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September 2010 Archives

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Tweezerman’s tweezers have always been our favorite and most coveted tool for our eyebrows. With the perfect slant, file and tension, they pluck every stray hair with little effort. 

Now, funky and edgy designer Betsey Johnson has released her own take on the heralded tweezers. The plucky (pun intended) collection has three designs in Betsey’s staple pink and black - skulls, Marilyn Monroe and roses. Our favorite is definitely the Marilyn look, which we find sleek and retro chic. 

Regardless of which piece of the collection best suits your style, your brows will have never looked so good. $25, Sephora.com

It’s Friday and we STILL aren’t over the gorgeous looks from Sunday’s Emmys!

Here are a few looks that we can’t get out of our heads:

Keri Russell_hair.jpgKeri Russel kept it flirty with icy lavender eyeshadow, rosy cheeks, and pinkish nude lips…complemented by her wavy side updo. Perfect for the warm weather on Emmy day…or a summer date night!

SofiaVergara_325.jpgSofia Vergera, who is always sultry, did not disappoint with cascading waves, smoky eyes, and shades of peach to make her tan pop. Muy Caliente!

LeaMichele-325.jpgLea Michele intensified her 70’s inspired flowing hair by adding winged liner and nude lips reminiscent of the time period, proving you can look natural and glam at the same time. (Is it just us or does she remind you of Jen Garner here?)

ClaireDanes_325.jpgClaire Danes made her blue eyes pop by rimming them with plum shadow and adding lots of lash. Rosy shades on cheeks and lips complimented her blonde hair and tawny skin.

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January Jones kept her face fresh with just a hint of icy white on the eyes to make them pop, but added extensions to the front of her hair for a beachy, a-line bob.

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If there is an eyeshadow shade that is universally pretty on every skin tone and with every hair color, it’s purple. Any variety of it - lavender, plum, violet - is the perfect accent for a feminine dress or night look. Pop stars Demi Lovato and Katy Perry are just a small sampling of the starlets that rock purple hues. Whether you are barely daring enough to supplement a shadow for your eyeliner, or bold enough to don a full lid, you really can’t go wrong with this violet pigment. Check out some of our favorites below.

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The Eurydice duo eyeshadow palette from NARS is by far one of our favorite purple shadows. It has just the right amount of intensity, and goes on very evenly. It’s also great when used wet as a liner, and seems more resistant to caking than lower-end shadows. $32, Sephora.com

We loved the versatility of the Kat Von D True Romance eye palette, especially the range of plum to almost lavender hues that makes for the perfect purple smokey eye. But it’s also good for everyday use with the earthy, neutral colors like the brown and gold. $24, Sephora.com

If there is an eyeshadow that has the perfect amount of shimmer, iridescence and pigment, its Dior’s 5-colour in Extase Pinks. With a range in color that can take any chic lady from day to night, the shadows are velvety soft. Though it’s definitely on the pricier side, it lasts and lasts…and lasts (we’ve had a Dior palette for over 5 years now and it’s still going strong.) $58, Sephora.com

Since Illamasqua’s release stateside a little over a year ago, we’ve been a smidge obsessed with their pure pigments and wide range of intense colors. Their powder eye shadow in Fatal is great when worn alone, as a shadow, or paired with shimmery whites and pinks for a dimensional eye. It starts pretty sheer, but can be quickly built up into a deep, vibrant purple. $20, Sephora.com

aqualin.jpgTarte EmphasEYES™ Aqua-Gel Eyeliner captures the high-pigment concentration and staying power of a gel pot in an effortless pencil, without the need for a brush. The formula suspends rich mineral pigments in a 50% water concentration by a process of hydrous pigmentation, in which cooling and refreshing pure water absorbs into the skin to hydrate and replenish the delicate eye area, leaving behind an intense, long-wearing, and pigment-rich color.

EmphasEYES™ ingredients include:

- Pure water that suspends mineral pigments while delivering and retaining moisture to replenish and hydrate skin,-
- Aloe leaf extract known for its soothing, healing, and antiseptic properties, which maintain moisture balance in the skin,
- Vitamin E, which acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient and fights free radical damage,
- Cucumber extract, which is rich in vitamins A &C and helps soothe skin, and
- Mineral pigments, which have been known to soothe and soften the skin.

The best part is that due to the unique nature of this formula, you don’t need to over advance the tip, so it lasts a while, so long as you remember to always securely replace the cap to prevent dry out.

You only need a little for intense color payoff, and it seriously doesn’t move. We even wore it to the gym to test, and while the rest of our face was dewy, the liner DID NOT BUDGE, even from the waterline.

Available in 8 shades for $18, at Sephora.

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