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cgsmokyshadowblast.jpgSilky smooth and easy to apply, CoverGirl’s new Smoky Shadow Blast Eyeshadow makes creating the perfect smoky eye easy for those of us who aren’t professional makeup artists. With each tube containing two cream shadows of complimenting colors, we’re no longer bound to just the usual brown or black shades. Our tip if you have oily eyelids: Use a good shadow base or sheer powder eyeshadow to ensure these stay locked on for hours. Available in 6 shades. $8.49, drugstore.com

natalie-portman2.jpgNatalie Portman is a true fan of the smokey eye, and she always wears it well. At the premiere of her latest film, Brothers, Natalie was exquisite as usual— her makeup was flawless! We can’t help but admire her eye makeup, since this is the time of year we find ourselves rockin’ different variations of the classic look.

To create a similar look at home, we suggest you try Maybelline’s new Stylish Smokes eyeshadow quad in Natural Smokes. This quad along with the other 3 in the collection has every shadow you’ll need to give your peepers the perfect smokey eye. Add some eyeliner and your favorite mascara and you’re set to hit the town looking bold and beautiful.

Maybelline Stylish Smokes, $5.49 each, drugstore.com
bca_eyes_and_cheeks.jpgOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCA), and while we know support efforts, fundraisers and research are done throughout the entire year, we can’t help but love all of the fabulous pink products that are created and released each October. There are so many, in fact, we have to break it down into categories and only share our absolute faves. Check out these products to keep your eyes bright and your cheeks blushing.

 


Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color in Peony

Know for its silky texture and smooth application, Sheseido eyeshadows offer an incredible finish that lasts for hours. This special color is rich and pure, and supports a great cause. During the month of October, Shiseido will donate $5 to CEW’s Cancer and Careers for every Luminizing Satin Eye Color in Peony sold. $25, beauty.com

 

 

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Sonia Kashuk BCRF ‘Curl for a Cause’ Eyelash Curler

Who wouldn’t love a pink eyelash curler? We love this one not only for its fabulous color (not to mention the adorable floral case it comes with), but because we know that purchasing it 15% of the purchase price will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $9.99, target.com

 

 

prescriptives_bca__eyes&cheek_palette.jpgPrescriptives Pink Ribbon Palette for Cheeks and Eyes

With this special, limited-edition all-in-one makeup palette, you can show your support. This palette includes four gorgeous eye colors and two cheek colors that can be used to highlight, define or contour for a look that’s customized to you. Packaged in a limited-edition pink compact. Perscriptives will donate $20,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation during the annual October Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. A $100 value, $48.50, nordstrom.com

 

 

BeautyBCA_RamyMelon.jpgRamy Beauty Melon Rouge Juicy Cheeks

Celebrity makeup artist and cancer-survivor Ramy Gafni is well known for his brow-shaping skills, but this year 20% of the sales of his ‘Melon Rouge’ Juicy Cheeks— a bright pink hue that gives skin just the right amount of “flush”— will go directly to CancerCare, a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. $24, ramy.com

Beyonce_Billboard_Awards.jpgBeyonce was honored last week as ‘Woman of the Year’ at Billboard’s Women in Music awards. We were in awe of her glowing skin and overall makeup look, but it was her stand-out eyeshadow that we loved most. Makeup artist Jackie Gomez explains: “I loved the color of her dress so much so I wanted to mirror the effect that it had against her skin- the Cleo Duo Eyeshadow was perfect.”

We think so, too.

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Nars Cleo Duo Eyeshadow, $32, sephora.com

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