Friday, May 30, 2014

Magnificent Maleficent: Angelina Jolie's Wicked Good Smoky Eyes, Bold Lip Color & Ageless Beauty

Photo courtesy Walt Disney Studios

Angelina Jolie has a lot in common with her deliciously dark Maleficent character. They both enjoy an iconic status and fearlessly follow their instincts. 

In the film of the same name, which opens in theaters today, Jolie portrays the larger-than-life villainess from the Disney animated classic "Sleeping Beauty." The fantasy adventure begins with Maleficent suffering a ruthless betrayal and then placing a curse upon the infant daughter of the kingdom's ruler. 

Although she plays the misunderstood Mistress of All Evil, Jolie brings a majestic beauty to the character. Blessed with high cheekbones, full lips, wide-set eyes and a creamy complexion, she possesses the ability to cast a spell with her looks on and off screen. 

Jolie also serves as an inspiration for women over the age of 35. The mother of six, humanitarian and fiancĂ©e of Brad Pitt turns 39 on June 4. So, in honor of her magnificent performance as Maleficent, upcoming birthday and ageless beauty, we'd like to spotlight five of her best looks--smoky eyes, bold lip color, contoured cheeks, long lashes and youthful skin. We also present ways to achieve them with beautiful blushes, stunning shadows, must-have mascaras, luscious lipsticks and glosses, and the latest anti-aging skincare products. 

May you live happily ever after!


SHINE: Glam Cosmetics Walk of Fame Eyeshadow Quad. BEAUTY: Create a wickedly chic look with this LED lit collection of four shadow shades that promote on-the-go application with a handy magnification mirror. BEACON: Free of parabens.

SHINE: LORAC Cosmetics PRO Palette Kit Shimmer and Matte Eyeshadows with Mini Behind the Scenes Eye Primer. BEAUTY: Wet or dry, this fairy tale collection gives you the ability to shade, shadow, line and define your eyes with an eye primer, and 16 matte and shimmery hues that provide a seamless application. BEACON: No animal testing.

SHINE: Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Artiste Palette. BEAUTY: Where there's smoke there's fire with this shader brush and three sultry shadow refill colors--Merlot (matte rose), Concord (matte grape) and Bordeaux (satin wine). BEACON: No animal testing and free of parabens.


Photo by Georges Biard

SHINE: 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Blush Powder (Raspberry). BEAUTY: You don't need to possess supernatural powers to bring shimmery shading to your cheeks without the use of synthetic dyes, as this contour utilizes plum, pomegranate and raspberry fruit pigment extracts. BEACON: Vegan, and gluten and cruelty free. Contains no detergents, or artificial fragrances and colors.

SHINE: Essence Silky Touch Blush (Life's A Cherry). BEAUTY: You'll feel like you're living in a fantasy world when you freshen up your look and complexion with a pinch of color that easily takes you from day to evening. BEACON: No animal testing.

SHINE: Julie Hewett Couture Palette For Cheeks & Lips (Peachie and Rosie). BEAUTY: Fairy tales come true with this duo, as it allows you to create a natural looking, flushed effect with easily blendable cranberry and coral shades that also double as cream pigments for your lipsBEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens and talc.


Photo by Mikhail Popov

SHINE: Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Color (Roserin). BEAUTY: Plump your pout with this moisturizing formula in the spellbinding shade of rose plum. BEACON: Free of parabens.

SHINE: Mirabella Beauty Colour Vinyl Lipstick (Metallic Blush). BEAUTY: Create chaos in the kingdom with this shade of red with silver undertones, which utilizes argan oil and raspberry extract to aid in giving your lips a high gloss finish for up to 10 hours. BEACON: Free of parabens.

SHINE: Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Lipgloss (Siren). BEAUTY: Perk up your pout with this bewitching burgundy shimmer shade. BEACON: No animal testing and free of parabens.


Photo by Chris Natt

SHINE: 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara (Black Tea). BEAUTY: Colored with black tea and fruit berry pigments, this fairy tale-like formula aids in lengthening, separating and thickening your lashes. BEACON: Vegan, and gluten and cruelty free. Contains no detergents, synthetic chemicals, or artificial fragrances or colors.

SHINE: DeVita Absolute Lengths Natural Long Lash Mascara (Absolute Black). BEAUTY: Break the curse of clumping and smudging as you define, strengthen and elongate your lashes with this carrot oil enriched formula. BEACON: Vegetarian and cruelty free. Contains no FD&C colors, lead, carmine, cochineal, gluten and parabens.

SHINE: Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Mascara (Rich Black). BEAUTY: Once upon a time you needed two coats of mascara to glam your gaze, but not anymore as this formula defines, lengthens and curls your lashes with one coat. BEACON: Free of parabens.


Photo by Georges Biard

SHINE: Desert Essence Age Reversal Revitalizing Eye Serum and Rejuvenating Face Serum. BEAUTY: Promote elasticity of the skin, and magically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with peptides, apple fruit extract and aloe vera leaf juice. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of parabens, phthalates and artificial fragrances.

SHINE: L'Oreal Revitalizing Miracle Blur Instant Eye Smoother. BEAUTY: Peptides and vitamin A cast a spell on your skin as they minimize early signs of aging in the orbital area, including crows' feet, dark circles and under-eye puffiness. BEACON: Free of parabens.

SHINE: ProBios Transderma M. BEAUTY: Loose, sagging skin doesn't need to be a necessary evil, as this serum allows you to tone and tighten with ceramides and vitamin E. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens, fragrances, oil and alcohol. 

SHINE: Yonka Paris Hydra No 1 Serum and Creme. BEAUTY: Vitamins A, C and E, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera leaf juice unleash their powers to heal and hydrate, and provide a refreshing and restorative treat to dry and sensitive skin. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens.

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