Monthly Archives: January 2012

New Limited Edition Valentine Kits and Friday Winners Circle

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Lavender Love's "Peace & Love" instant eye shadow

Lavender Love's "Peace & Love" instant eye shadow

It’s that time: ColorOn has another set of Limited Edition Kits, this time for Valentines Day. The three kits: Lavender Love, Sweet Heart, and Sexy Valentine, come with everything you need to create a special look for this especially romantic holiday.

Lavender Love: A playful look in purple, this lavender-and-amethyst shadow combination sends a heartfelt message of peace and love. Beautiful amethyst shadow adorns your eyelid, shading to sweet lavender on your brow bone, highlighted with plummy peace signs and hearts. The kit comes with three sets of “Peace and Love” instant eye shadows, our shimmering Setting Powder #2, and a pot of our loose mineral Metallic Silver Glitter. What better way to promote peace and love that with a look that says it all?

Sweet Heart's "Deeply in Love" instant eye shadow

Sweet Heart's "Deeply in Love" instant eye shadow

Sweet Heart: Like Valentine’s candy for your eyes, this cotton-candy pink design has it all: white polka dots on a field of pretty pink for your lids, shading to a sweep of the same kissable color on your brow bone, adorned with two white hearts outlined in red. Close your eyes, and he’ll feel the love. The kit comes with three sets of “Deeply in Love” instant eye shadows, our shimmering Setting Powder #2, and a pot of our loose mineral Metallic Silver Glitter. Your sweetheart will know just how you feel without you ever saying a word!

Sexy Valentine in Green

Sexy Valentine in Green

Sexy Valentine: For a very grown-up Valentine’s Day, tell your sweetheart like it is with these slightly naughty eye looks.

Sexy Valentine in Pink

Sexy Valentine in Pink

Start that special conversation with your eyes, and never say a word. One look says it all: Very. Sexy. Beautiful shades of honeysuckle pink, vibrant turquoise, and bright chartreuse with black polka dots adorn your lids, below those two very important words, one on each brow bone.

Sexy Valentine in Blue

Sexy Valentine in Blue

The kit comes with shimmery Setting Powder #2 and a pot of our loose mineral Metallic Silver Glitter.

Metallic Silver Glitter

Metallic Silver Glitter

Remember that ColorOn…Professional is THE ORIGINAL, patented instant eye shadow applicator product. All similar products on the market are inferior and many are even patent infringements. We are:

  •  The original 24-hour eye shadows.
  • ColorOn is Waterproof.
  • ColorOn has a built-in primer.
  • ColorOn instant eye shadows start your day and last through the night.

Need a tutorial? Watch the video on the website for application tips and tricks.

Now, the Winner’s Circle. This week’s lucky eVIP to win our random drawing for a free 10-application Custom Kit is Janet Green of Medford, Oregon. She’ll be watching her mailbox next to see what beautiful surprise we send her. As always, we encourage 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. Not an eVIP? Sign up now on the website.

Have a fashionable week!

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The Golden Globes: Plenty of Smoke and Color; Winner’s Circle

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Emma Stone/Gettty Images

Emma Stone/Gettty Images

The Golden Globe Awards are the opening act of the year’s award show season, and with the exception of a few major missteps (which will be so well-dissected in the press that those poor celebs will NEVER make the same mistake again), everyone looked really lovely – much more so that we remember from last year.

One makeup trend we enjoyed was the use of color to create the smoky eye – and one purely perfect example of last week’s color trend we blogged about: rose and gold. We also chose a range of hair colors, skin tones, and ages – all are gorgeous, yes, but the real world isn’t all statuesque blondes, is it?

Everything Shade BUT Black: Emma Stone’s smoky eyes were created with shades of silver, pewter, and platinum, with black added only as a liner and mascara. The effect was stunning with her bright green eyes, and further accentuated by her deep plum Lanvin gown (remember, plum is opposite green on the color wheel, so they are the perfect complement to one another). To create the same look with ColorOn, start with a base of Platinum and Pearls instant eye shadow from the Metallics Variety Kit — the cool shine of silvery platinum and shimmering white give this simple combination an edgy depth – then layer on our Smooth Patina Silver Shimmer loose mineral pigment, a medium-grey gunmetal shimmer in the crease for depth and under the lower lashes. Complete the look with a thin line of our Smooth Black Shimmer along the lash line, and plenty of black mascara.  And like Emma, with eye makeup this intense, keep the rest of the face simple with a touch a baby pink blush and a muted pink lip with a hint of shimmer.

Laura Linney/Getty Images

Laura Linney/Getty Images

Sunrise Skies: Laura Linney was a monochromatic vision in a periwinkle blue – her gown, her gorgeous earrings and her eye makeup all brought out the intense true blue of her sparkling eyes. By wearing a shade of blue that had distinctly lilac tones, it offset her blue eyes and brought out the bit of yellow and green one would otherwise never have noticed. To achieve the same effect, use ColorOn’s Finesse instant eye shadow, pop of cool lilac and soft grey, like the early morning tropical skies, from the Eye Envy Rhapsody in Grey Variety Kit. Use an eyeliner brush to take the extra creamy mineral shadow left on the clear cover to extend the shadow below the bottom lashes as well. As a woman “of a certain age” the eyes become more deep set, so a contour shade in the crease usually isn’t necessary. Just plenty of black mascara, and picking up the variety of warm tones in her blonde hair, a pale peach cream blush and warm peach glossy lipstick complete her look.

Viola Davis/Getty Images

Viola Davis/Getty Images

Violets for Viola: The lovely Viola Davis was another who chose to create a monochromatic look in various tones and shades of violet, from her pale violet gown to her smoky violet and plum eye makeup. ColorOn is perfect for deep skin tones, as our mineral makeup has an intense color payoff. To recreate Violet’s eye makeup, start with ColorOn’s Fairy Pink, a sexy smoky eye in shades of dusky pink, smoky deep, and rich merlot for a sensual look, from the Dreams Variety Kit. To add the deepest shade near her upper lash line, you could opt for the traditional and use our Smooth Black Shimmer loose mineral pigment, or try our Smooth Black Star Red Shimmer, a black and red shimmer than becomes a gorgeous dark golden blackened lilac. Nothing else but mascara is needed, with two coats on top. Viola’s gorgeous skin only requires a bit of bronzer as contour, and a crystal shimmer gloss on her shapely lips.

Madeline Stowe/Getty Images

Madeline Stowe/Getty Images

Smokey Mauve: Madeline Stowe also sticks with the cardinal rule of strong eye/soft lip, creating her smoky eye in shades of pink, mauve and chocolate, offsetting her deep brown eyes and signature long brunette locks. ColorOn’s El Instant eye shadow, a gradient soft pink and chocolate brown that combine to create a smoky mauve, found in the Smokey Classics and Bestsellers Variety Kits, will perfectly reproduce the same smoldering look. A touch of chocolate brown eyeliner dotted among the lower lashes is a softer look that a harsh line, and lots of black mascara – with two coats on the outer third – will create a similar cat’s eye effect without the drawn on and extended eyeliner. Madeline repeats the mauve tones on her blush and creamy opaque lipstick, but sticking to the paler end of the spectrum.

Sharon Osborne/Getty Images

Sharon Osborne/Getty Images

Rose and Gold: The irrepressible Sharon Osborne wore last week’s featured color trend, hot off the Spring 2012 runways – rose and gold. So did Evan Rachel Wood (who looked absolutely stunning), but isn’t it wonderful to see how it plays out on someone who isn’t 23, built like a runway model, and dressed in a plunging  halter Gucci gown made of sequins, scales, and peacock feathers that literally looked like a REAL peacock? Sharon pulled the makeup shades equally as well, with a softness than lets you know it’s a look that plays at every age. Start with ColorOn instant eye shadow in Pink Lemonade, a sunny combination of yellow and coral from the Naturally Cooler Variety Kit, and dust with our Smooth Monarch Gold Shimmer for a pure golden sparkle, or if you prefer to just wear the rose on your lips and cheeks, use ColorOn’s 14-Karat instant eye shadow from the Metallics Variety Kit. Add black mascara. Finish with your rosy blush of choice (and we think the cream and mousse formulas are brilliant on more mature skins), then top it all off with a creamy rose lipstick. Leave the glosses to the twenty-somethings who haven’t a line anywhere near their lips and don’t mind re-applying it all night.

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. Need a tutorial? Watch the video on the website for application tips and tricks.

And now, the Winner’s Circle. This week’s lucky eVIP to win our random drawing for a free 10-application Custom Kit is Moreen Gating of Waterbury, Connecticut. She’ll be watching her mailbox next to see what beautiful surprise we send her. As always, we encourage 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. Not an eVIP? Sign up now on the website.

Have a beautiful week!

Color Trend: Rose Gold; Friday: Winner’s Circle

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Rose Gold at Versace Spring 2012

Rose Gold at Versace Spring 2012

Pantone may have selected “Tangerine Tango” (Pantone 17-1463) as the top hue in its Fashion Color Report Spring 2012, but will any of us REALLY wear orange eyeshadow for anything other than a) the shock value, or b) nightclubbing (or both)?

If you doubt us, checkout this snap of Christina Applegate wearing orange eyeshadow – it’s just not workable on its own. It will certainly show up on cheeks and lips and fingertips, but there is something much prettier, richer, and more wearable trending for the eyes: rose gold.

Christina Applegate's "Tangerine Incident"

Christina Applegate's "Tangerine Incident"

At the Versace Spring 2012 ready-to-wear shows, models were wearing rich-looking neutral golden and rose tones. It’s a surprisingly versatile and natural-looking color combination on many skin tones, and much softer than last fall’s deeper metallics. Very chic and Palm Beach-y at Versace, with varied intensities seen at Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Marc Jacobs, and Vera Wang.

To recreate this look using ColorOn, use Ibiza, a smokey nude perfect for the beach or for the boardroom in gradient brown and beige, from the Bestsellers and Smokey Classics Variety Kits

or 14 Karat, a gradient wash of rich golds from pale to 14 Karat, from the Metallics Variety Kit. For something with a more rosy base, try Sunset Beach, a delicate wash of beige and coral shadows reminiscent of a sunset by the sea, also from the Bestsellers Variety Kit.

More rose and gold at Versace

More rose and gold at Versace

Top lightly with our Smooth Monarch Gold Shimmer loose mineral shadow, a bright yellow-gold shimmer that looks like 14-karat dust. You can also dust a bit on top of your blush at the highest point of the cheekbone near the temple.

Groom the brows and eschew eyeliner, using your ColorOn instant shadow under the lower lash line as well, curl your lashes, and use a lengthening black mascara. The rest of the face is in tones of rose and gold, with a rosy blush with golden undertones, and rose/pink semi-gloss lipstick.

Smooth Monarch Gold Shimmer

Smooth Monarch Gold Shimmer

For application tips and techniques, check out the FAQs on our website, or watch our application video.

Today’s  eVIP member pulled at random into the Winners Circle for a free 10-application Custom Kit is Mary Crosby of Southfield, Michigan. She’ll be watching her mailbox next to see what beautiful surprise we send her. As always, we encourage 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.

If you’re celebrating the long holiday weekend, Happy Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day!

Welcome to 2012: Color Report and the Winner’s Circle

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Lady Gaga in Green on the cover of Elle

Lady Gaga in Green on the cover of Elle

Seafoam green shadow at Aquilano Rimondi

Seafoam green shadow at Aquilano Rimondi

Welcome to 2012, ColorOn fans! This is our first Winner’s Circle of the year, but first we thought we’d bring you a color report on what are going to be the hot eye shadow trends for the next few months.

Mint/Seafoam Green: As seen on Lady Gaga’s Elle cover for January and on the Spring 2012 runway at Aquilano Rimondi, bright green is going to be big.

Most beauty editors are showing it as a matte or in combination with lightly pearly sheens, but this is not an in-your-face look.

ColorOn's Envy

Envy

Try Color On’s Envy, a gradient green and yellow combination from the Naturally Warmer Variety Kit for lighter skin tones.

ColorOn's Amazon

Amazon

Amazon, a more verdant green and lemon combination from the Painted Desert Variety Kit, for deeper skin.

Intensely amethyst!

Intensely amethyst!

Amethyst: This multi-colored look (similar to the look worn on Victoria Beckham’s Spring 2012 runway) features three different shades of the jewel tone in the classic pattern of highlighter under the browbone, deepest shade in the crease, and the brightest pop on the eyelid.

ColorOn's Lost in Space

Lost in Space

Smooth Purple Royale Shimmer

Smooth Purple Royale Shimmer

For a similar look, try ColorOn’s Lost in Space, a combination of shimmer pink, cobalt, dusky sapphire, and hot violet from the Eye Envy Odyssey Variety Kit, blending well. To get the same level of shine, add our Smooth Purple Royale Shimmer loose mineral pigment.

Beautifully bronze at Robert Cavalli

Beautifully bronze at Robert Cavalli

Bronze: At Roberto Cavalli’s Spring 2012 show, bronzed eyes and nude lips were the order of the day.

ColorOn's Bronze Goddess

Bronze Goddess

For this subtle look pictured, use ColorOn’s Bronze Goddess, where shimmery gold and glimmering deep brown combine to create a rich bronzed sheen.

For the more intense looks Cavalli showed, use Lava, a hot and shimmery gradient black and gold metallic, both from the Metallics Variety Kit.

ColorOn's Lava

Lava

Other bright eye makeup looks include yellow eyeliner (Peter Som); orange eyeliner (Derek Lam); violet, teal and chartreuse eyeliner (Loewe); red eyeshadow (Carolina Herrera); matte turquoise eyeshadow (Oscar de la Renta);  fuchsia eyeshadow (Nina Ricci); sparkly leaf green eyeshadow (Alberta Ferretti); and dozens of variations on gold eyeshadow and liner.

And our first eVIP of the year to be pulled at random into the Winners Circle for a free 10-application Custom Kit is Kristy DePalma of Sycamore, Illinois. She’ll be watching her mailbox next to see what beautiful surprise we send her. As always, we encourage 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.

Be on the lookout for some special Valentine’s Kits – we’ll be debuting them very soon. Until then, have a gorgeous week!