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Totally Awesome 80’s

Looking through my home library is hours of fun no matter what I’m researching, but there’s no doubt  I’m partial to the 80’s and “winged” eyeshadow.   Extending color past the natural lid is a great way to add drama to your eyes so why not try it for your next party?  Shown here are photos from “The Complete Beauty Book” published in 1985, which means there’s no shortage of over-the-top makeup ideas inside.

By the way, I also must confess my undying love for “press-on nails” because to me, they are just the same as putting on a pair of heels or lashes.  My heart broke when Revlon discontinued theirs because they had the best, and although they still make “glue-on’s”,  I just can’t be bothered dealing with nail glue and I also haven’t found any others I like as much.  So, instead, I’m waiting patiently for someone to introduce new and improved versions which will hopefully include stylish oval tips and, if my inside sources are correct, it won’t be long!

Purple Passion

I love purple and all of its variations and these four eye shadows are my favorite- all equally fabulous and all available at Alcone NYC.  Ben Nye’s Lumiere shadows in Amethyst and Royal Purple are fully pigmented, have a luminescent sheen and are really intense.  Kryolan’s Paradise, while light in color, is by no means your average pastel.  It’s matte but the color has a brightness of its own and is quite unique.  Absolute Purple from Il Makiage, a cult brand for professional makeup artists, is also one of a kind.  Not only does it have the coolest name, but it maintains its color integrity even though its a very deep shade.  I like to use this as an eyeliner – it’s so much more exciting than black or brown.