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  • Tips For Healthy Lashes and Brows

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    Every day we’re applying a new lotion or potion to ourselves, but how much attention to we apply to our eyelashes and eyebrows? Our experts have shared their top tips for healthy lashes and brows:

    1. Apply castor oil and vitamin E.
    This age-old home remedy helps lashes to grow longer and stronger. Simply mix a small amount of castor oil with a few drops of vitamin E then brush onto lashes, coating from root to tip. Leave on overnight then rinse off in the morning. Apply every night and watch your lashes grow longer and stronger!

    2. Brush your lashes and brows.
    Throughout the day dust and dirt becomes stuck in your lashes and brows, preventing growth. Each night use a clean spoolie brush or old mascara wand to brush through your lashes and brows, stimulating the hair follicles for new growth.

    3. Keep on top of your grooming.
    Use a pair of tweezers to remove any unruly eyebrow hairs every few weeks and follow our tips for keeping your brows in shape!

    4. Avoid clamping down on your eyelash curler.
    If you squeeze too hard with your eyelash curler, this can cause damage to the roots and can even pull out lashes. Use gentle squeezing motions to curl to achieve a natural curl.

    5. Always remove your makeup.

    Keep the area around your eyes clean and free from any dirt and makeup to give your lashes and brows the best environment for healthy growth!

    Read our How To Care For Your Eyelashes post too.

  • Why Lash And Brow Tinting Is Amazing

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    If you didn’t know already, tinting your eyelashes and eyebrows at home with our 30 Day Kits gives you some pretty amazing results. With our 30 Day Mascara Eyelash Tint Kit your eyelashes look fuller and darker from root to tip, whilst the 30 Day Brow Tint Kit defines and adds a natural shape to your brows. So why is lash and brow tint so amazing?

    – It’s long lasting
    The fab thing about our tinting kits is that they won’t come off with your makeup at the end of the day. After tinting your lashes and brows, the colour left behind is 100% waterproof and naturally fades throughout the 30 days. It happens as your tinted lash and brow hairs naturally fall out and grow back new non-tinted hairs by the end of the month, starting the whole tinting process again!

    – It takes just a few minutes
    If you’ve seen our 10 Things You Can Do Whilst Tinting Your Brows series, you’ll know that tinting your brows takes no time and it’s even quicker with the eyelash tint! It’s important to keep a timer for each stage of the tinting process, but each one takes no more than a few minutes each. Meaning you’ll have gorgeous brows and lashes in a blink of an eye!

    – It’s a salon alternative
    If you think about the time and money spent at the salon getting your lashes and brows tinted on a monthly basis, don’t you think this could be better spent? Not only are our 30 Day Kits much quicker (see above point!) but each kit includes multiple applications, making it cost effective too. In the 30 Day Mascara you’ll getup to 12 applications, costing 68p each and in the 30 Day Brow Tint you’ll get up to 16 application, costing a tiny 51p each from the £8.25 RRP.

    The Colorsport 30 Day Mascara and 30 Day Brow Tint Kits are available in both Dark Brown and Black at Boots stores and boots.com at £8.25 each.

  • Why It’s Important To Patch Test

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    Before you tint your lashes or eyebrows, it’s so important to carry out a patch test. This helps to rule out any allergic reactions before you use the tint. We also recommend you carry out a patch test each time you are planning to apply the dye, as allergic reactions can develop over time. It’s especially important as the dye will be coming into close contact with your eye area, which is known to be sensitive and it’s better to be safe than sorry!

    So how do you carry out a patch test with the Colorsport 30 Day Mascara and Brow Tint?

    We recommend you plan the patch test 48 hours before you intend to tint your lashes or brows. First clean a small area on the inside of your elbow or ear then for the 30 Day Mascara, apply a small amount of each product onto the skin. If you’re using the 30 Day Brow Tint, mix a small amount of the two products together and apply 2-3 times, allowing it to dry between each application. Leave uncovered for 48 hours and keep the area dry. If you do not experience any reaction, you can continue to use the kits.

    What happens if I am allergic?

    This is very rare, but if you do experience any stinging, rash or burning sensation then rinse the area immediately with water and avoid using perfume or makeup on the area until the reaction has cleared. Unfortunately this would mean you will be unable to use our kits and we would advise contacting your doctor before using any hair colourant in the future.

    If you need further assistant or would like to contact our customer services team, please call us or complete the contact us form.

  • The Basics: How To Use The Colorsport 30 Day Mascara

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    In our series of following the basics, today’s post is all about tinting your eyelashes at home! Is it a scary experience? No! Is it fun? Yes! Catch up with our brow tinting post here.

    Before you take on any eyelash or eyebrow tinting, you would have need to carried out a patch test to rule out any allergic reactions. Even if you’ve used the same dye before, the skin can develop allergic reactions to products over time so it’s best to be safe and repeat the test. Simply clean a small area of skin on the inside of your elbow, apply a small amount of the Eyelash Colour Solution and Eyelash Colour Gel next to each other and leave uncovered for 48 hours. If you experience any itching or redness during this time, do not apply the product. If no irritation or redness occurs, you’re fine to use the product.

    Now the patch test is done, now it’s time for tinting your eyelashes!

    Step 1. Cleanse your eyelashes thoroughly with a non-oily cleanser in order to remove any makeup and natural oils. Contact lens wearers should remove their lenses.

    Step 2. Coat the skin area under your eyes with petroleum jelly or a thick cream, avoiding the eyelash hairs and fix the eye protection pads in place. This ensures your skin will not be stained.

    Step 3. Dip the tip of a cotton bud into the Eyelash Colour Solution 1 and apply several thorough coats to the eyelashes. Leave on for 1 minute without rinsing off.

    Step 4. Apply 1cm of Eyelash Colour Gel 2 onto the brush, then brush thoroughly through the eyelashes. Wait for 1 minutes.

    Step 5. Use wet cotton buds to gently remove the dye from your eyelashes. Repeat on the other eye.

    Bonus Step. For darker and defined eyelashes step 3-5 can be repeated again and the Eyelash Colour Solution 1 can be left on for longer.

    Step 6. Once you’re happy with your lashes, clean the mixing bowl, brush and wand for the next application.

    And now your eyelashes are tinted in just 6.5 simple steps! Watch our Colorsport 30 Day Mascara Tutorial for a video guide on how to tint your eyelashes.

    Shop the Colorsport 30 Day Mascara from Boots, RRP £8.25.

  • The Basics: How To Use The Colorsport 30 Day Brow Tint

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    Sometimes tinting your own eyebrows at home can be daunting, especially if you’ve never done it before or it may be that you need a refresh on how to get the very best out of your brow tint. Having tinted brows gives them added shape and definition, as well as adding a natural colour to fair eyebrows that lasts for up to 30 days. The process of tinted brows are over 30 days as your eyebrow hairs naturally fall out and are replaced by new ones, which will need a fresh tint.

    First thing’s first, have you done a patch test? It’s important to carry out a test 48 hours before applying any eyebrow or eyelash tint as your skin can develop reactions, even if you’ve used the same tint as before. To do this, just make up a small amount of eyebrow dye and apply to a clean area of your skin on the inside of your elbow and leave uncovered for 48 hours. If you experience any itching or redness, do not apply the product.

    Once the patch test has been completed, it’s time to tint your brows!

    Step 1. Cleanse your eyebrows thoroughly with a non-oily cleanser to remove any makeup and natural oils. Contact lens wearers should remove their lenses.

    Step 2. Coat the skin area around your eyebrows with petroleum jelly or a thick cream, avoiding the eyebrow hairs. This ensures your skin will not be stained.

    Step 3. Squeeze 1cm of Dye Cream into the mixing bowl then add 10 drops of Developer Lotion before mixing together thoroughly with the wand.

    Step 4. Once you’ve reach a consistency where it is creamy and does not drip, apply the mixture to the eyebrows using the wand or brush. Leave for 1-2 minutes.

    Step 5. Use a dampened cotton bud to gently remove the dye from your eyebrows in gentle strokes. Repeat on the other eye.

    Bonus Step. If you’d like darker and more defined eyebrows, you can reapply for a further 5 minutes to develop the colour.

    Step 6. Once you’re happy with your brows, discard any unused mixture and clean the mixing bowl, brush and wand for the next application.

    And there it is, in 6.5 simple and easy steps to gorgeous brows! Watch our Colorsport 30 Day Brow Tint Tutorial for a video guide on how to tint your brows.

    Shop the Colorsport 30 Day Brow Tint from Boots, RRP £8.25.

  • Brow Maintenance 101

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    Are you keeping your brows in top shape? Eyebrows are there to frame your face and protect your eyes – plus we would not look right with them, see these celebrity examples.

    Your Brow Maintenance 101:

    – Shaping
    Start with finding the eyebrow style that suits your face shape, our guide is so easy to follow! There’s no one-size-fits-all formula so keep that in mind when tending to your brows. If it’s your first time shaping your brows, we recommend going to a professional and discussing what shape and how you’d like them shaped e.g. waxing, threading. Then any at-home shaping can be done with a mirror and pair of tweezers, remember to mark out your arch and follow our blog post. Take it slow and steady and avoid plucking too many hairs!

    – Growth
    Eyebrow hairs naturally fall out over time, but due to over plucking and shaping or other reasons there could be sparse areas and gaps. If it’s not easily to conceal with makeup, a growth serum is a great step to replacing those hairs and encouraging healthy growth.

    – Tinting
    The most exciting part of our brow maintenance! A brow tint can instantly transform the shape and colour of your brows and last 3-4 weeks. Try using the 30 Day Brow Tint, available from Boots, to tint your brows at home. Simply mix the correct quantities of the dye cream and lotion together to create a paste, then apply to your brows before removing. Once removed your brows will look fuller, darker and healthier than before – and it’s completely waterproof, meaning there’s no need to apply makeup whilst you’re on holiday!

    – Makeup
    To give your brows an extra boost after tinting, using makeup products are a great way to fill in any gaps and accentuate its shape. We love using a highlighter above and below the brow bone which gives off a gorgeous shimmer. For a natural brow look, powders and pencils are a great alternative to fill in sparse areas and mimic hairs.

    What are your best brow maintenance tips?

  • 10 Things To Do Whilst Tinting Your Brows Part Three

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    We all like to multitask our to-do list, because the quicker the chores are done then more time we have to relax and do the things we actually want to do! Tinting your brows could mean a trip to the salon and spending over £15 for a fresh set of brows, only to go back a few weeks later for a top up. You can save time and money with the Colorsport 30 Day Brow Tint, which you can use in the comfort of your own home and tick off that to-do list. See what you can get up to in just 10 minutes whilst tinting your brows:

    1. Read the next chapter of your new book.
    2. Send a letter or postcard to a friend or relative – like traditional snail mail!
    3. Re-organise your kitchen cupboards, and throw away anything out of date.
    4. Take an online quiz. Want to find out which Harry Potter character you are? We love Buzzfeed for fun quizzes.
    5. Plan your weekend ahead.
    6. Learn something new!
    7. Splurge on those new pair of shoes.
    8. Listen to a podcast.
    9. Give someone a call and make their day!
    10. Leave a review on our Facebook page, we’d love to know what you think.

    Catch up with Part One and Part Two of our 10 Things You Can Do Whilst Tinting Your Brows series.

    Try the Colorsport 30 Day Brow Tint, available from Boots in Black and Dark Brown RRP £8.25

  • Summer 2017 Beauty Tips

    Summer Beauty Tips

    With holidays and trips away in the diary, it’s time to start thinking about your summer beauty routine. As the weather changes, your skincare and beauty products should change to reflect the new season and we’ve asked our experts for their best tips:

    1. Only take the essentials on holiday with you.
    It’s tempting to cram everything into your travel beauty bag, but you have to remember that you’re only away for a certain time and how much are you likely to use? Make a list of your essentials and decant them into smaller pots and sizes to make them more travel friendly!

    2. Always apply SPF.
    Even in the cloudy British weather the sun’s harmful UV rays can still penetrate your skin. So it’s recommended to wear a minimum coverage across your face to prevent ageing and apply to the rest of your body as and when appropriate.

    3. Tint your lashes and brows.
    We hate reapplying our makeup throughout the day and having a product which is waterproof, doesn’t smudge or disappear throughout the day gets the thumbs up from us! Try our 30 Day Mascara and 30 Day Brow Tint kits for your own at-home lash and brow tinting at a fraction of the salon price.

    4. Treat your hands and feet too!
    Feet have been stuck in boots all winter and our hands have bared the brunt of the colder weather, so it’s time to give them a make over! Treat your feet and hands to a soak and scrub, followed by a deep moisturiser and nail polish shade of your choice.

    5. Buff your body.
    For flawlessly tanned and smoother skin, using a body scrub or buffer is the quickest way to reach gorgeously smooth skin. Try using a scrub once or twice a week to help renew dead skin cells and leave it looking refreshed and brighter!

    6. Protect your hair too.
    Sometimes we forget that our hair and scalp needs just as much protection as the rest of our body does! Pack a hat in your hand luggage and run your hands through your hair with any left over suncream to protect the scalp.

    What are your best summer tips? Share in the comments below!

  • How To Find Your Eyebrow Arch

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    The saying “eyebrows are sisters, not twins” runs true when it comes to finding your eyebrow arch. Not every one eyebrow is the same and neither is your eyebrow arch! By finding where your eyebrow begins, ends and arches, you can create a defined eyebrow that adds shape and creates the right symmetry with your face overall.

    How To Find Your Eyebrow Arch:

    – Find where your eyebrow starts by holding an eyebrow pencil parallel to the side of your nose and where the pencil meets your eyebrow, mark this as the start.

    – Find where your eyebrow ends by angling an eyebrow pencil from your nostril towards the point of where your eye ends and where the pencil meets your eyebrow, mark this as the end.

    – Find where your eyebrow arch is by holding an eyebrow pencil vertically and line it up with the far side of your iris and where the pencil meets your eyebrow, mark this as your arch. Arches should never end with a point but naturally curve.

    Have you found your eyebrow arch?

  • Eye Makeup Trends To Try This S/S17

    Eye Makeup Trends

    Each season there’s a new makeup trend to try, whether it’s highlighting and contouring or graphic eyeliner and ombre lips. On the catwalks this season we’ve seen some dramatic looks and also au naturel styles, and here’s our top eye makeup trends to try this S/S17:

    – Eye gloss. Forgo the matte style and give glossy lids a try! Apply your normal eyeshadow on your eyelids then use a clear gloss and apply on top for a wet lid look.

    – Metallic eyes. Add a wash of metallic shimmer with a flat brush to press onto your eyelids. Then use a lighter shade in the middle of your eyelid to help draw attention to the center of your eyes.

    – Au naturel. We personally love this trend, leave out the mascara and use our 30 Day Mascara to add a natural colour tint to your eyelashes. Or if you can’t go without mascara, we love using a dark brown!

    – Neon eyeliner. Add a colour pop to your eyes with a graphic eyeliner flick in a neon or bright colour. Just make sure you have a steady hand to draw your line!

    What is your favourite eye makeup trend?

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