A browned wine shade, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015 is Marsala. It’s so 90s, like Brenda Walsh’s lipstick on 90210. And given that we have similar coloring, I wore the heck out of it myself. In fact, I recently discovered an old tube of Estee Lauder marsala-colored lipstick at the bottom of backpack purse, buried in a trunk with some things from college. Yes, I said backpack purse. It was green suede and I wore it everywhere!
Longtime readers know that I host a March Madness-style nail polish battle for the Color of the Year, last year it was Radiant Orchid Madness. I will be doing that again with Marsala but if you just can’t wait to get this color on your digits, I have seven permanent nail polish colors you can get right now!
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It’s not secret that when it comes to eye makeup, I LIVE for a palette. And a peek inside my in-need-of-a-good-purge makeup collection will reveal that MAC palettes make up the majority of my stash. Especially the holiday ones. I probably have eight or more of them.
So when the Makeup Wars gang decided to create a holiday makeup look, I knew exactly what to reach for. The MAC Keepsakes Plum Eyes palette is so my style, with the majority of the colors leaning towards cool. It created a smoky eye that is perfect for holiday parties and I couldn’t resist coming up with a nail look to go with it. Check it!
The Makeup Wars gang is tackling another palette, featuring a diverse range of looks and tutorials using the same product. This time, it’s the Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia Palette. The warm-toned palette is not a color range I would normally gravitate towards so I was excited to take on the challenge of stepping outside my eye shadow comfort zone.
Have you ever tried to create a complete makeup look with just $30 worth of products? Sounds easy, right? Well, that was the challenge posed to the Makeup Wars bloggers and it was much more difficult than I anticipated.
With so many mass brand products ranging from $8-12 or more, you really have to scour the sale ads and take advantage of drugstore rewards program to get quality. Keep reading to see how I did it.
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love, love, love palettes. They’re probably my favorite makeup item to buy as I appreciate when brands take the guesswork out of creating a great eye look. The new Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette is an excellent example. Bringing together six silky shadows and three wet/dry shadows that can be used as liners, Too Faced combined three of my fave eye shades, purple, brown and navy, with mint and jet black to create one extremely versatile palette. In this week’s Makeup Wars, we are taking on the Cat Eyes Palette, with each member creating their own signature look. Continue Reading »