These are the questions you should be asking yourself when you are purchasing your cosmetics.
We all want to find the right organic Eye makeup and this could be the best hypoallergenic mascara, chemical free mascara and of course best smudge proof mascara. So what is the best organic eye makeup for you?
There is a few things you need to consider when purchasing the right mascara. And a mascara that doesn't irritate your eyes
Just a couple Nasty ingredients found in mascara
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT), a preservative This ingredient is one of the top three most common causes of contact dermatitis, a type of itchy skin rash.
Diazolidinyl Urea, a preservative It's a known allergen that releases skin-irritating formaldehyde that can cause inflamed and inflamed eyelids
Formalin, a disinfectant and preservative Nearly 10% of Americans have allergic skin reactions to the ingredient, and in animal eye tests, exposure caused vision impairment.
So can you imagine what else is in your mascara?YUKK!!! always look out for non toxic makeup brands
You have sensitive eyes
All the mascara you purchase has been irritating your eyes you need to find the best mascara for sensitive eyes and contact lenses
Avoid waterproof mascara. Its not just the chemicals in the mascara Its the time it can take to removing at the end of the day and can cause your eyes to get irritated, get inflamed and can cause damage to the eye area resulting in lash breakage and also your lashes falling out.
When shopping for cosmetics or other products you'll frequently see labels that say the products are "hypoallergenic." That means they are less likely than other cosmetics to cause allergic reactions. It also suggests that these products will be gentler or even safer for the eyes or skin.
Hypoallergenic mascara is the best you can get. If you suffer from allergies or your eyes are highly sensitive this type is the best mascara that doesn't irritate the eyes.
Cheap or Expensive?
We all know that when you are on a budget you always choose the cheapest item whether it is clothing or cosmetics. but it is worth it?
Cheap- If you are purchasing cheap mascara then you get what you paid for simple. Meaning you purchase a mascara for $10 its most likely to smudge or even worse irritate your eyes. Buying cheap can be harmful toxins in cosmetics.
Expensive- Now this is a hard one.... You could get an expensive mascara but what are you paying for? Are you paying for the brand or the quality? and in this expensive mascara do you know what the ingredients are? is it chemical free mascara?
So What is the best band to choose
Do your research. Choose what is the best suited for you whether it is for the best natural looking mascara and of course the mascara that doesn't irritate eyes.
There are many alternative cosmetic products that use vegan and organic ingredients. When it comes to cosmetics, plant based and mineral ingredients (animal-product free) trump animal based ingredients for several reasons. Many consumers are making the switch to more environmentally friendly choices to support animal-free and eco-friendly products. Where possible we select Certified Organic, Australian Produced ingredients, such as Certified Organic Shea Butter; Certified Organic Castor Oil; Certified Organic Sucrose; Certified Organic Jojoba Oil; Certified Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil... just to name a few.
4 reasons why you should be wearing vegan makeup.
1) Plant-based and mineral-based natural ingredients are a superior alternative to animal based cosmetics. Plant based medicines and natural therapies have been used for centuries and inherently contain beneficial properties that sooth, calm and heal your skin. Ingredients such as shea butter, castor oil and jojoba oil have been used throughout the ages and are extremely beneficial to your skin.
2) Our cosmetic range is not tested on animals. Why would you want to put an innocent animal through all sorts of pain and suffering just to wear a makeup product? Our cosmetic range is made in Australia and meets all criteria in relation to no animal-testing of ingredients and finished product.
3) Cosmetics have been used right back to early civilisations such as ancient Egyptians and Greeks however they used natural ingredients from their surroundings. It has only been recently that the ingredients have changed dramatically and have been replaced with chemicals and other synthetic ingredients - the side effects of their use are often not know! Why risk it? Stick with what is natural.
4) Do you know what the animal based ingredients featuring in so many modern cosmetic products actually are? If the following list of animal ingredients makes you feel uneasy, you know it is time to make the switch to vegan cosmetics.
Hyaluronic Acid. When animal-derived, a protein found in umbilical cords and the fluids around the joints. Used in cosmetics and some medical applications.
Shark Liver Oil. Used in lubricating creams and lotions.
Snails. In some cosmetics (crushed).
Turtle Oil. Sea Turtle Oil. From the muscles and genitals of giant sea turtles. In soap, skin creams, nail creams, other cosmetics. Alternatives: vegetable emollients.
TK's Cosmetics are proud to bring to you a range of vegan, organic and mineral based cosmetics that are Australian made.
Do you want long, luscious lashes? Can you really be bothered with the mess, fuss and hot glue that comes with falsies?
Microfibre lashes are like extensions for your lashes. They can triple the length of your lashes in minutes!TK's Eyelash Extensions can open up your eyes to make you look younger and sexier, and they are the perfect accessory for a night out.I really like microfibre lashes as they deposit fibres directly onto your own lashes. I have used all kinds of mascaras and false lashes and my favourite by far are microfibre lash extensions. Instead of mixing the fibres with the mascara (like other products do), we have two tubes. One tube has the fibres and the second tube has our unique 'transplanting gel'. This is similar to a thick mascara.
Here is how I use microfibre lashes. First, I apply the transplanting gel and then I apply the fibres and follow up with a sealing coat of the gel again.
I then repeat this a few times until I achieve the long, luscious lashes and level of fullness that I like.
It's important to seal the fibres with the gel to ensure long lasting lashes. They will stay in place until you decide to wash them off.
Luxe - without leaving the comfort of your own home."
Do you want thicker, healthier and longer lashes and brows?
Have you ever damaged your lashes with fake eyelash glue?
Do you want to use completely natural and proven ingredients?
TK's Lash and Brow Rejuventor is an all natural serum that enhances and promotes the growth of lash and brow hairs. This serum contains Marshmallow Root extract as one of its key, natural ingredients.
Marshmallow Root is a completely natural ingredient that has been used for thousands of years due to its medicinal properties. It is an African plant that was even mentioned in Homer's Illiad written close to 3,000 years ago. Ancient cultures including the Greeks, Indians and Egyptians found many uses for the herb.
No, it's not the fluffy white sweet treat that you may be accustomed to. Rather, it is a root of the herb Althea officinalis.
Soothing effect on inflamed membranes
Helps with hair ailments - it soothes and relieves an irritated scalp
It is used in shampoo and conditioners due to its 'slippery' properties that helps in removing tangles and knots
You can drink it in tea
Your Lashes and Brows
TK's Lash and Brow Rejuvenator is a safe and natural way to rebuild, rejuvenate, thicken and lengthen your lashes. The formula is modeled on a product used in medicine - the scientists noticed their lashes were getting thicker and longer. Give this one a try this season and be impressed with the results!
Your brows are actually the window to your soul, not your eyes! The shape and style of your brows can actually make or break your look. Here at TK’s Lashes and Cosmetics we believe in natural beauty, however we also believe in the power of a strong eyebrow and the empowerment that comes with ‘perfect brows’.
There is a new wave of ‘brow-lebrity’ out there today – celebrities who are pushing their unique style statements through power brows and statement arches. Women like Emilia Clarke, Rita Ora and our favourite, Cara Delevigne. Of course, they have access to star stylists and we don’t. Not to worry though…here are our top 4 eyebrow mistakes you commonly make and what to do instead to achieve perfect brows. We also have a special offer available for you, so read on!
Image: Benefit Cosmetics
Mistake 1: Removing 'unibrow' hair and creating too big of a gap
Nobody likes a unibrow and we should remove unwanted hairs from our eyebrow gap however exercise caution! Do not pluck/wax/thread more than you need to. You will end up with an unnatural look.
Instead: hold a makeup brush vertically between your outer nostril and/or the inner corner of your eye. This is the limit of where you should remove hair.
Image: Eduardo Gallegos via 500px
Mistake 2: Colouring your hair and eyebrows the same colour
Your colour does not have to match (and please don’t use hair colour on your brows it is the wrong product) and actually looks better with a slight contrast. In the case of bottle blondes you can really make a statement by keeping your natural brown brows or trying one of several TK’s Eyebrow Enhancer shades to create a look of contract be it subtle or strong.
Mistake 3: Sparsely-haired eyebrows
Some women over pluck their brows, others have naturally sparse or thin eyebrows. Either way, sparse brows can look a little unloved when they don’t need to.
Mistake 4: Don’t over tweeze the tops of your brows
The result of over tweezing the tops of your eyebrows is that you can loose your natural arch, it can look messy and you don’t want to make a mistake!
Instead: only tweeze your unibrow, the bottoms or any stray hair that is well and truly out of place. Have you tried eyebrow waxing or threading? They are both excellent methods for achieving perfect brows without the stress of total disaster or brow-ageddon.
You can buy TK's Brow Extender right here.
Try TK's Eyebrow Enhancer for perfect eyebrows everytime. Master the art of the perfect brow and go for a natural arch, shade and texture. For sculpting and filling in perfect eyebrows with natural tiny fibres & natural Italian Mineral Clay. The ultra fine formulated powder is infused with pure sea minerals and a fine blend of herbs & precious ingredients. Soft powder finish (free hand or with brow stencil). Apply our brow extender directly onto brows where brows are needed. The Terra Powder in the product instantly fills in those less than perfect spots in the eyebrow.
Gone are the days of over plucked, narrow and sparse brows. Today's look consists of thicker, statement brows that frame your face. It really is all about thickness. Embrace it.
So, how do you achieve the perfect brow? We have compiled several great eyebrow hacks below to guide you on your quest for the perfect brow.
1) Where Do Your Eyebrows Start And End? Do I Have An Arch?
Use a pencil or brush to connect the side of your nose with the inside of your eye - this then indicates the start of your brow. This technique can show you your arch and the end of your brow.
Why is this important? Well, this shows you where you should start applying your colour/makeup products. You will want to start your brows in the right place (on both sides of your face to create symmetry), you will know where your arch should start and should rise to, and you will know where to start tapering off your brows at the finish.
Using an eye pencil, you can add shape to the tops and bottoms of your brow, keeping in mind where they start, end and the arch. You can blend in colour to achieve a full, thick and healthy look. TK's Brow Extender is perfect for this.
Using a white liner, you can add a white shadow to the tops and bottoms of your brows. Blend the white into your natural skin colour. The result is beautiful brows that really pop and help to frame your face.
For sculpting and filling in perfect eyebrows with natural tiny fibres & natural Italian Mineral Clay. Apply our brow extender directly onto brows where brows are needed. The Terra Powder in the product instantly fills in those less than perfect spots in the eyebrow.
What is in TK's Eyebrow Extender?
The ultra fine formulated powder is infused with pure sea minerals and a fine blend of herbs & precious ingredients. Soft powder finish (free hand or with brow stencil).
How do I use TK's Eyebrow Extender?
Remove TK's special applying wand from the bottle
Starting from the inside of the brow, gently follow the natural shape of your own eyebrows using gentle strokes.
Use the natural flow of your own eyebrow to extend the shape and length you require. The more you apply the darker the shade becomes.
TK’s Lashes Eyebrow Extender is perfect for those light 'touch ups' or fantastic for making a dramatic look for stage or screen. A great product that is really easy to apply and fantastic to use. Long Lasting!
To get you ready for a long, hot summer we have compiled a list of our 5 hottest makeup looks this summer.
1) Dusty pastel eyeshadows, sweeping right up to the brow bone. Dusty pastels that sweep across the eyelid and right up to the brows to create a pastel pop throwback to the 70’s.
2) Contouring Trend: either with foundation or bronze tanner for a longer wearing contour. The hottest contouring trend this summer doesn’t involved foundation. You can still create high cheekbones and sweeping features. The mystery product? Tanning cream. Build up the application to achieve desired effect. Use a stippling brush to blend.
3) White Eyeliner for fresh eyes and enhanced brows. Apply white eyeliner around corner of eyes and on brow bones, blend well. Creates vibrant, fresh and alert eyes.
4) Lip Tints: For flaming colour or sultry stains, 100% smear proof, layer colours for 24 hour, high impact liquid lips.
5) Black Liquid Eyeliner for Winged Tip Eyes: Use black liquid eyeliner to create a clean and slightly flicked look, or be bold and exaggerate the look for intensity.
You can pluck your way to the perfect brow with these 4 tips. Well groomed eyebrows help to define your face, balance your features and enhance your eyes. Read more below to get our top 4 tips for perfectly plucked brows, how you can maintain this look and what you can do once you have plucked your way to perfection.
Find the start of your eyebrow! It may sound obvious, however when you locate the exact starting point of your eyebrow (or pluck away excess hairs to redefine a new starting point) you actually enhance the features of your face.
Start by holding your tweezers upside down and point the end down. Align the end of your tweezers with the outer edge of your nose. Hold your tweezers vertical and this will show you where your eyebrow should start. Using an eye-pencil, draw a faint vertical line to indicate the start of your brow. Pluck away the stray eyebrow hairs.
Find your end point. Using your tweezers, press them at an angle between your cheek to connect the outer edge of your nose and the outer corner of your eye. The point where your tweezers intersect your eyebrow shall become your end point! Mark this point with your eye-pencil and then pluck away excess hair.
You should now have a defined start point and end point to your eyebrows. Brow perfection is literally now only 2 steps away. Read on.
Adjust the thickness of your brow accordingly. Start with your eye-pencil and draw a line along the base of your eyebrow. You can either follow the natural curve of your eyebrow or, raise the middle slightly so that you accentuate a very cool eyebrow arch. Again, pluck away any hairs below your thickness indicating line. For thicker brows, make sure you draw your line a little lower under your eyebrow. For thinner eyebrows, you can raise the level of the line your draw slightly.
To raise your brow arch, place a dot in the middle of your eyebrow. This dot should be above the outer rim of your iris and also directly above your cheek bone. You can then remove a row of hairs from the point. After the arch peak is shaped, shape the tail of your eyebrow to a gentle taper.
Once you have created your desired shape it is simply a matter of now maintaining this look. A quick brow inspection once every 2 weeks and the removal of any unwanted regrowth should see your brows in a constant state of perfection.
We often have ladies asking us how to create the perfect brow. There are many elements that you can work on to get this right. Some commonly asked questions include:
What if I have thin eyebrow hair?
What if my eyebrow hair colour is too light?
How do I increase thickness in my brows?
How can I take my brows from day to night and achieve a completely different look?
You can buy TK's Brow Extender right here
The answer is TK's Eyebrow Extender - the ultimate eyebrow enhancer that is stocked in over 600 salons throughout Australia and New Zealand. Plucking your eyebrows is just step 1. Finish your eyebrows, create perfect texture, thickness and colour all in under 60 seconds with TK's semi-permanent Eyebrow Extender.
The trend of contouring has become a widespread phenomena, allowing women to sharpen both their facial and bodily features with simple swipes of darker foundation. But now, there is another way of contouring your face without the heaviness of an additional foundation. Using the product in question will not only contour your face with makeup, but ensure that look stays without it.
The product in question is tanning cream. Yes, you read that right. Hear us out - the advantage of contouring your face using this unorthodox product is the ability to build up the application as you please and it guarantees a natural finish.
To ensure the best results and more importantly give you the most control of application, the tanning cream must be thick. Here is what you need and how to create the look:
What you need:
Before you do anything, take note that your application of the method will depend on your skin tone - if you have fairer skin, lighter strokes are optimal whilst if you have a medium and darker skin tone, you can apply the cream with more weighty strokes.
Apply a line of tanning cream sweeping up your cheekbone with an angle brush
Blend out the tanning cream with your stippling brush
JAWLINE AND NECK
Line your jaw with the cream using an angle brush
Blend down the neck with careful strokes
Apply vaseline along your hairline to stop any tanning cream from discolouring your hair
Create guide lines with the cream before hair line using an angle brush
Blend the cream with a stippling brush
OR dip stippling in tanning cream and do same
Line your nose with the cream from the bridge to the tip and back up using an angle brush
Blend out with your stippling brush
Allow the tanning cream to dry and if need be, follow with your usual makeup routine. To ensure your contouring lasts longer, apply twice a day.
And voila! Sharper, more striking features with or without makeup!
To enhance your new contoured features, why not try a terrific blusher or bronzer to complete your new look? TK's Cosmetics has two suitable products and they are both VEGAN and ORGANIC - great for you and great for the environment. View TK's Cosmetics Bronzer here and view TK's Cosmetics Blusher here.
TK's Cosmetics represents a modern and ethical approach to beautiful for women of all ages.