Monthly Archives: January 2011

Send a Special Message on Valentine’s Day

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Limited-Edition Very Sexy Pink for Valentine's Day

Limited-Edition Very Sexy Pink for Valentine's Day

We introduced you last week to SIX new colorOn Instant Eye Shadow designs created especially for Valentine’s Day. We also unveiled a free shipping promo which will run through Valentine’s Day, and requires NO PROMO CODE. So, it couldn’t be easier to build up your eye-makeup wardrobe with some sexy and playful Valentine’s looks, a wardrobe of everyday necessities, and a few sultry evening looks — with free shipping no matter how large your order!
Where would Friday be without a new Winners Circle announcement? e-VIP member Amanda Lund of Wixom, Michigan wins 10 applications of crease-resistant, melt-proof, water-resistant instant mineral eye makeup, whether she chooses a “custom eye makeup wardrobe” or one of our pre-made Variety Kits, which now sell for the same price.

We’ll keep drawing a new name every Friday in 2011, and the winner receives instant email notification that she’s won a great $20.00 gift. Be sure to add our domain @coloronpro.com to your Safe Senders list, or you may never know YOU won.

FASHION WEEK TRENDS: Sparkle Smoky Eye

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On the runway at Diane Von Furstenberg/New York Fashion Week

On the runway at Diane Von Furstenberg/New York Fashion Week

We may not be the beauty editors of a national glossy magazine, but as cosmetics industry professionals, we are avid readers of beauty trade publications and insider blogs, so we typically get a preview of fashion and makeup trends six months before we see some variation of those looks out on the street. New York Fall Fashion Week showed some makeup trends we loved (plum lips, cat’s eye liner) and some that just made us roll our eyes (horrible contrasting two-toned makeup where the eyes and lips clashed; red eyeliner; smoky eyes that looked like injuries, not makeup), and now we’re seeing them on real people.

One trend stood out for us, and it can be achieved in minutes using colorOn…Professional instant eye makeup and our Metallic Glitters or Smooth Shimmer loose mineral pigments. At Diane Von Furstenberg’s show, models’ smoky eyes really popped, thanks to an aqua green shimmer underneath the lower lashes drawn from the inner corner all the way out to the far edge.

Noche is found in the Smoky Classics Variety Kit

Noche is found in the Smoky Classics Variety Kit

Choose ColorOn’s Noche, a softly smoky and seductive wash of black and deep grey shadows as your base for this look. You can take an eye liner brush and use the extra white creamy mineral pigment left on the protective cover to line under your eyes.

Metallic Sky Blue Glitter

Metallic Sky Blue Glitter

Then, add our Metallic Glitter in Sky Blue or our Smooth Shimmer in Peacock Blue under the eyes to achieve the same sparkly smoky eye, setting the look with Get Set Powder #2, which adds even more shine. You can choose any of our Metallic Glitters or Smooth Shimmers to achieve the look with a different shade of “pop” to contract with your eye color, or to complement an outfit.

Peacock Blue Smooth Shimmer

Peacock Blue Smooth Shimmer

As show on the runway, eyes this strong call for a nearly naked face and a neutral or nude lip. No bright blush or red lips to detract from the artistry of this eye look!

Limited-edition Valentine's Day looks from colorOn

Limited-edition Valentine's Day looks from colorOn

Remember that our six limited-edition Valentine’s Day looks are available in Custom Kits, and shipping on every order is FREE through Valentine’s Day, no matter what you buy or how much! No promo code necessary.

We’ll be back Friday with a new winner in our weekly Winners Circle drawing.

Valentine’s Promo and Friday’s Winners Circle…

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Just for Play on Valentine's Day

Just for Play on Valentine's Day

Wednesday’s blog and e-blast introduced you to SIX new colorOn Instant Eye Shadow designs created especially for Valentine’s Day. We also unveiled a free shipping promo which will run through Valentine’s Day, and requires NO PROMO CODE. It couldn’t be easier to build up your eye-makeup wardrobe with some sexy and playful Valentine’s looks, some everyday staples, and a few sultry evening looks — free shipping no matter how large your order!

And what would Friday be without a new Winners Circle announcement? e-VIP member Jenny Panavaravatn of Appleton, Wisconsin wins 10 applications of crease-resistant, melt-proof, water-resistant instant mineral eye makeup, whether she chooses a “custom eye makeup wardrobe” or one of our pre-made Variety Kits, which now sell for the same price.

We’ll keep drawing a new name every Friday in 2011, and the winner receives instant email notification that she’s won a great $20.00 gift. Be sure to add our domain @coloronpro.com to your Safe Senders list, or you may never know YOU won.

Some ‘My Funny Valentine’ Looks for You!

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Since our winter holiday looks were so well received during this past season, we at colorOn…Professional offer you six new designs that are perfect for Valentine’s Day, or even just to herald that spring soon arrives and you’re SO ready for warmer temperatures.

And to make the deal “sweeter,” we’re offering free shipping on any order through Valentine’s Day. You don’t even need a special code at checkout!

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the newest colorOn instant eye shadow looks:

 

Pink Lace

Pink Veil
Sweetly pink yet gothically exotic, this photorealistic black lace pattern combines with honeysuckle pink to create a look that’s both innocent and just a little wicked for your Valentine to admire.

 

Deeply in Love

Deeply in Love
Amuse your honey with this fun and frivolous ode to your affection. White polka dots with a cotton-candy pink background are topped by two hearts outlined in red. Tell him how you feel by just closing your eyes!

 

Peace and Love

Peace and Love
Tell them how you really feel with this playful look. A soft mauve eyelid shades to a pale lavender brow bone imprinted with deep plum hearts and a peace sign. Say it all without saying a word.

Very Sexy PinkVery Sexy Pink
Tell your sweetheart like it is with this slightly naughty eye look. A honeysuckle pink eyelid with black polka dots is topped by the bold statement “Very. Sexy.” Now you’ll have to live up to the claim!

 

Very Sexy Blue

Very Sexy Blue
Do you dare wear this out of the house? A beautiful shade of turquoise with black polka dots adorn you lids, while your brow bone says it all: Very. Sexy. If you’re looking for a reaction, you’re bound to get one, ladies!

 

Very Sexy Green

Very Sexy Green
Whether the message is for your special Valentine, or a statement to all those potential Valentines out there, this will certainly start the conversation. A yummy chartreuse green shadow with black polka dots for your eyelids, and just two words: Very. Sexy. You need say nothing more.

Have fun with these playful, romantic, bold looks – they’re certain to get everyone’s attention – or just the attention of that one special person.

We’ll be back Friday with a new Winners Circle announcement. We say it all the time, but it bears repeating: Be sure to add our domain @coloronpro.com to your Safe Senders list, or you may never know YOU won.

Color(On) Your World

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Sunset Romance

Sunset Romance

Wednesday’s blog and e-blast was all about how color dominated the Spring runway makeup, and ways to integrate it into a professional workday look. Sunset Peach (featured here, and in our Romance Variety Kit) is a lovely way to bring color into your eye makeup wardrobe, with its little wash of Caribbean turquoise on the brow bone, golden sand in the crease and on the eyelid, and a lovely teal liner.

You can apply it with a light touch for a pale wash of colors, or go a little heavier for more color “pop” or if you have a deeper skintone. Either way, the delicate blend of colors are perfectly professional with a subtle cheek and lip.

And what would Friday be without a new Winners Circle announcement? e-VIP member U-Jung Jung of North Hills, California wins 10 applications of crease-resistant, melt-proof, water-resistant instant mineral eye makeup, whether she chooses a wardrobe of fashionably subtle workplace looks or our wildest avante garde designs for special occasions — and now she can mix and match them all if she likes since our pre-made Variety Kits are the same price as our Custom Kits!

We’ll keep drawing a new name every Friday in 2011, and the winner receives instant email notification that she’s won a great $20.00 gift. Be sure to add our domain @coloronpro.com to your Safe Senders list, or you may never know YOU won. We’ll have some candy-

Color Your World

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Bright pops of color were all over the faces on the runways at the Spring fashion shows, either on the eyes or lips – but never both.

Emily Blunt/HarpersBazaar.com

Emily Blunt/HarpersBazaar.com

For example, the models in Jason Wu’s Spring 2011 runway show wore a rainbow of eyeshadow shades.

Here, actor Emily Blunt opts for a more wearable pale blue-gray, which complements her bare, pink lips. ColorOn’s Grace, Finesse, and Charm from the Eye Envy Rhapsody in Grey variety kit will give you the same color-washed lids.

Finesse

Finesse

Charm

Charm

Grace

Grace

Natalie Portman/HarpersBazaar.com

Natalie Portman/HarpersBazaar.com

From Fendi to Gucci to Jil Sander, bright lips everywhere in every shade.

Oranges, reds, and pinks were all popular, but this pretty fuchsia on Natalie Portman is wearable on a daily basis and appropriate for work. If you’re opting for a bold mouth, your eye makeup should be subtle – think colorOn’s Ibiza, 14-Karat, Pink Lemonade, or Platinum & Pearls.

Pink Lemonade

Pink Lemonade

Ibiza

Ibiza

14-Karat

14-Karat

Platinum & Pearls

Platinum & Pearls

Both of these runway trends are easily adapted to your workaday wardrobe of looks. They’re polished and professional, yet still allow your personality to shine through.

Be on the lookout for next week’s blog, where we will be debuting six new instant eye shadow looks with Valentines in mind.

The New Year’s First Winners Circle — New Year, New Looks, New You!

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The wondefully lady-like Finesse instant eye shadow

The wonderful lady-like Finesse instant eye shadow

Yesterday’s blog and e-blast took a page from the fashion trades and announced that ladylike looks are a great way to trend into the New Year. We showed some great, polished and professional looks for women in business. More than ever, in this economic environment, we want to help you maintain a professional and sophisticated image that will be appreciated by “the boss.”

Our first Winners Circle of the New year goes out to eVIP member Kaja Blerona of Staten Island, New York. She wins 10 applications of crease-resistant, melt-proof, water-resistant instant mineral eye makeup, whether she chooses a wardrobe of fashionably subtle workplace looks or our wildest avante garde designs — and now she can mix and match them all if she likes since our pre-made Variety Kits are the same price as our Custom Kits!

We’ll keep drawing a new name every Friday in 2011, and the winner receives instant email notification that she’s won a great $20.00 gift. Be sure to add our domain @coloronpro.com to your Safe Senders list, or you may never know YOU won. And be on the lookout next week for something new, and sweetly well-timed…

Welcome to a Ladylike New Year

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Who What Wear Daily's Trend Report
Who What Wear Daily’s Trend Report

We were reading yesterday’s “Who What Wear Daily” Trend Report, and it was all about the ladylike jacket.  In the world haute couture, there’s only ONE ladylike jacket: Chanel. For the rest of us, thankfully, there are beautiful homages to the genius of Coco Chanel at every price point. We love the resurgence of the ladylike jacket, which is simply perfect for the office, where it’s often cooler in your cube than it is outside, or hotter than blazes whilst it’s sub-zero outside.

Ann Taylor Tweed Jacket
Ann Taylor Tweed Jacket, a much more affordable “ladylike”

This new year offers us all a new beginning when it comes to our wardrobe and makeup choices. The job market is more competitive than ever, and a woman in business must work all the harder to be seen as a professional than her male counterparts. But unlike men, we have a much broader range of choices when it comes to our appearance. Aside from wardrobe, we also have the opportunity to update our makeup, presenting a fresh new look. Ladylike jackets and professional garb call for subtle-yet-sophisticated makeup, polished and long-wearing.

colorOn offers you a virtual wardrobe of subtle, beautiful, professional eye shadows — the basis

Ibiza
Ibiza

for any proper work makeup. Neutrals and subtle hints of color are what’s most appropriate for the workplace. Blue-eyed women might choose Ibiza, El, Sunset Beach, Desert Sand, or Gypsy.

El
El
Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach

Green-eyed ladies may also choose El, Sunset Beach, Bermuda or Cactus Flower.

Bermuda
Bermuda

Dark eyes will be accentuated subtly by Dusky Twilight, Dream Weaver, Finesse, or South Beach.

Dusky Twilight
Dusky Twilight

The beauty of colorOn instant eye shadows is that you may vary the intensity by blending out the colors before setting them for the day with our Get Set! powder. You’re eye shadow will last a full workday, and even into after-work drinks and beyond.

Dream Weaver
Dream Weaver

Think of the New Year as a time to present a “newer” you. It starts in the mirror, and even if it was not one of your New Year’s Resolutions, you will only improve your professional appearance and demeanor. Makeup really DOES make a difference!