“Girls, be very, very careful where you get your eyelashes done!!” Megan Rixson tweeted. “I genuinely lost my sight for 2 hours.”
One major complaint of going this route is that it’s prone to clumping, but if you find the right product and develop an expert hand at application, we’re sure you’ll be more than pleased with the results. An expertly applied set of lashes can yield major results and they last for a substantial amount of time if cared for properly. It’s important to enlist a skilled technician who knows what length and type of lash will work with your natural lashes.
Teen Tylah Durie suffered a severe allergic reaction when she tried to tint her eyebrows and lashes at home. After an attempt to tint her eyebrows and lashes, 16-year-old Tylah suffered an allergic reaction to at-home dye that left her “looking like a frog,” in her words. Until she landed in the hospital, Durie had no idea that she was even allergic to Paraphenylenediamine (PPD), a common ingredient in dark hair dyes.
Which is why I was curious when I received an invitation to Winks Eyelash Boutique in Toronto, Ont. to try out eyelash extensions at their new Queen Street West location. When I arrived for my appointment, I immediately told my eyelash technician, Joanna, that I probably have the shortest sparsest eyelashes she’s ever seen. After I removed all traces of my eye make up (a very important step to ensure the eyelash extensions adhere properly), I turned around to face Joanna.
Whether you’re curating a new makeup collection or you are just looking to keep up to date with current trends for a fraction of the price, these 10 items will update your makeup bag without breaking the bank!
Where has this been all our lives!?In the fall of 2017, Rihanna will be launching her own beauty line in a $10 million partnership with LVMH.According to WWD, Rihanna is working with the Kendo division of LVMH to create Fenty Beauty by Rihanna.The singer has previously launched a limited edition collection with M.A.C cosmetics called RiRi Hearts in 2013 and a Viva Glam lipstick in 2014, but this will be her first full cosmetic line.“Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is a beauty rocket ship that will appeal to a huge and diverse global audience,” says David Suliteanu, CEO of the Kendo division of LVMH. “We’re aiming for the stars.”We sure hope so! Here are 10 things we hope to see in Fenty Beauty by Rihanna.
Senior beauty editor Joanna Douglas picks out the best budget-friendly mascaras. (Photo: Henry Leutwyler) As a beauty editor there is one question I’m asked the most — by friends and strangers alike: “What’s the best drugstore mascara?” One of the potentially germiest beauty products, it’s best to toss mascara after six months, so shelling out on pricey designer wands isn’t ideal for everyone. Seeking glam, amped up lashes from an affordable tube?
This weekend at the Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2016 show in Milan, models walked down the runway taking selfies with the attendees. “Be part of this unique fashion moment!” the announcement over the runway read. From high fashion to Hollywood, selfies are longer just for tweens and Kardashians. With all that picture taking and sharing, cosmetics companies have scrambled to make HD-quality products to keep up with the unforgivingly clear camera technology. These days, selfie-enhancing beauty products have replaced their HD-quality predecessors. You’re not worrying about how clear your skin looks — you’re also worried about the luminosity, the external lights, and of course, the #likesforlikes. Kylie Jenner’s makeup artist, Ariel Tejada, who she discovered on Instagram, tells Yahoo Beauty that you need to start with great skin for a perfect selfie beauty look. “All the women I work with have amazing skin already,” he says. But even if you’re not a household name with 37 million Instagram followers and a livestream dedicated to yourself, you can still reap the benefits of selfie makeup. CoverGirl, in fact, recently told the New York Times that the brand uses iPhones to test foundation finishes.“To take a proper selfie, you want to diffuse the flash of the light or the light around you in order to put your best face forward,” Jerrod Blandino, co-founder and CEO of Too Faced Cosmetics tells Yahoo Beauty. The youthful niche brand launched a palette of Selfie Powders ($36) this year, which comes in three different shades that act as “filters.” He recommends looking for products that have light refracting and fracturing properities because they give a blurring effect, like a filter. And you don’t have to worry about wasting your selfie-specific makeup on days when you’re feeling especially self-promotional. “In most office buildings you are under synthetic lights,” Blandino notes. It turns out using makeup that refracts the light from your florescent bulbs on the ceiling is flattering in person too.Celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta, who credits Instagram for helping him promote his work with celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Shay Mitchell (both noted selfie aficionados), also advises finding natural sunlight to directly hit your face when you’re taking selfies. “Try finding a window and standing directly in front of it,” he advises. “The wall colors around the windows also play a big factor in getting the perfect selfie. I personally look for white walls because I feel like when other colors reflect on makeup it makes it look complete different from what I intended.”If you’re ready to take the perfect selfie, check out these 17 products that will enhance your shot:Related:How to Take a Selfie According to ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’Filter-Mimicking Makeup for a Selfie-Ready Look10-Must Have Beauty Products for the Selfie Obsessed
This season, clumpy lashes are actually a good thing. This fall it may be time to rethink your mascara strategy and put clumpy lashes — a typical “makeup don’t” — on your must-try list. The recent Spring 2016 Marc Jacobs runway was all about slept-in spider lashes — Francois Nars himself said “the bigger the better,” piling on between four to six coats of the brand’s Audacious mascara add powder in between so lashes would stick together. “It’s funny, I’ve been trying to push this on people forever,” celebrity and runway makeup artist Yadim tells Yahoo Beauty.
What is it really like to get eyelash extensions? For a long time I’ve considered getting eyelash extensions. I wanted lash extensions that weren’t totally noticeable. Thankfully, natural, full lashes are something that Morgan Hawes, the owner of Primp Daddy in New York City, specializes in.