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Magnetic Lashes Just Got Even Easier

@bufferingbetty

Can’t fight the magnetic pull

Magnetic lashes have been on the scene for a minute now. This innovative beauty hack has been one that I have been fascinated by. I could watch video after video of gurus mastering the magnetic lash. When they first started to creep into our social feeds, the lashes were magnetic to each other. There were two sets of lashes, one per eye, where a top lash band made a sandwich out of your own lashes with the bottom lash band. Moxie Lash just raised the bar when they thought of a way to make you the magnet!

Meet Moxie Lash

Ok, so you are not the magnet but your LINER IS!!! Moxie Lash has made a liquid and gel eyeliner that are magnetic and hold your magnetic lashes in place! You apply the eyeliner, let it dry, and then apply your favorite pair of magnetic lashes. When asked if their liner will work with other magnetic lashes, Moxie Lash says, “Absolutely! Our eyeliner works with any & all magnetic lashes!” (source)

Lashes are the final touch to any look. If you ever loved your eye makeup but wondered what was lacking in the pop factor, it’s your lashes, honey.

 
 

Magnetic Gel Liner: $32

Magnetic Liquid Liner: $45

This set of magnetic lashes is the format we’ve gotten used to seeing. The aforementioned sandwich method. I have personally tried a pair of magnetic lashes like these in the past from Ardell.

My struggle was that the magnets did not sit exactly on each other, so they always looked wrong in some way. Remember in elementary school when you first learned about magnets. Did you ever get the magnets that, yes, they pulled toward each other, but they weren’t perfectly on each other. Imagine that but eye lashes attached. I just thought maybe I got a bad pair. Moxie Lash eliminated the issue of having to align magnets right near your eye!

They currently have 3 styles of lashes each available for $35. Each lash band has 5 magnets that latch on to the liner. The Ardell magnetic lashes I tried only had three magnets. Because of that, I could not trim down the lashes to the length I needed them to be. I think with more magnets, you could make the lash more customize-able.

Classy Lash
Sassy Lash
Flashy Lash

 
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My very first thought when I heard of magnetic liner for your lashes was that your lashes would fly off with a gust of wind. But Moxie says their lashes are wind resistant and stay in place all day. They tested it out with a blow dryer. was

My next thought brought me a question of safety. Could having a magnet near your eye for a few hours a day impact your eyes? Moxie Lash says yes!

“Yes! We’ve been in business for close to a year with THOUSANDS of customers and we’ve never had any issues. In fact, Princeton Consumer Research independently studied the effects of prolonged magnetic lash use in healthy female subjects, and not a single adverse reaction was found. Rest assured that MoxieLash has officially been deemed safe for everyday use. Of course, as with any new product, people with pre-existing eye conditions should consult their doctor before using MoxieLash.” (source)

Check out their video for application!

get your flirt on.

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Making Bad Look So Good: Colourpop x Disney Villains

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It’s good to be bad.

Princesses are cool and all but have you tried being a little bad? It’s so much more fun. Internet beauty brand, Colourpop, has released a collection featuring some of baddest of them all. Even if Disney isn’t your thing, the colors will still have trapped in their grasp. Personally, I would’ve loved to seen a collection for Ratcliffe, Gaston, + Scar. But that’s just me. True Confession: I would love nothing more than to be cast as a Disney Villain.

Meet Disney Villains

This collection is exclusive to colourpop.com!

The Palette!

Misunderstood.

A mix of mattes and metallic shadows to make your evil glower all the more ferocious.

Need to know: $22
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The Collection:

Each collection has a pressed highlighter, a lipstick, and a gloss. It does not include the corresponding jelly eyeshadow. Each item can be purchased individually as well.

HADES

“So is this an audience or a mosaic?”

He ruled the underworld and now your makeup collection.
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Maleficent

“Well, quite a glittering assemblage…”

You may not have cheekbones like Jolie but the highlight may get you a little closer. Look at the highlight swatches!

Maleficent Collection:
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Ursula

“Don’t underestimate the importance of body language.”

Beluga sevruga, Colourpop came for my money!!!t
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The lipstick shades held me captive.

Dr. Facilier

“Gonna be the crown jewel of the Crescent City!”

He’s got friends on the other side and now you do too.
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Cruella

“You've won the battle, but I'm about to win the wardrobe.”

It’s hard to love someone who want to wear puppies but, dammit, she makes being bad so elegant!
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The Glosses!!!

The Evil Queen

“Go on, have a bite.”

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Transform yourself! Into an old lady with poisonous fruit or a queen or, maybe, a huntsman?
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6 New Jelly Much Eyeshadows.

 
 

2 New Glitterally Obsessed

 
 


Get the whole Collection!

It’s better being bad

Hottest Haircut For Spring 2019

@bufferingbetty

It’s time for something new

Spring is in the air! Let your hair down and fall. If you’ve been itching for a new look, one of the trendiest looks is a thowback look that always seems to make it’s way back to the spotlight.

(re)Meet the Shag

It’s easy, sexy, bed hair that is flattering for everyone!

Looks good with all hair textures!

Ok this isn’t a fair representation. Zendaya can pull off every look.

EVERY LOOK.

Make it a little edgy!

It still looks FIRE when polished up.

Not into the bangs?

Yeah, still looks good.

The Key is all of the layers that stack on top of each other. You have volume + lift.

Time for a Cut?

Makeup for your Teeth? Pink, Platinum, + Yellow?? I’m Cringing.

@bufferingbetty

Because you don’t have rapper money and there’s a party tonight.

I am always one to say that makeup is fun in all forms. Changing up your look for a few hours is part of the self expressive nature of cosmetics. Getting a little weird with your makeup is always welcome. I, myself have green, blue, and neon lipsticks, frosty-funky color highlighter, and I have been itching to bleach my brows. Just for fun. But how weird is too weird? How far is too far in the realms of eccentric makeup?

Meet Chrom

Creators of temporary tooth polish. Like nail polish but for your teeth. YOUR TEETH!!!

“CHRŌM is a tooth polish, just like nail polish, that can be applied and removed in a matter of seconds, and lasts for up to 24 hours at a time. It doesn’t smudge when you're eating and has no taste” (source)

 
 

Need to know: 14 colors, $18
Avaiable at toothpolish.com
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The colors

Ok. As Americans, we have a pretty basic standard for what teeth should look like. Our ideal is bright, white, straight, and clean teeth. (Lord, doesn’t that say so much, but I digress). So the Chrom tooth polish that makes the most sense to me is the “Pearly White” shade. Maybe you’ve been drinking too much coffee lately and it’s showing on your teeth. You have an event to attend and want brilliant white teeth to make your smile just that much more beautiful. But, with Chrom, you have the option of making your smile sparkle with glitter, with green teeth, and, yes, YELLOW.

 
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This color is Glitterati Chrom. 1 of their 3 glittery shades. Can’t lie, I love glitter and this looks like something I’d give a try to. Maybe. While your teeth look brighter, they also look kind of dirty. But still not too bad.

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Ok I almost bought Glitterati Party because this is just freaking cute.

 
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No. No, sorry, Just no. Glitterati Gold looks like you ain’t brushed your teeth in 7 months. I almost called a lawyer to bring a lawsuit for causing me trauma and making my spine cringe!

 
 
 
 
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Chrom toothpolish in Baby Blue and in Mint gave me some positive feels all over again. This is very appropriate for music festivals, laser shows, raves (are they still a thing), basically any party where there is a girl with a hula hoop, pigtails with yarn, and gemstones on her face.

But then this color happened.

 
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24 Karat Toothpolish is cancelled. It looks like she caked Hot Cheetos on to her bottom teeth. It looks like her teeth have been replaced with Cheez-Its. It looks like the concept of a toothbrush had never been introduced. It looks so crazy, it changed history! Oy vey. Ay Dios. No puedo.

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I’m weak.

 
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And here we have Chrom tooth polish in Sunshine. Right.

When I was a kid, I remember my friends and I pressing silver gum wrappers on to our teeth and pretending we were rappers, singing lyrics no 9 year old should sing. I don’t know about other play grounds around the country, but on 104th between 2nd + 3rd Ave in NYC, that’s what we did. I remember we would also take the brown wrappers off a Reese’s peanut butter cup and wrap them around our teeth and pretend we were hillbillies.

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Chrom Tooth Polish is just an extension of that. Playing pretend. Dressing up. Having fun. So I joke about how crazy some of the colors look, but in the end, it is just makeup.

Is it fashion or is it Corny?

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Are People Really Buying Mini Fridges For Their Skincare?

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Trust us. You’ll want one, too.

We are the generation that has everything so we make anything as extra as can be. That does, in fact, include our obsession with skincare. It’s not so much a fear of aging as it is a need to curate the perfect self care evening; first: a glass of wine topped off with a sheet mask; second: scheduling an appointment with our therapists. How else are we supposed to wind down after a yet another day of the government shutdown? Enter our latest indulgent distraction: a mini fridge -yes, for our cosmetics!

Could we technically put our eye creams in the regular size refrigerator in the kitchen? Sure!

But think about all the things that are sitting in your fridge right now. I don’t know -I just don’t feel right about having my favorite eye cream sitting next to a jar of my grandmother’s sofrito. Both are precious but they have no business being in contact with each other.

Plus, think of all the things that have gotten pushed to the back of your fridge only to be found three weeks past its expiration date.

I mean, thank god for packaging and pictures, otherwise you’d have no idea how to identify what is, apparently, pico de gallo. What if that happened to your 24K gold eye gels -lost in the abyss of your fridge because it was hidden behind that weird smoothie you bought and never threw away for you hoped a friend would come over and take it off your hands. It would be tragic.

When I apply my skincare, all I want to focus on is the joy of hydrating my dry skin. Not stress over wondering when was the last time I cleaned out my fridge and if what is in that bowl supposed to be that color.

Yes! There are real skin care benefits to keeping certain beauty products in the fridge. Especially eye cream!

In a perfect world, you’d clear off a shelf in your regular size refrigerator to make a proper place for your moisturizers and aloe gel.

But this is reality and it’s only a matter of time before your roommates or your Mama thinks your Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask is actually a sandwich spread -sticks a butter knife in it and gets bread crumbs in the jar. Boom! $45 goes down on account of turkey on rye.

So, yeah, we’re getting mini fridges.
And we’re putting them in our little beauty oasis just to feel like we got it like that. So check these out if you’re ready to treat your undereye to the uplifting feeling of cooled eye cream.

Looks like a breadbox but all you’ll find is some moisturizers and maybe some perfume

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The cosmetic mini fridge is getting so popular!

Did you get a gift card for Christmas? I think I know how you’ll spend it!

Macy's Beauty Collection, Keep It Cool Skincare Fridge

Need to know: $150 (bish, why!!)
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These next ones aren’t NEARLY as expensive.

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Saranghae. Blue Moon Beauty Fridge

The Big Claim: “when applied within the perfect temperature range of (41°F to 46°F), your skincare will better control inflammation, puffiness and feel like heaven on your skin.” (source)

Need to know: $79
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This next little guy actually just dropped this week!!

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The Makeup Fridge, Makeup Fridge Mini
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These are great, but you don’t have to get a self proclaimed cosmetic mini fridge. I have just a regular, degular, shmegular, mini fridge to spoil my face with. It’s about $20 cheaper, too.

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RCA, MIni Fridge
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What I love most is that this little baby sunshine looks like a throwback refrigerator. It’s the cutest damn thing sitting on my vanity, which is actually a presidental style desk that I bought on Craigslist when I graduated college.

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My mini is stocked with my moisturizers, sunblock, overnight cream, primer, setting sprays, a scalp treatment, and, of course, some sheet masks!

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The first time I applied my skincare after it had been cooled, I was hooked. It’s so satisfying, so cooling! The only thing I need now is some eye gels!

It’s a lifestyle.

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Lover's Gaze: New Mascara Launch from Pat McGrath Labs

Danyelle Valentin // @bufferingbetty

Seduction Elevated

Since it’s very first product debut, Pat McGrath Labs has craftily released makeup worthy of a display in an art museum. Her six-pan eye shadow palettes shaped like envelopes can be spotted instantly on a crowded shelf. Her lipstick-packaging and formulas- will stand the test of time. It is why whenever there is a new release from the beauty laboratory, makeup artists and enthusiast are in a frenzy. Well, babes, she’s done it again.

The Big Claim: Directly from Ms. McGrath herself. (via ig, of course)

Prepare to LASH HAUTE with #FetishEYES Mascara. This instantly iconic formulation unleashes the ultimate in pro performance artistry, saturating each individual lash in the most intense black pigment while dramatically lifting and lengthening for unprecedented fullness and maximum volume. Straight from the lab, this all-in-one mascara seamlessly builds from coquettishly feathered to editorially-inspired, for a full-on lash fantasy that becomes more extreme with every swipe. ⚡️⚡️⚡️ The NEW RUNWAY-TESTED, MOTHER-APPROVED FetishEYES Mascara drops 2.14.19 - EXCLUSIVELY at PATMcGRATH.COM. (source)

LiftLength ✔ Max Volume✔

Honestly, what else do you need from a mascara.

FetishEyes Mascara will be available on Feb. 14th for $28 on patmcgrath.com + sephora.com!
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That’s right, Valentine’s Day! Tell bae to skip the flowers + shit, and just hand your their card so you can order what you really want.

Finally, can we just take a moment to bask in the creative mind of Pat McGrath!

Her aesthetic will have you reaching back in time to revel in her time capsule of beauty knowledge.

Her imagery is like an erotic fever dream. Haunting and beautiful.

It’s classic hollywood meets fetish femmedom. Latex, leather, and passion.

One hell of an eye f**k

7 Concealers That Prove 2019 is the Year of Hidden Eye Bags

Danyelle Valentin // @bufferingbetty

BRB, off perfecting that under-eye triangle.

If 2017 was the year of color corrector, and 2018 was the year of blush, I’m left wondering what 2019 will be crowned the year of. My prediction is concealer! Since Tarte’s concealer, Shape Tape, lined beauty counters and brightened the under eye hallows of beauty lovers across the land, competing brands have been trying their best to topple the top-selling, top-rated, cherry-on-top concealer. Even Tarte! After Shape Tape, an Ulta exclusive, was a major success, Tarte released their Creaseless Concealer. It wasn’t a smash hit like Shape Tape. Nothing has been. But a new year means new beauty launches. Some of the most highly anticipated launches are concealers. Here are a few that will have you clicking ‘add to cart.’

1. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer

The Big Claim: Self setting! What? How? Is it wizardry? Either way, it’s already chilling in my cart waiting for my income tax check to clear.

Need to know: 22 shades. $28.
Avaiable at Sephora and makeupforever.com
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2. Milani Conceal + Perfect Longwear Concealer

The Hype: It’s a concealer to go hand in hand with MIlani’s foundation that goes by the same name. The foundation is know for the potency of it;s pigmentation.

Need to know: 18 shades. $8.99
Avaiable at Ulta and milanicosmetics.com
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3. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer

The Fenty Effect: From its takeover of the beauty industry, Fenty Beauty set a new standard of true inclusion by debuting with 40 shades of foundation. They went even further with their concealer launch: 50 shades. Bonus: 8 setting powders accompany the range!

Launch date: Jan. 11th!

4. L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear Waterproof Concealer

The Big Claim: Waterproof. 24 hour wear. Full coverage. So basically the exact concealer you need to wear to the gym while you push yourself through these new year’s resolutions.

Need to know: 25 shades, $12.99
Available at Ulta and lorealparisusa.com
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5. Smashbox Studio Skin Flawless 24 Hour Concealer

The Big Claim: Won’t clog pores. As someone who has had to deal with back stabbing concealers that made me look so good but treated my skin so bad, this gives me hope! This promise better not play games with my heart.

Need to know: 30 shades, $24
Available at Sephora and Macy’s
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6. Bareminerals BlemishRescue™ Spot Concealer

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The Big Claim: heals and covers blemishes. Two birds, one stone! Give it to me!

Need to know: 10 shades, $22
Available at Sephora
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7. E.L.F 16hr Camo Concealer

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The Big Claim: Well, it's right in the name! 16 hour wear. From coffee to dinner!

Need to Know: 18 shades, $5
Available at Ulta and eyeslipsface.com
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Who doesn’t love a good concealer!

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