Lashes

Friday Favourites: Eye Feature

The full-on lash craze is still with us, from mascara to falsies or even eyelash extensions; and we here at The Amazing Blog don’t see it slowing down any time soon. Today, we thought we would share some of our favourite and effective lash products with all of you. The eyes are our favourite feature to play up. There are a mountain of products on the market, it can be both time consuming and costly to find those holy grail items, so here we thought we’d do the work for you. From mascara and eyeliner to removing it all after a long day, we have got your eyes covered!

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This dynamic duo from CODE Beautiful is first on our list. The combination of their CODE FFL Forget Fake Lashes with the CODE VLM Volumising Lengthening Mascara is simply a gift from heaven. CODE FFL is a pre-mascara lash plumper that will take your lashes to the next level, giving you that false lash look without the hassle. It’s a fibre based, light brown mascara that latches onto every individual lash for ultimate volume and length with conditioning agents so you can avoid flaky mascara throughout the day. Once you’ve got your first coat on, next up is the CODE VLM. This intensely black mascara adds serious shine to your lashes, but is also buildable so that you can go from day to night—natural to full glam without clumping or flaking. Added bonus? It’s tear-proof for any rough patches in the day.

Both of these mascaras from CODE are fortified with vitamins and waxes to nourish your lashes with each wear and are paraben free and never tested on animals. It’s everything we love all rolled into a tube.

Purchase the CODE FFL here for and the CODE VLM here for £19.95.

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The next mascara on our list is a little something for the bold and adventurous souls who love to add an unexpected pop of colour to their look. From the incredible Rouge Bunny Rouge, we have the WITCHERY Modelling Mascara in Red Nightfall. This deep wine shade (yes, really it's a red!)  is sure to catch eyes in the best way possible. We loved using it for a night out to switch up our looks, but we have to say that it's just about subtle enough to wear throughout the day. If red still isn’t quite your colour, the WITCHERY line offers the mascara in both black and brown. The rubber brush perfectly separates the lashes, leaving clumps behind and long, defined lashes centre stage. And our favourite part is that you can skip the eyelash curler because this mascara perfectly curls and holds your lashes all day long.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can purchase the WITCHERY Modelling Mascara in Red Nightfall here for £29.00.

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Once you've found the perfect mascara for luscious lashes, the best way to tie it all together is with a sleek sweep of highly pigmented eyeliner. Keep reading, as today we’ve found two eyeliners to offer you different looks. The first is the luxurious Oh My Glide Eyeliner from A.T Antao. The golden design of the pen really does just 'glide' it looks and feels lavish, the intensely pigmented black colour will not smudge or fade for over 12 hours of wear and is waterproof to keep you prepared for whatever comes your way. The second is the OMG Precise Eyeliner which is perfect for achieving that fine sharp wing, it has an easy reach from the root of lashes and corner of eyes as the incredibly soft and thin tip is made of PBT hair (in fact, both eyeliners have this), which is a synthetic animal hair substitute.  The PBT absorbs little liquid allowing both the applicators to hold its stiffness for even application every single time. For beginners, we recommend the OMG Smooth Eyeliner because the soft and thicker tip allows for easy application to create sweeping lines in an instant.

Purchase both the Oh My Glide Eyeliners for £9.90 each here for a perfect line every time.

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Our last stop on the list is for eye makeup removers. After a long day, the last thing we want to do is take off our makeup, but the number one rule in our books is to never sleep in our makeup!  The Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover from Nouveau Lashes makes it so quick, easy and leaves our eye area so hydrated, that we actually look forward to it now before heading off to bed. This “gentle, vitamin and anti-oxidant enriched” formula is perfect for those sporting lash extensions, as it doesn’t strip the adhesive bond, ensuring you get the longest wear out of them. The blend of watercress, pomegranate and mango really work to nourish the lashes and skin, with the calming properties of chamomile to soothe as your makeup melts away. We apply the formula onto a cotton pad and then gently wipe away all of our make up; no rinsing required. Added bonus? It’s vegan-friendly.Purchase the Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover here for £14.99.

We hope we’ve helped you narrow down your search or introduced you to some hidden gems. Here’s to flirty, full lashes and keeping our eyes centre stage.

 

PureLash Lash Extender & Conditioner - Jane Iredale

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Full and long lashes are our favourite accessory here at The Amazing Blog, whether you're foregoing makeup or glamming up. We especially love when our lashes are lengthened and strengthened and making  our much more mascara long-lasting. That’s why we were delighted when Jane Iredale sent us their Purelash Lash Extender & Conditioner.

This multi-purpose product is the perfect way to achieve thick, long and strong lashes. It can be used as a mascara primer, adding measurable thickness and length to the lashes when used under your favourite mascara and helping the mascara to last-longer. Not only are you left with fluttery and flirty lashes, but it also allows you to use less of your mascara, therefore helping your purchase last longer. The second purpose is perhaps our favourite; apply the product to clean lashes before bed for an overnight lash treatment. The Aloe Extract and Vitamin B Complex Factor moisturises the lashes, helping them to grow stronger and healthier. Hydrolysed Wheat Protein aids in thicker growth and with the added bonus of curlier lashes. You can even use this product to condition your eyebrows if you're coveting some bushier brows.

The majority of mascaras slow the growth of the hair follices along your eyelid. This results in scarce lashes that struggle to grow, and is why the Purelash Lash Extender & Conditioner is such a beneficial product. What's more, the product is cruelty-free so as your lashes grow, your guilt won't!  If you're still somehow not convinced, think about it this way, you wouldn't skip the conditioner in your hair-wash routine, so why skip it on your eyelashes?

Purchase the Pure Lash Extender and Conditioner here for £16.00. 

MioLash - 3D Fibre Lash Mascara

Here at The Amazing Office we have found the latest beauty secret and we want to share it with you. We have always watched in envy at the girls who can flutter their long and thick eyelashes and after trying numerous of so called thickening mascaras we were about to give up until we found MioLash. Mio Lash 3D Fibre Lash Mascara provides dramatically longer and thicker lashes in less than a minute.

The Fibre Mascara is designed by applying natural fibres onto your lashes to help thicken and elongate lasting all day long. You can apply Mio lash in just three short steps. Firstly, apply the Volumising Gel to clean and dry eyelashes. Before the Volumising Gel dries, apply the Fibre Lash Extensions from the middle to the end of your eye to create a fuller looking lash. To secure the fibre lash, re-apply the Volumising Gel for a fresh effect and enjoy fluttering your eyelashes all day long.

When we tried the fibre lash mascara we were pleasantly surprised with the quick and mess free application and was amazed by the dramatic difference compared to other products we have tested. As well as being smudge proof, tear proof and sweat proof, the lashes were looking fresh all day long. Even removing them was quick and easy, just rinse off with warm water.

Don’t hesitate to grab yourself a case now here for £25 for one, £45 for two or £65 for three Miolashes.

 Flutter forever after.

 

Magnetic Lash

If I could only choose two products from my make-up bag, that would be concealer (no one has perfect skin, huh?) and mascara. My eyes are naturally quite big, but as a glass wearer, they tend to appear much smaller and I really dislike that - so in order to make my lashes look fuller and longer I used to apply a few coats of mascara, making my eyelashes look clumpy and spidery (which I confess I love, but not for everyday). Being as picky as I am with mascara, I was more than pleased when I came across Santhilea's Magnetic Lash - a simple 3 step application system that makes your eyelashes look full and flirty. Even though the application may sound as a mission, it's quite fast and easy once you get used to it: firstly, apply Magnetic Lash in the usual way, as you would do with a mascara; while the lashes are still wet, dab gently Lash Builder evenly from base to tips and let it dry slightly. Finally, reapply as desired Magnetic Lash as a top coat. Magnetic Lash is not a heavy paint, and despite the three steps, it's easier to remove than ordinary mascaras as it won't smear across your face.Magnetic Lash holds the curl beautifully and keeps your lashes in good condition - its formula contains Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E to nourish and condition, supporting natural lash growth.

At The Amazing Blog we've never tried such a great lash product - it delivers volume and length, it doesn't budge or move and holds the curl like nothing else. Magnetic Lash is truly super-volumizing and lengthening.

Magnetic Lash retails at £24.99 and can be purchased through their website.  If you're used to buying your mascara from the high street, we understand that the price tag might scare you, but at The Amazing Blog we highly recommend this amazing product, you won't look back!

 

 

Oy! Volumising Mascara

So you’re a frequent buyer of organic food and have dabbled in Fairtrade cotton, but have you ever thought about trying organic makeup? Us girls at Amazing PR certainly hadn’t until we came across the fabulous Green People. A stickler for the same brand, I’m guilty as charged for being about as unadventurous as they come with my make-up. Neither hell nor highwater can convince me to stray from my tried and tested beauty staples, and a trusted line being discontinued is my idea of hell. However, as I do like to immerse myself in a world of all things green, I ventured away from my Maybeline to try the new volumising mascara from OY! (Organic Young), winner of Natural Health Beauty Award. Applying it in a zig-zag motion means it volumises the lashes and spreads them naturally apart keeping them clump free, and as we all know, clumpy mascara is a huge no-no! My eyes also have a tendency to water at the slightest breeze which can make my mascara run, so it was a breath of fresh air to find that with Organic Young it didn’t!

 

Organic Young contains no Parabens, Phthalates, Mercury, Petrochemicals or Synthetic colourants so it is truly the most natural mascara that can be offered. It also contains Shea Butter and Almond oil which condition the lashes throughout the day (and night!) I’m all a-flutter just thinking about it!

 

You can buy this certified organic mascara here retailing at £14.35 and available in black or brown.