Posts Tagged ‘lashes’

Runway Beauty: Dolll Look at Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2015

September 14th, 2014

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Inspired by a “doll with a sick mind”, the focus at Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2015 consisted of a faux lash in the center of the eyes, pink lips with a sheer nail.

Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2015 runway beauty
Makeup: Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics
: Michelle Saunders for essie

Pecheux polished the skin with Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder and Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer for a porcelain effect. He added Must Have Melon and Go Guava from the MAC Trend Forecast Spring ’15 (Lip and Cheek) for a flush of color over the tops of the cheeks. After curling the lashes, he cut up Lash 3 and placed them through the center of the upper lashes. Next, he added Haughty and Naughty Lash over the faux lashes and the center of the lower lashes for a doll-like effect. To finish, he pressed Spring Sensation from the MAC Trend Forecast Spring ’15 (Lip and Cheek) onto the lips and blended the color towards the edges.

On both the hands and feet, Saunders created a delicate, feminine nail by using essie spaghetti strap. The sheer pink hue, reminiscent of rosy cheeks, completed the overall look.

Doll makeup look at Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2015

Backstage makeup by MAC at Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2015

Sheer pink manicure by essie at Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2015

Images: Courtesy of essie and Sonny Vandervelde /

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Reverse Cat Eye at Nicholas K A/W ’14

February 7th, 2014

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A reverse cateye with lots of lashes dominated the runway of Nicholas K A/W ’14. “It’s really just a modern egdy twist on a classic cat eye,” explained Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen. “The bold geometrically bottom-lined lashes were balanced with a more neutral lip.” Catch the 411 on the look after the jump!

Nicholas K A/W '14 runway beauty
Step 1. Using a foundation Brush, apply Avon Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Liquid Foundation to face.

Step 2. Contour cheeks with Avon Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation in a slightly darker shade than the liquid foundation.

Step 3. Using Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Blackout, paint on a bold line on the lower lashline and extended the line beyond the eye to create a reverse cat eye.

Step 4. Apply false lashes to the bottom lash line, then paint on two coats of Avon Mega Effects Masacara in Black to make lashes pop.

Step 5. Finish with Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Caramel Comfort.

Reverse Cat Eye at Nicholas K A/W '14
Nicholas K A/W '14 backstage makeup by Avon

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Celebrity Makeup: Get Katy Perry’s Makeup & Nail Look at 2013 AMAs

November 26th, 2013

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Last night at the 2013 American Music Awards, singer Katy Perry rocked a cute polka dot Oscar de la Renta strapless gown with matching nails and her signature red lip.

Katy Perry's Makeup Look at 2013 AMAs
Celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey created the beautiful look on Katy using CoverGirl Cosmetics.

“The moment I saw Katy’s beautiful Oscar de la Renta gown I knew we would do a red lip. Pairing it with black liner and lots of lashes we created a look that is “classic Katy.”

I started with a sheer application of CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in Buff Beige #825. This foundation is perfect for the red carpet because it provides full coverage but can be blended sheerly for light yet durable coverage. It lasts forever and the 20 SPF is great for a daytime red carpet event because they have to stand in the sun for so long!

For the eyes, I started by creating a classic Hollywood eye line using CoverGirl Liquiline Blast Eyeliner in Black Fire #410. I love this pencil because you can create the look of a liquid liner but it’s much easier to apply. I accentuated the crease of her lid using Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Melted Caramel #330 and finished with the new Bombshell Volume Mascara in Very Black #800 – it creates extreme volume!

I then set the foundation with a light dusting of CoverGirl + Olay Pressed Powder in Light #330 and warmed the apples of her cheeks with Clean Glow Blush in Roses #100. I finished the look with a classic bold red lip. I used CoverGirl LipPerfection in Hot #305 with matching liner. I used the liner to perfect her lip shape before applying color.”

The Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara makes lashes ten times more noticeable than bare lashes! It’s amazing!”

To match the polka dots on Katy’s dress, celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees created a custom mani with 2 coats of Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Color in Slick Black as a base color. Then, she dotted on Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in White On to create the polka dot effect. For a flawless seal and shine, Kimmie used Sally Hansen Triple Shine Top Coat to finish the look.

Katy Perry's Polka Dot Nail Look at 2013 AMA's

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Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara Review, Swatches and Photos

July 15th, 2013

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This month, Make Up For Ever brings us a new mascara, Smoky Extravagant. And during The Makeup Show Chicago 2013, I was very lucky to get my hands on a tube to test drive it for you ladies. Read on to see what I think!

Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara

The Smoky Extravagant Mascara is formulated with natural Mineral Pigments, Panthenol Pro-vitamin B5, Wax Complex and Abyssinian Oil for volume, length and curl. There is only one shade available, an intense black.

The first thing I noticed was the brush. It has 580 bristles and a cone shape just like Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara, only MUCH bigger. The head reached my inner corners and lower lashes easily but the base was definitely too big for my eyes. I had to be really careful with application or I would end up with mascara all over my eyelid.

The formula though was pretty awesome. It felt non-drying and coated my lashes thoroughly with ease, adding length and volume without much clumping. It also left my lashes super soft and lightweight. Regardless of how I piled this on, my lashes remained light as a feather and stayed curled all day.

Finally, while I liked that the mascara washed off easily with warm water, it was not very water nor oil resistant. If worn without powder on my undereye area, I would end up with smudges under the eyes in a few hours.

Bottom line, Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara will deliver length, volume and curl just as claimed. However, be prepared to spend a little more time on the application and make sure you keep the undereye eye matte or add a coat of Anastasia Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat over it for best results.

Wearing Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara in Black

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Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara is available at Sephora for $24.

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Face Of The Day: 20s Inspired Flapper Smoky Eyes + Bow Lips

June 11th, 2013

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With the launch of the movie The Great Gatsby, I wanted to try my very own 20s makeup look. I chose a smoldering smoky eye in shades of purple, black and gold and paired it with a signature ’20s bow lip in red.

20s Flapper Makeup Face Of The Day
'20s inspired smoky eye with red bow lips

Products Used
* Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation in #117 – applied wet as needed
* Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Concealer in #350 Apricot Beige – on the inner corners as a corrector
* Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Concealer in #325 Natural Beige – under the eyes
* MAC Fluidline Brow Gelcreme in Dirty Blonde – on brows
* NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
* NARS Strada Eyeshadow – on the inner and outer 1/3 of the eye
* Lunasol Vivid Clear Eyes Eyeshadow in 05 Pink Beige Collection – top left color to highlight the center of the lid
* NARS Night Breed Eyeshadow – on the outer 1/3 of the eye and blended up onto the crease
* NARS Strada and Night Breed Eyeshadows – lower eye
* NARS Corcovado Soft Touch Shadow Pencil – lower inner corner
* NARS Abyssinia Eyeshadow – brow bone
* MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack – along upper lash line and slightly winged out
* Maybelline the Rocket Volum’Express Mascara in Very Black – on upper lashes and heavily on lower lashes
* Makeup For Life Lashes in #Diva – upper lashes
* NARS Copacabana Illuminator – down the nose
* NARS Seduction Blush – along the cheekbones
* MAC Lipliner in Cherry
* MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick

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