Big, bold lush lashes are set to be the new trend in the coming year , mostly thanks to one certain pandemic. Most of us have taken to wearing masks which means our eyes and brows have now become the only real visible features on our faces. So let’s take a look at how to accentuate those peepers without spending a lot of time and effort in the process
Let it be said though that fake lashes are something I’ve always struggled with. And by always I mean hardly ever. As in I’ve only worn them a couple of times. And that was about a hundred years ago during my epic but short lived dancing career.
The year was roughly 1985 and I dreamed of being a back up dancer for Paula Abdul. Each Thursday afternoon I’d rush back from school, change into my ridiculously tight leotards, scrape my hair up into a bun and prepare to be dropped off at the local Scout’s Hall for an hour of kick-ball-change and jazz hands,
Once a year we’d all come together for the end of year show where we got to show off our dance routines and drag queen make up. Fake eyelashes and all. Back then it was a one-size fits all kind of market. There was only style of lash and that was the furry spider leg. All lashes were long, thick, fake looking and applied with toxic glue. I assume the glue was toxic cause one year I managed to get some in my eye and seriously I have no recollection of how I finished my routine to Love is a Battlefield.
Anyway, I digress. So, if you’re like me and have never really tried false lashes before then you are going to love these magnetic ones by Youthphoria Beauty. Aussie owned, and Australia’s first and original 6-Micro Magnet lashes. They are light and feathery and do away with any toxic glue. In fact these attach to a magnetic eye liner you apply to the eye lid first.
It’s that simple- apply the liquid eye liner that comes with your pack and then using the gizmo gadget (yes, that’s the official word) carefully place the lashes on.
A great tip is to apply the lashes while the eye liner is semi dry and then press firmly down until the lashes magnetise. Hold them on to secure and that way they will last you all day and night!
In fact I went for a 5km walk with mine on and even through the sweat , they didn’t budge at all!
Here’s part 1 of my experience with the magnetic lashes. If you like what you see then you can check out the full videos on my Instagram highlights reel.
I had a chat with self confessed beauty geek, lash expert, pharmacist and founder of Youthphoria lashes Shirley Be about how these innovative lashes came to be.
Shirley is a five-times certified lash technician, registered Australian pharmacist, cosmetic chemist, naturopath mum of two and a skin therapist with over 16 years of medical experience. It’s this passion which led Shirley to come up with these lashes for her loyal clients.
While typical magnetic lashes may only have 3-4 magnets, our lashes have a superior 6 micro-magnets—meaning you’ll have a much better fit and hold, catered for your eyes.
Our magnetic lashes have 50% smaller, thinner and lighter magnets than any other brand on the market, globally!
Plus, the lashes are so realistic and featherlight you’ll be able to comfortably wear them all-day and all night! Good-bye itchy and irritated eyes!
Youthphoria also have the world’s first hybrid eyeliner with both magnetic and a new generation film-forming adhesive, meaning no more lashes falling off your face.With this first of its kind magnet infused adhesive eyeliner, it’ll revolutionise the way you apply false lashes FOREVER!
Whilst at the salon, Shirley famously developed the iconic Youthphoria featherlight & ethereal lash extensions which had women frequently on a waiting list to see her from all over Australia! These women loved the light-weight feel, natural & realistic styling and the long-lasting effect of these lash extensions that no other lash tech could emulate with traditional classic, Russian volume nor mega volume.
The demand became the mother of invention and so the Youthphoria magnetic lashes and liner system was born using this same unique lash extension concept- comfortable, realistic, natural and long-lasting lashes. With the added bonus that they are quick, easy to apply and safe!
Using her knowledge as a 5x qualified lash artist, she designed the Youthphoria lash styles based on the most flattering and universally beautifying lash styles she would often create in her lash extension salon.
From humble beginnings, Youthphoria began as a line of high-performance cosmeceutical skincare products in 2012, before opening as a salon providing eyelash extensions and bespoke skin treatments in Melbourne.
And it was in this very salon where Shirley saw how much of an impact even the smallest change could have on someone’s self-esteem—and it was here Shirley realised her goal was to not only transform the beauty industry, but help transform her customer’s lives, too.
As a five-times certified lash technician with a love for helping people, Shirley knew she had to create a lash product that would change the beauty world forever.
In fact, it’s a corner stone of Youthphoria. And it’s that love for helping people—combined with decades of clinical experience, including a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Sydney, and qualifications in skin and laser therapies, naturopathic nutrition, and cosmetic chemistry—that makes us special.
My best advice is to prioritise and to plan your daily tasks.I map out all the tasks I need to do through google calendars and have multiple calendars for different categories such as business, family events or important functions. I also use Trello to help plan my larger tasks such as website design and home renovations.
Also, use as much automation and apps to simplify tasks and save time. Some of my favourite apps are last pass to save passwords, google calendars for organisation, pocket to save favourite links, one note to functionally organise recipes, notes, important information and snap seed is my favourite photo editing app.
My favourite magnetic eyelash is Ariel. It’s a versatile eyelash that universally suits all eyes and faces. I love it because its natural and noticeable, elegant yet understated.
Click here to purchase your set of Aussie made Youthphoria Magnetic lashes and use the code CHRYSTALTEN for 10% off your first purchase, If you want a good starter set then I highly recommend the Ariel
They are the prefect all- rounder in my opinion.