Ask any number of your girlfriends the one makeup product they would use daily if they had to pick a single item, and there’s a high chance you’d hear “mascara” over and over again. There’s just something comforting about having your lashes perfectly dark and prominent. (Oh, and it instantly makes you look like you chugged a […]
The Kardashian sisters share a well-known love for beauty and the finer things in life. In a blog post on her website, Khloé (who always has her makeup done to perfection) revealed her favorite mascara and it’s from your local drugstore. The youngest of the Kardashian clan (not to be confused with the younger Jenners) credits Maybelline’s Volum’ […]
A pair of British studies has confirmed what most makeup users know: that (a) using out-of-date cosmetics can be risky business and (b) nobody really cares.
Here’s a scenario you may be familiar with: A friend, favorite blogger, or makeup artist raves on and on about his or her holy-grail mascara, a product they’d wrestle a bear over if it were the last tube on Earth.
“I wouldn’t suggest for anyone with a latex or acrylic allergy to get lash extensions—they will absolutely have a reaction to the adhesive. Another thing to keep in mind is how many natural lashes you have.
Mascara has been taking risks lately, from colorful shades to punk rock clumps, but now wet lashes may become the new trend. Why? As Maybelline global makeup artist Yadim explained backstage at Jason Wu, “it’s a simple, easy, beautiful look but there’s a little something to it.”
Flawless skin, defined cheekbones, and poutier lips are just the right product away. The formula is lightweight but hydrating, and is available is 40 shades. There are so many of us for whom mascara is a desert-island product.
Whether you’re a newbie at the whole make up game or you’ve already had your fair share of products, it’s a prevalent fact that mascara is one of the hardest parts of your beauty reason to get right. And by right, we don’t mean the application technique, it’s finding the right product for your lashes. Mascaras might be generally made up of the same composition, but depending upon the size and angle of the wand, they tend to serve different purposes. If you’re testing the waters for the first time or simply unable to find the right product, here’s everything you need to know about the different types of mascara available, beyond the waterproof kind:
The new Marc Jacobs mascaras are like a wardrobe for your lashes. The first magic wand is the Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara ($26), which mimics the look of full, fake lashes. I was instantly reminded of the clumpy look backstage at the spring Marc Jacobs runway show, where makeup artist Francois Nars applied layer after layer of mascara for a morning-after-hitting-the-club look. Next up is the Feather Noir Ultra-Skinny Lash-Discovering Mascara ($24).
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?
Mickey Contractor was the first makeup artist who introduced smoky eyes to Bollywood. Remember Rani Mukherjee’s smoky eyes in Chalte Chalte? The cream color base holds the powder eyeshadow really well and retains it for a longer period. It also prevents creasing of the eyeshadow.
Just about every makeup artist and dermatologist will tell you taking your makeup off before bed is the key to great skin (except maybe Charlotte Tilbury, who told us that she sleeps in her makeup). According to makeup artist Deanna Melluso, who was behind the makeup on model Stacey Louise Grant above, it’s all about a good kohl liner.
With hundreds of millions of female Star Wars fans, CoverGirl is harnessing spokewoman and singer Janelle Monae and the transformative powers of makeup to allow women to tap into different sides of their personalities — namely their dark side and their light side. Taking cues from the cinematography and special effects of the upcoming film “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” (in theaters December 18) CoverGirl’s global creative design director and makeup legend Pat McGrath created seven stunning beauty looks, which can all be created using the brand’s new limited edition StarWars collection. One of these look’s was created on Monae herself. “I am one of the biggest Star Wars fans,” Monae tells Yahoo Beauty. She recalls the first time she saw the films. “I was so taken aback by the set design, the costumes, Princess Leia’s hair, Luke [Skywalker] — this person leading and doing good with his influence. When I saw it, it just stuck with me. Throughout all of my work I have a strong science-fiction element, and George Lucas and his wife Mellody [Hobson], they’re mentors to me. I got the chance to talk to him and ask him so many questions, and I’m just so thankful to be a part of this campaign.”The look McGrath created for Monae is called Resistance Pilot. “Out of the seven characters, she’s the most easy breezy,” says Monae. “She’s daring. For me, I’ve chosen to wear black and white, and every now and again I have a little prestige, a pop of color, and as you can see it’s this bright orange. It’s really good to be inspired by her character and switch it up and take you all by surprise. We have different sides of ourselves, so it’s always great through makeup and through clothing to show off a different side of your personality.”Makeup artist McGrath is also an avid Star Wars fan, which made this project a thrill. “I love everything about Star Wars,” says McGrath. “Waiting for each film, listening to the rumor mill, the costumes, the makeup, everything. It’s just inspiring.” Creating looks that illustrated the dual sides was a no-brainer for the expert. “I knew what to do. I was really excited…The light side is more about metallics and earth tones. The dark side is all about power, geometry, and working with black and metallics.”Aside from Monae’s love of cosmetics (she knows how to work a red lip!), the singer is all about girl power, and feels the Star Wars franchise and its strong female characters has done a great job of furthering that message. “It’s always amazing to have more women in leadership powers especially in science fiction and film… We have so many dynamic women in this world and we all deserve a chance to let our light shine.” The collectable, limited edition CoverGirl collection consists of six lipsticks, three nail polishes, and 10 mascaras adorned with quotes like, “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Click through the slideshow to see all seven of CoverGirl’s Star Wars themed looks and the corresponding products, available in mass retailers now for $5 to $8. Related: CoverGirl Launching ‘Star Wars’ Makeup Collection with Pat McGrathJanelle Monae’s Redefining Sexy
Actresses Lupita N’yongo and Brie Larson have rocked blue accents on the red carpet, courtesy of makeup artist Nick Barose. For Brie Larson at the Toronto International Film Festival, Barose applied a few coats of blue mascara (Barose likes YSL Volume Effect Mascara in 3 Extreme Blue, $32) combined with a blue liner pencil dotted (try Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner in Côte D’azur, $23) along her lash line to give the illusion of a blue lash base.
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.