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thexluvlyssa said: My eyelashes don’t like to stay up after I curl and apply mascara.. any ideas?
Lashes which don’t curl can be well, down right annoying. Curled lashes are longer looking lashes and I hate applying mascara without curling my lashes first.
A good eyelash curler is essential, this doesn’t mean an expensive lash curler from a cult brand like Shu Uemura but it means that a $1 one usually won’t cut it. I like the Sally Hansen La Cross Curler because it is budget friendly but still produces excellent results. To use an eyelash curler start with clean lashes, hold it at the base of your lashes and squeeze for a few seconds, then walk it out to the middle of your lashes squeeze and then to the very tips of the lashes and squeeze again, you can also repeat the step but only use your lash curler before mascara, using it after can damage your lashes. Using heat will also make the curl last longer, you can either opt for a heated eyelash curler (which can be used before and after mascara) or heat your eyelash curler under a medium heat (just make sure you test it on the back of your hand first to ensure it is not too hot)
A lash primer will help to make your mascara last longer and will give more length and curl to your lashes which is a huge benefit. I like the ELF Studio Mascara Primer (which bonus is super affordable!)
This is one of the most important steps and an important key when you want to hold a curl on your lashes: use a waterproof mascara. Waterproof mascaras generally hold curl better as it isn’t as easily disrupted by any water from your eyes as a normal mascara. I love Maybelline The Rocket which also comes in a waterproof version. Curved mascara brushes work great too as they help to catch every lash, giving you that really curved/feline look. I like to use the Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara as a base and then top it off with Maybelline The Rocket
Make sure you wiggle the mascara wand at the base of your lashes to give them the most lift and curl possible.
I hope I helped you and if you need anything else feel free to ask.
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Should You Really Skip Moisturing If You Have Oily Skin?
“Honey you shouldn’t moisturise if you have acne or oily skin ” said your grandmother, mother and aunty. Your family members might be right about loads of things but when it comes to the whole “Don’t moisturise on oily skin” saga they couldn’t be more wrong.
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Physicians Formula 2 in 1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum Review
For years I was devoted to kohl pencils and when I tried making the transition to liquid I could never quite get the hang of it and I had so many complaints; too watery, not waterproof, not pigmented enough, stung my eyes, hard to use, oh I could go on for days. Now a few years later I’ve stopped hating on liquid and actually find myself reaching for it over gel. Which liquid liner stopped me hating them you ask? The Australis Curve Ink Liquid Liner was to blame but my true love affair with liquid liner came about when I tried the Physicians Formula 2 in 1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum AKA my favourite liquid liner.
Physicians Formula 2 in 1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum Packaging
The packaging of this is streamlined and easy to use. It isn’t bulky which means you can get a good thin line. The lid does have a “spring” kind of closure which some people may find annoying but it means the cap goes on nice and tight but is still easy to remove. I didn’t have any problems with the applicator drying out but I know some people have.
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How to Cleanse With Oil
Cleansing is an essential step in every skincare routine oil however we are often told is not. You shouldn’t be scared of oil because believe it or not it should be an essential part of your skincare routine, whether you have dry, oily or combination skin. Oils can be fantastic for the skin - especially when it comes to cleansing; they can break up every speckle of makeup, including waterproof and long-wear products. They can also be used to “pre-cleanse” the skin if you don’t like the oily residue some cleansing oils can give.
First of all you’ll need to know your skin-type so make sure you take a look at the “Figuring Out Your Skin-type” guide. Next of all I’m going to give you the low-down on why cleansing oils are fantastic for all skin-types, not just dry.
Dry skin: Great because it hydrates the skin and helps to cure dry and flaky patches.
Oily skin: Fantastic because of the simple rule in science; oil is attracted to oil. In the long run a cleansing oil will help to balance out the oil production in your skin without stripping it of all its natural oils.
Combination skin: Perfect because it balances out the oil production of your skin by hydrating the drier areas and reducing oil in the oilier parts.
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531) If you have hooded eyelids avoid highlighting your brow bone - it will make your eye appear more puffy.
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katievanspleen said: Hi there! I’m wondering if you have an opinion on the best false eyelashes. I really love them, but I don’t know if it’s better to go for strips vs. individual lashes, and which ones don’t look horribly cheap and fake! Do you know anything about it?
I love false lashes, they are my favourite way to add drama to any look but they can be: A. Tricky to apply and uncomfortable (stay tuned for a how-to guide!) and B. extremely cheap looking.
First of all a good lash glue is essential and really does make the world of difference. Generally speaking I am not a fan of the tiny tubes of lash glue included in the packs, I find they don’t hold lashes as well and sometimes irritate my eyes. My favourite lash glue is DUO Adhesive. It is latex based (so if you are allergic to Latex avoid it) and keeps lashes on for hours, and hours and hours! Make sure you let the glue become tacky before you apply the lashes or they won’t hold.
Good quality eyelashes don’t necessarily mean expensive, $20 a pair ones either, as a matter of a fact some of my favourite false lashes come from cheaper, more budget friendly brands. Whilst I do love a good set of false lashes from Makeup Forever or Illamasqua I really like Eylure, Ardell and Red Cherry false lashes (most of the full sets are made out of human hair as opposed to synthetic which can sometimes look a bit cheap) because not only do they look great on but they are more comfortable than other false lashes I have tried.
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Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation Review
If I were to rename this foundation it would be called “The Best Foundation For Dry Skin, Ever” This foundation is my favourite, yes you read me right my favourite and holy grail foundation, if I need my makeup to look great 99.9% of the time I’ll be wearing this; so I thought it was finally time I wrote a review.
Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation
The packaging isn’t terrible but it isn’t amazing either. I prefer it over some other foundation bottles as I can see how much product I have left but it lacks one of the main features I like in my liquid foundations: a pump. You only need the smallest amount of this foundation so by using the “pouring” method you end up dispensing far, far, far too much product. If this came with a pump it would be so much better, the MAC pumps however do fit the Bobbi Brown bottles so it is a good idea to purchase one as in the long run it’ll save you more money as you use less products.
This foundation gives the perfect amount of coverage, I’d class it as medium but it is easily build-able. It hides redness, minor breakouts and discolouration well without being the slightest bit cakey. It looks (and feels) super natural on and blends into the skin with ease rather than sitting on-top of it and looking like a mask. If I want to I can skip concealer with this foundation because it gives enough coverage but I l still like to conceal my breakouts and dark circles.
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How to Apply Winged Eyeliner
Cat eyeliner, winged eyeliner, feline flick, they’re all the same and they’re always in style. Winged eyeliner will forever be my favourite eyeliner look of all time. It’s classic and the perfect combination of a statement that is still subtle. It goes with every lip colour under the sun, whether it be a bold red or a nude lip and just looks beautiful (if done right!) Once you get it down pat you’ll see why I (and everyone else) love it so damn much. This how to will show you a winged eyeliner that flatters all shapes, we all know winged eyeliner is tricky enough on its own and having an eye shape like hooded eyes that has minimal lid space can make it even more difficult.
You’ll need: A good liquid liner (I like *Physicians Formula 2 in 1 Lash Boosting Serum Eyeliner, I also love gel eyeliner but I find liquid gives me a little more precision), a few cotton swabs, a great eye makeup remover (My favourite is Bioderma Crealine) an eyelash curler and a mascara, preferably with a curved wand to enhance your eyeliner (I like Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes)
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