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You want things. Admit it. Nothing induces a high quite like when you return from the store with a shiny new thing. As time passes, the new thing loses its sheen and becomes ordinary, and you find yourself on the prowl for the next thing.

We want things too, so we started this site as an excuse to legitimize our beauty purchases. Check back on the regular for beauty news you can use about shiny new products, drugstore heroes, tutorials, swatches, runway trends, real talk about skin "issues", how to add 'roo to your 'do, and so on and so forth.

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    Nothing celebrates a unique cultural holiday like Mardi Gras quite like appropriating it into an evening-only smokey eye, right? For those of you lucky enough to be in New Orleans chomping oysters and Sazeracs, maybe try this winged spectrum of metallic green, royal purple, gold and matte black.  For everyone else, this is def. not office appropriate, or, as a matter of fact, regular person appropriate (particularly during the day time).  But if you’re a socialite, makeup artist, drag queen, or high maintenance, read on!

    To put this together (Warning: it’s going to take time, a lot of blending, and probably a few mulligans!), try Urban Decay’s “Loaded” on the eyelid, and Make Up Forever Pure Pigment in No. 14 and Bare Minerals Eye Color in “True Gold” on the inner portion of the eyelid and the tear duct.  Then, use a hint of Sunday Riley’s Primasilk Eye Color in “Little Black Dress” for depth by blending it into the outer corners of the eye, and as a liner.  (By the way, -5 points for ladyproducts named LBD, and, as a matter of fact, to any of you who have ever uttered the words acronym sans sarcasm.)  All of this stuff is available at Sephora.

    During a recent drugstore run, we were enticed by the seemingly similar hues in L’Oreal’s new Color Riche Eyeshadow Quad in “Neon Skirt.”  We hate to put the heavy on, L’Oreal, but these shadows are streaky, chalky, and not at all like the  hues depicted in the picture above.  AVOID.

    Images courtesy Glamor.com.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12th 2013, by RUMBLEDETHUMPS

    Tags Mardi Gras Sunday Riley Make Up For Ever Urban Decay Bare Minerals eye shadow