pink eye

pink eye


one of the boldest trends coming out in beauty for spring 2013 is pink eyeshadow. we’re seeing shades from baby pink to fuchsia in shimmer and matte, appearing in both cream and powder formulas. i’m not going to lie to you – it’s a lot of look!

but, the more that i’ve played around with pink, i’ve found that it’s equally youthful and glamorous – and when you wear it on your eyes, it’s a great way to stand out. maybe it’s not for everyone and it can be a bit tricky to pull off, but i’ve rounded up nine options, so whether you’re up for a pastel dusting or a wash of hot pink, you’ve got plenty of ways to wear it now.

top row:
lancome color design infinite in everlasting rose, $24.50
givenchy ombre a fleur de peau eyeshadow in pearly rose, $34
make up for ever powder blush in candy pink, $20

middle row:
ysl ombre solo in parisienne pink, $30
urban decay eyeshadow in woodstock, $18
laura mercier second skin cheek color in rose petal, $24

bottom row:
sephora collection colorful mono eyeshadow in sweet candy pink, $13
cargo eyeshadow dup in sarasota, $20
i-mark wet/dry eye shadow in luvstruck, $7

tip: if you want to try the trend, but you’re not game to invest in a whole pot of pink shadow, try dusting some blush on your eyes to get the look. chances are, you’ve got more than one shade of pink already in your makeup wardrobe so you can go pink without spending a cent.

think you’ll do the pink thing this spring?

thank you + beauty product giveaways galore!

the allure contest winner was announced yesterday and the grand prize went to shannon of gloss & dirt. i just wanted to take a minute and thank all of you for all of your time spent voting (so much voting! no more captcha codes :)), tweeting, and facebook sharing the contest over the last five weeks. i really appreciate all of the support and i truly feel the love.

i had a blast being a part of the contest and i’m still completely thrilled that allure took notice of me and the glossarie. i adore writing this blog and having you as my readers makes me feel so lucky! i wanted to do a little something for all of you, so i tapped into the glossarie archives and chose some amazing products for a crazy fun giveaway.


thank you giveaway on the glossarie!


stephanie johnson mini pouch in malibu royal
stephanie johnson mini pouch in palm springs mint
bite beauty high pigment matte pencil in bramble
trish mcevoy thickening mascara in jet black
physicians formula hydrating eye cream
super by nicholas perricone crinkle eraser firming serum
topshop lips in rio rio
cargo eyebronzer
revlon photoready airbrush mousse makeup in medium beige
revlon photoready concealer in medium
sheswai nail lacquer in babe

any and all of the above are up for grabs! to enter, just leave a comment below (please be sure to include your email address, open to u.s. residents only) with the product you would like to win. you may enter multiple times, but please only once per product. the giveaway closes next thursday, june 7th at midnight your time, and i will announce all of the winners next friday!

i hope you have a fabulous weekend. i’ll be back + blogging for birchbox all next week!

cargo colorsticks

monochromatic makeup is one of those looks that’s always in. sporting the same shade on eyes, lips, and cheeks is not only great in a pinch, but it’s also chic and uncomplicated. a perfect way to pull it off is with a multiple like cargo’s new colorstick.

if you’ve never done it, you might find it hard to latch onto the idea of using one product on three parts of the face, but i promise you it’s multitasking at its finest. i love applying creamy color on my lips and i’ve even gotten used to wearing it on my cheeks, but i’ve never been comfortable brushing it on my eyes mainly because it always tends to crease.

cargo has really mastered the cream-to-powder formula and created something that doesn’t settle into lines or creases which is great for all three pieces of real estate on which you may decide to apply it. the five product shades give all skin tones a dose of natural, pretty color and will keep you looking far from boring.

cargo colorsticks are available online for $28.

blush me, baby

these new blushes from cargo landed in my inbox last week and i just had to share! those chunky oversize tins are most likely familiar to my fellow fans of beauty since cargo has been offering bold blushes for quite some time new. if you haven’t been so lucky as to try their fantastic cheek enhancers, you’re missing out on a makeup artist fave known for its sheer almost moist powder formula that glides over cheeks for a beautiful, natural finish. new for spring is this quadruple threat up above.

they are, from left to right, amalfi (shimmering hot pink – not for the faint of heart), key largo (tropical punch – gorgeous and intense), laguna (tropical melon – sunkissed glow sans spf), and cannes (soft peach – so pretty and SO spring 2010). it’s nearly 65 degrees in dc today and these blushes are pushing me right over the edge into spring fever! bring on the flip flops.