Valentine’s day, a holiday which divides the world in two: those who love it and always celebrate it, and those who hate it and do not want to know anything about it.
Whether you celebrate it with a candlelight dinner, a romantic stroll, or a pyjama party with your girlfriends, here are 5 last minute beauty tips by Cotoneve to be ready (almost) on time.
#1 AT FULL SCRUB aka how to obtain a smooth and silky skin in less than 10 minutes
A constant skin care being taken for granted, thanks to all the good habits we mentioned already in several articles, it is possible to obtain a silky skin in less than 10 minutes with a simple gesture: the scrub.
The scrub is an important gesture of beauty, which favours cell renewal and activates the microcirculation of the skin, reinvigorating it and making it smoother. Scrub should be performed once a week on wet skin, to help maintain your skin elastic and healthy.
Here is how to do it:
SUPER FAST FACE SCRUB
In a small container mix two spoons of olive, coconut or sweet almonds oil with a spoon of coffee. Mix the compound and apply it on dampened skin. You can also use Cotoneve Active Visage exfoliating pad, with ergonomic handle. Its very soft bristles will exert a massaging action on your skin, exfoliating it thanks also to the mechanical action of coffee.
BODY SCRUB UNDER THE SHOWER
While you are under the shower, you can take the opportunity to make a quick scrub, thanks to Cotoneve Natural Scrub glove in Sisal. You can either use it directly on your skin with your favourite bath foam or apply a nourishing oil on your wet skin and take advantage of both the exfoliating action of the glove and the nourishing effect of the oil. Smooth and silky skin in a single gesture.
To know more about constant skin care read “TOP WELLNESS ROUTINE: MAKE EVERY BEAUTY GESTURE 100% EFFECTIVE BY AVOIDING THESE 11 BEAUTY MISTAKES” and “6 CORRECT HABITS OF BEAUTY AND WELL-BEING UNDER THE SHOWER”
#2 HYDRATE AND NOURISH WITH A QUICK AND SUPER EFFECTIVE FACE MASK aka the do-it-yourself sheet mask with cotton pads
It is now known that the quickest and most effective way to moisturize and nourish the skin is to apply a sheet mask on a regular basis, but what can you do in case you don’t have one at hand?
Simple, you can create one yourself with the maxi cotton pads and with ingredients you have in your pantry. We tried it with an emulsion of extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, honey and chamomile tea and the result was immediately evident. Mix the different ingredients well, dip the maxi cotton pads inside the mixture and apply them all over your face, leaving them on from 5 to 10, or even 15 minutes.
Ps: if you also want a decongestant effect you can keep the soaked cotton pads in the freezer for a few minutes before applying them on your skin. Result: toned, nourished and regenerated skin.
#3 ENLIGHTEN YOUR LOOK aka the care of the eye area to be implemented right away to seduce anyone instantly
Of course we recommend a permanent and continuous care for the eye area, but fortunately, there are also some last minute solutions to enlighten your look and make it super seductive in a few minutes.
EXPRESS REMEDY FOR A TIRED LOOK AND SWOLLEN EYES
Among granny’s beauty remedies we remind an eye patch with cotton pads soaked in chamomile tea, which is suitable for different treatments of the area. For a super-fast action, keep the pads soaked with chamomile tea in the freezer for a few minutes and then apply them on your eyes. The soothing action of chamomile together with the decongestant effect of cold will give relief to your look and make it bright.
Would you like to discover all the secrets of a luminous look? Read the entire article about the eye area by clicking here.
#4 NO MAKE-UP MAKE-UP aka putting on make-up to look natural is more difficult than putting on make-up to show it
If you love a natural look but you want to cover that last-minute traitor pimple, we have the solution!
COVER THE IMPERFECTIONS BY UNIFORMING THE SKIN
You don’t need many products to uniform all types of imperfections. If you need to cover some light skin spots the BB cream is enough, but for the pimples you will have to work meticulously:
- Take a cotton bud, wet its tips and leave it in the freezer for a few minutes. The ideal cotton bud for this operation is Cotoneve Jumbo with Tea Tree Oil. Place it on the red dot and let the cold act on the area, it will mitigate the inflammation.
- Now that the area is less red, apply a green or yellow primer to cover the redness. If you don’t have a primer or a correction fluid, see point 3.
- Apply your foundation on the faulty dot with the tip of your finger, gently dabbing. Apply face powder on it, then the foundation again. Make sure to uniform your make-up with the Cotoneve Soft Visage sponge, which will absorb excess product, for a natural effect on skin.
#5 THE FINE ART OF APPLYING EYE-LINER AND LIPSTICK aka how to at least fix the imperfections without having to do everything from the beginning
Many professional make-up artists confided to us that Cotoneve Dual Perfectioning cosmetic applicators are never missing in their beauty kit. If they use them, imagine us, common clumsy.
HOW TO CORRECT EYE-LINER
First of all, patience. Try to keep a steady hand, start with a very thin line. To draw the “little tail” let’s take the eyebrows as reference, following their direction towards the outer side of the eye. If you make the wrong line do not draw it again, correct it with the fine tip of the Cotoneve applicator, otherwise you risk the dread “panda effect”.
HOW TO CORRECT LIPSTICK
Regardless of how you apply lipstick, the risk of smearing it is always lurking. Some tricks can help you to be precise: the lip liner pencil to be applied as a guide, the handkerchief to be tightened to remove excesses. If you wish more precision and you do not have a lip brush at hand, you can use the flat tip of Cotoneve Dual Perfectioning applicator. Use the precision tip, instead, to correct the borders and you will be perfect!
Finally, don’t forget to put on the most important thing, which does not even require corrections nor touch ups: a beautiful smile and many many good vibes!
Good wellness to all of you! 😉