Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

I know what you are thinking. Why use a bottom lash mascara when you can use your regular one? A few months ago I was thinking the same thing. I even laughed when I saw a friend using Clinique‘s Bottom Lash Mascara.

”Oh! Com’on girl! Save you money and buy something useful”, I said.

”Don’t tell me you have never tried this little treasure! It’s been two weeks I am using it and I am obsessed! The brush of this mascara is specifically designed for coating the bottom lashes. No more mascara marks under my eyes”.

Hmmm… research time. Is this thing really necessary? According ELC Consumer Product Reasearch. 80% of women surveyed said their wand was either too far, too long, or curved the wrong way to apply their bottom lashes.

I decided to give it a try, just out of curiosity, and today I am ready to share my opinion with you.

The mascara’s brush is tiny and it reaches even the smallest lash to the inner corner of your eyes and extends it.

 Nude Lashes
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara applied on lower lashes

Applied on bottom and upper lashes

It is formulated to last 24hours without smudging, smearing, running or flaking and it is waterproof in cold water. You can easily remove it with warm water; simply splash a cotton pad with warm water onto lashes, press gently and the mascara comes off.

The packaging is cute as it comes in a floral motif small tube. Though the tube contains just 2ml of product, it will last for at least two months with daily use.

It costs €15 and it is available in Black and Brown Black (I think in Greece you’ll find only the black shade).

Tips! 

  • I use it even on my upper lashes when I want pretty long lashes. I even combine it with my High Impact Volume Mascara.
  • When you finish your Bottom Lash mascara keep the wand. It is perfect for brushing your brows or even apply your common mascara on the lower lashes.
Yes, I will repurchase it! I think that €15 is a lot money for this product so I will wait for an offer to buy two of these babies!
Have you ever used Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara? Do you use a special mascara or wand for your bottom lashes? Do you mess it when you apply mascara?

Clinique: New Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

Clinique welcomes September with the new Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector, a gentle formula that promises to take care of your eye area, lighten it and visibly reduce dark circles by 30% in just 12 weeks.

Lightweight and oil free, it helps prime the skin before makeup and it is suitable for all skin types and skin tones. It can be used twice daily re-applies as needed during the day.

Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector is a cocktail of ingredients including:

  • Vitamin C and Mulberry Root, to help minimize the appearance of darkness
  • Whey Protein  to promote skin’s natural collagen production to strengthen thin, delicate skin underneath the eye area, and make dark circles appear less visible
  • Anti-irritant ingredients, like Caffeine and Green Tea extract, that help soothe and calm irritation fro m environmental aggressors and protect against oxidative damage.
It comes in an ergonomically designed applicator, a squeeze style tube with a metal massage ”ball” wich cools and soothes the skin when used to apply the product.
Available in September 2012.
Price 42.90€
More info at Clinique’s site (click here for the greek site)
Would you give it a try? What do you think about the price? Would you pay 40€ for that kind of product or would you go for an economic version?
Kisses beauties,
Korina

How To: Get Rid of Under Eye Dark Circles and Puffiness

Yesterday I reviewed an anti dark circles product (cliiiick!), so today I wanted to share with you a few tips on how to get rid of under eye dark circles and puffiness.

Let’s be honest! Every single woman who has these two problems asks herself every morning ”How could I get rid of them?”. Am I right?

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First of all, you have to find out the reason of dark circles and puffiness. If you know the reason, you will be able to act against them.

Look at your mother, father, grandmother; do they have dark circles? If yes, your under-eye puffiness is a hereditary condition (I got my dark circles from daddy…). What does that mean? Hmmm… Girl, you can’t do much about it. Just make peace with your look and don’t spent your money to all these products that promise to do miracles.

Try to eat healthy! I know! Everyone keeps telling you that and it’s like a blah,blah,blah, in your head, but it is true: the healthier you eat, the better your skin looks. To get rid of dark circles eat foods rich of Vitamin C, E, K iron and folic acid. Wanna some examples? Oranges, berries, nuts, whole grains, beef, cheese, green tea, green leafy veggies. Oh! Avoid greasy foods, too. Bad for the cellulite, as well. xD

Stop smoking and drinking. No more words! You know what I mean!

Try the homemade remedies; cool cucumber or potato slices, cotton balls dipped in potato juice, coll teabags or teaspoons, leaving castor oil overnight… In case you know more remedies, please leave a comment down here!Thank you!

Make sure you drink enough water! Dehydration might cause blood vessels under the eyes to become darker and swollen.

Relax! It’s the best way to help your body look healthier!

Sleep well, sweetheart!!! Lack of sleep could make your skin look paler and reduces circulation, which means that blood vessels could be more visible, giving the appearance of dark circles. Make sure you sleep 7-8 hours.
These are just a few tips to help you get rid of dark circles. If you don’t see any improvement at all, keep in mind that under eye dark circles and puffiness could be signs of a few health problems, like iron deficiency,  nasal congestion, allergy… If you believe it’s a health problem, contact your doctor!

What are your tips to get rid of these two little ”enemies”, anyway? Let me know!!!
xoxo,
Korina