Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Crayons: Color Outside The Lines.

An eye trend that is sweeping across the industry right now is the waterproof eye shadow pencil. These chunky pencils are part eyeliner, part eyeshadow and all the rage! You have the simplicity of a pencil and the flexibility of smudging it into an eyeshadow with the reliability of a waterproof. Here is how to utilize this gift from the beauty gods!
  • Line and fill. Line your eye as usual with the chunky pencil. Then, fill in your entire lower lid.
  • Smudge and Blend. With an eye liner brush (in a pinch you can always use a Q-Tip as well), smudge the liner, blending it out to soften.

It is honestly that easy! You will look smokey, sultry and in a look that will last all day in two simple steps!

Lala xoxo

Friday, January 13, 2012

Faux Flirting: How To Apply False Lashes.

Have you ever flirted with the idea of wearing false lashes but had no idea how the hell to put them on? Look no further ladies for this intimidating application is as easy as one, two, three! 
 Fitting and Trimming. If your false lash strip is wider than the shape of your eye (and it always is) you will trim your lash strip to fit the shape of your eye. Trim your lash from the inside of the strip. A good rule is that your lash strip should begin 1/8th from the inner tear duct.
Glue it. Place a thin line of adhesive to your lash strip and wait 30 seconds to let the glue slowly settle so that it is not too runny or too thick.
Adhere it. Using tweezers, grab the middle of the lash from the tip of the lashes. This is better than your fingertips for you can truly get a better handle on your application without the width of your fingertips getting in the way. Place your lashes on, concentrating on the middle of the lashline to create an anchor then securing to the outside, then securing the inside.
Finishing touches. Now, using your fingertips, press your lashes and the lashes together after they have dried for about 10 seconds. Add mascara to finish the bond and cohesiveness of your natural lash and your false lash.
Voila! Bat those lashes ladies and try not to stop traffic too much if you can help it..
Lala xoxo

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Quick Eyes: Simply Purple.

Eyeshadow always looks so complicated. It is one of those things that looks like rocket science but truly is more bark than it's bite! Here is my favorite "looks like I spent and hour on it" 5 minutes eye looks..

Prime it! Apply eyeshadow base all of your lid. Bonus points if you find an eyeshadow primer with a little bit of built in eyeshadow that is cream shimmer colored. Primer kills two beauty birds with one stone..it creates an even looking canvas for your eyeshadow to lay and also keeps your shadow from creasing throughout the day.
Color it! With a Medium Eye Shadow brush, sweep your plum color all over your lower lid and then blending it along your crease where your bone is.
Highlight it! Take a light Eye Shadow color and sweep it under your eyebrow arch.

Add some liner, mascara and get on your merry way! It's simple and yet when you are finished looks as if you spent the better part of a decade creating it!

Lala xoxo