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While we generally, wholeheartedly embrace bursts of color during the playful spring and summer months, I challenge you to give your fall routine a little shake up-wake up and introduce faint streaks of color NOW!without flash/ with flash

Here I am sporting a flash of NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Abbey Road on my upper lash line and MILANI Blue My Mind haphazardly smudged on the bottom. It’s a very subtle introduction of color….and a great way to accent your eyes without loads of color on the lid – which sometimes requires more artful blending than this busy beauty maven has time to implement.

So for a quick and easy flash of color, try this!

Fear not color this fall.

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ThisThatBeauty Contributor Jennifer L. sheds her good girl image and takes a walk on the wild side. Read on for Jen’s review of Urban Decay “The Dangerous Palette” …and follow her beauty babble via @plushpinkallure.


Warning! Put up the caution tape. Urban Decay’s “The Dangerous Palette” is just that – dangerous!

It contains the necessary components to evoke one’s inner bad girl. The sleek, black and gold compact includes Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide on eye pencil in “Rockstar”, eye shadow primer potion, and six alluring colors that will melt your “girl next door” image. The cult following primer potion helps shadow to glide over lids effortlessly, while filling in creases and fine lines. Most importantly, the primer holds shadow in place, keeping the color strong and vibrant all day long.

A palette of smoky gray, dark as night black, electric teal, velvety green, rich cream, and sultry purple unleash a power house of seduction and mystery. Complete the look with the ultra easy glide-on eye pencil, which not only has lasting ability, but also contains a moisturizing bonus –  Jojoba seed oil. Give your “good girl” persona the night off… and let your alter ego emerge.

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The bloggers are coming, the bloggers are coming. MAC’s Bloggers’ Obsessions collection has landed and here’s your first look at the goods. I was able to get my brightly manicured fingertips on “Hocus Pocus”, and well, big surprise — I have an opinion. Watch:

Complete collection rundown:

Hocus Pocus Dark sooty grey with silver pearl (Satin) (The Makeup Girl)

Jealousy Wakes Seething emerald green with teal and gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Temptalia)

Parisian Skies Muted grey-blue (Satin) (Lipstick Powder N Paint)

Sparkle, Neely, Sparkle! Deep rusty brown with champagne-colored sparkle (Velvet) (Beauty Blogging Junkie)

All of My Purple Life Deep purple/grape with subtle sparkle (Afrobella)

Caqui Persimmon orange (Beauty Maverick)

Evolution Revolution Warm peachy pink with subtle purple, green, blue micro glitter (Makeup and Beauty Blog)

Nitro:licious 2046 Intense shiny red (Nitrolicious)

Sonoran Rain Deep coral-red with gold and silver pearl (The Shades of U)

Available now, online only, U.S. and Canada www.maccosmetics.com


Photo: TheMakeupGirl.net

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From simple to sultry to playful, COVERGIRL painted plenty of pretty faces at last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, and here’s your rundown of products to get the look:

Julia Stiles by Celebrity Makeup Artist Jake Bailey

I was really inspired by her gorgeous flowing dress so we wanted the beauty look to work with the effortless, “rich hippie” look.
I wanted her skin to be flawless, but dewy so I used COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation, buffing it on to the skin with a flat-topped brush. I love this foundation because it gives great coverage, but still looks like skin. I brushed a bronzer with a hint of shimmer on her cheeks and along the hairline for a natural glow and finished her skin with a shimmery coral blush on the apples of her cheeks.
We wanted to create a dramatic smoky eye so I first lined the inner rim and lashline with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast in Black Fire and then smudged it upwards. I used COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast in Purple Plume along the lid and up towards the brow bone. The Aubergine shade complimented the color of the dress and works really well on brown eyes. I finished her eyes with dramatic lashes using false lashes and then applying COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion.

I finished her beauty look with a nude lip to emphasize the eyes. I lined the lips with COVERGIRL Lip Perfection in Smoky and then filled in the lips with COVERGIRL Lip Perfection in Delish.

Christina Hendricks by Celebrity Makeup Artist Vanessa Scali

Christina was inspired by Brigitte Bardot’s black smoky eyes and nude face. So, we went in this direction but softened the look for the red carpet by using a creamy, shimmery shadow in gunmetal.  This gives the eye shadow a transparent quality that makes the look very strong but also very modern. I am always sparing with foundation but especially with Christina’s nearly flawless skin.  I used NatureLuxe Silk Foundation in Alabaster, which was perfect for fresh, lightweight coverage.  For a hint of color, I used Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Plush Peach on the apples of the cheeks, looking polished and fresh. For Christina’s timeless smoky eye, I used Smoky ShadowBlast in Onyx Smoke on the lid from just above the crease down to the lash line.  I swept out past the natural lash line at the outer corners of the eye to exaggerate the eye size and add a touch of red carpet drama. Also, to define the lash line, I used LiquiLine Blast Eyeliner in Black Fire.  This pencil defines the eye by leaving intense color at the lash line but is very blendable for a soft look at the edges.  Never leave home without lush and lengthy lashes, I used LashBlast Fusion Mascara in Very Black to create just that. Strong eyes look great paired with clean, uncomplicated skin.  Keep it fresh by powdering in the T-zone only, using Clean Pressed Powder, Sensitive Skin in Ivory. Finally, to complement the smoky eye, I wanted to use brown undertones, so I chose Lip Perfection Lipstick in Kiss, perfect for red carpet glam!

Julie Bowen by Celebrity Makeup artist Heather Currie

Julie’s outfit was everything tonight! We wanted to create a beauty look that reflected its classic and elegant, yet sexy style. We decided to go with a flush cheek and a sheer color on the lips, something modern and beautiful but not overpowering.
We wanted her skin to be luminous and glowing so I used COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation for a luxurious flawless finish. Then, I used COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Lush Berry for just a hint of bright, bold color that provided that flushed look we were going for.
For her eyes, I used COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast in Brown Blaze, which I smudged along the lash line before applying eyeshadow for a more striking look. I finished off the eyes with COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion in Black.

For her lips, we didn’t want anything too heavy, just sheer color with a glossy touch, so COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in Peony was perfect. To bring out more of that sheer color for her red carpet moment, I lined the lips with COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lip Liner in Radiant.

Kyra Sedgwick by Celebrity Makeup Artist Robin Siegel

Inspired by Kyra’s vintage Thierry Mugler dress, Robin created a sexy smoky eye with soft rose lips and radiant skin.  This look perfectly complemented her Cartier earrings, bracelet watch and Chris McMillan’s hairstyle of rock-n-roll waves.

On Kyra’s eyes, Robin applied Chanel Regard Perle Eyeshadow across the lids, and then used COVERGIRL LiquilineBlast in Silver Spark across the lash line, which gave her a smoky, liquid liner look. For the lashes, Robin created a full fan of long lashes with COVERGIRL LashBlast Length Mascara in Black.

On the skin, Robin created a radiant, flawless look with COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Foundation. Then, added a rosy glow with COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Lush Berry and set the look with Chanel Rose Merveille Powder.

To complement the sexy eyes and rocking curls, Robin created a glossy, polished lip with COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in Sandstone.

Amber Riley by Celebrity Makeup Artist Mylah Morales

Inspired by Amber’s super chic hair and gorgeous Anne Barge dress, Mylah created a bold look focused on Amber’s fuchsia lips.

To start, Mylah focused on proper skin care by prepping the skin with Black Up primer for a look that lasts all evening. On the skin, Mylah created a coral glow, first with COVERGIRL Queen Collection Compact Foundation and building a natural flush with a coral blush and COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer. Mylah kept Amber’s eyes natural but defined with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast in Black Fire and LashBLast Volume Mascara. A neutral shadow palette created depth and definition. The look was completed with a stand-out lip. Mylah used COVERGIRL Lip Perfection in Embrace, which Amber brought with her to the awards.

New York Color (NYC) aims to take the guesswork out of flawless makeup application. Products like IndividualEyes shadow palettes are designed for specific eye colors and include a primer, illuminator and four expertly coordinated colors to intensify eye color. There are three shades available, Union Square for brown eyes, Bryant Park for blue eyes and Central Park for green eyes.

On a recent outing I decided to wear Union Square 9the palette for brown eyes). As I picked up the palette for my brown eyes, I remembered Miss ThisThatBeauty herself, Felicia, telling me that  NYC Moody Blue waterproof eyeliner pencil also works well for brown eyes, so, I decided to throw it in the mix.  I finished up the eye look with Maximum Boost Volumizing Mascara . The hardest part of the whole process was figuring out a way to get a good close up shot of my eye.  The complete look is shown below.

The pigment in IndividualEyes shadow is good, though not the creamiest powder shadow that I have used.  The primer does make the shadow more true to the color seen in the palette, so, I suggest you use it.  Shadows contain vitamin A & E and green tea extract to help nourish the delicate eye area.

The Moody Blue waterproof pencil will definitely be used again because it glides on effortlessly and the color is very vibrant. There are seven shades of waterproof eye pencils, I’m looking forward to trying the teal. The mascara did add a bit of volume to my lashes but didn’t experience the “maximum boost” as advertised. The Mascara is available in Black and Blackest Black and contains Pro-Vitamin B5, which is said to moisturize the lashes.

IndividualEyes is retail priced at $4.99. The waterproof eyeliners and Maximum Boost Volumizing Mascara retail for $3.99 each.

New York Color has a full line of cosmetics for face, eyes and lips.  They also have nail polishes and a line of beauty tools that include sponges, applicators and makeup brushes.  To learn more about the brand, their products and to get tips from their resident makeup artist, please visit New York Color website.


This post is written by ThisThatBeauty Contributor, Christene Carr. For more: @ChristeneCarr on twitter and  www.christenecarr.com.

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