Posts Tagged ‘mascara’

Lashes to Die For

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

The name ‘Lashes to Die For’ is a bit extreme, but I must say this conditioning mascara makes a lasting impression.  One of the many reasons I am a fan of Beautyfix, is because it provides the opportunity to try products I otherwise might not be aware of. My main go-tos in the beauty department are bb cream, mascara and lip gloss so I was quite happy to find that pretty much all 3 were available in this season’s Beautyfix and I couldn’t resist to try a conditioning mascara!

I have very little lashes to work with, so I was eager to try out a product that seems to do it all for your lashes. Peter Thomas Roth Lashes to Die For Mascara is the best of both worlds. It not only works for grooming purposes but it also nourishes the lashes.

Spring is here and it’s time to ditch the clumped, old mascara and get a fresh tube. Most mascaras contain an antibacterial agent in the formula that protects your eyes from bacteria for around 3-6 months. Your risk of getting an eye infection from old mascara increases the longer you wait to throw it out. Don’t risk it, get a new tube and try something new! This is the perfect lightweight mascara to add to your spring beauty arsenal. With a clump-free application, Peter Thomas Roth mascara enhances your lashes by providing length and protecting lashes from becoming brittle. It creates more of a natural look and actually improves the health of your lashes the more you wear it.

Sound too good, to be true? Why not give it a shot and tell us what you think!

Beautyfix Spotlight: Redpoint’s MegaLash Mascara

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Source: Flickr user .Michi.

All of our Beautyfix members mean so much to us, and when you say something, we listen. You’ve been asking us every season to give you one thing, and that’s mascara. Now you can try what we feel is the best mascara for everyday use: MegaLash Mascara by Redpoint, a brand dedicated to delivering anti-aging benefits in all of its beauty products.

I was definitely very cautious at first, because I hadn’t heard much about Redpoint. But the line impresses me with every new item I try! My first beauty product from Redpoint was the NOC-Out Concealer compact from the first season of Beautyfix—and now I SWEAR by it. It’s one of the best concealers I’ve ever used. From bronzers to mascara I haven’t found anything from this makeup line that I don’t like. The best thing about Redpoint cosmetics is that each product has effective anti-aging benefits and is hypoallergenic. Each of Redpoint’s makeup formulas is designed to smooth fine lines, firm and give you a more youthful appearance. Who doesn’t want makeup that also makes you look younger?

I’m so excited to have Redpoint’s MegaLash Mascara in this season’s kit because it truly does work wonders. My lashes are short, light and very thin to begin with, so it’s been hard to find any mascara that actually does its job. I was completely shocked to see that it only took one swish and my lashes were fully coated with a blacker than black hue. Another swipe across my lashes and the mascara application was done—and and volumized, silky lashes was the result. MegaLash mascara is also formulated with conditioning antioxidants for a super rich, glossy look increasing your lash volume and length. Another plus is that it’s long wearing, so there’s no need to apply again after a few hours and it doesn’t flake off. The number one thing that I hate about most mascaras is that they don’t come off well with remover, but MegaLash was a pleasant surprise. No flakes and no mess when taking it off. Beautyfix fans, rejoice:  we’ve found the best mascara for anyone of any age. Lash mission accomplished.

Halloween Makeup Tricks and Treats

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

By Liz W

Flickr.com user  jessicaflavin

Flickr.com user jessicaflavin

Flickr.co user Faithful Chant

Flickr.co user Faithful Chant

Even if you don’t know the first thing about how to apply makeup and prefer to go au naturel during most days, Halloween is a time when a bare face just won’t do. For those of you who shudder at the thought of high pigment shadows and false eyelashes, here are a few makeup tips and tricks to easily achieve your Halloween look.

The cat eye is a look that goes with almost any costume, whether your costume is sexy or scary, the cat eye can be modified to fit them all.

For a sweeter face, like a fairy or school girl, use a liquid liner to define the top lash line and extend the line past the corners and slightly up. Then blend a light shimmery shadow on the eyelids and apply a darker shade to the creases to create definition. If it’s glitz you’re going for, lightly dust some iridescent glitter over your eyelids and cheekbones for a seductive sparkle.

If you want a darker look that is more twilight and less twinkly, use the same first steps, but skip the glitter and deepen the crease shade which creates instsant sultriness. You can also use a small liner brush and line the bottom lash line with the same darker shadow. The trick is to blend, blend, blend, and don’t expect it to look perfect right away. If any shadow falls under your eyes a little liquid foundation will clear it away, giving you a flawless, professional makeup application.

Finish both looks with a fun set of false lashes applied right against your real lash line. To make them look more realistic, apply a thick coat of mascara to both your real and false lashes.  Pretty much any Halloween costume goes well with a smokey cat eye, just decide whether it’s innocent sex appeal or sultry splendor you want to achieve and tweak it to fit your look.

Discover the Best Beauty Products with Beautyfix

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Who knew glamour could be so grueling? But hey! Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was your Beautyfix kit. Here’s a sneak peek at how we pick our Official Beautyfix Selections so you can discover the best beauty products. Let the judging begin!

Massive breakouts, lipstick that looked and tasted like it belonged to your grandmother in 1955, mascara that smudges with every blink and hair products that produced results only Danny Zuko could appreciate—oh, the things we do for beauty.

So who can you thank for making sense of all the products in the world? Our panel of beauty industry experts, led by Nicole Cardi, former buyer at Fred Segal Beauty and now Beautyfix’s Brand Director, selflessly devote themselves to anything and everything beauty so only the best of the best arrives in your kit.

[So many products to choose from!]

So many products to choose from!

Once brands have submitted their products for consideration, our panelists rate, review and get up close and personal with the products—literally. The hairstylists bring the products into the salon to see how well they work with what they already use and to get additional feedback from their clients. The makeup artists test them on models at photo shoots to see how well they can hold up. The doctors research the medical aspects while

the product developers focus on the effectiveness of the ingredients. Once the winners have been separated from the losers we make our Official Beautyfix Selections!

[Step one - touch and smell everything]

Step one - touch and smell everything

Cardi is so dedicated to sorting through all these products that she’s turned her house (bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and all) into her second office—she’s botched more than one meal after she mistook a hairspray for PAM. But at the end of each season (they do this 4 times a year!) and many, many tests, it’s always worth it because you get to break out of your beauty box and experience new products and find new favorites.

[So many products to choose from!]

What will the next Beautyfix bag be?

What do you think is the best beauty product?