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Glitter Makeup Looks You’ll Love

SPARKLE AND SHINE

It’s your chance to shine! While glitter makeup has been around forever, it’s making a comeback as one of the top makeup trends of the year. From big beauty brands to the runway, glitter is EVERYWHERE!

Luckily, our Glitter Collection comes in plenty of hot hues to let you shine like a beauty superstar. We’re here to show you how to adorn your lips, brows and eyes in shimmery shades for your most magical makeup effects.

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EYES THAT HYPNOTIZE

They say a smile makes the eyes sparkle, but so does GLITTER! Add gleam and glimmer to your peepers with shimmery eyeshadows, glitter eyeliner, and the glitter cut crease you never knew you needed.

To keep it simple, add a dab of glitter to the inner corners of your eyes! This is a prime spot to make eyes appear large and full of life, and a twinkle packs quite the punch. For next-level shine, go with glitter eyeliner. Add a small amount of lash glue or concealer on your upper eyelid near the lashline, and use a pencil brush or fine liner brush to sweep loose glitter over the area. You can get both of these brushes with our Eye Essential 7 Piece Brush Set! Another take on the glitter eyeliner trend is to add glitter above a classic black wing!

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Think pink! @jencocorosa on Twitter chose our Glitter Collection for this ultra-glam glitter eyeliner

If you’re feeling daring, create a glitter cut crease for ultimate glam! After transition shade is set, use an angled brush to apply our Studio Pro Total Coverage Concealer all over the lid before packing on glitter with either a brush or your finger.

For these fun glitter makeup looks, we recommend the more bold colors in our Glitter Collection, like Baby Pink. It’s a way to tackle two beauty trends at once and get ultimate bright eyes!

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The lovely @beautybytal_ on Twitter created a gorgeous cut crease with our Glitter Collection!

BROW DOWN

Light up your look with GLITTER EYEBROWS! That’s right, brows will be sleek and on fleek with super-sweet sparkles. Collect our Royal Purple for violet vibes that will transform you into a stunning siren, or Gold to give whole new meaning to the term “golden arch.”

Our Vegan Brush Set: Bold Brow is the perfect set for the ideal glitter arch! Apply glue and glitter with the angled end of our Vegan Brow Duo Brush, and use the spooley end to blend, shape, and set brows for a flawless finish that radiates. You can also use our Vegan Brow Definer and Blender Brush to carve a precise arch and blend with concealer.

Sparkly brows may not be the most subtle of looks, but it’s a fun and innovative way to incorporate glitter makeup into your everyday look!

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LOCK LIPS WITH GLITTER MAKEUP

Make a statement with a smooch! All eyes will be on your mouth when you add glimmer to your lip routine. This is one of the most creative uses of glitter makeup, as you can mix and match colors and products for ultra-innovative lip art.

Use our Glitter Collection for tons of fun and fabulous looks! Begin by swiping on a nude lipstick – we recommend our Nude Lips 28 Color Palette – and topping it off with our Smooth Canvas Long-Wear Shadow Primer to build a canvas and give glitter something to stick to. Next, use your finger or a small makeup brush to apply glitter to your lips. Voila! Lovely lip art you can’t wait to share with the world!

If you’re craving a bold look, mix several of the shades in our Glitter Collection for a divine spectrum of color. It’s an innovative way to show off your favorite sports team or fandom!

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GET GLAM WITH GLITTER

It’s ALWAYS time for glitter, and we’re excited to share these tips and tricks to make glitter an essential in your beauty routine! Don’t be afraid to glow and glisten like the goddess you are! Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to show off all your gorgeous glitter looks! Don’t forget to tag us @bhcosmetics and use #bhcosmetics so we can see your sparkly creations.

Gorgeous Makeup Looks From Our Glam Fam!

Step through the looking glass and embrace your ultra-glam self! Our Glam Reflection palettes in Smoke, Rosé, and L’amour accessorize your eyes in exquisite shades, and we’re LIVING for it! The collection creates a wide variety of gorgeous makeup looks, ranging from sweet and soft to sultry and smoldering. See just a few of these breathtaking looks below!

Gorgeous Makeup Looks From Our Ultra-Glam Twitter Followers

Of course, plenty of you have shared looks from this dazzling collection on Twitter, and they’re more gorgeous than we ever imagined. Read on to see some of our fave gorgeous makeup looks – in no particular order – you’ve created with our Glam Fam!

5. A METALLIC MASTERPIECE

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Glam goals like WHOA! The ultra-talented @_julieduffey chose our palettes in Smoke AND Rosé to create this magical and metallic eye look that’s perfect for soft daytime chic or a bold night out.

4. PINK PERFECTION

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Pastels have never looked so good! The lovely @chebaltazawrr is pretty in pink with this girly, gorgeous makeup look from L’amour that’s giving us ALL the feels. Ooh la la!

3. STRIKING SHIMMERS 

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We’re LIVING for this shine! @makeupbyjesi is stunning in our L’amour palette, with a pink-purple eye look topped off with luminous highlighter and a sequin jacket for ultimate sparkle.

2. BEAUTIFUL IN BLUE

Just WOW! The radiant @DefiningGlamour gave a rave review of Smoke and a divine blue smokey eye tutorial that’s perfect for a night out. Thanks for the love, gorgeous!

1. CAPTIVATING COLORS FOR DAYS

julieduffey glam reflection eye makeup gorgeous makeup looksWe’re feeling the love! The fab @kyaralee9 chose L’Amour for a divine spectrum of color that’s as unique as it is beautiful. Such a gorgeous makeup look!

All Glam, All the Time

Each of our Glam Reflection palettes has its own spectacular shades to show off your own unique brilliance. Collect them all now and use some of these fab BH babes as inspo, or create your own gorgeous makeup looks! Connect with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to share your gorgeous makeup looks from Smoke, Rosé, and L’amour. Don’t forget to tag us @bhcosmetics and use #bhcosmetics so we can see you get glam!

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How To Get Eyebrows On Fleek

We have all experienced or seen less than perfect eyebrows. Just as the winged eyeliner is a hard style to match from one lid to the next, shaping the perfect brow can be a real struggle. While it’s easy to give into the frustration of trying to replicate that one perfect brow, use these five steps before wielding your brow wand.

Know Your Face Shape

Just as your face shape will determine what hairstyles look best, it also plays a key role in defining your eyebrow shape. Not everyone can rock the same brow look with a different face shape. Depending on your shape, the arch of the eyebrow can fall at a much different angle. It’s important to clearly identify what face shape you have, and then determine how much arch your brow should have.

If you’re having trouble determining what your face shape is, consult your hairstylist. He or she will be the most knowledgeable in this department. If your stylist is MIA, consult a close friend or family member.

Map Them Out

Once you know your face shape, it is then time to map out your brows. Your brows should be a certain distance apart, have a certain peak of where the arch goes, and a tapered ending towards the outside of your eye. Again, each of these should be determined based on your face shape. To make sure the arch and end point are the same on both brows, use your brow pencil as a ruler to create straight line from brow to brow. Now you will be able to see if the arches fall evenly. Do this with the outside corners to make sure both brows have the same end point.

BH Cosmetics Studio Pro HD Brow Pencil

Use Natural Strokes

When filling in your brows, it’s important to fill with strokes the way the hairs naturally grow. If the hairs toward the inside corner of your eye naturally grows upward, then fill that section with upward strokes.

If you’re filling in a larger section, start off with small strokes. Small strokes can be made into larger strokes once you start filling in more sections. However, if you start with large strokes and do not like the way your brows are turning out, there’s a small chance of salvaging what you just filled.

Fill in Any Gaps

If the tweezers somehow had a mind of their own and you over-plucked, it’s important to evenly fill those gaps. Just as filling a full brow with natural strokes is important, it’s equally important when filling spots that aren’t quite as thick.

In these areas make sure that the strokes are clearly defined. You will want to create the illusion of hair, and not only fill in the gap with a solid color. Start with small, feathered strokes, and move to a larger stroke if needed.

Match The Color

When filling in your brows it’s important to match the color of your hair. This makes your filled brows more realistic. If your hair is blonde, and you fill your brows with a medium to dark brown shade, the brow will look overdone. Make sure your brow has the same tones as your hair, and complements your skin tone.

If you have lighter colored brows and wish to fill them in to create a more noticeable look, try going a shade or two darker to create that illusion. If after trying a few shades you’re noticing your eyebrows aren’t popping like you wish they would, continue trying a darker shade combination till you get your desired effect.

Next time you’re filling in your brows, keep in mind these five tips! Don’t throw that brow wand with frustration and give in to less than perfect brows. Use this tips to get perfect, on fleek eyebrows every time.

Best Blush Colors for Your Skin Tone

Blush is a top contender when it comes to our must-have beauty products. Why? It creates a colorful, shimmery glow, applies easily, and looks equally great whether you rock a full face of makeup or you just want to wear the basics.

But every makeup maven knows that it’s important to find a blush that complements your skin tone. At BH Cosmetics, we love experimenting with makeup to find the best formulas and colors for every skin.

Here are our tips for which blushes look best with olive, fair, medium, and dark skin tones. Additionally, we recommend a BH blush product for every skin tone.

Roses and Peaches for Fair Skin

Always match your blush to your skin’s undertones, as blush is meant to bring out your natural color. So if you have fair skin with peach undertones, a peach blush will go well with your complexion. A light rosy, pink looks gorgeous for babes with pink or red undertones. If you like to change your makeup with the seasons, a light coral blush is beautiful for summer.

To give you an extra pop, use a shimmery powder or gel formula rather than a matte formula. These blushes will blend well, but still give you some sparkle and dimension on your face. For fair-skinned babes, we recommend our Nude Blush palette, which contains shimmery corals and light pinks.

Bright Pinks for Medium Skin

Most people fall into this skin tone category, and if you’re one of them, opt for a bright pink or mauve. Even a blush in fuchsia looks fabulous on you. Peach also looks great, especially if you have gold undertones. Your medium skin tone allows you to go with a deeper peach than someone with fair skin.

What BH blush product do we recommend for you? Try our Rosé Cheek Tint from Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale for medium skin tones!

Apricots and Neutral Roses for Olive Skin

Olive skin is similar to medium skin, but tends to have fewer golden or brown undertones. Therefore, you want to choose neutral shades of blush colors. Anything cool can make your skin look blue or yellow. Neutral roses, berries, and apricots look best on olive skin. Any of the shades in this four-color blush palette would look beautiful on you!

Deep Reds and Berries for Dark Skin

If your skin tone is on the darker side of the color spectrum, you have a wide range of hues to choose from. Experiment with deep reds, roses and even oranges. Deep purples also look amazing on you. Our Blushed Neutrals Palette has deep purples and berries that look gorgeous with dark skin!

Along with your blush, add a gold or champagne color to highlight. Swipe on some of our Bahama Bronze Duo Cheek Color as a highlighter to compliment your skin tone and create a sun-kissed look.

Always remember when applying blush that a little goes a long way. Start with a small amount and layer until you get the look that you want. Blush should go on the apples of your cheeks. The easiest way to make sure you get the apples of your cheeks is to smile when you apply, and then swipe towards your ears.

Ready to experiment and find your best blush shade? Use our blushes and blush palettes to mix and match!

The Ultimate Guide to Eye Makeup for Brown and Hazel Eyes

Makeup is all about having fun and experimenting, but there’s no doubt that certain colors can really make your eyes pop. Find out which colors are best for bringing out brown and hazel eyes, along with our recommendations for BH Cosmetics products that will complement your natural beauty!

Best Colors for Brown Eyes

If you are a brown-eyed girl, there are a variety of colors that flatter dark brown hues. The best colors to pick include shades of gold, taupe, and purple.

We have a variety of palettes that are suited for brown eyes. The Neutral Eyes 28 Color Eyeshadow palette is packed with flattering shades including matte and shimmer purples and neutrals. Consider switching up your traditional smokey eye to a purple smokey eye for a unique take on this look.

Another great eyeshadow palette that has the ideal colors for highlighting brown eyes is the Wild Child Baked Eyeshadow Palette. This palette features a mix of neutral gold shades with pops of plums and purples that can be used for a more casual daytime look or amped up during the evening for a plum smokey eye.If you are looking for a versatile palette packed with tons of eyeshadows for brown eyes, the Sixth Edition 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette is another choice to consider. It is filled with 120 different colors including a mix of bold purples and golds. Shadows come in a variety of textures. We love mattes for daytime and shimmers for evenings.

Another way to switch up your look is to apply one of the deep purple eyeshadows as eyeliner. Lightly dust shadow onto your preferred eyeliner makeup brush and apply to upper and lower lash line for a polished look.

Don’t forget to finish with a hint of your favorite lip color to perfect your style! Marie Claire recommends pinks or nudes for brown eyes. Stock up on Tea-Time or Forever Nude (or both) from our Crème Luxe Lipstick collection to complete your look.

Best Colors for Hazel Eyes

Hazel-eyed beauties have a unique combination of brown and green, so you can use different eyeshadows to bring out certain colors in your eyes and really make them stand out. Some of the best eyeshadow shades to pair with hazel eyes include champagne, pink, and brown.

We recommend investing in a palette that has a mix of these colors such as our Studio Pro Dual Effect Wet/Dry Eyeshadow Palette. This palette offers golds, neutrals, and pink eyeshadows and can be applied wet or dry so you have more room to experiment with the look.

Another option if you love champagne and brown eyeshadows is the Illuminate By Ashley Tisdale: Beach Goddess Eye and Cheek Collection. This palette has shimmer and metallic golds and bronzes that can be used to create a beachy summer look. You can balance the color on your eyes with one of the blushes or bronzers included in the palette for a sun kissed and vibrant face.

Apply one of the deep brown eyeshadows from this palette as eyeliner for a neutral, bronze smokey eye.

Complete your look with your favorite lip gloss or lipstick! Marie Claire recommends sticking to coral or medium brown shades for hazel eyes. We suggest applying Skinny Dipping from our Ashley Tisdale Enhancing Lip Gloss Collection to complete lips.

Even if you aren’t a hazel- or brown-eyed babe, all of these products can help you create your best BH look! Show us how you bring out your eye color on Instagram with the hashtag #BHCosmetics!

How to Wear Makeup from the Gym to Brunch

When it comes to athleisure wear, the mantra has always been, “When you look good, you feel good.” So why don’t we follow the same rule when it comes to makeup? There’s no shame in wearing a few swipes of mascara or some BB Cream to the gym.

Find out how you can get a natural makeup look that easily transitions from the gym to a post-workout brunch!

Skip Foundation

With all of those planks and lunges, you’re bound to break a sweat, or should we say sparkle? Let your skin breathe and leave your foundation at home.

If you still want some coverage, opt for a BB Cream. BB Cream is more lightweight than foundation. If you would like something even lighter, feel confident at the gym by applying out Studio Pro Total Coverage Concealer. Just apply to your blemishes or under eye circles as needed!

Apply Eyeliner to Your Upper Eyelid

Skip applying eyeliner to your lower eyelid where it can easily smudge when you sweat. Instead, apply eyeliner to your upper lid only. This is a gym-friendly way to still make your eyes pop. Our liquid eyeliner is completely smudge-proof, making it an essential for your gym makeup routine.

Keep Mascara to a Minimum

You only need one or two coats of mascara when you’re at the gym. If you apply too much, it can look overdone. All you really need are a couple of coats to make your eyes look bright and awake. Consider using waterproof mascara if you sweat a lot.

When you’re ready for brunch, just swipe on a few more coats of mascara!

Choose a Long Lasting Lipstick

As much as we love a bold lip, the gym probably isn’t the place to rock one. If you can’t go out the door without some color on your lips, try a nude lip gloss or lipstick. Make sure whatever you choose is long lasting. This ensures that it will stay in place while you sweat, and even when you’re sipping on mimosas later.

To freshen up after your workout, keep a pack of oil blotting papers in your gym bag. Dab over any spots on your face where you have extra shine. Add a few extra swipes of mascara if needed, and you’re ready to for brunch!

Throwback Thursday: 90s/early 00s Makeup

To all my BH ladies, we know the 90s and early 2000s looks are back and better than ever. But how can we make better be the best? Nothing pulls together a good outfit like great makeup. Keep your throwback style on point with the top 3 hottest 90s and early 2000s makeup trends brought to you by BH Cosmetics.

1. Nude and Brown Lips

Nothing says 90s like a nude lip and the best part is, everyone can pull it off. Christina Flach, a professional makeup artist says, “There is nothing I love more than a fad/trend that actually works on the majority of people in the world,” and we can’t agree more! Pair your striking nude lip with a long black dress for a fancy occasion or rock it with your bandana and overalls for that casual street look. Get your nude lip on with one of our Muse Lip Kit. Need to add a little naked to your nude? The Nude Lips 28 Color Lipstick Palette has all the naked shades you are looking for.

28 Shade Nude Lipstick Palette

Following up as a close second to the nude lip is the brown lip! A brown lip screams 90s and can be as versatile as the nude lip. Think Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox in the early episodes of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Use our Color Lock Long Lasting Matte Lipstick to really nail the posh brown lip you are going for. Don’t forget to line out your brown lip either. Take a darker tone from the Nude Lips 28 Color Palette and apply it with our Lip Liner Brush for the ultimate 90s feel.

2. Black Eyeliner

Remember Avril Lavigne and the late 90s black eyeliner she wore in all of her album covers and music videos? Yep, you guessed it. It’s back and we have the tools for you to make it stand out better than before. Take your pick from our Black Liquid Eyeliner that has a thin tip for perfect application. For a more traditional route, apply our Studio Pro Waterproof Gel Liner with our Fine Eyeliner Brush to create thin or thick lines to get the bold look you want. Rock your long shaggy hair and grungy flannel with a liner that will make people see you know 90s like the back of your hand.

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3. Metallic Eyeshadow

If anyone knew how to strut around with a bold metallic eye, it was Lizzie McGuire as she edged into the early 2000s. Teal, blue, purple, and pink metallic shades scream 90s to the high heavens. Our 88 Color Eyeshadow Palette has every tint and hue of shimmery metallic shadow that you need to compliment a trendy lace outfit. Lace is coming back with more sophistication than ever before. Christina Flach says to play your exclusive look with a daunting metallic eye that is worn in the evening instead of the daytime. She also says to place a hint of the shadow in the crease of your eyelid to get a more modern 90s look.

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Regardless of the occasion, 90s and early 2000s makeup can be worn anywhere! Incorporate 90s makeup into your current style or make early 2000s rain from the very top of your butterfly clips to the tip of your jelly sandals. Whichever look you choose, it will be beautiful. Live, laugh, and love BH to all of my babes.

7 Colorful Makeup Looks You Can Create with Take Me Back to Brazil

We couldn’t be more thrilled with the launch of our revamped Take Me to Brazil pressed pigment palette – introducing, Take Me Back to Brazil! A celebration of color with 35 matte and shimmer hues, you can create limitless colorful makeup looks and let your creativity take flight!

You don’t have to be a pro MUA to create incredible looks… read on to see photos tagged by our followers.

These 7 Colorful Makeup Looks Created with Take Me Back to Brazil by @BHCosmetics Twitter Followers are Breathtaking!

The reception has been dazzling, and we’re excited to share some of our favorite looks created by BH Beauties all over the world!

7. Aqua Splash!

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This stunning effect created by the gorgeous @killukittymua (Twitter) is giving us major mermaid vibes with these shimmery turquoise and aqua tones.

 

6. Sweet Summer Sunset

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The lovely @collegiatebeuty (Twitter) is making us want to take a trip to a tropical beach to watch the summer sun melt into hot pink and orange hues.

 

5. We’ve Found the End of the Rainbow

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We can’t stop staring at this stunning rainbow eye effect created by the enchanting @_TronCat (Twitter). If you want to see how she did it, here’s the tutorial:

 

4. Pink Perfection!

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@desiimua (Twitter)

This step-by-step picture tutorial for a sparkly pink eye look by the beautiful @desiimua (Twitter) is truly spectacular! We especially love the white accent line that really sets the look apart!

 

3. Samba to the Rhythm of Tropical Hues

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@MizBrittneyJay (Twitter)

Purples, greens, and golds make up this gorgeous tropical effect created by the breathtaking @MizBrittneyJay (Twitter) – the moment we saw it, we wanted to give this exotic look a try!

 

2. Golden Goddess

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Not every look created with Take Me Back to Brazil has to be overflowing with color. The lovely @caylashahan (Twitter) achieved this lustrous golden goddess glow with shimmery tans, oranges, yellows.

 

1. Blazing Sunset

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@mariselagasca (Twitter)

We couldn’t help but include another summer sunset look, this time created by the beautiful @mariselagasca for a fiery effect blended out with deep oranges, vermilions, and pinks.

SWATCH SESH: Would You Try Any of These Gorgeous Colors?

Colorful Makeup Looks with arm swatches from Take Me Back to Brazil BH Cosmetics Makeup

If you do, don’t forget to share a pic with @BHCosmetics on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook so we can see your stunning creations! We love being inspired by seeing your colorful makeup looks in action!

5 New Colors + More Features to Love

Colorful Makeup Looks with BH Cosmetics Take Me Back to Brazil Palette Eyeshadow Makeup all new features and colors

The Take Me Back to Brazil Palette, a revamped classic with 5 additional, super-pigmented colors. Features includes:

  • 35 highly pigmented hues with a balance of mattes and shimmers
  • Velvety texture with an intense color payoff that stays put
  • Buildable, blendable color – sweep on a sheer layer or amp up the party
  • Vegan, non-irritating, allergy tested, & cruelty-free

CELEBRATE OUR MOST COVETED PALETTE

BH Cosmetics Take Me Back to Brazil to create colorful makeup looks

Inspired by Rio’s Carnival, this sultry new Take Me Back to Brazil palette expands on the highly coveted Take Me to Brazil, unleashing a chromatic parade of 5 all new shimmer and satin colors, including 2 oversized ultra-luminous dual-chrome transformers. Create colorful makeup looks and samba to the rhythm of passionate purples, tangy yellows, provocative pinks, and more with our redesigned Take Me Back to Brazil 35 Color Pressed Pigment Palette, offering buildable, blendable hues to dazzle the senses. Join Carnival and revel in every daring, flashing moment! Feathered headdress not required.

Day-to-night drama: ROSE QUARTZ x MARBLE COLLECTION

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Our new Rose Quartz – 9 Piece Brush Set looks SO. GOOD. sitting next to our Marble Collection palettes on a makeup table. No surprise there, right? But we wanted to see what they could really do together–so after some behind-the-scenes experimenting (and way too much fun), we came up with two brand-new day and night looks that show just how well these marbleized wonders work together. Check them out below, and let us know which you’re most excited to try!

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Holiday glam made easy with the Carli Bybel Palette!

largeThe holidays are officially here, and you know what that means: Time to rock a dark lip, bronzed eyes, and a light-up-the-room glow. For our first look of the season, we went for something that works for family dinners, holiday parties and everywhere in between—so glam up & let your look do the talking.

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