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Bright and Beautiful: 6 Spring Beauty Trends to Try

Spring is right around the corner and not only are we excited about warmer temps and fresh fashion statements, but we can’t wait to try out each one of the beauty trends below. Now the only question is: Which one shall we try first?

POPPY RED LIP

A red lip for spring? Sure, why not?! But not just any red will do; it’s a poppy red that is the shade this season. This fun color can glam up your full makeup look or add a pretty pop to your minimal, no-makeup fresh face. Either way, this color is a refreshing take on the classic red lip. Click here to find the perfect red shade for your pout.

BOLD BROWS

Don’t worry, ladies—pencil-thin brows are not coming back as a trend this spring (We hope they never do!). Bold, beautiful brows are here to stay! A big shout-out goes to designers like Fendi, who stuck with this classic look on the Spring 2019 runway.

So, just how can you transform your brows to stay on trend or give yourself a much-needed brow makeover? It’s simple, just visit a Lash Lounge near you and discover the options we have for brow services. Whether it’s a brow tint or microblading, we can give your brows a boost.

SUNKISSED CHEEKS

Don’t you love that natural spring and summer glow you get when you finally ditch the indoors for some precious sun? So do we! Give your cheeks that gently-kissed look by applying a rust shade of blush.

PINK PIGMENTS

Don’t be surprised when you see pink gracing eyelids and lips this spring. This timeless color adds such a youthful, fresh look when subtly applied. Giorgio Armani debuted new products for his Spring 2019 show and, in that collection, a plethora of pink! Swoon over these pretty palettes and how to wear them here!

LILAC EYESHADOW

Vibrant yet subtle, lilac eyeshadow should be your go-to spring eyeshadow shade this year! Why lilac? Well, it’s colorful enough to make your eyes pop, yet can still be worn subtly if your heart desires. Whether you choose more of a matte lilac shadow or one with a shimmer, we’re certain you and your lovely lilac eyes will make a statement wherever you go! Want to see just how fabulous this color is? Click here to see it on a celeb who was just spotted wearing this shade!

RAINBOW MANIS

Spring beauty wouldn’t be complete without pretty nails, right, ladies? In case you haven’t seen the latest manicure trend, we’ll fill you in with these two powerful words: rainbow nails. Yes, we did say “rainbow”! This colorful manicure has been seen all over social media over the past couple of months. Just picture it: a different color (usually pastels) on each nail! Want to see for yourself? Check it out here. And then tell us: Will you give it a try?

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No matter what beauty or fashion trend you decide to try and wear this spring, wear it (and ROCK it) with confidence!

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Best Beauty Looks from the AMA’s (And How You…

If you watched the American Music Awards last week, then you not only saw some impressive performances and fashion statements, but you also saw some flawless makeup and gorgeous lashes. We loved many of the super glamorous looks we saw and we’re sharing some of the best beauty looks from the AMA’s with you, plus how YOU can get the same looks . . . you’re welcome!


Taylor Swift

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Taylor’s Look:

  • Metallic eye shadow
  • Winged eyeliner
  • Feathery lashes
  • A soft nude lip

Get Her Look:

  • For the eye shadow, we love the sultry shadow palette from Sephora which includes a silver metallic shade like Taylor wore, plus 13 more shades.
  • To get that perfect winged liner look, Maybelline‘s felt-tip liquid eyeliner glides on smooth for precise control.
  • For the lashes, a full set of Volume Lash Extensions will have your lashes looking just like Taylor’s!
  • Then for the lips, NARS Honolulu Honey is the perfect blend of natural beige with a satin finish. 

Ciara

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Ciara’s Look:

  • Gold, shimmery eyes
  • Lifted lashes
  • Nude glossed lips

Get Her Look:

  • Bobbi Brown’s shimmer wash eye shadow in ‘champagne’ is the perfect shade to highlight and illuminate the eyes like we see on Ciara.
  • Her lashes looked beautifully natural with a lovely lift and curl. You can get this same classic look with a simple Lash Lift Perm which will define and curl your lashes seamlessly in one treatment. (Note: A lash lift perm is not available in New Jersey.)
  • Try Lancome’s L’Absolu Lacquer Gloss in Beige Aura to add the same nude glossy look to your lips.

Vanessa Hudgens

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Vanessa’s Look:

  • Nude matte lip
  • Full, flared lashes
  • Arched brows

Get Her Look:

  • To get lips like Vanessa, try this matte lipstick from Ulta by Anastasia Beverly Hills and go for the color, Soft Touch.
  • Recreate her lash look by getting a full set of our Volume Lash Extensions. Volume lashes offer incredible fullness with 2 or more of our lightest lash extensions applied to 1 natural eyelash.
  • To get your brows looking like Vanessa’s, get them threaded. Eyebrow threading is an innovative option for brow shaping and hair removal. It also has many benefits over waxing and plucking and can give you this same sexy arched look.

Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer’s Look:

  • Contoured face
  • Super dark, warm smokey eyes
  • Volume lashes

Get Her Look:

  • To conquer this contoured look, try the ‘Step-by-Step Contour Kit’ by Smashbox.
  • Get the same sultry smokey eye with warm tones by using the Makeup Atelier Eye Shadow Palette by Beautylish.
  • A full set of Volume Eyelash Extensions will complete the look and have you looking just as fab as JLo herself!

Dua Lipa

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Dua’s Look:

  • Shades of brown on her lips and eyes
  • Full lashes on the top and bottom
  • Bold brows (that are noticeably a perfect match to her hair color.)

Get Her Look:

  • Brown shades are all the rage this season and you can get this same edgy yet feminine look on your lips with Yves Saint Laurent’s ROUGE PUR COUTURE Lipstick with shade 53 Beige Promenade from Sephora. Continue the brown tones on the eyes by using a bronze shade like MAC’s Charcoal Brown eye shadow.
  • A full lash line on the top AND bottom can be achieved by getting Lash Extensions -and yes, you can even get lash extensions on your lower lid. This will open up your eyes and brighten your face even more than just having lash extensions on the top!
  • For the same bold brow look as Dua, get a simple brow tint. This service is ideal for those who want to darken their brows or simply give them a bolder look. And it also saves you the hassle of filling in your brows – which is a huge time saver! (Note: Lash tinting is available at many Lash Lounge locations, but not in the following states: New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts or California.)

 


Want to see more celeb makeup looks? Click here!

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Celebrity Brow Transformations: Before and After

Believe it or not, not all celebs were born with picture perfect brows. See these celebrity brow transformations for yourself and if you’re in need of a brow makeover, The Lash Lounge can help!

Gwen Stefani

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Jennifer Lopez

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Julia Roberts 

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Nicole Kidman 

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Jada Pinkett Smith 

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Sarah Jessica Parker 

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Adele 

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Victoria Beckham

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Want more? Click here to see more transformations and details on our brow services!

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7 Ways to Survive Back to School like a…

It’s that time of year . . . Back to School time! Whether you have one kiddo or six, this time of year can be stressful with all the lists, getting back into routines, new school, entering new grades, the list goes on and on. So today we’re sharing 7 ways to survive back to school like the boss Mom you are!

1. Do Some Prep

A little advance legwork can save a lot of hand-holding during the morning rush. So set your child up for success by readying easy-to-forget essentials (calculator, tissue pack, flash cards, etc.) in the evening. Bag up lunch and put it on a low shelf in the fridge so kids can reach it at go time. (via scholastic.com)

2. Tool Up

Obtain the class supply list and take a special shopping trip with your child. Having the right tools will help him feel prepared. While keeping basic needs in mind, allow for a couple of splurges like a cool notebook or a favorite-colored pen. These simple pleasures make going back to school a lot more fun.

School supply lists also provide great insight into the schoolwork ahead. Get your child excited about upcoming projects by explaining how new supplies might be used. Let him practice using supplies that he’s not used before — such as colored pencils or a protractor — so he will be comfortable using them in class. (via pbs.org)

3. Budget your Back-to-School List

The most important part of school shopping is setting a budget. Even more important is including the kids. Sit down with them, show them how a budget works, and what your plan of attack is. When it comes to the actual shopping part, give them a small budget of their own to buy their wants. The catch is they do the math, and you help them make conscious decisions on quality and usefulness. (via thesurvivalmom.com)

4. Set a Fast Pace

Despite your best efforts, there are going to be days when the kids dawdle. What to do? Play a Beat The Clock game. Pick related tasks (think: brushing hair and teeth and washing hands), set a timer for five minutes, and ask your kid if he can do them all before the buzzer rings. Every time he succeeds, give him a point to be used for a treat. Your reward: a few precious hands-off moments to sip coffee! (via scholastic.com)

5. Make it a Challenge

The surprising secret to developing the behavior you want? Tell your kid you’re unsure he can do the task, whether it’s picking out clothes solo, packing books, or sitting down to breakfast. “Parents sometimes have a misguided view that reasoning with a child is the way to get him to change his behavior,” notes Alan E. Kazdin, Ph.D., director of the Yale Parenting Center. “But if you just say, ‘I don’t think you can get dressed all by yourself. Only big boys can do that,’ kids will often respond, ‘Oh, no, I can!’” Once your little one successfully completes a task, heap praise on him — it’ll encourage a repeat performance. (via scholastic.com)

6. Ease Into The Routine

Switching from a summer to a school schedule can be stressful to everyone in the household. Avoid first-day-of-school mayhem by practicing your routine a few days in advance. Set the alarm clock, go through your morning rituals, and get in the car or to the bus stop on time. Routines help children feel comfortable, and establishing a solid school routine will make the first day of school go much smoother. (via pbs.org)

7. Get An Effortless Beauty Routine for YOU

Mornings are hectic, which is why the less time you spend getting ready in the mornings, the better. But you still want to look great and feel refreshed each morning, so let The Lash Lounge help you with that. Lash Extensions and any of our other fabulous lash and brow services are always a hit with Moms as it helps make their morning routines even easier, especially this time of year. Click here to find a salon near you and give yourself the gift of effortless beauty for the new school year!


If you have any tips to share with fellow Moms or Parents, please leave us comment!

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6 Ways to Truly Relax During Your Service

We know life is busy and things get stressful!  It’s always our goal to provide a relaxing experience for our clients, so today we’re sharing 6 ways to truly relax during your service at The Lash Lounge . . . take note!

 1. Get Comfortable

At The Lash Lounge, we’re not just there to transform your lashes and brows, we’re there to make you as comfortable as possible. Our plush blankets are always a hit with our clients as they lay back and relax during their service. We also recommend that you chat with your stylist and let them know if there’s anything else you need in order to have a truly comfortable and relaxing experience.

2. Keep It Quiet

Our stylists love to chat with their clients of course, however a little less talk allows you to truly unwind – which we want you to do during your service! So don’t feel like you have to talk. Keep it quiet so you can relax and let your stylist work her magic!

3. Avoid Too Much Caffeine Before Your Appointment

We all love our coffee, sodas and those super tasty Starbucks drinks that helps us get through the day. But if you’re all hyped up on caffeine, you may find it hard to relax. So save your favorite caffeinated indulgence for after your appointment – if you can!

4. Listen to Some Tunes

Some Lash Lounge salons offer headphones or earbuds so that clients can listen to music and unwind – and we also always welcome clients who bring their own! Listening to music is a great way to tune things out and enjoy that much deserved time during your appointment. Click here for some chill songs and best relaxing pop hits playlist!

5. Choose a Low Stress Appointment Time

If possible and your schedule allows, try to choose an appointment time that will keep the stress level low and allow you to truly relax during your service. For instance, if you schedule an appointment during your lunch break or cut it close before another commitment, you may feel stressed worrying about the next place you have to be. However we know that sometimes you just gotta work things in when you can, so do what you need to do but if you can – allow yourself that extra time so you can really relax! (Now it’s easier then ever to make an appointment at The Lash Lounge with our on-line booking.)

6. Put Your Phone On Silent

We rarely put our phones away, even for just a short time. During your appointment, every ding or notification may keep you from getting that much needed lash nap you’ve been dreaming of all week. So keep your phone in your purse and even turn it on ‘do not disturb’ for a short time. Everyone will survive and you will enjoy your “me time’ so much more!

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Meghan Markle’s Big Day Beauty Look and How to…

There was so much to be in awe of over the weekend when it came to the Royal Wedding, but our number one awe inspiring moment was when we first saw the bride. Meghan Markle stayed true to her sense of style keeping her big day look classic, modern and not overdone. Same went for her makeup and since it’s officially wedding season, we’re breaking down her big day beauty look and how you can get the same look for your big day – or simply everyday!

One guess what our favorite part of her look was . . . her lashes and brows, of course!

FACE

Her Look: Gorgeous and glowing, the bride went for a natural look when it came to her face. She’s all about letting her freckles show, therefor she didn’t try to cover them up. While she skipped the heavy foundation, her makeup artist for the wedding (Daniel Martin) did add a bit of concealer under her eye.

Get The Look: Meghan’s said she’s a fan of super-light foundations (again, so her freckles can show through). To get there, Meghan’s pre-engagement makeup artist, Lydia Sellers, says she would reach for Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation in shade 6.25 with a few drops of 5.5. Bounced on with a slightly wet Beautyblender, it gives light, dewy coverage. (via glamour.com)

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EYES + LASHES

The Look: Her eyes were the main beauty feature as she wore smoky gray eyeshadow and her lashes were bold with the most lovely full and fluttery appearance.

Get The Look:  Rather than overdoing the eyeliner, Meghan tends to play up her lashes. The best way to get this lovely look is to get Volume Lash Extensions! The fullness, length, curl and deep, natural color and overall look is just the ticket to having royally gorgeous lashes.

For eyeliners, her two favorites are M.A.C. Teddy, a gorgeous, gold-flecked brown, and Chanel Eyeliner in Cassis, a shimmery plum that she draws on her upper lash line and water line. (via glamour.com)

LIPS

The Look: Her lips were painted a peachy pale pink shade of lipstick that had a satin finish. (via hapersbazaar.com)

Get The Look: The word on the street is that Markle’s a fan of Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Very Victoria ($34), a matte, dusty rose-tinted nude that seems polished enough even for the halls of Buckingham Palace or, say, the queen’s personal tea room. Not only does the pink tone give it some warmth—a nonnegotiable when you’re dealing with nude shades—but the matte finish makes it feel more modern than your average neutral lipstick. Also worth noting: Celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury is one of the best-known Brits in her field, so Markle’s choice could be a sly nod to her new country. (via glamour.com)

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BROWS

The Look: Not overly bold but still quite beautiful, her brows were striking, defined and filled-in to anchor her face.

Get The Look: Sherrille Riley is responsible for Meghan’s brows and told metro.co.uk how she created the perfect brow style for her, which she refers to as the ‘Audrey Hepburn Brow’. The style is to keep the brows as straight as possible with a gradual lift at the tail ends and the style is completely arch-less and in-line with the natural brow. It’s a really modern twist on the iconic brow shape that Audrey was famous for. This effortless shape lifts the face and harmonises the features. Threading is one of the methods Riley uses to achieve this classic brow look on Meghan.


Want more on Meghan’s Royal Wedding Makeup? Click here!

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Our Favorite Beauty Looks from the 2018 Met Gala

From glowing complexions, picture perfect lips and stunning lashes and brows – we’re still swooning over these looks from the 2018 Met Gala last week! See below for some of our favorite looks from this star studded event.


Kerry Washington

The Scandal actor brought va-va-volume to the red carpet with soft, brushed-out curls, courtesy of hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew. While Washington’s hair was still wet, the hairstylist diffused it (using the GHD Air Diffuser) to add volume and a whole lot of texture. Once dry, Sturdivant-Drew used the Tangle Teezer to loosen up curls — and then teased the roots to the, ahem, heavens. (via allure.com)


Kate Bosworth

With her fresh and flawless makeup, Kate Bosworth looked as though she stepped straight out of a painting. She opted for rosy cheeks and coordinating lipstick. Bosworth’s ethereal makeup left her skin glowing. (via theinsider.com)


Jennifer Lopez

J Lo did what J Lo does: slayed the red carpet in her signature cocktail of bronzer, lashes, and glossy lips. We love how she ditched the hair extensions for an impressively sleek lob. (via popsugar.com)


Amal Clooney

Sure, shimmery eyes, cherry-red lips, and a tousled pony are basically Clooney’s beauty M.O. at this point, but we’d be lying if we said she didn’t pull off the Charlotte Tilbury-designed look — again. (via allure.com)


Kate Upton

Kate paired her multicolored jeweled headpiece with a simple makeup look that included nude lipstick and bold brows. (via popsugar.com)


Kendall Jenner

Kendall paired her uber straight ponytail with a dark gray smoky eye. (Via popsugar.com)


Priyanka Chopra

“Fierce” is truly the only word that comes to mind when describing Chopra’s look — the gold-cascading headpiece, the deep-red lip, and the equally bold brows. (via allure.com)


Ariana Grande

A precise flick of eyeliner enhanced Ariana Grande’s makeup look. The inner corners of her eye were dusted with a shimmery shadow. She kept her lips natural with a light lipstick that matched her gigantic hair bow. (via theinsider.com)


Want to see even more gorgeous beauty looks from the gala? Click here!

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7 Makeup Looks We Loved From The Oscars

In case you didn’t catch all of the glitz and glam on the red carpet last night, we’re sharing 7 of our favorite makeup looks from the Oscars. From gorgeous glowing skin, sultry sexy eyes and long lovely lashes, these are the looks we loved most!

Allison Williams

Allison looked lovely with her wavy locks, glowing skin, a nude lip and our favorite . . . long lashes! She’s clearly a natural beauty but the length on those lashes truly brightened her gorgeous face.

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Gal Gadot (a.k.a Wonder Woman)

This big screen star enhanced her natural beauty with a wine colored lip, classic lashes and full, perfectly shaped brows.

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Viola Davis

This talented actress went for voluminous curls, makeup that enhanced her naturally beautiful skin and show stopping lashes with MAJOR length. This is what we call, lash envy!

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Zendaya

She was on trend with the minimal makeup look but what stood out to us the most was her bold, beautiful brows! (Psst . . . if you want brows like this, we can help! Microblading, threading or a brow tint can get your brows looking this lovely. Click here to find a salon near you and get picture perfect eyebrows!) )

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Jennifer Lawrence

Jen was smokin’ on the red carpet! What caught our eye when we first saw her look was her sultry, smoky winged eye shadow and loose locks. We also loved her warm toned matte lip – it completed her star studded look.

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Andra Day

Andra dazzled the red carpet with her look, but when it came to her makeup, her volume lashes and glossy full lip stole the show!

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Ashley Judd

Ashley took our breath away and was the definition of Hollywood Glam! We loved her dress (it’s our signature color, after all ) and her skin looked flawless with a natural, rosy glow. Her brows had a classic, lovely shape, then of course we were swooning over her fabulous, flared lashes which enhanced her beautiful brown eyes.

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Want to see more? Click here and set your eyes on the many other lovely looks from the 2018 Oscars. Oh, and leave us a comment with who you thought looked the best on the red carpet . . . we’d love to know!

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10 Facts About Brow Tinting and Threading You May…

If your brows are in need of a makeover, brow tinting and threading can do wonders! See below for 10 facts about these two fabulous services that you may or may not know.

Eyebrow Threading

  1. The results from eyebrow threading lasts longer than plucking or waxing. Plucking lasts 2–4 weeks, waxing lasts 3–6 weeks and eyebrow threading (wait for it . . . ) can last up to 8 weeks!
  2. Threading removes an entire row of hairs at a time, which will give your brows a more precise shape
  3. If you have ever experienced ingrown hairs after plucking, you will not have to worry about that happening with threading.
  4. Threading is a much faster process than waxing or plucking.
  5. Brow threading will not irritate your skin like waxing often can.

Eyebrow Tinting

  1. Brow tinting is a service that doesn’t involve hair removal but uses a semi-permanent dye to enhance the color, shape, and thickness of your brows.
  2. Tinting is the perfect way to add a color boost to your brows (and even your lashes) and is ideal for those with light hair.
  3. A brow tint can widen your arches and elongate your eyebrows, which will give your brows a more defined, beautiful look.
  4. If you have naturally fine brows or you over-plucked back in the day like many of us did (ooops!) a brow tint can help by boosting the volume of your eyebrows.
  5. Even if your eyebrows are already dark, a tint can grab those peach-fuzz hairs and fill in the shape of your brows. You may discover you have hairs you didn’t know were there!