Archive: Eyes

Glee Star Lea Michele Wears Reese Robert Lashes‏

When it comes to making memorable beauty moments, Reese Robert faux eyelashes are the makeup artist’s secret weapon. Celebrity makeup artist Melanie Inglessis relies on Reese Robert lashes to glam up her clients for red carpet events, and the Time 100 Gala was no exception.

Breakout Glee star Lea Michele has been wowing fashion critics with her sophisticated style and causing a stir with her stunning beauty, thanks to Melanie.

When prepping for Lea’s red carpet look, Melanie immediately came over to sort through Reese Robert’s impressive collection of over 50 faux lashes. After carefully examining Reese Robert’s high quality Korean lashes, Melanie selected “One Hot Momma” to add the necessary drama to Lea’s eyes.

“The Reese Robert lashes “One Hot Mama” were the perfect final touch to Lea’s rock’n'roll eyes for the Times 100. It added lushness to her own eyelashes and helped create the perfect smoky eyes to match her classic gown”.

Best of all, Reese Robert lashes are affordable and easy to apply, so you can recreate red carpet glamour at home.

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New! Too Faced Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection

I adore Too Faced on top of super chic packaging the makeup is perfection. I can’t wait to try the new Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eyeshadow Kit. I love the colors, the soft pink and beige’s are perfect for date night with your man or adding a little glam for a night on the town. The kit also includes 3 look cards to complete the perfect soft and sexy eye.

You already fell in love with the Natural Eye Kit and got glam with the Smokey Eye Kit – now it’s time to get naked with the newest addition to the Too Faced eye kit franchise! The Too Faced Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection has officially pre-launched on Sephora.com.

Part of the Fall 2010 Collection (in stores this August), this collection of nine essential matte neutrals and soft shimmers has everything you need to look like you rolled out of bed flawless. It also includes Co-Founder and Creative Director Jerrod Blandino’s step-by-step instruction cards to show you how to create the perfect naked eye look for any occasion.

The Too Faced Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection retails for $35 and is available at Sephora.com.

Expert: Don’t test the makeup!!

Stop! Don’t touch that lipstick! And forget about the foundation, the moisturizer and the mascara.

A two-year study of makeup testers detected the presence of strep, staph and E. coli bacteria as well as traces of the cold-sore virus herpes, and viral conjunctivitis, or pink eye.

The study, by Elizabeth Brooks, M.D., of Jefferson Medical Center, was conducted when she was on the faculty of Rowan University in New Jersey. Brooks focused on testers in drug and department stores; she and her researchers took samples on Saturdays, the highest-traffic day in those stores.

And how the germs and viruses get there is pretty gross. “E. coli equals feces, ” Brooks said to The Los Angeles Times. “That means someone went to the bathroom, didn’t wash their hands and then stuck their fingers in that moisturizer.” E. coli, often associated with food poisoning, causes cramps and diarrhea and can be fatal.

While it’s a fairly safe bet that no one has ever died from a makeup sample, the federal Food and Drug Administration does warn consumers of the “risk of contamination” from public makeup testers.

If you want to reduce the risk, the Times recommends, using single-use cotton swabs or disposable makeup applicators—but never shared brushes. (Actually, it’s not a good idea to swap makeup or makeup applicators even with your best friends. No offense or anything.)

The safest action of all, though, is to never sample cosmetics at all. And while that may seem unreasonable (you’ll probably end up with a few lipsticks you’ll never use), the possible alternatives – from E. coli to herpes – are much worse. (The Los Angeles Times via Betty Confidential)

Tip: Shop at Sephora! If you don’t like the product, you can return it for a full refund! You won’t need to sample!


Introducing Lorac’s new Limited Edition Hollywood Insider Collection!

We wanted to make sure you knew about the latest value set from LORAC – the HOLLYWOOD INSIDER COLLECTION! Available exclusively at Sephora to BEAUTY INSIDER MEMBERS ONLY, LORAC’s HOLLYWOOD INSIDER COLLECTION contains this season’s must-have beauty essentials hand-picked from Celebrity Makeup Artist, Carol Shaw. The limited-edition set features five full-sized products for ONLY $39.50 (with a $142 value!) and includes:

• Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder in Spotlight (warm beige)
• Baked Matte Satin Blush in Hollywood (bronzed rose)
• Bronzed Bombshell Eye Shadow Trio in Sand/Serenity/ Bronze
• Special Effects Conditioning Primer/Defining & Lengthening Mascara
• Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Vintage (light neutral beige)

Don’t miss out on your all-access pass to Red Carpet beauty! Be sure to scoop it up while supplies last – it’s only available at Sephora now and sephora.com (starting 4/20) until May 12th!