Make-up products and beauty tools you didn’t know you didn’t need

Let’s face it, its great that we have soooo much choice when it comes to eyeshadow palettes, brushes, foundations, you name it. But there are some products you can definitely go without. Here are just a few:

Lower lash mascara – I’m fairly confident that the mascara you use on the upper lash will be just as effective when used on the lower lash. If you want to catch all the super small lashes, try a comb mascara as opposed to a brush mascara to coat those little lashes. A comb mascara will also beautifully coat and separate all of your longer lashes too.

A cream for your neck – Whatever face cream you choose to use will be just as effective on your neck. Our necks should actually be treated the same as the skin on our face because its just as delicate and deserves the same level of care and attention.

Aftershave balms – If you shave your legs and underarms opt for coconut oil or a vitamin e oil instead to protect and hydrate your skin after shaving.

Translucent Powders – I always thought I really needed this because I have oily skin but if you are using the right facial wash, creams and primers you’ll find that you wont need to use lots of powders and can achieve the finished look that you desire. However, if you are going to have an extremely long day and will be taking lots of pictures then you may want to carry the powder around with you incase your skin gets oily but it probably wont be needed for a normal day at uni/work.

Lip primer – If you would like longer lasting lipsticks then you can use the primer that you use on your eyelid on your lip too, its just as effective.

Hope you’ve found this useful!

Have a great day! x

 

 

 

Lash alert

False lashes – Applying eyelash extensions to the eyes in order to enhance the length and volume of the lashes. If like me it took you a while to get used to the application and use of false lashes and glue you’ll appreciate all of the great products there are on the market now. Great applicators, glues and of course the lashes themselves. I have been wearing lashes for a few years now would like to share some tips with you all:

When choosing your style of lash consider the look that you wish to achieve. This could be dramatic, flirty, bold, simple, natural etc. and buy the lashes that compliment the look you’re going for.

Before applying your lashes always check that they are the right length for your eyes. Your lashes shouldn’t end after your eyes or begin too close to the tear duct. If they are too long, cut them to size with a pair of cosmetic scissors. The perfect length for a natural look is measuring from the inner eye where your lashes begin right through to the outer part of the eye.

My favourite eyelash glue is by Eyelure. It’s a white glue that dries clear. It doesn’t have a strong smell and holds lashes beautifully all day! I’ve tried lots of others and I really do think this is the best on the market. You can pick up a bottle at any big Boots store. Our eyes are precious and its important that we don’t damage our own lashes. I like this glue because I can carefully remove my false lashes at the end of the day without pulling on my own lashes.

If you have a shaky hand when applying lashes use tweezers and don’t allow the glue on the lash to become too tacky before applying. If you allow the glue to dry too much and find its not where you want it you can easily move it then gently hold it in place until dry.

Apply the lash to the very base of your eyelid to create a much more natural finish. You can use the opposite end of the tweezers (the non-tweezing side) to smooth down the lash and ensure that its resting securely on your lashes.

I always apply my lashes AFTER my eyeliner, so even if you don’t quite get the lashes neatly on the base of your eyelid its not as evident.

Allow your lashes to dry completely before continuing with the rest of your make-up.

If you wear your lashes more than once always clean off the excess glue in-between wears using tweezers or warm water on a cotton bud.

Keeping your lashes in their case keeps them in shape and dust and dirt free.

If you like extra volume apply your mascara before putting your lashes on. This adds depth to even the thinnest of false lashes.

 

I hope this helps! x