Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pretty Peepers for Valentine's Day: Glam Your Gaze with Must-Have Eye Makeup & Moisturizers

Photo by Chris Willis

Smize... Valentine's Day arrives on TGI Friday!

Smizing refers to a term Tyra Banks coined while hosting "America's Top Model." It involves the art of fierce self expression by smiling with your eyes during a photo shoot.

Tyra Banks: The art of the smize.

Smize, which blends the words "smile" and "eyes" together, reminds us of another popular saying--"Eyes are the window to the soul." It means if you look directly into someone's peepers, you can determine how they really feel or what they're truly thinking about.

Will that special someone in your life see love or passion in your eyes--or perhaps a smize--on Valentine's Day? After drinking a glass of champagne or eating a few chocolates, there's no telling how you might feel. To help glam your gaze, we present the latest eye-popping looks using liners, shadows, mascaras, pencils and skin care. They're designed to perk up your peepers for a more radiant appearance on the most romantic day of the year. 

So smize for your significant other, and keep your eyes on these prize beauty products. Have a happy Valentine's Day! 


SHINE: 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara (Black Tea) and Fruit Pigmented Tahiti Satin Eye Shadow (Shimmery Champagne). BEAUTY: Lengthen and thicken lashes with this vitamin-rich mascara and make your eyes sparkle with this velvet-textured shimmer shadow. BEACON: Vegan, and gluten and cruelty free. Contains no detergents, synthetic chemicals, or artificial fragrances or colors.

SHINE (clockwise): Honeybee Gardens Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow (Canterbury), Eyeliner (Smoking Gun), Truly Natural Mascara (Espresso) and Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow (Antique). BEAUTY: Create a sweet treat for your peeps with this captivating quartet. BEACON: No animal testing and vegan. Free of parabens and gluten.

SHINE: LashEm Colour Strokes Liquid Eyeliner with Lash Enhancing Serum. BEAUTY: This liner features a smudge-proof formula, which emphasizes your eyes while also nourishing your lashes, and a precision tip brush for easy application. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens, fragrances and prostaglandins. 

SHINE: Mineral Fusion Eye Shadow Trio (Diversity). BEAUTY: This pleasing palette contains an on trend trio of stunning shades--rich plum, shimmering pink and matte taupe. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of gluten, parabens, SLS, phthalates, artificial colors and synthetic fragrances. Supports the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

SHINE: Pacifica Eye Pencils (Jet, Bare, Fringe and Gun Metal). BEAUTY: Create luscious looks with these buttery smooth, waterproof pencils that utilize shea butter, jojoba oil, and vitamins C and E. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of parabens, petroleum, SLS, sulfates, phthalates, talc, carmine and FD&C colors.

SHINE (clockwise): Sorm√© Treatment Cosmetics Mineral Botanicals Eye Color (Exotica), Smearproof Eyeliner (Navy Blue) and Bio-Natural Eye Shadow (Peace). BEAUTY: Look like an A-lister with these atypical but highly alluring shades. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens and talc. Supports Look Good...Feel Better.

SHINE: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. BEAUTY: Give your lashes a lush look with this formula of rice bran wax and peptides, and an hourglass-shaped brush that helps hold your natural curl. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of glutens.


SHINE: 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream. BEAUTY: Minimize fine lines, puffiness and dark circles, and maximize elasticity and firmness with aloe vera leaf juice, green coffee seed extract, rosehip oil, and vitamins C and E. BEACON: Vegan, and gluten and cruelty free. Contains no detergents, synthetic chemicals, or artificial fragrances or colors.

SHINE: B-Leve B-Bright Eye Roll-On and B-Youthful Face & Eye Serum. BEAUTY: Peptides and fruit cell extract from grapes help soften your orbital area and ease inflammation, fine lines and dark circles. BEACON: No animal testing.

SHINE: BioBliss Anti-Wrinkle Patch Eye Treatment. BEAUTY: Optimize moisture retention and prevent premature signs of aging with hyaluronic acid, peptides, okra plant extract, and vitamins B3 and C. BEACON: Contains no parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances and dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs or triclosan.

SHINE: Coola Suncare Environmental Repair Plus Calm Glow Eye Gel. BEAUTY: Rose flower water, and rye seed, black currant and linseed extracts help soothe, shield and smooth the delicate skin around your eyes. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of paba, parabens, petroleum and phthalates. Supports Save Our Seas.

SHINE: Intelligent Nutrients Renewal Complex Eye Gel. BEAUTY: Hydrate and heal dark circles, age lines and puffiness with cucumber fruit extract, pumpkin and raspberry seed oils, and plant stem cell culture from edelweiss, marigold and pennywort. BEACON: No animal testing and USDA Organic certified. Vegan and gluten free. Contains no phthalates, sulfates, artificial fragrances, parabens, triclosan, propylene, glycol, petrochemicals or silicone.

SHINE: Phytomer Youth Contour Reviving Wrinkle Correction Cream Eye and Lip Care. BEAUTY: Shea butter, vitamin E, and red, green and brown algae soften existing lines and wrinkles to restore a youthful appearance. BEACON: No animal testing.

SHINE: Refine√© Anti-Aging Eye Treatment. BEAUTY: Step up suppleness and smoothness to revitalize radiance with green tea extract, peptides and aloe vera leaf extract. BEACON: No animal testing.

SHINE: Systeme 41 Revitalizing Eye Treatment. BEAUTY: Sunflower seed oil, shea butter, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid aid in making fine lines and dark circles appear less noticeable. BEACON: No animal testing and hypoallergenic. Free of parabens, artificial colors, fragrances, surfactants, detergents, mineral oils and glutens.

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