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The Revival We Have All Been Waiting For? The Return of Coloured Mascara

Published June 18, 2014 by The Feminist

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When I was sixteen years old, I went to London for the very first time. We were staying in a large hotel in the buzzing center of town and when we were on our way up to our room, a woman stepped into our elevator. She was clearly going to/ or coming back from a party, considering her rather extravagant (mind you, “extravagant” in this case is my euphemistic way of saying “slutty”) outfit.

Apart from her R-Rated outfit, there was something else that was entirely shocking: her fluorescently blue mascara.

Honestly, dear readers. I think those astronauts up in the ISS space station were able to see her lashes!

When she stepped out of the elevator, my mom whispered in my ear: “somebody clearly is stuck in the 80s!

I giggled.

Surely, why would anyone want to wear mascara like that?

Why the hell was it ever popular to begin with?

I was utterly gobsmacked by her glow-in-the-dark presence and swore never ever (not in a million years!) to wear coloured mascara…

not ever…

not in my entire life!

Flash forward to 2014:

Surprise! What used to be a beauty trend linked with eighties teenage punk heads, has now become a statement signature make-up trend for avant-garde fashionistas, new wave hipsters and in-style ladies. Coloured mascara is hot.

I had never thought I would ever say it, but it is true.

Fashion world has gone colour-obsessed again.

And since I am already busy stating things I would have never thought I would say, here is another mind-blowing confession: I absolutely love it.

No, scratch that.

I am blown away/ crazy in love/ creepily obsessed with coloured mascara, the 2014 edition.

Sue me, but it is just so damn fab.

Because when used correctly, it is incredibly alluring and a sneaky tool to boost your natural eye colour. If you’re still not so sure about this whole coloured mascara thing, I advise you to start with darker colours such as emerald green or burgundy. They are very subtle, but still quirkier than the traditional black. If you’re ready to go all out, there is the traditional blue (in all its different shades), but do try some of the more “hipper” colours, such as purple, orange, or –my personal favourite- hot pink!

The summer collection for Chanel is worth spending your money on.

mascara chanel violet and orange

But my personal favourite is the Dior Addict It Lash Mascara. Not only does the campaign pictures looks sooooo coooool, they also have a flashy eye –liner collection (called It Line)!

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dior it lash

Seriously, dear readers. Give me one solid reason why you wouldn’t want to wear this?

PS: if you’re still in doubt (wussy!) you can always apply one coat of black mascara first and then use a colored mascara to highlight your lash tips!

Fifty shades of sunglasses

Published April 2, 2013 by The Feminist

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See what I did there? 😉 Deft pun aside, this summer will be all – and when I say all, I do mean ALL- about shades! They provide an instant glam factor to any outfit and turns you into the perfect summer babe, even without a perfect summer tan.

This summer’s sunglass mantra is “the bolder the better”. Some designers’ sunglasses were so bold, I couldn’t quite figure out whether they were incredibly cool or incredibly ridiculous. As always, there’s a fine line between very vogue and very rogue.

But I do like to take risks, especially when it comes to fashion, and I truly believe there are some fashion daredevils among you readers as well! I could give you a list of all the new fabulous shades out there, but like I said, that would be a very long list. So instead of giving you a list of 50 sunglasses, ranging from pretty to pretty ludicrous, I’m giving you my ultimate top 3:

1) Egg-celent view

Round sunglasses aren’t just for Harry Potter freaks and people suffering from Easter melancholia, they are for every young and fashionable woman with an edge.

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shade round

2) Catwoman

There is a catwoman waiting to purr inside all of us and these sunglasses are the perfect way to embrace your inner Halle Berry. They are classy but not safe. They are sexy but not slutty. They are simply perfect. (Especially those from Dior!) Miaow!

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shade cat dior

3) Pretty little flowers

This is by far my favorite shade-trend: Sunglasses decorated with flowers. Whether you opt for very graphical plastic flowers, like the ones from Prada, or frivolous tiny florets, like the shades from Anna Sui, one thing is certain: these flowers will not wither, just like your amazing sense of style! 😉

shade prada

 

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