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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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How To Wear Red Lipstick With Confidence

September 19th, 2012

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Drawing attention to your mouth with a crimson color may make your cringe, but it doesn’t have to. With these tips you’ll learn the power — and pretty — that wearing a red lipstick can convey.. Does wearing red lipstick in a dark-ish shade– make you uncomfortable? Does it make you feel like everyone’s starting at a smudge across your two front teeth? Or make you feel like your somehow still playing dress up? You’re not alone. But, with reds and other deep shades poised to rule the makeup roost this fall, it’s time that we all garner a little confidence and figure out how to wear a red lipstick that works for us.

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Runway Beauty: Mara Hoffman at MBFW Swim 2013

July 27th, 2012

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Gold is no doubt a popular choice of color when it comes to the makeup at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. At the Mara Hoffman show, Make Up For Ever Alliance Artist Lottie created a bold smoky eye with “desert outlaw” flair with the color.

Mara Hoffman at MBFW Swim 2013 Runway Beauty
Complexion & Cheeks
Lottie gave the models a sun kissed glow by mixing Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation with Make Up For Ever Uplight #22 and blended it into the skin. She then gave definition to the face by sculpting with Make Up For Ever Mat Bronze to areas that the sun would naturally hit the face. Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow #28E was blended onto temples for a strong pearly beige highlight.

Eyes
Lottie created an intense, smoky metallic eye by layering Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow shades from lightest to darkest, and blending them outward towards the temple. For a deep contour, she used Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow #0E in black on the lid, and then blended Make Up For Ever Eye Shadow #172 in satiny black chocolate on top of Make Up For Ever Aqua Black under the eyes. She added a hint of desert gold by applying Make Up For Ever Metal Powder #1 in the inner corner of the eye with a small wet brush. To frame the eye, Lottie created statement brows using a mascara wand to fluff the hairs. She filled any empty space along the brow with Make Up For Ever Brow Pencil. The eye was finished with Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash applied to the upper and lower lashes.

Lips
Lottie applied Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #9 for a pretty pop of coral on the lips.

Mara Hoffman at MBFW Swim 2013 Makeup Look

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Hi Def Bridal Makeup Tips By Damian Castellanos At The Makeup Show Chicago

June 22nd, 2012

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Besides the body painting session, I also attended the Hi Def Bridal: Makeup for Today’s Bridal Artist seminar by makeup artist Damian Castellanos from Make Up For Ever. The pro showed us how to create a sultry smoky eye and shared with us some really great pointers on high def makeup. Keep reading to see Damian’s tips!

High Def Bridal Makeup Demo by Damian Castellanos from Make Up For Ever
* Facial hair will show up on HD cameras. The best solution is to have the bride get her face threaded before the big day or you can use a Japanese razor for emergencies.

* Minimize the use of glitter and sparkles as they do not show up well on HD camera. Stick to cream formulas when possible.

* The pictures are what stay after the wedding. Always check for texture and symmetry on a HD camera before sending your bride out.

* If you are going to use your fingers, make sure to sanitize your hands. Besides the obvious reason, it will also help get rid of body oils which can interfere with the makeup.

* HD cameras tend to flatten the complexion so remember to create dimension by using multiple colors.

* A pink makeup primer like Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer in 7 Pink is great for warming up the complexion or to lighten up a sallow or olive complexion.

* While bronzers are great for every day contouring, their red undertones can be intensified in HD. Stick to neutral colors like Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation 177 Cognac.

* Noses (like eyebrows) can be a personal thing and contouring them seldom looks good. Always check with your client before you contour. A great alternative to contouring a wide nose is to highlight it.

* For a flushed-within look, do a heavier application of cream blush under foundation. Make Up For Ever Flash Color in #5 Coral is a great color that will suit most skin tones.

* Waterproof products are designed to adhere to skin. Leave skin bare prior to using them.

* Always sharpen pencils for the creamiest texture.

* Too much black on the eyes can be harsh. Mix in a brown to help the black “melt” into the skin.

* When applying eyeliner, make sure you get super close to the lash line so no white is peeping through.

* To blend eyeshadow, Damian favors a precise brush over a fluffy one. This allows more controlled and specific blending.

* To achieve the most volume on the lips, line starting from the corner to the center. To reduce volume, line from the center to the corner.

* The less mascara the better on HD camera. Unless the client has really thin lashes, just curl them before you apply fake lashes.

* Running Make Up For Ever Brow Seal over the hair is a great way to tame flyaways.

And the finished look!

Make Up For Ever Damian Castellanos Bridal Makeup Demonstration
High Def Bridal Makeup Demo by Damian Castellanos from Make Up For Ever
Makeup Show Chicago Bridal Makeup Seminar

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