mymomfoundmypreviousaccount  asked:

Hey! Do you have any tips for removing mascara/ eyebrow makeup without losing any lashes/ eyebrow hairs? My eyebrows arent thick anymore!

Mascara, Eyeliner, Brow Pencil, Brow Gel… We put our eyes & face through a lot to get gorgeous looking makeup. Whilst some makeup is still prone to smudging and moving about all over the place, nowadays technology has meant that makeup is both incredibly long-wearing and difficult to remove and that’s not even necessarily waterproof products…

Layer Waterproof Products

If you insist on wearing waterproof, long wearing products try layering them on-top of regular, non waterproof products. Applying a coat of regular mascara and then a waterproof mascara means that the waterproof mascara will grip onto your regular mascara and not your lashes, making it easier to remove. This also works well for eyeliner and brow products too. As for lashes, tubular mascaras work really well if you want waterproof mascara without lash damage, just hop into the shower, and gently use your thumb and index finger to “wiggle” off the mascara (it will come off in tiny little tubes)

Use an Oil

We’ve often been taught to keep oil as far away as possible from our faces, but oils are actually one of the best things for your skin. When dealing with stubborn eye makeup an oil really is the best way to go as waterproof products are designed to withstand water, not oil. Just massage a cleansing oil (regular olive oil does the trick too) over your eyes and into your lashes to help break-up makeup. If you’re not a fan of directly using oil on your skin try an oil-based makeup remover like Trilogy Very Gentle Makeup Be Gone Cleansing Balm.

Double Cleanse

After removing the bulk of your makeup with an oil (or good makeup remover) it’s a good idea to go in with another cleanser, this will remove any oily residue and help to balance out your skin and leave it feeling fresh and clean. I’m a big fan of micellar waters because they’re gentle, yet effective (you’d be surprised at how much makeup is left on your skin from your first cleanse after using this) Bioderma Sensibio h2o is my preferred micellar water.

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I never posted this here! 

So like, my friend Jaidy and I are kinda obsessed with this musical, Razia’s Shadow.

And the official studio recording has Brendon Urie in it and his character is like this leader of like this dark and demonic kind of place and I just can’t get the image of Brendon Urie dressed in like a black general’s uniform with black eye liner smudged all over his eyes out my head. I’m so in love with this musical. I wanted to try something art nouveau-ish.


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Annabelle Eyeliner Reviews

Hey guys, this is a review on two of the Annabelle eyeliners- the Kohl liner and the Smudgeliner. Both are really inexpensive and you can probably purchase them at any drugstore (although Walmart would be cheaper). Both come in many colours ranging from the neutrals, like black or brown, to vibrant, bright colours like blue or purple. 

Annabelle Kohl Eyeliner

The one I have is the green one- 109 Lotus. The label says it is hypo-allergenic. I’ve had this for a while now but hardly ever used it. This is why:

  • Hardly any pigmentation
  • Not creamy at all
  • Does not glide on easily
  • Doesn’t last long

Here is a swatch:

As you can see, it’s not that pigmented, which I don’t like.

I’m not sure if the neutrals are any better, but I also have the purple one (lost it unfortunately) and it pretty much sucks just as much, so I suggest testing it out on your hand before purchasing. There are many other drugstore liners that are a lot better than these ones, though I’m not sure if there are as many colors. 

Don’t think that just because these ones suck that the Smudge liners are crap as well! In reality….

Annabelle Smudgeliner Eyeliner

I have this one in Atomic Surf, a really nice turquoise color. It comes with a smudge brush at the end (I lost the cap of mine :( ). The label claims it is ophthalmologist tested.

This eyeliner is actually one of my favorites ever because

  • It’s suppppeerr pigmented
  • Really creamy
  • Slides on beautifully
  • Has an extremely subtle metallic shine to it which brightens up the eyes
  • The smudge brush that comes along with it helps smudge it out, making a really nice smokey effect
  • Lasts quite long, for a couple of hours, by itself. Would last really long if you set it with powder!

Look how pigmented it is!!!!!!!!!! :D (especially compared to the kohl liner right next to it….)

Again, I don’t have it in any neutral colors but I definitely love the one I have. Usually, I would wear this on the bottom lash line, with either white or black on the water line (depending how dramatic I wanna be) and a black liquid liner to line the top. Top it off with mascara and your eyes will look beautiful! I will definetely try out the different colors once I have time to get it and let you all know how it is! 

Thanks for reading and I hope I helped you! xoxo- Melissa


Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks

Okay, dirty little secret of mine…I’m AWFUL at doing eye makeup. With regular eyeshadow I always come out looking like I just lost a fight. That’s why I’ve been obsessed with Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick Eye Colour for months now! Not only do they make it so easy, they also double as a liner too! Smudge a bit on your lids and spread with a brush and you’re done! Obsessed. The best colors, the least amount of time, one of the best makeup investments. Who says caviar is only for eating?

Xo - Naya


There are some looks that never get old. The beauties of the past show us that looks always re-appear and NEVER let you down. 

Bangs or Fringe: Anna Karina and Audrey Hepburn rocked the bangs both chunky and baby. It always gives off a retro- sophistication. Plus, up do’s always looks so much more put together. 

Black Liner: Sophia Loren with her extreme cat-eye to Brigitte Bardot’s smudged around the rim liner, black liner is classic (no matter the shape.) Even just a touch on the lower lash line adds fullness and shape. 

Strong Feature: Dorothy Dandridge’s strong angled brow and Marilyn Monroe’s signature red lips can carry a look on their own. Having a focus feature allows you simplify a look by having one strong point to notice. Good brows aren’t a new trend, learn from Dorothy’s arch. Study it. Live it. 


set of 4 pairs:

Set of 20 pairs:

Set of 40 pairs:

i love the parts of me i’ve always hated only when i see them in other people. gapped front teeth, lisps, thick eyebrows, uneven bangs, chipped nail polish, smudged ink liner, cloudy black bruises, paper knife finger cuts. hand-me-down baby doll parts held together with crayon and glue. raggedy ann girls, yarn hair and cotton skin. every imperfection another badge on our girl scout sashes. 

This is one of the oldest tricks in the book and how makeup artists made gel liners back in Old Hollywood. It really fills in the holes in between your lashes and gives you an intense smudge like a kajal liner or grease paint. It’s super simple and easy, but if you’re a minor please get adult supervision.


  • A kohl eye liner pencil from your local drug store. 
  • An open flame {a lighter is nice because it’s portable, but you can also use a candle or a gas stove top}.


  1. To slightly liquefy it, hold the tip of the pencil in the flame for one quick second. Don’t even say one Mississippi!
  2. Wait 15 seconds for the pencil to cool down. It gets really hot so you have to let it cool down then always test it out on the back of your hand before you go anywhere near your eye!!
  3. Roll it a little on the back of your hand to mold and keep the tip pointed while it’s becoming a solid again.
  4. Sweep the liner along your upper + lower lashlines as well as your inner waterline if you want to make your eyes even more piercing.

MAKEUP TUTORIAL: Coral-Glam Spring Makeup
Where: American Country Music Awards
When: April 6, 2014

FACE: Her makeup artist ensures Taylor has flawless, fresh-faced skin.
1) Use a medium-coverage foundation. Also concealer/powder if necessary
2) Swipe a pinky-peach blush across the apples of your cheecks
3) Highlight above the cheekbone with a slightly shimmery highlighter

Recommendations: Covergirl Outlast Foundation ($10), NYX Blush in Terra Cotta ($5), and TheBalm Highlighter ($24)

EYES: A trendy blue smokey eye is on-point for spring!
1) Start by lining your upper lashline with a black gel-liner pencil (get thicker as you go toward the outer corner). Avoid lining the inner corner of your eye.
2) Take a turquoise-blue pencil and go over your black liner, using it also to line the outermost ¾ of your bottom lashline.
3) Smudge out the liner with a sponge or brush to get a slight smokey effect.
4) Apply two coats of a lengthening mascara.

Recommendations: Jordana Black Eyeliner ($2), Trish McEvoy Eyeliner in Arabian Nights ($24 - Exact), and Covergirl Clump Crusher ($9)

LIPS: No red lips? Taylor surprised us with a lovely coral pout.
1) Prep lips with a balm or light lipliner
2) Apply a slightly orange-toned coral lipstick for Taylor perfect pout

Recommendations: Elizabeth Arden Lipstick in Tropicoral ($25) or Revlon Lipstick in Kiss Me Coral ($5)

Do you guys like these kinds of tutorials? Let me know! And send pictures to @swiftscloset on Twitter if you tried out this makeup tutorial.


Makeup & Skincare on Teen Wolf Season 4

1) Stila Color Outside The Lines Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Set | $25 
2) Stila Color Me Glossy Lip Glaze Set | $28 
3) Murad Renewing Eye Cream | $75 
4) Murad Pomegranate skin care [item unknown]
5) Murad Oil-Control Mattifier with SPF 15 | $39.50 
6) Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel [shades unknown] | $22 
7) Anastasia Clear Brow Gel | $22 
8) Anastasia Brow Pro Palette | $88 
9) Anastasia Brow Wiz [shades inclue Brunette, Chocolate & Caramel] | $21 
10) Brett Brow Duo-Shade Brow Powders [all shades] | $18 
11) Brett Brow Eyebrow Brush | $18 
12) Brett Brow Tweezers | $18 
13) Royal & Langnickel SILK Synthetic Hair 12-piece Set | $119.99 
14) Royal & Langnickel Majestic Brushes | full set 
15) Royal & Langnickel Soft-Grip Brushes | full set 
16) TEMPTU AIRpod Foundation | $45 

Note: I’m not aware of what products are used on which cast member

all photos by therealmakeupbytc

#IMATS day 1 #makeup breakdown - brows- all #stila smudge stick liners in mint julep, turquoise & cobalt. Eyes- @sugarpill paper doll loose eyeshadow with @litcosmetics afternoon delight glitter on top, applied with @shopvioletvoss violet’s secret weapon. In the crease, #sugarpill’s poison plum pressed eyeshadow. Black liner is lots of @urbandecaycosmetics perversion gel liner, cleaned up with @sephora black liquid liner. Lower lid and waterline covered in @stilacosmetics canary smudge stick. Top lashes are Sugarpill Dewdrop and Baby Dewdrop, stacked. bottom lashes are Sugarpill Imperial lashes. For skin I concealed a little where needed with #urbandecay weightless complete coverage concealer in medium-dark and then used their ultra definition powder foundation in medium, finished with their setting spray. For blush I used @tartecosmetics Blushing Bride & for lips @milanicosmetics brilliant shine lipgloss in Pink Lady! Glitter & tiny hearts are nail decorations, used at my own risk. 💖

#litcosmetics #tarteCosmetics #milanicosmetics #QueenOfBlending

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Halloween Look #1

Matte Pigment x Crispy Street Fashion

The first of my five part Halloween series is a collaboration with crispystreetfashion, a fashion blogger from the Bay Area. I’ll be posting a Halloween look every Friday this month along with my regular beauty looks posted on Mondays. Make sure you follow me on Instagram to get sneak peaks of my upcoming Halloween looks. xx




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