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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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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.

 

4 Beauty Must-Try Products Discovered At The Makeup Show Orlando

The Makeup Show Orlando brought together 50 plus beauty companies and 30 keynote orlando Logo line insidespeakers comprised of celebrity and theater makeup artists in a pro makeup artist event. There were brands that are household names and new makeup companies hitting the scene. It was an overwhelming and amazing trade show that I had the pleasure of being at. That said, I tested and tried out many new products and some favorites in new colors. These are the five must-have products that I saw at the show that you need to know about.

 

The Multiple by NARS  

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(Photo Credit: NARS Cosmetics)

I am a fan of NARS cosmetics, however I had never seen the Multiple.  This multiple purpose stick is perfect for use on cheeks, eyes, lips and body and has a creamy texture so it is easy to apply, blend and comes in multiple shades so its uses are endless.  It is the perfect travel companion as it is compact and cuts down on products in your travel bag.  The three colors that I fell in love with are South Beach (Light Shimmering Apricot), Copacabana (Pink Pearl Highlight) and Portifino (Shimmering Coral).

 

Eve Pearl Flawless Face Palette 

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(Photo Credit: Eve Pearl Cosmetics)

I was so lucky to once again have the pleasure of learning tricks from the Emmy Award Winning Eve Pearl of Eve  Peal Cosmetics.  A few years back I fell in love with her salmon concealer and still find it to be amazing for my clients and myself.  This year I was introduced to her Flawless Face Palette.  The Palette contains 2 HD Foundation Shades, 2 Salmon Concealer Shade, 1 HD Cream Blush, 1 Mattifier/Eye Primer and 1 Illuminator.  The palette gives you great coverage, perfect for any skin type and gives a matte finish.  This palette makes it so easy to have everything you need all at your fingertips for a fresh face.

Bdellium Tools: Studio 729 Duet Fiber Bent Mascara Fan 

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(Photo Credit: Bdellium Tools)

Finding great mascara and getting the perfect lashes is always a mission of mine.  Part of achieving that perfect look comes with the told that you use.  I came across a fantastic way not only to apply mascara but the tool that will make it so easy and not only for the top lashes but the lower lashes as well.  The mini mascara fan with a bent angle by Bdellium Tools.  The bent angle will give you a clean application and easy to maneuver all the way to the lash line and root.  The thin fan helps keep the mascara from clumping.  Try it and you will find better than a mascara wand.

Moyou London Nail Art 

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(Photo Credit: Tracie Rosales)

Ever want to do nail designs but you find that you can not do anything complicated and it ends up looking more like a pinterest fail?  I know that feeling, so I was super excited when I came by and saw this Moyou London and the stamping nail art.  It is a process that uses engraved steel image plates and a silicone stamp to transfer the designs to your nails in only a couple of minutes.  They have hundreds of plates and  thousands of images  to choose from.

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.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Launches Brand NEW Lip Tar / Ready to Wear

(Photo Credit: OCC)
(Photo Credit: OCC)

An all-new way to experience Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics cult-classic liquid lipstick LIP TAR.  Presenting: LIP TAR / RTW! Housed in a cylindrical tube that features a user-friendly doe foot applicator, the innovative formula and dynamic color of Lip Tar is now combined with an all new, easy-to-use applicator that promises to make this a must-have liquid lipstick that beauty lovers everywhere will keep reaching for! Lip Tar is now ready to wear.  Check out all 25 ready to wear shades that retail for $15.00 USD.

(Photo Credit: OCC)
(Photo Credit: OCC)

Vintage: Deep burgundy

Black Metal Dahlia: Blackened red with red metallic pearl

Lydia: Dark plum

Anime: Seriously neon pink

RX: True cyan blue

(Photo Credit: OCC)
(Photo Credit: OCC)

Interlace: Palest cream

John Doe: Pale ash-toned taupe

Sebastian: Plum-toned taupe

Hush: Bridal neutral pink

Anita: Browned Burgundy

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)