Tried & tested – the best new beauty products of


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The best beauty products of April 2023 (Image: Getty)

With over a decade in the beauty industry I’ve tried thousands of products, from skincare to haircare, make-up to bodycare – and beyond. Here are some of my favourites from April 2023…

It Cosmetics CC  Nude Glow

It Cosmetics CC Nude Glow (Image: It Cosmetics)

It Cosmetics CC+ Nude Glow, £33

The original CC Cream from It Cosmetics is one of my all-time favourite foundations, providing flawless, long-lasting and full coverage with every use. It’s the one I recommend for weddings because its skin-perfecting formula simply does not budge.

But its thickness isn’t for everyone. And the brand has taken note.

CC+ Nude Glow provides light to medium coverage, and contains an impressive amount of skincare to boot, including soothing and perfecting niacinamide, brightening green tea extract and hydrating hyaluronic acid.

My first impressions were that, when applied, it barely looks like you’re wearing make-up at all.

The lightweight formula glides on and blends effortlessly.

Available in 22 shades, it evens skin tone and reduces redness, but allows your natural complexion to shine through. It stays put all day too.

Drunk Elephant Bouncy Brightfacial

Drunk Elephant Bouncy Brightfacial (Image: Drunk Elephant)

Drunk Elephant Bouncy Brightfacial, £60

You know that gorgeous glow you get on holiday, during the “golden hour” before sunset when the light hits your skin and makes it look flawless? That’s what this powerful little product intends to emulate.

It contains azelaic acid, which is one of my favourite ingredients in skincare. A mild exfoliator, azelaic acid is also anti-inflammatory, which means calmer, smoother, less red-looking skin. There’s salicylic acid in there too, which is antiinflammatory, anti-bacterial and exfoliating.

A leave-on mask (although the word mask implies it’s thicker than it is in reality) I’ve been applying it after my moisturiser and before my SPF twice a week – and the results are clear to see.

It has an instant tightening effect, and with prolonged use, my skin is more even-toned and radiant.

Escentric Molecules Molecule 01   Ginger

Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 Ginger (Image: Escentric Molecules)

Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 + Ginger, from £20

When this fragrance landed on my desk I idly spritzed it, as I do all of them. But this one stopped me in my tracks – and I’ve worn it every day since.

As the name would suggest, at its heart is ginger. It’s one of three new scents from the brand to add a single note to its cult classic “Molecule 01” base, a velvety, woody, cedarwood fragrance.

It’s a stop-you-in-the-street scent, and one I’ve been asked about whenever I’ve worn it. It’s spicy with just the right amount of sweetness and I can’t get enough of it.

I never knew I wanted to smell like a shot of ginger juice? until now.

Tan-Luxe Express Mousse

Tan Luxe Express Mousse (Image: Tan-Luxe)

Tan-Luxe Express Mousse, £37

To me, self-tanning always seems a bit of a faff. I love the result, but the process takes too long. So when this Express Mousse from Tan-Luxe landed on my desk, promising a light tan in 30 minutes, I was excited.

My favourite self-tan takes a minimum of an hour to develop. But I don’t often have an hour to spare. Half that, I might manage. I applied the mousse, making sure to exfoliate and moisturise dry areas like elbows and feet beforehand. The sweet-smelling formula went on easily with a mitt, and sank into my skin quickly. I liked that it contains vitamin C, beta glucan and hyaluronic acid to combat dryness and provide skincare benefits along with the tan.

After 30 mins I washed it off.

A few hours later, a subtle natural-looking tan developed on my skin. People looking for a darker tan can leave it on for up to three hours. Great for the time poor – I was impressed.

Keeo Genius Smart Glide Straightener

Keeo Genius Smart Glide Straightener (Image: Keeo)

Keeo Genius Smart Glide Straightener, £179

Indie hair is one of my favourite trends of the year, and – helpfully – one of the easiest to recreate at home. Inspired by 90s grunge, it involves messy waves that look undone, cool and effortless – think Kate Moss.

And this new hair tool from Keeo (meaning “care” in Korean) is just the thing for the job.

Clever tech means the straighteners don’t clamp the hair, therefore the level of straightening you achieve can be easily adapted to what you want.

On the Keeo’s first glide, tamed flyaways are back in their box and there is more shine – but hair isn’t poker straight.

Twisting the tool 180 degrees and pulling the hair through it allows you to create gentle, loose waves. It switches off after 35 minutes too, so when I dash out in a rush I never need worry I’ve left it on at home.

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Dubai-based Quazar & UK’s GIM to manufacture


Quazar_GIM partnership

Dubai-based Quazar Investment has joined hands with a UK-based startup Graphene Innovations Manchester (GIM) to jointly develop and mass manufactures eco-friendly building materials which are designed to slash carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

The start-up is based in the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) at Masdar Building within The University of Manchester.

This collaboration will make a substantial impact on global CO2 emissions and help reduce other forms of global pollution. The comprehensive agreement involves a mix of exclusive and collaborative arrangements. This new company will invest over $1 billion to develop and mass manufacture a range of graphene-based products, including GIM Concrete, GIM Hydrogen and GIM Smart Clothing.

Dr. Vivek Koncherry_Quazar_GIM partnership
Dr. Vivek Koncherry

“We are proud to be associated with Quazar so that we can assemble a powerful world-class team to provide us the opportunity to massively deploy our proprietary graphene-based technologies. We believe that these ground-breaking technologies will make a significant impact on reducing carbon dioxide emissions and improving sustainability, while at the same time providing companies with the ability to improve the performance of their products.”

Quazar Investment CEO Mr. Waleed Al Ali said that the new graphene company will take a global lead in making environmentally-friendly concrete and other products.

Chief Financial Officer Mr. Sameer Salgar said the potential of GIM’s technology to tackle environmental challenges and support the UAE government’s sustainability goals was one factor behind Quazar’s investment decision.

The deal deepens the UAE’s decade-long drive to exploit graphene’s sustainability potential by partnering with the University of Manchester’s graphene ecosystem.

Related: Oman’s OOMCO seals agreement to develop mega service stations

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Salve Pharma launches Firmer range of products for


Apr 27, 2023 18:40 IST

New Delhi [India], April 27 (ANI/IMC): Salve Pharma, a market leader in the pharmaceutical and skincare segment, recently announced the launch of its latest product, the Firmer range of products. This revolutionary designed product helps people regain their youthful appearance and revitalize their skin, irrespective of their age or skin type.
The skincare and cosmeceutical brand Firmer is led by Ajay Kakar, Founder and CEO, Salve Group of Companies. The Firmer range of products has been produced after years of painstaking research and development by the team at Salve Pharma, consisting of skilled scientists and dermatologists. The team has developed a groundbreaking product that blends advanced skincare technology with the advantages of time travel to aid people in rejuvenating their skin.
The Firmer range of products comprises of four products, namely the Firmer Anti-Ageing Serum for Face in 10ml size, Firmer Honey Locust Skin Gel in 50g size, Firmer Pep Se Pure Peptide Serum in 50ml size, and Firmer Pre Makeup Primer Cream in 50g size.

1) Firmer Anti-ageing Serum for Face
This anti-ageing-serum contains hyaluronic acid and natural collagen booster with ECOCERT & Cosmos-approved ingredients. Hyaluronic acid is an anti-ageing powerhouse and inhibits collagen degrading enzymes, whereas its collagen booster increases elastin and collagen production which, in turn, increases skin firmness and elasticity.
2) Firmer Honey Locust Skin Gel
The skin gel is an instant skin tightening gel with advanced super-vitalizing, uplifting and firming properties.
3) FIRMER Pep Se Pure Peptide Serum
This Peptide Serum for the skin has several advantages. Peptides are amino acids that have proteins that the skin needs.
4) Firmer Pre-MakeUp Primer CreaM
This cream is enriched with flower nectar for younger skin structures. It also brings a slimmer look to your face and covers up wrinkles and fine lines within an hour.
The Firmer utilizes a unique blend of ingredients–including peptides, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid–to help improve skin elasticity, reduce wrinkles and enhance the overall appearance of the skin. The product is easy to use and can be applied to the face, neck and other areas of the body to help restore a more youthful look and feel.
“We’re thrilled to introduce the Firmer range of products to the market. This product is a game-changer in the skincare industry, providing users with the ability to travel back in time to rejuvenate and recharge their skin. At Salve Pharma, we believe that everyone deserves to look and feel their best, regardless of their age. With the Firmer, we’re proud to offer a product that can help individuals achieve their skincare goals and regain confidence.” says Mr. Ajay Kakar, Founder and CEO, Salve Group of companies.
This story has been provided by IMC (iMEQ communications). ANI will not be responsible in any way for the content in this article. (ANI/ IMC)

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The BuzzPatch mosquito repellent patch from The Natural Patch protects you from bites – save 51% now


‘No more mosquito bites!’ Shoppers have ditched sticky and toxic bug sprays and lotions for a skin safe patch containing all-natural mosquito-repelling oils (and there’s 51% off!)

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If you’ve ever been bitten by mosquitoes, you’ll be aware that it can make skin swell up, turn red and become incessantly itchy. The trick is to repel them before they bite, which is where the Natural Patch comes in.

Perfect for people sensitive to bug lotions and sprays, the Natural Patch smiley face patches can be stuck on to you or your child to protect against mosquitoes for up to 8 hours. And they’re currently reduced by 51 per cent if you buy them direct from Natural Patch.

These fun, eco-friendly all-natural patches will keep bug bites at bay without any toxic chemicals or sticky creams that could cause skin irritation.

Adults and kids should stick them to clothes and they’ll release citronella and other natural oils that hide your carbon dioxide emissions so mosquitoes can’t detect you. A three-pack now costs $36 (instead of $74.97) – making a pack just $12 each.


Each patch contains an all-natural c. Citronella essential oil blend that’s carefully formulated to repel mosquitos. The non-woven fabric patches can be stuck onto clothes, making them an ideal way to protect children who can’t sit still long enough to apply lotion, sprays or creams.

Mosquitoes find us by sensing the carbon dioxide we emit when we exhale. Certain compounds, including specific essential oils, overpower the carbon dioxide we emit, essentially hiding us from mosquitoes.

It's recommended that children aged three to five stick one patch on their top and one on their shorts or skirt so there's enough scent across the body to repel mosquitoes all over

It’s recommended that children aged three to five stick one patch on their top and one on their shorts or skirt so there’s enough scent across the body to repel mosquitoes all over

It’s recommended that children over the age of six and adults protect themselves with between two to four BuzzPatches a day. One patch on the clothing next to each exposed limb, such as on short sleeve t-shirts and on shorts.

Children under six need fewer as you can get away with placing them centrally or one on the top and one on the shorts, as their smaller size means they’re easier to hide from mosquitoes.

The patches are not only better for skin due to the all natural oils and lack of chemicals but better for the environment too. Unlike topical sprays, there is no DEET or Picaridin, which are toxic to birds, fish and invertebrates.

The Natural Patches contain natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals like DEET so they are safe for babies, children, adults and not harmful to marine wildlife or birds

The Natural Patches contain natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals like DEET so they are safe for babies, children, adults and not harmful to marine wildlife or birds

Each patch is biodegradable so it won’t take up space in landfill or leave a lasting impact on the planet.

There are thousands of glowing reviews on the Natural Patch website, with shoppers calling them ‘the best ever’.

‘Since using BuzzPatch, I haven’t had a single mozzie bite, which is a huge change from the loads of bites I’m often covered in,’ explained one thrilled reviewer. ‘They don’t leave a sticky residue and aren’t messy like a spray is. I won’t buy anything else now.’

Stick a patch onto a child's top and it will confuse mosquitoes through scent, preventing the mosquitoes from detecting and biting them

Stick a patch onto a child’s top and it will confuse mosquitoes through scent, preventing the mosquitoes from detecting and biting them

Another added: ‘My 16month old daughter was getting bitten every time she played outside in the backyard. She would get multiple bites and they would turn into huge angry welts. Since using the patches, she hasn’t had any new bites.

Originating from Australia, the idea for Natural Patch was conceived by parents wanting to protect their children from bites so they could enjoy summer more. After collaborations with Australian Research Universities, they became a reality and the feedback could not be better.

If you want to try how they work for the lowest possible price, head to the Natural Patch website now while there’s a sale.

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16 Best Mascaras for Short Lashes That Will Transform Your Look


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Updated on Apr 30, 2023   | 


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Mascara is a multi-purpose cosmetic upshot that quickly transforms any appearance by defining eyes and providing a striking contrast against a glamorous eyeshadow. However, selecting the best mascara for short lashes may be difficult as the requirement is to highlight them without making them seem fake or clumpy. A good mascara should be able to produce bigger, sexier, and bolder lashes which gives you a glam look.

From makeup artists to beauty bloggers, everyone has their favorite mascara and thoughts on it. Mario Dedivanovic, a Celebrity Makeup Artist who is regarded as the guy behind Kim Kardashian’s unique look and has been her primary makeup artist for over a decade says, “When applying mascara, always begin at the roots and work your way out. This will help to add length and lift to your little lashes. You can use a lash comb to separate the lashes after applying the mascara. This will help to create a more bolder look.” In one of his interviews, he mentioned that his favorite mascara is loreal voluminous in carbon black.

We delved deep to locate top-rated, high-quality products, including waterproof, clean, and fiber choices, to help you find the best mascaras for short lashes. 

Get Fuller Lashes with These 16 Best Mascaras for Short Lashes

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara is designed to give small lashes an extra curl and voluminous look. The brush has an innovative fan-like shape which helps to evenly coat each lash and create a dramatic effect. The formula is enriched with nourishing ingredients such as vitamin E and jojoba oil to help keep your lashes feeling soft and healthy.


  • Innovative fan-like brush
  • Enriched with nourishing ingredients
  • Gives lashes extra curl and a voluminous look


  • May smudge or flake throughout the day

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    Best Affordable Mascara

    Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara

     Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara


    The Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara is a popular choice for those looking to enhance their lashes without breaking the bank. The mascara provides intense volume, length, and curl for a dramatic false lash effect. It is designed with a conic shape fiber brush for easy and even application. The special formula is enriched with provitamin B5 and waxes to care for the lashes. 



    • Intense volume, length, and curl
    • Conic shape fiber brush
    • Formulated with provitamin B5
    • 2 Color Options


    • May seem heavy for some users

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    Best Overall

    L’Oreal Paris Makeup Telescopic Original Lengthening Mascara

     L’Oreal Paris Makeup Telescopic Original Lengthening Mascara

  • The L’Oreal Paris Makeup Telescopic Original Lengthening Mascara is a popular choice among beauty experts and celebrity makeup artists. This mascara boasts an exclusive lengthening brush that can help you get the perfect thin eyelashes. It also contains a unique liquid formula that separates and extends each lash. 



    • Smudge-proof
    • Long-lasting


    • The brush can be a bit difficult to maneuver

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    400X Pure Silk Fiber Lash Mascara

     400X Pure Silk Fiber Lash Mascara

  • The 400X Pure Silk Fiber Lash Mascara is formulated to give your lashes a boost in volume, length, and darkness. It is also one of the best non-clumping mascaras in the market. It contains natural ingredients, such as silk fibers and green tea that coat each lash to help them look their fullest. Moreover, it is waterproof, so it won’t smear or tear during the day.


    • Natural Ingredients
    • Water-proof
    • Long-lasting
    • Hypoallergenic

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    Best for Dramatic Looks

    Cabaret Lash-Lengthening Black Mascara

    Cabaret Lash-Lengthening Black Mascara

  • Cabaret Lash-Lengthening Black Mascara is an advanced, long-lasting formula designed to make your thin eyelashes look longer and fuller. The tinted black mascara contains lash-lengthening fibers that help to separate and elongate each lash. The unique brush design allows you to coat each lash with precision, while the creamy texture ensures clump-free application.



    • Smudge-proof
    • Voluminous Finish


    • May not be suitable for sensitive eyes
    • Contains synthetic fragrances

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    Best for Volume

    CoverGirl Lash Blast Clean Volume Mascara

     CoverGirl Lash Blast Clean Volume Mascara

  • CoverGirl Lash Blast Clean Volume Mascara is a great product for achieving fluttery and voluminous lashes. Its unique dome-shaped brush helps to build and separate each lash for a fuller, more voluminous look that lasts all day long. This mascara does not consist of perfumes and harmful chemicals. Moreover, it is dermatologist and ophthalmologist-tested and suitable for contact lens wearers.



    • Provide up to 10x more volume
    • Suitable for contact lens wearers
    • Unique dome-shaped brush


    • Difficult to remove without a makeup remover

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    Benefit Bad Gal Bang Volumizing Mascara

     Benefit Bad Gal Bang Volumizing Mascara

  • Benefit Bad Gal Bang Volumizing Mascara is a high-performance volumizing mascara that provides intense length and volume with a feather-light formula. This mascara contains aero-particles, which are one of the lightest known materials, to give lashes a gravity-defying boost of up to 36-hour full-blast volume without weighing them down. The petite, custom-domed brush adds volume from root to tip and the mascara’s specialized formula allows for multiple layers without clumping for an even bigger impact.



    • Intense length and volume
    • Feather-light formula
    • Long-lasting
    • Custom-domed brush


    • Flake off
    • Mild fragrance
    • Not suitable for sensitive skin

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    Balm Mad Lash Mascara

    Balm Mad Lash Mascara

  • The Balm Mad Lash Mascara is the best lengthening and curling mascara which is a cream-based formula that is designed to coat each lash with volume and length. It is formulated to be long-lasting and provides a natural look without clumping or smudging. The special brush design helps to ensure that the product is evenly distributed and provides coverage that lasts all day.


    • Fluttery lashes
    • Lightweight formula
    • Longer wear


    • Not suitable for oily skin.

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    Best Lightweight

    L’Oreal Paris Makeup Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

     L'Oreal Paris Makeup Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

  • L’Oreal Paris Makeup Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara provides a dramatic volumizing effect, delivering full and luscious lashes with every stroke. This mascara is enriched with a unique combination of waxes and intense black pigments to ensure maximum impact. It features a unique “millionizer” brush to separate and coat each lash evenly, so you can get a voluminous look with no clumps. Moreover, it is ophthalmologist tested, so it is safe for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes.



    • Fragrance-free
    • Lightweight
    • Smudge-proof
    • Safe for contact lens wearers


    • Poorly designed Wands
    • Easily flakes off

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    Easily Removable

    ILIA – Limitless Lash Mascara

     ILIA - Limitless Lash Mascara

  • ILIA’s Limitless Lash Mascara is one of the best mascara for length and curl. It is formulated with an ultra-black pigment that provides intense color and long wear. It also contains a proprietary combination of natural oils, carnauba wax, and polymers to nourish and maintain the lashes. The lightweight formula ensures the lashes are lifted and separated, without clumping or flaking.



    • Cruelty-free
    • Gluten-free
    • Organic
    • Safe for sensitive skin

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    4D Silk Fiber Lash Mascara

    4D Silk Fiber Lash Mascara

  • 4D Silk Fiber Lash Mascara is a great choice for creating dramatic lash looks with minimal effort. It is made with a special formula that contains natural silk fibers, which adhere to the lashes to create a bolder, fuller look. The formula also contains vitamins and minerals to nourish and protect your lashes. It is the best thick mascara for a non-clumpy look.



    • Inexpensive
    • Natural silk fibers
    • Contains vitamins and minerals

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    Grande Cosmetics Grande MASCARA

    Grande Cosmetics Grande MASCARA

  • Grande MASCARA contains innovative lash-enhancing compounds to give you long, edgy lashes. It’s formulated with lash-enhancing ingredients like lengthening fibers, natural oils, and botanical extracts that nourish the lashes. The unique brush-on-brush technology helps to evenly coat and separate each lash for maximum length and volume. It’s also paraben, cruelty-free, and fragrance-free.



    • Natural oils and botanical extracts
    • Unique brush-on-brush technology
    • Cruelty and fragrance-free

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    Mascara by Almay

    Mascara by Almay

  • Mascara by Almay is the perfect choice for those looking for eye makeup that offers long-lasting, glamorous effects. The multi-benefit mascara formula is designed to provide definition and conditioning while lifting and volumizing each lash. The innovative brush technology is designed to target short, thin lashes while coating and separating each lash for a bold, eye-catching appearance which makes it the best mascara for thin short lashes. Also, its formula is designed to be mild and non-allergenic. It’s free of fragrance, so you won’t have any irritation or allergies during use. 



    • Long-lasting
    • Volumize effect
    • Non- clumpy

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    IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Volumizing Mascara

    IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Volumizing Mascara

  • IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes Volumizing 5-in-1 Mascara is a long-lasting mascara that contains lash-loving components such as biotin, proteins, and collagen. This mascara helps nourish and strengthen small eyelashes while achieving a voluminous look. The unique formula gives lashes an incredible boost of volume with five key benefits: lengthening, volumizing, curling, conditioning, and strengthening.

    The product is designed with a unique brush that is capable of separating and coating each lash for a dramatic look. Additionally, the creamy, water-resistant formula helps keep lashes looking beautiful all day, while being smudge-proof. The natural and nourishing ingredients, like beeswax and shea butter, help condition lashes, leaving them soft and smooth, while the deep black pigment gives lashes a stunning look.



    • Lengthens and volumizes lashes
    • Smudge-proof and water-resistant formula
    • Unique brush for optimal separation and coverage
    • Lash-loving ingredients nourish and condition
    • Deep black pigment for a luxurious look


    • Too thick
    • The brush is too large

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    DHC Mascara Perfect Pro Double Protection

    DHC Mascara Perfect Pro Double Protection

  • DHC Mascara helps you achieve the definition and conditioning of your desire, making your eyes look bolder and more beautiful with soft, flirty lashes. It is a two-in-one product that combines a nourishing serum with a waterproof formula to keep lashes healthy and conditioned. Its unique brush is designed to grab and coat each lash for maximum volume and length.


    • Unique brush design
    • Maximum volume and length
    • Waterproof formula


    • Does not come with a lash curler
    • Not suitable for sensitive eyes

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    Best in Kit

    RevitaLash Cosmetics, Double-Ended Volume Set

    RevitaLash Cosmetics, Double-Ended Volume Set

  • RevitaLash Cosmetics, Double-Ended Volume Set is the perfect product for people looking for voluminous and stunning lifts. It is a two-piece set that comes with two mascaras: one to lengthen, and the other to add volume and curl. The first mascara is designed to lengthen and define each lash with its ultra-fine brush that evenly distributes the formula and separates each lash. The second mascara is intended to impart volume and curl the lashes, creating a dramatic and fluttery appearance. Both mascaras are chemical-free and tested, which makes them suitable for even the most sensitive eyes.



    • Two-piece set
    • Ultra-fine brush
    • Paraben-free
    • Safe for Sensitive skin


    • Expensive
    • Difficult to remove

    How to choose the best mascara for short lashes?

    The quest for the best mascara for short lashes might be difficult. From finding the right brush to making sure the formula won’t clump, there are a few things to consider before making a purchase. However, you can easily find the perfect mascara for your short lashes, with the right knowledge.

    Step 1: Look for a Volumizing Formula

    When shopping for the best mascara for small eyelashes, look for a volumizing formula. These formulas usually contain ingredients that help to lift, thicken, and curl your lashes. Some mascaras also contain fibers that cling to each lash, giving you an instant boost of volume.

    Step 2: Choose a Brush with Short Bristles

    It should also have a brush with short bristles. This type of brush helps to separate and coat each lash, giving you a bolder and thicker look. Choose a brush with longer bristles if you want a more dramatic impact. This type of brush will help to maximize your lashes, making them appear fuller and longer.

    Step 3: Avoid Clumping or Flaking

    Try to avoid formulas that are prone to clumping or flaking. These formulas can be difficult to work with and can leave your lashes looking uneven. Instead, look for waterproof mascara that will stay put all day. Waterproof formulas are also great for those with sensitive eyes, as they won’t irritate or cause any reactions.

    Step 4: Opt for Natural Ingredients

    If you prefer more natural ingredients, there are mascaras specifically designed for short eyelashes that are made with natural ingredients. They are completely free of parabens, oils, and other irritating components.

    Step 5: Try Out Different Brands

    Finally, don’t be afraid to try out different brands. You may find that a certain brand works better on your lashes than another. Explore several brands until you discover the one that works best for you. Finding the perfect mascara for small eyelashes doesn’t have to be a challenge. 

    How to Use Mascara for Short Lashes

    Mascara is a beauty essential that can help to make your eyes look bigger and more dramatic. It is particularly effective for individuals who have thin eyelashes since it may make them appear longer and thicker. Here are some pointers on how to apply mascara on short lashes: 

    Curl Your Lashes

    Curling your lashes may help them seem more lifted, which is great for individuals who have small lashes.

    Apply Your Mascara

    When applying mascara, it’s important to start at the base of your lashes and then gently wiggle the wand as you move it up toward the tips. This will help to coat each lash evenly.

    Use Lash Comb or Spoolie Brush

    Finally, use a lash comb or spoolie brush to comb through your lashes. This will help to remove any clumps and separate the lashes, giving them a fuller and thicker look.

    By following these tips, you can give your thin eyelashes a dramatic and eye-catching look. With the right mascara, you can transform your lashes into long, bolder ones.


    Different mascaras may be used to achieve different appearances, such as natural and elegant or playful and flirtatious. The best mascaras for short lashes are ones that are water-resistant and volumizing. You may also use an eyelash curler and prolonging mascara to help make short lashes seem longer. With the right tools, you can easily transform your short lashes into thick and beautiful ones which accentuates the physical appeal of your eyes and can be used to accent any cosmetic look.

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    Does mascara damage eyelashes?

    Mascara can potentially damage eyelashes if not used correctly or if it is expired. Before using mascara, always check the expiration date and abide by the directions on the tube. Also, it is necessary to take off all traces of mascara before going to bed to avoid any risk to your eyelashes.

    Does mascara make short eyelashes grow?

    No, mascara will not make short eyelashes grow. The best way to make your eyelashes grow is to use a lash-growth serum and practice good eyelash hygiene.

    How can you protect eyelids from getting mascara on them?

    To protect your eyelids from getting mascara on them, try using a disposable mascara wand to separate your lashes. Before applying mascara, use an eyelash primer that will help to protect your lashes and eyelids.

    What kind of mascara makes your lashes longer and thicker?

    Look for mascaras that are particularly created for length and volume to make your lashes longer and thicker. These types of mascaras often contain fibers, which help to give the lashes an added boost. Additionally, look for mascaras that have curved wands to help lift and curl the lashes.

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    6 Year-Old Cali Battles Brain Cancer, But She Dreams of Battling Bad Guys! Every Little Girl Deserves Their Dream Wish – World News Report


    Cali Franklin at the Heroes Hangout with Mystic Force Founder, Silvia Vanni, North Miami Beach Police Chief Harvette Smith and brother Jacari.

    5 year old Cali, before being diagnosed with DIPG

    Celebrating Cali’s 6th Birthday at Heroes Hangout, Childhood Cancer Haven January 2023

    North Miami Beach Police Chief Smith will help Cali achieve her dream by swearing her in as a Junior Police Chief.

    All kids deserve to have fun and enjoy life, that’s where we come in. Bringing joy & happiness to children battling cancer is one of our top priorities.”

    — Silvia Dominguez Vanni, Founder

    NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ — In October of 2022, at only 5 years old, sweet beautiful Cali was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) which has a less than 1% survival rate.

    Like most little girls her age, Cali loves to color, draw, dance, sing, and have her nails done, she also enjoys playing games with her big brother, Jacari. Cancer has stolen much of her physical abilities but it will never take away her sweet and sassy spirit. Sadly, Cali’s latest MRI shows that the cancer has spread to her spine. Cali’s mom, Kiera, continues to search for new treatment options to try and save her daughter’s life, while doing everything possible to keep her as happy as possible.

    Cali dreams of growing up to become a Police Officer. When her mom let Silvia Vanni, founder of the Mystic Force Foundation, know of this dream, she reached out to North Miami Beach Police Chief Harvette Smith to help make her dream come true. Chief Smith had previously met Cali and her family in the Heroes Hangout at some of the Foundation’s monthly parties for the cancer warriors. Instantly she agreed and started planning more than just becoming a police officer. On Monday May 1st, 2023, in the grandest style, Cali will be sworn in as a North Miami Beach Junior Police Chief. After the ceremony, Cali and her family will join a caravan of police vehicles to the Mystic Force Foundation’s Heroes Hangout, a Childhood Cancer Haven, for a grand celebration. Cali’s Dream Wish will be granted with extreme love and hope for a little girl that deserves to grow up and enjoy life like all kids should.

    About DIPG:

    Approximately 300 – 400 children in the US are diagnosed with DIPG each year. The average age at diagnosis is 5 – 9 and the average life expectancy is 9 – 18 months. DIPG is a devastating inoperable brain tumor that occurs in an area of the brainstem called the pons, which controls many of the body’s most vital functions such as breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate. Because of its location in the brain and how rapidly it progresses, DIPG is classified as a “high grade” malignant brain tumor. DIPG is the same brain tumor that Neil Armstrong’s 2 1/2 year old daughter died from in 1962. Researchers have yet to find a way to break the blood brain barrier to carry chemotherapy or other potential treatments to the tumor. Radiation is the only effective way of shrinking the tumor, but only for a short time. DIPG rapidly robs children of their motor functions causing paralysis and loss of voice and sight while sparing their cognitive abilities, allowing them to remain fully aware.

    The North Miami Beach Police Department‘s mission is to exceed the expectations of the community they serve with professionalism and ethical services, while ensuring a safe and secure environment for the residents, visitors, and businesses within the City of North Miami Beach. The Mystic Force Foundation regularly partners with North Miami Beach PD to help bring joy and happiness to kids battling cancer through community involvement at the Heroes Hangout and other events. Police Chief Smith and officers attend the Foundation’s monthly themed events and take the children for rides in police vehicles. North Miami Beach PD was the first city in the nation to have a wrapped police vehicle for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This vehicle is present at events and Parades through out the year.

    The Mystic Force Foundation was founded in 2008 by Dr. Steven & Silvia Vanni after their then 4-year-old son, Salvatore, was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma Cancer. Salvatore lost his battle with cancer one month shy of his 8th Birthday in 2011, but his legacy continues to change the lives of children battling this devastating disease. This year is the Foundation’s 15-year Anniversary of raising awareness and desperately needed funds for Childhood Cancer Research, advocacy in Washington, DC, family financial support, granting ‘Wishes” and keeping children in treatment as happy as possible. It is also the 5th Anniversary of The Foundation’s Heroes Hangout, a Childhood Cancer Haven located in North Miami Beach that supports children and their families battling cancer throughout South Florida.

    Press is invited to join the Swearing-In Ceremony on Monday May 1st, 2023 at 3:00pm

    North Miami Beach Police Department

    16901 NE 19th Ave, North Miami Beach, FL 33162

    and then the Celebration immediately following at

    Heroes Hangout

    1943 NE 164th Street

    North Miami Beach, FL 33162

    (Not open to the public*)

    *The public is invited to watch the caravan along NE 19th Avenue from the North Miami Beach Police Station to the Heroes Hangout at approximately 3:45pm.

    To help Cali and her family with daily living & medical expenses please visit https://gofund.me/cf2ab252

    Silvia Dominguez Dominguez Vanni
    Mystic Force Foundation
    +1 305-726-1155
    email us here
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    10 viral Chinese make-up brands and where to find them in Singapore, Lifestyle News


    We’ve heard of Korean beauty and Japanese beauty trends, now make way for Chinese beauty brands. Finally getting they recognition they deserve, these products come in beautifully packaged components and offer you the buildable pigmentation for that Douyin makeup look. 

    Oomph things up with these glittery highlights, glossy lip stains and eyeshadows that will take over your makeup regime. Get to know these 10 viral Chinese makeup brands:



    Known for their iconic lipsticks and stains, Flortte bridges the gap between in-demand makeup and affordability. The Chinese brand keeps things cute and light with their adorable aesthetics and packaging. Some products worth trying are the I Am Super Beauty Jelly Lipsticks ($10.64), Nice To Meet Chu Blush Powder ($9.31) and the Nice To Meet Lip Lasting Tint ($10.64), now with all new colours.

    Shop here.



    Curating products that are cruelty-free and vegan, what makes Catkin so special is their intricately designed packaging that honours traditional Chinese designs, as well as the reliable quality of the products.

    Available on Shopee and platforms like Chic Decent, you can delve in the brand’s best-sellers like the Fairy Tales 4-in-1 Multi-function Makeup Palette ($33.65) with smooth matte, cream shimmery and intense metallic shades. The Summer Palace 2-in-1 BB Cream Foundation & Pressed Setting Powder ($54.60) and Liquid Eye Shadow ($7.98) are also crowd-favourites.

    Shop here.



    A makeup brand that gain popularity during the pandemic lockdowns is Florasis. Capturing the attention of both western and eastern audiences, the viral brand impressed with its intricately carved makeup products that can only be described as art. Netizen favourites include the multi-purpose Florasis 9 Colour Eyeshadow Palette ($80).

    Another is the Matte Floral Concentric Lock Lipstick ($66-$68) with the body of the lipstick engraved with Zhang Chang’s Drawing His Wife’s Eyebrows, a famous love story in the Han Dynasty. Want it all? The Miss Blossom Makeup Essentials Kit ($196-$198) comes with a setting powder, makeup palette, lipstick, mascara, and five piece makeup brush set along with other complimentary gifts.

    Shop here.

    ALSO READ: 8 Asian indie makeup & skincare brands that are here to stay



    Pocket-friendly makeup brand Judydoll is well-loved for its Starlight Highlighting Powder ($10.69). Almost a dupe for the Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb Highlighter, you’re able to achieve the same look for a third of the price.

    Our personal favourites from the drugstore brand includes the Integrated Plate Comprehensive Disc Three-Dimensional Shadow ($16), which includes multi-purpose powders for contouring, highlighting, and concealing, as well as the Two-Color Blush ($15) with a pink and blue pigment.

    Shop here.



    Another Chinese makeup brand that’s making it big in the western market is Kaleidos from Shanghai. In a pursuit to change the perspective of the make-up industry from fixing flaws and conforming to beauty standards, the brand aims to promote creative self-expression  through the best tools.

    Needless to say, the products are just as bold – be it their packaging, colour ways, or pigmentation. We’re big fans of their eyeshadow palates, the Epiphany Glow Melt-On Eyeliners ($21.35) and Symphony Contour Trio ($33.36).

    Shop here.



    Another drugstore brand, Colorkey keeps things dainty and cute with their well-loved products. One of the preferred choice of the Chinese population, the brand takes the number one spot on Taobao Mall when it comes to lipsticks.

    The natural shades in the Long-lasting Lip Glaze ($9-$15) include the Caramel red Chestnut (B705), and Peach Custard (P713). The Summer Ice Cream Series ($8.50) features both matte and glossy shades that come in adorable packaging.

    Shop here.



    Popular for its bold colours and innovative packaging, GirlCult offers more options for makeup-lovers. The brand follows the philosophy of “freaky is good” and is accustomed to seeing beauty in the weird and unorthodox. In the avant-garde brand aesthetics of the brand, you’ll find bizarre concepts, detailed packagings  prints and patterns as well as a quirky futuristic vision. 

    Offering products in blush, eye shadow, highlighter, lipstick and contouring categories, our top picks include The Classic Of Bazarre Tales Eyeshadow Palette ($30.69 – $48.04) as well as the Eyebrow N Eyeliner Pencil ($21.35).

    Shop here.

    Flower Knows


    Founded in 2016, Flower Knows is an emerging brand that’s making its way to this part of the world. Based in a fairy-tale fantasy, the rather neutral tones of makeup are encased in gorgeously decorated pans and palates.

    Think almost celestial-inspired beauty goods with hints of gold, engravings and carvings as well as artwork dedicated to Baroque style, and the Renaissance. Best-sellers are the Strawberry Rococo Series Five-Color Eyeshadow Palette ($43.20) and Unicorn Embossed Blush Natural Cheek Blusher ($42.12).

    Shop here.

    Cute Rumour


    Continuing on the cutesy theme, Cute Rumour sells products straight out of a wonderland. Think Alice in Wonderland inspired items, figurine lipsticks and other character-based tools and makeup.

    Thinking of picking something up? We’d recommend splurging on the Wonderland Tea Party Series Pocket Watch Powder Blush (US$28.30) (S$38), available in five colours, as well as the Unicorn Series Glitter Liquid Eyeshadow (US$25.50) for that iridescent look.

    Shop here.



    Last but not least, Joocyee has become a household name amongst avid makeup users – be it in Singapore or China. The brand is particularly focused towards who are all about the aesthetics. We’re talking neutral toned packaging and easy colours that can be worn every day.

    Talk about trendy and practical! Some products that’ve resonated with us include the New Umber Velvet Gloss ($20) which comes in beautiful brown tones, Motion Color Mini Quad Eyeshadow ($22.68), and the trending Tortoise Shell Blush ($17.34).

    Shop here.

    This article was first published in City Nomads.

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    Dubai-based Quazar & UK’s GIM to manufacture eco-friendly building materials


    Quazar_GIM partnership

    Dubai-based Quazar Investment has joined hands with a UK-based startup Graphene Innovations Manchester (GIM) to jointly develop and mass manufactures eco-friendly building materials which are designed to slash carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

    The start-up is based in the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) at Masdar Building within The University of Manchester.

    This collaboration will make a substantial impact on global CO2 emissions and help reduce other forms of global pollution. The comprehensive agreement involves a mix of exclusive and collaborative arrangements. This new company will invest over $1 billion to develop and mass manufacture a range of graphene-based products, including GIM Concrete, GIM Hydrogen and GIM Smart Clothing.

    Dr. Vivek Koncherry_Quazar_GIM partnership
    Dr. Vivek Koncherry
    CEO – GIM

    “We are proud to be associated with Quazar so that we can assemble a powerful world-class team to provide us the opportunity to massively deploy our proprietary graphene-based technologies. We believe that these ground-breaking technologies will make a significant impact on reducing carbon dioxide emissions and improving sustainability, while at the same time providing companies with the ability to improve the performance of their products.”

    Quazar Investment CEO Mr. Waleed Al Ali said that the new graphene company will take a global lead in making environmentally-friendly concrete and other products.

    Chief Financial Officer Mr. Sameer Salgar said the potential of GIM’s technology to tackle environmental challenges and support the UAE government’s sustainability goals was one factor behind Quazar’s investment decision.

    The deal deepens the UAE’s decade-long drive to exploit graphene’s sustainability potential by partnering with the University of Manchester’s graphene ecosystem.

    Related: Oman’s OOMCO seals agreement to develop mega service stations

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    30 Beauty Products Reviewers Over 50 Love


    Popular items from this list

    HuffPost may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Prices and availability are subject to change.

    A tub of brightening, firming, and rejuvenating eye cream

    Promising review: “I have been using this daily for about eight months now. I am 60 years old. It reduced the puffiness and bags under my eyes. I am Sicilian and had dark circles. It has brightened up my eye area. I am very surprised as I have paid much more for eye creams that have done so much less. I recently had pre-cancerous cells removed at the bridge of my nose. After healing, I was left with a dark scar. The dermatologist told me that it would heal over time. Since I began to apply this eye cream, the mark has almost disappeared entirely. I shop constantly from Amazon. This is the first time that I have taken the time to write a review. That’s how impressed I am with this product. If you decide to purchase this, you won’t be sorry.” — Lynda M.

    A splurge-worthy Elta MD tinted sunscreen

    Promising review: “Finally a sunscreen that doesn’t make my face itch all day! Sure wish they would bring the price down. Love how it blends in and is soft and moisturizing. I’m 59 and this goes on smooth and doesn’t ball up under my makeup.” — Melony Phillips

    A cruelty-free lip balm with SPF 25

    Promising review: “Nothing has healed my chapped lips like this balm…it is AMAZING. I’m a 72-year-old woman and I’ve tried a lot of lip therapies. This is the best!!” — Sharon


    An overnight lip mask

    Promising reviews: “I’ve bought several of these. It’s popular with the teen crowd, so I am an outlier. At 51, I use this at night around my lips. Really softens the pinched look that can come with age. I like the scent too! A little teeny but I’ll take it.” — EJF

    An anti-humidity spray

    Promising review: “I don’t usually try all the latest hair things because my hair is very fine and it doesn’t like product. But, I received as a sample and I can’t believe how nice it made my hair and how long it lasted. I have to wash every single day or my hair would be limp and lifeless. You could tell if I didn’t wash my hair for one day. This miracle stuff makes it so that I don’t have to wash my hair for a good three days at least and it still looks fresh. It also lasts between washes, so I only have to use it every other wash or sometimes not for three or four. I can’t live without this now that I found it. It took me till my 50s to find this amazing product. I sure coulda used this in my 20s!” — B.S.

    An adorable octopus-shaped blackhead remover

    See it in action on TikTok here.

    Promising review: “I thought these were a gimmick. WRONG!! It works so very well. I was astounded at how clear and glowing my skin was after first use. I just turned 60 and have really nice skin for my age, but still have occasional clogged pores in my T-zone. This little cutie cleans out pores like a super powerful vacuum. I’ve been using about once a week and each time, skin is clearer than before. I am a firm believer and will definitely keep using. Great buy and a cute package.” — Fashion Ragazza


    A moisturizing hair treatment

    Promising review: “I am 66-years-old. I have fine thinning hair. Followed instructions. Blew dry my hair. How awesome was it? My hair now feels regular in thickness and holds a curl and actually has body. I wish for a lifetime supply. Will use this from now on.” — Mortimer Brewster

    A nail concealer that’ll subtly hide yellowing and staining

    Promising review: “As a 62-year-old woman who gardens, cleans house, etc., I needed something that improved the look of my nails without looking cheap or crappy. This was more than I wanted to spend on nail polish…but totally worth it. Two coats showed NO ridges and looks better than natural without looking fake or cheap. Totally worth it!” — Unbiased Independent Reviewer

    A cuticle oil

    Promising review: “I was skeptical that this would do anything for my fragile nails. Four months later I’m stunned that my nails are not chipping and peeling like they used to, and even the ridges are diminishing. When I look at the quarter-inch or so of growth from the nail bed that has occurred since I started using this product, I see nice smooth healthy nails. I can’t wait to see what they look like several months from now when the entire nail has had a chance to grow out. I apply the oil all around the nail including under the tips of the nails before I go to bed most nights and massage it in while I watch the evening news. It is good to know nice nails are not a thing of the past even though I’m over 50 years old.” — All His 247


    Glossier Ultralip, a nourishing lipstick

    Promising review: “This product does everything Glossier says. Goes on easy, moisturizing but not oily, sticky, or greasy. No lip liner needed (unheard of at my age, 59). Beautiful buildable color. I am a G10 and bought Ember and it is perfect.” — Susanne

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    A super soft MakeUp Eraser

    Promising review: “I’m impressed. The Makeup Eraser removes my makeup easily and completely. I wear waterproof mascara, water-resistant foundation, and fairly heavy eyeshadow and brow powder. I was tired of using up cotton pads and remover liquid to get my makeup off at the end of the day — it was time-consuming, expensive, and not always effective. This cloth and some warm water solves the problem. I’m 60 years old and I try not to subject my skin to undue pulling and stretching. The Makeup Eraser requires only a gentle circular motion, and maybe a little extra wiping right at the eyelash edge. My face comes out makeup free and gently exfoliated, ready for moisturizer. What a great product!” — A. Hawley

    A powerful snail repair cream

    Promising review: “I’m 55 years old and my skin is a bit sensitive. I don’t have a lot of wrinkles, but I’m definitely noticing a few more laugh lines and forehead crinkles than I had a few years ago! I’ve tried several moisturizers and have not been terribly impressed with any of them until now. This stuff really is great — incredibly hydrating without feeling greasy and it absorbs quickly. It feels great on my skin. In just a few short weeks, I definitely notice an improvement in my skin tone and fewer lines and wrinkles! Plus, the customer service is great. I had questions when I first received the product and got followup response immediately. I will definitely be ordering this product again. I use it in the evening and morning; no need for two different moisturizers. Very pleased!” — sbakey

    A crème to powder waterproof eyeshadow stick

    Promising review: “I’m 52, with crepey eyelids and they itch and water if a smidge of eye product gets in them. Powder shadow is a complete no-go! Just bought two of these and I am so happy! After years of not wearing shadow, I am back in the game! It goes on creamy exactly where you put it. The smudger works beautifully and it stayed put all day with no creasing, no watery or itchiness. Didn’t use any primer, just on clean, moisturized skin Thank you! I will definitely be getting more colors!” — Tania Nicholson

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    A collagen-coating hair treatment

    Promising review: “This product has a light but really lovely scent. I absolutely love it! My almost waist-length hair was seriously damaged by my last hairstylist. I’ve tried everything to make my hair shinier and more manageable, with less frizz. I’ve been through countless deep conditioning treatments with little results…till I found CER 100! I’m in my early 50s so I have far from ‘virgin’ hair. If mine looks this great, that says a lot! My only wish? That it came in a bigger tube/bottle!” — C. Fordham

    A Schick Silk dermaplaning razor

    Promising review: “Just used this amazing little razor on my face for the first time and I am hooked! I am 58 years old and battle the peach fuzz especially on my lip and chin….this was super easy and effective! The exfoliation alone is fantastic! Grab some of these for your beauty arsenal!” — Cisami

    A lightweight primer

    Promising review: “I won! This primer not only has a pleasant, light, and delicate smell, but it actually works very well too. I have a really oily T-zone and and really dry aging skin everywhere else. Somehow this primer seemed to do whatever my skin needed to keep the makeup in place. I live in a very humid, sub-tropical climate so finding a primer that holds up in nearly 100% humidity is amazing! I had two events to attend two nights in a row and they both lasted too long….hours! My makeup looked as good at the end of the night as it looked when I first put it on and set it that morning. It also made my skin feel so soft. I’ve been wearing it most of the time without adding any makeup and it really improves the look of my 64-year-old skin. Try it. I think you’ll be as pleasantly surprised as I have been.” — JanJan

    A long-lasting eye primer

    Promising review: “I feel so stupid…I’m 65 years old and have always been annoyed by the fact that by mid-afternoon, my upper lids would be oily, shiny and sporting a stripe from my eye liner. I didn’t think there was a cure. Then stumbled upon the idea of using a primer/foundation designed for the eyelids. What? How BRILLIANT!! Who would have thought? I dipped my toe into the water and purchased one tube of the Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer. I don’t use eye shadow on my lids, but I do use it as a liner on my lower lashes. (I add water to compressed eye shadow and put it on my skin with a sponge-end pencil thing). This stuff ROCKS!! At the end of a hot Texas day, my lids are still as fresh and dry as they were at 6 a.m. And it only takes a pinhead-sized drop to cover one entire lid from lashes to eyebrow, with enough left to cover the lower lid area as well. It’s creamy, but dries very quickly. Awesome! The only thing that keeps this product from being 100% perfect is that it has a chemical smell when you first put it on…BUT…after a few minutes, the smell is gone and my eye makeup looks impeccable for 12+ hours. Obviously, I highly recommend this product. They’ve found a lifetime customer with me.” — ShortieTX


    A splurge-worthy iS Clinical serum

    Promising review: “I have been using this stuff for almost two years. I know it has made a huge difference in my skin. I get many compliments on my skin and I am 58 years old. My hairdresser said I have the skin of a 25-year-old. It has minimal lines, no pores, and is smooth and tight. I would highly recommend this serum. With that said, I also lead a very clean lifestyle and have for many years. I’m sure this helps with the condition of my skin.” — Kindle Customer

    A cruelty free vitamin C serum

    Promising review: “This serum is just as amazing as everyone says it is. I am 67 years old, and I have light melasma on both of my cheekbones. I have done *everything* to get rid of it (microdermabrasion, other serums, clarisonic exfoliation, and on and on ad nauseam). I wear SPF 50–70 on my face 365 days a year, and I’ve done that for decades. I also drink a lot of water. It looked as good as it was going to get. Now, my skin looks even better, and the melasma has never been lighter. Overall, my skin tone just looks very even and smooth. Every morning when I look in the mirror at my face, I marvel at how smooth it looks for my age. This is such a terrific product. I just finished my first bottle and I’m on to my second one!” — Rabid Reader

    A cruelty-free lengthening mascara

    Promising review: “I am 68 years old and have been using makeup for 52 of those years. I have tried many mascaras over those years, from inexpensive to very expensive. I cannot say that I have ever been really happy with the results. I had reached the point where I thought that, it does not matter the cost, they are pretty much all the same. This changed my mind. I put on two coats and it made my lashes look so thick. If I did not know better, I would think that I had on false eyelashes. I used baby shampoo, as I always do and I always lather with the baby shampoo twice, to remove the mascara, and it came off easily. I will look no more for a new mascara. I cannot imagine a mascara better than this.” — Piaget

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    A splurge-worthy tube of Stila mascara

    BuzzFeed editor Jasmin Sandal loves this stuff. In her own words:

    “I don’t think I ever knew the true meaning of wide-awake eyes until I armed myself with this mascara from Stila. Let’s just start with the look and feel of it: It comes in a weighty gold tube — so you already know you’re about to experience something special — and the applicator is curved in the center with just the right amount of product on it. Clearly from my experience, you can tell the obvious difference between the with and without — and, TBH, the ‘without’ has been my general M.O. during these recent times. But that has all changed thanks to this lash extension in a tube! Not only do my eyelashes appear thicker, but the length is just truly phenomenal. I feel like a brand-new, less-tired-looking woman any time I apply a lick of this!

    Promising review: “BEST mascara ever!!! I’m asked all the time if my eyelashes are real or if they are mine. Keep in mind I am 57 years old! This makes my lashes look lush and long and healthy.” — KC (Houston,TX)

    A Stila waterproof eyeliner

    Promising review: “I had never used a liquid eyeliner before this one. I’m 68 years old and was a little hesitant to try a liquid. I love it. It is so easy to apply. I can get a thin line so I don’t look overly made up. Love it.” — D’Angelee

    A winged eyeliner stamp

    Promising review: “I am a 50-year-old woman who is ridiculous about trying out new makeup trends. I have been wearing my eyeliner winged since my teen years, and although I have gotten pretty good at applying my wings, I always seem to have one thicker than the other, or at an odd angel, most likely due to my eyes not being perfectly even. So when I saw a review of this product, I thought, what the heck, I will try it. Well, ladies (and guys who wear liner), this winged liner set is one of the best purchases I have ever made in the cosmetic world. It is so simple and I can’t believe how quickly I was able to give myself the absolutely, flawless wings! If eyes could fly….worth every penny.” — Molly A. Kasdan

    A beloved tightening cream

    Promising review: “I am 60 and notice that no matter how much diet and exercise I do, I could not get rid of the cellulite on my legs. I started using this product six weeks ago and can noticeably see a difference. I apply morning and evening, before bed for optimal results. It goes on smooth and has a creamy, non-sticky feel. The smell is dreamy, and even my husband has commented on the improvement. Make sure you apply in a circular motion for optimal coverage, absorption and circulation.” — Amazon customer

    Embryolisse, a cult-favorite French moisturizing cream

    Promising review: “So far I am loving this lotion. I put in on every morning under my makeup and it leaves my face perfectly moisturized all day long. I also noticed I use less foundation because it’s so moisturizing. I don’t believe there is any miracle moisturize that will ever get rid of our crows feet, laugh lines, neck sagging, etc. but this moisturizer helps reduce the look of these problems as long as they’re not deep surface. I’m 68 years old and never was someone who was a ‘sun worshipper’ and, fortunately, stopped smoking in 1980 after smoking for 15 years. Those two things do a lot of damage to your skin, so to all young women reading this who are doing these two things, take it from me, if you want to retain healthy, youthful skin, stop these too harmful habits. Use sunscreen when you are in the sun and use moisturizer now. Embryolisse seems to be a good place to start!” — Janet Cahill

    La Roche-Posay acne treatment cream

    Promising review: “This is the only thing that keeps my acne at bay. I’m almost 60 years old and still suffer. Have used OTC and prescription meds of every kind since about age 30. As long as I use this and am religious about washing my face, I stay pretty clear. It’s never caused irritation or excessive drying.” — Lilly G

    A Maybelline concealer to mask dark circles and reduce under-eye puffiness

    Promising review: “Best under eye concealer ever. I am 67 years old and have tried them alI. I wouldn’t go out without applying this concealer. It blends nicely with my foundation and has never caked. The sponge applicator is soft and makes application quick and easy. I will continue to use this product and hope, like many products I’ve used over the years, that it doesn’t get discontinued.” — Morty

    An acne patch

    Promising review: “These are the best. I’m 65 years old and still experience frequent breakouts. Pop on one of these and your zit heals in half the time. The package has several different sizes so you can use really small ones for average pimples or on small places like the tip of your nose. It also comes with big ones for those zits that look like a light in the middle of your forehead. They’re practically invisible so you can wear them during the day.” — Terry L. Burgess

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    A Verb hair oil

    Buzzfeed editor Alice Prendergast loves this bad boy. In her own words:

    “When I bleached my hair, it was completely busted. It broke every time I brushed it and basically looked like one of those tumbleweeds you see in an old western movie every time I blow-dried it — until I found this. It’s thicker than most oils (a bit lighter than the consistency of gel) and combs through hair like a dream. It packs in moisture like nobody’s business and also smells freaking amazing.”

    Promising review: “I have shoulder-length hair that is frizzy without product. This product is the best I have ever used in my 56 years. If I put it on damp hair and blow-dry, my hair looks great and bouncy. If I use my flat-iron after blow-drying, it stays smooth, even on rainy days.” — delenbaas


    Sunday Riley Luna sleeping night oil

    Promising review: “I have fair, dry, sensitive skin along with pustular rosacea. I am VERY careful with everything I put on my skin, hair, and face. I have my day routine and products locked in — but I was struggling to find products for my nighttime routine. I just turned 50 and have been struggling with how to use and which retinol to use with my rosacea. I read some great reviews about this, and although I was a little skeptical due to the color and the fragrance (two things my skin does not normally like) I decided to give it a shot. I feel like my skin smiles and thanks me when I apply this! In the colder, drier months I do apply a moisturizer on top of the oil after I have given it a little time to absorb. My skin has NEVER looked or felt this good. Bright, glowy, smooth, and the fine lines and wrinkles are looking smoother and softer. And NOT a single ROSACEA outbreak. Of course I wish that this was a little more financially friendly, but a little goes a long way and I am so happy with this product that I know I will be purchasing it over and over.” — Amazon customer

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