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Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette is undeniably THE palette of the summer..but does it live up to the hype? Pro-pick or Pro-Noooooo? I will be 100% honest, I was going to skip this product based on packaging … Continue reading
YASSS summer time is here! My list of summer faves Product breakdown for this look- FACE: PRIMER: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water -I like this product especially in summer since it’s light and hydrating! FOUNDATION: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage … Continue reading
Happy Summer, Dolls! One of my favorite parts of this sunny season is how extreme highlighting is not only acceptable but encouraged! I always feel prettier with a major glow. I’ve tried SO many different products..but this one takes the … Continue reading
Merry Christmas Eve-eve!!! Anyone else been OBSESSED with rocking a festive lip this season? -LOVE! Here’s some tips I use on myself & my clients for a true red lip that LASTS! Step 1: NYX Wonder Pencil -> Apply … Continue reading
Hey beautiful! Crazy the holidays are upon us-MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR…one of my fun secrets to winter time night-out looks is the perfect product combination for glowy-skin. This creates the look of perfectly hydrated (despite the seasonal dry … Continue reading
Spring is RIGHT around the corner- and the beautiful spring lip colors are coming out in full force! These are the shades I’m IN LOVE with and have been playing with in my own kit the past couple weeks on … Continue reading
Another year has passed, and I’m so pleased to say..2012 has been my most rewarding, exciting, adventerous year yet. There were valleys and peaks, of course…but Im gratful for each and every experience. That being said, I’m posting my first … Continue reading
I’ve spent YEARS, literally YEARS in search of the perfect Nude Lip and I am elated to share with you…I HAVE FOUND IT!!
There were a few times I thought I was close…but 2012 has already brought me the gratification of knowing Im sporting my favorite nude lip of all time.
Red lips? Fierce…Pink lips? Flirty…Nude lips? Classic! Bold eye, nude lip..learn it, love it, live it!
Step one: MAC lip pencil in WHIRL
My old nude go to OAK is still a fun shade, however this color defines so well minus the any “wash out” feel..(yes, we’ve all seen it, and no..its not good!) Some people insist lip pencils are unnecessary, however…especially in a nude lip you need something to outline your lip line and enhance your lip shape. Even nude lips can be made pouty and flirty! 😉
Step two: MAC Lipstick in MYTH
Its a gorgeous neutral tone that still offers the right amount of color. Its beauuutiful and makes your lips look lusssshious!
Step Three: MAC LipGlass in C-THRU
Add a hint of sass with some light toned, shiny gloss! Its a flirty addition to “myth” and enhances lips to appear plumper. HOT!
Pucker up ladies, and enjoy these flawless shades,
Did you know that a tube of Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara is sold every 1.7 seconds somewhere in the world? I suppose its univeral..Us ladies LOVE great lashes.
The Collins English Dictionary defines mascara as “a cosmetic substance for darkening, coloring, and thickening the eyelashes, applied with a brush or rod.” As we all know mascara is used to darken, thicken, lengthen, and/or define eyelashes and all are made up of pigments, oils, waxes, and preservatives.
Did you know mascara can be documented in history as far back as 400 BC in ancient Egypt? They used a substance called Kohl (charcoal or soot, crocodile stool, honey, and water was added to keep the kohl from running) was applied to darken the eyes, eye brows and eye lashes and was believed to ward off evil spirits and protect the souls of men and women. Crazy, right? Us girls now adays just want luscious lashes!
As you know from a previous MMM: Self Life , mascara is the one cosmetic in our make up bag we MUST replace often, and be cautious of it’s ability to spread bacteria! It is also, in my opinion, one of THE most important items a gal can posses. Batting those lashes, and feeling confident in the enhancement of our eyes can make such a difference! There are days when all of us girls love to take a day off of our usual make up routine, but for me mascara and gloss are an obvious staple.
We all have our opinions on which wands, formulas and price points work best for us. Are more expensive products better? Does the wand REALLY make a difference? Do we want to lengthen, volumize or have water proof? Its all in our own preference..and us girls, we all need options! I’m going to list a couple of my personal faves..but I’d LOVE to hear any of your input as well! 🙂
My favorite (and obviously many others) go to drug store mascara:
I love that this wand is bendable and allows me to customize my preference for application. My reusable wands fit perfectly in the tube for on location work! I use the waterproof formula personally for my day to day looks and think its a great staple for a even better price. 🙂
The most popular of the higher priced Mascaras:
I do LOVE DiorShow. At $24.50 a tube, its a little more of an investment…but its obvious most people are very satisfied with this purchase. Years ago when I was employed by Sephora, this was one of our most popular products! It really does lenghten and volumize. LOVE 🙂
My most recent FAVE:
Urban Decay’s Curling Mascara is $20 a tube, but Ive been playing around with it lately..and have been pretty impressed. I actually have it on now, and feel a great bend to my lashes, and a great even coating! With some mascaras I feel my lashes get dried out, and this one actually has shea butter in its formula to keep lashes moisturized! Two thumbs up. 🙂
The mascara next on my “to try” list:
MACs Opulash..Ive heard awesome stuff about this product that MAC describes as “uperlative style & state-of-the-art science merge. A new formula in a more saturated intense black with extra-volumization, expansion & curl delivered dramatically with our most bodacious brush yet. Lasts 15 hours!” Sign me up! At $15 a tube I cant wait!
What are your faves? Who out there has experimented with colored mascaras?
To batting those pretty peepers,