Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Year Day Beauty: Amethyst Shadows & Liners

Photo by Rob Lavinsky

Happy February 29--or, as it's more commonly known, Leap Year Day! 

Every four years, we enjoy an extra day in February. It serves as a corrective measure, since the earth doesn't orbit around the sun in precisely 365 days.  

For us, Leap Year Day means Leap Year Day of Beauty. We get an extra 24 hours to marvel over new makeup products. The birthstone of February is amethyst, so we're celebrating this special day with the latest pretty-in-purple eye shadows and liners. 

SHINE: essence Smokey Eyes Set (Purple Maniac). BEAUTY: Use the customized brush to highlight your eyes with the liner and the sponge to apply the powder shadow. BEACON: No animal testing.

SHINE: GloMinerals GloEye Shadow (Lilac). BEAUTY: Contour any eye shape with crease-free coverage. BEACON: Contains no talc, perfumes, chemical dyes, parabens or gluten.

SHINE: Milani Infinite Liquid Eye Liner (Endless). BEAUTY: Intense purple color lasts up to 24 hours with waterproof and smear-proof benefits. BEACONCruelty free.

SHINE: Sormé Treatment Cosmetics Bio Natural Eye Shadow (Amethyst). BEAUTY: Pomegranate and green tea extracts help provide a long-lasting, rich purple color. BEACON: No animal testing, and talc and paraben free. Also supports Look Good...Feel Better. 

SHINE: Sue Devitt Electric Sheen Eye Shadow (Hopetown). BEAUTY: Creates a gem-like amethyst shimmer color. BEACON: No animal testing. Paraben free. 

SHINE: Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad (Purple Majesty). BEAUTY: Contains four eye-popping shades, including Moonstone, Lilac Bouquet, Wild Orchid and Heather Smoke. BEACON: No animal testing and cruelty free. Also free of alcohol, artificial fragrances and dyes. 

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