Trends come and go, and for whatever reason I’m always one to try them [maybe we aren’t so opposite after all…]. Whether it be for my convenience, or just pure curiosity… I need to know. That means I can share with you what is worth the time or money and what is a hard pass. I’ve picked just a handful which I’ve really gone back and forth on over the years, sit back and read… then tell me what you ended up falling for!
Falsies or Fluids?
Ok. I live for a pair of fake lashes, I can put on a pair with some Duo glue in my sleep. [I hate fake lashes and haven’t touched a pair since being forced to wear them for dance competitions when we were kids] Fast forward to when false lashes weren’t unrealistic for us normal girls, you know, not just something celebs did. I jumped on that bandwagon very quickly. I’m that mom who wanted a natural full set before delivery with both kids because it makes it seem like you’ve had a glam squad in the room. [omg stoppp hahaha]
They look perfect, but are quite hard to manage and need very frequent fill-ins, in my opinion. You can’t rub them while washing your face. I’d say this is a great option for a vacation where you may be in the water a lot, or for a special occasion or event. They really do look fantastic in photos.
On the flip side, you have many lash serum options now. I’ve done Latisse myself, but it requires patience I don’t have much of. It’s not an immediate result and takes time but is great for a long term solution. If you are needing something with immediate results, extensions are your go to.
So. Many. Trends. Do you thread or wax? [neither] Do you fill or tint? [neither] My combination is wax and tint, but it has not always been this way. Growing up, I always had my eyebrows (and upper lip… Indian girl with dark hair, iykyk) threaded. It’s just what we did, and it was painful as hell. Over time I switched over to waxing because it was a quick wax on, wax off and all done.
Most of that credit goes to the Benefit Brow Bar, they are the best in my opinion. After a few months of them telling me that a brow tint would help, I tried it. Let me tell you – game changer. My mom even complimented it via FaceTime, really she asked if I filled in my brows, but that meant it worked! It takes five minutes and is a brow dye that tints all the little baby hairs around your brows to give you a more full look. I highly recommend it, as I’ve not really needed to use my brow pencil unless it’s a special occasion.
Base Makeup Madness
I’ve always been a fan of a sponge/beauty blender or makeup brush with my foundation. With the lockdown wearing makeup wasn’t a thing. [and I loved every minute of it] I wasn’t going to work and didn’t need any coverage under a mask. As things have gotten a little more normal, I’ve gone back to using a base.
For a night out there is nothing like a good photo finish foundation. This natural finish foundation from Gucci is *chefs kiss*. It’s buildable so you can start light and build up to a coverage you’re comfortable with.
For daytime or work I like the Ilia skin tint moisturizer, which also comes in colors that fall in between skin tones. Pair it with a little bronzer (my go to is the Gucci Poudre bronzer, but any will work) and some mascara, voila you have a very casual low coverage look.
[ok nvm, after reading this we def are opposite]
There are, and will always, be trends and fads that come and go. Find what works for you and don’t be worried about flexing outside that safe zone. What trends and must-have products do you use?