How to Use Colored Mascara

Although colored mascara may make you cringe thinking about it, many brands have released shades that can brighten your look, compliment your eye color and really make your eyes pop!
For green eyes, purple and plum mascaras will really compliment your eye color.
Hazel eyes look incredible with green and deep brown mascara.
For brown eyes, black and blue mascara will make your eyes stand out.
Blue eyes look great with golds and brown shades. 

 To ensure that your colored mascara isn’t too overpowering, stick to these tricks:
– Do not match your mascara with your eyeshadow. Keep your eyeshadow neutral and to a minimum. 
– Keep your other makeup to a minimum also. Your eyes will make enough of a statement.
– Black eyeliner is key. To give your eyes definition, it helps to line them with black liner. 
Have you tried colored mascara? Let us know in the comments box below!

6 Ways to Wear your Lower Lash Line

A while back we did a post on how to get bold bottom lashes, but we wanted to revisit that idea but focus on the lash line. The Beauty Department put together these great photos that show 6 different ways that you can wear your lower lash line.

We love the progression of these photos and how it can go from bare and natural, to a bold and dramatic nighttime look. What tricks do you love for lining the lower lash line? Let us know via Twitter, Facebook or the comments box below!

August Covergirl Diane Kruger and her Retro Fashion Spread

Diane Kruger’s new cop drama The Bridge has earned her new notice and the cover of Marie Claire for August. We love this spread because it has a retro feel to it; from her clothes, to her hair and her makeup. 
We also picked up a little Bridget Bardot vibe in these photos – and we love it!
Diane’s dark winged eyes, and defined brows stand out and look smouldering against her gorgeous golden locks. 
We think that this would be a beautiful boudoir look! And if you didn’t see the blog post – MYD Loves Boudoir Beauty!
This is such a beautiful and classic look. We like how the hair is styled, but isn’t perfectly smoothed out. It has texture which looks amazing. We also loved her winged liner and beautiful brows. 
What do you think of Diane Kruger’s shoot? Are you loving this retro look? Let us know via Twitter, Facebook or the comments box below!

Makeup Tips for Gals with Glasses!

Thanks to the fashion world, glasses have transformed their sole purpose of correcting vision to also being super stylish! We think that sometimes a great pair of glasses can be your best accessory and that girls should use their fashionable frames to compliment their makeup.

Mascara. It is especially important to do 2 things that the non-glasses wearers can get away with more easily. First, comb out those clumps! These can actually be magnified by the lenses. Secondly, curl those lashes! If you don’t they may rub against the lenses and smear mascara on them.

Concealer. The frames of glasses tend to cause shadows around the eye area, so be sure to brighten up with concealer. Especially if you know that you already have dark circles or puffy eyes. These will be easier to see and even appear darker behind lenses.

Cheeks. Put that blush on baby! We think that blush looks amazing on girls with glasses because it really brightens up the face around the shadows of the lenses. Don’t be afraid to wear a bold blush, even with thick-rimmed glasses – it is so stylish!
Lips. We love glasses with bright, bold lips. We think that is looks so modern and chic! 
Eyeliner. For the eyeliner to really stand out behind the lenses and frames of glasses, you can make the eyeliner darker and thicker. It may be a “bold” daytime look for someone without glasses, but with them, it really draws attention past the frames to your eyes. Also, we LOVE cat eyeliner behind glasses, it is a total MUST!
Eyeshadow. Try to keep your shadows on the warm side. Corals, peaches etc. This will look crisp and reflect the light behind your lenses. Some cooler shades can look dull and make you look more tired. 

5 Common Mascara Mistakes

At MYD we love our lashes! We did a post about the lash extensions that we do, we did a post about how to get defined lower lashes and we also did a post about how to apply your own false lashes. So now we wanted to do a post about 5 common mascara mistakes that most of us have, or still do, make. 
1. Putting on too many coats. 
Most people like to apply 2-3 coats of mascara to build a darker, thicker and more volumized look. If you apply too many coats, or if you wait for it to dry too long between coats then you can get a really clumpy look that will start flaking throughout the day. 

2. Keeping it too long. 
If you juggle a couple mascara tubes at a time then it is easy to loose track of how long you’ve had it for. Pro Tip! Use labels, such as mailing labels to write the date you purchased, or the date that you should discard your mascara. (This works great for other cosmetics as well!)
3. Pumping the wand in the tube. 
Sometimes it just happens, but if you ever catch yourself zoning out and pumping your mascara wand in the tube, then stop yourself! This pushes air into the tube and helps any germs in your mascara tubes move and multiply. This will cause the bacteria to grow faster in your mascara in the tube and you will need to throw it out sooner. 

4. Not washing it off at night. 
Everyone has those late nights where you’d rather fall into bed than wash your face. This can be bad for your eyelashes and causes them to fall off, it can get on your skin and clog your pores causing your skin to breakout and it can also get into your eyes and cause an infection – so wash it off!

5. Choosing the wrong formula. 
It takes some time (and wrong product purchases) to figure out what sort of formulas you will want for your eyelash needs. Some mascaras will be too runny and give you raccoon eyes, some will be too dry and flake and some just may not work for you. Know what your needs are, whether it is length, volume or curl and start testing mascaras until you find the perfect formula for you!
What mascara tips have you learnt over the years that you love? Let us know via the comments box below!

Spring Trends from the Runway

Runway shows are a great way to tell what will be trendy that season. Whether it is clothing, accessories, swimwear, wedding dresses or hair and makeup. We love scouting runway shows for great trends. Here are some of the top trends that we found in designer runway shows for Spring 2013. 
Stella McCartney’s models looks so fresh-faced and gorgeous. The look included clean skin, contoured cheeks, barely-there-blush, barely-there-brows, very light mascara and turquoise eyeliner on the lower lash line. This look is so fun and wearable. Because the rest of the eye makeup was so subdued, the turquoise is a noticeable pop, but it isn’t overbearing. 
Spring 2013 for Michael Kors also included bright eyeliner. However, the application and placement was a little different. We think that this look is so fun and trendy for the runway, but this is not a very wearable everyday look. 
Moving from the eyes to the lips, Jason Wu’s models all featured beautiful skin and bright red lips. These bright matte lips are a beautiful focal point on the face. The look works well with a defined contour and defined brows. We love this look for work, a night out or date night – a very wearable and very sexy look!
Gucci’s spring 2013 trends include a very 60’s “Twiggy” look. With slicked hair and middle parts, the attention is drawn to the dark, defined eyes and incredible lashes. The skin and lips are left clean and neutral to focus attention on the beautiful smokey eyes and false lashes. 
The Spring 2013 show for Dolce and Gabbana was so interesting. The runway featured bold prints and a multitutde of colors, textures and patterns. This is why the makeup was kept relatively simple. The models featured a black cat-eye, a contoured face and coral lips and cheeks. We think the look was fresh and fun and perfect for spring. 
We love these fresh spring trends for 2013. Besides Michael Kors, these are all beautiful, wearable daytime and nighttime looks. What Spring 2013 hair or makeup trend are you most exited about? Let us know in the comments box below!

How to get Bold Bottom Lashes

Sometimes bottom lashes can be a little fussy and difficult to manage. We have a few tricks and a great tool to share with you to help you get the bold, bottom lashes that you’ve always dreamed of!
One trick that we love is to roll some product off of your mascara wand and use a small brush (above they use a lip brush) we think and angled eyeliner brush would also work well. Dab the product onto your brush and start applying it to your bottom lashes, concentrating on the lash line. This will give the illusion of fuller, thicker lashes and will line your eye nicely. 
MAC’s 205 brush is a perfect tool to help separate, define and evenly distribute product onto your lower lashes. This brush works great to comb through lashes and help get rid of clumps if you apply mascara directly onto bottom lashes.
This brush also works well if you put product on it and apply it to the lashes by wiggling the mascara from the brush into your bottom lashes. 
There are also “Bottom Lash Mascaras” available, such as Clinique’s version. These have smaller wands and bristles to help evenly apply product across the bottom lashes. 
And of course we can’t suggest tips and tools without mentioning that Q-Tips are essential. Especially when applying mascara to your bottom lashes which can be a little messy without a completely steady hand
Do you have any tricks, tools or tricks that you love for applying mascara? Let us know via Twitter, Facebook or the comments box below!