Posts Tagged ‘mascara’

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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Anna Sui Fall 2011 It Girl Makeup Collection Haul and Review

October 21st, 2011

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A girl can never have enough cute makeup, especially when it’s kawaii like the Anna Sui Fall 2011 It Girl Makeup Collection. The Lash Amplifying Mascara ($28) is a new cream-based mascara with a “spatula brush head” to give your lashes all the drama and volume they deserve. Lash Amplifying Mascara in 001 Star Black […]

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Beauty Quick Fixes

September 22nd, 2011

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Need a quick fix to a beauty problem?   Here are a few quick fixes to get you through the day

  1. Use triangle sponges for removing makeup mistakes not just for applying foundation.  If you have a mascara smudge or too much blush or eye shadow powder has specks on your cheek?  Take one of these sponges and rub it out – it’ll be gone in a flash.
  2. Are your lashes so long they make marks on your eyelid?   Right after applying mascara, turn your blow dryer on cool and low speed and aim at your lashes.  It will help the mascara to dry quickly and prevent smears.
  3. Have unruly fly-aways?  Use a clear mascara to tame fly-aways.  You always wanted to know what to use clear mascara was for!
  4. Have your cheeks lost their lustre?  Press moisturizer into cheeks to re-bloom your blush
  5. Out of nail polish remover and you smudged your polish?  Top your nail with clear coat and rub to smooth out.
  6. Polish your nails and don’t have time for them to dry?   Run your nails under cold water for a quick dry fix.
  7. Has your hair gone flat and you need a lift?  Hot Tools makes Velcro rollers that are metal lined that offer a quick fix.  Roll in your hair, give the rollers a shot of warm air with your blow dryer and in 2 minutes you have full, voluminous hair.

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Beauty Quick Fixes

September 14th, 2011

Celebrity Makeup News and Blogs:

 

Need a quick fix to a beauty problem?   Here are a few quick fixes to get you through the day

  1. Use triangle sponges for removing makeup mistakes not just for applying foundation.  If you have a mascara smudge or too much blush or eye shadow powder has specks on your cheek?  Take one of these sponges and rub it out – it’ll be gone in a flash.
  2. Are your lashes so long they make marks on your eyelid?   Right after applying mascara, turn your blow dryer on cool and low speed and aim at your lashes.  It will help the mascara to dry quickly and prevent smears.
  3. Have unruly fly-aways?  Use a clear mascara to tame fly-aways.  You always wanted to know what to use clear mascara was for!
  4. Have your cheeks lost their lustre?  Press moisturizer into cheeks to re-bloom your blush
  5. Out of nail polish remover and you smudged your polish?  Top your nail with clear coat and rub to smooth out.
  6. Polish your nails and don’t have time for them to dry?   Run your nails under cold water for a quick dry fix.
  7. Has your hair gone flat and you need a lift?  Hot Tools makes Velcro rollers that are metal lined that offer a quick fix.  Roll in your hair, give the rollers a shot of warm air with your blow dryer and in 2 minutes you have full, voluminous hair.

Do you have a favorite quick fix you’d like to share?

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MAC x Cindy Sherman Collection Part 1 Product Information and Photos

July 29th, 2011

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With the help of props, prosthetics, wigs and of course, makeup, MAC transforms artist Cindy Sherman into three different characters for the upcoming three-part MAC x Cindy Sherman Color Collection. The first part of the collection is my favorite and features cool blues, grays and purples for the eyes, along with pinks and plums for the lips and nudes for the nails.

MAC Cindy Sherman Collection
US Launch Date: September 29, 2011

Fluidline ($15)

Ash Violet – Blackened purple
Blacktrack – Solid flat black

Lip Erase ($18.50)

Dim N37

Pigment ($20)

Tan – Muted pinky brown bronze
Emerald Dusk – Deep yellow blue with white pearl
Blue Storm – Rich Metallic Blue
Starless Night – Deep black purple with light purple pearl

Lash ($15)

36

Lipstick ($14.50)

Fleshpot – Pale muted pinky beige (satin)
Violetta – Bright clean violet purple (amplified)
X-S – Dirty red chestnut (satin)
Plum – Bright purple (lustre)

Parlor Smoke Quad ($38)

Parlor Smoke – Mauve grey (frost)
Cross Cultural – Neutral brown (matte)
Steel – Almost black (veluxe pearl)
Indigo Noir – Navy (matte)

Bronzing Powder ($23)

Solar Riche – Midtone deep orange brown

Nail Lacquer ($15)l

Coco Clay – Warm chocolate
Oyster Shell – Light stone grey

Mascara ($15)

Zoom Fastblack Mascara – Rich black

Kohl Power ($15)

Feline – Rick black

Eye Brows ($15)

Lingering – Soft taupe brown

Brush

252 Large Shader ($30)
224 Tapered Blending ($30)
182 Buffer ($49.50)

MAC Cindy Sherman Fluidlines
MAC Cindy Sherman Lip Erase
MAC Cindy Sherman Pigments
MAC Cindy Sherman Lash 36
MAC Cindy Sherman Lipsticks
MAC Cindy Sherman Parlor Smoke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Cindy Sherman Solar Riche
MAC Cindy Sherman Nail Lacquers

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