Quick tip: curling eyelashes

Hello! I hope you found my first blog entry helpful. If you haven’t checked it out, you can do so here. 🙂

Now, I just want to share a quick tip about curling eyelashes.

You may notice in future tutorials that when I curl my lashes, I don’t crimp my lashes just once. I usually do it thrice throughout my lashes: at the base, in the middle, and near the tip. This allows my lashes to be formed in a curl and not bent at one point. Some of you with naturally curly or semi-curly (haha) lashes may not need to do this, but this will be especially beneficial for those with rather straight lashes, which is common in Asians.

The idea is that the more points you bend on, the more it will look like a curve or a curl.

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I tried my best to give you an illustration hahaha hope it helped!

Also, wag manggigil sa pagcurl. This will cause your lashes to have segments going totally different directions rather than having a curl. You don’t want your lashes to have corners, yes? You want a smooth curl.

Lastly, be careful not to pull out any of your lashes as they take, on average, about six months to grow back.

Give this tip a go and let me know what you think. 😉 also, if you found this tip helpful, don’t forget to let your girlfriends know by sharing it!

Best waterproof eyeliner (as of April 2014)

Maybelline Hypersharp LinerOut of all that I’ve tried, I think that the best liner would have to be Maybelline’s Hypersharp Liner. It’s a liquid liner with a very fine felt tip, which is advertised to be only 0.05mm. This makes it easy to go as thin or as thick as you like, depending on the pressure you exert in applying it. I suppose that precision is the matter that this liner addresses mainly, as you will get from its name and how it is advertised to have such a thin tip.

This is a waterproof eyeliner, which stays on all day unless you remove it with a makeup remover. I have very oily lids, and they’ve always stayed on. Once on and completely dry, they really won’t budge. AT ALL. Even with super oily lids already, my line doesn’t budge unless rubbed off. This has been tested in hot and humid Philippine weather. Hahaha. This makes a whole lot of difference because we get a lot of feedback on how certain products stay on even in hot or humid weather in other countries. And then we try them out and get frustrated because they don’t stay on as long as we had expected them to. Reviews aren’t totally valid unless tested on Philippine weather, agree? :p

Some more pros are that this liner delivers the same intensity throughout. It does not fade as you apply; it gives you the same intense black all through the line. Also, the felt tip allows for smooth application. No tugging as in the case of other wax pencil liners. Lastly, there is no shine to this liner, unlike the liquid liners introduced earlier in the market.

I have to warn you that because this liner is waterproof, you really will have to remove it with a makeup remover. Put some remover on a cotton ball or pad, apply, and let sit for a few seconds to allow makeup to break down before wiping off. Sometimes, you may find that even after doing so, the liner has not been removed completely, especially in the lashline area. You can take a cotton bud, put some makeup remover on, and use that to remove the liner very close to the lashline. Dark marks around the eye area can be left if this liner is not removed completely.

I’ve heard great reviews of Revlon’s Colorstay Eye Liner, but I haven’t tested that out as much as the Hypersharp Liner. Another liner that has been raved about is that of Eye of Horus. I have yet to try that though.

What is the best waterproof eyeliner for you?