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Hot Mama Tip

By Glinda

Blue skies ahead! Or, at least until it stops snowing and raining and whatnot.

Blue is one of the hottest colors in makeup this spring.

Unfortunately, it tends to make many women flash back to the ultra-bright blue eyeshadow that Barbie sported oh so many years ago.

But what has changed is that the new pigments, while still retaining color, are more subtle and much more wearable than ye olde neon aqua of yore.  

I have always seen makeup as a way to stay on trend in a fairly cheap way without breaking the bank.  So, experiment a little!  Navy nail polish, a soft blue eye shadow, or a pop of blue eyeliner can complement almost any shade of skin or eye color.   Spring is a good time to try something new, and why not do it with some blue?

Here are some of the best blues out there.


OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue! is perfect for those toes!

Dior Dior Vernis Laquer in Poison Blue

Dior Vernis Laquer in Poison Blue is based on Dior’s popular Poison Blue perfume, and it is beeyotiful.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Deviant is one of the best out there.  The blue is intense without screaming “Hi, I’m blue eyeliner!” and it goes on like buttah.  Great for blue or brown eyes.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in GoddessUrban Decay Eye Shadow in Mary JaneUrban Decay Eye Shadow in Mary JaneUrban Decay Eye Shadow in StripUrban Decay Eye Shadow in Mary Jane

Urban Decay Eye Shadows  in (from right to left) Goddess, Strip, and Mary Jane.  Trust me, they look much more intense in the picture than they will on your eyes.  Easy to blend and very soft in color, there is a slight shimmer to these shadows, just so you know.   

16 Responses to “Hot Mama Tip”

  1. Glinda Says:

    Awww, come on now, these are so purty! Seriously, I’ve checked them all out in person and they are gorgeous.

  2. raincoaster Says:

    Yes, they are. So gorgeous that I’ve been haunting stores looking for that exact colour of OPI nail polish for a couple of weeks now, ever since I saw Kim Kardashian wearing the hot pink I had thought so very fresh for this season. I would rather chop off my fingers than be caught dressing like her, so I immediately decided on the blue instead.

  3. dgm Says:

    I’ve been sporting the OPI Russian Navy all winter. It’s a really deep purple-y blue that changes with the light. Love. It.

  4. Jennie Says:

    Goddess, Strip, and Mary Jane? A diety, a pole dancer, and either an innocent or a dooby? I want the job of naming this stuff!!! They must lock them in rooms, feed them booze or “Mary Jane” until they spout these gems! My kind of job!

  5. Glinda Says:

    @Jennie- These are actually pretty tame. I have a Vincent Longo lipstick called “Foolish Virgin.”

  6. raincoaster Says:

    I have a couple of expensive lipglosses called “Marvin” and “Herbie.”

  7. nursemyra Says:

    and you kiss with those lips…..?

  8. nursemyra Says:

    actually, that remids me of a tasteless cartoon I saw yesterday. picture two female stick figures facing each other one is saying……” no I’m not wearing lip gloss, I was just rimming my husband…”

    (I did warn you it was tasteless……)

  9. Lisa Says:

    I love the makeup tips. Please keep ’em coming.

    Since you like Stila, I wanted to mention that Stila’s tinted moisturizing is amazing.

  10. Glinda Says:

    @nursemyra- Are you referring to me or to raincoaster? Because I don’t know a lot of straight guys who would appreciate being kissed by “Marvin.” And you are right, that IS tasteless… 🙂

    @Lisa- I’ve tried Stila’s tinted moisturizer, and I think what I didn’t like about it was the texture. Which is odd, because usually I love all things Stila. It was either that, or that I couldn’t put it underneath my eyes to cover my dark cirlces and I resented that fact.

  11. mywhimsey Says:

    I love the Urban Decay names. My favorites are a deep green called Mildew and a browny/grey called Stray Dog.

  12. raincoaster Says:

    I’ve had no complaints about my kisses, except when I wear MAC, because it seems my men friends don’t care for chocolate! I think the masculine lip gloss is Dulux, but the printing has worn off. All I know is they were $22 apiece!

  13. La BellaDonna Says:

    “Deity.” Unless you are worshipping weight loss, of course.

  14. raincoaster Says:

    I did get the Opi and that is a FABULOUS colour, especially if you have pink undertones rather than yellow. I don’t care what Bobbi Brown says, yellow is not in my spectrum. The blue has a marvelously subtle metallic sheen and the coverage is amazing. It also lasted the better part of twelve days, with touchups.

  15. La BellaDonna Says:

    Raincoaster, I agree with you; I appreciate Ms. Brown and her earnestness, but on me, most of her makeup looks, um, like … spackle. Not attractive spackle, either.

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