It’s time to get back to basics.
There are so many different skincare and makeup products to choose from but, do we really know why, how and when to use them? Speaking for myself – the answer is no – and I don’t think I am the only one.
What people don’t realize is that professionals are sensational because of the fundamentals.Barry Larkin
When I need skincare, makeup or hair care advice, I always speak to the experts – actual trained professionals.
For this post we turn to our friend Sandrina again. She is a makeup artist and beauty expert with over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry.
Sandrina Lo Medico
Now who doesn’t like the appearance of full lashes?
Here are some tips to get fuller, longer lashes and make your eyes pop!
The first line of defense.
Not only do eyelashes add drama – they also help shield against dust, lint and other airborne debris getting into the eyes.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Eyelash Curler (Superfine)
WHY? It will allow you to really get into and shape those lashes.
Loose Powder (Optional)
WHY? Applying loose powder to your lashes with a clean brush prior to mascara can act like a dry shampoo and give the lash more thickness.
Mascara Primer (Optional)
WHY? Some brands offer a primer containing Vitamin E which not only helps nourish the lash but aids in the removal of mascara by making it much easier to take off.
Start the curling process with makeup-free, natural lashes.
(1) Get your lash curler in position. Get down to the very root, clamp gently first to ensure you won’t clip the skin of your lid and then pulse a few times. Grasping the root will immediately flip the lashes upwards.
(2) Move to the mid shaft of the lash, clamp down and pulse a few times.
(3) Move to the tips of the lash, clamp down and pulse a few times.
THIS 3 STEP PROCESS IS CALLED ‘WALKING IT OUT’
(4) Using a clean eye shadow brush, apply a light coating of translucent loose powder to your lashes.
(5) Place the primer wand at the root of your lashes and gently sweep upwards from side to side. Do not let the lash primer dry before putting on your mascara.
(6) Place the mascara wand at the root of your lashes. Looking up – wiggle the wand back and forth – moving upwards to the tips. Allow a few seconds to dry.
(7) Take the tip of the wand and apply mascara to the inner and outer lashes of your lid. Allow a few seconds to dry.
SHOULD YOU TWIST OR PUMP?
WHY? The pumping motion pushes air into the tube trapping it, which increases the potential for bacteria. It also can cause the mascara to dry out faster.
HYGIENE TIPS : CLEAN + DISINFECT
- Remove the rubber pad from the lash curler.
- Using dish soap and a cotton swab remove any grime making sure to get into every nook and cranny.
- Rinse the lash curler.
- Gently pat dry with a paper towel and leave to air dry.
- Using clean fingers, give the pad a quick scrub – removing any hairs that may be stuck to it. Gently pat with a paper towel and leave to air dry.
- Once dry put the pad back in the lash curler.
You should also disinfect your lash curler using 70% alcohol and a cotton pad or swab. Wipe down the lash curler and then let it air dry.
RULE OF THUMBS
RUBBER PAD: If you use your lash curler on a regular basis, you should replace the pad every 3-6 months.
MASCARA: Never use mascara past the expiry date, replace it every 3-6 months.
HYGIENE: How often should you clean your lash curler? If you use it often it should be on a weekly basis. You can do this at the same time as you clean your makeup brushes.
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