It’s hard to keep up with make-up trends these days. You’d nearly need a degree to understand how to get the chiseled jawline, or the perfect eyebrows. For the chiseled jawline, I’ve heard chewing gum all day is good for building the muscles in the area – just an FYI. This would cut out the many makeup disasters while trying to achieve the look! And don’t even get me started on eyebrows! Has anyone been to benefit for their ‘eyebrow experience’? That’s one €31.50 I won’t be parting with again.
But how are we expected to keep up with the latest trends, hold down a job and still look fabulous, clothes and make-up wise? Spring/Summer 2019 make-up trends appear to a be a lot easier to maintain than last year. Let’s have a look:
#1 Clear Skin
I think clear skin has always been a winner. What could be nicer to look at but youthful, clear skin? I think it beats caked on make-up any day of the week, and it’s easier to achieve than you think. Unless your skin is one of a kind and always spot and blemish free, there are some tips you should keep in mind.
- Don’t use make-up remover wipes. These are the devil. Nothing cleans off your make-up better than cleanser and damp cotton wool or coconut oil and cotton wool. The coconut oil leaves your skin feeling soft and dewy.
- Always double cleanse. First time you cleanse you remove the heavy make-up. The second time you’re removing the remainder. I keep cleansing until everything the gone and the cotton wool is completely clean.
- Change your pillow case
- Keep your hands away from your face
- Wash your phone with a Dettol Antibacterial wipe
These tips helped me when I was trying to achieve clear skin. Obviously there are so many more tips dealing with make-up products and acids for the skin.
But peel it back and look at the basics first.
#2 Groomed Eyebrows
We all know eyebrows frame the face and when done well they look amazing. The huge HD eyebrows are over – gone! Groomed eyebrows can be HD long as they’re not overdone. I’ve often looked at someone new and only saw EYEBROWS! Some girls just can’t maintain them properly themselves. I’m not saying I’m great at it but I think I would invest in the necessary products if I had gone to the trouble of acquiring the HD look.
What’s wrong with a simple wax and tint? It shouldn’t have to cost the earth either. I know €31.50 at the benefit counter is something that some ladies don’t mind paying but I feel it’s a waste of money.
Don’t forget to make sure the eyebrow tint matches your hair colour. Don’t go too many shades darker or lighter.
#3 Sun Kissed Glow
I like tan and I like looking bronzed. I don’t see the point of tanning if it’s nonexistent on your skin. But the face is very much different from the body in terms of tan. I used to struggle with face tan as any time I used it I’d break out in hairline and chin spots, within five to six hours. it was frustrating, and not to mention sore.
One product that came to my rescue is Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning. It works really well on my skin which is sensitive AF! I put it on at night and wash the residue off the next morning. The smell lets it down slightly but the fact that I don’t get spot with this tan in key.
This product is €26.
SoSuMe’s ‘Wonder Water’ will go on pre-order tomorrow at 10am and will be in pharmacies around Ireland on February 21st. I will be interested to see what this product is like. It could be my new favourite.