, 03 Petal and 16 Vibrant Violet.

Although these are not the shades that I would choose for myself, I do like all three a lot.

01 White Sparkle is a silver glittery eye shadow which I personally use all over the lid with an eye liner and lots of mascara. It can be also used on top of other  eye shadows. This is a great shade for Christmas actually.

 03 Petal is a very beautiful  satin baby pink that is a great all-over-the-lid shade, looks great paired with a dark shade in the outer corner. I think such shade would also look great on mature ladies.

16 Vibrant Violet  is an iridescent violet with blue micro shimmer. It reminds me of the violet from this Clarins palette, so if you have missed it, you may want to pick up this eye shadow.

Clarins  Ombre

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French & Fabulous palette ($28.5) was a part of  a  holiday collection by Too Faced but it is still available at their website.  Since I didn’t find anything interesting for myself in their Spring 2010 collection I got this palette and I am very happy  that I did!

Here is what is written about it:

“Become beauty royalty and claim your throne with this majestic Collection of six eye shadows, highlighter and bronzer! This queen’s treasure of Too Faced’s most legendary shades will secure your crown and your place amongst the glamour monarchy!”

Tips and Tricks

1. Intensify your eye color by applying the deeper shades as liner, then smudge color under the eye.

2. Apply the paler shadow shades all over from lash to brow for use as a soft, eye-opening base.

3. Use Shadow Insurance Eye Primer before shadow application to lock in your lid look!

4. Use Pink Leopard Bronzer for a skin-perfecting, illuminated finish.

And this is how the palette looks like inside:

As you can see that there are 2 bronzers and 6 eye shadows. So here is my opinion about them all + swatches.

Bronzers

“Best-Selling Bronzers: Our two most coveted bronzers work with a variety of skin tones to illuminate and bronze.”

Pink Leopard Highlighting Bronzer

Sun Bunny Bronzer

I really love both bronzers, they are amazing! Although Too Faced has a set with 3 bronzers and a brush I wanted to get some of their shadows so this is why I got this set.  Now I understand why these 2 bronzers are bestsellers – they are perfect. The colours are amazing and look they great on the face.  Plus it’s easy to work with them. (sun bunny is darker and pink leopard is lighter)

Single Eyeshadows

Totally Toasted Brown & Totally Toasted Beige

These two are great colours for everyday use and will look nice on everyone.

Poodle Puff Raisin, Poodle Puff Pink, Ooh & Aah

All 3 shades contain

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