This summer we are seeing blue eyeshadow paired with pink lips everywhere.

#1 Tropical Look

Taken from The Body Shop 2007 Summer Tropics collection, this look screams hot and is great for those with a tan or darker skin – light skinned girls should steer clear of this to avoid looking drag-queeny.

Eyes
* Rim your entire upper and lower lash line with a navy kohl pencil. Next, smudge a shimmery teal eyeshadow all over your upper and lower eyelid. Apply several coats of mascara.

Cheeks
* Add an extra pop of color by sweeping a bright pink color on your apples.

Lips
* With color this bright, you definitely need to start out with moisturized lips. Next, whip out your lip liner for a little definition and apply a shimmery hot pink or magenta lip gloss onto your lips.

#2 Icy Look

For a more understated look, try Shiseido Maquillage’s 2007 Summer collection which is better suited to those with pale skin.

Eyes
* Sweep a baby blue or sky blue eyeshadow all over your upper and lower eyelid. Line your lower inner rim with a white pencil. Finish the look by curling your lashes and applying several coats of mascara.

Cheeks
* Define your cheekbones with just a hint of peachy blush.

Lips
* Slick on a medium pink lip gloss.

Move over MAC, Barry M Fine Glitter Dust and Dazzle Dust are like the hottest thing right now!

Used by celebs like Jamelia, Christina Aguilera and Girls Aloud, these loose powder eyeshadows are available only in the UK and are comparable, if not better, to MAC’s pigments and glitters. They come in a little glass jar with a black plastic lid just like MAC Fluidlines, only smaller in size. There are a total of over 60 gorgeous colors to choose from, which are all shimmery and highly pigmented. The Dazzle Dusts are just like MAC Pigments while the Glitter Dusts are the same but mixed with tiny pieces of glitter. They are both uber fine, smooth and totally non-gritty. Plus they are super easy to blend and stay on for hours too! I *love* wearing these when I go clubbing – they just make my eyes sparkle!

I currently own the following five colors and I am definitely going to get more:



From Left to Right: Chocolate, Old Gold, Pale Purple, Purple and Blue Grey

Unlike the gold eyeshadow we see last year, the color this year is more metallic with a bit of cool undertones. Below are two different ways to wear it as requested by Shellie.

Look #1: Gold + Silver = Cool Look
As spotted on the Chanel Spring 2007 runway, gold + silver eyes are oh-so-hot right now! To recreate the look, apply the silver color of Chanel Lumiere Dartifices ($75) on your entire upper eyelid and the gold color from the same palette on your lower eye. Alternatively, you try MAC Perverted Pearl eyeshadow and Jane Goldilocks.

As for the rest of your face, keep it as bare as possible. Use a tinted moisturizer and concealer to cover up all flaws and even out skin tone. Brush an eyebrow gel on your eyebrows. Draw a thin line along your upper lash line and apply several coats of black mascara. Finish the look with a slick of peachy pink lip color.

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend but I say makeup is what every girl should befriend, especially a good brown eyeshadow.

When used properly, brown eyeshadow can add depth to your eyes and make them look a gazillion times bigger. Plus pretty much any eye color and skin tone would look good with it. Need proof? Check out the following example taken from the latest issue of Easy Finder:


Before and After