My Favorite Mascaras (all from the drugstore!)

Mascara is my favorite step of putting makeup on each day.  It totally transforms you.  I have tried a million different kinds and these three are my all time faves.  The best part is that all three are from the … Continue reading

Simple, Ultra Black Smokey Eye & Luminous Skin (Perfect Look for Valentine’s Day!)

With Valentine’s Day this week, I wanted to share my favorite sultry makeup look!  I only wear this for special occasions/nights on the town.  Details on how I got this look below!  Also, to get soft, romantic curls I followed … Continue reading

Everyday Natural Makeup Look With My New Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

I’m completely infatuated with YouTube beauty tutorials now, specifically Tiffany D, Tanya Burr, Michelle Phan and Carli Bybel.  Tanya Burr recently did a gorgeous date night eye makeup tutorial that inspired my look in today’s post.  She paired it with a bright fuchsia lip … Continue reading

Everyday Makeup Look: Golden Bronze Eye and Pink Lips

I love gold eye makeup.  I think it’s flattering on everybody and can be worn day or night.  Here’s a look I wear frequently during the day.  It can easily be darkened for nights out by applying deeper browns and … Continue reading

My Hawaiian Vacation Beauty Essentials

We are off to Oahu today for a much needed vacation! I won’t be updating my blog much over the next two weeks but promise to return to it as soon as we get settled back in! I loved when … Continue reading

Prime those lashes, ladies!

I’m not sure why I haven’t been doing this my whole life. My June Beauty of the Month, Lauryn Evarts, shares her best kept beauty secret, priming her lashes! I purchased MAC Prep Prime Lash to try this little trick out and I’m in love. My lashes are fairly thick but they aren’t long at all. I’m always trying to get my lashes long, thick, dark and lush looking without getting them spidery and this totally achieves that look for me.

I do my eye makeup first, then swipe lashes with 2-3 coats of primer. I then apply several coats of my FAVORITE mascara EVER, L’Oreal Voluminous. The primer makes a great base for the mascara to glide onto easily without clumping. It also prevents the mascara from flaking and it conditions the lashes. It makes the lashes fatter and longer than mascara does alone.

Here are my lashes without anything on them:

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Here are my lashes after priming and using the Voluminous mascara:

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Don’t they look awesome?! They look fake! As you can see, I like dramatic lashes. You can definitely get a more natural look using primer by applying one coat of mascara. I apply several. Whatever your preference on natural, dramatic, etc., the primer gives the mascara a perfect base for building length and volume while staying all day without flakes.

Do you prime your lashes?