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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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Stila Cosmetics is Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

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Photo Credit: Stila Cosmetics

Stila Cosmetics is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness in the month of October!  Stila is asking for clients to help support by purchasing handpicked items by Sarah Lucero.   Sarah is Stila’s Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry and in 2010, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  The bonus is these items are 40% off with code BCA.

All proceeds from these items will be donated to The Foundation for Living Beauty, which helped Sarah when she was battling.  “That’s why this year, we’ve teamed up with The Foundation for Living Beauty to remind all women that it’s not about what you’ve lost, it’s about enhancing and loving what you have.  Makeup isn’t just about outward appearance, it’s about helping you feel beautiful!”

THE MAKEUP SHOW ORLANDO BRINGS TOP CELEBRITY ARTISTS!

tms-orlando-2017-600x760_161130105019The Makeup Show is one of the biggest and best shows that gives beauty professionals a platform to be educated, inspired and opportunities.  Over 75 beauty bands and 30 keynote speakers and seminars with top beauty professionals will be at The Hyatt Regency in Orlando taking the sunshine state by storm on March 18th & 19th.

The Makeup Show is produced by The Powder Group founded by Michael DeVellis and developed by James Vincent.  The focus is to inspire, strengthen and create a global makeup artist community with not only The Makeup Show, but other classes and events throughout the year all over the world.

The show is an opportunity to learn from celebrity artists, see the latest products from the top professional cosmetic brands and network amongst artists from all over.  Artists such as Eugenia Weston, Reggie Wells, Jordan Liberty, James Vincent and so many more will speak about how they took their craft into a career as well as teach tricks and give advice to the attendees.

Saturday, March 18th Emmy Award Winning Makeup Artist Reggie Wells will showcase his steps to creating the perfect face and share his 30 years in the business with attendees. n artist, if not don’t worry I will be sharing tips, tricks, and of course must have’s from the show!

Master the Brow with Eugenia Weston the original brow guru on Saturday and she will give her secrets on basic brow color to advanced techniques.

There is still time to attend The Makeup Show if you are an artist, if not don’t worry I will be sharing tips, tricks, and of course must have’s from the show!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Get the Look: Jaimie Alexander’s 2016 Golden Globes

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Jaimie Alexander stunned on the red carpet and as a presenter for the 2016 Golden Globes.  We are very lucky that Kiehl’s and IT Cosmetics, makeup artist Jeffrey Paul shared with us the products he used to create the beauty look.

“To compliment Jaimie’s luxurious and royalty status dress, I wanted to give her an elegant look with a touch of drama. Jaimie’s features are all stunning so it was hard to decide what should be the focal point but we went with her gorgeous eyes as they are the windows to the soul. I framed them and emphasized the light color with a little bit of drama so she could shine like the star she is on the carpet.”

SKIN:

“A bit of moisture was added first on Jaimie’s lips with Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm.”

“Her skin was prepped and refined with Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing and Radiance Masque to quickly prime Jaimie’s skin in dry areas. I then began hydrating her skin with Kiehl’s Iris Extract Activating Essence Treatment, and then made her skin shine with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, and Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado under her eyes.”

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(Photo Credit: Kiehl’s)

SKINCARE:

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LIPS:

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(Photo Credit: IT Cosmetics)

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics: Breast Cancer Awareness Peony Set

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(Photo Credit: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics)

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has released a limited edition set the Breast Cancer Awareness Peony Set.  The set includes Bobbi’s silky powder blush in Peony and a Mini Face Blender Brush with a pink handle.  When you purchase this limited edition set, Bobbi Brown will donate $12 of every sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  As the company says, “Let’s Defeat Breast Cancer.  We’re Stronger Together!”  The Pink Peony Set is available the month of October and retails for $50 USD.

CoverGirl is Launching Star Wars Limited Edition Makeup Collection

(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)
(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)

Star Wars fans rejoice!  Covergirl is coming out with a limited edition makeup collection to celebrate the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Unlike the movie which comes out in December, the makeup collection will be available in September 4, 2015.  The makeup collection will feature lipsticks, mascara and nail polishes.

Celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath was recruited by Covergirl to create six separate character looks using the products from the new line along with a few CoverGirl classic products.  McGrath who also serves as the brand’s global creative design director and artist to the stars.  While only two of the looks have been released, the other four are still under wraps, the dark side creation is an edgy stormtrooper look and the glorious droid for the light side.

(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)
(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)

CoverGirl Star Wars Limited Edition Lipsticks: $5.99-$7.99

  • Dark Purple: A creamy aubergine
  • Gold: A shimmery orange-gold
  • Red: An opaque, metallic berry
  • Lilac: A cool, frosty lilac
  • Silver: An opaque silver
  • Nude: A metallic rose-gold
(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)
(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)

CoverGirl Star Wars Nail Gloss: $4.99 – $6.99

  • Red Revenge: A high-shine cherry-red
  • Nemesis: A rich black-plum
  • Speed of Light: A creamy cement-gray
(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)
(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)

CoverGirl Star Wars Dark Side & Light Side Mascara: $5.00-$7.49

  • Dark Side Mascara: Very black
  • Light Side Mascara: Very Black (Waterproof)

Both formulas come in limited-edition tubes that have different iconic Star Wars quotes to choose from.

(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)
(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)