Smashbox trio-shadow Filter: Vanilla, Sable & Sumatra. I am so happy I stumbled upon this mini, yet incredible, shadow trio. For a barely there look, I will use the two lightest colors. Simply starting with the vanilla shadow and gradually blending into the nude shade. For a darker look just a few pats of the dark brown shadow and instant subtle sexiness.   I use these shadow after priming with the smash box 24 hour eye primer and my shadow stays on all. day. and. all. night.

bareMinerals Wearable plum This is more of a beauty gift instead of buy. Lucky me, my sister bought me this amazing shadow gift package for my birthday. Although I’m just about obsessed with  every color in the set, the dark matted plum color is without a doubt my favorite. perfect for an unexpected smokey eye. I love that there is no shine in the shadow and it’s a true plum color. Normally, I only wear nudes and neutral colors but this plum color is irresistible and perfect for those nights when you just want to do something a little unexpected.

Essie Carry On. Maybe I’m just Fall-ready, but this color is my new Essie-favorite. It;s a dark purplish-redish-brown color. Ok,that may not be the best description but if you are looking for a dark nail color for Fall, this is it.

Smashbox 24 hour eyeshadow primer. I am a huge believe in trying sample sized products before buying the regular size. Let’s be honest, most of the time beauty products are not the least expensive thing in your basket. So trying sample sized products is kind of my thing. If I end up loving the product, when I’m out I will buy the actual size, but if I end up loathing it, then I can either give it away to a friend or throw it away without guilt. But back to the primer. My fav face primers are by Smashbox and Benefit. Once I saw the 24 hour Smashbox eyeshadow primer, I thought I would try it. It is crazy the difference it makes with applying your eyeshadow, not only does the shadow stay on longer but it also intensifies the color of the shadow. After applying this primer, I have to say my shadow stayed on all night even through a ton of birthday partying and a few glasses of red wine.

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