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SHADOW FOCUS: EYE COLOR

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Hazel eyes are also a dream for makeup because like brown eyes, most shades are harmonious next to them, but with their green undertones and hints of gold and even grey, hazel eyes sparkle and are hard to take your eyes off of! Here are a few of my favorite tips + palettes:

GO MATTE: As you can see on Mila, Dianna + Emily above, matte shadows create the most drama and invoke a moodiness that’s undeniable. Try Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Eye Palette or Sonia Kashuk Instructional Eye Palette.

FRAME IT BLACK: If you really want to demand all the attention to your eyes, frame them by rimming the inner waterline with a black kajal or longwear liner. Our favorites: Estee Lauder Pure Color Intense Kajal Liner in Blackened Black or Blackened Plum (perfect to contrast the hazel!) or NARS Larger than Life Liner in Via Veneto.

HAZY SHADES OF PURPLE: When you want to bring out the green part of your eyes, turn to lavender and violet like Nicole and Mara. Try Yves Saint Laurent Ombres 5 Lumieres Palette, the mecca in the world of purple palettes.

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The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed

The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed

Tut-tut, sailor! Time to swab the deck, etc. our starboard bow! And haul in the sails and whatnot, and so forth!

Yeah…I don’t a lot about sailing. The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed

Rise and shine, morning glory! I hope you’re having a good weekend so far.

I’m quite proud of myself. I did a lot of much-needed housecleaning yesterday, and I’m starting to feel better about the condition of the house. Still have an unfurnished dining room filled with cardboard boxes from the move here three years ago, but every little bit helps (keep me from completely losing my sh*t).

I’m not sure what’s on my agenda today… Maybe a drive up to wine country around lunchtime, just to get out of Dodge for a while.

What have you been up to- I hope there’s been some room for fun.

Surf’s up! Or, where I’ve been, what I’ve read and what I’ve been lemming lately

iPod magic!

The legendary documentary filmmaker Ken Burns on what makes a great story

THANK YOU, MOM!

I. Can’t. Stop. Dancing!

My new favorite running song…

The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed

The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Waterproof Mascara

The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed The MAC Hey, Sailor! Eyeshadows Are Anything But Boring

The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed MAC Hey, Sailor! My, What Rich Lipsticks You Have

The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed Swatches of Yves Saint Laurent and Laura Mercier Summer 2012

The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed The Illamasqua Naked Strangers Collection

The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed Summer From Tokidoki, Korres, Smashbox and Laura Mercier

The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed MAC Extended Play Lash Mascara

The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed The MAC Hey, Sailor! Pro Longwear Lip Pencils

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara Makes Sad Lashes Happy About Blue

Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara Makes Sad Lashes Happy About Blue

Some things are just made to be together, ya know, like chubby cats and costume jewelry, pink feather boas and plastic tiaras, stretchy pants and pints of ice cream (again, the whole no-dairy thing = not happening), blue mascara and naked butt cheeks…

Wait — what was that last one again-

Oh, yeah. Blue mascara and bare bottoms. Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara Makes Sad Lashes Happy About Blue So about that, I wore the new Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effect Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara in Majorelle Blue ($30) to the Bay to Breakers yesterday, and over every inch of the 7.25-mile course and after many, many bare booty sightings, Majorelle Blue held the curl from my lash curler and refused to flake or smudge.

More importantly, the color, a bright electric blue, and the formula’s fringe-fattening powers, fit right in with all of the funny faces I made during the race. Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara Makes Sad Lashes Happy About Blue

It began at the starting line…

My friend Marisol’s workout buddies asked me to take a picture of them. “Sure!” I yelled over the crowd, which was steadily growing around us.

Time was of the essence once the tortillas started flying through the air! (It’s a tradition; folks throw them like Frisbees.) One second, I’m composing the camera and telling the girls to “Say ‘cheese’ in 3-2-1…” The next, a guy wearing nothing but body glitter (and running shoes) is brushing past me down the street, whoosh!

The camera shutter clicked.

I’m thinking, Uh oh… Did I get the right shot- And the girls started cracking up. “Your eyes got SO BIG!”

This happened several times during the race. One or more naked butt cheeks would cross my path, I’d make a funny face, and my eyes would double in size! One might conclude that this wide-eyed effect was due to good old fashioned shock, but I say it was Majorelle Blue.

Yeah, it was mostly shock. But I do think Majorelle’s intense bright blue contrasts with my brown eyes in a way that makes my peepers look just plain HUGE!

Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara Makes Sad Lashes Happy About Blue

Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara Makes Sad Lashes Happy About Blue

Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara Makes Sad Lashes Happy About Blue

I see a similar effect on the YSL model’s eyes (I’m diggin’ her ’80s look)…

Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara Makes Sad Lashes Happy About Blue

This is kinda like how it was at the Bay to Breakers, except that instead of peering up at a presumably handsome Don Draper type, an assumption I’m basing on the shoes at the bottom of the shot, I was staring at a skinny naked dude with the word “slut” tattooed across his left butt cheek. IN ALL CAPS!

For what it’s worth…at least he had the good sense not to use Comic Sans. Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara Makes Sad Lashes Happy About Blue

Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara, $30

  • One of four waterproof mascaras released for YSL Summer 2012 (there’s also a Charcoal Black, Burnt Brown and a Signature Violet)
  • Great for overall lengthening and thickening, but since the formula’s a little thick, you might want to keep a lash comb around during application to separate lashes
  • The mascara feels light, not heavy, but it does leave my lashes a little stiff
  • It’s extremely waterproof (just don’t rub at your eyes)
  • Two coats deliver a dramatic electric blue lash look

PRICE: $30
AVAILABILITY: Available now at YSL counters and nordstrom.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (pricey, but I love the color and performance)

B2B 2012

Just a few pics from the race yesterday. I’m pretty sure I vetted out the NSFW ones… NOTE: I said, “pretty sure.” Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara Makes Sad Lashes Happy About Blue

Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara Makes Sad Lashes Happy About Blue

Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara Makes Sad Lashes Happy About Blue

Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara Makes Sad Lashes Happy About Blue

Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara Makes Sad Lashes Happy About Blue

Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara Makes Sad Lashes Happy About Blue

Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara Makes Sad Lashes Happy About Blue

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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