Monday, May 13, 2019

Blue Makeup: Blue Eye Shadow, Blue Eye Liner, Blue Lipstick and Blue Nail Polish Recommendations

Blue is one of my favorite colors. The shades of indigo, royal blue, prussian blue, cerulean, sky blue and turquoise are particularly pleasing to me. You can imagine how ecstatic I am about the trending blue eye shadow. 

It's not that old fashioned, intense blue the goes from the lash line to the brows that Mimi used to wear on the Drew Carey Show. It's now a soft mix of well blended shades of blue and other colors including gold, silver, white, black and peach.

If you missed it, here is a pic of Katy Perry's blue shadow on an episode of American Idol.
katy perry blue eye makeup
Gorgeous!!!💙
Now, her shadow is quite dramatic, not necessarily a style you would choose to wear for work or even for a night out. It's makeup for television and it's intense and amazing under the lights. It certainly can be modified to be more wearable in everyday life.

I use blue eye shadow quite frequently for prom and wedding makeup. It's nice to accent the eyes with a little blue when wearing a blue dress.

You can create a dramatic full on blue shadow look like Katy's with eye shadow or use a blue eyeliner to add just a touch of blue. You can get the blues with a blue lipstick as well.

Let's start with eye shadow.

Eye Shadow
There are lots of great eye shadow palettes available that include blues to create some beautiful blue eye shadow looks.
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I like to incorporate a bit of peach shadow to my blue eye shadow look to create a softer, easy to wear look. Orange and blue are complimentary colors so they work very well together. 

Apply a peachy shadow to the inner third of the eyelid. Add a light blue to the center of the eyelid. Apply a deeper blue to the outer third of the eyelid. Use an eye shadow brush to blend the colors together. Blending is the key to perfect eye shadow.

The Morphe Cosmetics James Charles Palette provides you with some gorgeous blue and peach options along with other vibrant color choices. It's a really popular, fun palette even James Charles has gotten himself into a bit of a pickle.
James Charles palette

The Statement Velvet Eye Shadow Palette from Beauty Counter also has gorgeous less intense Denim and Peacock shades along with the peachy Cider. This eye shadow is very pigmented and has a smooth velvety texture. Visit my friend Michele, a Beauty Counter Consultant, to purchase.
beauty counter velvet eyeshadow palette Statement

The Sleek I-Divine Makeup Bad Girl Palette has beautiful shades of blue along with other beautiful shades including purple and green. This palette costs under $15 so you can get a blue look without breaking the bank.
sleek makeup eye shadow
For some blue sparkle, I recommend The Urban Decay Moondust Palette. I always love Urban Decay products! This palette has Vega, a beautiful bright blue, and Galaxy, a smoky blue gray. Element and Specter pair well with the blues. I'm loving the green, Lightyear, too! It would create a sparkling Caribbean sea look when paired with the Vega!  

urban decay moondust eye shadow
Eye Liner
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A pencil eyeliner in blue is a super easy way to add a touch of blue to your eyes. It looks especially pretty paired with eye shadow in shades of nude and gold. Also, deep blue eyeliner applied over black eyeliner intensifies the black creating dramatic color.

NYX Slide on pencil in Sunrise Blue is a lovely medium shade of blue.

Blinc Long Wearing Eyeliner Pencil in Blue is a smoky denim blue

Bare Minerals Long Lasting Eyeliner in Nonstop Navy is a nice alternative to black liner. I frequently use navy liner when applying wedding makeup instead of black liner. 
Lipstick
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Blue lipstick is not for me even though I love blue. Maybe if it was around when I was younger, I would have worn it. A Blurple (bluish purple) is as far as I'll go! Here are a few pretty blue lipsticks to try.

Zoya Tommy is a beautiful bold blurple. It is pictured above. 

NYX Macaron Pastel Lippies in Velvet Blue is a light electric blue.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in Cobalt is a beautiful deep cobalt blue.

Manic Panic After Midnight Lethal Lipstick is a metallic deep blue. Absolutely gorgeous! 
Blue Nail Polish
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Now this is one of my very favorite blue things! Blue nail polish, especially blue polish on my toes. My clients will tell you. I almost always have blue toes! There are so many beautiful blues to try. I'll share a few shades from my favorite nail polish brand, Zoya.

Zoya Aire is a rich dusty blue cream. It's what I'm wearing in the pic above.

Zoya Blu is a pale baby blue cream. The perfect bridal something blue.

Zoya Breezi is a medium cerulean blue cream.
Zoya River is a metallic colbalt blue.

Zoya Song is a deep glitzy blue.

Zoya Rebel is a metallic sky blue with a silver shimmer.

I hope you enjoy wearing all these gorgeous shades of blue as much as I do. Maybe you are more into purple. Click here to see some great purple cosmetics!

Have a Beautiful, Colorful Day! 

xo
 I am available to help you with your special occasion or everyday makeup if you live in the Philadelphia, Pa. area.



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blue eye shadow

Monday, May 6, 2019

Summer Nail Polish Colors: The Zoya Barefoot Collection Summer 2019 Swatches

The name of Zoya's summer nail polish collection is just perfect for me. Barefoot. 
zoya barefoot
I love to be barefoot with pretty polished toes! Especially when I'm barefoot on the beach with my pretty polished toes in the sand!
zoya barefoot
The 12 colors in the Barefoot collection are beachy and happy. It's a rainbow of colors that perfectly represent the sun, sea, sand and sea shells in cream, shimmer and a glitter finishes. There is a color to please everyone in this collection! The color getting the most attention so far at the salon is Keira, a soft metallic color that reminds of sand.

Maybe Kiera is the favorite so far because it's a soft neutral color that works well for the springtime. We'll see which color becomes the favorite when we get into summertime.

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My sweet feral kitty friend joined me on the deck for my cloudy day photo shoot. Isn't he adorable? He's the fattest feral cat I've ever seen! He obviously knows which houses in the neighborhood provide cat food. 
fat cat

Let's start the rainbow of polish colors in the Zoya Barefoot collection with the soft peachy Joey. 


Joey
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Zoya Joey is a soft pinky peach cream seashell color. It's opaque finish is bright and bold yet has a softness about it. So beautiful!

Tessa
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Zoya Tessa is a metallic warm peach with a gold and coral micro shimmer. Another beautiful seashell color!

Keira
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Zoya Keira is a taupey sand color with a beautiful copper shimmer. Not a color that I would usually wear, but I think it looks fabulous on my toes! The cloudy day did not do this color justice. The copper shimmer really glimmers in the sunshine. 

Marcy
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Zoya Marcy is a sunny orange coral metallic. I'm not usually an orange girl, but this looks color bright and happy on my toes! The cloudy day also did not do this color justice. It shimmers beautifully in the sun.

Liza
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Zoya Liza is raspberry cream that will look amazing on many different skin tones. 

Robbie
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Zoya Robbie is a warm raspberry with a fine gold glitter that shimmers in the sun. I think I need to add some sunny day pics to really some these shimmery colors off!

Darcy
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Darcy is a fabulous hot pink cream. I call it the perfect bikini pink since it matches my favorite bikini perfectly!!! 

Rie
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Zoya Rie is a lovely medium to deep purple cream. Another color that reminds me of the colors in a seashell.

Walker
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Zoya Walker is a rich nautical blue cream. You all know how I feel about blue. It's my favorite! I can't stop looking at my beautiful blue toes!!! 

Eleni
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Zoya Eleni is a light bright pale blue cream. Zoya describes it as a seafoam blue. It sort of has a minty look to it. It's another color that is light, bright and bold yet has softness about it.

Bee
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Zoya Bee is a pale bright yellow cream. Not the best color for my skin tone but it looks pretty fun on my toes! This color makes me happier when it's topped with Nahla from the Zoya Sunshine collection. Scroll to the the pairings section to see the Bee and Nahla combination.

Dallas
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Zoya Dallas is a clear with white and silver metallic glitter pieces. It looks gorgeous over all the colors! 

There they are. The beautiful colors in the Zoya Barefoot Collection. Just perfect for summer. My clients and I will enjoy wearing them all one by one! 


Pairings
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Walker and Dallas

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Zoya Bee and Zoya Nahla



As always, Zoya professional nail lacquer wears quite well on natural nails and is free of the harmful ingredients formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor, TPHP, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide and lead. 

You can find Zoya products at salons, spas, zoya.com and on Amazon.  We carry Zoya nail polish at Styling Point in Media, Pa.

Have a Beautiful, Colorful Day! 

xo
 I am available to help you with your special occasion or everyday makeup if you live in the Philadelphia, Pa. area.



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negril, jamaica

Monday, April 29, 2019

Purple Makeup: Eye Shadow, Blush, Lipstick and Nail Polish

Purple has always been one of my favorite colors especially the shades of soft lilac and rich shades deep blue violet. If you love the purple too, you can wear it easily by creating a beautiful purple makeup palette for your face with eye shadow, blush and lipstick. Don't shy away from purple. I find there are so many shades, anyone can wear it.

There are warm purples that have more of red in them, the red violets. There are cool purples that have more blue in them, the blue violets. A red violet and blue violet can be grayed to create soft mauved shades that anyone can wear.    

Let me show you some beautiful purple cosmetics I like.

Eyes 
I use purple a lot on my brides. Many of them have purple themed weddings and want to add a touch of purple to their makeup to coordinate. 

See my spring purple bride

purple eye shadow look
Here are some great purple eye shadows to get this look.

Apply Moondust from Honey Bee Gardens Powder Colors to the inner half of the eyelid.

Apply Livin' Lavish from the Too Faced Gold Chocolate Palette to the outer half of the eyelid blending it into the Moondust.

Apply the deepest shade in the Covergirl Eye Enhancers Blossoms Palette to the outer edge of the eyelid.

Use Decadent in the Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette to line your eyes and create a little flick up on the outer eye.
Blush
I find that a plum blush is very flattering and natural looking especially on medium to dark skin tones. 


it cosmetics blush sugar plum

Some beautiful plum shades to try are:

It Cosmetics CC+ Ombre Radiance Blush in Sugar Plum has multiple shades of purple that create a soft natural dimensional look on yours cheeks. I love this one since I like to use more than one blush color on the cheeks to create beautiful shape and dimension. 

Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Plum Plush. This is a great inexpensive way to get your plum cheeks!

For a deeper shade of warm plum, try Honest Beauty Creme Cheek Blush in Plum Berry. This is a cream blush that creates a nice dewy finish on the cheeks.
Lips
Purple lips can be super deep or bright purple for an avant garde look or a lovely natural looking medium shade of berry or soft lilac for a romantic look. 
Zoya Maggie
The color above is Zoya Maggie. It's a beautiful berry shade that looks good on many skin tones. Zoya makes lots of easy to wear shades of purple.

Click here for Zoya lipstick purply shades and swatches.

For a fabulous bold purple look, I love Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Violet Volt! It's a fabulous bold purple.
Try Dose of Colors Liquid Matte Lipstick in Purple Rain for a dramatic matte look.

If you are looking for just a sheer hint of purple, Laura Mercier Stickgloss in Purple Haze gives you a moisturizing sheer wash of color. Lips in soft colors always pair well with bold dramatic eye shadow colors.

Need some glitter purple? Try Glitter Lips by Beauty Boulevard in Purple Reign. This is a super fun long wearing sparkling lip cream in a brilliant medium to dark shade of purple!
Nails
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I always love purple nails! My favorite nail polish brand, Zoya, has lots of gorgeous purples. The color above is Evette from the Zoya Innocence Collection for spring 2019.

This is Haruko. A soft metallic from the Zoya Thrive Collection.
zoya haruko

Here is Delia from the Zoya Sunshine Collection, another purple beauty!
zoya delia
Click here to see my posts and swatches of Zoya Collections and Colors


I hope my post has given you some purple inspiration! I am available to help you with your special occasion or everyday makeup if you live in the Philadelphia, Pa. area.
Are you more of a pink makeup girl? See my pink makeup post!


Have a Beautiful Day!



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