Thursday, March 12th, 2009

The Best Mascaras for Natural Looking Lashes

Maybelline Full ‘n Soft ($7.00) is one of my favorite drugstore mascaras, and I used it for years before switching to MAC Plushlash. It’s consistent and pretty. You get exactly what it says — full, soft-looking lashes. I’d say this is on the far end of natural, just before it gets dramatic.

Clinique Long Pretty ($14.00) gives your lashes a subtle, natural lift and adds a little more black to your natural lash color. You can see it in action here.

Bobbi Brown Everything ($22.00) is perfect for everyday. In some ways, it epitomizes what you’d want in a very downplayed, natural mascara. It’s a soft black that doesn’t clump nor does it length/thicken your lashes much. It’s going to give you a slightly fuller lash, but it’s really just adding more color to your lashes.

To learn more about or purchase these mascaras, check out Drugstore.com, Nordstrom.com, Prescriptives, and Sephora.com.

Don’t forget to check out our posts on: Best Mascaras — Thickening and Lengthening and Best Mascaras — Colored Mascaras.

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

4 Bold Makeup Looks Using MAC Deep Truth Eyeshadow

Take yourself to the tropics with a summery, chartreuse and blue eye. Deep Truth adds a touch of shimmering water to complement the yellow greens.

Work it with silvery whites to give you an ice goddess kind of look.

Try it with teal, because it makes for an excellent way to add depth to your lids. Use Deep Truth in the crease while you lay teal all over your lid.

Go unabashedly blue with an all-blue lid and Deep Truth to darken up that crease!

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you feel like you can have too much makeup? Can you never have enough?

Temptalia's Answer.

Yes, and no. Most of us don’t need makeup in the true sense of the word, so it’s really something fun, creative, etc. It’s a hobby. It’s like collecting stamps–of course you want them all!
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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

If you were using MAC Big Bow Lipstick?, what look would you create with it? What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips?

Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Four Fun Makeup Looks Using MAC Coppering Eyeshadow

Bright golds are easily accented by blending Coppering eyeshadow into the crease. It also helps keep Coppering looking gorgeous rather than making your eyes look tired.

Add burned flavor to your look by deepening some of your browns with the tones of red from Coppering.

Make oranges even more vibrant with Coppering to emphasize their richness.

To rock pink, try adding it on top of Coppering, so you can get pink tones without just pink. The red and brown tones from Coppering help make pink more wearable.

How do you like to wear Coppering eyeshadow?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

The Best Mascaras for Colored Lashes

Benefit BADgal Plum ($19.00) will help warm up eyes! You can see me using it here. I definitely prefer plum over brown for more natural-looking lashes, too! BADgal is a reliable mascara formula that gives some length, average thickening, but it doesn’t clump up easily (which is always a huge plus in my book).

Urban Decay Big Fatty ($17.00) is available in several different shades–from Electric Blue to Purple Haze. Use colored mascaras to help bring out different colors in your eyes. Big Fatty has a larger-sized brush, so for those of you who aren’t used to it, you may find it a little difficult to adjust to at first. However, I’ve found UD’s colored mascaras to work better than the average one, so it’s worth trying out.

Laura Gellar Line & Define ($20.00) is more than a mascara, actually, with one side meant to line and the other side is a mascara wand. There are five shades available, with New Navy being my personal top pick as it really makes your eyes appear whiter.

Givenchy Eye Fly Lash Extender ($24.00) comes in a gorgeous indigo blue called Fly in Blue, as well as a fun violet shade called Fly in Violet. It’s a little on the pricey side, but it gets the job done well. I particularly like the lengthening it gives me.

YSL Everlong ($26.50) comes in lots of fun colors, and the brush is really spectacular. There are just so many bristles on this baby that it really helps coat every lash.

To learn more about or purchase these mascaras, check out Drugstore.com, Nordstrom.com, Prescriptives, and Sephora.com.

Don’t forget to check out our post on: Best Mascaras — Thickening and Lengthening.

What are your favorite colored mascaras?