The Best Eyeshadow Colors For Brown, Blue, Hazel & Green Eyes

Blue Eye Makeup

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Eye color is beyond unique. It’s something that can really change your entire look and make people notice you among a crowd. Some people are blessed to have striking eyes and some aren’t. I’m not. I have medium-colored brown eyes. I don’t hate my eye color but it’s just so…average. I mean, pretty much half of the world’s population has brown eyes. If I could choose, I would pick to have green eyes because I have brown hair and I think that would be the prettiest combination.

Luckily, for those of us who don’t have piercing eyes, we have eyeshadow! There are certain hues that will really make your eye color pop. Eye colors are not created equal. Therefore, people with green eyes shouldn’t use shadows that will complement blue eyes and vice versa. A tip for everyone: avoid using shadows that match your eye color.

Here’s a roundup of the eyeshadow colors you should be wearing, according to your eye color, to make your eyes really stand out.

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Allison’s 5 Must-Have Facial Masks

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On my days off, you can typically find me on the couch, enjoying Parks & Recreation re-runs with a facial mask on. It’s become one a day-off tradition around here, and I couldn’t be happier. Here are 5 facial masks in my medicine cabinet that are heavily rotated in my beauty regimen…

Mario Badescu Cucumber Tonic Facial Mask

Specialty: Purifying and tightening pores

Where I apply it: All over my face, not focusing on any specific area

Stress reducing: Absolutely! This cool, refreshing mask is perfect for those days where you just need to pamper yourself a little!

Hard to remove: It’s a clay mask, so there are always a few spots on my cheekbones that take a bit of warm water to remove. It dries rather quickly and it’s best to leave it on for 10-20 minutes, so just make sure you have warm water ready!

Efficiency: My face always feels brighter and refreshed after using this mask. It’s a perfect day-off/’treat yourself’ mask.

Smell/Texture: The mask itself smells very clean. It’s pretty thick and easy to apply, and a little goes a long way.


Yes To Tomatoes Skin-Clearing Facial Mask

Specialty: Clearing up acne

Where I apply it: I apply this mask on those specific areas that always flare up once a month — my t-zone and on the sides of my chin. Truthfully, I spot-apply instead of applying it to my entire face.

Stress reducing: I don’t feel particularly relaxed during and after using this product, but it definitely reduces redness and swelling on those problem areas, so that alone relaxes me a little!

Hard to remove: The mask isn’t too difficult to remove, just make sure you have warm water and a damp towel ready!

Efficiency: This mask is perfect for those days where you’re feeling a little hormonal, or if you’re trying to halt a pimple in its tracks.

Smell/Texture: This mask smells like your typical facial mask — very clean. The texture is a little thick.

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Perfecting The ‘No Makeup’ Makeup Look

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As much fun as creating a dramatic smokey eye is, sometimes you want to go for a natural look. Aside from this being a “no makeup” look it can also be an everyday makeup routine for my girls out there who don’t like to pack on the eyeshadow and blush. This makeup will be great for summer since you’re only putting a minimal amount on! Stars like Miranda Kerr, Candace Swanepoel and Selena Gomez rock the natural look all the time. Here are some products I use to achieve this “no makeup” look.

1. The key to this makeup isn’t to cover your natural beauty but to enhance it. To create a “second skin” I would suggest using a BB cream instead of a foundation. BB creams even out your skin tone and provide a sheer to medium coverage over the skin. If you’re not sure which one to use, I suggest the Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer.

2. After you’ve applied the BB cream all over your face the next step is concealer. To hide those dark circles or any discoloration you may have you will need any under eye concealer. I recommend the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind because it is a fantastic product that works well with different skin types. If you don’t want to use this one just make sure you’re concealer isn’t thick and has more of a creamy consistency. Now you can either set your face with a powder or you can completely skip this step (still set your concealer)! I usually skip this step because I tend to have dry skin and powder will ruin this flawless natural look I’m going for. 

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5 More Foods To Eat For Amazing Skin

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There are tons of benefits to eating healthier, but keeping my skin clear definitely motivates me to put down the Cheetos and pick up the kale chips. We’ve covered our favorite foods with beauty benefits before (here and here), but there are so many more yummy foods that help your hair, skin and nails! Here are 5 foods…

Pumpkin seeds

A handful of these are like taking your B vitamins and biotin, an essential nutrient for strengthening hair, nails, and skin. Pumpkin seeds are also high in minerals, such as zinc, which in deficiency can lead to issues such as acne. Sprinkle them over anything from yogurt and salads to rice bowls and fish.


The sexy, good-for-you green is an excellent source of the beauty vitamins A, C and E, which have potent anti-aging properties and help promote healthy new cell growth. Kale is also loaded with minerals, such as magnesium and calcium that healthy skin needs. Make a green juice or massage a kale salad stat.  

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Nikole’s Five Favorite YouTube Beauty Gurus

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The beauty community on YouTube has grown rapidly over the past few years. Thousands of beauty fanatics posting videos each day to YouTube from tutorials to product hauls. I personally follow about twenty beauty channels on YouTube but these are a few that stick out in my head as the best.

If you are interested in watching beauty videos on YouTube, or looking for new channels to follow these are five that you should definitely check out!

1. Nicole Guerriero–  Nicole really has the best personality ever which makes her videos so fun to watch. You feel like she is talking right to you, not that she’s talking to a camera. Her fashion is amazing and she is really great with makeup as well. She does videos ranging from makeup, to hair, to fashion you name it. She is definitely one of my favorite beauty gurus.

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2. Carli Bybel- Carli is not only beautiful on the outside but on the inside as well. At the beginning of every one of her videos she puts an inspirational quote which I love. She also has a second channel called “the inner beauty byble” which is great as well. I love Carli’s blog because she does awesome fashion posts.

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6 Affordable Makeup Brushes Everyone Should Have In Their Collection

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Having the right brushes can make all the difference in the world with your makeup application, but they don’t have to be expensive. These are my top six makeup brushes that every women needs in her collection. All of them are less than $9 each, so they won’t break your wallet!

1. A buffing brush is perfect for multiple tasks such as blending out flawless foundation application or applying bronzer to contour areas. A perfect brush for this is the Expert Face Brush from Real Techniques.

2. A flat eyeshadow brush can be used for an all-over eyelid color or used to apply an eyeshadow base. Also from Real Techniques, the Shading Brush is a great flat eyeshadow brush pick.

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5 Effortless Warm Weather Hairstyles

5 Effortless Warm Weather Hairstyles via Barefoot Blonde

The weather is finally warming up (for some of us) and that means it’s almost time to pull out the shorts and tank tops! Thick curls and straight hair was nice for the winter time, but now that the hot sun is shining, it’s so much more comfortable to have hair up. Spring and summer are all about cooling off and keeping your hair out of your face. The hairstyle should be something that’s easily transformed from day to night. These looks are all about creating a cute and effortless look!

Whether you’re going to work, school, or hanging out at Starbucks, these warm weather hairstyles are great for all occasions. Here are five hairstyles to get your hair out of your face and looking perfectly chic for your day!

1. Half-up Top Knot

5 Effortless Warm Weather Hairstyles via Style Bistro

2. Puffed Pony

5 Effortless Warm Weather Hairstyles via The Beauty Department

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