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After dressing up on two different nights for Halloween, I had no choice but to use massive amounts of eye makeup remover. Luckily, I discovered one that allows for easy removal with only a small amount of product to get the job done. The Lancome Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover ($28) is a double-phase liquid remover that activates when shaken. When applied to your face, not only does it lack that oily residue that other removers leave, it feels fresh-as-water and will even get rid of waterproof eye makeup, face paint and liquid eyeliner. It is ideal for people with sensitive skin and contact lens wearers. After use your skin will feel cool and relaxed.

When I saw how phenomenal Emma Stone’s eyelashes looked in the Revlon Lash Potion Mascara ad campaign, I had to bite. Now that being said, I hope we all know by now that often times celebrity’s lashes are treated with other products and sometimes use falsies — so I know this mascara is not going to get the exact same result on my barely there lashes. However, I can say that Revlon’s Lash Potion Mascara is as close to a magic serum as my lashes will ever get. It made my lashes more voluminous and longer and definitely made my eyes pop. It doesn’t clump and removes easily with makeup remover. Don’t believe me? Buy a tube yourself and test it out. What do you have to lose?

You can buy Revlon Lash Potion for $5.99 at drugstores everywhere and at

Lack of sleep is something that we all experience no matter what the season, but when your sun-kissed skin starts to fade and you have a lighter complexion, under eye darkness and puffiness become more apparent, no matter how much makeup you use. Unluckily for me, I have very dark under eyes and they easily become super puffy with lack of sleep, so I went on a mission to find a solution to this problem that plagues many women. 

The First Aid Beauty Detox Eye Roller is a metal ball roller that banishes under eye darkness and puffiness while simultaneously cooling and awakening the skin to give a more refreshed look. After application, the caffeine that is infused into the formula begins to reduce the appearance of the under eye area, while the hyaluronate and advanced peptides help to restore lost volume and increase collagen production to reduce the fine lines and thinness of the area. Not only does this product work wonders but for the price of $24 you really can’t beat it!

With the turn of seasons comes the turn of colors. We’ve started saying goodbye to bright colors and hello to more matte neutrals and dark shades, but that doesn’t have to be the case with everything. I agree that fashion and nail and lip colors should go darker or stay neutral, but there is one makeup product that is just fine staying on the bright side of things and that’s your eyeliner. 

This season is all about colored eyeliners, a trend that has been building steam since this spring, and I think it is finally going to catch on. There are two brands who’ve released new blue shades and I am all about them! Blue isn’t usually my first choice of colors but for some reason when it comes to eyeliner it is the first one I go for, maybe because it’s statement enough without being over-the-top like purple. 

First up is the Revlon PhotoReady Kajal Intense Eye Liner + Brightener. This dual ended liner will help you create an intense line, but also brighten your eyes to make sure they pop. The blue pencil will give you a bold intense look while the light white can be placed in the corner to give your eyes added dimension. The creamy formula allows for an effortless application and smooth lines. 

The next blue liner on my list is the Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner, which comes in black, brown, brown with shimmer, green, navy, nude, prune, and smoke grey (with a blue tint). The color on the top of my list is definitely the navy, but I also really like the grey. Now navy is a color I never wear, but I love the idea of it for a liner because it gives you the edge you’re looking for but with a more subtle approach than the bright blue. My absolute favorite part about this liner is the self sharpener. Nothing is more annoying than having to sharpen an eyeliner and having it break in those cheap sharpeners. With this pencil, simply twist off the cap and it automatically sharpens itself. This insures an exact line every time. 
avon-mega-effects-mascara.jpgBefore I could even get my hands on Avon’s new Mega Effects Mascara, Selena Gomez had already hit the red carpet wearing it for the Young Hollywood wards earlier this month. Now that I’ve had some time to test drive the Avon Mega Effects Mascara for myself, I can see why Selena’s lashes looked so lush that night. The wand is an innovative beauty breakthrough — it has a flexible, bendable, multi-position handle that allows you to apply the mascara to just the spots you want.

When I first pulled the wand out of its “house” I was worried about clumps. But I can truthfully say the formula is beautifully glossy and gives just the right volume to my limp lashes without clumping. The little bristles are arranged on the wand in such a way that you can get every lash, every angle, perfectly coated. Best of all it removes pretty easily with my regular makeup remover but stays on during the day with no problem. If you prefer a more natural looking, barely there lash this might not be the mascara for you, but for a full on dramatic, look-at-me kind of lash, this is your best pick.

You can buy Avon Mega Effects Mascara for $10 at

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