green smokey eyes - smokey eyes makeup
by Ida Hsiang
You're already gorgeous, girl. Sure, it's fun to try out all these vibrant colors that are so popular right now on the beauty scene, and false lashes and other add-ons really do wonders for a flirty or sensual look. But there's something to be said for a girl with natural beauty. Save the fluttery lashes and sparkly liner for a hot night out, and go for a clean and pretty face for every day activities. The trick to applying make-up and having it look barely there, but still providing ample coverage is to play up your natural features. Soft black and dark brown eyeliners help enhance peepers, as do flake-free mascaras and eyeshadows in a nude or natural palette (think sheer golds and chocolate browns). A pale pink lip and cheek is a great way to let your pout pop and to contour the face without being obvious and keeps the 'au naturelle' appeal. So put your best and most naturally beautiful face forward and click on our slideshow to see some of our favorite 'au naturelle' beauty picks!
by Zuri Magers
After about 15 years of wearing makeup you would think that I would have mastered the art of makeup application, and you might be right! Kind of. I can do a mean mascara job with one hand on the steering wheel while stuck in traffic, and my eyebrow grooming is down to a science. When it comes to eyeshadow and eyeliner, however, I just can't get it right. Attempt a smokey eye? I might as well attempt to run the Boston Marathon. I am, therefore, grateful for any product that attempts to help me out, and have discovered that the Smokey Eye Creator Kit from Pixi is really all that I needed to create a dummy-proof sultry look. No more guessing which eyeshadow colors should be used together or what brush to use. This kit comes with four coordinating eyeshadows that can be mixed and matched depending on your mood ... and skill level. Plus, for further accident proofing, there's also a double sided applicator for the shadow and gel eyeliner! The smudge-proof, waterproof mascara provides the finishing touch. Give me a few more years, and the smokey eye might even be accomplished in rush hour traffic. Just don€™t get any ideas about me in running the Boston Marathon. Where to Buy - Urban OutfittersPrice - $30.00Who - Zuzubean was the first to add 'Pixi Smokey Eye Creator Kit' to the Hive.