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Clarins 3-Dot Liner

9 Jun

Hi everyone.

Every time I write a post it seems like our lives are getting crazier.

For example, did you ever imagine wearing a mask to shop at a grocery store or take a bus downtown? No.

As a makeup lover, the best way for me to handle the new normal is to adapt. When wearing a mask that means paying more attention to my eyes.

Clarins 3-Dot Liner is one eye makeup product I’ve been playing with lately.

This unique liner, with a triple tip, creates three dots when pressing the applicator on the lash line. The trick is to apply it right at the base of the lashes and, like magic, you fill in the spaces between each lash to make a full effect.

The formula is a liquid that dries quickly and doesn’t budge. The liner even contains a Be Long Lash Complex for longer, stronger lashes. The formula is also kind to sensitive eyes; in other words, I haven’t experienced any irritation using the liner.

If you’re not a pro with liquid liner, this tip is a lot cleaner and easier to work with than other liquid liners. What’s nice is that you can control the look: go easy for a day look or go over what you’ve lined for a more dramatic look.

Finally, the precision of the three dots and the way the liner stays in place makes it a great choice whether you’re wearing a mask or not.

Stay healthy!

 

Monday Masking

6 Apr

Hi everyone! Hope you’re safe and healthy!

It feels weird to be writing a post about skincare during a pandemic, but I’m all for self care right now.

Applying a skincare mask may seem trivial, but it may wash away some moments of anxiety and fear.

Here are some of my favorite masks for the “season.”

7th Heaven Renew You Gold Radiance Eye Masks

I may be getting more sleep these days, but my eyes still look tired some days (scary dreams, anyone?).

These gold collagen eye masks from 7th Heaven refresh and help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. The masks contain CoQ10 (a nutrient that helps generate energy in cells) and soy bean extracts to help improve skin’s appearance while helping to produce collagen.

To use these masks, you first need to chill them in the fridge for 10 minutes (so refreshing!). You then leave them on for 15-20 minutes. When removing, lightly pat the excess essence under your eyes.  You can use these weekly or, for increased results, daily as part of an intensive evening moisturising routine.

Since these masks are reasonably priced, it’s worth it to keep an extra pair around!

Quantum Hydrox Exfolipac VitaMarine Mud Masque

This mineral mud masque offers a spa-type clarifying and rejuvenating treatment that you can indulge in weekly. The masque formula is a step up from usual mud masques, since it combines kaolin and bentonite clays and glycolic acid (10%) to amplify treatment. The deep acting clay accelerates skin smoothing and clarifying action.

Quantum Hydrox Skin Spa products are available at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations (including Granville & 13th in Vancouver) and Pharmasave locations. For online orders, visit https://www.cloverdatewellness.com

Skinn DermAppeal

This microdermabrasion-style mask provides aluminum oxide-free resurfacing and revitalizing treatment. It contains a naturally occurring mineral from the Dead Sea called Kakadu Plum Extract, as well as five different stabilized forms of antioxidant Vitamin C crystals. When my skin is looking dull and doesn’t seem to absorb any treatments, I definitely reach for DermAppeal.

Applying this mask is a bit of a workout because it requires gently massaging in circular motions for 1-2 minutes on lined and hyper-pigmented areas. You can also leave the mask on for 10-15 for additional absorption of the ingredients.

Best wishes for a safe quarantine, everyone!      

Maybelline The Falsies Lash Lift Mascara

2 Mar

Happy March, everyone!

Mascara has to be one of my favorite beauty products, so when I saw Maybelline’s new mascara advertised as a lash lift in a tube, I couldn’t resist. Actually, Maybelline had me at “falsies.”

Maybelline has designed The Falsies Lash Lift Mascara to give the look of long salon lifted lashes in an instant.

The two main features of the mascara are:

  • A double curved lifting brush that grabs lashes at the root to lift them
  • A fiber-infused formula that thickens and extends lashes

As you hold the brush against your lashes and sweep from root to tip, you get a full, separated, and lengthened look with a bit of a lift.

The formula contains hair styling polymers and film formers which help to stretch and lift lashes upwards, and keep them there (which I definitely noticed).

I picked up the waterproof version and have experienced no clumping or flaking. I don’t have any trouble removing this mascara, either. In other words, it isn’t a scary mess to take off this mascara.

If you struggle with straight lashes and don’t have the money to get a lash lift, this drugstore mascara is a reasonable option.

Maybelline The Falsies Lash Lift Mascara is available in both a waterproof and washable version.