It’s My Palette and I’ll Wear What I Want to

It’s My Palette and I’ll Wear What I Want to

The weather is cooling down but makeup is hotter than ever. Now, more than ever, girls can paint on a pretty face and not fear that it’s going to melt off while walking to work. Finally, the simmering summer sun has calmed a bit and there’s a chill approaching. Time to break out the scarves,

The weather is cooling down but makeup is hotter than ever. Now, more than ever, girls can paint on a pretty face and not fear that it’s going to melt off while walking to work. Finally, the simmering summer sun has calmed a bit and there’s a chill approaching. Time to break out the scarves, concentrate on cool-colored cashmere, and meddle in the makeup madness!

From Sephora to Saks and everywhere in between, girls and guys alike will be itching to buy beauty products this season. Fall and winter make us dress up a bit more. No more flip flops and tank tops—well for most of us. Texans have a way of wearing sun gear all year round… but fortunately, by early October we see the winds change course. There is a nip in the air. We feel more like “dolling” up and dressing to impress, which means digging out the makeup palettes you’ve been tucking behind the lotions. And for those of you who are not “in the know” about lipsticks and shadows, get ready to embark on the search for the perfect palette.

My absolute favorite for the glitzy, fashion-forward gal who is ready to rumble all night is the Nars Precious Metals Palette. Pure metallic tones that will light up your eyes, these shades will shine all night and are very long lasting. Created to be used wet or dry, this collection has caused a craze among artists and party girls from New York City to San Diego. It has become a must have for makeup junkies across the globe and it sold out in the first week it was launched. There are rumors in the marketplace that these goodies will be released to the stores again soon. The palette contains eight colors that blend smoothly like silk. Make sure to score one of these this holiday season if not before; NARS Limited Edition NARSissist Dual Intensity Eye shadow Palette.

The one palette that continues to soar into the clouds with record-breaking sales is the “one” makeup purchase you may have to make—Urban Decay’s NAKED collection (Naked, Naked2, Naked3). They are versatile and can be described as universally flattering palettes that features 12 eye shadows with that distinctive Urban look. The long, lean, and seductive case comes packed with a dozen gorgeous neutrals that work for absolutely everyone. Shades range from delicate champagne to gritty gunmetal, and feature five stunning new shades. A variety of textures, including glitter, shimmer, and matte, ensure that you’ll never get bored. This versatile palette can go from office professional to a moonlit romantic stroll. The mirrored case also features a new professional-quality, cruelty-free Good Karma Eye shadow Brush, plus a travel-size Eye shadow Primer Potion in original formula.

Finally you say, “Well, I have enough eye shadows. How can I customize a palette for myself?”. You need blush and lip colors. Surratt Beauty (which is fairly new to the cosmetic circuit) offers just the right products. And check out his impeccable eyelash curler!! Troy Surratt is a top-tier New York City-based Celebrity Makeup Artist. He knows the tricks of the trade and pulls all the wonders out of his sleeve to create this superb collection of makeup. Troy has created a full line (including amazing eyebrow pencils) that enable any woman to express herself and feel utterly confident. Through his creations, you will be able to shop away online for his seven scrumptious palettes without ever leaving the house… However, if you choose to take a quick trip to Barney’s New York or certain Sephora locations, you can check out the fabulous textures and colors that Surratt Beauty has to offer. What you want to look for is called the ARTISTIQUE CUSTOM PALETTE CASE. It’s only $22! Yes, there are different sizes for different prices and they all include a mirror. Troy designed these cases “magnet-free” to be super lightweight in your handbag and feature easy to use peel off stickers. Of course, you then have to fill it up. This customizable palette stores the coveted Surratt Blushes and creamy eye shadows. Now you have your very own sleek sophisticated customized compact easy to pack and go! Remember, most palettes will not include a lip gloss or lipstick due to the simple fact that you don’t want the mess. Trust me as a makeup artist—lipstick is not good when it gets all goopy in your eye shadows. Lip colors are better purchased separately.

Before you begin your makeup shopping, please note that you may need a few durable brushes to complete the makeup magic in your palette. Hourglass Cosmetics (available at Nordstrom and Barneys New York) provides a fantastically constructed high-quality brush collection for you to choose from. No frays and no brush hairs left all over your face!! You will love these brushes…always trust a makeup artist. Now go get dressed up- show your girlfriends how it’s done.

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