It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Essentials Shadow Palette: Review, Swatches and Quick Look Tutorial

So, I’m not usually a matte eye shadow girl. I always think it is just kind of… boring. I want a little shimmer. Not a lot, but a little. Something to catch a little light. I usually use some satin and shimmer shadow in every eye look. And then I read on someone’s blog (or maybe it was a YouTube video? I think that was more likely) that some makeup artist claimed any shimmer on…

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My Basic Eye Makeup: An Easy to Follow Tutorial

Every so often I get requests to update my “basic” posts, like showing how I do my eye shadow each day. So, by request (over email, on Facebook and in person from friends), today I’ll show you how I do my eye makeup on days that I don’t have much time! I use the same basic technique, though I might grab a different palette to add a little variation. But, as I show it here,…

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Become an Eye Shadow Pro: Great Tips from a Beauty Editor

IMAXtreeAmy Marturana has written for Huffington Post, and Prevention Magazine. She’s currently a writer and managing editor at You Beauty. I was able to ask her about her favorite beauty products and tips, she previously spilled the beans on her favorite mascaras and mascara tips! How do you usually prep lids for shadow? I swear by Urban Decay Primer Potion. Apply it to clean eyelids before eyeshadow, and your eyeshadow will last all day long.…

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Urban Decay Smoky Palette Swatch and Review

I Bought It Affiliate Links Urban Decay released their Smoky Palette earlier this summer and the blogosphere went nuts. I bought the palette on the first day it was available, basically stalking the Urban Decay website until it appeared! And once it came… I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. The colors are beautiful. As usual, Urban Decay has created shadows that are well pigmented, blend well and last all day, particularly when…

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Top 10 Tuesday: My Favorite Neutral Eye Shadow Palettes

I love a good eye shadow palette, and if the shadows are neutral, then I love it even more! Here’s a peek at the neutral shadow palettes that I’m obsessing over right now. And really, is it any surprise that the first 3 are from Bobbi Brown, given my recent obsession? I didn’t think so! 1. Bobbi Brown Greige Eye Palette: The newest one from Bobbi, this really is full of the perfect taupey-grey beige…

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