As the proverb goes, “the eyes are the window to the soul.” And what could be more soulful than thick, lush eyelashes?
According to The Youthist “unfortunately, as you age you may notice that your lashes are becoming thinner and less striking without the use of makeup. Relax – there’s nothing wrong with you. Thinning lashes are a natural part of the aging process”.
However, “natural” doesn’t necessarily make thinning lashes “desirable.” Thankfully, there are ways you can reverse the signs of aging in your lashes.
There’s nothing worse than spending time putting a face on in the morning, only to look like you’ve just rolled out of bed by lunchtime. When you work really hard to create your perfect look, you want it to stay looking perfect but you can’t control the weather or your surroundings. Heat, humidity and general sweatiness of the day all contribute to making that classic face you spent so much time honing slide right off. How dare it!
There are things you can do – thankfully – to prevent the ‘melted waxwork’ look by the end of the day. Making your makeup last all day depends on what product you use as much as it is about skill. You can learn more at https://classiccosmetics.com, and you can check out the tricks below to get your look perfected and lasting all day. Whatever you do, make sure that your makeup bag has everything you need to get started.
Top Makeup Tricks
Oil + Water = Disaster. We all know this and the oils in your face are included! So, starting your makeup routine with a clear and clean canvas is important. Before you get started on applying your favourite cosmetics, you need to have a clean, dry face. The oils need a good cleanser and you’ll need an SPF-free moisturizer before adding anything else.
Base Coat. When you go for a manicure that is done by a professional, you need a base coat to keep the nail polish on longer. It’s no different for your face. Okay, so you won’t be using a nail polish base coat across your T-Zone, but you will need a primer. This blur the imperfections, fill your pores and keep your makeup lasting longer.
Product Choice. A big part of makeup staying on your face all day is the choice of product you use. You can use drugstore makeup and designer makeup and have the same look, but you can bet that the designer makeup will last you for 12 hours as opposed to the 2 hours the drugstore makeup will stay on. Be picky about your makeup and think of it as an investment in yourself.
Set It. You’d not go to the hairdressers for a stylish up ‘do and not lock it in with hairspray. Setting your makeup with a setting spray like this can make such a difference. Do this before and after you apply your face so that your makeup looks more natural on your skin.
Hands Off. If you’re the sort of person who knuckles their eyes when they’re sleepy, perhaps lay off the layers of mascara. Keeping your hands off your face doesn’t just stop your makeup from running off; it stops you transferring dirt from your hands to your cheeks. Oils on your hands will cause movement in your makeup so keep your hands away from your face as much as possible.
Keeping your makeup on all day is not as easy, but with these tips you should be able to have an easier time of it, meaning your face will look as fresh on the long commute home as it did on the way!
The selfie has completely taken over the world. There are probably few people on the planet, and certainly in the West, who don’t know what a selfie is and most of them will have taken at least one.
Let’s face it, we all like to show off our style by uploading a selfie or two to our social media accounts. I mean, it’s so gratifying when someone likes your picture or compliments you on your look that it can be quite addictive for some. Many selfie kings and queens even spend hours of time and lots of cash ensuring that they’re picture perfect in every selfie they take. Although I wouldn’t necessarily suggest going that far, there are lots of things that you can do to ensure that you look great in each and every selfie you take. Check them out…Read more
If you have short eyelashes, we understand the agony you go through; finding the best mascara for short eyelashes seems to be the most difficult task. Well ladies, don’t worry I’m here to help you out with some of my most fabulous mascara tips for short lashes. These tips will help in making your eyelashes look really beautiful and long. So girls get ready to explore these eight mascara tips for getting long lashes.
The makeup eraser is a reusable micro-fiber soft cloth that removes makeup with the use of only warm water. The makeup eraser measures 7″ wide and 16″ inches long. It has a two-sided flannel that has short fibers on one side to remove makeup and the longer fibers that should be used for gentle exfoliation.
It is free from chemical and all you need to do is to soak the micro-fiber soft cloth in warm water, squeeze out the excess of the water and use it to remove makeup from your face. I have decided that it is time for me to find other alternatives for makeup wipes so that I don’t have to be repurchasing monthly or running out of makeup remover since I wear makeup on a regular basis.
If you wear makeup whether occasionally or on a daily basis one of your main concern would be removing the makeup from your face etc. This is where makeup removal wipes become convenient and very handy. The Olay Fresh Effects Everything Off! Makeup Removal Wet Cloth wipes away dirt, oil, lipstick, makeup and mascara. One of these wet cloth is good enough to remove away the excess of makeup that you might be wearing, unlike other wet cloths you might have to use up to 2 or more to get rid of stubborn makeup not to mention waterproof mascara.
Olay Fresh Effects Everything Off! Make-Up Removal Wet Cloths
Out of 7500 lucky Influensters I was lucky enough to be selected for the Influenster Moda Voxbox. This vox box included a slew of beauty goodies to be tried out. The Moda Voxbox was created for the beauty queens and fashionistas of Influenster Nation. Moda (la moda) is a spanish word for fashion and style. This Influenster Moda voxbox featured eight products but I only received seven which I will tell you all about below:
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara: $5.49 – $5.99
The broken heart shaped mascara was designed to reach inner lashes that might be hard to reach. The size of this Rimmel London Scandaleyes Rocki’ Curve mascara is huge; unlike the regular size slim designed mascara tubes. This mascara helps to lengthen lashes and it dries in no time.
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara
Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick: $6.99 – $7.49
This lipstick is ultra creamy, moisturizing and it has a soft texture that will help the product to glide until lips smoothly. The colour payoff is very bold and intense, it will make your lips pop. The lipstick packaging is very sturdy, no smudging along the sides and it is easy to open and close. This Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick contains vitamin A, C and E to help care for lips. It is available in 24 shades.
Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick
Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lip Liner: $5.99 – $6.49
This product should be used prior lipstick application. It is a clear lip liner that will help to define the lips and prevent lipstick colour from feathering. The lip liner is very soft as soon as I applied it to my lips the tip broke off, it can be scrolled up for further uses and it does not require a sharpener.
Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lip Liner
Puffs SoftPack: 1 pack for $1.99 -$2.49 / 3 pack for 44.99 – $5.99
This tissue is very soft and gentle towards the skin. I have used it to remove damp with water or lotion to remove makeup and it has proven it’s durability.
Hair Food Moisture Hair Mask: $14.99
My hair is currently in a protective style so I am unable to test and give my honest review of this product. I will post my review in a later post. This product claims to condition and coat each strand of hair to help repair and smooth the protective outer layer. The formula helps to provide rich moisture protection from everyday styling for smooth, manageable hair while adding softness, smoothness and radiant sheen.
Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer: $5.99/$6.99
My legs were very dry before I started my 1-week challenge using this moisturizer. It has helped to nourish
and moisturized my dry legs making it look healthier than before.
Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer
Resource Spring Water: $1.49
I loved the refreshing taste of this Resource Natural Spring Water, it has helped my body to keep and stay hydrated. It is a very good thirst quencher and I would surely recommend and purchase this item.
Resource Spring Water
Disclosure: I received these products from Influenster free for testing purposes.
I was amazed by the size of this Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Rockin Curves mascara tube, the tube is huge, unlike the regular size slim mascaras. This mascara tube is about the size of a marker/highlighter. The mascara wand is of a broken heart shaped brush, not like anything I have seen or used before. Read more
The Sephora Friends and Family Employee discount started on Oct 16-29, the promo code was valid for 20% off your total purchase. I was lucky enough to receive a code from a Sephora employee to use towards my purchase. Each code is unique and can only be used once. Sephora will be extending the discount to BI, VIB and Rouge members before the year end, so if you did not get to take advantage of the first offer then you can try again.
Anyhow I managed to get some items for myself that I have been considering to purchase. To complete my order I had to call Sephora’s customer care to place my order since my payment method was by 3 separate gift cards and the website only allows 2 with a different payment method. Below you can find the items I happened to purchase.
Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm
I thought the reviews on Sephora’s website was interesting, so I decided on purchasing this lip balm. I’m looking for something that will work overnight as according to a personal review that was a major point. I will post my review about this lip balm in a later post.
OCC Lip Tar Trio Matte
OCC Lip Tar Matte Color Vivid: Harlot, Nylon & Trollop
How could I resist not purchasing this exclusive limited edition OCC Lip Tar, after all they were already on sale…… These colours are so cute.
Sephora Collection: Professional Slim Pencil Sharpener
Image Source: Sephora
A good sharpener is essential for all those slim eye/lip pencil, so this sharpener was my pick from the Sephora’s website…
Beauty Blender Cleanser
I have so many beauty blenders, so I definitely had to get a full size cleanser.
Sephora Beauty Insider B’day Gift
Make Up Forever Lipstick and Mascara
Since October is my birthday month and I’m a Beauty Insider at Sephora I received this deluxe sample size lipstick and mascara complimentary from Make Up Forever.
Givenchy Mascara Volume Extreme
I redeem my Beauty Insider points for this Givenchy Mascara. Points are earned from purchased items, 100 points was use towards this item.
I also scored 3 perfume samples, namely:
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Muguet Peony Musk for her