Three Fabulous Eyeliners That Stay Where You Put Them

Eyeliners

When it comes to my beauty arsenal, eyeliner seems to be poorly represented. I have fifteen varieties of blush, over fifty shades of lipstick and so many eye shadow palettes that I have honestly lost count.

However, I only have three types of eyeliner. Why only three? Because I found the only three I’ll ever need. It can be hard to find beauty products that want to stay where we put them. Lipstick smears, foundation rubs off and eyeliner smudges. I dig the retro cat-eye, but I’ve found that it can turn into raccoon eyes without much prompting. After years of fighting with my eyeliner, I decided to try out something meant to wear a bit longer.

And no, I don’t mean permanent makeup. *shudders*

NYX Cosmetics Super Skinny Eye Marker — $9

What can I say; I absolutely love this eye marker. I get a gorgeous line and it just glides on! Give it a few seconds to dry and you’re set for the day, no matter what activities you have planned.

Pros: Easy to use, great control.
Cons: Only one shade available.

Glominerals Precision Eye Pencil — $16

This eyeliner pencil is great for everyday use. I usually get six to eight hours of regular wear out of it, so it’s ideal for the office or a day spent shopping. It’s available in eight gorgeous shades; my personal favorite is Plum.

Pros: Goes on easy, doesn’t tug, great for sensitive skin.
Cons: Doesn’t wear well through strenuous activities, needs to be sharpened.

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner — $30

If you’re willing to spend a little more on long wearing eyeliner, this is the one to buy. Waterproof and smudge proof, it’s perfect for lounging in the pool or kicking it at the beach. It’s available in seventeen shades with a built in sharpener on the end.

Pros: Waterproof, variety of shades.
Cons: Expensive.

These three great eyeliners give me a variety of looks and the kind of durability I wish I could expect from all of my makeup. Lipstick, I’m looking in your direction.

 

About the Author: Selina Torres spends her days face down in a pool of cosmetics for the benefit of woman-kind. When she’s not testing out different eyeliners, she’s doing freelance writing for Glisten, a fabulous new skin care company.

A New Mommy’s Must Have – Concealerrrrr!

When we had our babies, veteran moms would offer their unsolicited advice and say sleep when your baby sleeps. Not helpful. What we needed was a hot meal, a babysitter and a great concealer. Our new babies weren’t the only additions in our lives. Dark under-eye circles took on a life of their own. We needed a one-two punch to deal with these babies (the dark circles, not literally the baby): a corrector and a concealer. When concealer isn’t enough to lighten the under-eye area, a peach or pink corrector is useful. It counters the purple or green tone. . So in honor of Brittany, here is what we wish someone handed us with a hot casserole.

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Ivory’s Favorite: My favorite concealer is Josie Maran Argan Duo Blend Concealer in the shade, sand.

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The corrector is a pink color, which tends to work best for lighter tones. I use the corrector to fake the look of being rested. I use the concealer to even out my skin and camouflage any flaws.

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I love this because it is so creamy and hydrating. With the use of Retin-A (remember not to use this if you are a nursing mom), my skin tends to be dry. This not only helps the drying, it doesn’t highlight it. It stays put for around 6 hours and doesn’t spotlight my (mom worry) wrinkles.

Olive’s favorite: Bobbi Brown Corrector and Creamy Concealer are my go-to’s.

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I am amazed at the difference a corrector can make when my dark circles need more than just a concealer.

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Because I am an Olive skin tone, I use a Light Peach. Darker skin tones should choose a darker peach. I use my fingertip to lightly dab the corrector to the inner corners and underneath my eyes. The warmth from my finger allows the product to blend naturally. I then use the same method to apply the concealer in Natural. To set the concealer, I use a small fluffy brush and dust a yellow-toned powder onto the area.

One of the perks of being a mom is problem solving. Consider this one solved.

Sweet Dreams!

Kim Carroll (Ivory) and Dina Ziemian (Olive) are blogging, opposites attracting, skin tone differing, product reviewing, trend following, witty humor appreciating, makeup loving friends that decided to share our discussing with the world. Visit their blog at IvoryAndOlive.com.

Bright Eyed Makeup For Glasses Tutorial

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Hello everyone! I’m sure some of you ladies out there wear prescription eyewear. For me, I’ve been wearing glasses for years and eye makeup is the one part of my makeup that I love expressing my creativity in. With glasses it gets even trickier to figure out how to place your eye shadows exactly to create a flawless look that others can see from behind your frames.

For this tutorial I wanted to create a neutral eye look using a bold eyeliner on the lower lash line. With my type of glasses, I always focus more color on the lower lash line. For my eyeshadow, I tend to use a very bright shimmery shadow on the inner corner to make the eyes appear more open. So how about we start out this tutorial!

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Step 1:
The first step is to of course use a primer. The main eyelid shadow is going to be a shimmery copper, someone similar to MAC’s Coppering pigment. Apply this all over the lid while leaving the inner and outer corners bare.

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Step 2:
Take a deep brown eyeshadow (preferably matte) and apply this on the outer corner of the eyes to create depth and dimension. Blend the color into the main lid color with your blending brush. Make sure to use the same color on the outer most part of your lower lash line.

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Step 3:
Apply a shimmery vanilla color on the inner corner of the eye to brighten up your eyes.

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Step 4:
This is the fun part, take bright sea green eyeliner and apply this on the lower lash line for that extra oomph of color!

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Finally:
Curl your lashes and apply mascara and your favourite eyeliner. I prefer to use a gel line for a crisp line. If you want to go for a smoky look use a soft kohl eyeliner and smudge out the eyeliner on the upper lash line.

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There you have it! A fun way to jazz up your makeup from behind your glasses!

 

 

 

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About the author: Sidrah is a beauty guru over at MakeupMew. She loves a good drugstore beauty bargain so check out her posts for some amazing makeup tips and beauty product reviews. Follow us on Twitter!

 

Guest Post: Revlon ColorStay Aqua Mineral foundation review

Hey everyone! I’m Monica, the 17-year old blogger from called Glitz n Glamour Makeup! I first wanted to that Brittany for allowing me to do a guest review!

The product I’m reviewing today is called Revlon ColorStay Aqua Mineral foundation. Typically $13.99 at drugstores it’s a bit expensive, but it was 75% off at my local CVS and I couldn’t resist picking it up :)

One of my favorite parts about this foundation is it comes with a little brush included in the lid! This makes it super convenient if you travel a lot or tend to lose things like me! The included brush was actually pretty high quality, surprisingly, and I really didn’t notice a difference between that and the one I usually use.

The foundation looks like a fairly typical powder foundation….so why is it called “aqua” foundation?? I had assumed it just meant it was moisturizing/non drying. However, it literally feels like you’re putting water on your face! It’s so bizarre, and definitely took some getting used to.

The foundation blends really well also. I tried to leave a sharp line here so you could see the foundation swatched on my hand. It looks a lot lighter than my skin, and that’s because my face is a lot paler than the rest of me. The foundation has a slight shimmer in it, which doesn’t bother me at all, but if you’re rather particular about your foundations you may not like that.

This is me wearing the Revlon ColorStay Aqua Mineral foundation on the left side of the picture, bare skin on the right. As you can see, the left side has less shine and redness than the right, and also less of an undereye circle.

I would consider this to be a light coverage foundation. It lasted for about 7 hours on me, which I thought was pretty good. It feels really natural, and hasn’t caked or anything even if I layer it a lot. Overall, I would recommend it if you’re looking for a foundation that won’t dry you out and looks natural. I think it’s great for summer because it’s always good to go light on the makeup when it’s hot out!

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Don’t forget to visit Monica over at Glitz ‘n Glamour Makeup!

Guest Post: Review and swatches of MAC Quite Cute collection

MAC’s latest collection Quite Cute was released earlier this month on April 7th. I have a weakness for pastels so I picked up a few things from the collection. I also picked up a Gold Deposit Mineralize Skin Finish. It’s a part of the other collection released this month from MAC, Bronze Everyday. I was almost out of my favorite foundation MAC’s Pro Longwear (NW50) so I picked up my second bottle. I am addicted to it. It lasts longer than any other foundation that I have tried. I just set it and forget it, I’m good for ten or more hours. Amazing!

Check out the pictures and swatches of my haul.

Guest Post: 5 Tips on Applying Mascara the Perfect Way

This guest post comes from the fabulous Peachy over at All Girls Stalk, one of my favorite lady-centered sites. When you visit, tell them B sent you! Interested in writing a guest post for Clumps of Mascara? Email your ideas to Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

5 Tips on Applying Mascara

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Mascara is probably considered as a staple in makeup for many. However, only few of us know exactly how to apply mascara. Here are some tips I would like to share:

1. Flexi Wand

Bending the wand (not too much!) a little bit is the first thing to do. You can bend it at any angle that you feel comfortable with when applying.