I’ve been really impressed with this compact I picked up not to long ago by Physicians Formula. It contains three super shimmery baked, domed eyeshadows that can be worn wet or dry. It contains a super shimmery golden beige, super shimmery medium golden brown and a super shimmery deep reddish copper. Each color wears smoothly, is very blendable and wears all day. I usually apply each color dry. If I do wear it wet, I just wet the deepest shade and wear it as a liner. It wears forever! I have blue eyes and these colors are great “neutrals” for me. Plus, this compact gets my vote for one of the best for redheads. These are a lot like Urban Decays Baked Bronzers and MAC Mineralize Eyeshadows. The compact comes with a sponge tip applicator which I rarely use. I prefer to use my brushes, don’t we all? The lightest shade is perfect with anything. I like to wear it and the medium shade in the crease with bright lips. The deepest shade makes for an interesting smoky eye. It is a really cool shade, a deep warm brown with reddish copper shimmer. These retails for about $7.50. Since they are “drugstore” cosmetics they do go on sale. I would like to pick up a few more of these. I really like the coverage and staying power. It is available at drugstore.com.

Here we go again, another smoky eye kit. I’m kind of tired of the smoky eye look and I am ready to move on. This look will look really dated in about ten more years and will define the early 2000s look. However, I can’t deny that it is a fun look and that is why we keep seeing it coming. So let us embrace it while we still can.

There is a new limited edition Laura Geller Smoke Signals Kit which contains everything you need to complete your smoky eye look for a great value. The kit contains a Baked Marble Eyeshadow Duo in Stormwatch which is a smoky charcoal grey shimmer and pearly white shimmer. The formula of this shadow is very nice and I like to compare it to MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow. It can be used wet or dry.  It has a Powder Pencil in Dazzle which is a smoky black eyeliner. There is a Creamy Black Mascara which is a basic volumizing black mascara. The lips are not neglected in this kit. It has a Lipstick in Nice-n-Nude which is a barely there pale tawny brown. The kit retails for $32 which is a great deal considering that a lipstick goes for $15.50 by itself. Plus, you’ll use at least three of the items daily. And it is a great balance of dark eyes and pale lips. Laura Geller is the queen of QVC and she does offer some great products even if they are gimmicky, they are wearable. This kit is available on sephora.com and is a limited edition so get it while it is still smoke’n hot.