I recently discovered one of my favorite new boutiques and make up artists, Jacey Cosentino owner of Powder Puff to Brushes Boutique. We are excited to have her expertise today on our blog.
Get Glamorous Lashes
By Jacey Cosentino
Lashes, lovely lashes, fabulous lashes, flirty lashes, glamorous lashes… this is what we want to hear!
As women we want lashes that invoke envy amongst our peers. When we give someone the Marilyn “wink” we want the whole room to take notice. We see all of our favorite celebs sporting long, thick, sultry lashes on the red carpet, the covers of magazines and on TV interviews. How, we ask, do these women look so flawless and so effortless? Well, I am here to let you in on a little secret. Shhhh… Don’t tell anyone… they all have Lash Extensions!!
Lash Extensions are a MUST HAVE in your beauty regime. Let your clumpy mascara be a distant memory, with Lash Extensions there is no need for a full mascara application. Lash Extensions lengthen, thicken and tint your lashes all in one step and can last up to 6 weeks.
You have many different options if interested in a little lash glam. Two of the top companies for semi-permanent lash extensions are Novalash and Xtreme Lash. These Lash giants offer a wide range of lash lengths and thicknesses. Novalash offers a Platinum Bond glue designed for the more athletic type or for someone who just knows ahead of time they will be a little rougher on their lashes then the average Jane. For the ladies going to a special event or even just a night out with the girls Novalash carries the Candied Lashes in an array of shimmery colors that will add a little sparkle to your wink. Interested in a more daring lash? Xtreme Lash offers a rainbow of colors such as hot pink and cobalt blue.
Maybe a full set of Lash Extensions is not in your budget or maybe you have full lashes but are wanting to add a few just towards the end of your lash line for a more cat eye shape, whatever your desires there is a lash design that can be customized just for you! Novalash and Xtreme Lash Extensions range in price from $95 to $225 with touchups starting at $65.
Wanting the ultimate in luxury lashes? Mink Lash Extensions are for you! Mink lashes are the choice of celebs such as Madonna, JLo and Paris Hilton. They are lighter, blacker and softer. Makeup Mandy, who owns the “Lash Bar to the Stars” in Hollywood CA carries her own line of Mink Lashes and ladies these are the crème de la crème of lashes. She pampers the lashes of stars such as, Whitney Port, Avril Lavigne, Marie Chantal Princess of Greece, and Vivica A. Fox. Mink Lash Extensions range in price from $185 to $350 with touchups starting at $115.
Lash Extension Tips and Tricks…
- Arrive at your Lash appointment with clean, makeup free lashes and lids.
- Lash Extension application takes anywhere from an hour in a half to two in a half hours.
- You cannot get your lashes wet for 24 hours after application.
- Use an oil free eye makeup remover daily, such as LashX by Makeup Mandy designed to clean, condition and lengthen the life of your lashes.
Learn more about Jacey Cosentino and Powder Puff to Brushes
Jacey Cosentino, owner Powder Puffs to Brushes beauty boutique and lash bar, has been an industry leading celebrity makeup artist and hairstylist for over a decade. She spent close to 10 years in Los Angeles CA working on some of Hollywood’s finest. Her clients have graced the covers and pages of Seventeen, Glamour, CosmoGirl, Italian Vogue, French Photo, Maxim, Playboy, Martha Stewart Weddings and W Magazines. Raised in the South Jacey always longed to get back to her roots and decided to take the knowledge she had gained in Hollywood and open Charleston’s newest hot spot for pampering, primping and socializing.
Her boutique offers everything from Airbrush Makeup and Tanning, Nail services, Bliss Spa Facials, Waxing, Lash Extensions including Mink Lash Extensions, A Custom Scent Bar, Exclusive Makeup Lines, Jewelry, Gifts and Acessories.
Jacey and her staff at Powder Puffs to Brushes look forward to you stopping in for some wine, a dabble at the scent bar, some lash glam and a little (or a lot) of shopping.