Archive: Eyes

Awesome NEW Maybelline products worth trying!

Volume Express Mascara!

FALSE LASH GLAM IN A TUBE – NOW GOES FLARED! 300% MORE VISIBLE LASHES. Winged out & over the top, instantly!

Why You’ll Love It
False lash glam with a flare, instantly!
• Patented Spoon Curler Brush fans out lashes from corner-to-corner, while our Pro-Keratin formula instantly builds volume without clumping.
• Unique flexible wand lifts and separates lashes to provide the look of 300% more visible, lashes.
• Contact lens safe and ophthalmologist-tested.
• Washable, also available in waterproof formula.

I love this mascara. I’m always thrilled when I find a drugstore mascara that rivals the $30 brands. This mascara really does the trick – and you’re going to love it! It actually does flare your eyelashes, which is pretty awesome! Love it!

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Color Sensational High Shine Lipstick!

MIRROR-LIKE COLOR from micro-mirror pigments, CREAMIER FEEL from nourishing honey nectar, 10 lush lip shades!

Why You’ll Love It
See the sumptuous side of high shine:
• So refined, so sophisticated…it’s sensational
• Mirror-like color from micro-mirror pigments
• Creamier feel from nourishing honey nectar
• Now lips flaunt the most spectacular shine
• 10 lush lip shades

I tried this lipstick in Lacquered Brown, which was really dark – but I liked it! It doesn’t have that gross smell that a lot of lipsticks have. It goes on really smooth and creamy – and it really lasts! You have 10 shades to choose from! Give it a try!

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Eyestudio Master Drama Cream Pencil

PENCIL’S DELIVERY PLUS CREAM’S INTENSITY. Created with the highest concentration of pigments for more intense eye drama.
The NEW GENERATION of liner.

Why You’ll Love It
Experience the new generation of liner:
• Oil-free cream formula holds the highest concentration of pigments for more intense eye drama.
• Smudgeproof and waterproof for 16 hours.
• Most intense line for lasting drama.
• Safe for sensitive eyes and ophthalmologist-tested.
• Contact lens safe.

Why do I love it? Because I LOVE eye liner. Obsessed is more like it! I am ALWAYS looking for a good eye-liner. My #1 complaint with eyeliners is a liner that runs or bleeds. This eyeliner doesn’t do that! It stays put – and looks gorgeous for hours! It’s waterproof – which is perfect. You don’t want it running down your face every time your eyes water! This is a GREAT liner!!

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EyeStudio Color Explosion Luminizing Eyeshadow!

Exclusive luminizer combines with pigments for PURE IMPACT, EXQUISITE COLOR. IGNITED BY LIGHT. Exquisite color. Ignited by light. Now explosive eyes are born.

Why You’ll Love It
• Sophisticated color, ignited by an exclusive luminizer, reveals amazing color highlights.
• Explosive pigments sweep on for the truest color payoff. Exclusive luminizer unleashes a surge of color.
• Ophthalmologist-tested. Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers

I love the colors of these eyeshadows. I love that there’s five colors in one place! The colors go beautifully together! I wish they were bigger, actually. It’s hard to negotiate the brush on these little palettes, but the colors are great!

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Instant Age Rewind!

ACTIVE FORMULA + MICRO-CORRECTOR APPLICATOR NOW ERASE INSTANTLY. MORE TARGETED. MORE COMPLETELY. Erases dark circles, puffiness and fine lines.

Why You’ll Love It
• Micro-Corrector Applicator micro-fills and smoothes.
• Active formula with Haloxyl reduces the look of puffiness and shadows while fading the appearance of under-eye circles.
• Apply neutralizer shade for extreme dark circles.
• Brightener shade adds a luminous touch.

I have always had problems with dark circles under my eyes. This is a concealer that actually works! It has a super-soft applicator, and it goes on really beautifully. If you get the right color – it really does conceal those dark circles really well!

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NEW for September: Shiseido Makeup Shimmering Cream Eye Color

Shiseido Makeup Shimmering Cream Eye Color gives lids a dewy finish in Mother Nature’s most radiant shades. From left, Techno Gold and Moss.

LOVE the colors! That’s totally me. Want – now.

My Review: L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes

I recently found myself at Target standing in front of the makeup – deciding whether or not I want to go with my trusty Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara – or if I wanted to try something new. I decided to give a new mascara a shot. I decided upon L’Oreal’s NEW Voluminous Million Lashes.

For lashes that look a million times multiplied and perfectly defined, there’s only one mascara – NEW Voluminous Million Lashes. The built-in Clean-Sweep Wiping System wipes the brush free of clumps leaving the perfect amount of mascara for an ultra-volumized clean lash look. The Millionizing Brush evenly thickens lashes from root to tip. The result? Lashes look so multiplied, so clean, it’s like seeing millions.

That’s a lot to live up to – no? Well, it was enough to sell me…. I hate clumps in my mascara, but not nearly as much as I hate flaking.

Anyway – so here’s my thoughts.

PRO’S:

  • It does go on beautifully and smoothly
  • The brush is great
  • It does make my lashes look great – but like I’m seeing millions? Not so much.
  • It lasts all day – without flaking
  • No clumps!

CON’S:

  • Even though they market this as a fragrance-free product, it’s absolutely NOT TRUE. It’s very highly fragranced. In fact, it’s the only mascara I’ve ever used that had a fragrance so strong. The smell is a bit off putting, actually.
  • The container is so light – I don’t see how there could be much mascara in there at all. I’m really curious how long this product is going to last. It seems like there isn’t much in the tube at all.
  • It definitely DOES NOT do what it says. It doesn’t make my lashes look multiplied at all. It looks like my eyelashes normally do.
  • This is silly – and isn’t really a huge con, but I was annoyed! When picking out which color I wanted – there were THREE BLACKS to choose from! 3!? Is that really necessary? Black, Blackest Black, and Carbon Black. There were no pictures to show how “black” each one was – so I just picked one – and ran with it. Do we really need 3 “blacks” L’Oreal? It’s so weird!

So here’s the real test… Do I love this mascara enough to switch from Lash Blast? Maybe…. Lash Blast (I don’t know what it is) has really been flaking on me lately. If there’s one thing I hate the most it’s mascara that flakes…it really bugs my sensitive eyes. And for some reason, I’ve noticed that Lash Blast has been flaking more on me lately. So maybe I’ll have to give this one a shot?

If you’ve tried it – I’d love to hear what you think!

$8.99 – retail


Inside Kim Kardashian’s $150,000 Wedding Beauty Prep

The price of beauty!

Kim Kardashian looked flawless at her Saturday nuptials to Kris Humphries, but getting that glammed up didn’t come cheap. The reality star indulged in $150,000 worth of grooming services, albeit free, to get ready for her big day.

The 30-year-old bride got VIP treatment with a late-night brow touch-up hours before she walked down the aisle. Kardashian tweeted a pic of brow pro Anastasia cleaning up her arches in her hotel room at 11:30 p.m.

“She has such beautiful eyes and lashes so I used high arch from my kit, brunette powder to fill in certain areas, and caramel tinted brow gel to make her eyes stand out,” Anastasia told Us Weekly.

As for her wedding-day makeup, the E! megstar enlisted celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic to recreate her signature look: smoky eyes, full brows, pink blush and glossy pink lips. The only over-the-top touch: what appeared to be several sets of false lashes.

“I couldn’t be more excited and honored to be a part of such an important and special day in Kim’s life,” Dedivanovic wrote on his blog August 4. “I’ve envisioned what she would look like as a bride ever since I began working with her and I finally get to bring that vision of beauty to life!

And although she had lightened up her brunette locks in July, Kardashian returned to L.A.’s Goodform Salon weeks before her big day to go back to her darker roots. A source tells Us that she opted for a glossy, semi-permanent glaze that was close to her natural color: a minky brown.

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