Posted On October 31, 2019 By In Regulars With 205 Views

In Fashion – How to Simplify Your Beauty Routine

by Murrae Wilson, Le Petit Lapin Boutique –

Our overloaded schedules do not allow much time in the mornings for a complicated beauty routine. I must admit, I’ve found myself applying lipstick on the way to work after rushing out the door. Wherever you are off to, whether it’s the office, the coffee shop, or the grocery store,
wouldn’t it be nice to look somewhat presentable with
little-to-no effort?

Fortunately, there are a lot of new (and not-so-new) beauty trends that can free us from the clutches of our bathroom mirror in half of the time! What would you do with an extra 15 minutes in the morning?
Save time by focusing your attention on your favourite facial features! Take your eyes for example: mascara can be a pain to apply properly and usually betrays us during the day by leaking under our eyes or drying up and flaking onto our cheeks.

Eyelash extensions are a great alternative to that mascara mess! Eyelash extensions are synthetic lashes designed to be adhered to your natural lashes for a mascara-like look without the fuss. These extensions can last up to six weeks (with fills every two to three weeks).

For less upkeep, try a lash lift and tint. This is a beauty service that curls and perms your natural eyelashes. After the lashes are permed, a dark tint is applied making your lashes look naturally darker. Lash lifts and tints can last from four to six weeks and don’t require touch-ups in between.

If you desire a soft and even complexion, try using a tinted moisturizer. This way you won’t have to moisturize, wait, then apply a foundation. Most tinted moisturizers contain SPF to keep your skin safe from sun damage. You can purchase tinted moisturizers at your local drugstore or invest in higher-end brands at specialty make-up stores. Tinted moisturizers can look really natural and are generally easier to find in your perfect shade (we’ve all felt a little pumpkin-coloured at one time or another when we’ve chosen the wrong shade of foundation for our skin tone).

When considering simplifying your beauty routine, eyebrows can frame your face and accentuate its natural shape. It’s no longer considered “the thinner brow the better” … dark fluffy eyebrows are in! If the 90s and early 2000s gave your poor eyebrows a beating, consider an eyebrow tint. This beauty treatment consists of a semi-permanent dye that is applied to your eyebrows to leave them looking bold and more distinguished. Eyebrow tints can last up to six weeks with little-to-no maintenance in between.

There are many salons on the Peninsula that offer these services, feel free to ask your local aesthetician about which ones might work best for you.

With these popular beauty trends, you can look your best in half the time! What will you do with your extra 15 minutes in the morning? Meditate? Enjoy a brisk walk? Or maybe you’ll sit for a while longer and enjoy a long sip of your favourite coffee.



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