Stila Smudge Stick Eyeliner

Ever since learning that twist-up eyeliners give you such a TINY amount of product (the average is about 0.01 oz., can you believe it?), it’s been painful to find myself gravitating towards any of them. Stila’s Smudge Sticks are incredibly creamy, rich in color, and apply like butter on the water line or lash line. Their vibrancy is what really makes them worth checking out, because it doesn’t take much product to get an opaque line.  It’s also soft enough to apply gently to the lash line without tugging, but it’s not so soft that it just melts onto the lash line.

My experience wearing these has been fairly positive; they really stay put on  my lash line, even after twelve hours.  They’re budgeproof, smudgeproof, and waterproof, but I find if I apply it to my water line, I do get some irritation (which may just be my sensitivity) and it does seem to slide off after two or three hours.  I don’t really feel the irritation, but when I look in the mirror, my eyes are redder than usual.  So I’ll probably stick to wearing it just on the lower lash line rather than the water line (even though it lasts so well in comparison to most eyeliners), because red-tinged eyes are way un-sexy.

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RECOMMENDATION: If you’ve had trouble with eyeliner staying put and feel as if you’ve exhausted all of your options, Stila’s Smudge Sticks just might do the trick.

AVAILABILITY: Sephora, Stila

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MAC @ Preen S/S 2011

MAC @ Preen S/S 2011
MAC @ Preen S/S 2011

MAC @ Preen S/S 2011

INSPIRATION: “The colors of the makeup are inspired by Egypt, the colors of the sand. The clothes have beautiful pale blues and lavenders so we’re doing a little blue on the eye as well. Very Catherine Deneuve, but super minimal.” — James Kaliardos

Eye

  • Lite Brite Cream Shadow (2011) highlighting the inner corners of the eyelids.
  • Swell Baby Shadow (2011) brushed through the crease of the eyelids.
  • MAC PRO NC15/NW20 Chromagraphic Pencil drawn along the waterlines.

Lips

  • Super Kissable Lip Colour (2011) pressed onto the lips.

Face

  • Face & Body Foundation blended onto the skin.
  • Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder to set foundation.
  • Give Me Sun! MAC Bronzing Everyday (2011) blended onto cheeks.
  • Pearl Cream Colour Base to highlight the cheekbones.

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MAC & Dashing Diva @ Erin Fetherston S/S 2011

MAC @ Erin Fetherson S/S 2011
MAC @ Erin Fetherston S/S 2011

MAC @ Erin Fetherston S/S 2011

INSPIRATION: “The collection is all about a ’70s cocktail party so the look is girl on holiday, quite flushed and hot, just off the beach and putting on a bit of makeup before the party.”

Eye

  • MAC Gloss Texture patted onto eyelids for a slight sheen.
  • Zoom Black Mascara applied to top and bottom lashes.

Lips

  • So Chaud Lipstick patted on, not really defined, for matte orange lips.

Face

  • Select Moisturecover Concealer applied where needed.
  • MAC PRO Glycerin SPray to achieve that “just out of the sun” sheen on the high planes of the face and cheeks.
  • MAC PRO Brown Cream Colour Base blended into the cheeks for a natural flush.
  • Care Blends Essential Oils buffed over the cheeks to add to the sheen.

Nails

Keeping with Erin’s girly Birds of Paradise inspiration Pattie Yankee  for Dashing Diva applied Chelsea in the Buff to models nails and toes. Models loved the shiny, neutral shade!

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MAC @ Diane von Furstenberg S/S 2011

MAC @ Diane von Furstenberg S/S 2011
MAC @ Diane von Furstenberg S/S 2011

MAC @ Diane von Furstenberg S/S 2011

INSPIRATION: “The look is based on Andy Warhol’s silkscreen of Diane’s lips — it’s an iconic image for DVF.” — James Kaliardos

Eye

  • Pearl Cream Colour Base touched onto the centers of the eyelids and the tearducts.
  • Sculpt and Shadeter MAC PRO Sculpting Powders to contour the crease of the eyelids.

Lips

  • MAC PRO Process Magenta Chromagraphic Pencil lining and filling in the lip.
  • Magenta Madness Pigment brushed over the pencil for a neon pink matte lip.

Face

  • Studio Sculpt Foundation for matte perfected skin.
  • Mineralize Skinfinish Natural to set foundation.
  • Sculpt and Shadester MAC PRO Sculpting Powders to contour the cheeks and temples.
  • Pearl Cream Colour Base for highlighitng the cheekbones and the center of the nose.

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MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme Collection for Fall 2010

MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Lipcreme Collection for Fall 2010

U.S. Date: September 16th, 2010
International Date:  October 2010

Pro Longwear Lipcreme ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Permanent)

Lightweight texture, creamy finish and comfortable longwear combine in this has-it-all pro-class lip colour. Slick in use, applies without need of a top coat- and still lasts up to 12 hours. Won’t feather or transfer, and the colour stays true. Helps lips stay soft and hydrated.

  • Made to Last Deep plummy brown (Frost)
  • Till Tomorrow Grey mauve brown (Cream)
  • Sweet Ever After Copper (Frost)
  • Faithfully Yours Blackened dirty purple (Cream)
  • Goes and Goes Blue violet (Cream)
  • Love Forever! Bright blue pink (Cream)
  • Perpetual Flame Pink cranberry (Cream)
  • Unlimited Mid-tone dirty rose (Cream)
  • Overtime Light baby pink (Cream)
  • Extended Play Blackened brick red (Cream)
  • Prolong True red (Cream)
  • Good to Go Loudmouth orange (Cream)

Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation ($29.50 U.S.) (Permanent)

A long-wear foundation that gives up to 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition. Lightweight and creamy, applies smoothly to provide sheer to medium coverage. Even in hot and humid conditions, controls oil to keep skin fresh, natural and flawless. Provides everyday SPF protection.

  • NC15, NC20, NC25, NC30, NC35, NC40, NC42, NC45, NC50
  • NW20, NW25, NW30, NW35, NW40, NW45, NW50

Pro Longwear Concealer ($16.50 U.S.) (Permanent)

A lightweight fluid concealer that provides medium to full coverage with a comfortable, natural matte finish. Colour-true formula lasts up to 15 hours. Helps conceal and correct the look of under-eye circles, and discolorations. Comes in a clear glass vial with a matte black pump.

  • NC15, NC20, NC30, NC35, NC42, NC45, NC50
  • NW15, NW20, NW25, NW30, NW35, NW40, NW45, NW50

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