Introducing Urban Decay’s Smoked Eyeshadow Palette!

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Get everything you need to create the perfect smoky eye, Urban Decay style. Zipped inside this sleek, mirrored case are ten decadent shades (five are exclusive), including neutral mattes and shimmering jewel tones for a range of smoky looks. Sure, you can create a smoky eye with a range of gray and black shades. But what about a touch of purple, blue or bronze? The Smoked Palette lets you keep things simple…or get a little more creative. (TIP: If you need a basic daytime look, stick to the range of matte neutrals. Throw the palette in your bag, and add some smoke as you leave the office.) Urban Decay’s secret smoky eye weapon? A blacker-than-black matte pencil. Included with the Smoked Palette is a full-size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion, AND a travel-size Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Also included is a beautifully illustrated, step-by-step guide to 12 smoky eye looks, written by Urban Decay founding partner Wende Zomnir. Both smoky-eye pros and shadow newbies will benefit from this detailed guide to looks from “iconic” to “smoldering” to “reality star.”

This thing looks amazing! Methinks I’m going to have to run to Ulta and pick it up!

$29


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I need this in my life…. Pronto.

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Over here at Make Her Up, we’re gearing up for our holiday posts – where we share with you the best of the best. You want to give some great gifts this year, don’t you?

What woman doesn’t like to get a new beauty find? So I’m digging around, finding the coolest and baddest gifts for this coming holiday season.

I stumbled across this – and decided I must have it. I’m beyond obsessed with Bliss, always have been. Who do I have to sweeten up to get this goodie?

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What it is:
A spa-powered trio of fabulously fragranced body butters for totally smooth, hydrated, touchable skin.

What it is formulated to do:
Bliss Body Butter restores moisture to even the most rough and scaly skin as it protects from free radicals. It smooths, softens, and hydrates dry skin without making it feel greasy. Coconut oil deeply conditions, soybean oil smooths and revitalizes, and arnica montana extract supports skin‘s natural healing abilities.

This set contains:
– 6.7 oz Lemon+Sage Body Butter™
– 6.7 oz Blood Orange+White Pepper Body Butter™
– 6.7 oz Grapefruit+Aloe Body Butter™

$39 HERE!

 


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Halloween Costumes made easy with Q-tips! #BeautyQtips

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Last week the mailman brought me something extra special. My Halloween Costume in a Box from Q-tips. My kit included makeup to create my looks, falsies, Pond’s cream cleanser and Precision Tip Q-Tips to create my look. The Q-Tip style guide had lots of great makeup looks but I decided to try a sugar skull after falling in love with the Book of Life movie.

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I followed a YouTube tutorial to create my first sugar skull look. I love Q-tips for regular makeup clean ups but the Precision Tip applicators were amazing for clean ups as well as application. It was easy to wet them for more intense look from my shadow. And I like I could use multiple Q-Tips so I wasn’t cleaning brushes every two minutes.

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The Q-Tips made for much easier detail work and I love how well I could apply my eye shadow with them. Being my first sugar skull look I had a few errors and the Precision Tips were perfect for cleaning up just the mistake and not taking off makeup I wanted to keep.

 

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I didn’t have any flowers to create an authentic dia de los muertos headpieces. So I found a black lace scarf to improvise my look. It all came together much faster than I thought and I am excited to try more fun looks with Q-Tips.

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After all those layers of makeup I was a bit worried I was going to have a heck of time removing it all. I took a dollop of the Pond’s Cream Cleanser and after working it around my face with a bit of water no more makeup. My skin felt and looked great without any harsh scrubbing. Before you start your Halloween makeup look be sure to grab some Q-Tips to make the job easier.

Q-Tips can be purchased local drugstore, market or mass retailer.

 

Disclosure: I received product samples and items used to create my Halloween look. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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The flawless Tilda Swinton is the new face of NARS!

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The 53-year-old actress has been named the new face of Nars’ Spring 2015 campaign, which is a series of four portraits photographed by Founder and Creative Director François Nars himself.

Why Tilda? (Besides the fact that she’s perfection!)

Nars told Women’s Wear Daily that he loves “Tilda’s bold style and really admire[s] her work,” which is great on its own. But, WWD reports, he also “chose her in part because of the roles she chooses as an actress, such as in the films “We Need to Talk About Kevin” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.””

Gorgeous!

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