Make Up for New Years Eve ~ Julep Mascara

Christmas is over but the celebrating certainly isn’t and that means that great make up is just as important as ever! Although I gave you several secret beauty tips before Christmas I wanted to add in just a few more so that you will be looking your best to bring in the New Year!

Do you go out and party to ring in the New Year or do you cuddle up and have a cozy evening at home? As I mentioned yesterday we always just have a fun evening at the house to ring in the New Year, but as you also know that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get dressed up! What better way to start a New Year than by looking your best-even if it is just to clink a plastic glass of Pepsi with hubby?!

If you’re a long time reader you might remember that while I’m usually pretty easy going with most of my beauty regmine (other than my fussy skin) I am super duper picky about mascara–maybe because other than foundation I think it is the one makeup staple I just couldn’t live without. We’re talking, bring it to a desserted island kind of need it! Because of these things I’m always looking for the latest, greatest mascara! It needs to be full, non clumping, non flaking, not waterproof (I don’t like using heavy duty makeup remover daily) but long lasting. I know–I’m a hard taskmistress when it comes to mascara! Since I’m a Julep VIP Blogger (yey!) I recently was given the chance to try out 2 of their mascaras– Julep Boho Glam Lengthening Mascara & Julep American Beauty Lengthening Mascara.

When I first pulled the wand out I was a little weirded out–why did it look like there were a bunch of eyelashes in my mascara??!! Looking more closely at the bottle I saw that it included micro-fiber applicator with lash lengthening ingredients–bascially you swipe it on and it makes your lashes lusher and fuller-kinda like fake lashes without all the fuss and bother–cool right?!

 

I’ve been using these both for a few weeks now and I really like them! As you can see they do make a big difference in making my lashes long, pretty, and “pop”! I like that it really doesn’t look “overdone” though. I like to have fun with makeup but I also want to avoid the “globbed it on by the buckets” look!

 

At $24 it is about the mid-range between box store mascara and the super fancy makeup counter kinds. Having tried a variety of both high dollar and super deal mascara I do think it’s worth the little bit of extra $$!

Try them out for yourself for a discount!!! Use Julep Discount Code: VIP20 to receive 20% off on purchases of $20 or more at Julep.com

These macaras look especially gorgeous when you’re trying to pull off the red lip look because it makes your eyes dramatic without having to use much eyeshadow. Although the mascaras are different I’ve found that they apply and feel very similiar, but my favorite is the Julep American Beauty Lengthening Mascara possibly because it came in black-which I like the best.

What is your makeup must have item that you just couldn’t live without? Is it mascara or something else? Let me know in the comments!

Nicole Elliott