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The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - BEAUTY - Irene An­nie

HHow to ap­ply L’Oreal Paris Colour Ap­peal Open Eyes Pro Grey Har­mony. OW can I make my eye­shadow last longer? Most of the time, it tends to dis­ap­pear or be­come lighter af­ter three hours or so. – Ac­cord­ing to L’Oreal Paris train­ing man­ager Carolyn Yeo, do ap­ply an eye care treat­ment around your eyes be­fore ap­ply­ing eye­shadow. Choose a treat­ment ap­pro­pri­ate for your eye con­cern.

Apart from treat­ing your prob­lem, eye care treat­ments can also help pro­tect the skin around the eye area from all the make-up you ap­ply on it. For ex­am­ple, L’Oreal Paris Re­vi­talift Dou­ble Eye Lift – the first “dou­ble ac­tion” eye con­tour care – tar­gets not only wrin­kles and lines, but also sag­gi­ness and loss of elas­tic­ity. It’ll also give your eye­shadow a smooth fin­ish.

How­ever, be cau­tious with the amount and tex­ture used, as some treat­ments may cause oili­ness around the eye­lids, thus caus­ing the eye­shadow to fade quickly. To make eye­shadow last longer, you can opt to ap­ply a very thin layer of con­cealer on your eye­lid be­fore ap­ply­ing eye­shadow.

Then, you could try us­ing ei­ther your in­dex or third fin­ger to ap­ply the eye­shadow in­stead of a brush or sponge ap­pli­ca­tor. This gives you more con­trol and pre­ci­sion. Eye­shad­ows like the L’Oreal Paris Colour Ap­peal Open Eyes Pro Grey Har­mony gives a good in­di­ca­tion of how you can shade the colours grad­u­ally for a more stun­ning ef­fect.

Make sure you use very gen­tle pres­sure on the eye­lids, rather than “sweep­ing” move­ments as this re­moves rather than fixes the eye­shadow. When you “press and roll” us­ing fin­ger ap­pli­ca­tion, the re­sult will look fresh and brighter, and will last all day.

L’Oreal Paris will be giv­ing Irene a L’Oreal Paris Re­vi­talift Dou­ble Eye Lift, True Match Touche Mag­ique Con­cealer and Colour Ap­peal Open Eyes Pro Grey Har­mony, all to­gether worth RM142.70. MOST of the lip balms in the mar­ket claim they can re­duce the ap­pear­ance of dark-coloured lips caused by lip­sticks with low qual­ity in­gre­di­ents. I’ve tried many types of lip balm in the mar­ket but it feels like my lips are get­ting drier and darker each day.

I don’t sleep in an air-con room and I only spend up to six hours in the of­fice in an air-con­di­tioned en­vi­ron­ment. I make sure I ap­ply lip balm be­fore putting on coloured lip gloss and be­fore I sleep.

I also make a point to drink at least four litres of plain wa­ter ev­ery day. Due to the dry­ness, I don’t dare to use lip­stick. It would be good if you could rec­om­mend an af­ford­able method or prod­ucts that can solve my prob­lem. – Pas­cale Thouzery, mar­ket­ing and prod­uct devel­op­ment man­ager for Ae­sop, ad­vises An­nie to take plenty of fluid in­ter­vals through­out the day, and reg­u­larly ap­ply lip balm as we tend to un­con­sciously lick our dry lips very of­ten. Some­times, be­ing in a smoky en­vi­ron­ment like an open-air res­tau­rant or clubs/pubs for long pe­ri­ods at a time will ir­ri­tate not only the skin but also the sen­si­tive skin ar­eas around the eyes and lips, too.

This will not only ag­gra­vate the dry­ness but cause chapped lips to be­come worse in the long run. Re­duc­ing al­co­hol in­take and get­ting reg­u­lar sleep will help one’s over­all well-be­ing, and not just heal the lips.

Thouzery rec­om­mends Ae­sop Tuberose Lip Heal, a sub­limes­melling lip heal de­signed to hy­drate and soften lips. This com­po­si­tion con­tains a flo­ral tuberose top note, with an en­rich­ing macadamia nut and avo­cado base. If you are cur­rently us­ing a petroleum­based lip balm, this may be ex­ac­er­bat­ing the con­di­tion. Petroleum­based lip prod­ucts are ac­tu­ally not ab­sorbed by the skin, but in­stead, they form an oc­clu­sive bar­rier.

This helps in the short term but does not con­trib­ute to long term mois­tur­i­sa­tion. Tuberose Lip Heal will ac­tu­ally be ab­sorbed eas­ily and will mois­turise, soften, hy­drate and heal dry, chapped rough lips. It does not con­tain bees’ wax or lano­lin. It’s also con­sid­ered a lip ther­apy break­through for ve­gans.

The lip dark­en­ing is­sue is more com­plex but this could be re­lated to the dry lips or caused by sun ex­po­sure. Tuberose Ab­so­lut is usu­ally utilised in high-grade par­fum con­cen­trates and Ae­sop sources its Tuberose from the South of France.

This prod­uct should be utilised within three months of open­ing, due to its low preser­va­tive con­tent.

Ae­sop will be giv­ing An­nie a Tuberose Lip Heal worth RM89.

Per­fect peep­ers: L’Oreal Paris eye­shadow

ap­plied ar­tis­ti­cally

gives a stun­ning look.

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