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I have long been enamored with nude makeup shades, especially for the eyes and the lips. The classic look of a neutral eye works for every eye color as well as hair color and is universally flattering. From deep to tawny, neutrals are trending right now – although for some of us, they always are.
So if you’re a shimmery blue or purple lover who likes to pile on jewel tones and layers of dark kohl liner, prepare to be converted. This season’s new palettes are just the ticket to make you change your evil ways.
Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude ($65) -- Leave it to Bobbi Brown to redefine nude. The ultimate eye set gives you the power to create looks for every occasion. With 12 mix-and-match shades of matte, metallic and sparkle from golden to deep, it's practically goof-proof.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eye Shadow 226 Tisse Rivoli ($61) -- Creamy soft taupe to chocolate shades in this classic palette of 4 tones will make this a perennial favorite.
Dior 5-Color Eye Shadow Incognito 030 ($60) -- Dior's beloved 5 color palette is reinvented with this pale beige, taupe, peachy combo that looks beautiful on blondes. If you want something more dramatic, go for Earth Reflection 609 with bronzy browns and golden undertones.
Becca Ombre Nudes Eye Palette ($40) -- 5 wearable neutral matte tones from latte to espresso without a throwaway in the bunch - you'll reach for this day after day.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 3 Plush Shadow in the Ingenue 102 ($39) -- A neat set of 3 creamy light nudes in slightly shimmery shades. Choose The Innocent 116 for a more dramatic neutral look if you prefer. Perfectly sized shadows add depth to your makeup with no waste.
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Another fabulous lip creation from Poppy King, you’re going to love the perfect Hollywood glamour of Lipstick Queen Silver Screen. The sexy silver case is very Art Deco and reminiscent of a cigarette case that Marlene Dietrich might have pulled out of her evening bag for a smoke.
There are 7 shades from purply Deep Wine to a gorgeous nude called You Kid at $50 each. If you know anything about the infamous Aussie Poppy, she is not shy and goes for the bold. Each lipstick contains a dose of peppermint oil and Pomegranate Sterols. Along with antioxidants, vitamins A and E, beeswax and lip loving plant oils, the formula is meant to keep lips soft and moisturized even through the cold winter days ahead of us.
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Make Up For Ever turned 30! Originally only for beauty professionals, it’s become a cult-favorite for makeup artists and consumers alike. To celebrate this milestone anniversary, Make Up For Ever is launching a new limited edition exclusive eye shadow palette, a new eye shadow range and new eye liners.
Make Up For Ever has put together a limited edition 30 Years 30 Colors 30 Artists Palette ($250) featuring 30 curated Artist Shadows chosen from the ”best in the business” makeup artists in beauty & fashion, celebrity, film, television and theater. Their favorite colors are organized in 3 sets of 10: smoky shades, brights and neutrals. ”We saw this campaign as a way for us to thank the pro community for making the brand what it is today, and we hoped it would encourage the everyday woman to reveal her inner artist,” says Simone Ciafardini, Make Up For Ever Vice President of Education & Artistry. Available September 2, 2014 on Sephora.com and in MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques.
Also starting in September, for 30 days you’ll be privy to the personal stories from these top makeup artists via daily videos that will be highlighted on the brand’s social pages.
Make Up For Ever Creative & Artistic Director Dany Sanz worked for 3 years to to create a breakthrough formula with super-saturated color and easy blendability. The Artist Shadow ($21/single, $34/duo, $44/trio) is the most extensive range available to consumers to date. It’s a collection of 210 highly pigmented eye shadows that stay put all day. They’re easy to use, are super-blendable and have a great pigment payoff (88% concentrated pigment which is the highest in the market), plus it’s available in 5 finishes (Matte, Satin, Iridescent, Metal and Diamond) and can be purchased as singles or as customizable duos or trios. “What you see is truly what you get” says celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff who relies on Make Up For Ever for her A-list clients who need look fresh hours after their makeup has been applied.
Artist Liner ($19) is a twist-up, highly pigmented, silky eye pencil that makes it easy to get precise, long-lasting, defined eyes. It’s ultra-creamy and can be worn bold or blended out for a smoky effect. You’ll appreciate its smudge-proof, long-wearing formula. Available in 15 shades and 5 finishes.