This month, we're wearing pink in support of breast cancer awareness, excited about cooking Fall favorites, and thrilled about some fun beauty and fashion finds. We're learning from Jessica Seinfeld, playing with NYX eye shadow and liners, and getting our hair ready with the amazing Wet Brush and Jane Tran hair clips. Enjoy our must haves from this month's box, as well as a few other favorites on our wish list.
Bright makeup colors are huge during the Summer months, but wearing them can be a fine line between looking cool and looking clown-like. The best way to show off bold eye makeup is to look at the color wheel for answers. Whether you have a beautiful brown shade, baby blues, or vibrant hazel eyes, we have three power colors that will accentuate your peepers and provide a fun shift away from your normal brown and black shades.
On Kirbie: Victoria's Secret dress.
The pencil can also be used to trace your eyes' waterlines for a more perked-up appearance. You can even use it as a lip liner to keep lipsticks long-lasting and prevent them from bleeding. Dab a bit under the brow bone to enhance, and tap on with your fingers to mask dullness under the eyes. What other products do you have that conceal, brighten, and line — all for under five bucks? Available in light, medium, and deep.
If there's one product you buy for Spring, make it a gorgeous makeup palette. Urban Decay never disappoints in this category, and this season the brand is showcasing two fresh palettes with 16 brand-new shades. Lorac's palette is convenient as a clutch, and NYX makes creating a smoky eye a cinch. Preview our favorite five before you purchase in today's Beauty Review. On Kirbie: Yumi Kim blouse.
I tried wearing Nyx Brush On Gloss in Golden Mauve ($6) and liked the color; although, I didn't find other people as responsive. Would you give grape-hued gloss or lipstick a chance, or is this color, like black lipstick before it, likely to remain popular on the runway and not-so-hot in real life?
Not entirely surprisingly, the contest didn't sit well with some people, and yesterday, NYX canceled the whole shebang. "On second thought, we now feel that it would be insensitive to hold this contest," a new missive announced. Instead, the brand is making a donation to the forthcoming Amy Winehouse Foundation, which will help people battling substance abuse. Seems like a more fitting way to remember a woman known not just for her beehive and eyeliner, but for a life marked by talent, triumph, and tragedy.
Then, I used the Teal Sparkle Effect shade from CND's Fall/Winter 2010 Night Factory Duo set ($16) as a top coat. The almost-iridescent results I got from combining these cool-toned shades together garnered lots of compliments. And nobody even noticed my less-than-model perfect digits. (It's an an intense job, anyway.)