I think I have finally found my holy grail skin product. After months and months of trying my hardest to find something that suits my skin. Something that beats the blemishes but doesn’t turn my skin into a red, irritated crackled old pale thing… ladies and gentleman, let me introduce to you the Garnier Pure Active Sensitive Anti-Blemish Clarifying Tonic!
Another Charlotte Tilbury product – I know, I’m completely obsessed. However, when looking for a new face mask on that I can relax with in the bath (I’m so over tissue masks right now), doing a bit of research and this one came out tops. As with Charlotte’s marketing in general, all the claims are a little OTT but I must admit, very convincing and irresistible.
Read on for more info!
As I have reviewed both the night and day cream from this range, I decided it would only be right to give their hydrating face mask a go.
Following the tissue mask hype, I was especially excited as most of the other ones I have tried previously have been ridiculously expensive (between £5 and £10 for a one-use mask) and I was really eager to find a more budget-friendly alternative. So, here we are!
I’ve heard this is usually quite a common problem for Asian girls, however I suffer with this problem, too. So much so that my eyelashes literally face downwards! It’s so sad, after seeing all of my friends with these luscious curly pretty eyelashes, even without make up, where as I look like I just don’t have any eyelashes at all!
Anyway, this insecurity has led me to obsessively find the cure for this. It has taken me an estimated ten years to find a solution, and now people literally ask me if I’m wearing false lashes. Did I get a eyelash perm? No. Do I wear false lashes? Nope.
Here are my tips on how to get the best out of your straight eyelashes (or curly if you just want a more dramatic effect)…
I know I am very late to the hype on Charlotte Tilbury’s signature WonderGlow however recently during the dark and dreary British post-Christmas winter and I’m dreaming of a tan and being in Barbados, I’ve been noticing that my skin is looking rather pale and sallow. So, I thought I would try something to pick my skin up and feel better again! This had rave reviews when it came out about a year and a half ago, so I thought I would see what difference it made to me.
Long have I searched for the perfect mascaras to make my pathetic blonde, straight eyelashes look like they actually exist. This story started aged aged 11 when I was so desperate to look like I had lovely, luscious eyelashes I literally just used to get a kohl pencil from Natural Collection for £1.99 and draw them on.
Aged 15 or so I discovered the beauty of eyelash curlers, again laden with Natural Collection mascara (also £1.99) which looked great… for about 5 minutes. The mascaras I used never held, or did so for an hour at most. I would come home from school and just think ‘what is the point!’
One epiphany about aged 17 or 18 was when my mum bought me some ‘proper’ make up, in the form of Benefit’s ‘They’re Real’ mascara. And OMG… was this a godsend! My lashes actually looked normal. They didn’t hold for too long, but surpassed anything I had tried before.
This love affair continued for a few years until I reached the tender age of 22 when I accidentally bought the waterproof version of Maybelline’s Lash Sensational and MY GOD. Eureka! The lightbulb moment hit. Maybe Waterproof mascara was the holy grail for straight eyelashes… Maybe a quick Google or YouTube might have told me this was an age old tip and surely everyone with straight eyelashes knew this… But this was my moment.
Suddenly people were commenting on how nice my eyes were and my grandma asked me to stop wearing fake eyelashes. Finally, the moment I had been waiting for had arrived and since I have been continuing the quest the best mascaras for straight eyelashes and am about to share with you what I have found so far!