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Everybody’s favorite legally blonde actress is now a brunette, again. Reese Witherspoon has been a brunette before, namely for her Oscar-winning role in Walk the Line. This new brunette hue is also apparently also for a movie, The Good Lie, Us Weekly reports. So while the color might not have been entirely her own idea, it is still a departure from the glowing blonde locks she’s known for. Personally, I’m a fan of celebs changing up their looks from time to time, so Reese’s hair is a welcome change. What do you think? Should Reese stick to blonde or is the brunette shade a nice change? 
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Achieving a healthy glow is a lot harder than Rosario Dawson makes it look. Sure, you should drink lots of water, eat healthy, make sure you maintain a regular skin care routine, and get plenty of sleep. But let’s be real for a second here — as much as this is the golden standard we all strive for, who has time for all that? While working towards a healthier lifestyle that will reflect through perfect skin, I’ve been cheating. I’ve tried, tested and found these five beauty products offer the best glow with minimal excess shimmer particles. For good measure, don’t forget to drink a glass of water while you get your glow on.  

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Blake Lively, and scores of other women, know that nothing says sun goddess more than gilded glamour on your lids. The more shades you have, the more depth you can create to this look, but really you just need a light, almost yellow, gold shimmery shadow (or highlighting powder) and a warmer, almost brown, gold shadow (preferably in a cream formula). Start with the darker, warmer shadow and apply that to the base of the eye lid, stopping right at the crease — I adore Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Rose Gold ($24 at sephora.com) for this effect. Then use the lighter, cooler shadow and apply that at the crease of the lid and blend it in with the lower lid — bareMinerals Eyecolor in Queen Phyllis ($14 at sephora.com) does the trick nicely. Lastly use an eyeliner brush to apply the lighter shadow right at the corner of the eye and along the lower lash line, creating a glowing rim around your eyes. If you feel the need you can finish this look off with a thin black line of eyeliner or, my favorite, just some mascara.

Also, if you like to have some variance in your shades, consider using something like Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick Compact ($42 at sephora.com) it features varying shades of perfectly shimmery shadows. It might be known as a cheek bronzer, but your eyes will glow and shine under its effects, too!
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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.  

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