Waterproof Mascaras That Do The Job!
There are plenty of times when a reliable, waterproof mascara formula is essential - think weddings, sensitive watery eyes, rainy days (the UK right now!), swimming, sports and humid climates. Waterproof mascaras are also good if you like to curl your eyelashes and find that non waterproof formulas don't hold the curl. Here are four good ones that I've used on myself and carry in my kit - two premium and two drugstore, all thoroughly tried-and-tested by myself and my #houseofeldridge team.
It's worth mentioning that waterproof mascaras generally don't deliver the same instant 'false lash' type effect of their non-waterproof cousins but, with a little work, they can look just as fabulous and the long-wear and curl-holding properties are definitely a bonus.
Four Tried-and-Tested Hydrators (That Suit Most Skin Types)
I'm normally a combination skinned gal, but a temporary move to an apartment four months ago (which we hadn't realised has terrible ventilation), while our house is being refurbished, has left my skin feeling more parched than usual. There's a real lack of fresh air in the bedrooms which is playing havoc with my face and body, and my family's skin has been noticeably drier, too - it's made me realise how important a healthy environment is, particularly in the room you're sleeping in. I'm counting down the days until I'm back in my lovely, well-ventilated house (one week to go!).
Favourite Drugstore Concealers - Updated
Concealer was the first makeup product that changed my life - as someone who suffered with acne, once I learnt to successfully cover my blemishes without looking like I was wearing a mask, my confidence grew and grew. Today, it's my secret weapon on shoots and red carpet events to blend away darkness, blemishes and uneven skintone for beautiful, flawless-looking skin.
There are some great concealers on the high street - I wrote about five of my favourites last year (you can read about those ones here) but, as requested, I've been testing new ones at my studio - here's an updated round-up of some others I've tried and like...
The Ultimate Guide to Pink Lips
This film is everything you need to know about pink lipstick; from it’s history, how to wear it, how to find the right shade for your skin tone and how to apply!
For a complete list of featured pinks and recommended matching lip liners - CLICK HERE x
Pink Lipsticks for Every Skintone
I love pink lipstick, it's such a fun, feminine, confidence-boosting colour that can look really fresh and modern. There are countless shades and textures available, from department store to drugstore - so whether you want to go bold and graphic or subtly stained there's a pink for you.
3 New Lip Obsessions
If you follow me on Snapchat (THELISAELDRIDGE) you might have seen my ‘New Lip Obsessions’ story yesterday. Incase you missed it, here are the three lip products I've been been loving recently...
#FlawlessFriday 'No Mask' Masks
There's another Korean skincare trend that's working its way around the world: 'splash and go' liquid masks, which are being dubbed as an upgrade of a Korean tradition where women splash their faces with rice water (known for its moisturising, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory skin benefits) after cleansing. As the masks are formulated with a high level of active ingredients, you need to mix/dilute them with water before using, then apply by splashing onto and patting into skin for about 30 seconds (the same way you would an essence). Perfect for people who like to spend minimal time and minimal effort on their skin regime - and they're also apparently very popular amongst K-Pop stars.