February 29, 2016

now offering mink lashes!

Gorgeous 100% mink false lashes just arrived in my studio and I'm excited to share them with you!
From natural to dramatic, there is a style to suit your look and mood. These lashes are made from 100% natural fur, which gives them a natural shine, and makes them super lightweight and flexible compared to some synthetic lashes. They can also be curled like your natural lashes, and can be worn up to 25 times! Perfect for your wedding or special event, or anytime you want to be a little extra glam.

Here are the different styles available:

I love the look of mink lashes as they are very fluffy and almost 3D, which makes them appear more natural and of course are so glam!  Each pair comes packaged for proper storage, and comes with a full size adhesive. Contact me at lianne.mascia@gmail.com for more ordering information. 

- Lianne

February 28, 2016

your new primer is from the men's grooming aisle?

I have seen, on more than one occasion, beauty bloggers and instagrammers going on about their new favourite makeup primer, and it's not from a popular beauty brand. In fact, it's not from a beauty brand at all... It's Nivea Men Sensitive Skin After Shave Balm.

So strange, I know! But after hearing so much buzz online how people have been applying this balm as a makeup primer with great results, I had to try it for myself. I will admit - my skin was smoothed  and the makeup applied nicely, but I didn't feel like it kept shine at bay (at all) or my makeup wearing for a long time (two musts for a primer), and I think it might have actually made my skin break out. 

So the verdict? I think I will stick with my tried and true Smashbox primers and leave the after shave balm for Dave.


February 8, 2016

my favourite VDAY reds.

Image from @liannemascia Instagram.

It's so classic to rock a red lip for Valentine's Day, and I'm sharing some of my favourite reds for you to try! 

From L-R: 

MAC Cosmetics "Lady Danger" - A bright, orange red with a matte finish. $20

MAC Cosmetics "Ruby Woo" - A deep, blue red with a matte finish. $20

Colour Pop Cosmetics "Last Dance" - A dark, rust red in an ultra-matte liquid lipstick format. $20

Revlon Super Lustrous "Love That Red" - A bright, warm red with a really creamy format. $8

MAC Cosmetics "MAC Red" - A true, classic red that looks great on everyone! Satin finish. $20

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss "06" - A very bright coral/pink red, a bold look for someone that loves pink lipstick but wants to try a red. $6

See swatches below*

Image from @liannemascia Instagram.

What is everyone's go-to red lipstick shade? I'd love to know, please share in the comments!!

Happy Valentine's Day!
- Lianne xo