Check out this incredible list of tips for everyday makeup! There are similar lists floating all around the internet, but this is a pretty comprehensive list and is sure to have at least a few things you didn't and NEED to know!
Of course we at Salt City Lashes are always most interested in the tips that help your eyes POP!
A few days ago, the website Byrdie posted an article entitled "The Best (and Worst) Makeup for Eyelash Extensions"
In their article, they list a lot of great tips for getting the look you want without ruining your lashes as well as some helpful links to products for purchase.
I am a big fan of eyeliner and I didn't even know that an eyeliner pen was a thing! I myself use a soft pencil, but am careful to avoid the lash line so as to not get gunk in my lash extensions. I sometimes use powder, but I just can't say no to a thick and bold cat eye.
What looks do you love with your extensions?
About a year ago Cosmopolitan Magazine posted a great article on their website about lash extensions. It's called 12 Things I Wish I Knew Before Getting Eyelash Extensions. There is a lot of great information in this article as well as descriptive visuals of styles, curls and lengths. Check it out. These are the types of questions we at Salt City Lashes field all day long with our clients. If your lash artist does not know the answers to all of these questions, you need a new lash artist.
Meet Maya. She is a licensed Cosmetologist who recently joined our group of skilled lash artists at Salt City Lashes. Maya has extensive training in both classic and volume lashes and has a keen eye for detail. Book with her and you won't be disappointed! We are so glad to have her at Salt City Lashes!
Fall eye makeup is all about bold lashes and definition. To create a defined line, draw slowly with a fine-tipped eyeliner to “ensure maximum control and precision,” says Moani Lee, global brand ambassador for Hourglass Cosmetics. “Gently lift your eyelid and buff ... liner along your lashline and in between your lashes,” she adds. Top off with mascara or false lashes for a very Angelina Jolie look.
(Credit: Getty Images / Anthony Harvey)
Article and photo by AMNY.com
Come into Salt City Lashes today to get a beautiful set of eyelash extensions to finish of this smokey eye look. Who doesn't want to look more like Angelina Jolie!
I love everything about this article:
Breakthrough Breast Cancer ambassador Kerry Rubins has her false eyelashes at the ready for next challenge
26 September 2014
by Eleanor Perkins
Miss Rubins, pictured, who has been fundraising and campaigning for the breast cancer charity for more than seven years, will set off for the eight-day challenge on Friday, October 10 in a bid to defeat the 2,430 metre mountain.
While others on the walk have said they will be taking Compeed for blister protection and Batchelors Cup a Soup to keep them going, Miss Rubins said: “The one thing I can’t leave behind is my false eyelashes. If I’m going to collapse with altitude sickness, I want to look glamorous. I would take my hair straighteners but my partner reminded me there wouldn’t be any electricity.”
Kerry Rubins, who conquered The Great Wall of China in 2012, will now take on Machu Picchu in Peru
Miss Rubins has embarked on many personal challenges, dressed in pink, raising nearly £100,000 which has been in support and memory of her dear friend, Julie Mortimer who died in 2010.
She said: “This charity is very dear to my heart. My fundraising is Julie’s legacy and long may it live on.”
Miss Rubins will be one of 24 taking part and joined by five others whom she climbed the Great Wall of China with in 2012.
She said: “I suggested on the last day of China, why don’t we do Machu Picchu in two years time. So when I got back, I set up a Facebook page and asked who’s in.
“Originally 11 of the 14 signed up but we’re down to six comrades. I never knew them before, but we’ve remained friends.”
Miss Rubins has chosen to complete the climb in October due to the low humidity.
She said she will lead the group in a singalong every day and has already asked them to get thinking about their daily song preferences. She will also keep a diary.
She said: “I’m really excited and nervous. I will be relying on a lot of positive mental attitude because I haven’t really had the time to train properly. I exercise three times a week and I have taken up cycling.
“This one is for everyone who has lost someone and everyone who is going through treatment. I just want it to be for everyone.”
Miss Rubins has already raised a astounding £8,000 for the charity via this challenge but would welcome any donations to the cause. She will be taking small gifts out to the Peruvian children including pencils and pads.
To donate contact Kerry on 07708 913976 or visit www.justgiving.com/kerry-rubins23/
Wow... how do you feature the makeup artist for Kim Kardashian and say
you use eyeliner and mascara... c'mon... Strips or individual eyelash extensions!? At Salt City Lashes we pay close attention to eyelash trends and what celebrities are doing. Kim Kardashian is the false eyelash queen.
Here's the article:
Meet Kim Kardashian's Make-Up Artist, Mario Dedivanovic, Who Creates One Of The Most Sought Out Looks In The World
By Kat Ernst (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Sep 24, 2014 05:53 PM EDT
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Kim Kardashian went from headlining media tabloids for sex-tape scandals to eventually gracing the cover of Vogue Magazine. The reality star mogul is best known for her flawless face and precision of makeup and style. With over 19 million followers on Instagram alone and almost 24 million followers on Twitter, we have the inside scoop of the person behind the million dollar face.
Mario Dedivanovic is a master makeup artist that creates flawless facial transformation using ones natural completion, blending, sculpting and highlighting. With 85,000 twitter followers he is amongst the most highly followed makeup artist it the world. His Instagram pages are filled with personal and editorial pictures of Kardashian and his work.
Here are some of his exclusive tips...
For past red carpets and events he has kept Kardashian's makeup simple and feminine with a luminous highlighted look that she is famous for.
"For Elton John's Oscar party, I kept Kim and Kourtney's makeup simple and feminine," Mario revealed on his blog. "I focused on their already gorgeous eyes by adding black liner and mascara along the upper lid and lashes."
Here are some other makeup tips for the less inclined.
Great moisturizers are key. He has stated that he likes the moisturizer line Le Mer. -runs about $160- To create his trademark look.
Mario uses Eye M Glam Highlighting Powder by GIELLA. He uses it all over the skin, usually the cheekbone area and under the eyes.
He lines the lips and starts with the outer corners going inward with a shape that's a bit darker then your natural look. If you put a lighter shade in the center of your lips it creates a larger lip.
Brows are important when it comes to symmetry. Pay more attention to filling in the brows outward. He uses Brow Tech To Go Brow Pencil by SMASHBOX. Remember not to over-tweeze, notice how models always have heavier brows.
Mario also transforms the faces for countless other celebrity's for red carpets, photo shoots and magazine covers. Natasha Bedingfield, Michelle Williams and Christina Aguilera are amongst them.
Additionally Mario holds lectures and workshops for doting makeup artist who also want a piece of his infamous celebrity work. Makeup is a form of art and he is one of the best painters.
I love WebMD. Here's what they say about Eyelash Extensions. Salt City Lashes approves this article :) FYI we have save glues that are formaldehyde-free and medical grade. We get all of our products from ExtensionsForEyelashes.com who buys direct from the manufacture.
The 411 on Eyelash Extensions
Tempted to invest in these luscious add-ons? Here's how to do it right.
By Sonya Collins
Reviewed by Mohiba Tareen, MD
WebMD Magazine - Feature
If you're like most women, mascara is a key item in your makeup bag. Some 65% of us whisk it on our lashes in hopes of making them look longer and fuller. But do you ever wish your lashes were just longer and fuller to begin with?
Your wish might be granted: Eyelash extensions are a growing trend at spas and salons. "Extensions look beautiful when they're done right. They completely eliminate all need for mascara," says Sophy Merszei, founder and CEO of NovaLash, a Texas-based company that certifies eyelash technicians.
Eyelash extensions are individual lashes, made of a synthetic fiber such as nylon, which a professional glues one by one to each of your top lashes. "It is one of the hardest beauty procedures for a cosmetologist to learn. It's like microsurgery," Merszei says.
Using long, pointed tweezers, the tech brushes a single synthetic lash in a dab of adhesive. With another pair of tweezers, she separates the natural lashes to isolate just one. She places the synthetic lash on the natural lash, holding it for a few seconds while the glue bonds. The tech repeats the process, one lash at a time, attaching 40 to 100 lashes per eye. The tech will use several lengths of lashes, attaching the longest artificial lashes to your longest natural lashes.
Eyelash extensions last a few weeks to 2 months and fall out when your natural lashes do. "You should still have 50% of the extensions remaining after 30 days. Then all you need is a little touch-up once a month on the regrowth," Merszei says.
Find a Good Eyelash Extension Technician
Eyelash extensions are relatively new in the United States. The FDA does not regulate the products, and Texas is the only state that regulates the industry.
"Individuals need to advocate for themselves. Is the facility clean and neat? Are the technicians well trained? Does the facility have a good reputation?" says Philip R. Rizzuto, MD. He's an eye doctor and communications secretary for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Merszei recommends you first choose a national brand that certifies technicians, and then find a technician in your area. That way, you can research the training, the products, and who can buy the products. Some brands sell only to licensed beauty or health professionals, so if a salon uses that product, its techs have credentials.
"We get calls and emails every week from people who end up in the doctor's office," Merszei says, "because they had a poorly trained technician."
Unqualified techs might apply lashes to the eyelid instead of the lash, which can cause irritation or even serious injury. Or they might apply several lash extensions to one natural lash, causing lashes to fall out prematurely from the weight. Some may glue strips of false lashes to clients' eyelids with permanent adhesive. All of these are dangerous, improper techniques.
Find a Good Eyelash Extension Technician continued...
"The technician should go through all the risks and benefits of having eyelash extensions" before applying them, Merszei says. The technician should also ask about any conditions you may have that would make eyelash extensions unsuitable for you.
Online, you'll find a lot of conflicting information about formaldehyde in eyelash adhesives. Many adhesives do contain at least trace amounts, as do many cosmetics, including some mascaras. A small percentage of people are allergic to the chemical. Some brands offer adhesives with formaldehyde levels too low for a lab test to detect or trace amounts below the maximum the FDA recommends for cosmetics. Many adhesives are intended specifically for sensitive clients.
Seek brands that openly share this information."I'm not here to talk people out of getting eyelash extensions. But not everybody is a good candidate," Merszei says. "I've had mine on for about 9 years now. I just keep touching them up, and I love them."
Eyelash Extension Tips
Rizzuto offers these pointers for readers interested in eyelash extensions.
Don't confuse semi-permanent eyelash extensions with a surgical eyelash transplant -- a procedure that only a doctor can do.
Eyelash extensions are a spa or salon procedure that takes 2 to 3 hours for the first application, which can run from $150 to $600, depending on your location. Monthly touch-ups range from $50 to about $65.Look for a salon that uses medical-grade adhesive, like the type used to close wounds in lieu of stitches.
Choose a brand that discloses ingredients. Many companies post safety and toxicity reports on their web sites or provide them upon request.
"The biggest concern with regard to eyelash adhesive is whether a person is sensitive or allergic to anything in the glue," Rizzuto says. "She should ask what type of adhesive is used and what the ingredients are. Then she can assess whether or not she may be allergic to any of the ingredients."
Find more articles, browse back issues, and read the current issue of "WebMD Magazine."
Please check out this article. It's hilarious. I totally get this, and if you have had extensions you will too. ONLY forget #10! Eyelash Strips are the gateway drug to individual eyelash extensions. At Salt City Lashes we LOVE doing the first set of eyelash extensions on new clients because we get to see half of these emotions and reactions in person! I love my job.
I would like to start a series on this blog about the art of eyelash extensions. I have a background in art. I used to do drawing and painting before I had kids so I feel that I have an eye for shape, style and proportions. Look at this set of lashes, what do you see?
Clearly they are long, well placed and full. Kudos to the artist. Although... Here's what I see: There are no extensions at all on the inner 1/5th of the eyelid. That bothers me. I like to taper down and do as many lashes as I can so that the black long lash extensions don't just come to an immediate end.
What else do I notice? The lash extensions are so long that they almost touch the lower line of the eyebrow. You need to carefully examine the size and shape of your client's feature before determining what length would be appropriate.
At Salt City Lashes we do so much more than just glue individual eyelash extensions to your natural lashes. We create little works of art. We will help you find the perfect length, curl, and style to suit your style, features and personality.