April 25th, 2011
If mascara streaks, clumps and runs are making you look more raccoonish than ravishing, it's time to get dipped.
We tested the first-in-Canada LashDip semi-permanent mascara and almost alarmed ourselves at how polished we looked at 5 a.m. on Sunday morning.
The hour-long process involves curling and painting the lashes with three or four layers of a black gel-like product that is 100 per cent hypoallergenic and non-damaging to the natural lash (unlike lash tints or perms).
Lasting up to six weeks, it's perfect for beach holidays, sunny weekends, and summer workouts—when it'll be you who's running, not your mascara. —SB
$125/upper lashes, $45/lower lashes, $45/refresh, exclusively by appointment at Noir Lash Lounge, www.noirlashlounge.com
September 14th, 2009
Earl Grey, Grey’s Anatomy, Grey Gardens, Grey Goose—just a few of our favourite grey things.
Now add to the list a golden tube of Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils in sublime grey. With the subtlest hint of sparkle to catch the light, the new deep slate shade was created to coincide with the charcoal revival happening in fashion right now. The effect is softer than black and less blah than brown. In keeping with YSL’s winning formula, it’s clump-free, flake-free and, unlike most mascaras, smells deliciously pretty.
Who says going grey is a bad thing?
$36 at Holt Renfrew, 737 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver, 604-681-3121, www.holtrenfrew.com
November 17th, 2008
Eyelashes are the new cheekbones, so when we heard about Estée Lauder’s new TurboLash All Effects Motion Mascara, we couldn’t wait to wield the wand.
Here are our tips to perfect peepers:
1. Unscrew the top and giggle as the wand softly vibrates in your hand.
2. Let the bristles gently gyrate through your lashes emulating the wavering hand of a professional make-up artist.
3. Blink once, bat twice, and stare into the mirror at your new self. Not only did we feel like Twiggy circa 1966, but JLo and her mink lashes that have nothing on us.
And though it may vibrate, don’t worry about stashing this device under the bed.
TurboLash All Effects Motion Mascara ($38) is available at Estée Lauder counters.