An Easy Smokey Eye.

I just love the smokey eye look. It is still so hot right now - and is perfect for any night out on the town.

In the past, you had to pick and choose your own palette so to speak. And sometimes that would be difficult. You might be left wondering if the colors would blend well, in the right places, and ultimately create the smokey eye.

This season it is simple to recreate a smokey eye look with the help of some great smokey eye palettes that are already put together for you. Here are the best ones I found.

se_tarte.jpgTarte Peep Show. This palette has it all! Included in the palette are an eyeshadow primer to keep it all there, three perfectly coordinated shadows, and eyeliner pencil, and two duo sided HIGH QUALITY brushes to apply it with perfection. It is available in two color palettes, onyx (black/gray) and amber(brown/gold). $37.


se_duwop.jpgDuWop Smoke Palette. This is a dandy duo containing a coordinated creamy eyeliner and powder shadow in one compact. Two brushes are included for easy application. This comes in 4 different color combinations: Black, Navy, Olive, and Plum. $28.



se_lola.jpgLola Cosmetics Simply Smokey Eye Kit. Another palette that makes a smokey eye a cinch. This one has 2 cream liners,  3 sparkling highlighters, and 3 accent shadows. A double sided brush is included as well. Lola makes it real easy to create a variety of smokey eye looks with these multitude of shades. $44.

se_chanel.jpgChanel Coromandels de Chanel. For a luxurious smokey eye (we won't know the difference, but if it makes you feel better than go for it), Chanel has a beautiful compact featuring 3 shimmer infused bronzed and blackened shades. They can be used wet or dry to turn up the intensity. $60



Envy in a Bottle.

Innocent, yet provocative; subtle, but never unnoticed. This is Lip Envy from Urban Decay.

bca_ud.jpgLip Envy is a water-rich stain that provides a long-lasting wash of color. Made with powerful antioxidants, including Vitamin E, Green Tea, Chamomile and Ginkgo Biloba extracts, Lip Envy provides a nourished, kiss-proof pout. The innovative gel-based formula cools and refreshes lips, then dries to a soft, sultry, slightly matte finish. 

The result? A just-bitten, natural lip look that feels as satisfying as your first kiss. It is  anon-drying formula too, so you can wear it alone or beneath your favorite gloss for a natural looking flush. Lip Envy comes in a cool inkwell type bottle, with a flocked applicator.

During BCA month, a 15% of the sales price sold from the shade Envious ($17), will be donated to Boarding for Breast Cancer Foundation. Envious is a very pretty light pink shade that comes complete with a pink breast cancer ribbon so you can wear it with pride. 


A Look into My Makeup Bag.

Have you ever wondered what was in my makeup bag? Well, you'll have to just go over to Lipstick, Powder, 'N Paint to find out!

I actually have a drawer in my antique makeup vanity filled with my regular stock - and when getting them ready for the post by Ellen, I couldn't believe how much I actually have stuffed in there.