Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Cure for the Summertime ‘Blues’

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Shades of Blue: Ginnifer Goodwin, Mindy Kaling, and Amy Adams

Shades of Blue: Ginnifer Goodwin, Mindy Kaling, and Amy Adams

One of the big runway trends during the spring shows was bright blue eyeshadows, in shades ranging from turquoise to teal, from dusky sapphire to deep navy. Here are three celebrities successfully wearing the trend: Ginnifer Goodwin in a matte teal, Mindy Kaling in matte cobalt, and Amy Adams in a rich navy.

Biscayne Bay

Biscayne Bay

ColorOn offers you a nice range of blue-based instant eye shadow looks, from the sweetest pastels to the deepest midnight. For a sunny summer day, try any of the shades from the Eye Envy Tropics Kit: Biscayne Bay, South Beach or Key West.

South Beach

South Beach

Key West

Ket West

Each start with a bright blue or teal base. Biscayne Bay shades from a periwinkle at the browbone to a deep chocolate at the lash line; South Beach is cool teal shading to deep sable at the lash line, and Key West is light to deep gradient teal the exact color Ginnifer Goodwin is wearing.

Dusky Twilight

Dusky Twilight

For a deeper cobalt look, try Dusky Twilight from the Painted Desert Variety Kit. Create a dusky, doe-eyed look with this combination of dusty denim blue and sheer indigo, with a pop of the paler color at the center of the eyelid.

Grace

Grace

Charm

Charm

For a delicate pastel look, try Grace or Charm from the Eye Envy Rhapsody in Gray Variety Kit. Grace is a pop of cool blue and soft grey, like the early morning tropical skies. Charm is a beautiful, summery smoky eye in cool tones of chilly blue and grey.

Camera Ready

Camera Ready

If you want to take your blues out on the town, two shimmery tri-color looks are sure to grab the spotlight. Camera Ready is a prismatic combination of reflective sapphire at the outer corners shading inward to platinum to crushed mint at the inner corners.

Avatare

Avatare

Avatare is another prismatic wash, starting with a deep glittering navy at the outer corner of the eye, shading to a bright pop of citron and back to sky blue at the inner corners. These two shades are only available in Custom Kits.

All of the colors mentioned can be combined and purchased as a Custom Kit , or you can instead buy the Variety Kit  in which they’re featured. Either way, same price. There are 78 instant eye shadow looks and 24 pre-selected Variety Kits. And stock up on the 11 Smooth Shimmers or 7 Metallic Glitters loose mineral shadows while you’re at it; some are limited editions and won’t be around forever!

We’ll be back Friday with a new Winners Circle announcement! Have a lovely day…

Fabulous Friday, and The Winners Circle…

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The Beach circa 1968/Flickr@cliff1066

The Beach circa 1968/Flickr@cliff1066

It’s another fabulous Friday here at ColorOn, where we get to give away a free Custom Kit of ColorOn…Professional instant eye makeup to one of our lucky eVIP members, which just plain makes us happy. And as we said a couple of Fridays ago, it’s just a day of the week when everyone feels just a wee bit happier.

Earlier in the week, we switched from our series on Summer Bridal Makeup looks to an all-out Summer Makeup trend blog post. So, even if you live somewhere where the weather doesn’t meet the general “summer” criteria of beach, sand, and sunburns, your makeup can make you feel like you’re at a resort, on vacation, or just a summer siren.

Sunset Romance: Bring out your inner mermaid...

Sunset Romance: Bring out your inner mermaid...

Today’s newest member of the Winners Circle is Sandra Goldner of Jupiter, Florida. She’ll be watching her mailbox next week to see what beautiful surprise we send her. We’re encouraging our Winners Circle members to post their experiences on our Facebook Fan Page once they’ve had time to play with their new makeup, so that all of you get the benefit of real feedback on the products. Remember, there’s no cost to become an eVIP and no purchase necessary, so if you’re no one already, head on over to the coloronpro.com website and sign up! It could be YOU next week!

We’ll be back next week with more fun summer looks. Be happy, and have a lovely weekend!

Summertime…And the Eye Makeup’s Easy

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Sunset Romance: Bring out your inner mermaid...

Sunset Romance: Bring out your inner mermaid...

Yesterday was the Summer Solstice — the first official day of summer, and the longest day of the year. Whether you’re lucky enough to go to a beach somewhere on the weekends, have a summer rental in the Hamptons or “down the shore,” live on the east or west coast, or on on one of the Great Lakes, or only get to take your lounge chair into the back yard or onto the balcony with a pitcher of something ice-cold, a trashy paperback novel, and a liberal application some coconut-y, pina colada-scented sunscreen, summer officially arrived in all its sticky, sweaty, flip-flop-wearing glory. And it’s time your makeup matched the season, no matter where you are.

With over four dozen different eye looks available, ColorOn has some of the most gorgeous summer looks imaginable, ones that promise to make you feel like a mermaid, like you’re headed out for a night on South Beach, or just hotter than Georgia asphalt.

Sunset Romance, from the Romance Variety Kit : The mermaid’s smokey summer eye look with a little pop of Caribbean turquoise and golden sand shadows, and a lovely teal eyeliner. These are the colors we saw all over the runways six months ago, and paired with either a touch of bronzer and a caramel/nude gloss, or a bright coral lip, you’ll be totally on trend and looking distinctly “beachy.”

South Beach: Hot southern nights...

South Beach: Hot southern nights...

For a more sultry eye, try South Beach from the Eye Envy Tropics Variety Kit. This is a bright yet sultry smoked eye, named appropriately for this tropical Southern destination. Cool teal and deep chocolate mix it up with just a touch of creamy decadence. Take it all the way by smoking the color all around the eye before setting it with the enclosed Get Set! powder so it won’t budge no matter how many hours you spend on the dance floor, chica.

Summer Peach: Hotter than Georgia asphalt?

Summer Peach: Hotter than Georgia asphalt?

Again, we have all of the hottest runway colors blending into a juicy summer look with Summer Peach, from the Romance Variety Kit. This is a more delicate smoky eye in the colors of a sunset in paradise: Warm golden yellow, rich coral, and a pop of lime green liner. No need to be a Southern Belle to wear this look — it is fabulous on every skin tone, and you can build up a beautiful intensity on deeper skin tones as well. Play up the coral shadow with a juicy slick of coral gloss, or play it a bit safer with a sheer golden gloss. Either way, you’ll look ready for a nibble.

Summer Sky: Demure or Not?

Summer Sky: Demure or not?

Summer Sky, also from the Romance Variety Kit, is one of the most gorgeous eye shadows we have; a tonal play of bright and summery sky-blues creating  smoky look by starting at the brow with pale blue, then shading on the gradient to a deeper azure, with a subtle cerulean blue eyeliner. Use the excess creamy mineral shadow on the protective cover under the lower lash-line for extra impact. It’s both demure and  come-hither — just like today’s independent women.

You can find the looks above not only in the pre-packaged Variety Kits mentioned, but in Custom Kits where you can mix and match to your heart’s content from the 77 different colorOn instant eye shadow applicators. 

We’ll be back Friday with the Winners Circle…We’ll keep drawing a new name from our eVIPs every Friday in 2011, and the winner receives instant email notification that she’s won a great $20.00 gift. No purchase is necessary to become an eVIP and be entered into the drawing, so if you aren’t an eVIP, now’s the time!

Happy Summer! Keep cool, and drink plenty of water (this line was sponsored by your mother :))…

Friday + Summer + New Winner = Happy Day

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Summer's here.../dave.baker@Flickr

Summer's here.../dave.baker@Flickr

It’s shaping up to be a strange summer, weather-wise. Rainy where it’s normally dry, dry where it’s normally hurricane season, wildfires and floods. For many, Fridays have become a ray of hope at the end of a grueling week, offering a few days respite before beginning a whole new, and perhaps better, week to come.

Whether the weather is normal or giving you fits, we all  go on with our daily responsibilities, heading off to work, taking care of our families, attending business functions, planning vacations, getting the kids off to summer camp.

And come rain or come hine, summer is the official “Wedding Season,” and for the last three weeks we’ve shown you an array of celebrities wearing looks we think would be perfect for summer weddings, whether you’re the bride or a member of the wedding party, and made recommendations on how you can recreate those looks using colorOn to make your bridal eye makeup virtually crease-, sweat-, and tear-proof, so it will last from the moment you walk down the aisle until he carries you across the threshold.

The other thing that makes Fridays shine for us is that we get to give away a free 10-application Custom Kit to a lucky eVIP member we draw at random. Today’s newest member of the Winners Circle is Kiyuanna Edwards of Herndon, Pennsylvania. She’ll be watching her mailbox next week to see what beautiful surprise we send her. We’re encouraging our Winners Circle members to post their experiences on our Facebook Fan Page once they’ve had time to play with their new makeup, so that all of you get the benefit of real feedback on the products.

Well be back next week with our fourth installment of bridal makeup inspired by celebrities. Stay cool, and have a lovely weekend!

More Summer Bridal Looks: Celebrity Inspired, ColorOn Approved

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Christie Brinkley/WireImage

Christie Brinkley/WireImage

It’s Week 3 of our “Inspired by Celebrity” bridal makeup looks, and once again we’ve found some wonderful makeup looks would be absolutely gorgeous on summer brides.

She may be approaching 60, but has anyone ever looked so happy and radiant when it WASN’T her wedding? One of the original “supermodels,” Christie Brinkley looked every inch the blushing bride at the 2011 Tony Awards. With her casually tousled, summery beehive up-do and sun-kissed skin, her look is perfect for an outdoor wedding. Use colorOn’s Silver Bells instant eye shadow from lash-line all the way to brow, and strip eyelashes. Bright pink rouge and lipgloss, and this look is appropriate for a bride of any age.

Alexa Ray Joel/WireImage

Alexa Ray Joel/WireImage

And so it’s appropriate that our evening bridal look is Alexa Ray Joel, Christie Brinkley’s daughter. With her deep-set hazel eyes and beautifully arched brows, colorOn’s Noche from the Smoky Classics and Bestsellers Variety Kits applied just to the lid from the lash-line into the crease is the perfect subtle smoky eye. Lots of waterproof mascara concentrating on the upper lashes, a nude cream blush, and a nude cream lipstick keep the eyes the center of attention.

Courteney Cox/WireImage

Courteney Cox/WireImage

Growing lovelier every year, actor Courteney Cox brings out her crystal-blue eyes with a combination of multiple mauves and violets. Choose colorOn’s Lost In Space from the Eye Envy Odyssey Variety Kit, with its shimmer pink, cobalt blue, dusky sapphire and hot violet combining into one stunning look. Amethyst eyeliner under the lower lashes,lots of dramatic mascara, and you can keep the rest of the face minimal, with a touch of creamy pinkish-nude blush and the same shade of lip gloss. He’ll never take his eyes off you.

Ivanka Trump/InStyle.com

Ivanka Trump/InStyle.com

Our final look is truly bridal, as it is Ivanka Trump’s portrait from her own wedding. The brown-eyed blonde brings out her eyes with colors you can recreate with colorOn’s El from the Bestsellers and Smoky Classics Variety Kits, a soft pink and chocolate brown that combine to create a smoky mauve look. Bring a bit of the shadow below the lower lash line from the inner corner out, winging it just a tiny bit at the outer corner. Ivanka uses bronzer in place of blush, and a pale, silvery/pink/nude lipstick for a bit of the “Ice Queen” look, a nice counterpoint to her sunny skin and subtle smoky eyes.

You can find the looks above not only in the pre-packaged Variety Kits mentioned, but in Custom Kits where you can mix and match to your heart’s content from the 78 different colorOn instant eye shadow applicators. We’re still running a FREE SHIPPING promotion through June 17th, so now’s the time to place your order.

We’ll be back Friday with the Winners Circle…We’ll keep drawing a new name from our eVIPs every Friday in 2011, and the winner receives instant email notification that she’s won a great $20.00 gift. No purchase is necessary to become an eVIP and be entered into the drawing, so if you aren’t an eVIP, now’s the time!

Be sure to add our domain @coloronpro.com to your Safe Senders list, or you may never know YOU won.

A Fabulous Friday, and a New Winners Circle Member!

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There’s just something about Fridays — even if you work on weekends (which many of us here have over the years). Everyone you speak to is just in a better mood, more people smile for no reason, and more strangers say “hello.” Everyone at the office seems a little giddy, especially now that these are “Summer Fridays.” Half of the office leaves early to get a jump-start on the traffic out to the summer rental, many offices are only open half-days; there’s just this general sense that we’re all in this together — and it’s time we all got a bit of a break.

Summer is also when we abandon the blow dryer whenever possible, trade our foundation for tinted moisturizer, and try heat-proof our eye makeup. ColorOn…Professional is the PERFECT summer makeup. You apply it in the morning, lightly blend the creamy mineral tints for the exact look you want, then set it with our Get Set! powder — and your eye shadow is now virtually crease-, sweat-, and water-proof , and will last past the end of the workday and into the evening. You may have to touch up the rest of your makeup, using blotting papers, reapplying your bronzer and your lipstick, but your colorOn instant eye shadow will look as good at cocktail hour as it did over the breakfast table.

The other thing that makes Fridays fun for us is that we get to give away a free 10-application Variety Kit to a lucky eVIP member we draw at random. Today’s newest member of the Winners Circle is Erika Marshall of Blue Springs, Missouri. She’ll be watching her mailbox next to see what beautiful surprise we send her. We’re encouraging our Winners Circle members to post their experiences on our Facebook Fan Page once they’ve had time to play with their new makeup, so that all of you get the benefit of  real feedback on the products.

Remember, we still have another week of FREE SHIPPING, so take advantage before it ends on Friday, June 17th!  Well be back next week with our third installment of bridal makeup inspired be celebrities. Stay cool, and have a lovely weekend!

More Blushing Brides: Celebrity Looks for That Special Day

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Anne Hathaway/Getty Images

Anne Hathaway/Getty Images

It’s Week 2 of our “Inspired by Celebrity” bridal makeup looks, and we’ve found some wonderful makeup looks that are absolutely perfect for the summer bride.

The lovely Anne Hathaway, who wowed us all through the Awards season, especially in her turn as co-host of the Academy Awards, wears a beautiful monochromatic look that you can recreate starting with colorOn’s Sunset Beach instant eye shadow from our Bestsellers Variety Kit.

This combination of gradient beige and coral are spot on-trend, sultry yet sweet and playing up Anne’s alabaster skin with a bit of chocolate brown liner below the lower lash line, and plenty of waterproof mascara, focusing especially at the outer corners of the upper lashes. A matching coral cream blush and a sheer coral lipstain and her hazel eyes and rich brunette hair combine to make her look every inch the princess bride she once played.

Claire Danes/Getty Images

Claire Danes/Getty Images

A radiant Claire Daines cornered the look on shades of peach, honeysuckle, peony this award show season, colors that bring out the beautiful undertones in her slightly golden skin and grey/blue eyes. You can create the same eye look with colorOn’s Bermuda from the Eye Envy Flaunt Variety Kit, a veritable sundae for the eye with yummy pink and creamy beige topped with a dark chocolate liner.

Claire has no need for mascara with those Latisse-enhanced lashes, just a peony cream blush and peachy-pink, slightly matte lipstick with some staying power. She looks like a bouquet of gorgeous flowers.

Keri Russell/Getty Images

Keri Russell/Getty Images

The famously curly haired Keri Russell looks quite bridal with her slightly uncontrolled updo, and teal and chocolate eye makeup that bring out the green-flecked hazel of her eyes. You can reproduce this look by choosing colorOn’s South Beach from the Eye Envy Tropics Kit, a cool teal and deep chocolate mix, confining the intensity of the colors to from the lash line deep into the crease.

She brings the teal shade into the inner corners of the eye and under the lower lash line, and tops it with plenty of black waterproof mascara. A neutral, almost-there blush and a sheer nude gloss keep her eyes the focus.

Scarlett Johanssen/Getty Images

Scarlett Johanssen/Getty Images

The bridal glam look goes to Scarlett Johanssen, who channels a very “Monroe-esque” look appropriate for an evening wedding, with her side-swept, deeply parted platinum pin curls, strips of false lashes, and frosty platinum eyeshadow. You can achieve the same look using colorOn’s Platinum and Pearls instant eye shadow from the Metallics Variety Kit, bringing a bit of the creamy platinum shadow around the inner corners of the eye and just under the lower lash line. A subtle peachy glow to her cheeks and nude gloss keep this look “bridal” rather than “bombshell.”

Selena Gomez/Getty Images

Selena Gomez/Getty Images

Finally, we have the lovely young Selena Gomez. Too young perhaps to be a bride herself, she nevertheless wears a lovely monochromatic coral makeup that is perfect for a summer wedding. You can get the eye look with colorOn’s Coral Cove, a beautiful wash of summery coral rose and beige, with a subtle chocolate liner, the perfect romantic summer smoky look as delicate as flower petal. You can find it in the Romance Variety Kit.

Like any bride, follow it with lots of waterproof black mascara! A creamy blush in the same coral rose shade, and pale coral pink gloss, and this look suits almost anyone, whether a dark brunette like Selena, or a pale blonde like Scarlett.

You can find the looks above not only in the pre-packaged Variety Kits mentioned, but in Custom Kits where you can mix and match to your heart’s content from the 78 different colorOn instant eye shadow applicators. We’re still running a FREE SHIPPING promotion through June 17th, so now’s the time to place your order.

We’ll be back Friday with the Winners Circle…We’ll keep drawing a new name from our eVIPs every Friday in 2011, and the winner receives instant email notification that she’s won a great $20.00 gift. No purchase is necessary to become an eVIP and be entered into the drawing, so if you aren’t an eVIP, now’s the time! Be sure to add our domain @coloronpro.com to your Safe Senders list, or you may never know YOU won.

Happy Friday, and Welcome to the Summer Season!

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The icons of summer: Wearing white, summer weddings, beach vacations, beating the heat, ice cream as a food group/Flickr/sbiaditoricordo

The icons of summer: Wearing white, summer weddings, beach vacations, beating the heat, ice cream as a food group/Flickr/sbiaditoricordo

Happy Friday, and for many of you, the official start of the Summer Season. Break out the whites, start heading out early on Fridays for your vacation beach rentals, and the search is on for that perfect dress to wear to summer weddings. Of course, summer brides have already chosen the gown, the flowers, her colors – and yesterday, we blogged about some gorgeous wedding makeup ideas, which we’ll do over the next couple of weeks.

Even if these four looks aren’t quite right for your special day, we’re sure that you’ll find the perfect look with colorOn — you have the option of creating a totally Custom Kit picked from our 78 instant eye shadow looks or choosing from the 24 pre-selected Variety Kits we offer. And stock up on the 11 Smooth Shimmers or 7 Metallic Glitters loose mineral shadows while you’re at it; some are limited editions and won’t be around forever! We are extending our FREE SHIPPING promotion for another two weeks, so you have until midnight, June 17, to take advantage.

Next, we have our usual Winners Circle announcement. e-VIP member Claudia Veve of Palm Bay, Florida, 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 from our eVIPs every Friday in 2011, and the winner receives instant email notification that she’s won a great $20.00 gift. No purchase is necessary to become an eVIP and be entered into the drawing, so if you aren’t an eVIP, now’s the time!

Be sure to add our domain @coloronpro.com to your Safe Senders list, or you may never know YOU won.

Blushing Brides: Get the Celebrity Look

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Jessica Alba/InStyle.com

Jessica Alba/InStyle.com

It’s summer bridal season, and as always, we turn to celebrities for inspiration. The recent Royal Wedding, Reese Witherspoon’s, Miranda Lambert’s and Lily Aldrige’s recent nuptials, and the upcoming marriages of Kate Hudson, Kim Kardashian, and Molly Sims mean celebrity brides are exerting their influence on the rest of us. Here are some beautiful makeup trends that InStyle magazine thought perfect for summer weddings…

Soon-to-be mother for the second time, Jessica Alba wears the perfect bridal look with her delicately braided up-do and smoky mauve eye makeup, which you can reproduce with colorOn’s El, found in our Bestsellers Variety Kit and Smoky Classic Variety Kit. Lots of waterproof mascara and a bit of the same smoky mauve under the lower lashline, and once you set El with our Get Set! Setting powder, your eye makeup will last through the “I do’s” and all the way through the reception. Jessica accents her tawny complexion with a touch of bronzer and a mauve gloss, and looks ready to walk down the aisle herself.

Jessica Stam/InStyle.com

Jessica Stam/InStyle.com

Model Jessica Stam looks ethereal in her delicate peachy shadows accented with a touch of chocolate brown eyeliner at the outer edges of her eyes. You can get the same look with colorOn’s Dreamweaver from the Dreams Variety Kit. This instant eye shadow applicator, applied with a delicate touch, is a gradient taupe shading to sunset coral, with a swath of deepest chocolate brown at the lash-line. She keeps her eyes the focal point with a bare face and a “your lips only better” gloss.

Leighton Meester/InStyle.com

Leighton Meester/InStyle.com

Leighton Meester wears a more dramatic, evening wedding makeup, complimenting a statement red lip with silvery eye makeup confined to her eyelids, and false lashes at the outer corners. You can get the same silver with colorOn’s Platinum and Pearls from colorOn’s Metallics Variety Kit, adding additional silvery shine with our Smooth Arctic Silver Shimmer loose mineral powder at the inner corners of the eye and under the lash-line. Groomed brows, subtle glowing cheeks, an artfully messy up-do, and statement earrings, and you will look like a princess, too.

Penelope Cruz/InStyle.com

Penelope Cruz/InStyle.com

Recent bride and new mother Penelope Cruz makes the most of her hazel eyes and strong brows with subtle shimmery brown shadows. You can get the same look with colorOn’s Gypsy, from the Metallics Variety Kit. She keeps it simple with a nude blush and matte nude lips, a perfectly appropriate and beautiful bridal look.

You can find the looks above not only in the pre-packaged Variety Kits, but in the Custom Kits where you can mix and match to your heart’s content from the 78 different colorOn instant eye shadow applicators.

We’ll be back tomorrow with the Winners Circle…We’ll keep drawing a new name from our eVIPs every Friday in 2011, and the winner receives instant email notification that she’s won a great $20.00 gift. No purchase is necessary to become an eVIP and be entered into the drawing, so if you aren’t an eVIP, now’s the time!

Be sure to add our domain @coloronpro.com to your Safe Senders list, or you may never know YOU won.