eye makeup
Sep 10, 2013Style
Clarins ‘Graphic Expression’ Fall 2013 – Eyes [In Our Makeup Bag]

Clarins ‘Graphic Expression’ Fall 2013 – Eyes [In Our Makeup Bag]

The new shade of palette, Forest, features a typical Fall palette of greens and browns which makes me crave a Pumpkin Spice Latte (anyone else?).

Feb 28, 2013Style
Make Them Eyes Pop! [CC Beauty Live]

Make Them Eyes Pop! [CC Beauty Live]

I love colored shadow; I think it can be so fun and a lot more noticeable than neutral shadows, however, I understand that most people tend to gravitate towards neutral shadows, so I only use a little bit of color for you guys so it's simple and non-intimidating.

May 8, 2012Style
Ellis Faas Light [In Our Makeup Bag]

Ellis Faas Light [In Our Makeup Bag]

As for the formula, Ellis Faas says, "Although liquid, they dry upon application to create the illusion of metallic eyes", but suggests that you can also use them as a highlighter.

Apr 22, 2012Style
CC Beauty Live: Review Session!

CC Beauty Live: Review Session!

You can rock a cat eye during the day or at night. You can wear it alone or paired with eye shadow. It's versitile and perfect for when you want to add a little flare to your look.

Jan 10, 2012Style
In Our Makeup Bag: theBalm Meet Matt(e) Palette

In Our Makeup Bag: theBalm Meet Matt(e) Palette

Matte eyeshadows (no shimmer, no sparkle, flat color) are an extremely useful tool. Although they seem rather boring, they add depth and can really make your eyes pop! theBalm is a fave brand of mine, and their eyeshadows always impress me. Therefore, I couldn't wait to try out their palette filled with nine totally matte eyeshadows!

Jan 1, 2012Style
CC Beauty Live: Eye Popping Makeup

CC Beauty Live: Eye Popping Makeup

I love black eyeliner and white eye shadow, but I particularly love them together. I was on Pinterest the other day setting up my "CC Beauty Live Inspiration" board, follow me and CollegeCandy and you can pin stuff at us!

Dec 5, 2011Style
The Craziest Eyeshadow You’ve Ever Seen

The Craziest Eyeshadow You’ve Ever Seen

I feel bad for the male gender 90% of the time. Mostly because I see them as the lesser sex..but hey don't we all? Another reason I feel bad for them is that they don't get to use make-up. That's not an airtight statement, but for the most part foundations, shadows and lip shades are left for us girls. But with this great gift of makeup comes great responsibility that some have chosen to abuse.

Nov 29, 2011Style
In Our Makeup Bag: Make Up For Ever Wild & Chic Best Of Set

In Our Makeup Bag: Make Up For Ever Wild & Chic Best Of Set

Make Up For Ever is a regular here on Makeup Bag, and with good reason -- their products are fab! They make professional-quality makeup that is accessible to the masses. I count their HD Microfinish powder, Smoky Lash mascara and Aqua Creams amongst some of my fave products, so imagine my excitement when I discovered that you can get all their best in one set!

Feb 27, 2011Style
CC Beauty Live: NYX Palette Review

CC Beauty Live: NYX Palette Review

Do you remember getting those gigantic makeup kits for your birthday or a holiday? You know, the ones with the cheap lipg loss and eyeshadows, and those tiny lip brushes that never seemed to work right. Well, I recently got a more updated version of that: the NYX Box of Eyeshadows.

Feb 20, 2011Style
CC Beauty Live: To Match Or Not To Match?

CC Beauty Live: To Match Or Not To Match?

You always hear beauty experts say, "Don't match your makeup to your outfit." I disagree. I think as long as you don't look like one of Rainbow Brite's sprites threw up all over you, then go for it. What's wrong with a little coordination?

Jul 25, 2010Style
CC Beauty Live: The Daytime Smokey Eye + 50th Episode Surprise!

CC Beauty Live: The Daytime Smokey Eye + 50th Episode Surprise!

Sometimes daytime makeup can get boring. And sometimes daytime in general (like when you're at a dull internship) can get really, really boring. And that is when it's time to make a change (hello, Michael Jackson reference) and add a little more oomph to your look.

Jul 7, 2010Style
In Our Makeup Bag: My Smokey Classics by Lauren Luke

In Our Makeup Bag: My Smokey Classics by Lauren Luke

What it is: My Smokey Classics Palette by Lauren Luke Why this should be in your bag: If you've never heard of Lauren Luke, listen up! She got her start by posting makeup tutorials and is now the 2nd most popular Youtube user in all of the UK!

Jun 3, 2010Style
CollegeCandy (Beauty) Quickie

CollegeCandy (Beauty) Quickie

So summer's officially here which means it's time to pack away those close-toed shoes and always flattering turtlenecks and pull out the short sleeves, the rompers, and the summer sandals.

Jan 30, 2010Style
From CollegeFashion: Bright, Awake Looking Eyes

From CollegeFashion: Bright, Awake Looking Eyes

I am not a morning person. Never have been, never will be. And it shows on my face in the form of dark circles and tired eyes. Even though I always want to crawl back into my comfy bed and get more rest, I know that with a touch of the right makeup I can instantly fix that problem.

Dec 10, 2009Style
In Our Makeup Bag: Covergirl Lashblast Mascara

In Our Makeup Bag: Covergirl Lashblast Mascara

Why this should be in your bag: Cuz Drew Barrymore says so in the commercial. Okay really though, while this is what initially enticed me to buy it (who doesn't trust Drew?), homegirl was right. This mascara is under $10 (awesome),it’s waterproof (fantstic), and the brush is packed with tiny bristles to make sure that every lash is covered (hollaaa!).

Nov 21, 2009
CC Beauty Live: Mascara For YOUR Eyes

CC Beauty Live: Mascara For YOUR Eyes

As I was going through the mascara aisle at my local Rite Aid, I saw the same old blacks, dark blacks, super black blacks, and midnight blacks that I usually set my big green eyes on. Then I stumbled upon green mascara for green eyes! I thought it was a little strange, but I was intrigued so I tried it out.

Sep 5, 2009Style
CC Beauty Live: Naked Eyes

CC Beauty Live: Naked Eyes

If there is one thing I hate about eye makeup it's that there seems to be only two options for daytime: swiping on the mascara for a casual look, or doing it up so that you look like you're about to go clubbing. Where's the in-between?

Jul 25, 2009Style
CC Beauty Live: Wake Up Make Up

CC Beauty Live: Wake Up Make Up

So you just spent ten minutes of your morning de-puffing your eyes with spoons fresh from your freezer, but your eyes still look tired and small. What's a girl to do? No fear, just use these super simple tricks to make your eyes appear bigger, brighter, and more awake!

Aug 16, 2007Style
Smokin’ Hot: Your Guide to Sexy, Smoky Eye Makeup

Smokin’ Hot: Your Guide to Sexy, Smoky Eye Makeup

When it comes to eye makeup, I know no boundaries. Neutral eyeshadow colors and understated mascara have no place in...

Aug 6, 2007Style
Faking It: Fat Lashes

Faking It: Fat Lashes

My name is Diana, and I’m a mascara junkie. In addition to touching up my Almay retractable eyeliner numerous times...