LashBlast Wannabe: Max Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Mascara

When I first laid eyes on Max Factor’s new 2000 Calorie Extreme Mascara, I thought I was experiencing a case of déjà vu. There’s a definite glitch in the Matrix, because this mascara is like the goth version of CoverGirl’s cult classic, LashBlast. The 2000 Calorie Extreme tube is exactly the same as LashBlast’s, just in black – and the wand is a doppleganger for LashBlast’s super-sized applicator brush.

Given the striking similarities, I expected Max Factor’s latest mascara to deliver dramatic, doe-eyed lashes. Instead, 2000 Calorie Extreme’s dry formula fattened up my lashes with a whole lotta clumps.

I even tried wiping excess product off of the brush and separating with a lash comb, post-application. But the mascara still failed to give me LashBlast’s intense, fuss-free fringe.

In summation, if you’re in the market for a fabulous, volumizing drugstore mascara, just buy CoverGirl’s LashBlast.

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Coming Soon: MAC Sugarsweet Collection

New from MAC – Sugarsweet Collection

Temptation is everywhere – luscious, whipped-cream decadent, deliciously decorative frosting colours and sugared almond combinations. Like peering through the window of a Parisian patisserie, you’ll want to become one of each! Have fun with a new Red Velvet recipe Shadestick. Tricolour Lipglass is like a mille feuille of layered lip gloss colours, each gives way to the next in a triple-layered pearl-swirl of prettiness; add extra-yum to Eye Shadow; Perfect Topping Mineralize Skinfinish is the ultimate cake walk. We could eat you up.

Bubbles: Sheer frosty white beige
Saint Germain: Clean pastel pink
Lollipop Loving: Clean mid-tone coral and subtle green with gold iridescence
Sweet Thing: Mid-tone magenta with multidimensional pearl
Touch: Peachy cinnamon
Suggested Retail Price $14.00

TRICOLOUR LIPGLASS: Three stacked layers of Lipglass in one vial add a fun and playful effect to the final product. Each layer is a different color that smoothly gradates into the next layer. Different pearl combinations give an appealing textural look to each layer.
Suggested Retail Price $17.50

Consume Me
Top: Sheer white with reflects
Middle: Pale mint with duochrome pearl Bottom: Creamy light peach with pearl

Just Dessert
Top: Sheer yellow pink with reflects
Middle: Mid-tone yellow pink with duochrome pearl
Bottom: Mid-tone creamy yellow pink

Simply Delicious
Top: Sheer peach with reflects
Middle: Pale coral with duochrome pearl
Bottom: Creamy mid-tone coral

Top: Sheer gold with gold reflects
Middle: True gold with duochrome pearl
Bottom: Mid-tone bronze

Top: Sheer blue pink with reflects
Middle: Mid-tone blue pink with duochrome pearl
Bottom: Dark creamy red pink

Sugarshot: Pale frosty beige
Dear Cupcake: Mid-tone pink coral with gold pearl
Aquavert: Soft mint with white pearl
Stars ‘n’ Rockets: Dirty lavender with red and pink reflects
Club: Muted reddish brown duochrome with green opalescent shimmer
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50

Lemon Chiffon: Frosted pewter
Butternutty: Frosted pale white gold
Penny: Light pinky copper
Red Velvet: Frosted mid-tone pink
Cakeshop: Frosted light neutral beige
Suggested Retail Price: $16.50

Zoomblack: Rich black
Suggested Retail Price: $12.00

Peppermint Patti: Creamy mint green
Seasonal Peach: Creamy pale peachy pink
Suggested Retail Price: $11.00


Perfect Topping: Pink/peach/lavender mélange
Refined: Tan/peach/coral mélange
Suggested Retail Price: $27.00


34 Lash Dramatically long. Wispy. Features a long, winged-corner edge.
Suggested Retail Price: $12.00

Sugarsweet will be available starting March 19th – for a limited time – at MAC counters and at

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CoverGirl Outlast Lipstains and LashBlast Luxe Giveaway Winner

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The Best Cat Eye at New York Fashion Week, Fall 2009

Despite going backstage at countless Fashion Week shows, the best darn cat eye belonged to my roommate, Katie – who flew in from Nevada to report for Makeup Bag and assist the lovely Erika.

Little K (she reminds me of Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl, so I gave her a nickname) creates her ferosh cat eye using the following products and tools:

MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
MAC Small Angle Brush (#263)
bareMinerals Rocker Eye Kit (she uses 1980s Eyecolor and Rock Star Eyecolor)
Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Smoky Eye
DuWop Lash Venom Mascara


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