AQUA LIP Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil

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The extremely waterproof texture of this pencil allows to reshape and emphasize the lip contours. Ultra long-lasting and non-transferable, it stays on for hours, even in extreme conditions.

It is water and saliva resistant. It can be used on the entire mouth, after applying a non-oily skincare on the lips (Lip Contour Skincare Pencil). The range of matte shades offers natural tone-on-tone palettes and other more intense colors.
For hygiene purposes, sharpen the pencil well with the special pencil sharpener before each use to draw a precise line. – Draw a line directly on the contour of the lips, reshaping them if necessary. – It is essential to put the cap back on after each use in order to maintain the fluidity of the texture and the product’s waterproof properties. – To cover the lips, apply the Lip Skincare Pencil, leave to dry for 1 or 2 seconds. Then color the lips with the Aqua Lip pencil. To achieve a non-transferable result, wait for the product to dry (evaporation of the volatile oils). – To remove the product, use the Sens’Eyes makeup remover (for waterproof products).

To draw a full mouth, use 2 pencil shades : a dark one on the lip contour and a lighter one on the mouth and then blend together. You can also use a dark pencil on the contours and a lighter lipstick on the lips. Do not apply any oily substance (Lipstick, Gloss, etc.) on the pencil as this would cancel out the waterproof effect. This pencil has been designed to meet the requirements of professionals: natural colors for the film and television industry and intense colors for the stage and aquatic ballets. To make a mouth bigger (very thin lips) or to reshape the contour of a wrinkled mouth, make sure that the surface of the skin is not oily (foundation or cream) and if necessary, dust with powder before using the Aqua Lip pencil. To draw a full mouth, use 2 pencil shades : a dark one on the lip contour and a lighter one on the mouth and then blend together. You can also use a dark pencil on the contours and a lighter lipstick on the lips. On the beach, after applying sun cream and powder the lips before applying the Aqua Lip pencil in order to achieve a waterproof result. Do not apply any oily substance (Lipstick, Gloss, etc.) on the pencil as this would cancel out the waterproof effect.

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Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

A new – high-performance, extremely mild makeup oil-free remover that removes all traces of eye and lip makeup, even waterproof and transfer-proof makeup, without having to rub. The result is a refreshing feeling with no oily residue left behind on the skin. Shake well before using.

  • Great for sensitive eyes and gentle enough for contact lens wearers to use.
  • Non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, and dermatologist and ophtamologist tested.
  • Enriched with cucumber and chamomile known for soothing the delicate eye area

How do you define beauty?

Beauty is a word which can conjure a clean and definitive image in our mind every time we hear it. Whether it’s a Victoria’s Secret model strutting down the catwalk, or a bunch of freshly cut long stemmed roses… beauty is a word which can mean many things, to many people.

I’ve had a love hate relationship with ‘beauty’ my entire life and today I wanted to share my continuing journey with what ‘beauty’ means to me, and hopefully hear your thoughts too.

From the age of around 9 years, there was only really one image in my mind of what a beautiful woman looked like. She was a young sophisticated woman, tall, slim, with long blonde hair and a beautiful face. You could say the epitome of beauty in my childish eyes equaled a cross between a real life barbie doll, and the woman I was reluctantly about to welcome into my family as a ‘step-mother’.

As I grew older, my sense of what ‘beauty’ meant to me changed. I had an accident as a 10 year old child which led to me having my forehead scar, which meant that I would no longer fit into my own ideals of what a beautiful woman looked like, or would grow up to look like. Thus meaning, I’d have to work extra hard to become ‘beautiful’.

As a preteen and teenager, I rebelled against the rules of society and along with that, the rules of ‘beauty’. I was what you’d call misunderstood, and looking back, in bad need of reassurance, therapy and to be quite honest – likely just a hug from my parents.

Fast forward a few years and after cutting my long thick brown hair into a jaw length bob, plastering my eyelids in eyeliner and dressing head to toe in black, I did my best to fight against the very essence of my beauty ideology. I skateboarded, sang in a hardcore punk band and thew a few moves in a ‘mosh pit’ which in itself is a slightly beautiful rebellion in a sort of cliche poetic way.

However, it was pretty much the internet which dragged my sorry sullen ass out of beauty black hole, and helped me become confident in my skin. Continue reading

Where To Buy Safe Cosmetics

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics released a report on retailers last week (you can find that here), but I know most people don’t want to read 27 pages of research methods, background information, and insights.  So…here I am, making your life a little easier by summarizing the findings.  Happy holidays, you’re welcome.

The gist:  Retailers are gatekeepers of consumer products.  So they should look out for consumers’ safety and reject products that are unsafe, right?  Wrong.  The report went into details about some of the largest retailers’ practices and policies, noting whether they are doing their job in protecting consumers’ health and reducing the public’s exposure to hazardous chemicals.

The criteria:

  1. Is there a policy addressing or eliminating chemicals of concern?
  2. Is there a safer alternative in the store?
  3. Is the store transparent about their safety goals and policies?

The results:  The report looked at 8 major retailers:  Whole Foods, CVS, Walgreens, Target, Macy’s, Walmart, Costco, and Kroger.  Here’s the result (from best to worst):

  1. Whole Foods – proactive in setting the bar high for safety standards and has its goals very public.  The retailer also has strict guidelines for its vendors, screening out products that are bad for consumers.
  2. CVS – also public about its own safety standards mission, but needs more safer alternatives and be more strict about safety standards of its suppliers.
  3. Walgreens, Target – not aggressive enough in adhering to safety standards considering these stores sell plenty of safe and natural alternative products.  Products are still being phased out.
  4. Walmart, Kroger, Costco – unclear about their own mission and policies.  However, these are rather large retailers so it’ll take them awhile to change their policies and screen products.
  5. Macy’s – needs to expand its safer alternative products, right now only Origins seems to be endorsed.  It also doesn’t have a policy of screening bad ingredients from products and rejecting such products from being sold.  Also, stop it with the fragrance spraying in the stores.

Not endorsing Whole Foods or anything, but I love that store.  Like people always say, “you get what you pay for” and you pay for a lot at Whole Foods…I always feel that the products at Whole Foods is far superior than other places, but that’s not the point here.  The point here is to start paying more attention to your products and what you’re ingesting/applying in/on your bodies.  You don’t need a chemist to avoid toxic ingredients, you can educate yourself on reading labels and not just rely on claims.  Also, shop at retailers that are committed to a safety standard, and shop smarter with your products (i.e. simpler, fewer ingredients).

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