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Lash Mania Reloaded

My experience with Essence mascaras is slowly getting more and more in depth and to date my favourite Essence mascara would have to be big pink tube, award winning Essence I Love Extreme in comparison the Essence Lash Mania Reloaded False Lash Mascara does not quite live up to my love of that one but it is by no means bad.

Lash Mania Reloaded

The brush and bristles are very flexible with 6 seperate bristles which seperate and comb lashes individually very well, however if you have curled your lashes before applying the mascara then the wand happens to straighten your lashes out and making the curling process rather redundant. The formula of mascara is of medium wetness (its not super wet nor is it incredibly dry) and I think this is why this happens, it does undoubtedly increase the length of lashes and it builds well upon the second coat applied. I wouldn’t recommend a third coat as this is when lashes start to comb together into one.

I do like to thickness and length it provided to my lashes but I would still rather buy the I Love Extreme over this Lash Mania as my lashes are naturally very straight and I like to have a bit of extra curl to open my eyes up. With everyone having different lashes, just like we all have different hair types,  this is not the mascara for me in terms of what I look for, but if you have very curly lashes naturally and are looking for added length and good separation then I would say that this is the mascara for you.

Essence is available at Clicks, Dischem and Medirite pharmacies and this mascara retails for R53.95.

x flea143

 Disclaimer – This product was given to me as a gift. This has in no way altered my view of the product in anyway.

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Lucious Lashes

IMD LASH FACTORf eyes are windows to the soul then eyelashes are undoubtedly the window frames. As a makeup artist and general makeup lover I know that mascara can only do so much. The trick to beautifully coated lashes is to be blessed with dark, long, curly, luscious eyelashes already but sadly, this is not the case for us all. There are temporary solutions like false lashes which always make a difference but can be a pain to apply/keep on and then there is always eyelash extensions which work well for some but from having them applied once I was never comfortable with them although they looked nice.

Fortunately MD Lash Factor has an answer which is an Eyelash conditioner with many active ingredients to promote hair growth of the mysterious eyelash hair. MD Lash has created a stir both locally and abroad from driven results from using the product, being voted as Product of the Year in 2011 by real consumers; the purpose of the award is to guide consumers to the best products available in the market and reward the manufacturers and innovators for designing such innovating and useful products.

The MD Lash Factor was designed by Dr. Susan F. Lin in the USA with the aim to assist the growth of eyelashes by applying a coat to the top lash line of the formula which sends a  signal to the lashes to grow fuller, thicker and longer. It has been a huge success with post-chemo therapy hair loss which includes the loss of eyelashes and the MD Lash assists in the growing the patients eyelashes back to their former glory and even sometimes better than before and people in general who are unhappy about fullness, length or thickness of their own lashes.

What ingredients make MD Lash Factor unique?

  • MD Lash Factor Cytokine Complex provides lashes with signals necessary to develop fuller, thicker and longer looking lashes.

  • Thitaine, a powerful mushroom derived peptide, to protect and nourish your lashes to develop their fullest potential.

  • Unique ingredients for longer, fuller and thicker looking lashes

What are the benefits of using MD Lash Factor?

  • Physician formulated

  • Ophthalmologist tested

  • Safe for contact lens wearers

  • Safe for sensitive eyes

  • 95% of users report thicker, fuller, longer lashes in 30 days.

Using MD Lash Factor is simple – once you have cleansed and done your night time skin routine (and removed contact lenses – if this applies to you) simply swipe a small thin line of the product above the base of the top lash line like applying a liquid liner. One swoop per eye per day is enough to encourage eyelashes to grow fuller, thicker and longer. If your skin is very sensitive to active ingredients it may tingle slightly but nothing unbearable. While you sleep let the MD Lash Factor do the work and in the morning cleanse, tone, moisturise as normal. 30 days is when the majority of the clinical trials reported seeing results but it is recommended to use this product continually for 2 – 4 months for the best maximum result.

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MD Lash Factor is available at selected clinics and salons nationally and retails for 3 months supply R900 or 6 months supply for R1,400.

I will be doing my own extensive research on how this product helps me and my lashes. Check back soon for an update!!

For more information visit MD Lash website or follow them on Twitter.

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Disclaimer: This product has been given to me for review purposes. This has not altered my view of the product in anyway.

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#RUBYWOO, HOW ARE YOU! 💄💄💄💋

Hey there gorgeous.

Recently I went to a dear friends wedding. So I thought I would show you show you how I did my makeup.

So many makeup artists say you should have one focal point on your face. And generally they’re right. But there is one look where you could pull off strong eyes and strong lips. And that’s when using Red lips.

This is how I do it…

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First, it’s all about contouring and highlighting and of course blending it all properly.

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Then I add a shimmery highlighting eyeshadow in the corner of my inner eyes and on the brow bone. After that I apply black eyeliner and set it with black eyeshadow on my lower lash line.

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I then added a darker shade of eyeshadow on my outer eyelid and blending it to the crease. Giving it a slightly smokey effect. After which I add eyeliner with a tapered brush and an eyeliner paint pot. Of course I shape my brows. Brows are the frame of the face, the face is the picture. So I always shape my brows. As thick, as thin as I want.

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I then finished off with falsies and the famous Rubywoo MAC red lipstick!!!

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In a nutshell, I used KRYOLAN foundations, INGLOT eyeshadows and of course Rubywoo lipstick.

I love wearing this look when going out. It’s strong, yet feminine. 💋

Have a fabYOUlous day!!!

MuchLuv, BeBlessed
Sandylashxx

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MAC’s Heavenly Creatures Makeup Collection

Hey Pouters!

I’m sure you’ll join in on my excitement that MAC is releasing another collection of products to try soon. Packed with mineralize eyshadows, blush and skin finish collection was inspired by outer space and universe as beautifully illustrated campaign shots show and product names prompt. Full of beautiful colours, hues MAC Heavenly Creatures Collection will hit the stores in July.

MAC Mineralize eyeshadow comes in nine beautiful colours streaked with complementing hues. Aurora, Neo Nebula, Sky, Water, Universe Appeal, Bright Moon, Invincible, Magnetic Attraction and Earthl offer shimmery browns, purples, blues and greens with occasional pops of silver and gold. Also for eyes the collection offers a False Lashes mascara and three makeup brushes.

Created to give cheeks the glow, MAC Mineralize blush offers gold, pink, bronze and amethyst hues streaked with different shades of gold.

MAC Skinfinish offers a range of sparkly compact powders in shades of brown, bronze, gold and pink named Star Wonder, Earthshine, Center of the Universe and Light Year.

The range of lipsticks are featured in pink, red and beige hues in glae and lustre finish in Cut a Caper, Cusp of Dawn, Pleasureseeker, Venus and Fire Sign.

Cremesheen glass comes in brighter hues including pinks and corals and reds in Celestial Kiss, Glaxy Rose, Meteoric, Astral and Strictly Plutonic.

The collection also includes a makeup remover – Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser, a scrub – Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator, an eye cream – Mineralize Charged Water Moisture, and gel – Charged Water Moisture Gel.

The names alone, never mind how amazing the colours are, just makes me want to buy THE WHOLE SET of these products! My kit will need a revamp to take on all the new Cape Town faces I will be ‘making up’ in the months to come.

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MAKEUP CLASS 4 – With Sandy On EYE SHAPES

Hey there!

Ready for the next Sandylashxx class?

Let’s get straight into it.

Todays “lesson” is about EYE SHAPES

The books would tell you:  The principal of emphasizing, bringing forward into prominence, and diminishing or move back with light or dark tones can be used for your advantage to improve difficult or irregularly shaped eyes.  Use of vibrant colors, tones of the shades picked and contrasting textures enable the skillful makeup artist to correct or deflect interest from the eye’s fault.

The profile and frontal view of the eyes should always be considered and difficult eyes not seen as a fault, rather as a  challenge to present to their best advantage.

Eyes may be emphasized, enlarged and opened with ivory colored highlighters for evening or fashion effects, and with white shader for photographic work.

SEVERAL FORMS OF EYESHADOW

  • CREAM, OIL BASED – It spreads easily and blends well, but it needs to be set with a powder.
  • POWDER – Compressed powder with added moisturizer providing a ‘cling’.  It’s staying power is good, but it may feel tight on very dry skin.
  • WATER COLORS – A cake eyeshadow applied with a wet brush to give long-lasting finish, with depth of color stronger than that of powder.
  • CRAYONS AND PENCILS – Soft wax pencils which are easy to apply without dragging the skin, but needs to be blended very well.

THERE ARE 8 DIFFERENT EYE SHAPES.

1) DEEP SET EYES

The eyes may be brought forward with a pale or pearl color, blended in an oval around the upper and lower lids.  The overhanging brow bone should be shaded as a fine line spreading to wing along the crease.  The arch of the brow can be emphasized with a white or cream-colored pearl shadow, also repeated in the center of the lid.  Usually no eyeliner is needed, but a fine pointed upper and lower false lashes may be applied for increased definition on a younger client.

2)  ROUNDED EYES

The entire upper lid may be highlighted with a pale tone.  In a full lid socket emphasis may be softly applied to form a sweeping curve, echoing the brow line.  A fine dark line, or more brightly colored shadow line can be applied close to the lashes.  The arched line of the brow can be accentuated with a pearl white or ivory toned highlighter.  A medium tone of the general shade may be applied at the outer corner to lengthen the eye shape and give an attractive profile appearance.

3)  SMALL EYES

Color the entire lid with a bright but soft tone to enlarge the eye area.  Accentuate the center lid area with a more definite and slightly contrasting shade, blending in to give fullness to the lid.  Echo the brow line with a soft sweep of color in a deeper but harmonizing shade.  The outer lashes may be emphasized with mascara and for the younger client, false lashes may be applied to the outer corner.

4)  ORIENTAL EYES

Commonly found with Asian women.  Try to create the illusion of a natural eye.  Highlighter under the brow bone.  Shade of color used in the area to create a ‘crease’.  Medium color directly placed on the lid closer to the lashes.  Eyeliner may be applied extending outwards to create the effect of a larger eye.

5)  ALMOND SHAPED EYES

Known as the perfect eye shape.  Its top to bottom in proportion.  Eyeliner can be used in any way.  If you have smaller almond-shaped eyes then use lighter frosted colors.  If you have larger almond eyes, you can use dark, matt colors.

6)  OVERHANGING LIDS

The inner corner may be highlighted with a soft light color which can be repeated under the lower lashes.  The overhanging lid area can be subtly shaded to diminish its prominence with a matt textured, deeper toned shadow.  The under brow area may be highlighted to deflect interest from the overhanging lid.  A stronger line of the color close to the roots of the lashes may be applied, adding vitality and definition to the eyes.  Lashes may be emphasized with mascara to form a natural appearance.

7)  CLOSE SET EYES

The entire orbital cavity area (eye socket) should be brought forward with a pale colored, soft textured shadow in a slightly oval shape.  A winging sweep of a slightly darker shadow may be applied commencing as a fine line, broadening into a wider curve.  Under the brow area it may be highlighted with a bright iridescent shadow to give a contrast of textures.  The sweeping brow line can be reinforced with fine, long individual false lashes applied to the outer quarter of the lash line.

8)  PROMINENT OR HEAVY LIDDED EYES

A sombre but rich shade of shadow should be applied to the upper lid to diminish the prominence of the eye.  The shape of the eye may be redefined by illuminating the brow bone in the area to deflect interest from the protruding lids.  This color may be reflected under the lower lashes, depending on the overall fulness of the eye in profile.  Natural lash emphasis is sufficient definition as over heavy or curled lashes increase the rounded and prominent appearance of the eye.

STRUGGLING WITH PUFFY EYES?  

BAGS is caused by puffy tissue.  It may be disguised by using a lighter shade of foundation in the crease.  A darker shade of the foundation should be applied to the puffy area to diminish their size.

DARK CIRCLES UNDER THE EYES?

These may be successfully disguised by using a white/orange concealer cream.  Apply sparingly over the darker areas.

DON’T GET CONFUSED BETWEEN THE TWO.  Dark circles under the eyes are very obvious.  You may have a combination of both.  Practice and see what method works best for you.

COLORS SUITED FOR ALL EYE COLORS AND SHAPES

Grey, taupe and browns.  These are great basic shades to work with no matter what your eye color is.  One exception to using browns would be for a more mature woman with grey hair.  Softer tones of blues, pale grey and lavender is much more flattering in this instance.  Black eyeshadow can be one of your most versatile colors depending upon the application technique employed.  Don’t just think of black as just stark black, it can be used alone to create a soft smokey effect or to achieve stronger definition.  It can be used under any other shade where a deeper tone is desired.  *tip*  Use orange/red eyeshadow to blend out black.

IRIDESCENT DUSTS (fine, loose powder) 

Used in conjunction with flat/matt shadows, can achieve various degrees of pearlized effects.  To active extra pearly or for softening and changing color tones, used with any of the eyeshadows, including the cream based ones.  Iridescent dusts are also effective for highlighting the eyes or other areas of the face, in addiction to mixing well with blushers and lipsticks when an iridescent glow is desired.

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Here are some *visual tips and ideas* on eye makeup techniques…

Hope this helped you in one way or another.  Remember to look at the other ‘CLASSES’:

makeup class 3 facial shapes

makeup class 2 foundation & skin

makeup class 1 application, foundation, concealers

MuchLuv♥

Sandylashxx

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