Makeup Look Ideas

20 Delicious Eyeshadow Color Combinations to Try – Beauty Article

I’m back again with color stories inspired by a theme… and the theme is dessert! My all-time favorite dessert is tiramisu… a very boozy, espresso-ladened tiramisu. It’s so decadent that my mom’s only allowed to make me one a year. About This Series Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to…

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14 Dupes & Alternatives to Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet + Lavender & Violet Single Eyeshadows – Beauty Article

If you were looking forward to the recently-released Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet but are put off by quality concerns or loved the idea but not the execution (in terms of the actual color story)… this post is for you! These are not designed to be 1 for 1 dupes of each shade; they’re about getting the vibe of the palette–so pushing toward various takes on purples (lavender, plum, purple, and so on). I did a few that were more of…

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Palettes I Wish Existed | Recreating with Singles (A Follow Up!) – Beauty Article

Okay, okay! I’ve put together some ways to get the vibes of the palette mockups I posted yesterday. I pulled from Sydney Grace’s catalog if I could, since they’re more affordable and have a very robust singles range (compared to ColourPop’s, which always feels like 50% discontinued at a given moment!).  In that process, I noticed that Sydney Grace has gaps in deeper, richer mattes, especially outside of taupe/brown, not nearly enough in the platinum/pewter camp, and where are all…

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Palettes I Wish Existed | Pat McGrath + Natasha Denona Edition – Beauty Article

Pat McGrath Dream Palette #1: Enchanted Forest I’m desperately waiting for Pat McGrath to create more green eyeshadows.  Like desperately.  I love green! I can just imagine the richness and depth PMG would be able to get, plus… the duochrome/sparkly shades? Yes, please! Pat McGrath Dream Palette #2: Subversive Odyssey I’d love to see a palette with more color, but I am a big fan of slightly more muted, colorful palettes…  This is my interpretation of a space/galaxy-themed color story… but…

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The MOTHERload of Most Extreme Opulence – Beauty Article

It’s Pat McGrath’s birthday and what better way to celebrate than to do the most over-the-top thing possible: create color stories from any and every palette the brand has released. As always, I highly recommend using color stories as inspiration for your next look using products you already own (try layering two shades together to get closer, too!). Also, Divine Rose II will be restocked tomorrow at 9AM EST on Pat McGrath’s website. There’ll be a 10% off code, which…

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10 Ways to Pair Pat McGrath Divine Rose & Divine Rose II Together – Beauty Article

As readers have started to receive their Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Palettes, and with how popular the original Divine Rose has been, I thought that I’d share some pairing ideas using both palettes. It also launched early at Sephora (was supposed to be 6/15). From playing with both palettes, they really do play off each other well and give you a greater range of warmer, softer, darker, and cooler looks. As always, you don’t NEED the palette to get…

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10 Ways to Wear the Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Palette – Beauty Article

I’ve been seeing readers mention receiving tracking numbers and the like for the recently-released (and now sold out) Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Palette, so I thought it would be useful to share some possible combinations to try with the palette. It appears that the palette will be restocked per the website as well. And as always, you don’t NEED the palette to get inspired and play around with similar colors you already own! About This Series Each look idea…

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26 Plant-Inspired Eyeshadow Combinations to Try – Beauty Article

26 Plant-Inspired Eyeshadow Combinations to Try A reader recently suggested (but insisted they didn’t want credit, so thank you dear reader!) using plants as inspiration for color stories, and here I am with some! These are inspired by the plants and trees we added to our home as well as ones I considered (or wished I could consider), but it’s a process determining what will thrive/survive through Arizona heat! We recently completed updating the front and backyard, which included quite…

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30 Ways to Wear Green Eyeshadow – Beauty Article

In thinking about a “theme” for sharing some more color combination ideas for readers to try, I landed on green. I wanted to pull out greens from past and present palettes, like Natasha Denona Metropolis, Pat McGrath Sublime, and ColourPop Just My Luck, along with some singles from Sydney Grace (which has a slew of greens, but it’s a well-rounded single range, so it’s easy to create combos!). I’ve shared color stories where I built it around one or two…

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Pat McGrath Divine Rose + Blitz Astral Quad Pairings (x15) – Beauty Article

Last week, I shared some color combinations to try by pairing two Pat McGrath Mothership Palettes together, which I know some of you enjoyed! I thought I’d put together this post that takes Divine Rose and extends its color story by sharing five additional combinations one can try with the inclusion of just four more shades (each of the Blitz Astral Quads). About This Series Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that…

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Pat McGrath Decadence Palette Pairing Ideas (x30) – Beauty Article

In honor of Pat McGrath Decadence Mothership Palette recent restock, here are 30 different ways to pair it with other Pat McGrath quads and palettes. Readers will likely know by now that Decadence is one of my all-time favorite palettes, but it is an all-shimmer palette so it shines the most paired with other products you own. Thus, I’ve shared five different ways to get more out of the Decadence palette below. Also, I still wholeheartedly recommend checking out the…

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Pat McGrath Midnight Sun + Blitz Astral Quad Pairings (x15) – Beauty Article

Last week, I shared some color combinations to try by pairing two Pat McGrath Mothership Palettes together, which I know some of you enjoyed! I thought I’d put together this post that takes Midnight Sun and extends its color story by sharing five additional combinations one can try with the inclusion of just four more shades (each of the Blitz Astral Quads). Let me know if this was interesting or helpful and whether you’d like to see the quads paired…

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12 Pat McGrath Palette Pairings to Try – Beauty Article

As the popularity of Pat McGrath Mothership Palettes has grown, I thought I’d share some color combinations that combine two palettes (as I’ve done color combos from the individual palettes in the past). I decided to focus around the three most recent Mothership releases, as they seemed to be more popular! As always, these color combinations are designed to inspire–whether you have the specific products or to merely put the colors and textures on your radar to try with products…

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30x Colorful Eyeshadow Color Combinations to Try – Beauty Article

In the spirit of brightening my day–and hopefully yours–I’ve put together some brighter, more colorful color stories you might want to try–especially if you’re staying at or working from home and normally don’t have the time or can’t wear certain colors to the office or school! I’ve found that applying my makeup each day has become more of a mini-break and a way to focus on slowing down, calming down, and breathing through a moment. I made sure to include…

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24 Neutral Eye Makeup Ideas to Try for Spring 2020 – Beauty Article

After the overwhelming response to my post on 24 color combinations that made me happy, I thought I’d share 24 more color combinations–but this time in a neutral vein. I pulled from popular palettes (all currently available) along with some from Sydney Grace’s single range (most diverse and thus a reliable range to get inspo from). As always, I hope you find something you like enough to try at home, whether you have the exact products or you’re pulling from…

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10 Ways to Wear the Pat McGrath Divine Rose Palette – Beauty Article

Here are 10 different color combinations to try using the Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Palette ($125.00 for 0.47 oz.)! If you already have this palette and have found some favorite looks, consider submitting your ideas as a color story! About This Series Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to…

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24 Eye Makeup Ideas that Make Me Happy (ft. Sydney Grace) – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow   Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow   Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow   Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow   I needed a bit of a pick-me-up, and I actually really enjoy putting color combinations together, especially when I can choose from a larger variety of shades (not just the shades in a particular palette). I opted to use Sydney Grace Eyeshadows because they’re consistently higher performing (one of the better-rated single eyeshadow ranges I’ve come…

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Natasha Denona Love Palette | 15 Makeup Look Ideas – Beauty Article

Here are 15 different ways to wear the Natasha Denona Love Small Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.67 oz.) to help you see the palette’s possibilities! About This Series Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to use more like five or six shades in a typical look, but I think that…

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