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A How-To Chart: The Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eye Shadow Palette 
Not to go all science class on you, but we’ve created a pretty darn cool diagram that decodes the shades in the new Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eye Shadow Palette - No. 1. Wear each color alone, or contour to match the photo above!
—Maura
To watch the palette in action, watch our day to night tutorial featuring celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin. 

A How-To Chart: The Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eye Shadow Palette 

Not to go all science class on you, but we’ve created a pretty darn cool diagram that decodes the shades in the new Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eye Shadow Palette - No. 1. Wear each color alone, or contour to match the photo above!

—Maura

To watch the palette in action, watch our day to night tutorial featuring celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin. 

VIDEO: Stila’s Bold Autumn Eye Shadow Tutorial

Even though it’s technically still summer, we’re getting ready to transition our makeup routine into fall. Luckily, we convinced stila's celebrity makeup artist and Fashion Week superstar, Sarah Lucero, to show us a matte eyeshadow look to wear throughout the season. Don't be intimidated by the orange shade, it's surprisingly flattering and more wearable than you would think. 

Shop our favorite stila products and as a bonus, all month we’re donating 15% of proceeds from the Birchbox Shop to Pencils of Promise!

Quick Question: Does Anyone Ever Use EVERY Shade in Their Eyeshadow Palette?

You’ve probably heard by now that we’re teaming up with Glamour for our July Birchbox. To help celebrate this awesome partnership, the gracious Girls in the Beauty Department will be sharing their beauty expertise with us for an entire month. Lucky us!

I’m on the hunt for an ah-mazing bachelorette gift for my soon-to-be sister-in-law, and since she loves makeup—and I know makeup—it’s definitely what I’ll be getting for her. She’s beyond obsessed with eyeshadow, so an expansive palette makes the most sense, yes?

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British Royals Obsessed with Hats at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

From left to right: Kate Middleton, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and the Queen at the royal flotilla Sunday. Photo: The Daily Mail

Caroline

Want to try your own hand at the emerald eye?  Consider stila eyeshadow in Jade.

How To Rock Lavender Eye Shadow: Guest Blogger

This week’s guest blogger, the lovely Alissa Kelly, offers up fun fashion and beauty advice on her blog, Feeling Good. (Our favorite feature? Kelly’s fun nail posts!) We love her optimistic attitude and useful tips. Today, she’s showing us how to effortlessly pull off bold shadow. 

Photo: Emma Stone (canadianbeauty.com); Rachel McAdams (weheartit.com)

This year, I made a promise to myself: I would use more color in my makeup routine. I’ve been stuck in the neutral eye shadow phase for a long time because bold eye shadow can be intimidating.

Maybe you’re thinking the same thing. Don’t worry—I’m here to help you (and me). The first thing to remember is to have fun with it! Step out of your comfort zone and try something new. But also keep in mind: You’re not performing on stage, so makeup doesn’t need to be super bold.

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Pick The Right Shadow For Your Eye Color: Guest Blogger

Freelance makeup artist Jennifer Duvall has kept us entranced with her blog jennysuemakeup.com for months. The Georgia blogger is the ultimate multi-tasker as both a makeup guru and a mommy of three! We love her great how-to advice and awesome product reviews, which is why we’re so excited that this week, she’s graciously sharing her style secrets with us.

Photo: makeup4all.com

When it comes to finding the perfect and least intimidating eye shadow color for every skin tone, the overwhelming answer would have to be my best friend: brown.

Let’s face it, it’s a lot easier to pull off a brown shadow than a lime green shade, but that doesn’t mean that brown has to be boring. 

I know telling you to pick out a brown hue is like asking you to pick out a great neutral khaki color from an endless Sherwin-Williams paint fan. It’s difficult to make heads or tails of all the options out there, and choosing the perfect shade can get overwhelming.

To help out with any confusion, there are certain undertones in a brown liner or shadow that complement every eye color.

Here’s a cheat sheet:

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