Love, Lashes, and Lipstick: My Secrets for a Gorgeous, Happy Life
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From A-list celebrity makeup artist and Mally Beauty founder Mally Roncal comes an inspirational guide to living a gorgeous life inside and out, with step-by-step beauty lessons and personal stories about how inner strength, a positive outlook, and plenty of mascara can empower and uplift women at every age.
Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal has a message she wants to share with the whole world: What makes you different makes you beautiful! It’s the mantra that inspires her work with A-list clients (who include Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift, Mary J. Blige, and Kelly Osbourne) and every single “bulletproof” item in her Mally Beauty cosmetics line. With her warm, generous spirit, infectious energy, and deeply rooted belief that with a positive outlook and a couple of genius makeup tricks every woman can be gorgois inside and out, Mally has created a legion of fans, a.k.a. Mallynistas, who faithfully tune in whenever she appears on QVC and follow her on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.
In Love, Lashes, and Lipstick, Mally tells her own story of growing up as the daughter of two Filipino doctors; smuggling blue eyeliner into her Catholic school; breaking into the business (with giant platform heels and bleached blond hair) in New York; jetting around the world with megastars; meeting her soul mate when she was least expecting it; and gradually building a full, joyous life running her own business and raising three young girls.
Along with her wise and hilarious life lessons, Mally shares the secrets to all her signature looks with easy, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous illustrations. Want to master Beyoncé’s and JLo’s sexy glow, or the ultimate smoky eye? Need to look polished but fierce for a big day at work, or fake eight hours of sleep when you only got four? As Mally would say, “It’s all here, my loves! Come and get it!”
Praise for Love, Lashes, and Lipstick
“The beauty book you’ve been waiting for forever.”—The Huffington Post
“Mally Roncal’s new book is full of beauty wisdom. . . . If you’re a makeup junkie, you’ll want to get your hands on it ASAP.”—Allure
“A beauty lover’s must-read.”—StyleBistro
“The most important thing we learn from Mally (aside from everything you ever wanted to know about false eyelashes) is how to have fun, how to be a wonderful, beautiful, love-filled person, and how to enjoy life. Had this book come along earlier, I might have had a better life (and better lashes).”—Isaac Mizrahi
“Mally Roncal’s approach to makeup is exemplified by her personality: smart, sexy, fun, and beautiful. I really dig this woman!”—RuPaul
“Mally’s gift, aside from creating beautiful makeup, is her incredible generosity of spirit. She shares tools for feeling beautiful inside and out. Mally’s family is the center of her universe, and her heart is big enough to enfold each and every friend, client, and customer within that family. Kudos to my dear friend on this amazing book! Within it are the tools for achieving true beauty.”—Tracy Reese
“Mally isn’t just a beauty expert—she’s a spirited cheerleader for women everywhere. Within the first twenty minutes of reading her new book, I found myself in stitches, then tears, then stitches again.”—Amy Synnott, executive editor, InStyle
out my face. I used to get so mad at Phil! Well, not mad, more like envious. He can fall asleep anytime, no matter what he’s got going on. When I asked how he does it, he said, “Why worry? It’s going to be there tomorrow, and there’s nothing I can do about it now. So let’s just get some rest so we are strong enough tomorrow to fight!” Very smart, but—let’s admit it—easier said than done. There’s one thing that has helped me deal with my worry problem: faith. One of my favorite sayings is: “Let
friend, my soldier, and my partner in life, parenting, and business. He is my inspiration, my court jester, my psychiatrist. His honesty and integrity make me want to be a better person every day. He is everything that I could have asked for and more. So trust. Have faith. Believe in happily ever after. Just allow your heart to be free, be a good person, live with an honest soul, and God will put all the right opportunities and people right in front of you. Our first apartment On our wedding
wait for you out there?” They both stopped and looked at me. “Um…makeup takes two hours,” Beyoncé said. “Well, with all due respect, with your face and my makeup, it takes ten minutes.” I smiled. She gave me a look that I interpreted as “Girl, you realize that this moment could end your career, but, okay, let’s do it.” I packed up my stuff, partly excited and partly nervous. We hung out for a few minutes, and then I saw her off to the premiere and jumped in a cab myself. I called Phil
Words have power. They can heal and they can create. Let your words create the life that you want. Classic (New-Mom) Smoky Eye A smoky eye is guaranteed to make a woman feel sexy, whether she’s wearing sweatpants and a T or an LBD. It’s much easier than you think. We used a plum shade in this illustration, but you can use any color family. 1. Put eye shadow base all over your lids. This will keep your shadow bulletproof and the color fierce all day (or night). 2. Apply a light shimmery shadow
all over lid. 3. With a blending brush, sweep a medium shade of shadow in your chosen color family in a windshield-wiper motion from lash line to crease. 4. Dip a crease brush into a darker shade in the same color family and lay the shadow right into the crease of your eye. Don’t be afraid to build the color. Blend, blend, blend—you don’t want any harsh lines. 5. Use a black pencil to line the upper lashes, getting the color right into the lashes. I like to line the bottom lashes with a color