The Woes of Mascara

Taking your makeup off is pretty arduous at the best of times, especially heavy eye makeup and mascara. Our eye area is so delicate that the daily process of rubbing and washing our eyes can be a literal pain.

One thing you can do (which I have always done over the years and swear by it) is to take your mascara off first before anything else. Take your thumb and forefinger, wet them slightly with water and delicately massage your lashes between your fingers. Then just rinse your fingers under the water and keep going until 90 percent of the mascara has gone. You may look like a sad panda at this stage but your mascara will have loosened with the warm water and you don’t have to spend the next ten minutes rubbing your eyes with a cotton pad or a facewipe (gasp!). Plus you will more likely get rid of ALL your mascara this way. Then just simply continue with your cleansing routine.

Waterproof mascara requires something a little different – for this you’ll need an oil based remover like Bobbi Brown’s Instant Long-wear Makeup remover. Shake to mix the liquids and use some soft cotton wool. To get rid of any excess mascara in the base of your lashes, soak a cotton bud in your remover and gently brush along the lashline. Bobbi Brown is now doing this remover in travel sizes which means it doesn’t have to break the bank if you want to try it out. Plus they fit perfectly into your makeup bag which is delightful. Check out their new miniature range here.

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Mistletoe and Wine

It’s the office party. You’ve had a barrel of wine and it’s only 8.30pm. The vodka luge was a bad idea and you wake up face down on a creepy colleagues floor with crumbs and cat hair stuck to your face. Hey…we’ve all been there. Actually these are all separate events that have happened to me but for the sake of the story I rolled them into one. What’s my point? Well I don’t really have one. All I’m saying is, it’s easy to be the hot mess at any Christmas party but you may as well look good while you’re at it. Yes your makeup will undoubtedly slide off your face at around 4am whilst you eat a kebab, but hopefully that will be in the privacy of your own home. Then you can just detag the bad photos on facebook the next day and keep the goodies. Job done.

On a serious note πŸ˜‰ we have a tutorial coming up really soon which shows you how to make the most of your eyes this Christmas. The basics of smokey eye with sprinkle of Zhoosh ie. Glitter. Glitter is totally acceptable at this time of year without people thinking you’ve either come dressed as a fairy or your stuck in the 90’s. It’s a time where you can go a little wild and show off so watch this space – it will no doubt get you in the party mood.

In the spirit of Britney Spears… Have fun y’all.

F x

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