A Guide To False Lashes Featuring Depend Cosmetic + Tips For Application

Lashes, lashes, lashes…a girls best asset!!! Now who doesn’t want longer, thicker, lusher lashes?? The best way to achieve this is with false lashes of course. Not sure what pair are best for you or how to apply them? Well read on and get the ins and out of falsies from super subtle to sultry and dramatic.

dependCosmetics_falseLashesThe most subtle way to wear lashes is to apply individuals or bouquets. Apply a few to the outer corners for a more feline appearance or place them in sparse areas. I love these because they are invisible to the eye yet make a huge difference. A great style to try are the Ava from Depend Cosmetic.

dependCosmetics_falseLashes_AvadependCosmetics_falseLashes_Eva1If you want that wide eyed baby doll look go for some spiky lashes. These types will add a little volume and drama. Try the Leah style from Depend Cosmetic to get this effect.dependCosmetics_falseLashes_Leah

dependCosmetics_falseLashes_Leah1If your looking to add volume to your lashes the Melissa style from Depend Cosmetic will definitely give you that extra boost. These ones are great because they are not too long which is fabulous for glasses wearers like myself.

dependCosmetics_falseLashes_melissadependCosmetics_falseLashes_melissa1If your in the market for length try the limited edition lashes number 4672 from Depend Cosmetic. These bad boys are long and wispy which gives you that ultimate sultry eye. The band is ultra thin on these lashes which makes them almost invisible and application super easy.

dependCosmetics_falseLashes_4562dependCosmetics_falseLashes_4562_limted EditionTips and Tricks for Applying False lashes.

1. Apply some eyeliner and mascara first. The eyeliner will mask the band of the lashes while the mascara creates a nice surface for you to rest the false lashes on.

2. Make sure to measure the lashes against your eye size because they tend to be too long. Roll the lash band around a pencil to make the lashes more flexible making it easier to apply.

3. Use a waterproof glue like the LashGrip Eyelash Adhesive to ensure longevity. Wait about 20 seconds for the glue to become tacky before you apply. If the glue is too wet then the lashes will slip around and mess any beautiful eyeshadow you may have applied.

LashGrip_Eyelash_Adhesive4. Apply the glue to the band, make sure you concentrate the glue on the ends of the lashes. These are the most vulnerable spots most prone to lifting.

5. When removing your lashes use makeup remover to break up the glue then gently pull from outer to inner corner. Place them back in the box so you don’t loose them. Most lashes tend to be reusable for up to around 10 times.

What are your favorite pair of false lashes? I’m obsessed with the spiky Leah and I love me some good old individuals for a super natural look. If you want to get your hands on any of these gorgeous pairs you can find them at Matas and Magasin Du Nord for the amazing price of 49.95 dkk :) For other styles, store availability and more information check out the Depend Cosmetic website right here.

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How To Incoporate Glitter Into Your Makeup + Tricks for Applying Glitter

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to express that holiday cheer with some glitter. I’ve decide to compile a little list of different ways to incorporate glitter into your makeup… whether you like it subtle or extreme!!

For a subtle hint of sparkle you could add a dash of glitter to your tear duct or on the lower lash line of some smoked out liner. I love to use the glitter liners from Urban Decay and NYX.

glitter_lowerLashLineurban-decay-heavy-metal-glitter-eyeliner-collectionAdding glitter to your liner is a fun way to amp up your look. Use a glitter liner on top of your black liquid or gel liner for a hint of sparkle. For a more intense look do a full on liner in loose glitter.

glitter_liner_1glitter-eyelinerAdding glitter on top of a smokey eye adds drama and glam. If you want to go all out with the bling bling apply an opaque layer of loose glitter to the whole eyelid.gold-glitter-with-deep-purple_look_bec5d0a3c5e2ca0a15c2316868a19125_lookglitter_eyemakeupIf your feeling extra fancy why not try a pair of glitter brows , or sparkly glitter lips!!

red-glitter-lips origIf Your looking for some amazing loose glitters I can highly recommend the ones from Make Up For Ever, Urban Decay and Lime Crime. They are all highly reflective and completely safe for the eye area.

Lime_Crime_ZodiacGlitter Urban-Decay-Heavy-Metal-Loose-Glitter make-up-for-ever-glitter-10Tips And Tricks For Working With (Loose) Glitter:

1. Use a glitter seal or adherent to stop and avoid fallout.  I swear by the Make Up For Ever Aqua Seal. It’s a clear product that transforms things into a waterproof formula. You can use it as a mixing medium with powders to create waterproof liners, as a shadow base, and to adhere glitter.

_MUFEaqua_seal_710682. Apple your eye makeup first so no glitter gets stuck to your foundation. It’s so much easier to clean up, lets face it, no matter how careful you are,  glitter some how manages to get all over your face!!!

3. In case of fallout during the day use scotch tape and dab on face to remove any excess glitter that may have fallen out. Make sure to dab the tape on the back of your hand before applying to the face as to not ruin your makeup or irritate the skin.

Im obsessed with glitter and have already started whipping it out for this holiday season. I like everything from the subtle glow in the tear duct to the opaque glitter lid. Whats your favorite way to wear glitter?

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The Run Down on Different Highlighter Formulas and Highlighting Techniques

Hey Guys :)

In my line of work I have people on the daily asking me about highlighting. So I thought I’d create a post giving you a run down on different types of highlighting techniques and products.

Shimmery Highlights: These products come in different formulas from powder to cream and liquid. These tend to be used on the high points of the face. For example on the top of the cheek bones, on the cupids bow, and/or underneath the brow bone. This type of highlighting technique gives a glow to the skin and is particularly good for those who have dull or dry skin. I would avoid too much shimmer if you have oily skin or tend to get very oily throughout the day. The best way to use this technique for oily skin is to control the amount and placement making sure you only apply to the top of the cheekbones and fore go the t-zone area.

Some of my favorite shimmer highlights include TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer and the Mac Cream Color Base in Hush

shimmer_highlighting_productsthebalm_mary-louManizer_MacCreamColorBase_HushMatte Highlights: These tend to come in a cream formula but can also be found in powder formula. Matte highlighters are usually used to create that Kim Kardashian look. After applying liquid foundation (or before powder foundation) use a lighter concealer shade for the under eye area and across the cheek bone, down the bridge of the nose, in between the eyebrows and up on the forehead. You can set all of this using a lighter shade of powder.

My favorite cream highlighters (which are actually concealers I just bought in lighter shades) are the Mac Pro Longwear Concealer in NW15 and the Make Up For Ever HD Concealer in 205.

For a lighter setting powder I like to Use the Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Intrigue.

matte_highlighting_productsI made this little diagram of where to highlight using matte shades (the dark spots are for contouring). If you want more details I have a post on how to Highlight and Contour like a Pro here and I’ve also done a video which you can find here that incorporates the use of both matte and shimmer highlighting products.

highlight&Contour MapWhat are some of your favorite matte and shimmer highlight products? I’m always on the look out for new and great products so definitely leave a comment :)

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