Breaking News: Start Botox Earlier. Walmart Targets 8-Year-Olds With Anti-Aging Make-Up

I'm having a slight WTF moment here reading this article. I'm not sure it's a joke or what. I sure hope it is. Because botox wasn't around when I was 10 (giving the anti-aging treatments 2 years to work here), so now I need something more heavy-duty. But in all honesty 'WTF'? Please read this article to understand why I am perplexed.  Here is an excerpt:

Retail giant Walmart has added a new range of anti-aging make-up to its shelves - aimed at young children. The new 'Geo-Girl' beauty line is said to be aimed at the 'tween' market of 8-12 year olds, and will include blusher, mascara, face shimmer and lipstick that is 'mother approved', as well as anti aging products.

According to the marketing team behind the line the formulas are designed for 'young skin' and contain natural ingredients.

New York Times Article: Makeup From Japan to Your Mailbox

I bumped into this interesting article on the love we share for Japanese make-up. I have always been so tempted to order from adambeauty.com but I alway get worried if the product will show up on my skin and how it will. Let me know what you think of this article.

But the many Western women who have recently started seeking out Japanese cosmetics online aren’t trying to turn into Gothic Lolitas. Instead, they’ve been drawn in by what they say is the products’ quality, superior to American or European brands — even when it comes to the cheapest drugstore finds.

“It’s a bit of a stereotype that Japanese makeup is all about the white face and over-the-top mascara,” said Rowena Fan, 28, a Manchester, England-based online marketer who also blogs at cosmetic-candy.com. “If anything it’s about healthy flawless skin, glossy lips and natural eye makeup.”
Katharina Mehilba, 30, a law student in Innsbruck, Austria, who said that 95 percent of her cosmetics are Japanese, agreed that the look was understated. “It’s about light skin, subtle lipstick, and soft shimmery eyeshadow colors that move from light to dark up the lid,” she said.

Ms. Fan has been buying Japanese makeup for about five years and was turned on to it by a trip to a counter of Shu Uemura, a Japanese brand that has been sold in the United States since 1997, but now is available only online at shuuemura-usa.com. “There were so many colors and textures that I became addicted,” she said. Another Japanese brand, Shiseido, is also widely available here (last year the company acquired the popular mineral-based line Bare Escentuals), but Ms. Fan was interested in more elusive quarry. She started researching Japanese brands that were available only in Asia and ordering them online. Koji eyelash curlers, Jill Stuart eyeshadow palettes and Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner (“super thin,” she said) are some of her favorites.

“I love how the brands focus on perfection,” she said, “perfect skin, perfect lips, perfect lashes. There’s such meticulous attention to things like how a mascara brush works or how black a new eyeliner is.”
Link to the entire article

Easy Everyday Look with Emphasis on Eyes



Here's a tutorial I did on an everyday look i got requested. I have some reviews coming up and will get back to the comments. I am finally, FINALLY getting rid of the sinus infection that could have killed me but didn't.

Make-up used:
  • illamasqua satin finish primer
  • maybelline fit me foundation in 310
  • too faced primed and poreless powder
  • anastasia brow pencil in brunette
  • maybelline falsies mascara
  • mufe full cover concealor
  • bobbi brown pot rouge in milk chocolate
  • stila convertible colour in peony
  • clinique full potential gloss in beach bunny,
  • mac feline kohl

Malaika Arora's Make-up in Dabang Part 3



*edit: I meant put the bronzer under the cheekbone and sweep up. no need to smile to find the place to put it.

Also, I apologise for the lighting. I have a tough time with it and I am sorry it is so shabby. I have no idea what was different but suffice it to say there is a difference in the outcome.

Malaika's Inspiration pics

I went through a bunch of pics and was able to find something decent to work with.