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5 Winter Eyeshadow Colors For 2015

5 Winter Eyeshadow Colors For 2015

You’ve been standing at the Nars eyeshadow counter for the last twenty minutes trying to decide between pale pink, beige pink, or shimmery pink salmon. Everyone’s been there! Finding the right eyeshadow can sometimes be overwhelming and most definitely a journey of trial and error. Here are some trending options to help narrow your search before you reach the counter this Winter.

    NARS

    Color: Portobello –matte neutral beige/matte warm beige

    $35.00 Duo Eyeshadow

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    If you’ve been keeping up with the current beauty trends, you’ll know this fall it’s all about the bare face and bold dark lip. This gorgeous eyeshadow duo by NARS is truly your one-stop destination this winter. The neutral beige is the perfect color for the inner corners of the eyes while the warm beige blends beautifully from the middle to the outer crease. This beige duo will instantly brighten up your eyes for a fresh face look. This eyeshadow duo is the perfect color combination for your chic, black work suit and bold red lip. Regardless how wild your Thursday night was, you’ll come to work looking, refreshed and wide-eyed with these natural looking shades.

      NARS

      Color: Malacca- iridescent peacock

      $25.00 Single Eyeshadow

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      This iridescent green will have heads turning as it adds just the right amount of pop to your holiday party dress. This mermaid green as I like to call it, works beautifully alongside brown pallets, and pairs especially well with brown eyes. Focus this color in the outer crease of the eyelid, blending into color into a V-shape toward the middle of your lid. If you want a little less pop, use a damp, thin, angled brush and stenciling the color into your top lash line. I see this pairing nicely with that LBD and gold pumps or dare I say a sequined black dress for New Years!

        Make Up For Ever

        Color: Pinky Beige (iridescent)

        $21.00 Artist Shadow

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        If you’re looking for a more natural color, this iridescent pinky beige shadow is your go-to gal! The shimmer brightens the eyes and adds a subtle shade of pink to the lids. I would recommend using this color as an all over base for that “no makeup makeup look” or in the inner corner of the lids to highlight and open up the eyes. This color would look beautiful with black leggings and an oversized, off-the-shoulder cream sweater and brown knee-high boots.

        Urban Decay

          Color: Secret Service- soft cool brown matte

          $19.00 — Eyeshadow

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          It’s no secret; I’m devoted to my brown eyeshadows. This almost taupe-like brown should be a staple in every girl’s eyeshadow collection. It’s so versatile! I see it as the perfect crease color for evening or daytime. If you’re going for the more natural look, this is a great because it doesn’t have any shimmer to it, which can sometimes look more done up. Although this color could easily compliment any outfit, I would pair it with cuffed denim and a chic navy blazer over a white v-neck tee.

            Buxom

            Color: Lingerie Lover- matte mauve

            $12.00 Eye Shadow Bar Single Eyeshadow

            This color is such a beautiful mauve, and truly, a girl can never go wrong with mauve. For those girls who want more pizzazz than the bare eye look, but less bold than the smokey eye, this color falls nicely in the middle. This looks lovely as a base lid color or if you want to add a little definition to a natural eye look, add this to the crease for subtle drama. I envision this with a matching mauve lip, chunky grey scarf and fitted pea coat for those cold, crisp morning walks through Central Park.

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            Science Says Guitar Players’ Brains Are Different From Others’

            Science Says Guitar Players’ Brains Are Different From Others’

            There’s nothing quite like picking up a guitar and strumming out some chords. Listening to someone playing the guitar can be mesmerising, it can evoke emotion and a good guitar riff can bring out the best of a song. Many guitar players find a soothing, meditative quality to playing, along with the essence of creating music or busting out an acoustic version of their favourite song. But how does playing the guitar affect the brain?

            More and more scientific studies have been looking into how people who play the guitar have different brain functions compared to those who don’t. What they found was quite astonishing and backed up what many guitarists may instinctively know deep down.

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            Guitar Players’ Brains Can Synchronise

            You didn’t read that wrong! Yes, a 2012 study[1] was conducted in Berlin that looked at the brains of guitar players. The researchers took 12 pairs of players and got them to play the same piece of music while having their brains scanned.

            During the experiment, they found something extraordinary happening to each pair of participants – their brains were synchronising with each other. So what does this mean? Well, the neural networks found in the areas of the brain associated with social cognition and music production were most activated when the participants were playing their instruments. In other words, their ability to connect with each other while playing music was exceptionally strong.

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            Guitar Players Have a Higher Intuition

            Intuition is described as “the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning” and this is exactly what’s happening when two people are playing the guitar together.

            The ability to synchronise their brains with each other, stems from this developed intuitive talent indicating that guitar players have a definite spiritual dexterity to them. Not only do their brains synchronise with another player, but they can also even anticipate what is to come before and after a set of chords without consciously knowing. This explains witnessing a certain ‘chemistry’ between players in a band and why many bands include brothers who may have an even stronger connection.

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            This phenomenon is actually thought to be down to the way guitarists learn how to play – while many musicians learn through reading sheet music, guitar players learn more from listening to others play and feeling their way through the chords. This also shows guitarists have exceptional improvisational skills[2] and quick thinking.

            Guitar Players Use More of Their Creative, Unconscious Brain

            The same study carried out a different experiment, this time while solo guitarists were shredding. They found that experienced guitar players were found to deactivate the conscious part of their brain extremely easily meaning they were able to activate the unconscious, creative and less practical way of thinking more efficiently.

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            This particular area of the brain – the right temporoparietal junction – typically deactivates with ‘long term goal orientation’ in order to stop distractions to get goals accomplished. This was in contrast to the non-guitarists who were unable to shut off the conscious part of their brain which meant they were consciously thinking more about what they were playing.

            This isn’t to say that this unconscious way of playing can’t be learnt. Since the brain’s plasticity allows new connections to be made depending on repeated practice, the guitar player’s brain can be developed over time but it’s something about playing the guitar in particular that allows this magic to happen.

            Conclusion

            While we all know musicians have very quick and creative brains, it seems guitar players have that extra special something. Call it heightened intuition or even a spiritual element – either way, it’s proven that guitarists are an exceptional breed unto themselves!

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