Forget everything you thought you knew about eye make up, there is a new trend in the building! Gone are the days when matte and shimmer eyelids dominated the make up scene, this year, the glossy lid is having its great debut.
While the trend is nothing new, greasy lids are doing big things in 2017 as stars take to the lustrous look. After seeing this luminously sexy look, you might want to dig out those lip glosses from your 90s days and swop them for your eyelids.
The effortlessly seductive look is chic and super easy to attain. The beauty of the glossy lid is that it can be worn clear or in colour and can be achieved with the easiest of products.
It’s up to you whether you use regular lip gloss, good old Vaseline, eye gloss, face oil or even baby oil – all of these will give you the look you’re after.
To get the clear and subtle look, simply dab your gloss of choice over your eyelids (moving from the centre all the way out), line your eyes with an eyeliner, apply some mascara and you’re good to go!
If you want to run away from a sticky lid that may break in consistency, avoid your crease and apply around it! Add a bold lipstick for pure glam.
For a colour-filled gloss look, first apply a bright eyeshadow over your eyelids then swipe your gloss of choice over the eyeshadow – mixing them to form a smooth glossy consistency.
You can use your fingers or shadow brush for better application. For a wetter and glossier look, swop your powder based shadow for a liquid, gel, or cream shadow.
You can go wild with this look, play around with it and still come out winning! It’s fresh, trendy and sexy! Give it a bash and let us know if this is a beauty style for you!
*Cover images from Desiree Davis (IG) and Yvonne Onyanta (YouTube)
Benefits of Wearing Sunscreen During Summer
Tips: How to be safe in the sun.
We have all heard about the dangers of the sun during summer months and the damage it can cause to one’s skin. Fortunately, there are products that can protect you from harsh sun rays. Sunscreen helps to prevent facial skin discoloration and slows down the development of wrinkled, premature aging skin.
- Always wear sunscreen, irrespective of your skin colour or tone, this is important!
- Sunscreen lowers your chances of contracting skin cancer.
- Sunscreen prevents premature skin aging.
- Keep babies younger than six months out of the sun.
- Try and avoid the sun between 10am and 3pm, when UV levels are at their highest. If you’re unable to do so, make sure to apply sunscreen.
Products to use
Nivea Sun Moisture Lotion SPF50 is a caring formula based on NIVEA’s advanced skin expertise protects reliably and offers deep and long-lasting moisture. The highly effective filter system provides immediate and long-lasting sun protection and reduces the risk of sun allergies.
Clicks Sun Protect SPF 50 Continuous Spray 70ml provides a high level of protection, including UVA/UVB protection from the damaging effects of the sun. It has a non-greasy formula and is water resistant.
Celltone Skin Care Dry Touch SPF 30+ Sunscreen 75ml provides superior protection for your skin and the nourishment it needs when outside. Its Non-whitening and has invisible protection. The best thing about this product is its suitable for acne prone skin.
Products can be purchased at your nearest Clicks and other beauty retail stores.