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eyelas curler throwdown

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

 

 

The first eyelash curler hit stores in the early twenties and sold for about $5. Since then, the handheld crimper has been reinvented many times over—in precious metals, with built-in heaters, in designer hues, and for much more than a five-spot. But ask any makeup artist and most will crown Shu Uemura’s Eyelash Curler the reigning champ. Beloved for its ability to lift and curl hairs without causing any pinching, the sleek tool hasn’t had much competition to contend with. Until now, that is. Enter Chanel’s new Precision Eyelash Curler, designed by the house’s visionary creative director of makeup Peter Philips. This chic contraption gets a few bonus points right off the bat, seeing as how it is stamped with the house’s iconic logo, but to see if it could truly unseat Shu’s gold standard, we put both to the test:

The Peak Performance: We can safely say that both tools worked extremely well during our mirror analysis, giving our lashes a nice whorl that lasted all day with a few coats of mascara. We found the looped handles super comfortable and experienced zero skin pinching between the two.

The Physical Form: Upon further inspection, we did notice that the Shu curler is heavier and has a rounder head, while the Chanel version is lighter with a broader and wider head. Why this matters: We found it easier to work with less bulk, and the extra inches in width helped capture those stumpy lashes at the outer and inner eye corners. Also, Chanel’s silicone pads seemed to be cushier than Shu’s, which allowed us to apply more pressure to squeeze and bend our lashes.

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Brows on the go

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Tweezer Man Mini Brow Rescue Kit $25. 

Comes with a mini slant tweezer, brow brush and brow highlighter.  Cleverly packaged to fit in your smallest  clutch.

False Eyelashes-the Pros and Cons

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
False Eyelashes by Shu Uemura

False Eyelashes by Shu Uemura

Jennifer Lopez sporting controversial mink eyelashes

Lately I have had a lot of requests for false eyelash application.  They are great in many respects: They can make your eyes look bigger and if applied tastefully they can really make a difference without being noticeable.  People will ask what you’ve done differently.  The only ones I use are the ones below and I still trim them to help them look less uniform.  Individual false eyelashes take longer to apply but they look the most natural when applied after mascara.  These eyelashes can even last more than a day or two if you are careful in taking off your eye makeup at night and use waterproof adhesive.
Eyelash strips are the easiest to detect and in my opinion are only great for Halloween, fun dress up evenings and costume parties.  On the other hand, they look appropriately avant garde on the fashion runways and really do add an edge to your look.

On the down side, false eyelash application can cause your real ones to fall out, they can randomly fall off during the evening and they can feel heavy and awkward.

Basically, my advice is to use a light hand, start at the outer corners and work in towards the nose, not applying them past the mid point of the upper lash, trim them if necessary, always apply after you mascara and never on the bottom lash line.

Duralash Individual lashes for the most "natural" look

Felix Rey’s chic clutches hold everything you need to touch up on your big day

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
Felix Rey's chic clutches hold everything you need to touch up on your big day

Bridal clutches at www.felixrey.com

$200

J. Crew and Essie team up to deliver these pretty shades for summer 2010

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

The Perfect Spring Pedicure: Lucky Right Now: luckymag.com.

At only $8 each, I am getting both immediately.  In J. Crew stores only!

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Lovely Bridal Shop NYC; browse this site (or just go there) and spark your creative energy for an avant garde twist on your St Louis wedding

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

“Lovely” opens today in a West Village townhouse and provides brides with an alternative to the traditional bridal gown search.

Visit lovelybride.com for dazzling & inspirational ideas and images.


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