Ali - Syracuse University

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Dec 10, 2009

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 19, 2009

In Our Makeup Bag: Dior Skinflash Primer

Is it just me or is there another "revolutionary" new makeup product introduced every freaking day?! Just walking into Ulta or Sephora (or even Walgreens!) sends me into fits of hysteria, reaching for the nearest brown bag to regulate my breathing. It's all so overwhelming. But how can you know which product - among the sea of thousands - is the best?

Nov 5, 2009

Makeup 101: Stop Fearing Lipstick!

As a little girl, lipstick was always the first item I’d reach for in my mom’s purse. I always watched her swipe a little across her lips and look instantly beautiful. I wanted to look beautiful, too. And now that I'm actually old enough to be wearing the stuff...well, lipstick scares me.

Makeup 101: Wash Away Your Halloween

Last year for Halloween my best friend and I dressed up as Ernie and Bert, complete with yellow and orange face-paint. Can you say ‘hottest costumes ever’? The guy I was hooking up with didn’t seem to think so. I had seen him out earlier in the night and when we texted later to meet-up (read: hook-up) he said, “I’m on my way over. Wash that sh*t off your face before I get there.”

Makeup 101: Save Your Skin from Winter Weather

The cool days are officially starting, and here at Syracuse that means the cold days are just around the corner. I can just feel the winter depression setting in, and my skin feels the same way. My hands are already dry and eczema is surfacing. Yeah, I think that definitely makes someone wanna hold my hand…if that someone also happens to have winter lizardy skin.

Makeup 101: Plum Crazy

One of the trends I'm most excited for this fall is the return of the bright, bold, purple eye. I know it sounds scary and overwhelming, but you you can wear violet hues without looking like Barney. Just look at all the models doin' their thang during Fashion Week!

Oct 1, 2009

Makeup 101: The Makeup Site of your Dreams

Everyone knows that Sephora and I (and have been going steady since I was 15, but we’re currently on the rocks. There’s a new makeup store in my life, and it’s name is Yup, although Sephora was the love of my life, I just can’t control my feelings for this much better beauty stop that recently rocked my world.

Sep 24, 2009

Makeup 101: Is Mineral Makeup For You?

It’s no secret that I love Bare Escentuals Mineral Makeup. I ban myself from going in the store because I simply can’t control my credit card when in the presence of such amazingness.

Sep 17, 2009

Makeup 101: Add Some Antibacterial To Your Life

Okay, so I don’t know about all of you but I am pretty worried about getting sick at this school year. Here at SU, school officials are predicting that half of the students will probably get some form of the flu. And that includes the Swine variety. Yikes! If you’re anything like me you’re probably a little worried (Read: freaking out and considering becoming a hermit).

Sep 10, 2009

Makeup 101: Great Lashes, No Prescription

So by now you’ve probably seen the commercials for Latisse, the eyelash enhancing prescription that makes your lashes fuller and longer. While amazing lashes would be wonderful, the side effects are... umm...scary. Darkened eyelids and pupils? Potential hair growth wherever this stuff touches? Yeah, ruining your face is definitely worth some longer, fuller lashes. Pause. Not.

Aug 27, 2009

Makeup 101: Fall Scent Preview

Upon receiving my September Vogue, I settled in with my 587-page magazine to read about the excitement of the fall fashion world. The only problem being that the magazine’s actual writing doesn’t begin until page 207 (no joke). Luckily, the beautiful ads for Oscar de la Renta, David Yurman and Diane von Furstenberg are more exciting than words could have described

Aug 20, 2009

Makeup 101: Say Goodbye To Ingrown Hairs!

So I realize it is mid-August, and that means that it's taken me pretty much all summer to get my bikini shaving to a level of perfection. As someone with sensitive skin, I am often prone to razor burn and the dreaded ingrown hairs. If you have ever had an ingrown hair you know that they are painful, unattractive, and pretty tricky to get rid of.

Aug 13, 2009

Makeup 101: Find Your “Tone”

Want to look absolutely perfect all the time like Hollywood’s biggest celebrities? Get a makeup artist. Makeup artists know that...