When was the last time you cleaned out your makeup bag, tossing what was old and expired? Makeup does expire and for your health, it needs to be tossed after expiration. Eye makeup has an expiration date, from time of opening, of 2 years for powders and 12-18 months for cream shadows. It’s time to toss out the ones you wore for your high school graduation! Yes, I know it’s the perfect shade of brown but you’ll find new shades to fit your needs, I promise! Here are 3 palettes that I recommend:

Wild & Chic Aqua Cream Premium from Make Up For Ever: The key to the cream shadow is to blend it on quickly! Once it sets, it stays in place. The lasting power of this shadow is phenomenal! I love how it makes my eyes pop in pictures!

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Urban Decay Naked2 Palette:

Naked2 by Urban Decay: A cult favorite! This palette is hard to come by because it has all the best neutrals! Perfect for every day looks or layer it on for a night out!

My look:


At a salon party, hosted by Evans & Company Salon in my hometown, I was so fortunate to be a model and get my makeup done (including lashes! I love lashes!). They used a variety of bareMinerals cosmetics on me for a fabulous evening look. The party theme was “Jerseylicious” and I love the final results! While I’m personally not a fan of loose shadow powders, I am in love with the new firm-packed shadows! From the Prime Time Primer Shadow to the High Shine Eyecolor, bareMinerals has fabulous eye makeup with lots of saturated color (requires less layering to get a great pop of color!)

My look:

The start of a new year is a great time to toss the old cosmetics and invest in new! Buying quality eye makeup is key to keeping your makeup looking fabulous and fresh! These 3 palettes top my list for must-haves in 2012!

Then, when you are ready to take the makeup off at night (every night, right?!), use the multi-tasking Kate Somerville True Lash Eye Makeup Remover.  This remover not only takes off every last smidgen of color, it works to condition your lashes  by replenishing them with moisture and strengthening them!

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TAMMY GIBSON, founder of A Mom in Red High Heels, is a God-loving, coffee-drinking, heel-wearing, wife and mom offering up her best tips to help women look and feel fabulous so they can achieve their biggest dreams.

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