I was logging out of my hotmail account the other day, when this picture caught my eye. I simply had to find out more.
The photo accompanied this MSN article, that declares jeweled eyelids as in for fall. My question is: Did jeweled eyelids ever go out with the seasons? I think some beauty looks are permanently in. Few looks are prettier on chocolate and mahogany colored bellas than bright eyelids with a glossy lip in a subtle complimentary color. Weâ€™re particularly lucky because just about any color works with their skin. Weâ€™re able to play with colors that our lighter-skinned amigas simply canâ€™t, like bright yellow, orange, and chartreuse. Bright colors on dark skin look gorgeous and resplendent. Check out my girl Toccarra over here, and Britainâ€™s Next Top Model contestant Sarah.
Love it. They always do awesome, bright makeup on the ANTM girls at some point every season.
Eye shadow is one cosmetic that Iâ€™m always willing to spend a little extra on, just because so often the pigments in drugstore brand shadows donâ€™t pop the way the pricey stuff does.
Take a gander at these deliciously bright Urban Decay Deluxe Eye shadows. Iâ€™d love to own them all, but at $17 a pop, I canâ€™t afford it. If I had to choose one, I would spring for Sting, the hot pink shade. I say that because I recently watched Alicia Keysâ€™ Unplugged, and homegirl was looking fierce with her fuchsia shadow.
I own several pairs of their shoes, but Iâ€™ve never tried Sugar cosmetics before. However, their Sugar Eyes Glitter Palette looks super cute. I bought individual vials of purple, bright yellow, green, and blue glitter from Sallyâ€™s, and trust me when I say that less is more when applying this stuff. First I trace my upper lid at the lash line with black eyeliner, and I go over that with a thin line of glitter when Iâ€™m in a particularly festive mood. Sometimes I use the glitter line as an accent, after sweeping a bright color over my whole lid. Itâ€™s a striking and surprisingly easy look that works great at the club, or perhaps for some of those crazy holiday parties.
Bellas with steady hands can cop the look with Too Faced Starry-Eyed Liquid Liner. My klutzy ass will stick to the powders and crayons, thankyouverymuch.
For those of you who are afraid of blending colors, the good folks over at Bare Escentuals have made it easy with their Meet The Greens wearable eye kit. These combined pallets also come in plum and colors inspired by wine, both worth checking out for inspiration. But to be honest, at $32 Iâ€™m not so sure I would buy this. I know, I know, theyâ€™re minerals. I canâ€™t justify that to my husband when he erupts over the bill. And so, Iâ€™ll be buying the Lâ€™Oreal HIP Bright Shadow Duos in Showy and Flamboyant. At $6.99 a pop, I can afford to get dos duos without jeopardizing the trip-to-Europe fund.