Got an hour or two to get beautiful in the morning before you head to work? Of course you don’t! But with some savvy planning and smart product choices, you can leave home looking polished and near perfect -- even when you’re slipping your shoes on as you head out the door.more>>
Got an hour or two to get beautiful in the morning before you head to work? Of course you don’t! But with some savvy planning and smart product choices, you can leave home looking polished and near perfect -- even when you’re slipping your shoes on as you head out the door. more>>
As the updated saying goes: If eyes are the windows to the soul, then your lashes are the curtains.
But don’t fret about decorating! It's easy to have wow-worthy lashes when you choose and correctly apply the mascara that’s right for you. To do this, you must first know what type of lashes you have and what type of look you want to achieve.
Choose the Right Formula
Not all formulas are created equal. To give wimpy lashes a boost, you’ll want to choose a volumizing formula or one with fibers that thicken lashes by encapsulating each in a tiny tube. Want longer and thicker lashes? Try layering. I sometimes apply a coat or two of a lengthening mascara followed by a swipe of a fiber-based volumizing formula.
Waterproof mascara is a great fix for those times when you’re likely to shed a few tears -- like your best friend’s wedding or when you’re giving an acceptance speech for your best-actress Oscar. Since it can take a little more rubbing to remove waterproof mascara I use it sparingly even on these occasions. My budge-proof lash trick is regular formula on the top lashes, and the waterproof version on the bottom.
Practice Application Smarts
To pump up your lash ends doesn’t require pumping the wand into the tube. It won’t give you more pigment on the brush; rather, by pushing air into the tube you will dry out the product, so you’ll have to replace your mascara more frequently.
Instead, practice a technique I call “the swirl.” Spin the wand in the tube and slowly pull out, leaning the wand to one side as you do. Wiggle the brush against the roots, then pull through to the end. If you apply mascara only to the tips, you’ll weigh them down and they’ll start to droop in an hour or two.
A better strategy to play up tips is colored mascara. Plum will make brown, green or hazel eyes pop, while a deep indigo will give blue peepers extra drama.
*DISCLAIMER*: The information contained in or provided through this site section is intended for general consumer understanding and education only and is not intended to be and is not a substitute for professional advice. Use of this site section and any information contained on or provided through this site section is at your own risk and any information contained on or provided through this site section is provided on an "as is" basis without any representations or warranties.
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked robber who held him and his wife at gunpoint. The incident happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of West Homestead Drive. Policemore>>
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked gunman who attempted to rob him and his wife at their home.more>>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on bymore>>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.more>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andmore>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.more>>
Fox 8 WVUE-TV
Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125