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How to Apply False Eyelashes

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Photo Courtesy of Ardell

Lashes are an amazing way to frame and make your eyes pop in person or in photos.  However, many of us are not blessed with long and lush lashes.   While a great mascara can help in your goal, sometimes nothing works better than false eyelashes.  Makeup artists use them for photo shoots, weddings, and event makeup, and they seem easy to apply when makeup artists use them. I promise that with a few great tricks and a practice run, you can do it just like us.

Picking Your Lashes: Decide what your overall look is, whether you want drama or just want to add to your lashes but not make them too big.  Ardell Lashes are a good choice and give you options such as individual or strips.  If you get a strip, an alternative use is to cut it in half and add lashes on the end for a winged look made easy. For a more natural look try Babies or #109.  For a more dramatic look, I love MAC Cosmetics #8, or their half lash #20.

Measuring – Testing:  Once you have picked your lash, take the lash out of the package and hold it up to your eye.  Based on your eye size you may need to trim it to fit your lid.  It is much easier to do this before you glue them on.

Prep:  To protect your own lashes apply a thin layer of mascara.  Squeeze a small amount of lash glue in a fine line.  Gently run the seam of the lashes in the glue. You do not need it to be covered in glue.  I recommend Duo Eyelash Adhesive in Black.  The glue will dry clear but while its drying it will blend in with your lashes and eyeliner.

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Photo Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Apply:  Wait twenty seconds so that the glue gets a little tacky before you apply.  Position the false eyelashes as close to your lash line as possible.  It is easiest with a strip to start at the corner of your eye and move toward the center.  If you need to re-position, no problem.  You do not need to press on them, as the glue will do the job.  Wait a minute for glue to dry.

Once they are on:  Once you have got them both on, use an eyeliner to go over the seams.  This will give you a lined look, as well as conceal the seams of the strip.   Lastly, apply mascara to the lashes to blend them all together.

Removal:  An eye makeup remover will take them right off.  Just lightly apply some remover with your finger.  Focus on the outer corner to start and they will easily come off.

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Nicki Minaj and MAC Cosmetics Collaborate on Two New Lip Colors

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Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics

Anyone who loved the first lipstick that MAC Cosmetics and Nicki Minaj created, they are back and working together to release two new lipsticks in September.  While the first one was a pink shade, these two new lipsticks are going to be nude shades.

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Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics

MAC Cosmetics is Coming to Ulta this Summer!

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MAC Lovers, great news is coming your way.  This summer you can get your favorite MAC products at Ulta.

MAC Cosmetics realized that it is not always easy for brand lovers to go get the products and they also heard customer requests to place it in Ulta Beauty Stores.

“This is a great opportunity to bring M.A.C. on stream to a whole new audience,” Karen Buglisi Weiler, M.A.C. global brand president, told WWD. “In my mind, there’s maybe a customer who shops at Ulta, but has never walked into a M.A.C. store. Maybe she’s never walked into a Nordstrom to purchase M.A.C. or maybe she’s never walked into a Macy’s.”

Ulta.com will have MAC Products available in May and customers will start seeing MAC in Ulta Stores mid-June.

 

MAC Cosmetics Pays Tribute To Selena

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MAC Cosmetics has created a new limited edition collection that represents the music and style of singer Selena Quintanilla.  “Inspired by the devotion of all those who continue to be touched by the young legend 20+ years after her untimely passing, M·A·C Selena is a makeup collaboration tenderly curated by Selena’s sister. Selena not only taught us to move, she moved us — let’s keep that rhythm alive!”

Lipstick / Selena: $18.00 USD

Amor Pinky midtone brown (Glaze)
Dreaming of You  Deep Wine (Matte)
Como La Flor Dirty Cherry Red (Amplified)

Lipglass: $17.00 USD

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Bubblegum pink with silver pearl (Lipgloss)

Eyeshadow: $17.00 USD

Missing My Baby Light pinky nude beige (Matte)
Fotos Y Recuerdos  Bright warm pink (Satin)
No Me Queda Mas Warm dusty brown (Matte)
Selena  Intense pearly violet (Veluxe Pearl)
Is It The Beat Deep black (Matte)

Powder Blush Duo: $29.00 USD

Techno Cumbia Two shades in one compact (Matte)

129 SH Brush: $21.00 USD

Selena All-Purpose Brush for blush or face powder limited-edition purple design

Liquid Eyeliner: $21.00 USD

Boot Black Intense black

Opulash: $18.00 USD

Selena Intense black

The Selena Collection will be available online for pre-sales starting September 28. The collection will be available to the public online October 1 and in stores from October 6 while supplies last.

MAC Cosmetics: Giambattista Valli Collection

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Couture Fashion Designer Giambattista Valli brings his effortless elegance and celebration of the female form to a collection of timeless lipsticks.  MAC Cosmetics and the French fashion designer have collaborated and created five new matte shades and one glossy companion.  All of the colors were inspired by fabric swatches in the Giambattista Valli fashion vault.

To emphasize the glamour and freshness of the lipsticks, MAC is doing something completely out of the box and using a metallic color packaging for each.  The lipsticks are $17.50 each.

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Margherita: Yellow bright peach

Bianca B: Pale white pink

Tats: Bright hot pink

Charlotte: Rich yellow red

Eugenie: Cherry with blue undertone

Crystal Glaze Gloss: Clear with subtle multi colored pencil (not shown in picture $23 USD)

The collection hits the stores today and is available online.  The Giambattista Valli Collection is limited edition so pick one or all up before they are gone.

Get the Look: Rashida Jones at Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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(Photo Credit: Getty Images)
 Last nigh at the 87th Academy Awards, Rashida Jones looked stunning at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.  Learn how to get the Look with TEMPTU and celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg,

Jamie said: “It’s all about the beautiful, dewy skin with a pop of color on the cheeks and lip.” We couldn’t be more in love with it, as it was the perfect compliment to her gorgeous Andrew Gn gown. Jamie shared her step-by-step beauty regime and inspiration for the red carpet night.

First I prepped Rashida’s skin with Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentre and TEMPTU BASE Smooth & Matte Primer, the TEMPTU Concealer Wheel and under her eyes with Embryolisse Radiant Eye.

Next I used TEMPTU AIRpod Foundation in Honey to create a flawless, dewy look. I highlighted her skin with a mix of the TEMPTU AIRpod Highlighter in Champagne and a little bit of Gold. I applied the TEMPTU AIRpod Blush in Peony Pink on the cheeks.

On the eyes, I used Colour Pop eye shadow in Mittens as a base on the eyes, with Jouer in Bordeaux over it. I applied MAC eye shadow in Carbon on the corners.

On Rashida’s brows, I used Ardell Brow in Dark Brown, and Ardell Double Flare Eyelashes in short and medium on the ends.

I finished off the look with TEMPTU Color True Lipstick in  Rose Velveteen on Rashida’s lips. A final touch of Pink Hype was added at the end for a little extra pop!

MAC Cosmetics Celebrates Rocky Horror Picture Show Anniversary with New Collection

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year and MAC Cosmetics has decided to celebrate the cult classic with a limited edition collection. Now you can transform yourself into one the iconic characters from an alien from Transylvania, a heroic newlywed, a sex-swapping mad scientist or even the time-warped Riff Raff. The collection will be available before Halloween so start planning now on your wild makeup side.

(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)
(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Riff-Raff Eyeshadow Palette: $44.00 USD

Blackberry Muted burgundy-plum brown (Matte) (Permanent)
Carbon Black Intense black (Matte)
Crystal Violet duochrome with pearl (Frost) (Permanent)
Graphic Style Deep silver (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote)
Heavy, Black and Pendulous Grayish blue with pearl (Frost)
Oh, Rocky!!! Soft muted white with pearl (Frost)

Glitter: $23.00 USD

3D Black Black with silver holographic effect (Permanent)
Gold Sparkling chunky gold (Permanent)

Pigment: $23.00 USD

It’s Not Easy Having a Good Time Sparkling burgundy

Chromagraphic Pencil: $17.50 USD

Basic Red Primary red (Permanent at Pro)
Black Black Black (Permanent at Pro)

Greasepaint Stick: $21.00 USD

B Bright yellow blue
Black Intense Black

Superslick Liquid Eye Liner: $20.00 USD

On the Hunt True Black (Permanent)

Lashes: $18.50 USD

7 Lash (Limited Edition Packaging)

Powder Blush: $24.00 USD

Crazed Imagination Muted Plum with a hint of pink pearl

Sculpt and Shape Powder: $27.50 USD

Bone Beige/Emphasize Palest cream/tan

Lipstick: $17.50 USD

Frank-N-Furter Deep Raspberry Wine (Matte)
Oblivion Vivid Bluish red (Amplified)
Sin Deep Dark blue red (Matte) (Permanent)
Strange Journey Yellowish brick red (Matte)

Lip Pencil: $17.50 USD

Vino Intense Violet Purple (Permanent)

Nail Lacquer: $13.50 USD

Bad Fairy Red with red multi-changing pearl (Limited Edition)
Formidable Teal green with pink multi-changing pearl (Permanent)

Online September 29th, in-stores October 2nd at MAC Stores Only.