Archive of ‘Eye Shadow’ category

No More Racoon Eyes, Thanks To Shadow Shields

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one…

Apply loose powder underneath your eye so that when you apply your eye shadow, the loose powder will catch any shadow that falls.

Eye shadow falling where it doesn’t belong is annoying. Yes. But does anyone actually do this? Besides professional makeup artists, I mean. It seems kinda messy. Well, if any of you have been wasting your precious loose powder following this old-school rule – it is my pleasure to introduce you to Shadow Shields.

shadow shields No More Racoon Eyes, Thanks To Shadow ShieldsThese half -moon shaped adhesives are placed under the eye before applying eye makeup. Any excess product that falls is caught by the shields, leaving you with clean, raccoon-free eyes… every time!

A box of Shadow Shields includes 50 adhesives and costs $16.95.

And there you have it, ladies. A new school solution to an age-old problem. I’m definitely going to try these with my Urban Decay Loose Pigments.

Brights Done Right

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The brightly colored eyes that are on-trend right now are so hot! But it seems like such a daunting task to replicate the look for real life, right? Not so, say the experts at Shu Uemura.

tricolorpencil Brights Done RightThe Rebirth Collection Tri-Color Eye Pencil is a stacked eye crayon, made up of three coordinating shades. It has a soft, creamy texture that glides across skin, without tugging. Use as a liner, or blend on the entire eyelid as an eyeshadow.

The limited-edition pencils come in shades Aqua Flow (cool tones of green and blue) and Energy Flow (warm tones of yellow and peach).

Check out my Aqua Flow swatches.
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Available at ShuUemura.com, Sephora.com and NeimanMarcus.com.

Stila Gets Catty: New Ways To Wear Kitten!

Stila has come up with two new ways to wear their cult fave shadow, Kitten.

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Silk Eye Shadow Wash is a portable water-based, liquid-to-powder shadow. The universally flattering pink champagne shade is pretty on the lid, and on the brow bone or inside corners of the eyes as a highlighter.

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Stila’s new Silk Shimmer Gloss delivers the award-winning golden pink shine to the lips. Enriched with silk proteins and vitamins, this gloss is destined to become a classic in its own right.

Plus, get free shipping on any order that includes a new summer item. Use promo code SUMMER at checkout.

Bobbi Brown’s Nude Lip & Eye Palette Is Pure Genius

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I love me a makeup palette. I’m constantly on the go, and chaos has always been one of my strong suits. I could spend five minutes digging in my cavernous purse for a lipgloss that I know is in there somewhere, but I still can’t manage to find. So finding a sleek palette that contains high quality, versatile colors is a godsend. One that I’m just wild about is Bobbi Brown’s Nude Lip & Eye Palette.

E4W8 l Bobbi Browns Nude Lip & Eye Palette Is Pure GeniusThis two-tiered, mirrored kit features all-new shimmer and matte shadows, four nude Lip Colors, and two mini brushes: a mini dual-ended Eye Shadow/Eyeliner Brush and Lip Brush with a protective cap. As you can see on Bobbi’s models (above), the palette contains universally flattering hues. The shadows are beautiful on their own, but even more fabulous when blended together.

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This photo of my haphazard handiwork proves that the shades are equally gorgeous on a non-model like me. All I did was mix them together and swipe over my entire lid. So easy, a cavewoman can do it!

“The Nude Collection was inspired by color I see naturally in women’s faces,” says Bobbi. “Nude makeup is pure genius because it’s easy to apply and it enhances the natural tones of your skin. It’s the perfect choice for anyone who loves a naturally sexy look.”

Click here for a video of Bobbi creating her nude looks.

The Nude Lip & Eye Palette is already sold out online – yeah, that’s how genius it is. So visit your nearest Bobbi Brown counter to see if it’s in stock.

Urban Decay Loose Pigments: Thrills And Spills

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I am an Urban Decay groupie. So I really wanted to love their new Loose Pigments. I expected to fall head over heels for these intense, silky soft shadows. But while I am fond of the Urban Decay’s newest offering, I can’t say I’m in love.

I give these pigments major props because the hues are incredibly beautiful. Every shade is a superstar. Believe it or not, the formula is actually mineral makeup, made from pearlized powders – and no dyes or synthetic pigments are used.

P204729 hero Urban Decay Loose Pigments: Thrills And SpillsBut the problem with the product lies in the packaging. Urban Decay created a spill-proof tube, cap with an ergonomic flared handle, and built-in brush to minimize mess…except it’s still kinda cumbersome. The brush picks up a wee too much product, and spills excess pigment when you remove it from the tube. So you end up with hands and fingers sprinkled with shadow before you’ve even lifted the brush to you eyelid.

If you’re thinking about purchasing the Loose Pigments, I would recommend visiting Sephora and playing around with testers. Try before you buy, so to speak.

Bottom line, if these were Pressed Pigments instead of Loose, I’d own one in every color.

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Left to right: Smog (medium brown ), Asphyxia (bright pink w/ purple shift), Goddess (midnight blue w/ electric blue microglitter), and Goddess (midnight blue w/ electric blue microglitter).

Here Comes The Bridal Kit – New From Bobbi Brown

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Every year an average of 2.4 million weddings are performed in the United States. And June is the most popular month for marriages – accounting for 10.8% of weddings.

March may seem somewhat early to start thinking about wedding season. But, trust me – many June brides are already at their wits’ end, trying to decide on a makeup look that will be immortalized in their wedding photos and videos.

Last year at this time, I was preparing for my own nuptials – so I remember what an exciting, yet physically/mentally/emotionally taxing time it can be; I clearly recall agonizing over the makeup I would wear on my wedding day.

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This Spring, Bobbi Brown, the bridal beauty authority, has done the hard work and assembled her wedding day must-haves in a new Bridal Kit. Exclusively designed with brides and their bridal parties in mind, the Bridal Kit contains special occasion essentials that flatter all complexions. The sleek white case includes: Ivory Eye Shadow, Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, Black No Smudge Mascara, Pink Sugar Shimmer Lip Gloss and a Short Handle Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush.

daneen Here Comes The Bridal Kit   New From Bobbi BrownWith the exception of the eye shadow, I own all of these products – and would highly recommend them to future brides. I’m speaking from experience, as I used a few Bobbi Brown products on my wedding day. Plus, if you were to purchase these products separately, it would cost you more than $100 (not including the cosmetic case) – but the Bridal Kit only costs $75.

Click here for a video of Bobbi’s Tips and How-To’s for Brides.

Starlet Cosmetics Winner

theatrical palette Starlet Cosmetics WinnerHi, beauties. It’s that time again – time to reveal the winner of our weekly contest.

As you know, I have only one Starlet Cosmetics Theatrical Palette to give away. The kit contains 15 covetable colors, and retails for $50 at starletcosmetics.com.

And the winner is…Natalie Payton. Congratulations, Natalie!!!

For those of you who still like to try Starlet Cosmetics – add them as a friend on Facebook (just reference ‘Spoiled Pretty’ in the message) and get a code for 20% off your next purchase! This is an exclusive deal – only for Spoiled Pretty readers.

And stay tuned for the anouncement of Spoiled Pretty’s next contest. Here’s a hint: the prize won’t cost a thing.

Until then, I know you’ll be waiting for tonight…Oh!

Lady Gray

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Ebony and ivory
Mixed together in perfect harmony
Side by side on my eyelids, fingers, toenails
Why don’t we?

I’m not going to say anything silly like “such and such is the new black”…because, really, we hear enough of that nonsense every season. There are so many makeup trends right now that even a beauty buff, like me, can’t keep up. But I will tell you that one craze I’m digging is the color gray.

Unlike brown or beige, this basic is anything but boring. It’s neutral, with an edge – yet very versatile. Which cloudy colors am I crushing on?

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Essie’s Great Expectations (from the Spring 2008 ‘In The Mood’ color collection) is the lightest, softest, sheerest gray with a subtle hint of glimmer. It goes on creamy and lasts for-evah.

MAC Eye Shadow in Alum is a mid-tone blue grey with soft blue pearl (Satin). A few weeks ago, while browsing at Bloomingdale’s, I was eyeing up this shade for about 10 minutes – when a MAC makeup artist offered to dust some on my lids. A few minutes later, I had the sexiest (but somehow effortless-looking) smoky eye!

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