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Beauty Test Drive: Topshop Smoky Eye Palette

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Nothing Says Fierce Like Smoky Eyes

I love a good smoky eye, so when Topshop’s Smoky Eye Palette in Tuxedo arrived at The Frisky office, I was eager to Beauty Test Drive it. While sultry, smoky eyes aren’t for the faint of heart, it makes a big statement when when you’re looking to amp up your sex appeal. For a night on the town, hot date or boudoir shoot (like the one I recently did, where I used this palette!), sexy, smoky eyes are key. For a dramatic look, Topshop’s Tuxedo palette includes four highly pigmented eyeshadows to create a variety of looks: a charcoal black, rich plum, deep purple and shimmery nude. So did it live up to it’s hype? Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Sonia Kashuk Pearlescence Longwear Crème Shadow

Beauty Test Drive Sonia Kashuk Pearlescence Longwear Crème Shadow

As I mentioned last week, Katie and I recently got the opportunity to meet makeup expert Sonia Kashuk to discuss her new collection of affordable makeup for Target. One of the items that caught my curiosity was the Pearlescence Longwear Crème Shadow. Like many of Sonia’s products we chose to try for Beauty Test Drive, A compact size, this product travels well and my hope was that it would be perfect to carry in my purse for quick touchups between work and happy hour. So, did it live up to my desires? Let’s find out… Keep reading »

How Do You Feel About Teal Eye Makeup?

Beauty Dare: Green Liner
Julie took this one to the streets. Read More »
Elle As Fashion Muse
Julie feels weird about Elle Fanning's fashion muse status. Read More »

We’ve been feeling an unexpected dash of color on the eyes as of late, probably in an effort to counteract the SAD effects of gloomy winter weather. Elle Fanning is definitely a pioneer of adventurous, avant-garde fashion and makeup, but I happen to think this is one quirky liner look that anyone could pull off. It’s almost like a paler, softer, more washed-out take on the shot of electric green shadow in the smoky eye at the Atelier Versace show (at right), which I also loved, but there’s something that’s just so pretty about this pastel seafoam shade in particular. It looks sort of ethereal and fairy princess-y on Elle’s fair, rosy complexion, and it would also look absolutely killer on someone with darker skin.

I’m a total wimp when it comes to bright makeup on myself, but this is one way to do it without looking bonkers, so long as there’s minimal color on the rest of the face. I would recreate this look one of two ways: with a liner applied close to the lashline, like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Electric, a bright iridescent teal, or with a shadow, like Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in Light Blue 118, swept across the entire lid. Would you try it, or do you think this is a look best left to the pros and/or baby fashion muses?

Taylor Swift Should Never, Ever Get Back Together With Her Makeup Artist

Taylor's Latest Breakup
Taylor Swift & One Direction's Harry Styles Go For Romantic Stroll In NYC
Another breakup for Taylor Swift. Read More »
Taylor Not A Feminist
Taylor Swift appears on 'Good Morning America', NYC
Taylor Swift doesn't consider herself to be a feminist. Read More »
Taylor Does Dubstep
Taylor Swift dabbles in dubstep for "I Knew You Were Trouble." Read More »
Taylor Vs. John, Again
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Taylor Swift and ex John Mayer go for round 37. Ding ding ding! Read More »

Okay, fine, her skin looks amazing, but I really want to come at Tay Tay with some cotton swabs, makeup remover, and a blending brush right about now, because all that rust eyeshadow is making her look rather corpse-y. On the plus side, her breasteses look fab! Harry Styles, boy, eat your clam-loving heart out.

The Color Of The Year: Emerald Green

Every year, the people over at Pantone declare one color the color of the year. It’s the color you’re going to see a whole lot of for the next 12 months. This past year’s color was Tangerine Tango, but just this week, Pantone announced the color of 2013 — Emerald Green. We thought we’d give you a jump on the green trend by giving you six gorgeous emerald eyeshadows and nail polishes.

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Shimmery Makeup
10 Shimmery (Not Glittery!) Products To Light Up Your Summer Look
10 shimmery products to light up your summer look. Read More »
Pretty Pink Makeup
pretty in pink make up
Winona is pretty in pink for Valentine's Day. Read More »
Pretty Office Makeup
These 3 office-ready makeup looks go from coffee to cocktails. Read More »

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Gets Social With A Facebook-Inspired Shadow Palette

Yves Saint Laurent
He was really, really hot. Read More »
Pretty Makeup Palettes
10 makeup palettes almost too pretty to use. Read More »

Is this really happening? Have I stepped into a warped alternate reality in which Yves Saint Laurent (or shall I say, Saint Laurent Paris) deigns itself to something … low-budget? Even a little bit … tacky? I’ll break the news to you, very slowly, and keep quiet now so we don’t have poor Yves rolling in his grave. In a shocking move, given the prestige nature of the brand overall, the beauty range (my favorite of YSL’s offerings and, rather appropriately, the only one I can afford) of the Parisian fashion house is going public with their love of Facebook. So public, in fact, that they’re willing to put it in writing — which they did, on the packaging of an exclusive new eyeshadow palette called “Devoted To Fans.” Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: BECCA Eye Tint Créme

BTD: Urban Decay Shadow
Winona looks fierce in this Urban Decay eyeshadow pencil. Read More »
BTD: Beach Tint
Jess tries this cheek stain from BECCA. Read More »
BTD: Philosophy
Rachel loves Philosophy's colorless primer. Read More »
Beauty Test Drives
All of The Frisky's Beauty Test Drive posts! Read More »

I’ve found an easy-peasy smoky eye in a tube. Yeah, a tube. It’s not an eyeshadow — it’s a cream. No brushes required. No large palettes to carry around. No loose powder flaking on the tops of my cheeks. BECCA’s Eye Tint créme is the easiest smoky eye I’ve ever done.

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Makeup Bag: Rose Gold Is No Longer Just For Jewelry

Is it just me, or was the beauty for this year’s Oscars kind of a bore? The ladies looked lovely as always, but for the life of me I couldn’t pick out a makeup look that really wowed. Maybe it’s because some of the real stunners, the young actresses who can afford to dare to stand out from the pack, skipped the ceremony entirely and made their way over to the Vanity Fair party a few hours early instead. Basically every time Elizabeth Olsen, who’s quickly becoming my favorite Olsen, leaves the house and is photographed, I subsequently covet to death whatever makeup she’s wearing — she always looks fresh-faced and pretty, never overdone. Predictably the Vanity Fair fête was no exception, but it was her appearance the night before at the Independent Spirit Awards that really stuck with me: the rose gold eyeshadow she sported is well on its way to becoming a major trend. The girls in Glamour‘s beauty department were one step ahead of me in identifying the frequency with which the gorgeously gilded shade has been worn. Let me tell you, I’ll take anything rose gold without question, but I’m really in love with it when swiped on lids. Here are the products you can use to get this celeb-approved look.

Beauty Test Drive: Target PixiGlow Fairy Face Palette

BTD: Eyeshadow
Sephora's moonshadow baked eye palette is very dramatic. Read More »
BTD: Highlighter
Benefit Watt's Up
Jessica loves Benefit's new Watt's Up highlighter! Read More »
BTD: Cheek Tint
Jessica loves Benefit's Cha Cha Cheek Tint. Read More »

Looking pretty is all about light in the right places: that is the philosophy behind Pixi’s new PixiGlow-inspired line for Target.

And it’s a philosophy they’ve fulfilled more than admirably. I actually love their Fairy Face Palette so much that I’ve used it daily since December and I’m already fretting about whether I’ll be able to procure a new one at Target when I’ve used it all up. I’m sure it will sell out. Keep reading »

…And A Sparkly New Year!

Sonia Kashuk for Target eyeshadow

Don’t let sparkles be just for New Year’s Eve. Bat your eyes all year long with Sonia Kashuk for Target’s “Pretty In Pink” eye palette. The powders are metallic, but not glittery, in pinkish hues that scream “pretty,” not “drag queen.” (Not that there’s anything wrong with drag queens! It’s just not an office look for most of us.) The best part of this palette is Sonia Kashuk will donate 15 percent of each product purchased to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Charitable giving? That’s truly beautiful. 

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