Category: mascara

If you have very dark shadows under your eyes then you know how tired they can make you look. Its incredibly easy to slap on concealer and make the whole area look much worse as the make-up  you’ve applied settles into lines around your eyes, so try this.

Use a creamy concealer as opposed to a stick. Lots of ranges have them and some have light diffusing particles.  A stick can make any fine lines look even heavier and that’s not a good look. Place it right on the shadow and slightly into the corner of the eye where shadows can look very dark. 
Pat it right onto the shadow and not aver all the skin under your eyes.

Dust the tiniest amount of very sheer face  powder over the eyes.

Take a little amount of sheer, pale and pearly eye-shadow and apply it very lightly over the top lid and let it go into the inner corner of the eye. Be careful of the shade, a pale gold can easily look yellow and make you look jaundiced. Experiment with different shades but keep it very light and delicate. For instance pearl, ivory, pale brown or nude, or even lavender.

Use a small amount of black, dark grey or very dark brown liner on the upper eyelid to make a small wing, just on the outer corner of the eye.

Use lots of black mascara on the upper lashes and brush upwards and outwards to create lift and open up your eyes. Use rather less on the lower lid if it makes your eyes look heavy or if it tends to smudge.

 If you use foundation, always apply this first and use it fairly sparingly around the eyes.

Let me know any of your favourite concealers that you use and why you love them




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The Secrets of Lovely Eyelashes

Thick, long eyelashes are something that many of us would like, but sometimes even when we use a really good (and probably expensive) mascara, we don’t always get the results we want.

If this seems like you, try these little tricks of the trade.

  • ·         Put a little powder onto your lids and lashes, just enough to lightly dust. Do this after you have put on your normal eye makeup.  This has the result that when you put on your mascara your lashes are thickened immediately.
  • ·         Next, take your mascara (if you have a habit of poking yourself in the eye, sit at a table and rest your elbows on it) and start on the top lashes.
  • ·         First brush gently downwards.  Pay attention to cover from outer to inner corner.
  • ·         Once that’s done apply a second coat but this time work upwards and outwards on the underside of top eyelashes. The trick here is always to apply slowly and brush outwards (towards your temples) to encourage the lashes to fan out, again from outer to inner corner. Doing this slowly helps to encourage them to dry fanned out and curved upwards.
  • ·         Now do the lower lashes. Work from corner to corner again.
  • ·         Check the results in the mirror. If you want them thicker, (of course you do) apply another coat. On the top lashes you will probably not need to cover the roots so start slightly further out to focus on the mid lengths and tips to thicken and add definition and  you can emphasize the outer corners of your eyes by applying only to your outer  lashes.

Voila, thicker eyelashes.  

I’d love to know if you try this tip and it works for you or if you have another great tip.