Friday 22 September 2017

Triona's Trends

triona's trends

Triona McCarthy

The trouble with having bags under your eyes is finding the shoes to match! Hahaha!

Even if you're not blessed with naturally long lashes, here are my top tips and product picks to achieve long, luscious lashes.

Eyelash curlers are key for the "wow" factor.

I have a Mac Full Lash Curler, above left, €22, Brown Thomas, that I simply squeeze and release to shape my lashes into a soft, upward curl.

Although, if I need va-va voom lashes, I use my Japonesque Heated Mini Eyelash Curler, below left, €17.69, to create serious shape; it's perfect for hard-to-curl lashes.

Unlike traditional curlers, which can pinch or break lashes with pressure, this uses heat to lift and curl the lashes.

Just like your hair, lashes need to be conditioned, so something like Dior Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum, €32.50, conditions the lashes, as well as working as a primer, creating a smooth surface for mascara. I'd highly recommend it for for the less lush-lashed among us.

Mascara is a very subjective thing, but Lancome Hypnose Mascara, left, €27.50, ticks all the right boxes, with a unique, curved brush that gets right to the roots.

A new one for me at the mo is Bobbi Brown Dual Ended Mascara, above, €26. Designed to be layered, this two-in-one features Everything Mascara for definition and Lash Glamour Mascara for length.

Clinique's new Lash Power Feathering Mascara, €23, available nationwide, is another new find that I'm loving right now. Practice a little patience between each coat and leave your lashes to set between each layer of mascara.

If you want a false-lash look, try Film Noir Lash Lacquer by Hourglass, €36, Harvey Nichols.

This is like a topcoat for your lashes; it creates a false-lash effect, with latex-like length, volume and shine.

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