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Fatty Lash vs. Falsies

16 Mar


I’ve always been a fan of Urban Decay’s Fatty Lash. It feels like such an indulgence, celebrating and promoting fatness for at least one part of my body. And the mascara does plump up my lashes, without making them morbidly obese or gloppy. Fatty Lash also lengthens and defines fairly well, though it really delivers best in the volume department, which is what I like best.

I’ve heard a lot about Maybelline’s Falsies. Whenever my friend Evin wears it, I always complement her luscious, thick, and sassy lashes. I would have loved to make the switch to Falsies, considering the much more palatable price tag ($7.49 vs. $20). For some reason it didn’t work for me – my lashes clumped together and the mascara spread around all over my eye.  I didn’t get the volume or definition I wanted.

I guess the moral of this story is that all lashes are different? I assumed because Falsies worked so fabulously on my friend they’d work fabulously on me. False.



Trick of the trade

20 Sep

On Friday, I went to New York City to play, shop, and eat.  One of my favorite city activities is going into Sephora and, despite large men following you around with walkie talkies, trying on everything!

I was in the Times Squire Sephora, doing my thing, when I met this really lovely make-up artist who was a grad student at NYU but did make-up work on the side. She offered me a free make-over, which I held back my squeals to accept, and I learned a fabulous tip:

  • Put concealer both under and on your eyes. Concealer actually works as a fabulous primer for eyeshadow, and it just brightens up your whole eye. It’s quite miraculous, actually. And it intensifies colors and helps things stay put!

And here are some products she recommended:

  • HOURGLASS foundation. She put this stuff on me and I looked air-brushed. So light and breathable.
  • HOURGLASS eyeshadow. They actually have the prettiest colors and palettes ever.
  • URBAN DECAY eye primer. Duh. This is a cult classic. Put this on your eyelids and your shadow aint going no where.
  • LORAC blush. Light, subtle, feminine, pretty.

Urban Decay for mad cheapz

25 Aug

Once again, I’m going to tell y’all to go to Haute Look because now you can get Urban Decay products for up to 70% off. Wee! Imma get me some eye shadow and their world-class primer…