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How to Apply False Eyelashes

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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.

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.

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(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.

MAC Cosmetics Marge Simpson Limited Edition Collection

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

If you ever wondered what Marge Simpson‘s beauty bag looked like then this new MAC Cosmetics collection is perfect for you. MAC Cosmetics is celebrating The Simpsons 25th anniversary by creating a 10 item collection in honor of the famous cartoon mom. The collection is a playful line that gives some fun colorful ideas to add into your kit. The 10 items include: two 4 piece eyeshadow palettes, blush, lipglass and false lashes. The colors are in shades of pink, purple, black and of course blue like her famous beehive hair with names like: Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy, Nacho Cheese Explosion and That Trillion Dollar Look. The packaging alone is worth showcasing the items in your beauty bag.

While you may not want to have a complete Marge makeover, one suggestion would be to add one of the fun colors to your look for a pop of fun color. As well as using a Marge Simpson lipglass shade on top of your neutral lip pencil to create a new color.

Those that attended Comic-Con in San Diego this past were the first to preview the makeup line before it hits the stores. The lines outside the MAC store were wrapped around the block, proving that this iconic character may not be Marilyn Monroe, or Barbie, but she has a huge following all her own. The attendees also were able to get Marge makeovers and see the Marge models, come to life as their favorite animated character.

The Marge Simpson makeup collection is available online on and in stores on September 4. It is a limited edition collection and will sell out fast both online and in stores.

MAC Cosmetics Latest Collection: A Fantasy of Flowers

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

“A dream world bursting with brilliant blooms of colour.  A stunning bouquet of shades draw you in with hypnotic  movement as magical fantasy emerges glowing with a floral essence.  Rose coloured hues burst from lustrous Lipstick, while a heavenly hybrid of Mineralize Eye Shadows blossoms with natural splendour.  Cheeks are kissed with graceful glow of Mineralize Blush, and vivid pops of coulour flourish as Fluidline and Nail Lacquer bring this flowery fantasia to life”.  This collection will for sure make you think spring no matter what climate you are in.  Bright, Bold and of course MAC quality.

Mineralize Eyeshadow (Four Shades): $21.00 USD

  • Golden Hours: Copper bronze, golden brown, soft golden peach, pale yellow gold (Frost)
  • Great Beyond: Deep blue violet, dusky plum, icy white lilac, soft mauve violet (Frost)
  • In the Meadow: Ice shimmering white, dirty olive green, golden mint, pale yellow (Frost)
  • Pink Sensibilities: Pinky brown, chocolate brown, yellow pink, icy blue pink (Frost)

Fluidline: $16.00 USD

  • Phlox Garden: Vivid violet
  • Sassy Moss: Vivid green
  • Pigment: $21.00 USD
  • Chatreuse Bouquet: Shimmering acid green
  • Lily-White: Pale butter-yellow shimmer
  • Pink Pearl: Shimmery lavender-pink
  • Violet: Vivid bright violet purple

Mineralize Skinfinish: $30.00 USD

  • Perfect Topping: Pale pearlized pink
  • Stereo Rose: Copper bronze

Mineralize Blush: $25.00 USD

  • Azalea in the Afternoon: Mid-tone cool pink
  • Petal Power: Coral pink with gold shimmer

Lipstick: $15.00 USD

  • Dreaming Dahlia: Sheer red-coral (Lustre)
  • Fleur d’Coral: Pale creamy peach (Lustre)
  • Heavenly Hybrid: Mid-tone berry (Lustre)
  • Naked Bud: Neutral sheer nude (Lustre)
  • Rose Lily: Sheer pastel pink (Lustre)
  • Snapdragon: Mid-tone blue pink (Lustre)

Cremesheen Glass: $20.00 USD

  • Flare of Fantasy: Mid-tone pink beige
  • Galaxy Rose: Mid-tone violet pink
  • Nectarsweet: Soft pink
  • Pagoda: Frosted cool pink
  • Playful Petal: Electric magenta
  • Star Quality: Bright orange-coral

Nail Lacquer: $16.00 USD

  • Girl Trouble: Super glitter pink (Frost)
  • Pep Pep Pep: Light peach nude (Cream)
  • Saint Germain: Light cool pink (Cream)
  • Soiree: Sparkly light bronze gold (Frost)

Brushes:

  • 159 Duo Fibre Blush $35.00 USD
  • 187 Duo Fibre Face $42.00 USD
  • 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending $32.00 USD

A Fantasy of Flowers is a limited edition collection, so as always if you want any of these colors get it soon before it is too late.

MAC Holiday 2012: Glamour Daze And Fabulousness Limited Edition Collection

MAC Cosmetics has been full of limited edition collections this fall. However, they decided not to disappoint and continued to release a Holiday collection. The Limited Edition Collection: Glamour Daze is focused on holiday colors from “The glamour of getting ready to step out for the holidays.” The collection features soft pinks, blues and silvers and has a very romantic feel with a splash of shimmer in all of the products. It reminds me of an ethereal winter scene upon look. The packaging of the items is fabulous, with satin boxes, bows and stunning accents that make it superbly girly and a great packaged gift for anyone.

MAC Holiday Christmas 2012 Glamour Daze

Glamour Daze Extra Dimension Eye Shadow – $19.50

  • Ready to Party Pale Lilac
  • A Natural Flirt Soft Peachy Nude
  • Evening Grey Steel Silver
  • Divine Blue Midtone Aqua
  • Stylish Merry Dusty Violet
  • Stolen Moment Dark Taupe
  • Round Midnight Dark Burgundy
  • Tall, Dark & Handsome Black with Pearl

Glamour Daze Fluidline – $16.50

  • Femine Edge Pink Mauve with Dazzle Pearl
  • Catch My Eye Cool Taupe Grey with Dazzle Pearl
  • Little Black Bow Charcoal with Dazzle Pearl

Glamour Daze Kohl Power Eye Pencil – $16.50

  • Feline Intense Black with Pearl
  • Raven Intense Black with Red Pearl
  • Orpheus Intense Black with Gold Pearl
  • Mystery Intense Black with Green Pearl

Glamour Daze False Lashes Mascara – $20.00

  • Extreme Black Black

Glamour Daze Lipstick – $16.50

  • Beauty Pale Cool Pink (Glaze)
  • Innocence Soft Coral (Frost)
  • Outrageously Fun Mid-tone Magenta Violet (Cremesheen)
  • Glamourdaze Midtone Creamy Plum (Cremesheen)
  • Dramatic Encounter Deep Purple (Amplified)

Glamour Daze Lipglass – $16.50

  • Impossibly Sweet Sheer Soft Pink with Pearl
  • Pink Fade Light Creamy Pink
  • Talk Softly To Me Light Creamy Coral Pink
  • Deliciously Demure Soft Cool Brown with Pearl
  • Flight of Fancy Rich Purple

Glamour Daze Powder Blush – $22.00

  • Easy Manner Light Dirty Peach
  • I’m the One Midtone Blue Pink
  • Small Vanity Dusty Rose Tan

Glamour Daze Extra Dimension Skinfinish – $29.00

  • Whisper of Gilt Light Soft White Gold with Shimmery Sheen
  • Superb Soft Peachy Nude with Multidimensional Shimmer

Glamour Daze Extra Nail Lacquer – $17.50

  • Endless Night Pale Grey Pink with Iridescent Pearl (Cream)
  • In the Limelight Creamy Mint (Cream)
  • Girl Trouble Super Glitter Pink (Pearl)
  • Everything that Glitters Black with Multidimensional Glitter (Pearl)

MAC Fabulousness Holiday 2012 Collection

Fabulousness: Holiday Eye Kits – $39.50 A palette of five coordinated colours.

Fabulousness: 5 Warm Eyes

  • Glamour Light Soft Beige  (Satin)
  • Sketch Burgundy with Red Shimmer (Velvet)
  • Honesty Pewtered Bronze (Lustre)
  • Cognac Golden Bronze (Frost)
  • Retrospeck Beached Blonde (Lustre)

Fabulousness: 5 Neutral Eyes

  • Brun Deep Brown  (Satin)
  • Blonde Mink Grey Taupe (Lustre)
  • Enviable Mint Green with Pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Smut Muted Shimmery Black (Velvet)
  • Magical Mist Metallic Taupe (Lustre)

Fabulousness: 5 Smoky Eyes

  • Spellcaster Aubergine  (Matte)
  • Taupeless Lavendar Pink (Lustre)
  • Satin Taupe Shimmery Taupe (Frost)
  • Black Slip Blackened Plum (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Love & Spice Shimmery Rose-Pink (Frost)

The Holiday Collections can be found at MAC Cosmetic stores and online. If you see something you like, make sure to order it as quantities are limited.