Fall 2012 Eye Trend: Multi-Toned Eyes

One of the hottest eyeshadow looks for Fall 2012 is having a multi-toned lid. Here is one of my favorite looks, an olive green smoky eye.

Photo Credit: Imaxtree

Some amazing eyeshadows I found to easily achieve  this look:

MAC’s Sumptuous Olive is a fantastic khaki green.

MAC’s Antiqued shade is a bronzed brown perfect for blending with Sumptuous Olive.

Bobbi’s Limited Edition Caviar Palette is quite amazing, don’t  you think?

Smashbox’s Limited Edition Shades of Fame is lovely! I’m especially loving Safari, Praline, Gold, Bliss and Mocha!

Have any of you ladies tried this look for fall?

Fabulous Fall 2012 Lip Trend

I have a serious love affair with Cosmic Raspberry, one of Bobbi Brown’s Rich Color lip shades. I love this color for so many reasons…it’s such a great pick me up, a pop of color for the face, it looks fantastic in pictures, and did I mention that bright matte lips are a fall 2012 trend? It’s most definitely my signature lip color and would seriously wear it to sleep if I could : ) A few weeks ago I went to a birthday party and was immediately drawn to one of the guests which I thought was sporting Cosmic Raspberry. To my surprise, she went into her hand bag to show me her “new obsession” which she bragged had fabulous staying power. She pulled out a CoverGirl Blastflipstick in “Pucker”. GASP…

I can honestly admit I’ve never purchased CoverGirl products (as the saying goes “never say never”…). Intrigued to say the least, I decided to stop at my local drugstore to pick one of these up. I must say, the darker color is incredibly similar to Cosmic Raspberry and does indeed have a long-wear quality as well as a beautiful matte finish. It’s a great alternative to spending the department store price if you are wanting to experiment with a new lip color for fall (it’s less than half the price!).

I just had to add this pic of my best friend Holly who purchased the CoverGirl version yesterday! She is a mom of two and does her makeup in under 3 minutes. She has fallen head over heels with this shade and feels that it really finishes off her look! I think she looks fab, don’t you agree?

Have you ladies found any frugal alternatives to some of your fave beauty products? Please do share!