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Curling Lashes September 26, 2007

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Perhaps you are one of those who never curl their lashes after applying mascara in order to keep from ripping out lashes or getting too crimped of a look. You might be surprised that many advise curling only after applying mascara. And vice versa.

There are two theories when it comes to curling lashes.

Curl then Mascara

Supposedly, you get a more natural curl and avoid ripping out your lashes.

Mascara then Curl

Because the wet mascara will take out all the curl if you do it first.

Hmm … this is quite a pickle! Or is it? I’ve come to the conclusion that it works best to do both. I curl my lashes before mascara, holding the curler tight for a few seconds at the base of my lashes and another curl, closer to the tips. Then, after applying mascara, I do a quick curl, usually just at the base. =)

And, in case you’re wondering, yes, water proof mascara is very good at holding curls (more wax in it), and no, curling mascaras really don’t do all that much.

 

Autumn Color Palette

Autumn is here! Time to put away those bright summer colors and bring out the rich, deeper tones for fall. Some color ideas:

Cheeks

Deep, burnt peach shades and more neutral, sandy colors.

Highlight

Try a gold shade. I LOVE shimmer powders from Bon Bons. They have a bronzy gold color that is perfect for fall. They’re only about a buck at Wal-Mart. Apply lightly with a fluffy or fan brush for a subtle glow or gradually build for a little more color. You can also add shimmer into your moisturizer or foundation for all over glow. Just be sure that the powder is very, very fine so that you don’t look like you have glitter all over your face.

Nails

All shades of brown (try Shimmering Bark by Petites), burnt peachy colors (Iced Spice by Revlon), orangy retro reds, deep ruby reds, jewel blues, purples, and greens (HOT colors for fall).

Eyes

Jewel purples, blues and greens, deep peachy/apricot colors, buttery yellows, and classic brown or black smokey eyes.

Lips

Put away the light pinks and play with some deeper pink shades, reds, and sandy colors. But of course, always do a neutral lip if you’re doing a dramatic eyes.