Posts Tagged ‘wand’

TBD QUICK TIP: LASH PERFECTION

photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

This little tip takes less than 5 seconds yet give a huge payoff {I cannot tell you enough how maaaajor it is!}. There isn’t a single day that goes by that I don’t do this on myself or on my clients. Unless you’re going for spider lashes, you HAVE to first wipe your mascara wand on a tissue or the back of your hand every day to minimize the superfluous product before it gets on your lashes and creates clumps. It is the only way to build volume in layers without everything becoming a hot mess. (more…)

MASCARA WANDS: DO THEY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

photos + post by amy nadine

If you’ve always wondered if the type of mascara wand you use is important, this experiment is for you! I coerced my assistant Carissa to model again and to make sure that the only variable was the wand, we used the same formula mascara (L’Oreal Telescopic) with each wand, did exactly two coats of each and completely took it off in between applications. The results may look subtle but to me are maaajor!

  • PLASTIC COMB: You can see it really separated the lashes from each other, gave a dark color payoff and lengthened them.
  • NATURAL BRISTLES: The wand created a soft + light look, which I’m equally a fan of, especially when hanging with your honey and want “pet-able” lashes (revisit our dating makeup post here). And it made them look fuller + more voluminous.
  • PLASTIC BRISTLES: This wand kind of married the two above by creating dark, long + full lashes! Very interesting! The only downside is they are stiff (not soft + pet-able).

NIGHT CLASS

photos: angelaandithyle.com post designed by Kristin Ess

The curling wand has become quite the popular tool! We showed you how to make your own from a curling iron HERE and we got a LOT of positive feed back from you guys! Here are a couple helpful things you should keep in mind when using your curling wand… (more…)

PRETTY PROJECT

photos by Kristin Ess, post created by Kristin Ess

A lot of you guys have said you have a hard time using a curling iron with a clamp and end up with crimp marks. Hopefully most of you have been practicing with Lauren’s help in this video, but for those of you who just can’t make friends with the curling iron clamp, this project is all yours.

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