Each year Google releases a list of the most searched trends in the different sectors. With January coming to a close I decided to check out the beauty trends for 2018 to see if I could guess what piqued peoples interests.
Some of the questions were expected while others left me nonplussed. Why would someone need to know how to glue down their eyebrows? Anyway, I digress.
So to share the knowledge I have on skincare and beauty I will attempt to correctly answer the google stop 10 beauty questions of 2018. In areas where I think a video will be helpful, I will link to the best rated or most watched video in that arena.
Starting from number 10.
10. What concealer to Use
This is such a deep question and cannot be fully answered in a snippet. I would need to know, your skin types, skin tone and undertone as well as which part of your face you intend to use the concealer? I would not recommend the same concealer for under eye to cover blemishes or spots because their consistencies tend to be different. However, if you are in a jam and need to pick one concealer, here are a few that are great multitaskers.
- LA girl pro concealer
- MAC prolong wear concealer
- NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
- Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer
9. How To Fix Cakey Makeup
Cakey makeup starts way before you have applied your foundation and one way to avoid it so you don’t have to ‘’fix’’ it later is to ensure you moisturize and apply primer before your foundation. In addition, blot before you add other products on top of your foundation, also make sure to use a translucent powder instead of a tinted one to set your makeup.
If the cakey-ness has already happened try to lightly brush off excess product using a makeup brush. Once that is done spray my whole face with a makeup spray or face mist. This helps to remove most if not all of the cakey-ness.
- Sigma Beauty Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki Brush, $25
- Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Rosewater and Green Tea Duo $14
- PREP + PRIME FIX+ $27
8. How to Glue Down Eyebrows
Just say no.
7. How to Apply Aloe Vera
This confused me a bit as I was not quite sure what the intention behind the question was?
My response would be, buy Aloe Vera gel, squirt a bit into your palms and apply to wash face for hydration. I don’t use the gel from the Aloe Vera plant directly it is too much work but if you are keen to try here is a link that teaches you how.
- Organic Aloe Vera Gel with 100% Pure Aloe $18.95
6. How To Take Off Makeup Without Makeup Wipes
This is easy, read my post on double cleansing and what products to use. If you are not keen on reading it (which you should!) you can use an oil or a balm cleanser to remove your make up. Just rub on your skin making sure to massage it properly, it will dissolve the makeup and dirt. Most oil based cleanser emulsify when water is added so can easily wash off you can then follow up with a water-based cleanser.
- Clinique take the day off balm $28
- Emma hardy Morning Balm
- The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter $13
- Banilla Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm $27
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 to be able to do a proper cat eye and it iffy.it iffy. Some days when the moon is in the right position it is all well while other days ……….
However learning to do a proper cat eye is well worth it, because it I able to 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, personally, I like felt tipped liners if I am using an eyeliner pencil otherwise I like a good old gel liner, with a great brush? Them the sky is the limit. I have included some of my favourites.
So here are some videos which may help you on your cat eye journey
- 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
- Bobbi Brown – Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner Available on Amazon
- Eyeko – Alexa Chung Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner
4. What Hair Colour Looks Best On Me?
This floored me a little bit and my first reaction was heck I don’t know! But I thought that is no, that is not helpful at all but it is not my forte. So my suggestion would be to consult a hair stylist who can offer suggestions based on your skin tone, undertones as well as your work life. I am sure that if you are a banker or working with the government showing up with pink or green hair will be frowned on.
3. How to Remove Individual Eyelashes
This depends on one factor do you want to use the lashes again or are you done with them? If you are done with them then removing individual lashes is pretty easy. Soak and cotton pa with an oil-based makeup remover and place on your lash line to soften the glue. Wait for 30 seconds and the lashes should come off.
If you intend to use the lashes another time, use the same process but this time use a water-based cleanser to remove the lashes. The reason being that oil-based cleansers may 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 then moulded into the shape you want. It processes your lashes and moulds them into a shape much like you would do using a lash curler, the only difference is that this is permanent. You will need to consult with your technician on the goals and the style you would prefer i.e. do you want your lashes pointing upwards or more fanned out. This determines the size and curls used by the technician.
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 xxx 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.
Here is a link to a video that shows you how
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.
it gets easier.
Personally, it is too gimmicky for me and I would rather stick with regular lashes
- Eylure Magnetic Lashes – Opulent Accent
- Ardell Magnetic Lash Accent #001 $14.99
- Kiss Magnetic Strip Lash 01
I hope you enjoyed my answers for 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.