Monday, March 14, 2011

I love luscious eyelid hairs

I'm slave driving my guests....  Brett is at my studio setting up the most perfect lighting a makeup artist could dream of.  I can't wait for it to be ready!  Erinn is cleaning up after him; it's quite an ideal set-up really.  Alsooooooo, Erinn's video is ready!!  I did a bronze smokey eye, with some light lavender highlighting, and some serious eyelashes (Erinn has the longest eyelashes I've ever seen on anyone!).  We've also established a winner for the best VOLUMIZING mascara...  Cover Girl Lash Blast.  It's a bit of a chunky applicator brush, which takes some getting used to, but it really volumizes the lashes without clumping; so if you like a dramatic lash look, this is the mascara for you.   The mascara's we used as our test subjects can be seen here...  

A plethora of lashy goodness
Our top 3 picks are as follows:
  1. For Added length and definition:  Rimmel Lashmaxx Mascara.  The teeth on the comb are super close together, and the wetness of the mascara allows for great definition and added length.
  2. For added Volume:  Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara.  As I mentioned previously, this was the winner in terms of adding some dramatic volume to a gal's lashes.  It's buildable, and dramatic when you get to those second and third layers...  I wouldn't recommend letting the coats dry between applications, just 'til it's tacky, to prevent clumping.
  3. For a lil' of both:  L'Oréal Voluminous mascara...  It's like the mac'n cheese of mascara's...  The comfort food for your lashes.  Very easy to put on and can be layered with little hastle.
    • Want some major drama??  Use a volumizing mascara (like #2 or #3 mentioned above) for the first layer, then use Rimmel's Lash Flirt mascara for the second layer....  There's something about the brush and rich pigment of this mascara that makes your lashes super dramatic as a second (and 3rd!) coat to a volumizing mascara...  It's a trick I discovered, and one that I will be sticking with.  It's only for the lash whores out there though...  I'm a big one.

And now I present Erinn's video debut!  I changed my mind with what I wanted to do for the eye look half-way through the application, but that ends up working well for the purpose of showing my readers out there that you can easily switch it up without having to start over!  Behold:

Underpants go under you pants.

xo T


  1. Erinn (the test subject)March 14, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    The mascara reviews involved a TON of makeup remover and starting over and over. It is essential. If i was stuck on a desert island, I would want mascara. If I only had 5 minutes to get ready, I would want mascara.
    Thank you Thea for fixing my brows. They have never looked better. Never.