- With open eyes, however not wide open as this can cause you to pinch and or pull skin, you will position the gripper gently near the base of your top eyelashes.
- Using the finger loop gripper you will slowly and gently squeeze your lashes.
- You will hold the eyelash gripper in the closed position for approximately ten to fifteen seconds.Concentrate on keeping your hand as steady as possible and do not jerk or pull the eyelash curler while applying it to your eyelashes.Doing so can pullout the lashes or damage them which makes them weak and more apt to fall out.
- You will then release the grip you have on the finger loops, letting the eyelashes gently come free of the pads.
- If you like you can repeat these steps once or twice to achieve a greater degree of curl.
- Moving on to the opposite eye you will repeat the eyelash curler application steps above.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Maybelline Superstay Lip Gloss
I've had this gloss for about a month or so now and I am super happy to say - This is the best drugstore longstay gloss . The gloss itself has two sides to it. One side is the colored gloss and the other side is the shiny coat to be worn over the color.First you apply the colored gloss and you have to wait about 2 minutes. After that you apply the shiny coat. Without the shiny coat the gloss seems sticky and not so polished. The color payoff is brilliant. You get exactly what you see or may be even more. It is super long stay and super pigmented. For me it stay put even after 12 hours. There is plenty of colors to choose from. I got this in Diamond Petal and every time I wear it, it makes my lips super sexy . It is also perfect for the beach.I guess,this color will look awesome on a wide range of skin tones be it Light/Medium/Dark. Another awesome color I strongly recommend for summer is the Citrus Glow. It is wonderful coral color which teamed with a good bronzer will give you the best summer look ever!
Monday, July 12, 2010
Since it's summer and all of us have hidden the foundation, I thought it would be nice to write about tinted moisturizers. These are the ones I have used:
Urban Defense Tinted Moisturizer :Urban Defense feels and looks natural and doesn’t feel greasy. It absorbs and dries down quite fast, and if you have very, very dry skin, you’ll still want to use a moisturizer first before layering this on. However, even though it feels lovely on, it does have a bit of a dewy finish. In real life, I think it reads dewy, but in photos, I found it made me look oily. Either way, I still preferred it with a dusting of translucent setting powder on top! It also lasted me six hours or so without ever looking greasy or fading which was definitely nice!
Lancome Aqua Fusion My favorite part about this tinted moisturizer is the coverage it gives. It still has an amazingly lightweight feel, but it delivers more than sheer coverage–I’d even go as far as to say light-medium (not quite medium). It covered some healing acne and post-acne marks on my face and gave me a lovely, natural finish. I also love that this moisturizer absorbs and sinks in quickly and doesn’t leave behind a dewy finish. It has a nearly matte finish, so it’s great for my oily-skinned friends, in particular.Even though I love, love the feel and coverage of the product, there are a few noteworthy drawbacks. If you’re pale, I don’t know if you’re going to find a good match.I’d also prefer to see broad-spectrum protection here, because it is moisturizing enough (without being heavy or greasy) to be worn without an additional moisturizer, but since it lacks UVA protection, you’ll need to use another product to get sun protection.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancers: This product can be really good for some of you and very bad for others. I have oily skin and it's very hard for me to find a moisturizer that doesn't make me break out. Neutrogena was very good from that point of view. But I don't need a lot of moisture, since my skin is never dry. If you have dry skin I wouldn't recommend it. Also, it has very very very light coverage. Unless you have beautiful skin already, it's not very useful. I know it's a tinted moisturizer, but I need some coverage, and Neutrogena wasn't as good as I expected it to be.
Physician's Formula Organic wear 100% Natural Origin Tinted Moisturizer: http://www.physiciansformula.com/en-us/productdetail/organic-wear-product/02154.html
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Clinique City Block SPF 15 or 30. I have the 30 one since my skin is very sensitive and i need really good protection. What I love about this is that is oil free. I have oily skin and in the summer it tends to look even more oily than usual. So it's very important that everything I put on my face in the summer is oil free.It also gives you a little bit of a glow.
Mac Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach : This blush ombre starts off from a mild peach to an intense coral, and adds a gorgeous warm glow to the complexion. Its light golden shimmer is there, but barely noticeable on. Just bewarned though, a light hand works best for this blush. This one packs a punch for pigment. And there is such a thing as too much blush.I got it from a friend, but it might be sold out now. I'm not sure.
Mac Cream Color Base in Pearl. At $16.50, Pearl’s a great bargin, because not only can you can use it as an eyeshadow base, but it also works well as a highlighter for your face or lips. You can apply it to bare skin or underneath (or on top of) foundation or powder to play with different looks and textures.And the pan is ginormous. MAC Cream Color Base is one of my favorite MAC products, and I recommend it to people all the time. I hope you give it a try!
Dior Shimmer Powder in Amber Diamond. I love this product and in my opinion it's the best high liter. But I wouldn't recommend it for all skin tones.It's a bit expensive [ 42 $] but it's worth it.
Sephora Natural Vitamin C + E Blotting Papers. I don't have a lot of things to say about these. They are just some blotting papers. You can find them at Sephora and they're not really expensive.
I think you have noticed that I haven't mentioned any type of foundation or dark eye shadows. That's because in the summer i like to keep it light. Not too much make up. I have some acne scars on my face so I have to use some concealer.Because of my scars I can't get tanned so I use a bronzer. That's what I recommend for everyone. You don't want to wear heavy foundation when it's very hot outside because after a while you will sweat and it will look horrible. You'd better use a tinted moisturizer. Well..that's it... Tell me what you think in your comments.
Yesterday i went to a drugstore with a friend and i couldn't help but buy rimmel london's moisture renew lipsticks in pink chic and spotlight beige. the pink chic is actually a little more blue toned than i thought, when applied on my lips it reminds me very much of the mac viva glam gaga lipstick. spotlight beige is a very soft and natural nude, not as drastic as other nude lipsticks, like mac myth, this one is much more wearable. in fact, i don't really know if it qualifies as a nude lipstick, let's just say that it is very natural looking. i haven't worn these yet, just tried them on, but they feel very moisturizing and glide on easily. i hope they are long lasting! here are the swatches (my camera kinda messes up the colors, the pink one is pretty accurate, but the beige is much more nude in real life and not quite as pink as it looks in the picture)
Sunday, July 4, 2010
MAJOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AUTHENTIC AND FAKE MAC BRUSHES
Authentic MAC brushes come in a clear plastic sleeves with a bar code printed on the sleeve. Many fake brushes I have seen come in clear plastic sleeves without the bar code. In addition, many fake face brushes come with additional hard plastic protectors for the hairs. Real MAC face brushes do not have this additional plastic protector. They come in the simple clear plastic sleeves with bar code.
Real MAC brushes come with black wooden handles and the neck (the part that connects the handle to the hair) is silver. I've seen some bad fake brushes with black plastic necks.
Authentic MAC brushes are labeled "MAC ###". ### being the number of the brush. On real brushes, the lettering is printed on the handle and easily rubes off with your nail. On most FAKE brushes, the lettering is engraved into the handle and very hard to rub off. Try it.
4. BRUSH SETS
Keep in mind that MAC has never offered a set of full sized makeup brushes except until November 2006 called the Pret-a-Porter brush set and the 2008 Holiday Set for Nordstrom only. The Pret-aPorter set includes 8 full size brushes (187, 190, 129, 213, 224, 266, etc). The set comes with a black satin brush roll. So if you see a full size MAC brush set on Ebay but it doesn't have the 187 skunk brush, it's FAKE. For Christmas 2008 MAC released a full set for Nordstrom only. It came with 4 full size brushes (187, 168, 222 and 208).
Therefore, 99% of the brand new full size MAC brush sets on are FAKE.
TRAVEL SIZE BRUSHES
Authentic travel brush sets usually come in sets of 5 brushes with a cute brush case, the brush handles are usually some unique color, not black. The fake set below, however comes with plain black handles and a generic looking brush roll.
5. THE SELLER
Never buy MAC products from a seller you don't trust. Sellers to watch out for are a) Newly registered sellers with no or little feedback, b) sellers in other countries such as in Asia, Australia and Canada, c) sellers selling a lot of other MAC brush sets (you have to wonder where they are getting the endless supply of brush sets). Don't let 100% feedback fool you. Look at the seller's completed listing and see if week after week they list full size MAC brush sets. That's a sign the brushes are fake!
Please do yourself a favor and click on the "View Sellers's Other Items" link on the right hand over below the sellers info. If the seller is selling other MAC or designer makeup products that week, ask yourself how this person gets their hands on cheap makeup products. 99.99% of the time everything that person is selling are FAKES.
FEEDBACK ISN'T ALWAYS RELIABLE
Plenty of people buy fake MAC brushes on Ebay without realizing it. They leave positive feedback for the seller and in turn convince more victims to buy. There are plenty of sellers with 99% or higher ratings who are selling fake MAC brushes. Bottom line - don't trust feedback. Do your research instead or buy from a store. Don't try to save money but end up paying for a fake brush set.
6. THE PRICE
$50 for a set of new and authentic MAC full size brushes? That's too good of a deal to be true!! The best way to avoid buying fake brushes on Ebay is to buy brushes one at a time, instead of in a set. I am noticing more and more fake 187 brushes on Ebay. They look very similar to the real thing except the seller seems to have an endless supply of them and happily sells them for 50% off of retail. This is a sure sign they are fake. Watch out for seller ids: "goldenseller23","dalilakahlo1","videopizazz2008", "consoledcat", "best_makeup". All their items are fake.
How to tell the difference...
If you have looked at the photo's above, you can probably tell that the fake is pretty obvious.
Below i will describe in more detail:
- The fake is slightly smaller than the genuine.
- The lid on the fake is more dome shaped. The plastic window is also slightly raised more.
- The font is thicker and darker
- The sticker on the bottom of the fake is more darker & glossy and the writing is bolder. The sticker also states 02 which genuine Mac don't have.
- On the fake, the lid opens at a 90 degree angle, the genuine lid goes further back.
- The pot where the pan is contained is different in shape. On the genuine pot the pan is contained in a dip where as on the fake , the pan is raised.
- On the bottom of the fake their is a compartment containing a mirror and applicator....fake mac eyeshadows do not come with this compartment nor has mac ever released an eyeshadow that comes with an applicator.
The key points to remember when buying these eyeshadows online other than on Mac's original website is :-
Mac call their shades by names, they will never have a number!
There is no 2nd compartment!
There is no mirror or applicator
I hope the information i have given you will help you.