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Make Up Advice

Hints, tips and general advice on all things cosmetics, make up and skin care.

How to Use False Eye Lashes.

How to Use False Eye Lashes.

False Eyelashes can look fantastic, they really can make all the difference to the appearance of your eyes. But many people are afraid to try them because they donít have the confidence to use them.

Follow these tips for lashes that look amazing and no one will be quite sure if they are false or not.

First, cut the lash strip to the right length, 1/16 of an inch shorter than the width of your natural lashes.

Colour in the strip that connects the lashes with a black or black brown liquid eyeliner and let it dry completely. This little step helps camouflage the fake lash strip once youíre wearing it and provides instant, neat and not too obvious eyeliner in exactly the right place.

Now apply the glue to the lash strip and wait one minute till glue is tacky.  Lightly touch the glue with a make up brush. If the brush pulls at the glue and stretches slightly, a bit like cheese on a pizza, itís ready to use.

I have often heard people being given the advice to start applying the lashes to the inner corner of the eye, but this is quite tricky and I find itís better to anchor the centre of the lashes to the centre of your eye lid first then move from the centre outwards towards the edges. This makes it much easier to get the edges in exactly the right place.

Once the strip is in the right place, take the end of a makeup brush, hold it over the lash line and very gently push the skin on your eyelid downwards, just a fraction. This makes it seem as though the fake lashes are growing out from your lids in a very natural way, rather than sitting on top of them.

Now use an Eyelash Curler to really widen and open up the eyes  and then apply mascara if needed.

Created On  18 Oct 2017 10:45 in Make Up Advice  -  Permalink

Mascara Prices Reduced. this Week.

Mascara Prices Reduced. this Week. Lots of Mascaras in our Special Offer Section this week. From Maybelline, Revlon and L'Oreal.

You will find mascaras for Volume and Mascaras for extra length.

Check it out and grab a bargain. Stocks are limited and when they are gone they are gone!

One of the best mascara tips is not to let your mascara dry when applying additional coats.

When the first coat is dry or semi-dry your wand will just pull it off in clumps if you try to apply another coat.

Apply lavishly on one set of lashes, move on the other and then immediately do the first one again.

This will give you volume and length with ho clumps.

If you are going out after work make sure you take a make up remover wipe with you. Even if you can refresh your other make up.

Remove and start your mascara afresh to avoid clumps.
Created On  9 Oct 2017 16:47 in Make Up Advice  -  Permalink

10% Discount this Autumn.

10% Discount this Autumn. We sent out our usual Autumn newsletter this week with a 10% discount voucher. This will give you 10% on everything on Cosmetics4less. If you did not get your newsletter the code is AUTUMN2017. Put this code into the discount code bar you will find on the first page of the checkout.
Created On  30 Sep 2017 11:38 in Make Up Advice  -  Permalink

What are Dark Circles Under the Eyes and What Causes Them.

What are Dark Circles Under the Eyes and What Causes Them. What are the dark shadows under the eye and can anything be done about them ? This was a question we were asked in the Cosmetics4less office this week and itís a good one.

Well dark under eye circles can be caused by lack of sleep, I think this is well known and the solution is simple, get more sleep.

But probably the most common cause is hereditary, they just run in your family. In this case covering then up with concealer is your only solution. Try a multi-tone as the green shade can be particularly useful. The one in the picture is by City Color and is only £3.99. Check out our Concealer Section for lots of other helpful products.

Other causes are pollution and allergies. If you think it may be allergies then check this out with your doctor but a good home remedy for this, and for eyes stressed out by pollution, is to take two used teabags and put them in the fridge until well chilled. Then lie down and place them on closed eyelids. Just relax for 20  minutes. The tannin acts as a natural cooling and soothing astringent.  Many people also think that the anti-oxident properties in tea are very beneficial.

You can also use chilled slices of cucumber in a similar way.

Dehydration can also cause dark shadows to appear so make sure you drink enough fluids. Try to restrict caffeinated drinks though as caffeine has also been implicated in causing dark circles.

Alcohol is another cause, so make sure you stick to the recommended limits and drink plenty of soft drinks as well to counteract the dehydrating effect of alcohol.

Smoking is another cause of dark circles and also causes wrinkles. So giving up will make you look healthier and younger as well as actually improving your health.

Poor circulation can also cause under eye circles so stimulate blood supply and lymphatic drainage by taking regular brisk exercise. A walk in the fresh air, donít forget sunscreen, or bouncing on a mini trampoline are said to be the best exercises for this and will keep you trim and fit as well.

Donít forget that your skin, round your eyes or anywhere else, reflects your general state of health and to look your best just follow these simple rules. Get plenty of sleep, donít smoke, donít drink to excess and cut back on caffeine. Do eat plenty of fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of fluids.
Created On  29 Sep 2017 16:52 in Make Up Advice  -  Permalink

Get The Perfect Cut Crease Eye Shadow.

Get The Perfect Cut Crease Eye Shadow. A really sharp, dark and intense cut crease is a great look, much favoured by the Kardashians et al. If you have tried to get this look you will have discovered how difficult it is to achieve.

You need a really steady hand and being able to create a perfect curve freehand is very difficult.

But there is an easy way. You need to find a circular item that, using the upper hemisphere only, is the correct size to fit into the deepest curve of your eye socket curve. Suggestions for this item include coins and bottle bottle caps. It is worth taking the time to find something that fits exactly.

The first step is to cover your entire eye area with your base eye shadow shade. Then apply the shade you want on the lid up to and just slightly over the socket line. Then apply your highligher shade from the socket to the brow line.

Then take your circular stencil item and place the upper  hemisphere into the socket line. Take your dark shade and apply to the area above the circle. Blending into the highlighter shade and flicking up or blending out at the outer corner as you prefer.

This will give you a crisp, sharp cut crease exactly in your socket line.

Give it a try and keep your circle stencil in a safe place so it does not get chucked out accidentally.
Created On  11 Sep 2017 12:13 in Make Up Advice  -  Permalink

Everything for 99p or less!

Everything for 99p or less! Yes we have a whole, very large, section on Cosmetics4less where everything is £0.99 or even less. We have lipstick, blusher, concealer, mascara. eye shadow, nail polish whatever you need. So a complete revamp of your make up bag for Autumn can be a lot cheaper than you think.

The stock is a mixture of budget ranges, discontinued items, clearance stock and terrific bargains we found on the wholesale market. We High Street brand names have stock Maybelline L'Oreal, Revlon, Miss Sporty, W7, Covergirl, Garnier and many more. All at only £0.99 or less.

The picture shows a Technic Get Lashed, Volumising Mascara, carded and sealed. A terrific bargain at 99p.

Of course, all our items, whatever the price, are covered by our no quibble money back guarantee of you are not happy with your order.

So check out our £0.99 section on Cosmetics4less today for hundreds of great buys and stock up on some great bargains. 

Created On  9 Sep 2017 11:14 in Make Up Advice  -  Permalink