Here I am again, ready for some leisure time! Me and Hubby are here in hot Bahrain (43 degrees and humid). I am specify shopping today (Friday) for ‘fluffy’ lashes. The demi wispy type. My lashes are incredibly short, and they curl (thanking God, that I do not have to use an eye curler). However when trying to apply false lashes I have a real problem, because the glue of the band ends up on my lashes, whilst I try to go behind my lashes to place the false lashes on!!! Are you with me….??
I came across a YT beauty tutorial where the young lady there had the same problem and advised using an eyelash curler the opposite way helps straighten the natural lashes so it will enable you to place the false ones on. i tried it…..it didn’t work for me. I think my lashes where once springs, not so much of a curl, they coil!!! or it could be that I used cheap eyelash curlers! Anyhow where there is a will there’s a way!!! Here is the link to the YT tutorial, it may help someone… Raye Raye The lashes I am leaning towards getting are Huda Lashes! OK everyone, I went shopping; Huda lashes are sold here in Bahrain Sephora, BUT they had sold out! So I went to my trusted MAC Store and brought MAC false lashes #43 Love, love, love them! I debated for a very long time with the assistance of the MAC assistant before taking the plunge on the basis, if I don’t like them at least I tried them! So glad I did. THE CANVAS
Bahrain June 5-8, 2014
the makeup I wore to dinner on both nights (Friday & Saturday)
Tarte Amazonian Clay Eye/Cheek Palette Tarte Blush colour blissful not sure if the Tarte products can be brought in the UK, the blush is a sample.
To moisturize I used Body Shop Vitamin C moisturizer and spritz Body Shop Vit C moisturizer and spritz
FOR THE EYES with some of the colours from the Tarte Palette
Maybelline Great Lash Blackest Black Mascara Rimmel Extra Wow Lash Mascara LA Girl USA Endless Auto Eyeliner in Charcoal
Wet n Wild waterproof black eyeliner
FOR THE FACE
Benefit That Gal Brightening Face Primer
Make Up Forever #178
FOR THE LIPS
Sophistico, MAC lustre finish
Angel, MAC frost finish
Now confident with my eyelash skills…..what helped, was the hotel bathrooms magnifying mirror 10x, I also took my time and gave the glue around 2 minutes to become tacky before placing them on my combed out lashes (using a spooly) them pushing them into place! The following day I brought a much wanted lash applicator, the last one in the shop and another pair of false lashes, which were the last pair of demi wispy’s. AND 25% discount! Thank you Lord!! For me the applicator made the whole process so much easier. (Fun for me, I had a field time in the bathroom, practicing putting on a set of lashes, taking them off and trying another set! Yep hubby thinks I am nuts! But I can tell you he is a MUA in the making and doesnt realise it yet! LOL)
HERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF THE LOOKS:
Friday night June 6, 2014
Lashes I wore are the MAC # 43
Look for dinner on Friday night wearing the MAC # 43’s
Saturday night June 7, 2014
wearing RED CHERRY # 62
Lashes I wore here are the Red Cherry # 62
APOLOGIES FOR THE BAD LIGHTING
HERE ARE THE NEW ITEMS
Fabulous False eyelashes
my new toys!
and 2 in 1 Tweezers and False eyelash applicator
The cost for the 2 items were BD
6 approx £
I see that Boots UK and Superdrug sell the applicator, but not the lashes: Bourjois 2 in 1 applicator Application is definately all in the tools! These tweezers are revoluntionary to me! I was putting (or trying to put lashes on with my eyebrow tweezers)! I also decided to try out my Red Cherry lashes # 62 which I have been carrying around in my travel bag forever, not being confident enough to wear them. Tried them and like them too. The glue I used is i-envy Jet Black eye lash glue, by Kiss. I find the adhesive more secure than the Duo lash glue. I also bought an eyebrow pencil from Kryolan brown/black contour eye pencil. Beautiful pigmented colour, use with little pressure when applying. Cost BD 3.9 equivalent to £6:00
Real Techniques Blush Brush
Eco tools concealer brush, which I used as a pencil brush for my eyes.
Sephora all over shadow brush, this particular one is now discontinued.
To apply my foundation, I used an Amazon cosmetic sponge, these can be bought at any High Street shop, that sells makeup
Initally I started experimenting with this brand of false lashes a couple of years ago, but was not confident to wear them : Black Classic Pin Up False Lashes which I purchased from Amazon, I have found that my favorites to date, are the MAC # 43’s however, I have been checking out on-line false lash sellers (this is one of them falseeyelashes.co.uk and noting that the same type of lash, can be purchased at a very reasonable price!
What I have learnt in this process, is that practice, practice, practice and the beauty of lashes will be a bonus to any makeup look.
Hope you found the blog interesting, bye for now
God Bless Debs