Skip to main content

Try This!

This is a tip that I heard a while ago yet I don't see many people do it when I watch beauty videos on Youtube.

We all know the heartache of mascara transferring to our eyelids and potentially ruining the eyeshadow work. Bonus tip: if this happens to you wait until the mascara dries then remove the product with a qtip. This usually happens when we're working with a particularly wet formula like the ones from L'Oreal. So what do we do to prevent that? Apply mascara to our lower lashes first.

Many moons ago, the international trainer at a M.A.C In Mode class I attended made reference to the "mascara face". He said: "stick your booty out, tilt your head back, open your mouth and make that mascara face". 😂 Whether that was just for dramatic effect I dunno but I do know that the combination of applying mascara to my lower lashes first plus slightly tilting my head back while applying to my upper lashes has greatly decreased my mascara mishaps.

Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara applied - www.modenmakeup.com

Let us know your mascara application tips in the comments.

Popular posts from this blog

Sunday Riley Good Genes versus Drunk Elephant T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

If you're an avid YouTube watcher you've probably heard about these products. Both brands blew up on the skincare seen in short order as expensive, but effective. If you're like me you quickly began to wonder: which is better? Short answer: it depends.


Long answer...

I've mentioned Good Genes a few times before on the blog. This 'all-in-one lactic acid treatment' is raved about by the likes of Stephanie Nicole and Caroline Hirons.

From the box: "Deeply exfoliates the dull surface of the skin for clarity, radiance, and younger-looking skin. Visibly brightens the appearance of age spots and discolorations. Instantly plumps the look of fine lines and wrinkles in 3 minutes*

*Clinically tested and proven to significantly improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles in 3 minutes. Results obtained via profilometry analysis.

With Key Ingredients:

Purified Lactic Acid: One of the most hydrating Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), Lactic Acid exfoliates the surface layers of t…

It's A Dupe!

Long time no dupe.

Corny? I know. I try.

Faithful readers would have seen me rave about the Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector, a.k.a Face Cement, numerous times. Well, we have a dupe: The Make Up For Ever (MUFE) Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer. I knew it instantly. So instantly that I've used the MUFE twice and decided that it's ridiculous to keep both since they are the same.

You can read all about the Becca primer in the link above so I'm just going to talk about the MUFE version here.

swatches straight from the tubes swatches blended out
Can you tell which is which? No? Well, neither can I.
From the MUFE site -  "Details: STEP1 Skin Equalizer triples the power of your foundation: easier application, optimized makeup result, improved wear. STEP1 is the range of skin equalizers developed to refine, smooth and even out. Our exclusive Equalizer Complex delivers 3 key actions:

- APPLICATION : makeup goes on seamlessly
- RESULT : optimized color & finis…