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Chanel Collection Noirs Obscurs

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Chanel Collection Noirs Obscurs

No, this collection is not for Halloween. But it is dramatic and slightly evil — in a fun way, of course.

An edgy collection of colors in various shades of black. So modern.

I wish I could wear my makeup like this everyday.

EYE SHADOW

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Quatuor Boutons de Chanel
Quadra Eyeshadow

Les Folies Noires, a quartet of shadows in near-black shades of intense green, mahogany, midnight blue and dark violet.

Imagine the smoky eye possibilities.

TWO MASCARAS

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Inimitable Noir Obscur
Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel

and

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Exceptionnel de Chanel Noir Obscur
Intense Volume and Curl Mascara

Both volumizing and curling mascara formulas come in Extreme Black.

Who needs falsies? Bat those lashes.

EYE LINER

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Le Crayon Yeux
Precision Eye Definer

A smooth eye liner pencil in a limited edition shade of red-tinged black called Demoniac.

Draw a your own conclusion with this seductive pencil.

LIPSTICK

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Rouge Allure
Luminous Satin Lip Colour

Three limited-edition lip colors in deep dark shades of seduction: Maniac, Hysteria, and Obscure.

Pucker up with a blood red pout.

LIP GLOSS

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Aqualumiere Gloss
High Shine Sheer Concentrate

A light-weight lip gloss in a glittery deep shade called Furious.

Reflect on the possibilities with this shiny gloss.

NAIL POLISH

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Le Vernis
Nail Colour

Three colors in black-inspired shades of Diabolic, Vendetta, and Forbidden.

Let your bad girl play with the latest beauty collection from Chanel.

Really Useful Makeup Tutorial

How to Make Small Eyes Look Larger and Protruding Eyes Look Smaller.

The makeup artist does one eye one big and one eye small. Lots of great hints about products as well.

Perfect Travel Makeup Kit from Dior

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Dior JazzClub – Total Eyelook Makeup Clutch

This limited edition jazzy makeup kit from Dior contains 4 neutral eye colors — some shimmery, some matte — a cream-to-powder eyeliner, a brow powder and 2 double-ended brushes.

All are tucked into a black patent leather clutch decorated with the signature Dior logo in silver.

What a convenient little clutch to toss into your travel bag. But the jazz baby look is pretty enough for every day.

$65 at Sephora

How To Get Anime Eyes

Here’s a fun youthful look for parties or save this one for a hip Halloween.

It’s how I imagine the anime faces in the Uglies/Pretties books by Scott Westerfeld.

Michelle Phan has a lot of fun video tutorials on her youtube channel. Be sure to check them out.

Rediscovering Lipstick

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Lip gloss has been in fashion for several years now. I’m tired of super glossy lips with just a hint of color. I found an old lipstick in a drawer the other day and decided to wear it to work. Wow. You should have seen the attention I got. Not just at work, but in my car on my morning commute.

I wore a rosy pink color, not too dark, not too bright. I added a touch of gloss in the center of my bottom lip to keep it feeling modern.

So my advice, is to try wearing lipstick again. They don’t have to be the power lips of the Eighties. A sheer color will do. But it’s nice to actually have color instead of just gloss.

Oh, and this, too

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Because I am a makeup junkie and a shopaholic, I also bought this six-piece Bare Escentuals kit when I purchased the SPF sampler.

Reviews forthcoming.

Renegade Chic

Set includes:

0.2 oz Lip Gloss in Rose Radiance

0.02 oz BareMinerals Eye Shadow in Dove

0.02 oz BareMinerals Eye Shadow in Graphite

0.02 oz BareMinerals Face Color in Rose Radiance

Angled Face Brush

Eye Defining Brush

$39 at Sephora.

I figured it was worth it for the brushes alone. The makeup colors were a bonus.

Pretty Prom Makeup

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It’s prom season.

Put your best face forward by following Makeup Geek’s step-by-step tutorial on how to apply pretty prom makeup.

If you are not familiar with Makeup Geek, check out the Web site for many tutorials on all kinds of pretty makeup looks. She uses a mix of high-end and inexpensive products, so you can duplicate the looks without spending a lot of money.

Enjoy.

1950s Eye Makeup

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In the 1950s, the U.S. was getting a little more conservative. The world was building itself back up after the lean years of WWII.

People were settling in with their families, buying cars and houses, and earning money. Women no longer had to skimp on fabrics and luxury items.

Makeup colors were strong with heavy eye brows and lots of black eye liner. Red was still the favorite lip color but some softer lighter colors were used, too.

Hair was generally shorter but still curled an under control.

Here are some beauties from the 1950s:

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Left to right: Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn
Top photo: Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield

1940s Eye Makeup

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World War II dominated most of the decade and brought more independence to women than ever before. Women took jobs that were usually filled by men.

But the look of the 1940s was very sexy and alluring.

Complexions were more natural than the pale faces of earlier decades. Cheeks were rosy and glowing. Eye brows were plucked and arched but with a natural thickness. Lashes were long and dramatic but eye shadow was fairly natural. Red lips were still the rage but the top lip was rounded.

Hair was shoulder length with a side part and big waves brushed back off the face. Somtimes it was rolled or held back with pins.

Here are some beauties of the 1940s:
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Left to right: Ava Gardner, Katharine Hepburn, Lana Turner, Veronica Lake
Top photo is Gene Tierney

1930s Eye Makeup

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The 1930s were all about glamour with sparkling gowns and jewels, perfectly marcelled platinum blonde hair.

Eye brows were pencil thin and curved downward at the ends. Eye liner was also very thin and worn close to the lash line. Use a liquid liner in black to best mimic the look.

Some starlets wore their eye lids very glossy. You can try a little vaseline on the lid. If you don’t like that look, try a matte shadow in a shade close to your skin color all over the lid right up to the brow. Then smudge a darker shade into the crease for a deep-set look.

Curl lashes and apply lots of black mascara for maximum length.

Faces were made flawlessly matte with pancake makeup and lots of powder. Lips were red but more natural than the bow shape of the previous decade.

Here are some glamour girls of the 1930s:

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From left to right: Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, Joan Crawford.
Top photo: Carole Lombard.