I am super excited to share a few fab finds with you! These 2 little-known makeup tools take my eyes from Blahh to Ta-Dah! They look a little wacky but I promise that they’ll totally UP your eye-makeup game.
I discover most of my Holy Grail beauty tools doing what I do best: scouring Amazon.com for unique finds that will revolutionize my regimen forever. Yes, it is my little obsession, and I have gotten quite good at it. Can this please count as a resume-worthy skill? Because there is some pretty extensive research involved.
But I digress. Back to the tools.
As I said, these 2 tools (that I seriously can’t live without!) were discovered as I perused the “tools and accessories” category of the Amazon beauty department. I must confess that I have become a little spoiled by Amazon Prime (who doesn’t love free shipping and a 2-day turnaround?!) I rarely purchase anything that is ineligible. Yes, patience is a virtue, but I don’t think that applies to online shopping (or to waiting for the oven to preheat). So, do not fear- the 2 tools below are absolutely, positively Prime material, baby!
Without further ado…
Tool #1: Shadow Shields
I did not save the best for last – I saved the best for first.
Nothing has transformed my eye-makeup application process more than these fabulous little sticky wonders.
- Make it possible (and easy-peasy!) to create a mess-free smoky eye.
- Make winged-liner foolproof!
- Create a clean, straight edge for your eye shadow (that I blend a bit after removing the shields).
- Catch eye shadow fallout – this keeps the excess shadow from darkening the area under your eyes (where you always want to look light and bright!)
Pretty exciting, right? Shadow Shields are such multi-taskers! I would use them EVERY.SINGLE.DAY if I could, but the cost can add up. They lose their stick after 2-3 uses. They are perfect to use on special occasions or days when you want a little extra oomph.
Tool #2: Mascara Guard (or as I call it, Lower Lash Comb Thing — so technical right?)
I had given up hope on lower lash mascara application. It was way too messy. The inevitable mascara smudges that collected beneath my eye and ruined my concealer without fail were not fun/cute/easy to remove.
This mascara guard changed everything. It is the key to smudge-free lower lash mascara application. There is even a handy lash comb incorporated so your lower lashes are clump-free. It’s a one-two punch for lower lash perfection.
This tool is also made to assist in upper lash mascara application, but I do not use it for this purpose. I find it does more harm than good. FYI: Unless you are fluent in Chinese, the written instructions will be completely useless. I just referred to the cartoon chick on the front of the packaging 🙂
These two tools have improved my own makeup application process in a MAJOR way, but it’s always an absolute delight to sit back and relax while a pro works their makeup magic on you. Am I right? If you reside in the DFW Metroplex, I have a fab deal for you!! The talented ladies over at The Makeup Zone are offering 20% off their services for Fitness & Frills readers, Wahoo!
Some of the services they offer:
One-on-One Private Makeup Class: $75 (1 hr 30 min)
Full Glam: $80
Pretty Quickie: $40
Magnetic Eyes: $30
I was thrilled when Daniela & Leslie (The Makeup Zones Pros) offered to glam-me-up! Their studio is located within the Mattison Avenue Salon Suites in Plano. They were both super warm and welcoming. It was a really comfy process because they have these AMAZE recliner-like chairs that lean wayyy back so you feel like you’re getting your makeup done in a Lay-Z-Boy.
They offer fun products for purchase in their studio – it’s kind of like a tiny Sephora. It was hard to resist purchasing the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette because it has been on my wish list for a while. However, I didn’t leave empty handed! One of the perks that The Makeup Zone offers its clients is 20% off of the Mac Products they have in store – WOWZA! I love me some MAC so I snagged this eyeliner pencil in color Nc15/Nw20 (for 20% off!) and it has been the most perfect shade for brightening the waterline- highly recommended!
Post glam-sesh, I walked out of The Makeup Zone with luminous skin and lashes for days, and I when I got home my hubby said that he loved the look! Success.
To book an appointment give Leslie & Daniela a call at 214.725.1380 or 214.727.5410.
Thank you for stopping by the blog! I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day! Get excited, because a fashion-filled Friday is headed your way!
Stay Frilly + Fabulously You,