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SkinActives: Do You Expect Your Cosmetics to Look and Feel a Certain Way?

Are you familiar with Skinactives?  They're a US based company that helps you create your own DIY cosmetics. You can peruse their Forum for recipes, then purchase active ingredients directly from them. Or, you can use their product selector to ...

The Ultimate Eye-catching Accessory: LED Eyelash Lights

In an increasingly disturbing trend, Asia-Pacific has spawned another wacky beauty device for eyelashes.  First it was the USB powered eyelash curler. Now it's light-up eyelashes (see the picture courtesy of Inventorspot.com). Each lash is attached to a thin wire ...

Lash Lengthening Lies?

Scatter Brain says: Yesterday, as I was thumbing through the spring issues of fashion magazines, I came across an advertisement that literally taunted me into writing this little observation of mine. Unseemly lash boosters The ad was for L'Oreal Concentrated ...

Does Mineral Makeup Have Any Special Benefits?

The Left Brain says...I was interviewed by a writer for WebMD who asked me questions about mineral makeup.  I was curious what your beliefs are about mineral makeup are (because I'm curious to see how effective the marketing behind these products ...

Is It Safe To Transfer Cosmetics To Another Bottle?

Blue cat baby  says...Often by the time a skin care product or makeup item has reached its expiration date, I still have a lot left. I'm thinking of putting a portion of such products in another bottle when I open ...

Is it Okay to Hack my Lip Gloss?

Missionista must know...I have a lipgloss I love, but it is very bright, so I don't wear it every day. This means it has lasted me a long, long time. So long, in fact, that the company has stopped making ...

Do I Have to Kill Animals to be a Cosmetic Chemist?

Britty says...I'm very interested in makeup and I'm a chemistry major so naturally, I'm interested in being a cosmetic chemist but I'm absolutely NOT okay with animal testing. I'm not a vegan but I am a vegetarian and a STRONG ...

Does Vaseline Lengthen Lashes?

Aliases asks...Hi, new member here. I'm fascinated by your beauty blog with the fancy decos and infos. Perfect! Keep it up! I've read a lot of articles and watched many Youtube videos claiming that by applying Vaseline to your eyelashes and ...

How Long Do Eyelashes Last?

MSA has a question about hair loss...Why do we lose 100 hairs a day and is it true that eyelashes have a lifespan of 150 days? The Right Brain responds: The answer to both questions lies in understanding the cycles ...

When is it Worthwhile to Spend More on Pressed Powder?

Judy just wants to know...Are all pressed powder makeup products the same or are some brands worth spending more money on? The Right Brain replies: While we stress the importance of looking at ingredients to understand the quality of a ...

Makeover Monday

Have you ever seen eyes this color? St-u-u-u-ning I tell ya. This is Lucy, she's as sweet as she is beautiful. I used a copper shadow around her peepers and a heavy coat of mascara, cause we all know that I'd be crazy not to?capitalize'on those babies. I filled in her brows a little bit closer together which I think really softened her expression and framed her face beautifully. ...

Summer Red Lip

Im a firm believer in dressing up for every occasion possible. Fourth of July is no exception. I did this look on Lacy the other day and fell in love with it. Today, I was gonna post about all about her extensions but I realized I better show you this first so youll have time to prep to be this sexy while you celebrate America. ...

In the hood

Back up for hooded eyes! ...

Monday Makeover

{the Side by Side HERE} This is Cami, I love her shes so fun. I had her come to the appointment with her makeup already on for the before photo because I think she does a really pretty job in the first place, but I wanted to show how a few tweaks could give her a glow and really open up her eyes more. She has hooded eyes which I get a lot of questions on. ...

It’s getting hot!

A. Dry Shampoo {Loreal Professional Fresh Dust} You know that icky build up you get after your second day of dry shampoo that you might even trade for having oily hair instead of SOS pad scalp? Well, you wont fin that here. My good friend Chantry just went TEN days without washing and when I saw her hair it looked like 2nd day hair at best thanks to this stuff. B. ...

I Browse.

I love your brows and I try to fill mine in but every time I do they look weird. If this sounds like something you have thought. I want you to do something for me. I want you to go to my before & afters link over yonder > and look at the transformations. The eyebrows look fabulous right? The eyebrows are half the reason the makeover is pretty right? ...

A Sneaky Secret For Whiter Whites

With my recent battle of fighting the gold tones in my hair with the color wheel I have become increasingly interested in other things this whole idea can spill over into. Much to my excitement such technologies have not been banished to hair alone and can be used on many other whites that are headed down the yellow brink road. ...

A Brow Experiment.

Is is just me, or does everyone take time out of their busy lives to find, download and Photoshop photos of other peoples eyebrows? No one? Oh Its a sickness. I try to stay away from shows like Teen Mom or Buckwild, or pretty much anything that airs on MTV for obvious reasons but also because I cant really control my need to perfect their eyebrows. ...

Brow School: Theory

One of my favorite things about eyebrows are how versatile and varied they are. Brows are like snowflakes, no two the same (not even two on the same head!). In fact, I read a study where they took photos of celebrities and removed just their eyes in half and just their brows in the other. The photos without brows were the least likely to be recognized by the survey. ...

Brow School Begins today.

In high school when I got bored (which was often) I would always doodle. Sometimes I would doodle my future signature (Caralyn Pitt, of course). Sometimes I would doodle flowers or song lyrics. But mostly I would doodle eyebrows. True story. I have notebooks filled with them. High arches, furrowed brows, thin brows, thick brows and sharp Elizabeth Taylor brows. ...