I am excited to announce I am featured on StyleMePretty's blog once again! This time you'll read about my tips and tricks on how to apply flawless false lashes. On your wedding day, mascara may simply not be enough. When all eyes are on you, why not say "I do" to false lashes! Some great lash looks to consider for your wedding day are: Shu Uemura False Eyelashes Smoky Layers, Sephora Collection False Eyelashes Mainstay, MAC Cosmetics 20 Lash, ARDELL Demi Wispies Natural Multipack, NARS Eyelashes Numero 7 and NARS Eyelashes Numero 8 and Femme Fatale Designer Mink Lashes. NARS Numero 8 Bottom Falsies pronounce those lower lashes and are my go-to when completing the overall eye look. My tip: Bottom lashes help to add an unexpected detail that photographs wonderfully. Click here to purchase.
The best option for false lashes are Novalash Individual Eyelash Extensions. Wonder why the Kardashians’ lashes always look so full and long? They wear eyelash extensions. Novalash Eyelash extensions are synthetic or minx strands of hair that are bonded and individually applied to a single eyelash. The extensions are semi-permanent, lasting up to 3 to 4 weeks. The bonding adhesive is even waterproof. You can sleep, swim, and wake up every morning on your honeymoon and still have that wow factor without adding a drop of mascara. In order to achieve this look, you want to ensure your false lashes are applied by a certified lash extensionist. But look no further, because yours truly recently became certified as a Novalash Lash Extensionist. To find out more or to book your appointment, click here.
If you would like to apply falsies yourself, below is a step-by-step guide to achieve these perfect false lashes.
Pick the right lash (check out the best below). When choosing lashes, make sure they fit your eye shape. You want lashes that won’t over-power your eyes nor will disappear—the right false lash will enhance your eye shape.
After gently removing the lashes from packaging, place the inner corner of the lashes on the inner corner of your lash line. Check to see if there is excess lash.
Remove the lash from the eye area and cut off any excess with small sanitized scissors.
Hold the band of the lash and bend it into an arch shape for 10 to 15 seconds.
Apply adhesive directly to the band of the lash in a thin strip, placing slightly more on both edges of the lash. Let the glue dry for 10-15 seconds. DUO Lash Adhesive is a great water-proof glue that doesn’t irritate the eyes and it comes in an easy-to-use squeeze tube. It goes on white, but dries clear but there is also a black tinted glue. However, DUO does contain latex; if you have a latex allergy try Revlon Precision Dark Lash Adhesive. It has all the same benefits of DUO, but is latex-free.
Apply the lash from outer edge to inner edge, close to the lash line, above the natural lashes. Be mindful to not place the lashes too close to the inner corner of the eye or too close to the inside of nose, it may cause irritation.
Hold for a few seconds and press the lash into the lash line using an eye liner brush, if necessary.
Helfpul Hint: Practice applying your lashes well before your wedding day. If you find yourself struggling applying lashes with your fingers, use the Lash Applicator applicator from MAC Cosmetics. Its a tool that helps apply lashes easily and precisely.
Uhhhh yeaaaa! I know - I've been gone for a LOONG time. So I'm going to be completely honest with you all! I'm not a consistent blogger (as you can tell). I really don't think what I have to say about makeup or trend is all that interesting to take up 5 minutes of your life once a week or once a month. However, my web designer, Kirsten said "MIA!! You have to BLOGGGG!" So here I go;).....
There is a lot going on in the world of fashion and trend. Let me run down the list briefly since I've been gone for a while.....
We have a NEW color for 2015, (which I'm sure you already know) MARSALA! Yes we like to cook with it, I prefer to drink it. Yet overall, it is such an amazing color. When I'm looking for a color in my kit that will flatter ANY SKIN TONE, Marsala is it. It's one of my cant-go-wrong/go-to colors that is great for makeup, nails and hair.
AND YESSSS!! FASHION WEEK!! As you are reading, the models are strutting down the cat walks of NYFW A/W 2015! The Fall season of 2015 is the season of cool, earthly neutrals paired with bold color statements. We will get more into that makeup color palette in upcoming months.
And if you've visited your favorite clothing website lately (I ❤️️citychiconline for us curvy girls) you've probably noticed swimsuits or bikinis on the home page, which means it's SPRING. So even though you're probably still wearing your earmuffs and thermal long-johns, it's that time to get the Spring wardrobe together, for Makeup that is.
So the question is, what direction is the makeup trend going in for Spring 2015? Makeup has received a "downgrade" so to speak. It's an understated kind of makeup. Its no longer about trying too hard or wearing too much - that look has been passe for some seasons now. Makeup NOW is a more wearable makeup - a more lifestyle makeup. It's more acheivable (especially when we talk about technique).
Let's start by focusing on the backbone of eye makeup: black eye liner and mascara. Black eyeliner is classic, modern, and still very glam. As far as mascara - well what can I say... There is no happy-medium when it comes to putting on mascara this season. Lashes are jam-packed and fully loaded & coated with mascara.
Pairing this eye look with skin that has a "no makeup" type of look is key. Foundation and powder is minimal, brows are gently groomed, highlights are sheer and lips get a touch of lip balm.
I decided to create a similar look while pushing the envelope a bit. I created a wide-eye look by using graphic lines. To create this look, I used almost the exact same products listed above. However, I did substitute the pencil liner for Inglot's Gel liner using a MAC 210 brush. And of course nothing is complete in my life without a little sparkle and 3D glitter from MAC Cosmetics
Stay classic, modern & GLAM! XO💄💋
The Christmahanakwanzika day (or maybe for some, the Noholidaycelbutory day) is finally over. But don't pack your glitter liners and sparkly highlighters away too quickly! The New Year is approaching and what better way to bring in the New Year than on trend and in style. If you haven't heard, the Pantone 2014 Fashion Color Report has declared Radiant Orchid the official color of the new year.
When it comes to Pantone, they have been the leading fashion color authority for the last 20 years. They're the reason you accented your living room with emerald green last year, bought that bright tangerine pillow for your couch in 2012, and wore your favorite red-pink honeysuckle lipstick with everything in 2011.
Here's some tips and techniques on how to create fun and trendy makeup this New Year's Eve. Even if you don't celebrate the holidays, you still have to be in trend for 2014 right?!? So pay attention;)
Maybe you're finishing up the final accents on your New Year's Eve outfit OR you want to get a jump start on the trend and impress your friends. Either way, why not go all out with a dramatic makeup look!
Let's start with the eyes :)
A sultry and flirty purple smokey eye is just what you need to stand out in the crowd. Young Punk by MAC is a beautiful black shadow with flecks of purple and pink sparkle. Highlight the inner corner of your smokey eye with NYX's Loose Pearl Eyeshadow in Light Purple.
Traditionally, most smokey eyes are accompanied with a soft nude lip. But since it's the New Year, be bold and do a purple lip to complement the eye. Both Darling and By Starlight from Melt Cosmetics prove to be perfect for the occasion. Line your lips with MAC's Vino or NYX's Purple rain lip liner.
Its a lot of color on the eyes and lip so make sure to balance your face out with great contouring and highlighting for the skin. Lorac's TANtalizer Contour and Highlighter duo is great for most shades and gets the job done.
No look is complete without lashes! Try Ardell's Demi Wispies Lashes for even more drama to the eyes.
HAVE A RADIANT ORCHID 2014!