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Best Bets Daily: Friday

Purple Haze


Posted May 8, 2009
The Body Shop's summer shadow collection is amazing. There, we said it. It may be hard for some to fathom that the brand that dishes up fruity-smelling bath gels and body lotions actually makes a sexy eye palette, but it's true. We became believers after trying the Hot Brights eye color in Violet Sunset, which hits stores next week. It's a rich shade of purple that is a stunner on anyone with an island tan. Using a wet brush, apply it along the lash line up to the crease (smudge it), use a bit of highlighter in the corners and near the brow bone, and eyes become seductively smoky—but with a summery twist. Our dinner date didn't comment on our hot-mama look, but at least we got five compliments in the office.

$17 at the Body Shop, 420 Lexington Ave., nr. 43rd St.; 212-682-3502.


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