Eyelashes Touching the Sky

20160221_112748_-1516234834I have been always obsessed with long eyelashes. I am not a big fan of false stiff ones, because they don’t look natural at all (They look horrible to be honest, except sparse silk extensions).Personally I don’t like bold lashes looking like you have a hand fan on top of your eye. I was born in the Mediterranean, so i like my lashes to look like as though I just came out of the sea. I will mainly focus on two important things: long and separated lashes. By the help of a few tips I will give here, you can get incredibly long, natural eyelashes.

  1. Keep your eyelashes moist: Yes! You need to take care of them. It is not less important than other parts of your face. You can moisturise them with lip balms or vaseline creams. Wipe your cotton swab on the cream and apply it by sweeping your lashes. I do this before I sleep and wash it off next day. Try to avoid to contact your eyes.
  2. Give volume (Optional): This is the step for girls who like volume (which I don’t). There are volumizing balm kinda mascaras available from Dior or Maybelline. They basically boost diameter of each lashes by covering them with a sticky white balm. It is very important to not to leave them too long (!), you should apply your mascara immediately, because if it dries It is almost impossible to separate your lashes from each other. Alternatively, you can use baby powder with the same method I gave for lip balm.
  3. Curl it: Use an eyelash curler to curl them (I prefer Sephora’s. It has very soft rubber). But don’t rush, be patient to hold lashes from roots properly. If you twist them from the center, your lashes will look shorter than usual. Also do it gently not to tear your lashes.
  4. Right product, right order: If you follow the right order, it is very straightforward to get baby doll effect. I would recommend to get different mascaras with distinct brushes. Silicon brushes are generally designed for separation while hair brushes for volume and stretch. I will give examples of some of the brands with brush types:
    • Armani Eyes to Kill: It is a real killer. Once I saw the brush I said: ‘Meehh this is rubbish looking like cheap, asphalt mascaras. Life is full of surprises… It volumizes  your lashes while giving a natural look. It is a headache to find Armani’s beauty products in malls but you can ask exclusive stores.
    • Laura Mercier Faux Lash:  It is promising! It gives false lash effect without making them clumpy.
    • Le 2 De Guerlain: Legend Double ended mascara, made of special polymers. I love this mascara since it does everything with one. It adds a wet texture to your eyes. Small side can be used for lower lashes. This is absolutely phenomenon (my fav! 🙂 )
    • Estée Lauder Sumptuous: This is a good, classical choice for the ones who like volume but at the same time don’t want to have a disaster. It has very smooth and soft brush. It provides a natural, silky effect.
    • Benefit They’re Real: Yeah, they are! They like to use pretentious names for the products but it is worth it. This one evenly separates lashes. Brown option would be a good choice for blonde girls.
    • Order: I like to use separator followed by a volumizer and another separator again. You can pick up a wet-looking one at the end (Guerlain for example).
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Adele Bloch’s Portrait

I would call myself cruel if I wouldn’t mention Estée Lauder in a beauty blog. Estée Lauder is a US based manufacturer whose net income touched almost 1.2 billion in 2014. Unlike men founded cosmetics companies, Estée Lauder began with only four skin products in 1946. What makes Estée Lauder special for me is how they changed the perception of beauty. Although they are in makeup sector as well, they pursue a more naturalist ideology. They use this concept everywhere like their color (usually light turquoise or pink), models and stands. You may say ‘come on… you don’t need a strong ideology to run a company’ You are right but this would be very materialistic perspective, since these things make a brand – brand. It is like admiring a person who works with passion. Anyway, Estée Lauder’s son’s name, Ronald Lauder, has been written in the records when he bought one of the most expensive painting, Gustav Klimt’s – Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I in 2006. He would have bought any other splashy masterpiece, why this one? This painting is considered as a symbol of beauty depicting a woman in golden phase. After 2006, Estée Lauder became not only a pioneer in the field but also a brand using ‘beauty’ as inspiration to their products.

Today’s post will be on three items from Estée Lauder. This set is called as ‘Clear Difference’. They guarantee you a clearer, flawless skin. Intensive boosting lotion comes first. It has very smooth texture with cucumber and rosemary scent. Then you apply serum which has witch hazel reducing appearance of blemishes and Laminaria saccharina used as whitening agents. Last step is hydrating crème/gel with primrose oil in it. All in all, it provides a refreshing feeling, not oily. I personally use this set for couple of months. Usually I have never bought a product more than once (this is maybe because I like to change them), but now I don’t see any reason to replace it. Beside quality of it, the brand makes me feel I am in safe hands where beauty is the best policy.

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Saturday

20160221_081225_-795523851I think today is a good day to start writing my stories here. Please don’t think that this is going to be a monologue. I hope you find a bit of yourself, your life and thoughts while you’re reading. I can’t pledge a fantastic blog here, yet life is far from being perfect (isn’t it!).

Why is this a beauty-science-human affairs blog? They don’t sound relevant at all! That is exactly what I want to do! As being a scientist or beauty-obsessed scientist, I like to share things seem irrelevant but getting somehow connected. All products we are using are tested in laboratories. Scientists design them to solve some particular skin problems (sometimes to make you look pretty :)). Therefore it is very very important to understand the ingredients of a product. It helps you to chose the best product for your skin. On the other hand, It is hard to explain everything with a scientific logic (at least now). I always believe that beauty comes from confident. This is why it is crucial to mold a character/style in order to get a better you. Whatever you do, whoever you are, you will be happy with your style. Please help me with your feedbacks and comments to improve this blog.