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Want to get inked?? Try Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eye Shadows

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So there has always been a desire to have long-wearing makeup and now pretty much every major cosmetic line brings out makeup that promises to last and last.  No one wants to work on a look only for it to crease an hour later.

Just in time for this season and NYFW, Maybelline brought out 10 new shades for their new Color Tattoo By EyeStudio 24hr Eye Shadow.  These come in glass pots with black screw caps that look very similar to M.A.C.’s Paint Pots.  Speaking of Paint Pots, they contain 5 gms of product while the Maybelline product contains 4 gms.  The thick-walled glass makes the containers durable and I had no problems with the seal on the cap.  I really liked that Maybelline chose to release a good mix of really bright, bold colours, with some neutrals as well as both shimmer and non-shimmer textures.  They are described as a cream/gel and again the texture is very similar to the Paint Pots. Very creamy and smooth, although the shimmer shade that I tried was slightly less creamy than the matte shade.  They also have really good pigmentation and they can be applied lightly for a sheer wash or more heavily for and opaque finish.  Dry time is pretty quick so that you have to work quickly to apply product to the eye.  Typically for a creamy product that comes out of a pot, I use a stainless steel palette knife but you could also use a synthetic brush or your fingers to scoop out the product!  Maybelline has marketed this new product as just a cream eye shadow, without use a base or in combination of other shadows.  I tested this new item on my upper eyelid, without the aid of a primer or setting with a powder eyeshadow.  I got about 5 hours of wear before I saw the first signs of creasing and it was minimal.  While my eye shadow looked fine for the rest of the day, I don’t think that this will last for 24 hrs.  Which is not a bad thing anyway. Who really needs all that?

Now to the colours!

The first is #35 Tough as Taupe.

Maybelline's Tough as Taupe

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Maybelline Falsies Flared! A review

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Maybelline has been adding to their Falsies line every few months.  I tried both the original and the Black Drama versions. I held off on getting the Falsies, ‘cuz, what else could they do? Eventually, the complusive beauty buyer in me won out.  I passed Go and collected my mascara in Blackest Black.

According to Maybelline, Falsies Flared is supposed to give you thick voluminous, flared out lashes, with no clumping.  The volume is supposed to come from the the Pro-Keratin formula and the patented spoon-shaped mascara wand gives the shape or flare.

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Fashion's Night Out 2011

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Image courtesy of FNO

The prequel to New York Fashion Week is here and it starts tomorrow.  Not only is it in NYC, but it has expanded to cities across the U.S. and around the world.  On September 8th, the fashion and beauty world is going to go mad with lots of limited edition items, parties, special FNO-exclusive events and general revalry!

I am just planning my list of places to hit (shame, I know!), and the FNO website has a pretty cool feature where you can map out your route through the streets of New York.

For more information, including events in places outside of the U.S., check out the FNO website, or follow the hastag #FNO on twitter. Oh, they also have apps for iPhone and Android phones.

A few of the events:

Missoni for Target Pop-Up Shop (EVERYBODY has been waiting with baited breath for this collection)

Target, 1095 Sixth Avenue, NYC; target.com
6:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. {3 days starting Sept. 8}

Collection appears in stores nationwide and online from Sept. 13.

Maybelline New York

Gansevoort Plaza – Little West 12th Street at 9th Avenue New York NY 10014

6-11pm

Makeup artists will provide free mini-makeovers! In honor of Great Lash Mascara’s 40th birthday, guests will receive a free tube of the product (while supplies last)! Maybelline spokesmodels will be on-hand to sign the tubes! The first 300 guests will receive a limited edition Great Lash t-shirt designed by Patricia Field. DJ Chelsea Leyland will perform a live music set from 8-11PM. Post makeover, guests can have their picture taken & upload directly to social networking sites.

SEPHORA Soho

555 Broadway New York NY 10012

Kick off Fashion Week at Sephora—we’ve got the most spectacular beauty events of the year. *Visit Fresh’s Sugar Lip Lounge *Get a personalized hand-drawn Stila Girl illustration and makeover by the Stila Pro Team *Create custom eyelashes by MAKE UP FOR EVER *Meet celebrity colorist Rita Hazan while her Root Concealor transforms into a work of art.

6-11p

Fresh

872 Broadway New York NY 10003

Join Fresh Founders and Daily Candy editors at the just-renovated Fresh flagship store. Get makeup touch-ups and style tips, indulge in mini massages, and discover Fresh Sugar Passion Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 and be treated with champagne, decadent candy bar, and Baked by Melissa cupcakes. Plus, redeem an exclusive DailyCandy Deal for $1 and receive a Fresh Fashion’s Night Out Cosmetic Bag worth $50 and a skincare consultation with a Fresh Co-founder!

6-11p

NARS Cosmetics

413 Bleecker Street New York NY 10014

NARS Cosmetics will host a special evening with Founder and Creative Director François Nars at the NARS 413 Bleecker Street flagship boutique in NYC’s West Village. Silver Odyssey, a coupling of two exclusive products created in honor of Fashion’s Night Out, will be introduced and celebrated with an iconic Guy Bourdin visual that will also be on display at the boutique.

7-9p

I definitely want to check out NARS to see the limited-edition FNO collection.

Where will you be???

LOTD: Easy, everyday work look

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One of the most requested looks is the neutral, everyday look.  Something that makes you look polished for work.  I used my trusty Naked Palette from Urban Decay, but you can use any neutral, close-to-your-skintone colour.  I chose shimmery, bronzey makeup, but you could also use champagnes, taupes, pale pinks, whatever works for you!

Here’s the look!

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So you want to wear makeup…Lips (finally!!)

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Kerry Washington, image courtesy of dailymakeover.com

Here’s my final installment of ‘So you want to wear makeup…‘, your basic, beginner’s guide to makeup.  Lip products are probably the first makeup items that young girls begin wearing.  Easy to use, inexpensive and you feel like you are wearing something, even if it’s a colourless product.

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