With autumn about to make its big debut, what’s one way to stay on trend without breaking the bank?
The Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition “Jewel of an Eye” Eye Couture Palette
Perhaps you’ve already stocked up on fall staples over the summer — a chic red lipstick, a black liquid liner, a deep plum (and) or berry gloss — and are saying to yourself, “Whee!” and asking, “What else can we put in there?”
Throw some jewel-toned shadows into the mix
Ya know, for emerald, amber, amethyst and sapphire smokey eyes. All are so, SO apropos with knee-high boots, tweed blazers and snuggly, chunky knits.
Ah… I can almost hear the leaves crunching beneath my feet and Tabs whining because of how chilly it is outside (too chilly to go for his daily walk). Maybe we should get matching turtlenecks — my cat and I — because that’s what I really need — to give my neighbors another reason to think I’m a crazy cat lady.
As far as fall makeup, I suppose we could hunt and peck for jewel-toned duos and trios, or spend an arm and a leg searching for “the perfect combo,” but who has time for all that?
Try this: tell your hubby/honey/Ryan Gosling that you’ll be back in 10 minutes, because we’re going to Target to check out Sonia Kashuk’s new “Jewel of an Eye” Eye Couture Palette ($19.99).
Okay…make that 30 minutes. We both know that Target is a time warp. We’ll never get out of there in less than 15.
12 pans of shimmer
This 12-pan palette of intense, shimmery shadows pulsates with possibilities for trendy jewel-toned looks, and it’s RAD.
Craving colorful eye looks?
Sometimes I might wear just one of these shades by itself (like the dark purple shadow in the first row — my fave!), but this palette is perfect for more complicated looks and smokey eyes. There are so many great color combos here, and the shadows blend easily and last through the day with the help of an eye primer.
Jewel of an Eye is one of those palettes that just works in so many different ways. No matter which two shades I wear together, the combinations always work. I’ve even mixed and layered colors together to create custom shades, which is a lot of fun when you have an hour or two at home to just play.
Jewel of an Eye shines, and its shadows catch the light, but the shadows in Sonia’s Moroccan Dunes eye palette shine even brighter.
Any potential problems with this palette?
Just one minor one I can see: I do detect a small amount of fallout from these shadows. Not so much that it’s a deal breaker for me. Just something to keep in mind.
The final word
This is a great little palette, and seriously, I can’t believe it costs less than 20 bucks! I think it’s easily on par with products from Too Faced and Urban Decay.
Go on with yer bad self, Sonia! This jeweled palette’s a gem.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
A little light reading…
Greetings and salutations on this terrific Tuesday, friend!
Got a book recommendation for ya… If you like thrillers and mysteries, check out Dark Places by Gillian Flynn.
Could. Not. Put. It. Down.
I also read Flynn’s Gone Girl earlier this year and couldn’t put that one down, either. I liked Dark Places just as much.
The book stars Libby Day. As a child, her mother and two sisters are murdered in what the media dub “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” Libby survives and achieves fame when she testifies that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, committed the act.
The plots weaves back and forth between the night of the crime and the present day, 25 years later. Libby is drawn back into the events of the murder when a group called the Kill Club, a group obsessed with investigating notorious crimes, finds her. The club suspects Ben’s innocence and hopes to discover proof to free him.
It’s a quick, suspenseful read — dark in some parts, so be prepared for that. All in all, though, I loved the story and the writing. Gillian Flynn’s got game.
Have you read any good books lately?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,