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5 Best Colored Mascaras for Every Eye Color

Picking the proper mascara doesn’t need to be overwhelming. It’s about knowing the best mascara for your skin tone and eye color. It’s about what’ll work best for you! Whether purple, blue, black, brown—or any shade in the rainbow—your mascara may be a method of exploring fashion trends while also framing the windows of your soul.

Black Lashes

One universal rule is that everyone appears great in black mascara. Even upon the fairest skin, it’ll provide a dramatic frame for your eyes. For darker skinned females, it’ll add drama to fringe. While in doubt, know that a black, good mascara always is your best bet.

Brown Lashes

Classic black is great, yet there also is a solid case to be made for brown lashes. If you’re a fair skinned person and like a natural look, a robust brown mascara is your best friend. The softer brown shade harmonizes with light brown, blonde, or lighter red hair, so no one but you will have any idea if you have invisible eyelashes!

In order to bring more drama to your greens or baby blues, a high-volume brown mascara still can have enough effect for nighttime, just ensure that your eyeliner or eyeshadow is not darker than your eyelashes. The shade contrast faux pas may be particularly apparent in photographs. A blackened, deeper brown mascara is an excellent option for medium skinned and olive women wanting to boost volume while still accomplishing a makeup-free appearance.

Blue Lashes

 

Try blue mascara for brown, grey, or light green eyes…or simply to make a statement! For women who are fair skinned, those blues will actually pop on the skin. For women of darker skin tones, apply a base coat of primer or black then glide on multiple coats of the blue after drying. To ensure the color shines, it’s possible to line the top lid with black liquid liner, or you can blend a blue eye pencil into your lash line.

If you are shy about experimenting with shades, a deep blue is going to enhance light brown, grey, and green eyes without being too obvious.

Purple

Plum, royal purple, and violet fall under this umbrella. Purple appears especially amazing on women who have hazel eyes, blue eyes, or green eyes. If you have warmer undertones in the skin, choose a shade of purple with warmer red undertones like a plum.

Women who have cool medium or darker toned skin will appear fantastic with a purple that skews toward blue, like violet.

Green

Green colors appear incredible on hazel and brown eyes. Green may be complimentary to any array of skin tones, just choose neutral tones in the eyeshadow to allow the lashes to do the talking. If you like just a tease of color, you can apply a basic black mascara or coat of clear mascara, and swipe on the green from the mid-shaft to the tips.

 For more information contact the experienced permanent makeup professional of Lashes by Lisa today!

 

 

 

 

Caring for Your Lash Extensions During Winter

It is the most wonderful time of the year—snow will soon begin to fall, Christmas lights will soon be glowing through frosty windows, and holiday party season will soon be in full bloom. However, cozy festivities are not the only things riding in upon the air this winter. Decreasing temperatures and humidity levels may wreak havoc on our hair, skin, and lashes. Dry hair and skin may disrupt the growth cycle of lashes, and cause lashes to prematurely shed and grow more gradually than normal. Plus, the dry, cold air may zap lashes of their moisture, and make them brittle. Therefore, keep your lashes in good condition these cool months by practicing the following winter care tips.

Take vitamins

Whether you are a multivitamin type of person or consume leafy greens like they are going out of style, be certain you are incorporating B, E, and D vitamins into your routine this winter. A few dieticians state that Vitamin B12 strengthens your hair, whereas Vitamin D recently has been connected with hair growth. All three are well-known to promote hair and skin health, and ought to provide your lashes the boost needed to survive the frosty, dry days.

Check labels

As the humidity dips below 80 percent, there only is one cure—moisturizer and a lot of it. However, if you’re moisturizing around your eyes, be certain to look at the ingredients. Wax, glycerin, and oil are the worst enemies for your lash extensions and break down adhesive bonds and cause them to pop off. In order to keep the sets fuller longer, only use oil-free products inside the orbital bone. If the moisturizer you use is oil-based, there will not be a problem. Simply keep it away from the eyes.

Get fills

Arrange consistent fills with your eyelash artist (every two to three weeks) to keep the sets party-ready all winter long. At the fill appointments, the lash artist does not simply apply lash extensions to new eyelashes, he or she replaces and removes any twisted or overgrown extensions, boosts fullness with capping (ask the artist about this!), and keeps an eye on the health of your lashes. If you’re suffering any premature loss of extensions, seasonal shredding, or stress upon your natural lashes, your artist may let you know.

 Practice safe steaming

There isn’t anything like a dip inside a hot tub or 10-minute steam to chase the wintertime cold from your bones. Plus, while saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs, are safe for use with extensions, you ought to avoid touching the eyes while you are using them. Extreme heat may soften the adhesive bonds and rubbing the eyes while the bonds are relaxed may cause extensions to pop off. Do not be concerned though, so long as you stay clear of touching the extensions, the lashes will not suffer any side effects from the heat; your lash set will return to normal as soon as the lashes cool again.

 For more information on caring for your lash extensions during winter contact the Winnipeg eyelash extensions professional services of Lashes by Lisa today!

 

The Differences Between Western and Korean Makeup, Part I

One of the advantages of globalization is the unprecedented access we have to other cultures; we can learn new techniques and trends from each other, to create new and innovative looks. One country that has done tremendously in the post-globalization world of makeup is Korea; the trends and products there have begun to make their way to the West in a very real way. There are a few differences in how Koreans generally use their makeup products to create their particular look; taking in the differences might allow you to create a whole new style!

The general difference between Western and Korean styles is that Korean trends favour a very subtle look, while Western makeup can be quite bold. Korea has a special sector of makeup, known as “functional cosmetics”, to categorize anti-aging, elasticity boosting and UV blocking products, among others; they’re known as functional because their effects on your skin go beyond looks. This may be one of the reasons that Korean trends favour a gentler look.

Western primers are generally neutral; they serve to help foundation stay on your skin for as long as possible, but they do little else. Korean primers are usually illuminating; they serve to brighten complexion and add a subtle glow to the skin.

Foundation in the West is often in liquid or stick form; this foundation might be close to the colour of your skin, but may also be a touch darker in order to create a tanned look. Korean looks often use BB Cream or CC Cream; BB stands for blemish balm or beauty balm, while CC is for color correction. This is in line with the Korean love of functional cosmetics, as these creams will usually come with anti-aging and sun protecting qualities, with CC cream having the added benefit of reducing the appearance of redness. The Korean look is often much fairer than the Western looked; no choosing darker shades to look tanned, here.

Concealer is sometimes used in the West to highlight certain elements of the face, as well as to reduce the appearance of blemishes and dark circles; in Korea, spot concealing is much more popular, and concealer is rarely used for highlighting.

Setting the base is common in the Western style, as the base was created to be neutral and long-lasting, and the powder reduces glow. The Korean style prefers a glowing face, and so is rarely set.

The Western style of brow has a defined arch as it’s centrepiece; it’s enhanced by using pencils, and occasionally brow mascara. The Korean style is defined by straight, thick brows; colored mascara is often used to lighten the now-thickened brow hairs colour.

When you’ve decided on a style of makeup, putting it on every time you want to go out can be a bit of a hassle. An experienced permanent makeup professional can help you by creating a permanent look, be it to your eyebrows, lips, or otherwise. Next time, we’ll delve a little more deeply into some of the differences between Korean and Western makeup!

What is Beauty?

“You look beautiful” is a phrase that can delight; when someone you admire says it, your heart may go all aflutter. What does it mean, though? What is beauty, who is beautiful; it seems to change depending on when and where we live, and who we’re interacting with. Beauty can refer to a whole bunch of things; a statue can be beautiful, a woman can be beautiful, childbirth can be beautiful. Things can be ugly, too, beauty’s opposite – a person can be ugly, but saying a person is ugly is an ugly thing to do, and brings up ugly emotions.

I’m partial to Lexi Herrick’s definition of beauty; beauty is happiness. We feel happy when we see something aesthetically beautiful; it inspires us to seek more beauty in the world, to become more beautiful ourselves. Aesthetic beauty is a type of ideal; we want to look a way that makes us and other people happy, so we dress nicely, we put on makeup, do our hair, all the little things. Aesthetic beauty creates happiness and inspiration because it’s obvious that the person put time, effort and thought into their look, and this mastery of beauty makes us happy because we know that a beautiful person is alive, awake and willing to beautify the world.

That’s why we can call non-aesthetic things beautiful as well; we see in them mastery, or service to humanity, and that’s what makes us happy. A beautiful piece of music is filled with emotion, thought, effort and time, just like a great look is, so we know beauty isn’t purely visual. Childbirth is visually quite unappealing, so you’d think we’d call it ugly; but it’s not ugly, because there is time, effort and love going into making humanity a better place. A child will be raised, you see the mother who is going to raise the child, the experience of becoming indelibly attached to your son or daughter; it’s all love, so it’s all beautiful.

Beauty, then, is truth; the truth that those around us are feeling beings, whose subjective experience is as valuable as our own. We gather together to appreciate beauty, we all recognize it, we can discuss what is beautiful and what is not; what brings us happiness. When we experience something beautiful, we know it to our core; while it may be in the eye of the beholder, we’ve all had our breath taken away by beauty at some point in time.

This shared experience of something true and real can’t be denied, and that’s why it’s so wonderful when people beautify themselves; they are giving the world something that brings happiness, a happiness that binds our society together. Our beauty shows the world that when you put in the time and effort to look good, you make people happy. You want to look beautiful, and it’ll make our world a better place, so we can help. We are your Winnipeg eyelash extension professional, so get in touch with us and we’ll help you shine.

Why Do We Have Eyelashes?

Eyelashes are sexy; we offer lash extensions in Winnipeg because we want your eyes to look gorgeous. Sexy can’t be the only function of eyelashes though; buffalo have eyelashes, so do elephants, and while nice eyelashes might look attractive to them to, it seemed to us that there must be reasons we have eyelashes beyond how striking they make us look. We’d heard that they offered some kind of protection, but eyelids are there to protect our eyes, so we thought we’d dive into how exactly eyelashes protect your eyes.

According to Wonderopolis, there’s a few reasons why we might have developed eyelashes for protection. The first reason seems tied in to stopping particles from entering into our eyes; dust, sand and other particulate can enter the eye and irritate or damage it. We rely on our sight to do just about everything, so constantly irritated eyes would be a serious detriment to our health and longevity. The second reason they posit we have eyelids is to keep moisture out of our eyes; our lashes are curved so moisture would drip away from the eye.

There are other possible reasons for eyelashes; like blocking the sun from our eyes. Another study showed that eyelashes help us resist the effects wind would have on our eyes; wind was blown over disks filled with water to simulate the moisture of an eye, with various types of protection; eyelashes seemed to work best at retaining moisture while still letting a creature see.

The same wind tunnel study tested how eyelashes stop particulate from entering the eye;  the study showed that eyelashes the length of a human’s were effective at stopping particles, and that longer lashes may in fact stop the particulate better than regular sized lashes. The study then concluded there could be an advantage to using false eyelashes to reduce irritation in the eye, but that further studies were needed.

Why are long eyelashes attractive, then? In part, it’s a sign that biological processes are working well; your eyelashes being long and full indicates that you’re still young and healthy, which is universally attractive. Long eyelashes may also signal that you’re not likely to go blind from dry eye and dust anytime soon, so potential partners might subconsciously be looking out for your general eye health!

Eyelashes being constantly exposed to the elements may be part of the reason why we grow and lose them so frequently; it wouldn’t do any good to have your lashes so beaten down by the elements that they stopped protecting your eye! That’s yet another reason getting extensions can help you; not only does it beautify, but regular extensions and touch-ups help your lashes look healthy and may even help resist the elements better. Long eyelashes have been a sign of beauty since before Cleopatra, and various makeups have been developed to accentuate the look of your eye; these are time-consuming and expensive, however, so getting extensions and touch-ups can save you time, money, and irritation!

Why Are Eyes So Beautiful

Eyes are the window the soul; they strike us with beauty, wonder, and depth of feeling. Eyelash extensions are exciting because they beautify and draw attention to our eyes; something we all want. Eye contact is key to flirting, deep conversation, excitement; our eyes relay passion, sadness, joy and everything in between. We use our eyes so much that even dogs are accustomed to looking to our eyes for guidance; they themselves are prone to using puppy dog eyes to get what they want, as the pet owners among you will know all too well.

Why, then, are the eyes such a focal point of our interaction? There is a theory called the cooperative eye theory that tries to explain their importance. The theory was derived in part by a study where scientists evaluated how great apes and human infants followed gaze; the study showed that great apes were more likely to follow motions in the head, whereas human infants followed eye motions with more interest.

The theory posits that we developed the ability to use our eyes to indicate threats, resources and emotional states, perhaps because it is a subtle, unobtrusive method of gesturing that wouldn’t alert predators or prey of your awareness of their presence. The use of eye contact to convey information is also incredibly useful for infants and their caretakers; babies can’t speak, so transmitting their needs through eye contact can have a positive impact on their welfare and safety. This may be of particular importance to humans, whose babies have a long span of defenselessness.

This may be why our eyes have developed such striking characteristics; it’s easier to follow someone’s eye movements when their eyes are distinct. Our eyes come in a wide array of colours, yes, but what’s most striking about them is their size compared to the rest of our face, as well as the white sclera. Our eyes are elongated and quite sizable compared to those of other primates, which makes tracking the eye a breeze. The sclera being white provides a sharp contrast between it, the iris, and the rest of our face; given that humans seem to be the animals that most rely on eye movement to convey information, this contrast is advantageous for us, but not for any of our potential predators.

Eyes looking at you are not just advantageous for the looker; they’re advantageous for an altruistic society. We are aware when someone else is looking us in the eye, and our behaviour may match; we tend to be kinder and more careful when we know someone else is watching us, perhaps in part because we know they’re deriving information about our intent and emotional state when they’re looking at us. This helps create an atmosphere of trust between large social groups; even when there’s strangers among us, we can look them in the eyes to see if they’re honest and good-intentioned. Beautiful and useful; who doesn’t love eyes?

How To Pass the Time During Lash Extensions

We live in a society that loves to be on the move. When there’s a free moment of time, we jump on it to get something done; there’s a room to clean, or a contact to make, work to be done, new restaurants to try, Tweets to send and selfies to post. These things aren’t just dalliances in our day and age; we’re always trying to connect to one another, to live our best lives and to create something real. This 24/7 connectivity drives us to create, but it can also make it difficult to relax. You’re about to get gorgeous eyelash extensions; not only will you look incredible, but you’ll save yourself time every day you don’t have to apply mascara. You will, however, have to lie still for at least 90 minutes, and it may be upwards of two hours; what will you do during that time?

First, it’s a good idea to stave off caffeine before your extension appointment. Drinking a cup of joe in the morning can give you a great buzz, and get you out the door, but it might make it difficult or uncomfortable to lie still for a long time. Going into your appointment kind of sleepy really isn’t a bad idea at all; it’ll help you feel comfortable lying down for an extended period of time. Some clients absolutely fall asleep when the extensions are being applied, and that’s a wonderful thing: you doze off dreaming of beautiful eyelashes, and when you wake up, the dream has come true!

The almost fairytale dream of falling asleep and having gorgeous lashes when waking up won’t come true for everyone though; you’ll have gorgeous lashes, no question, but you might not sleep during the process. That’s okay! There’s plenty of other things you can do during that time frame. A great option is to plug in some earphones and listen to a podcast or an audiobook. A great podcast passes the time with the blink of an eye (but don’t blink too much; we are applying extensions, after all!). Audiobooks are much longer, of course, but if you’re relistening to Harry Potter to capture the stories from your childhood, you might as well keep it up here.

Meditating is another amazing option for passing the time during an eyelash extension; meditating can improve your overall health and seriously brighten your day; you’ll leave the salon with a calm mind and a fierce look. Meditation is usually not going to take up the entire two hours, though. That’s okay too, you can always strike up a conversation with your technician!

You can definitely find a bunch of other ways to entertain yourself during your appointment; listening to music is another great way to pass the time! Winnipeg eyelash extensions professional Lisa can talk to you about other ways you can pass the time. Lash extensions do save you time in the long run, not to mention how beautiful they look; it’s really worth the couple of hours to give yourself what could be years of great looking lashes!

Can You Swim in The Ocean with Eyelash Extensions?

Summer is halfway over and while many people are worried about maintaining their bikini bodies, you may have something else on your mind: how will you take care of your lash extensions? Is there anything different you must do to care for them during the summertime?

Let Lashes By Lisa help you out with that!

Heading to the Beach with Lash Extensions

We suggest that you wait a complete 24 to 48 hours before heading out to the beach, particularly if you want to swim inside the ocean. It’ll take at least 4 to 6 hours for the bonding agent to seal and it is recommended to avoid heavy water contact on the eyelashes during that time. Splashing and a light mist is okay; however, avoid dunking your head inside the water on the first day. If you are definitely going to get inside the ocean, attempt to avoid submerging your head in order to protect your eyelashes from salt water and additional debris. You also can try to wear goggles to protect the lash extensions. In addition, attempt to avoid humid conditions – steam rooms and saunas are absolutely out of the question as these may cause the adhesive to melt.

In addition, the beach will present a variety of elements which might pose a risk to your eyelash extensions and eyes. Winds seem to pick sand up which might irritate the eyes and cause you to rub the new eyelash extensions. Take precautions during the initial 24 hours you receive your lash extensions.

Pool Parties: Are they okay to attend?

The exact same precautions which apply to the beach and your lash extensions additionally apply to the pool. If it is possible to avoid getting the lashes wet within the initial 24 hours, it is recommended to do so. After that period, you can enjoy yourself yet keep these suggestions handy. Utilize swimming goggles as you plan to submerge your head for prolonged time periods (like swimming laps). Do not allow chlorine to sit on your eyelashes. Rinse lashes clean because the chemicals might destroy the adhesive properties of the lashes.

What About Sunscreen?

You absolutely should wear sunscreen, but carefully apply it. If you use the spray kind, do not directly spray onto the facial area. Utilize your fingers to put on sunscreen and be careful that you avoid your eyelashes. We suggest using an oil-free sunscreen that keeps chemical exposure at a minimum.

Carefully Dry Off

Be careful as you dry off using a towel, not to rub your whole face with it. Pat carefully and gently while avoiding the eyes. As you get an opportunity, rinse or spray your eyelashes with fresh water to wash away chlorine and salt from the eyelash extensions.

After the first 24 to 48-hour period you are free to get your eyelashes wet, yet always keep in mind to rinse them with fresh water after drying off.

For more information on swimming in the ocean with eyelash extensions contact the     eyelash extensions services of Lashes by Lisa today!

Can I Wear Mascara While I Have Lash Extensions?

Generally, it isn’t recommended to use mascara with your lash extensions. The primary reason why is simple: the entire point of lash extensions is that they already appear fuller, longer, and darker. In other words, they are made to appear as if you already have worn mascara at all times. One benefit of lash extensions is that you would never need to put on mascara while you still have them.

Therefore, the simple answer is that if you’re going to get lash extensions, you likely are receiving them with the concept in mind that you may cut out mascara from your normal beauty regimen. Also, it depends on the material of your lash extensions as some are less likely to require mascara.

Occasionally You May Want Additional Mascara

But, occasionally there may be a situation in which you would still have a desire to apply mascara to your lash extensions. Perhaps the lashes you selected are smaller or finer, or there is a special occasion in which you actually want them to appear thicker and fuller. Your lash extensions also might be older, and they may have some gaps, and mascara may assist in covering those gaps and damaging in the short run before you get them replaced or touched up.

However, to retain their even and optimal appearance, it is suggested that you go in for a touch up instead of relying on mascara too long. It’s because overuse will make them appear crusty and will increase the opportunities of them becoming damaged, much too damaged to be saved.

Kinds of Products to Use

If you do choose to apply mascara for any of the aforementioned reasons, be advised that you ought to be particular of which mascara you use and how to use it. First off, you only should use water-based products. Never apply waterproof or oil-based mascara products as they’ll either dissolve the glue that holds your lash extensions to your eyelids.

Even if the lashes survive that, the products and process utilized to take off the mascara could damage the eyelashes or dissolve the glue. Therefore, be certain that the makeup removal product and mascara are both very light and water-based, otherwise you are wasting your money to obtain the extensions in the first place.

Ways to Apply Mascara to Extensions

You will need to be very careful as you apply and take off the mascara from your lash extensions, as well. While applying, avoid applying it to the roots of the extensions and only focus on the middle to the tip. Putting on too much mascara from your base to the tip will make them heavier, probably pulling the eyelashes out, and making it more challenging to remove it afterwards. If you discover that the mascara pulls on your eyelashes too much they might be weakened or damaged. When you remove them, only apply oil-free makeup remover for precisely the same reasons.

For more information on wearing mascara with lash extensions contact the experienced permanent makeup professional services of Lashes by Lisa today!

How Long do Eyelash Extensions Really Last?

Eyelash extensions are an exciting way to get full, long, beautiful looking lashes. Unlike mascara and false eyelashes, extensions last for a very long time; with proper care and upkeep, your eyelashes can effectively be extended forever! Here’s some information about how long extensions last, how upkeep can help, and how often to see your eyelash technician.

Eyelash extensions are most often synthetic mink; this means that the material and adhesive used for the extensions is extremely long lasting. The challenge when it comes to longevity isn’t the material used; it’s the eyelashes themselves! As growing parts of our body, eyelashes will fall out and new ones will grow; this is called the growth cycle. The eyelash growth cycle takes place in three phases: the anagen (growth) phase, catagen (transition) phase and telogen (resting) phase. Any number of your lashes can be in one of these three phases at any time

This means, thankfully, that not all of our lashes will fall out at once; they’re all at different points in their growth cycle! This is why regular touch-ups with your technician are an essential part of long-lasting extensions; by reapplying to new lashes, we can maintain the beautiful look that your extensions give. This is why it’s hard to pin an exact “lifespan” on extensions; it all depends on which specific lash we’re looking at.

There are a few tips to keep your extensions looking their best between visits to your technician. First, try to sleep on your back so that your lashes will be less prone to rubbing against your pillow. Make sure to use gentle makeup removers, and to apply them very carefully, so as to avoid friction with the lashes and their adhesive. It’s a great idea to apply a bit of gentle lubricant, like baby oil, onto your lashes in order to have them looking their best; just be sure to wait at least 24 hours after having them applied to do so. You should also avoid playing with your lashes as best you can; sometimes, you may notice a lash is a bit out of place, and be tempted to pull at it. Remember, this is probably because the natural lash that the extension is adhered to has reached the end of its lifecycle, and if it’s been a couple of weeks since you’ve seen your technician, it might be a good idea to go in and get a touch-up done.

With proper maintenance and care, your eyelash extensions will look like they last forever. Even though touch-ups have to be done on the regular, so long as you keep on top of it you’ll love your look for life. For your eyelash extensions get in contact with Lashes by Lisa; we’ll go over all the steps for proper maintenance with you, and give you a schedule for touch-ups. Our services will have your lashes looking their best year-round; don’t hesitate to stop by for a consultation!