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If you’ve caught even a snippet of this season’s Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo, you have probably noticed one of the fashion stylist’s mainstay accessory of late: navy blue eyeliner. For ‘brown-eyed girls’ like Zoe, navy eyeliner highlights and brightens the eye area, creating a subtle but striking contrast to the darker color of the iris. For individuals with lighter eyes, navy eyeliner can often make the subtle colors in your eye come to the forefront. Navy transitions well into the spring, providing a similar effect as black eyeliner without looking harsh and overdone. Take a cue from stylist and designer Zoe — shop the navy blue favorites below.  


There are many theories out there about the shelf life of makeup. Despite this we tend to keep our favorite products until they run out or until we lose them at a friend’s house, whichever comes first. But when it comes to mascara, it’s crucial to pay attention to how long after opening a tube of mascara it stays in your makeup bag to avoid product changes like clumping and drying, or in the worst case scenario, an eye infection. 

According to FDA regulations, cosmetics companies suggest that mascara should be replaced every three months as the eye is especially prone to irritation and infection. Not sure how you feel about this, but I choose to see it as the best news I’ve heard in awhile. There are literally millions of different types of mascara on the market, and following FDA regulations is a perfect excuse to discover your new favorite mascara. My top picks for your new mascara:

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Standing in an impossibly long line at Sephora, you aimlessly pick up the strategically placed items that line the shelves. A red label with the words “cleansing spa water” catches your eye. It sounds fancy. You don’t believe it will really work though. Before you can question why anyone would pay $13 for a travel size container of water, you’ve added it to your purchase at check out. That night, after arguing with yourself on the couch over the fact that no matter how tired you are you still need to remove your makeup, you begrudgingly head to the bathroom and squeeze this ‘cleansing water’ onto a cotton pad. It immediately removes your mascara, your eyeliner, and your doubts. Your skin doesn’t feel oily or dry. You’re immediately hooked. You’re welcome. 



This article was inspired by Koh Gen Do’s cleansing spa water, but two affordable alternatives are also pictured.  

Photo credit: starlights_ / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA

 

greensmokey.jpgTo create a bold look that is soft and bright enough for daytime festivities — ahem, St. Patrick’s Day, I’m looking at you — Jenine Pizza, the global makeup artist for boutique beauty brand Beauty Addicts, shared these three easy steps to create a surprisingly fresh and subtle green smokey eye:

1. Layer your bottom lid generously with a deep, rich green eyeshadow. 

2. Blend a lighter green, like Beauty Addict’s Creme de Mint, an aqua color with undertones of gold and pewter, into your crease.

3. Place a golden shadow on the inside corner of your eye and under your brows to extend your brows and lighten the face.

 

beautyaddictshadows.JPGBeauty Addicts’ Emerald City Shadow, $15.50

Beauty Addicts’ Creme de Mint, $15.50

Beauty Addicts’ Eye Candy, $15.50

Photo of Delta Goodrem by Matt Roberts/Getty Images.

 

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From a distance, the subtle, shimmery eye, perfected with a pop of pink on the lips seen at Dior’s Autumn-Winter 2013 RTW Collection at Paris Fashion Week is playful and sweet. A closer view shows the real silver lining — a dramatic cat eye with a twist. Silver eyeliner starts from the inner corner of the upper eyelid as a compliment to the more traditional cat eye technique used to line the outer eye corner and lower lid. Creating a bold eye with a subtle, metallic shade may be spring’s new go-to beauty trick. Because who doesn’t want to get a little fancy every once in awhile? Recreate the look at home with these top metallic eyeliners.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes                    Jane Iredale Liquid Eyeliner                                               L’oreal HiP Studio Secrets

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