Spring Beauty: Dazzling Eyes & Luscious Lips

Thursday, April 16, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

L'Oreal Wear Infinite Quads Eye Shadow Smokey Eyes 904
L'Oreal Quads Eyeshadow Smokey Eyes

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Dazzle everyone with beautiful eyes, or show off your lips with some fun and bright pucker-friendly lipstick colors. With the right ingredients all this possible! Creating long marvelous lashes and stunning mysterious eyes is the spring look. Fashionistas everywhere are wearing bright pink lipstick with mascara, or they’re pepping up cat eyes with lightly glossed lips.

Unfortunately, like most things in life, you can’t have it all, because it will consume you. It’s great to have the option of being able to create both looks, depending on the mood. And the last thing you want to do is go to a department store and end up buying a bunch makeup that that you may not use… it’s like going to the grocery store hungry.

When it comes time to glam up my eyes, I always start by penciling in my eyebrows to sharpen and emphasize my arch. Then I proceed to put on eye shadow, and lately I’ve been obsessed with wearing L’Oreal eye shadow, because it’s affordable and it comes in great color combinations. The four shades that come in the L'Oreal Wear Infinite Quads Eye Shadow Smokey Eyes 904 palette are blendable and perfect for sexy, smoky eyes. Right now there is also an incentive at Drugstore.com: when you buy any L’Oreal product you get the second at 50% off! This makes my second product pick even more appealing!

Lancome Juicy Tubes Smoothie Ultra Shiny Lip Gloss
Lancome Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss

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After I apply my L’Oreal eye shadow, I love accentuating my lashes with L'Oreal Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara in Blackest Black. It’s amazing mascara-- it transforms delicate lashes into bold diva-like lashes. I like the Blackest Black because it gives lashes a fuller look; the Carbon color is also nice, but softer. If you want to liven up the eyes a bit more, try some green or blue eyeliner--shaking things up away from the typical black. Versace and Prestige both have great ones!

Moving on to the lips, I always line my lips to make the lipstick last longer and give my lips a larger appearance! I’m a big advocate of M.A.C lip liners and lipsticks because they always last longer and they have s a great color selection. M.A.C. Plum Royale Cremestick Lip Liner is pink and luscious! This liner can also act as a lipstick-- just fill your lips in with the easy retractable moist liner, and be amazed by its longevity.

I never thought I’d reveal my ultimate favorite lipstick, but, once again I have managed to surprise myself. I want to fill you guys in on my secret-- Pink Nouveau lipstick by M.A.C. Honestly, when I wear it, I want to kiss myself-- that’s how hot it is! And, for an extra spark and irresistible lips, try LancĂ´me Juicy Tubes lip gloss.
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.