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How to Copy Naya Rivera’s Gorgeous Purple Eyeshadow Look

April 10, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

Glee songstress Naya Rivera looked bright-eyed and beautiful at a party in West Hollywood earlier this week. Her fuss-free blown back hair (a 90’s trend that is making a big comeback) gave way to her stunning eye makeup and glowing complexion.

One thing that makes Naya’s almond-shaped eyes stand out even more than usual is the subtle trace of purple eyeshadow you see around the inner corners of her eyes. To get a similar look, we recommend smoothing on a layer of your favorite foundation, followed by a peach blush (we love Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Peach Satin). Dust an illuminating highlighter down the bridge of your nose and over your cheekbones for some additional glow and definition. To start your eye makeup, we recommend using an eyeshadow stick to coat your lid (try Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Amethyst), and then dusting a powder eyeshadow on the inner third part of your lid (try Urban Decay Cosmetics Eye Shadow in AC/DC). Follow by tracing a thin line along your top and bottom lashes, smudging it a bit with your finger or a q-tip (for a dramatic look like Naya’s, line your upper and lower waterlines with the same black liner). Finish by swiping on a nude lip gloss and a few coats of mascara.

Are you a fan of Naya’s purple eyeshadow? Check out our Bold Eye Makeup for Real Women slideshow!

Also:

5 Eyeshadow Pencils Worth Trying

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An Easy Easter Centerpiece

April 1, 2010 at 11:35 am , by

Lilac Le Creuset Stoneware PitcherI’ve always been a big fan of Easter—any holiday that involves dyeing eggs and eating chocolate bunnies is A-okay with me. Plus, Cadbury Eggs! And bunny cakes! But hey, I’m not totally food-fixated. I also love that Easter coincides with the start of spring, when gorgeous flowers start springing up. For me that’s extra exciting because it signals the end of SAD-inducing winter weather. Seriously, it makes me almost this dorkily, dancing down the street happy.

I’m headed to New Orleans this weekend, but if I was hosting the holiday brunch this year, I’d snag this stoneware pitcher and fill it with flowers for a simple centerpiece.

I like color on the table, so I’d skip the more traditional lilies and go with a mix of deep plum tulips and sunny yellow daffodils. The pitcher’s lilac hue, new to the U.S., is totally feeding my purple addiction (check out the also new—and gorgeous—eggplant-y Cassis shade, above, on the rectangular baker). And at $25, it’s not too spendy—especially for Le Creuset, a brand known for making classic, lasts-forever pieces.

How will you be decorating your table for Easter?