GoodJanes has THE mirror and mirror stand that helps you get those lashes on with ease!
We’re excited to share our recent feature in Kelly’s Thoughts on Things blog. In it, Kelly shares her first impressions of the Kiss My Lash™ Mirror and Stand.
Lifestyle expert Stefaney Rants shows you how to upgrade your look for Fall with our cruelty-free lashes that will have you looking fantastic all season long, no matter what the occasion.
Applying mascara seems like one of the simplest parts of our makeup routine. You just swipe it on and go without much thought! But we want to let you in on some secrets to applying your mascara like a pro.
First things first, run a clean, bare through your lashes a few times to smooth out any clumps and to get everything in tip-top shape before you apply your mascara. Combing out any clumped together or stray lashes with your mascara wand can easily turn into an even clumpier mess.
Next, refrain from pumping the wand. We know, we know, we know, this is almost a primal instinct and you most likely picked up the behavior from watching a mother, grandmother, sister, cousin … basically any female ever. But the pumping action can actually cause air to enter the tube, and too much air + mascara = a dried out tube and flakey application.
Extend the life of your mascara and save yourself from having to dust mascara flakes out from under your eyes by simply swirling the brush around a few times in the tube. Use the same motion you would if you were stirring your coffee.
Everyone has ended up with a dot (or three) of mascara on their face due to uncomfortably contorting our arms and hands to get every single lash. Make it so much easier on yourself, and save yourself the added time of removing rogue mascara marks, but bending the brush as you’re sweeping it out of the tube.
The bent angle will make it much easier to control and access even the smallest, trickiest lashes.
Get your curl on! The whole point of mascara is to bring some openness to the eye. Applying mascara without curling your lashes first is like only doing something halfway. Perk up those lashes by curling beforehand to make your eyes really pop by rotating the curler horizontally after you’ve clamped down.
Now it’s finally time to apply your mascara! There’s many ways to apply mascara, but the best way we’ve found is using a zig-zag motion and wiggling the wand through your lashes. This way coats all of your lashes and helps maintain the curl you created with the eyelash curler. As for the bottom lashline, we’ve found that the very tip of the wand is best to get these finer, shorter lashes.
Also, don’t be afraid to mix formulas! Love the way one mascara offers great volume but love the length you get from another? Layer the two to get the best of both worlds!
And that’s it! Some of these tips may seem like mascara application 101, but it’s always great to get a nice little refresher course, and we hope there were some tips you’ve never heard of before!
Maybe you hit snooze three times too many. Maybe you slept through your alarm or it never even went off. Or maybe your plans have changed and you need to throw on a full face of makeup in under ten minutes. We’ve all been there before. It seems impossible, doesn’t it?
Well, we’re about to make the impossible possible with these quick tips to get full coverage without a full-time commitment.
1. BB Ready at The Drop of a Dime
BB creams, or tinted moisturizers, have skyrocketed to fame due to the fact that they provide a one-two punch of moisture and makeup all in one product. Start by applying it in the center of your face (chin, nose, and forehead) and smoothing it out to cover the rest of your face. Build up product in areas you want to cover.
*pro tip: don’t have a BB cream stashed away in your makeup arsenal? Make your own on the fly by combining your moisturizer with a liquid foundation. A dime-sized dot of each mixed together is a good base to start with, but play with the right ratio for your needs.
2. Conceal the Evidence
No need to break out any tools for this one, just use your ring finger to pat your concealer underneath your eyes. Got blemishes you need to cover? Switch to a dabbing motion to conceal them.
*Pro tip: Did you know your ring finger is the weakest finger? Although it may feel funny, it’s gentler to apply makeup to delicate areas like underneath the eyes with your ring finger than any other finger.
3. Shine Bright Like a Diamond
When you don’t get enough sleep, your skill can look dull. Brighten it up with a powder highlighter, but since you’re still on a time-crunch, only focus of these three places: underneath the brow bone, the inner corner of the eye, and the top of the cheekbone.
*Pro tip: if your skin is fair, use a frosty-white shade. If your skin has a warmer, golden tone to it, use a rosé or pink champagne shade. If your skin is dark, reach for a pale or rose gold shade.
4. Line Up
Brighten up your eyes with a quick swipe of your favorite eyeliner.
*Pro tip: even if you’re a liquid liner wizard, a pencil eyeliner does apply faster, and you can smudge it up a bit so it doesn’t look so perfectly applied.
5. Lengthen Your Lashes
When you’re strapped for time, all you really need to focus on is accentuating the upper lashline.
6. Warm Up
A quick swirl of blush is all you need to add some warmth to your face when you’re racing against the clock. Start at the apples of your cheeks and quickly blend your brush out toward your temples to get a natural look.
7. Lip Service
If you absolutely need to leave the house with some color on your lips, by all means, finish off your look with your favorite neutral tone, but a quick swipe of chapstick (tinted or regular) can be a real time saver!
And there you have it! A quick ten-minute face that will definitely disguise the fact that you caught a few extra Z’s this morning! Now if we could only get out of that drive-thru line at Starbucks in under ten minutes, that would be great!