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Prideful Colors

It was impossible to miss the burst of color that hit New York City this weekend after New York’s same-sex marriage bill was passed. On every street there were parades, flags, and people rejoicing in the most vibrant ways possible. If you’re feeling as inspired as I am after the past few days, these three essentials will help you add some bold shades to your look:

Lips—Give your lips a taste of something sassy with Lime Crime’s vivid shades. If you’re daring enough to keep up with the yellow trend, bright yellow New Yolk City is meant for you.

Eyes—Owning one funky eye color is nice, but owning nine is much more fun. Try out all the colors of the neon rainbow with Givenchy’s Le Prismissime 9-Colors Eyeshadow.

Nails—For many, nail color is your biggest beauty dare. OPI has every bright hue imaginable in their Brights collection. My personal favorite is Teal the Cows Come Home.

—Shana

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A Week of Eye Shadow: The Birchbox Beauty Diaries

The Birchbox Beauty Diaries is a regular feature where one of our team members tries out a new beauty look every day for one week. Whether it’s lipstick or eyeshadow, different hairstyles or fun makeup techniques, we’ll give you five fun ideas for how you can shake up your routine.

Birchboxer: Rachelista

Title: Brand Relationship Manger

A Week Of: Eye Shadow

Monday: Stila Eye Shadow in Sun, $18, birchbox.com

I am all about minimal makeup on Mondays so I only used Stila’s Sun eye shadow on my lids. I find that it has a great golden pigment and also highlights my brow bones (even though no one can see them with these bangs I’ve got!). It’s definitely the perfect color for those summer days when you want to look bright-eyed and glowy.

Tuesday: Stila Prime Pot, $20, birchbox.com; Bobbi Brown Day to Night Cool Eye Palette, $45, bobbibrowncosmetics.com; Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner, $20, birchbox.com

I knew makeup artist Nam Vo was coming in to the office so I decided to let her work her magic. To prep my lids, she used Stila’s Prime Pot in Taffy, which is one of my all-time favorite products. Then she utilized Bobbi Brown’s Day to Night Cool Eye Palette because we had it in the office. She first applied a lighter color all over and then put a charcoal shade in my crease to add dimension. What really made my eyes pop though was the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner that she winged out for me.

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A Week of Colorful Mascara: The Birchbox Beauty Diaries

The Birchbox Beauty Diaries is a regular feature where one of our team members tries out a new beauty look every day for one week. Whether it’s lipstick or eyeshadow, different hairstyles or fun makeup techniques, we’ll give you five fun ideas for how you can shake up your routine.

Birchboxer: Jenna

Title: Marketing Manger

A Week Of: Colorful Mascara

Monday: Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effect Faux CILS in Extreme Blue, $30, yslbeautyus.com

I decided to start the week off with a bang and go for a bright blue shade today (plus, it matched my shirt). The formula glided on and easily, coated all of my lashes instantly, and added a ton of volume. I absolutely love this mascara. 

Tuesday: Mally Volumizing Double-ended Mascara in Sapphire, $22.80, qvc.com

I went for blue again today, but the effect is much more subtle. I think this one would even go well with a smoky gray or blue shadow without looking overdone.

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