5 reasons we love black
From your eyes to your hair and fingertips, adding black goodies to your beauty bag is a sure-fire way to amp up your look.
If you need more convincing to flaunt the darkest of shades, here are five ways we use (and love) black when it comes to beauty...
#1: DO A DRAMATIC WINGED EYE
Want to highlight your peepers? Add a slick of black eyeliner to your lids. Whether you’re on a mission to look pretty and polished, glam or grungy, a black winged eye will do all the hard work for you – all you need is liquid liner and a steady hand!
#2: AMP UP YOUR LASHES
Are you the not-so-proud owner of short, straight lashes, or blonde ones like yours truly? Well, you probably already own a blacker-than-black mascara that lengthens, curls and thickens. To really pump up the volume and add more drama, choose a mascara with a thick bristled brush and apply two coats, starting at the base of your lashes and twirling it all the way up to the tips.
#3: PURIFY YOUR SKIN
If I told you that using black skin care products would help to give you a clean complexion, would you believe me? Well, ladies, it’s time to switch out your creamy white skin care formulations for these black beauties from Bioré® Skincare.
So, why are their formulas black and why, pray tell, are they so good for your skin? This particular range contains charcoal. One of the benefits of charcoal is that it helps to draw out dirt and oil from deep within pores for cleaner, healthier-looking skin – and explains why the formulas come out black. Start by cleansing your skin with the Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser or Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar, and then buff away impurities and pore-clogging dead skin cells with a dollop of the Charcoal Pore Minimiser.
Once a week, treat your complexion to a deep cleansing charcoal facial with the Self-Heating One Minute Mask with Charcoal, and rid your skin of ingrained dirt and oil with the Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips – yep, they’re black too!
#4: MAKE YOUR MANI MORE GLAM
Nothing screams drama more than coating your nails in a shiny black nail polish. When it comes to pulling off a black mani, there are a few rules to follow: keep your nails short and square, always apply two coats, and finish with a top coat for megawatt shine.
#5: COVERING GREYS
For those ladies out there with naturally black hair, you’ll know how hard it is to hide those telltale grey strands once they start setting in. The solution? Embrace the covering qualities of black hair dye, a black hair mascara or stick, and dark-coloured dry shampoo. Greys? What greys?
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