It’s been 46 years since Yardley of London introduced Twiggy Lashes and Twiggy Eye Paint to help the masses replicate the doll-like stare of the model of that and many more moments, but her gaze lingers on. This is a season of 1960s-inflected eyes, reimagined as a thick strip of fringe and pale blue lids at Giorgio Armani, spiky top-and-bottom falsies at Moschino and smoky shadow with mile-long lashes at Gucci. The difference now is that we have the benefit of 21st-century cosmetic technology: Faux lashes are being made with laser-cut paper, feathers and mink, and mascara wands are so painstakingly sculpted and engineered, they resemble tiny topiaries. Read more »
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Beauty Fix: Lip colour that won’t settle into the creases of your lips and more answers to your beauty questions
Every week our Beauty Fix columnist takes on your questions about makeup, skincare, hair and more. Have a beauty question we haven’t answered? Email us at email@example.com.
What can I use to battle fine lines and wrinkles in my undereye area? They seem to be getting a little bit deeper each year.
A fair question that many people start to ponder as time goes on! It’s important to understand that fine lines can appear due to dehydration, which can be addressed by adding moisture back into the eye area with an eye cream. However, wrinkles and fine lines brought on by aging are bit of a different beast! Consider enlisting a retinoid-based product, such as Philosophy Miracle Worker Retinoid Eye Repair Cream ($65, sephora.com), to help out. Retinoid creams contain vitamin A derivatives that work to smooth fine lines/wrinkles and boost collagen while evening out discoloration and smoothness and this particular one also contains peptides to tackle undereye bags and darkness. Tip: Retinoid creams can make skin particularly sensitive to sun exposure, so don’t forget your SPF and sunglasses when out and about!
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How do you put on eyelashes? 8 foolproof Beauty Panel tips for applying falsies and the best lashes to try
Figuring out how to put on eyelashes can be a tricky process. From finding the best false lashes for your face to mastering the application technique, there’s an almost infinite number of variables that can trip you up along the way. But despite all this, there’s no denying the added wow-factor that false lashes can provide. A good tube of mascara can only go so far: false lashes are certainly the best way to add volume, definition and drama to your look.
Whether you’re applying eyelashes for the first time or consider yourself an expert at falsies, tips and tricks to make the process easier are always appreciated. Which is why we asked our Beauty Panel to share how they apply false eyelashes. Even better, their tried-and-true answers include recommendations for some of the best false eyelash brands to try.
Challenge 6: How do you put on eyelashes and what are the best false lashes to try? See the answers now! »
If there’s any celeb who’s known for va-va-voluminous eyelashes, it’s Katy Perry. Her airbrushed-to-perfection style has become such a signature that it’s almost strange when she appears on red carpets with modest makeup on. As such, it only makes sense for Perry to launch her own set of false eyelashes so the rest of us can emulate her doe-eyed look with ease. Read more »
Beauty Fix: Lash-enhancing serums, the best eyeshadows for green eyes and how to master the art of contouring without looking like a Kardashian
Are eyebrow-lengthening serums safe to use? Curious about mastering the art of contouring without looking like a Kardashian? Can the same tricks that keep your face looking young also help your hands? From grooming to makeup, there’s an endless amount of questions that can arise when considering how you take care of you face. But don’t fret—Beauty Fix is here to help! This week we’re taking on these questions and more to keep you looking your best all summer long.
There are far too many holiday parties happening to have to deal with raccoon eyes every morning. Forget the mascara and get lashed at Noir Lash Lounge (#100A 2303 4th St. SW, Calgary, 403-228-1164, noirlashlounge.com) instead, Calgary’s latest lash salon solely dedicated to offering lash dips, falsies, and semi-permanent individually laid lash extensions in over 100 different styles, including the “A-Lister” in synthetic mink (for $200).
This is founder Joyce Poon’s first expansion out of British Columbia, with all the Noir glamour intact—black fleur-de-lis wall decals and chandeliers, luxurious fainting couches (where you may or may not fall asleep during the hour-long application), and hot pink accents throughout the 1000-square-foot space. But look out, you may become a Noircissist; one flutter and you’re hooked (and we’re speaking from experience). A full set ($75) lasts four to six weeks, while a refill costs only $35 per session. You’ll never go lashless again.
Ever since their invention, cellphones and computer hard drives have been shedding their clunky forms as if mimicking Bill Gates’s eyewear evolution from giant geek frames to rimless spectacles. But it took a diy movement to kick-start the same downsizing in the beauty world, allowing popular in-office technology to come home with us. We were able to take matters such as hair removal and wrinkle fighting into our own hands when IPL (intense pulsed light) and led (light-emitting diodes) were incorporated into handheld devices we could use ourselves. That meant zero downtime for us and our bank accounts. Here, a look at 2.0 versions of trusted favourites, as well as some new tools to add to your workbench.
I can’t make it through a day without my mascara running below my eyes. I’ve tried the waterproof kind but always end up with my “racoon eyes.” What gives?
Mascara presents a challenge to people with oilier skin, and those who have extra-straight or super-short lashes. Get awkwardly close to a mirror and examine how your eyelashes grow—if they jut out and appear completely curl-free, our solution lies therein. By administering a curl at the lash line, you’ll lift lashes up and away from your eye area where mascara-shifting oil exists. Some people use a spoon and their thumb (Google it), while others prefer the refinement of a full tool kit, like Joe Fresh‘s Eye Grooming Kit ($10, joe.ca) to carefully lift and separate their lashes into shape.
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