NYFW 2015-Star Wars Gold Eyes and Braids at Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman’s “Star Wars” runway show opened with the theme song from the iconic movie to unveil a collection and beauty look suitable for a modern Princess Leia with Gold eye shadow and intricate braided hair.


Known as a bohemian designer, the fall beauty looks are appropriate for the desert dwellers of Tattoine and any well traveled girl.  It is her study of “civilization and wilderness” that revealed a natural themed beauty created with Maybelline products.


The Earth toned tribal prints, stunning blues and shiny metallic gold patterns combined with flowy cuts made for stunningly sharp and comfortable clothes.


To get this out of this world look skin was prepped with Fit Me! Dewey + Smooth Foundation and Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer.  Master Kajal in Charcoal Skies was blended all over the eyelids, layering Color Tattoo creme and powder shadows  in Bold Gold and Bad to the Bronze to make eyes pop with a reflective and metallic glow. Lips stayed simple with Baby Lip Balm in Quenched.


The striking eyes made a perfect accessory to the powerful clothes in all-White.


Sand Dunes and Grey Suede knee-high boots made an adventurous combination.



Top five eyeshadow picks for Hazel eyes

Did you know Hazel eyes are one of the least understood eye colors and are semi-rare?  But never fear, for finding a perfect eyeshadow shade for Hazel eyes can be tricky but many options are available. s1550318-main-heroBecause Hazel eyes often appear to shift in color from brown to green the color is often hard to define, and since the unique color often reflects nearby colors, those of us with Hazel eyes can change the appearance of the color by the choice of makeup that we wear.  Shades to consider include: Browns, Gold, Pinks, Purples and Green, but remember to stay away from any blue shades which do not enhance Hazel eyes in anyway.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Instant Intense EyeShadow Trio in Gilded Chocolates is a nice set complete with a soft light pink champagne hue, soft gold and a medium copper shade that can go to the office and be used for going out for after work drink.


Makeup Forever Eyeshadow in Matte Dark Purple is a good highlighter and while intense is a nice to have in the makeup bag for those special occasions that call for a special eyeshadow.


The Almay Intense I-Color Eyeshadow Sticks in Seashell Pink offers neutral grown and a soft pink to boost natural eye color and can be worn alone or together.


Boots No7 Stay Perfect™ Smoothing Eye Shadow in Pale Green is a good way to use this bold color.  This liquid formula is non-smudging, while it brightens and defines the eye and is a nice wash of color for running errands or use it with dark green eyeliner for a more dramatic look. mac_eggplantblend001 The new MAC Blend Studio Sculpt Shade & Line in Eggplant contains a plum eyeliner and silver and pink eyeshadows. The eyeshadows can be applied dry for buildable coverage or wet for a saturated color look.