I have always loved Asian beauty gadgets and in its latest summer 2008 collection, Shiseido’s Maquillage brought us the Mascara Combing Remover, a mascara-removing device that works even on waterproof mascara while conditioning your lashes.
Unlike traditional mascara removers that work like a mascara, the Mascara Combing Remover comes in a twist pen design with a comb on the top. This means no more pushing the wand in and out of the tube and having residue go back into the tube after you have removed the mascara plus you can actually clean the comb and wipe off mascara bits with a tissue – how hygienic!
To use the device, simply twist the back of the pen a few times and wait for the remover to get dispensed onto the comb. Next, comb your lashes as if you are applying mascara. Wait a minute or two for the product to dissolve your mascara and wipe off with a cotton pad. No rinsing is necessary.
I have had a couple of mascara removers that came with a wand but sadly, they all failed miserably. I am definitely going to pick this one up and report back. If you have this, let us know how you are liking it!
Skin Genesis, a line targeted at women in their 30s, is L’oreal’s latest creation. The line uses patented Pro-Xylane™, a “superior naturally-derived molecule so small it can penetrate skin’s surface layers” along with Hyaluronic Spheres to strengthen the upper layers of skin for stronger, smoother and more toned skin.
The 2008 BET Awards took place at Los Angeles this Tuesday. While some celebrities sizzled in hot, uber bright colors like pink and yellow that contrasted their darker skin tones, others proved that purple is still HOT this season! My personal faves are Cassie and Rihanna. What do you guys think?
Overall Trend (summary from MAC Pro)
This fall, the seventies are back! According to Gordon Espinet and Tom Pecheux, “Seventies clubby” and “Glam rock fantasies” will be the main theme for the eyes. This means lots and lots of rich metallics on the eyelid. Look at celebrity icons like Cher and Diana Ross for ideas on eyeshadows. Eyebrows will be boyish and lashes mascaraless to soften up the look. Skin will be on the light side yet structured. Lips should be matte and drenched in wine shades.
Unlike East Asians, South Asian and Arabic brides do their makeup very differently. The look is dramatic and bold with lots of brights colors. I had a brief chat with the super awesome London-based makeup artist Angela Holthuis and scored a few pointers for you ladies.