Answers to Google’s Top 10 beauty questions of 2018

Googles top 10 questions

Each year Google releases a list of the most searched trends in different sectors and beauty was no exception. I decided to look at the most searched beauty trends for 2018  to see if I could guess what piqued people’s interests.

Starting from number 10

10. What concealer to Use

This is such a deep question and cannot be fully answered in a snippet. The type of concealer you choose depends on your skin type, skin tone and undertone as well as where on your face you intend to apply it. For example, I would not use the same concealer for my undereye to cover blemishes or spots because their consistencies are different. However, if you need to pick one concealer, here are a few great multitaskers.

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9. How To Fix Cakey Makeup

Cakey makeup starts way before you have applied your foundation. One way to avoid cakey foundation is to ensure that you moisturize and apply a primer so you don’t have to ‘’fix’’ it later. Another way is to blot before you apply any other products on top of your foundation. Finally, make sure to use a translucent powder instead of a tinted one to set your makeup.

If you are already cakey then lightly brush off any excess product with a makeup brush and use a makeup spray or face mist.

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8. How to Glue Down Eyebrows

Just say no.

7. How to Apply Aloe Vera

This question confused me a bit as I was not quite sure what the intention behind the question was?

My response is, to buy Aloe Vera gel, squirt a bit into your palms and apply it to your freshly washed face. I know some people like you use the gel directly from the plant, but it is too much work for me so I buy ready-made gel

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6. How To Take Off Makeup Without Makeup Wipes

This is easy,  read my post on double cleansing it lists what products to use and how to use them. If you are not keen on reading it (which you should!) You can use an oil cleanser to remove your make-up by massaging it into your skin. Then wash off with warm water, and follow up with a water-based cleanser.

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5. How to Do a Cat Eye

Oh the cat eye, the slayer of dragons. I cannot tell you how many videos I have watched on how to do a proper cat-eye. Some days when the moon is in the right position it’s perfect while on other days ……….

However, learning to do a proper cat-eye is worth it. It can elevate any look and can be as bold or as minimal as you like. The first step in doing a great cat eye starts with your eyeliner, especially if you are not very skilled. So choose a good one. I like felt-tipped liners if I am using an eyeliner pencil otherwise I like gel liner, with a great brush?

Here is a video to help you on your cat-eye journey

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  • L’Oreal Paris Makeup  Infallible Super Slim Long-lasting Eyeliner, Ultra Fine Felt Tip(the first I ever bought) available on Amazon
  • Inglot 77 gel liner available on Amazon 
  • L’Oréal Paris Infallible Lacquer Eyeliner, Blackest Black Available on Amazon
  • MAC – Fluid gel liner Available on Amazon
  • Zaron Gel liner

4. What Hair Colour Looks Best On Me?

My first reaction was heck I don’t know! Since that is not helping my suggestion would be to consult a hairstylist. She can offer suggestions based on your skin tone, undertones as well as your work life.

3. How to Remove Individual Eyelashes

This depends on one question, do you want to reuse the lashes or not? If you don’t intend to reuse the lashes then removing individual lashes is pretty easy. Soak a cotton pad in an oil-based makeup remover and place it on your lash line to soften the glue. Wait for 30 seconds and the lashes should come off.

If you intend to reuse the lashes, follow the same process but use a water-based cleanser instead. This is because oil-based cleansers will leave a residue or even warp the lashes

  • Marcelle 3-in-1 Micellar Solution $17
  • Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Water, Micellar $4.74
  • Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water, $52.
  • La Roche-Posay Micellar Cleansing Water for Sensitive Skin $7.99

2. What Is A Lash Lift?

Basically, a lash lift is a process where your lashes are ‘’permed’’ and moulded into the shape you want. It procedure processes your lashes and moulds them into shape much like you would do using a lash curler. The only difference is that this is permanent.  You need a consultation with your technician to decide n the style you would prefer i.e. do you want your lashes pointing upwards or more fanned out.

Google's Top 10 beauty questions of 2018 answered
Lash Lift Source: Buzzfeed

Finally, the most asked question of 2018 is

1. How To Apply Magnetic Lashes

To be honest, I am not a big false lash user, I know gasp. But there is a reason for that I have pretty long lashes so with the right mascara which is either MAC Zoom lash or Maybelline great lash mascara I am good to go. But we are doing this for science

So what are magnetic lashes?

These are lashes that have small magnets attached to the centre, so basically you have a strip of lashes which you place above your lash line. Then a place the second strip at the bottom of your lash line and the two magnets click together keeping them in place.


Google's Top 10 beauty questions of 2018 answered
Source: Amazon

From what I can read online and the video I have watched applying them is a bit difficult and will take some skill and practice, much like applying regular lashes or putting in your contacts. Here is a link to a video that shows you how to apply them it

Personally, magnetic lashes are a bit too gimmicky for me and I would rather stick with regular lashes

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  • Eylure Magnetic Lashes – Opulent Accent
  • Ardell Magnetic Lash Accent #001 $14.99
  • Kiss Magnetic Strip Lash 01

I hope you enjoyed my answers to Google’s top 10 questions of 2018. What do you think? are these questions you had over the past year? Let me know in the comments below, subscribe and follow me on social media for more tips.

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