Metallic Makeup: Chrome for the Holidays

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colorOn's Smooth Sienna Shimmer

colorOn's Smooth Sienna Shimmer

The twinkle in your eyes during the holiday season is more than just warm wishes for your fellow (wo)man — this season, it’s your makeup! Hearst Magazines’ RealBeauty.com website (publishers of print fashion bibles Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, and Harper’s Bazaar) posted a multi-part paean to all that glitters, from eyes to lips to nails and everywhere else, plus additional slide shows addressing the application of glitter makeup by age group — absolutely FABULOUS — from twenty-somethings up through fifty-somethings, using celebrity photos to illustrate.

colorOn's Metallic Aqua Glitter

colorOn's Metallic Aqua Glitter

colorOn has been reminding your of all of our wonderful shimmery, glittery, glowy instant eye makeup looks, in addition to our new Loose Mineral Eye Shadow Pigments in Smooth Shimmers and Glitters. We all seem to be on the same page!

So, plan your favorite glittery colorOn eye shadow look — and grab up some of these drugstore/discount store gems to take your shine to the MAX:

Try Cover Girl Lash Blast in Black Emerald

Try Cover Girl Lash Blast in Black Emerald

Cover Girl Blast Luxe Mascara in Black Emerald. Lash Blast gets a glitzy upgrade! Make your eyes sparkle with this mascara that has been tinted with shimmer (major drugstore and discount chains, drugstore.com).

Jemma Kid Mascara Mascara-Liner Duo. After applying this glittering mascara, swipe the wand over your lashes for a star-studded effect or use the precise brush at the tip if the mascara wand to line your lids with glitter (Target stores, target.com)

Jemma Kid Mascara Mascara-Liner Duo

Jemma Kid Mascara Mascara-Liner Duo

L’Oreal HIP Color Chrome Eyeliner. This eyeliner contains flecks of glitter for a subtle metallic glint with a precise, fine tip. (major drugstore and discount chains, drugstore.com).

L'OrΓ©al HIP Color Chrome Eyeliner

L'OrΓ©al HIP Color Chrome Eyeliner

Although everyone seems a bit glitter crazy, we think that sticking with one feature — and of course we’re partial to eyes…go figure — results in a look that’s sexy and playful. Too much in too many places is too reminiscent of Tinkerbelle, and that’s not the prototype female we’re looking to emulate. IfΒ  you go all a-glitter with your eye makeup, pick a subtle, close-to-your-own-natural-flush blush color, and a sheer nude or pinky-brown lip, one that’s close to your real lip color. Think kissable.

Our Holiday $10.00 Off Promotion continues! Use the case-sensitive code Hd12122010 at checkout to save $10.00 off your entire order. It’s good through December 31.

See you Friday with this week’s Winners Circle announcement!

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