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Nothing says party time like a great smokey eye. Check out this video on jewel toned smokey eyes, perfect for New Year’s Eve….and beyond. You’re welcome and Happy New Year!

Products Used:

Stila Stay All Day Foundation in Bare 1

Miracle Skin Tranformer Concealer

Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

MAC Brow Duo in Brunette (from Stylish Brow collection)

Elizabeth Arden Single Eyeshadow in Shimmering Emerald

MAC Eyeshadow in Blu Noir

MAC Eyeshadow in Femme Noir

NARS Stylo in Black

YSL Shocking Faux Cils Mascara

MAC Blush in The Perfect Cheek

MAC Beauty Powder in Forever Marilyn

Youngblood Lipliner in Au Naturel

MAC Lipstick in Patisserie

Laura Mercier Lip Gloss in Bellini

Brushes Used:

MAC 239

MAC 224

MAC 266

MAC 129

Real Techniques Buffing Brush

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I can’t decide. Is Hourglass Flim Noir Lash Lacquer revolutionary or evolutionary?


Revolutionary: because it represents a development within the lash category that does not currently exist.

Evolutionary: because it’s radically new and showcases a dramatic change outside of what’s presently offered.

The groundbreaking lash product is unlike anything I have ever seen in the beauty space. The inky, glossy, pitch-black top coat for lashes exaggerates the lash line to mimic the look of faux lashes without the hassle of weighty lashes or irritating adhesive.

A product launch this (R)Evolutionary deserves your full attention. Today, July 15, Hourglass Film Noir Lash Lacquer ($28) launches exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com. With that said, I’ll stand aside — *stampede*

Want to to learn more about Hourglass Film Noir Lash Lacquer? Follow the brand on Twitter at @HourglassCsmtcs and #lashacquer



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Do you think you need professional makeup brushes to create beautiful eyes? Well think again. In this video, I demo how you can great beautiful sultry eyes with your fingers. Yep, no brushes required!

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P247362_heroI have fallen hard for Stila’s Holiday Smudge Pot Collection. The 5-piece set is a $95 value but Recessionista priced at 32 buckeroos. I’m so giddy over this collection that I had to do a video review. Check it out!


What it is:
A quartet of shimmering mini Smudge Pots and a mini Smudge Pot brush.

What it does:
This stunning set of Smudge Pots—the cult-favorite, gel-based shadow and liner in one—features four shimmering shades (two bestsellers and TWO exclusive new holiday hues!). The transfer- and smudge-resistant formula is easy to apply for lining, blending, and lash-thickening. The perfectly portable size and mini eye liner brush make them great for travel and on-the-go glam. You’ll be able to create countless subtle-y, shimmery eye looks for the holidays and every day!

This set contains:
– Black (intense black)
– Kitten (the eye-conic universally flattering shimmering nude champagne)
– Violet (bright shimmering ultraviolet)
– Starry Night (deep shimmering navy)

What else you need to know:
The formula is water resistant for all-day wear.

20918The initials LBD have taken on a whole new meaning for moi. Stila Smudge Pot in Little Black Dress is my current simple smokey eye crush du jour! This adorable little pot of black and purple sparkly lovin’ makes the world go ’round. I don’t know about you but I love effortless looks that make me the belle of the ball. I simply adore when everyone gushes over how gorg my eye makeup game is:

“cute eyeshadow”

“love the look, I could never pull that off””

And on the inside I’m thinking “if they only knew I pulled off this lil diddy in the time it takes to lace a shoe”.

Well today my lovelies, my Stila Little Black Dress Simple Smokey Eye secret is yours for the taking. You know I loves to share. No holding out here. No ma’am! OK, so it goes a lil something like this:

For super intense smokey eye with more black than purple, follow steps 1-4.

For a rockin’ smokey eye that’s more purple than black, simple omit my reference to black eyeliner in the steps below:

1: Base your lower lid and upper/lower waterline with a creamy super black eye liner. My choice is MAC Feline

2. Using a smudger brush (or your finger), smudge the base you just created

3. Using a synthetic brush (or your finger), apply Stila Little Black Dress all over the black eyeliner base on lower lid as well as across the lower lashline.

4. Using a soft crease brush, apply a neutral shadow or powder foundation into the crease. I use MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Dark

5. Apply mascara to upper/ lower lash line

6. Groom brows as you see fit. I opted to not do a brow highlight for this look…after all, its a “simple” smokey eye :)

So what do y’all think? Is this simple smokey eye super simple or what? Just add a nude glossy lip and you’re good to go!

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