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hueTantejoan here and I Love a Mystery! Ever since I had that color makeover by Maybelline’s color consultant Chuck Hezekiah I have been keeping in mind his comment about the changeable nature of my eye color lending itself to a very broad spectrum of colors.  Now, when I go to the drugstore or department store counter, I admit I am a bit bolder in my choice of colors, and it is quite exhilarating, especially since the previews of fall fashions all show that jewel tones are back, in clothing and in makeup.

But my favorite colors for the eye are actually a form of no-color, the greiges and blue-greys and greenish-taupes that look especially good in these early, pre-Fall days.  Their indeterminate hues make my blue eyes come to the fore, but veiled in a kind of mystery.  That’s why, when Meg sent me an eye shadow from Julie Hewett called “Mystere” I leaped to be first in line to review it.

Mystere is right up my alley, Eye Shadow Alley, that is.  It is a mauve-y, amethyst-y, grayish pot of muted color that is both a perfect, perfectly light version of a smoky eye color, beautifully buildable yet subtle.  For evening it demonstrates its versatility as a base for a more dramatic, traditional smoky eye when combined with powder shadow and liner.  The wonderful thing about a color like this is that it is arresting and bold on the young, but very forgiving on eyelids such as mine.  You know, the kind with a bit less elasticity.  Mystere draws a veil over all of that, in a sexy, siren-y way I love.

Julie Hewett is an L.A. based makeup artist who first made her mark in the film industry.  Her use of vibrant color enhanced period films such as “Pearl Harbor,” “Ocean’s Eleven-Twelve” and “Spiderman-2,” and more recently she has helped bring the intensity of Bollywood-style color palettes on film and off.  She has a wonderful line of blushes and eye shades, plus tons of really vibrant “Noir” red lipsticks, balms and glosses.  She also has a wonderful little brush called a chubbie that I’m definitely going to buy today.  (One of the nice things about her line is that she sells multiples at a discount – I’m getting another eye color, a blush and the chubbie for much less than they would be bought individually.)

This line is a real find, and just in time for me to experiment with some Fall colors now that my complexion is back to its fair shade after a summer of fake tan and Tropic Queen bronzer.

Who else is excited for the new fall colors and is a Julie Hewitt

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