Posts Tagged ‘mascara’

Do you know how to bring out your inner 1920s flapper?

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Do you know how to bring out your inner 1920s flapper?

If you haven’t seen “The Great Gatsby” yet, you might be missing out on some of the hottest makeup trends of the season! It’s not uncommon for Hollywood to set the tone for styles in the world of cosmetics, and this movie was no different. Now, it seems like everyone wants to get a taste of the 1920s and bring out the Daisy Buchanan in herself!

The Huffington Post reported that the 1920s were all about bringing out the most of your feminine qualities through your makeup. This is why women were seen all dolled up with bold lipsticks and eyeliner – no, they weren’t just craving attention! This was the style of the day, and it was used heavily throughout “The Great Gatsby.”

Dark eye makeup was a cornerstone of style in the 1920s, and it wasn’t just flappers who rocked the look. Anyone who wanted to appear glamorous knew that dramatic eye makeup was the ticket. To achieve the perfect look from this era, Hollywood Life recommends being generous with your mascara and giving your lashes some volume. On your lips, opt for a bold red to make your pout truly stand out.

Babydoll lashes can give your peepers a fun, flirty look

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Babydoll lashes can give your peepers a fun, flirty look

Babydoll eyelashes have been seen on everyone from models to Hollywood celebrities, and they continue to grow in popularity as spring rolls on. If you’re interested in achieving this beautiful look, you don’t have to be naturally blessed with long lashes! All you need is the proper eye makeup to enhance your appearance and give your peepers a boost.

First, make sure you have a long-lasting, volumizing mascara on hand to give your lashes some much-needed TLC. If you’re afraid of black being too dramatic for the occasion, opt for brown instead for a more casual appearance.

Next, put your lash curler to work. Spend at least 30 seconds crimping the lashes of each eye to give them flawless curves that draw attention to your face. Then, apply a lash primer to prep them for additional makeup and help them hold their curls.

Finally, take your time while applying your mascara. Daily Makeover recommends waiting a few seconds in between adding coats to prevent a goopy look. In the end, you’ll have long, voluptuous lashes. Whether you’re heading out for a night on the town or you’re simply going to work, there’s never a bad time to flaunt babydoll lashes.

Emilia Clarke stuns onlookers with two different shades of mascara

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Emilia Clarke stuns onlookers with two different shades of mascara

Who says you can't learn much from watching television? One woman who's proving everyone wrong is Emilia Clarke, who has recently become popular in Hollywood for her role on the hit show, "Game of Thrones." Clarke showed up to the premiere of season three in Los Angeles wearing a beautiful ensemble and equally stunning makeup to complement her outfit, according to The Huffington Post.

"Emilia's dress had royal blue tones and was super sleek and modern, so we didn't want to contrast too much with her makeup," Dawn Broussard, her makeup artist, told the news source. "We wanted timeless glamor with a hint of something excitable."

Clarke showed the world that it's possible to flawlessly wear two different shades of mascara! On her top lashes, she opted for black, while using brown on her lower lashes. This helped brighten up her peepers as she posed for cameras.

If you want to achieve a similar look, don't be afraid to mix and match colors on your eyes. Another trick you can use to make them appear larger is to dab a little silver eyeshadow on the inner corners to create the illusion of more size.

How to wear colorful mascara like a pro

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

How to wear colorful mascara like a pro

One look you may want to try this spring to welcome the warm weather is colored mascara. Similar to eyeliner in shades of blue, green and pink, color-infused mascara can give your peepers a bold appearance while helping you make an impression on those around you.

If you've always worn jet black mascara, you're missing out! However, it's never too late to incorporate colorful alternatives into your makeup collection. One way that you can ensure that you look beautiful in whatever color you choose for your lashes is to be mindful of your natural eye color, according to Mag for Women. For example, purple mascara may look perfect with blue peepers, but might not create the contrast you desire if you have brown eyes.

Another tactic you can use to create a flawless look is to limit the amount of eyeliner you wear along your lash lines, according to Refinery29.

This can allow the colorful mascara to speak for itself and do all of the work around your gorgeous eyes.

Finally, think about complementing the colors of your ensemble with a bright mascara. Doing so can help you develop a more cohesive appearance.

How to wear blue mascara and own it

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Wearing blue mascara and owning it

How many times have you wished that your peepers were more bright and intriguing? If you’re still using black mascara, you might be holding your eyes back from making a memorable statement each time you walk into a room. Ditch the dark, dreary hue and opt for a color such as blue to make your eyes seem larger and more captivating.

Even if you’ve never used color on your lashes before, you can easily apply blue mascara and look like a pro. First, it’s important to choose a shade that works with the other colors of makeup you apply. For example, fire engine red lipstick isn’t going to mesh well with cobalt blue mascara, but navy may be a possibility.

Next, don’t go overboard when applying the mascara. Doing so can increase the risk of clumping and adding too much color to your peepers, taking away from the rest of your makeup and appearance as a whole.

Finally, go neutral on other areas of your face if you’re afraid of the blue becoming overwhelming. Use a neutral lipstick and blush to balance out the look and help you make the impression you desire.

Three things to avoid while applying your mascara

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Three things to avoid while applying your mascaraIf you've always been a black liquid eyeliner girl with naturally long lashes, you may not apply mascara on a regular basis. However, that doesn't mean you won't want to do so in the future, especially if you have a special event coming up. Here are a few mistakes to avoid if you aren't completely familiar with the application process.

1. Don't pump the wand.
It may be tempting to repeatedly pump the mascara wand into the tube prior to applying it, and some people do it out of habit. However, doing this can dry out the mascara faster and make it tougher to use.

2. Try not to blink.
This one can be tough, but it's important not to blink once you apply your lengthening mascara to your top lashes. Keeping your eyes open for several seconds can help keep the look you've created intact.

3. Curl your lashes before applying mascara.
There's no going back once you begin putting it on! Take a few moments to use a lash curler to give your eyelashes the glamorous look you desire prior to using your mascara.

Make your lashes truly pop with these 3 mascara tips

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Make your lashes truly pop with these 3 mascara tipsWhile your standard black mascara may seem easy enough to add to your lashes, you might not be doing it properly if you find them sticking together and clumping shortly after application. Don't worry though, you're not the only one who's struggled with this issue! Here are a few helpful tips on how to achieve the perfect lashes.

1. Curl your lashes beforehand.
Don't rely on your mascara wand to do all of the work – recommends curling your lashes before applying the product to receive flawless results.

2. Choose a reliable mascara.
There are many mascaras to choose from – take your time when deciding and choose one that works for your lashes! Colorscience Pro Waterproof Mascara is perfect for women who don't want to have to worry about their look fading throughout the day.

3. Try a lash primer.
If you feel like your mascara isn't as eye-popping as you would like it to be after you apply it, try a lash primer beforehand. Primer can help the mascara adhere to your lashes better and give you the volume you're looking for.

Which mascara is right for you?

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Which mascara is right for you?Different types of mascara purport different types of benefits – which type you choose depends on whether you want to lengthen, darken, thicken or curl yours. While we have no doubt that your natural lashes are as gorgeous as can be, a little cosmetic enhancement is an easy and sexy way to get the kind of lashes you can bat at a cute guy at a swanky neighborhood lounge.

For long lashes, reach for a mascara labeled “lengthening.” With a couple of swipes, you can go from short, stubby lashes to ones that are so long they almost look fake!

If you’re looking for darker lashes, pick up a mascara in black rather than brown or grey. Even if you’re a natural blonde or redhead, dark eyelashes are always in style, so don’t shy away from bolder shades. Darker mascara also has the effect of making eyelashes appear thicker – apply a swipe of eyeliner to really seal the deal.

Many different brands of mascara purport to curl eyelashes, either using a special formula or a unique brush. Lashes that curl upwards make your eyes look bigger and rounder, but if you can’t achieve this look with mascara, an eyelash curler could be a worthwhile purchase. Use the curl after you apply mascara and hold for several seconds to make sure the curl sticks.

Michele and Meester don bright yet subtle eye makeup

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Michele and Meester don bright yet subtle eye makeupWhether you slick on a fruit-hued lip gloss or a bold shade of nail polish, infusing your look with a punch of color is always fun. And, it looks like some of Hollywood’s most glamorous starlets are opting to add some pizazz with colorful eye makeup.

However, unlike so many celebrity trends that border on over-the-top, this look is subtle enough for a fun night out, whatever the occasion may be.

At last weekend’s Teen Choice Awards, Glee star Lea Michele dazzled in a sparkling green and nude dress. It was her sultry stare, however, that really wowed the crowd. Michele dusted her lids with a kelly green shadow, and kept the rest of the eye makeup minimal, using little more than a touch of black liner and black mascara.

Leighton Meester embraced this trend at the awards show as well, though she opted for a slightly different application. Instead of adding color with shadow, the Gossip Girl donned a simple streak of blue liquid liner, and paired the colorful swipe with a nude eye shimmer and a bit of liner on her eyes’ inside corners.

To keep this trend from becoming overwhelming, remember to follow Michele and Meester’s leads – keep the color carefully confined to a small section of your lid and accompany it with little more than a coat of mascara.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19925058-ADNFCR

Use Youngblood products to create a subtle smoky eye

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Use Youngblood products to create a subtle smoky eyeA smoky eye is one of the fastest ways to add glamor to your appearance, but some women shy away from the sultry look because of its inherent intensity. However, ladies who’d like a smoldering stare without too much drama can opt for a lightly smoked eye.

According to, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian recently rocked two different takes on the smoky eye at the Beach Bunny Swimwear runway show in Miami, Florida. Kourtney chose the more subtle look, opting for taupe and gray shadows and mile-long fake lashes.

Kim amped up the drama a bit with the addition of black liner, but still kept the overall look soft by using muted shadows, like her sister. She, too, donned faux lashes.

Creating a soft, smoky eye isn’t too difficult, especially using Youngblood products. The brand offers Crushed Mineral Eyeshadows, which are soft and blendable, perfect for crafting a sultry yet subtle look. Select shades like Haze, a matte taupe, and Cashmere, a dark gray shimmer, using the darker color along the lash line and the lighter tone on the lids.

To bring a bit of drama to your stare, apply eyeliner to the outer corners of your eyes and make sure your lashes are long. Use Intense Color Eye Pencil, a long-lasting formula which is still soft enough to smudge, and finish with a coat of Mineral Lengthening Mascara.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19899807-ADNFCR