Best of Mascara
I often get asked what the best mascara is out there. Honestly there are so many good ones out there I think there is one that fits any bill. The great thing is that you use mascara so often it means you have to rebuy a lot, which makes for lots of testing… Another trip to the beauty store – YAY! A good mascara is the combination of an excellent formula (ie not too wet or dry and highly pigmented with carbon black) and an excellent brush. Eyeko do a little set called the Macara Wardrobe which is one formula with three brushes. Clever.
At the AW13 shows make up artists were using mascara fan brushes on which they deposited mascara formula and brushed this through the lashes creating natural looking slightly thickened lashes, without the usual va va voom fake lash effect. I’m personally going to ignore this ‘no mascara look’ that a lot of designers are featuring at the moment – I simply adore mascara, it makes me feel better. Falsies are also an excellent option too, especially individual ones which you can deposit on the outer corners only, just to give teeny bit of cats eye effect.
So here goes:
1 – Topshop Carbon Copy Mascara & Dior Show Mascara – great for lengthening
2 – Maybelline Rocket Mascara & L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes – for FAT lashes
3- Chanel Inimitable Waterproof – best waterproof I have found and it really separates each lash too.
Sprinkle sprinkle glitters!
Friday night Glitter night! Chanel was on a glitter high for AW13 and showed thick encrusted eyelids. A great way to make you feel like you are going to pardeeeee is to pile on the glitter me thinks! H.o.w.e.v.e.r. this can become a xmas effect – instead stick to just the eyes and go for a nude lip. Go for dark muted colours like black, navy, gunmetal, silver and gold. Nars did a stunning mixed glitter job at Thakoon, I absolutely adore it. Easy to do yourself too.
Mix up 2 glitter colours you like before hand in a little bowl. Prime the eyelids with a good primer (Urban Decay), then layer it with cream eyeshadow (Maybelline colour tattoo). Finally apply your mixed glitter with a brush gently onto the eye shadow. Let the night begin!
Make up artists often use vaseline or MAC lipglass over the eyes to give more definition and depth. It works a treat if you dab on a teeny bit onto your eyes before you go out – you feel like you have done massive make up with zero effort. Eyecreams are usually metallic and not glossy – as in glass see through. MAC are now launching eye glosses next season – so excited! I know from experience it is hard to develop a product which has staying power on the skin, yet has gloss appeal. Can’t wait to try these when they come out later this year.