Posts Tagged ‘eyelash extensions’

  1. June 20, 2012 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Eyelash Extension Dos and Don’ts

    So I got eyelash extensions last night – poor me, always having to try out new things for my readers :-P! I am seriously in love with them and they’ll be perfect for my upcoming vacation. Read on for my before and after shots AND for the facts you need to know before you get them.

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  2. February 2, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Want Spectacular Lashes? Try Sumptuous Extreme Mascara by Estée Lauder

    I was unfortunately not blessed with long, full lashes. I’ve tried everything from false lashes to eyelash extensions but on a more regular basis, I have to rely on extreme mascaras with mega brushes and voluminous formulas.

    One of the downsides to thick brushes and formulas are clumps. Clumpy mascara practically tops my list of pet peeves. It looks terrible and feels even worse. Just recently, Estée Lauder released a new mascara called Sumptuous Extreme Mascara ($28.50). What sets it apart from some of the others I’ve tried is that is has the thick brush I need but it also has comb-like bristles to comb through the lashes and prevent nasty clumping. I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now and I’m absolutely loving the results.

    I also like that the formula is infused with vitamin B, which conditions lashes, and rosemary, which helps protect against environmental damage. And because of its lightweight, mousse-like formula, it makes my lashes feel supple rather than rigid and brittle (which can happen with dry mascara formulas).

    You can pick up your own tube (available in Extreme Black, Extreme Brown, Extreme Indigo and Extreme Violet) at an Estée Lauder counter near you.

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  3. September 1, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411

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    My New Obsession: Ardell False Lashes

    I have probably had more difficulty than anyone in the world when it comes to putting on false lashes. I have had incidents which involved getting glue and lash particles all over the place–except where they belong. But after a little practice and determination, I have finally mastered the art of applying false lashes and am now addicted. (Keep reading to get a few tips on how to apply them yourself.)

    The lashes I have been wearing are from Ardell. These lashes are available for a few bucks at most pharmacies and the glue (sold separately) is also a few dollars. Each pair of lashes lasts up to 30 wears. You just peel off the strip of glue when you remove the lashes and they’re ready for the next use. As you can see in my photo above, the lashes don’t look incredibly fake but they do look luscious and defined. I don’t have a stitch of mascara on in that pic, either.

    The lashes I am currently using are #107, which is a very full, glam pair for nights out. They’re perfect and didn’t even need to be trimmed. What I like about the lashes is that they are made from 100% human hair so the look is as natural as can be. Plus, the glue is very lightweight so you don’t feel pressure on your eyelids (as some synthetic lashes and glues can do–and it’s very uncomfortable). Once I finally mastered the art of eyelash application, I became an addict and I think you might, too.

    The best part? The lashes look as gorgeous as my eyelash extensions which I tried out a while back (pictured below). I totally loved them while I had them but they’re not practical to keep up in the long term. Eyelash extensions are really quite expensive and Ardell False Lashes are incredibly affordable so you can actually get the same look, for way, way less.

    Still think false lashes are out of your league? Follow my tips below and with a little practice (and patience) you’ll be a pro soon enough.

    How to apply false lashes:
    - Before applying glue, hold the lashes against the base of your natural lash line to make sure the length is suitable
    - Apply glue and wait about 15 seconds for it to get a little tacky
    - Apply the lashes starting from the inner corner of the eye, where your natural lash line begins
    - Slowly pat the lash down against the lash line (as close as possible) until you reach the end
    - Press it down gently and hold for about 10 seconds, until the glue sticks 100%
    - Apply your makeup and eyeliner before you judge the lashes because it makes a huge difference
    - Eyeliner is a great way to cover up any glue particles
    - If you’re all thumbs, try applying the lashes with tweezers
    - Don’t ever assume only a makeup artist can do something for you. With enough practice, you can learn how to perfect anything.

    Good luck!

    If you purchase Ardell lashes, let me know. Have any other fave false lashes or application techniques? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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