Orange & Black Makeup Isn’t Just for Halloween

We generally don’t think of orange and black when considering makeup, but I often get the most compliments when I’m wearing an orange shadow that’s blended just right. My eyes pop and look even more blue with this shade. We thought it would be fun for Halloween to highlight some of our favorite orange and black makeup items.

Jouer Essential Matte Palette  This palette has a light and a more vibrant orange that blends beautifully to give your eyes a wide open look. The black shadow is a wonderful smoky color that works as a soft eyeliner above the lash.  At $40, it’s a steal and you’ll use every one of the colors in this palette.

Smith & Cult Tang Bang Polish  This burnt orange color looks great on all skin types and is a refreshing change to red.

Fishnet Gel Eyeliner Pencil by Smashbox  This gel liner glides on smooth and, once set, won’t move until you take it off.

Stila Stay All Day Lip Color in Tesoro  This bright orange-y-red lip color is sure to wow.  It’s matte, long-wear formula ensures it will stay all day on your lips and not your teeth.

Butter London Union Jack Black Nail Polish  Black polish isn’t just for moody teens anymore. On short, manicured nails the color is oh so chic.


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I have been a beauty junkie for what seems like forever, but before I did anything about it, I went to law school. (Yes, my life is a little like the reverse of Legally Blonde.) Then, I worked as a prosecutor in Sonoma County after which I moved to the DC area with my husband in ’97. I served as Majority Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee followed by a year-long stint at a lobbying firm. You get the picture. It was then that I decided to act on my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Finding my favorite beauty products proved to be impossible without stepping foot in a mall–the horror. So, I decided to bring my favorites to Alexandria. A few trips to New York and a flight to France and Bellacara was born in March 2000.

Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.

1000 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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