Fall is almost upon us, and with it will come new color trends, hairstyles, and tons of fun, exciting products. But just because there are a million things out there, that doesn't mean you should have to spend a million dollars on them. If you're trying to get a hot look for less, we've got some suggestions on what you can do to get plenty of fashion cred (and have fun with your makeup) without going into debt. So to find out what to do, just keep reading
Cool beans! This inventive Tarte Cosmetics Lock and Roll Eye Shadow Duo ($28) claims to be be crease-proof and smudge-proof. It houses both a cream side and a loose powder side and is part of Tarte's new Stain or Shine Summer 2007 Collection.
Here's how it works. Begin by applying the liquefied, vitamin E enhanced cream shadow to your lids. Wait about ten seconds for it to dry and then use the roller side to apply the shimmery loose powder shadow. This combination of ingredients ensure that the color binds to your eyes and stays put for hours on end.
So far there are two shades available: Patina (light green) and Bronze. The concept sounds really neat, and since I feel like we've been hearing a lot about smudge proof this and crease proof that lately, I am eager to test the waters. I only wish there were a couple more colors out to choose from. Have you tried this product? Any tricks I should know about?
These darling compact lip gloss and lip liner all-in-one duos make a great pair for the gal on the go. They are small, practical and although they are a touch more expensive than most glosses alone, you really can't beat a two for one deal!
Valerie Beverly Hills Duo Lips , $22, is a medium shade pink lip gloss that comes with a detachable matching lip liner. I can't wait for her to come out with more colors, this product is genius! As for now, this darling duo is available in one shade only.
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Cobalt blue is a hot color for Spring and the smoky eye is a classic sexy makeup look we've been seeing on the runways for Fall. Combine these two trends and you can't go wrong! Here are some sexy and cool new cobalt blue smoky eye sets.
Cargo SmokyEye™ Eyeliner Duo, $28, is a coordinated cream and powder eyeliner/eyeshadow duo that makes creating a smoky eye simple. You can wear each shade alone or apply the powder formula over the cream to set the cream for extra staying power. I love this set, it's a great denim blue color and looks amazing on all eye colors.
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Welcome to Part III of Double Lip Gloss Dynamos. To check out Part I, click here and to see Part II, click here. Last but not least, here are three more of my favorite double sided lip gloss wands. I hope you have enjoyed this series!
Eternal Lips by Body & Soul, $20, is available in four different color combos. One end of the wand has a rich lip color and the other end boasts serious shine.
Benefit VIP Lip Gloss, $26, is an adorably packaged set that comes with three double-sided lip gloss wands in six different shades. They also have this surprisingly sweet smell to them that instantly lifts your mood.
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Welcome to Part II of Double Lip Gloss Dynamos! To check out Part I, click here. These double-sided lip glosses are just so popular, I could have created a ten part series, however, I just wanted to draw attention to the most fab ones on the market. Here are four more:
Nars Duo Lip Gloss, $28, are new and pair two classic Nars shades together for double impact. They can be worn separately or together and are available in four excellent shades.
LORAC Man Magnet Flavored Lip Polish & Stimulating Lip Gloss, $30, is a special collection of three double-sided lip glosses that allow you to mix and match any of the colors to create a shade unique for you! All of these glosses have plumping agents to make your lips fuller and more seductive.
Diane Von Furstenberg Lip Gloss Duets, $18, are two gorgeous colors packaged together in one fantastic tube. They are extremely light in texture - they aren't too sticky. And they help keep lips soft and supple.
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Double-sided lip glosses are all the rage, hence the first part of a three part series featuring these double lip gloss dynamos. One side of these glosses deposits a deep color and the other side adds shine or shimmer. Have fun with the latest lip gloss craze!
Too Faced Juicy Jewels, $21.50, one end is a full coverage gloss and the other is a sheer and shiny topcoat. Available in three different combinations, each with their own delicious flavors.
Tarte Lip Gloss $19, have the cutest names inspired by famous couples in history like Westley and Buttercup, Tarzan and Jane, and Danny and Sandy! They are available in 25 different combos. One end is sheer and the other is shimmer. Also, if you buy a few of these, you can mix and match to create your own perfect pair since the colors snap apart - how fab!
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