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What’s your technique to get perfect lashes? What tools do you use? Products? How many coats of mascara do you put on? Do you do tightlining to achieve the most mastered of lashes? Do you swear by a certain technique? Share your lash secrets!
I am still fumbling around with creating the perfect lashes. It’s not easy, folks! I vary between my mascaras, as I haven’t been so awed by any to stick with it for long enough (plus, being a beauty blogger exposes you to a zillion products that tempt you to try them!); hence why I am on my mascara quest! Lately, I’ve been reaching for MAC’s Plushlash in Plushblack (always gotta be black), but I’m still figuring out the brush. Lots of coats for me. Does a coat count if you don’t wait for it to dry? No lining for me. I use a lash comb if I remember at the end, and I nearly always forget to curl.
What to give? Sephora’s 2007 Blockbuster Palette contains 64 eyeshadows, 23 lip glosses, 9 lip shines, 6 blushes, and 2 compact powders. One of last year’s most desired holiday palettes was Sephora’s Blockbuster Palette. It appears that this year is no exception!
For who? This gift is perfect for every girl in your life that should be a beauty addict, is slowly on their way to full-blown addict status, or steals from your stash everything your back is turned. Give the gift of a whole lot of loot with this jam-packed holiday palette. It’s guaranteed to keep one busy for many, many weeks playing with various eyeshadow combinations, textures, and products found within it.
Why and how much? The Blockbuster palette is nothing like the cheap kits you might find at various locations like a discount store – these are high-end, quality makeup products. You also get an amazing mixture of colors from neutrals to blues to greens to purples. The packaging is sleek, and the palette itself is a touch hefty (but hey, this sort of makes you feel like you’re really getting a boatload of products!), and it’s just such an optimal palette for all sorts of beauty addicts who are need of a traveling solution that still offers them a wide variety of choices to those with only the hint of interest on beauty. And really, it’s not easy to pass this one by, because it’s only $48.00. It’s a steal!
Find it at Sephora locations near you, and www.sephora.com.
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Here’s a guest look submitted by Ashlee! I’m so lovin’ her lip color!
Eyes: NYC brow filler, MAC Painterly Paint Pot, MAC Firespot with Rushmetal pigment over it, MAC Goldmine with Golden Lemon pigment over it, MAC Shroom, MAC Blacktrack fluidline, and Maybelline Great Lash mascara.
Face: Select SPF15 foundation, Northern Lights mineralize skinfinish, & Lovestone mineralized eyeshadow.
Lips: NYC Pencil & Pout Ruby Duet.
Check out the photos of her look!
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Borghese Superiore State-of-the-Art Mascara
After one use of our thickening mascara, you will understand why it is called “Superiore.” Infused with a built-in, silk-powder foundation for superior wear, delicate lashes are coddled in natural conditioners while providing smudge-proof, flake-proof coverage. Suitable for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes.
What does it claim to do? Provide extended wear, lengthen, separate, and curl without clumping, moisturize and condition lashes. How to use? Apply from base of lash to tip. Price: $18.50
How It Measures Up | Before & After
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Lola products always grab at my heart, because I just love the name of the brand and their packaging is so sultry with their signature red compacts and coloring. Here’s a little peek at their holiday offerings…
Spellbound Color Clutch
Spellbound Color Clutch: This comes in an elegant vintage clutch, black on black, with subtle floral detailing on the outside. You’ll find three lipgloss shades with a hint of mint, two creme blushes, and eighteen shadow shades grouped into complementary trios. Three of these trios are exclusive to this holiday palette. I love how light weight the palette is in its entirety, which makes it a great option for travel. I find that the eyeshadow shades are tame enough to work for most buyers, but there are a few colors there to give others a way to kick it up. I also liked that there was a good variance, and it’s nice to have a group of colors you could use in one look right there for you–less thinking for those early am applications. $38.00
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Sephora not only has you covered for nearly every brand imaginable, but they also have their own brand of beauty, and with it, several delectable offerings for your purchase pleasure. One of the most talked about palettes from last holiday was Sephora’s Blockbuster Palette. This year, they do not disappoint with the latest version, which includes a whopping 64 eyeshadows, 32 lip colors, 7 cheek colors, 1 shimmer powder, plus a few applicator tools to help you out ($48.00).
The Scent Sampler has you covered for your fragrance fiends, allowing the receiver to sample ten of the bestselling perfumes (available in “for him” or “for her”), plus a gift certificate of equal value that can be redeemed at any Sephora store for a full size bottle of any one of the samples in the kit ($50.00). Get girly with their Diamond Atomizer ($18.00) to carry your favorite fragrance in style.
For eyeshadow addicts, the Colorful Story Palette includes 16 shadows for an enchanting holiday look ($48.00), and there are two Enchanted Eyeshadow Palettes ($26.00) in either purple or ccopper with eight shades of coordinating color. Don’t forget the lipgloss addict in your life, show them love with the Holiday Harmony Palette ($12.00) with six shades, a lip brush, and a mirror (so compact!).
Need a place to keep all your newly acquired loot? Sephora has you so covered! Pick out a storage-galore traincase in either pink ($98.00), gunmetal ($98.00), or croc ($110.00) or try one of their various bags, pouches, and cases (ranging from $14.00 to $38.00).
What about tools to apply those 64 shadows? Several brush sets are available to choose from! Metallic Pocket Brush Set ($15.00) or Croc Pocket Brush Set ($18.00) for budget beauties. Check out their Deluxe Anti-Bacterial Brush Set ($60.00) with brushes with “germ repelling” fibers (um, we must see this, stat!); Pop-Up Brush Set ($45.00) that’s perfect for a vanity; Smokey Eye Brush Set ($42.00) to uncomplicate the ever-loved smokey eye with five brushes, volume mascara, and instruction manual; and the coveted Prestige Brush Set ($150) with twelve luxurious brushes plus brush storage roll.
Available at Sephora stores and www.sephora.com!