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Tara: My eyelashes haven't grown through completely yet. So I was wondering if I should be using more organic mascara. Does mascara actually hurt it?
Patrick Swan, Image Consultant: Now, I do believe that really if you're going to be wearing a waterproof mascara that that actually is a lot harder to shift and you need to have oils to take that off with.
But just a regular mascara, I have no problem with as far as there being any chemicals that I would find too scary.
If you've got short lashes, you're looking for lengthening mascara. If you've got thin lashes, you're looking for volume, and, again, if you've got long lashes, many times you only need to put the mascara near the root of the lash as it is.
But when your eyelashes are first coming back, I think that, really, if you can just put a little bit of oil on them, many times, many times that will actually give them that fearing they're starting to look a little thicker.
Because even a little bit of olive oil on the lashes can be a bit moisturizing and nourishing to them.
If you've lost your lashes, then you can actually use a brown pencil, a soft brown coloured pencil, and put that on your lashline.
But I'm going to show that, actually, on Fatiah, because she actually has less lashes than you.
This is what I would recommend is to take a soft brown pencil, and you're looking for something really soft.
Even though you've got gray hair, that doesn't necessarily mean that you've got to wear a gray pencil.
You sometimes can even still do black, but I find that, really, many times even for daytime that brown is just a little bit softer.
And as you have very little lashes, you'll find that this really will help sort of strengthen.
Now, look up that way for me. Now, again, this will tickle a little bit. And I'm gonna put this pencil on the inside of your lashline.
And I want you to look down toward your nose and I'm going to lift up your lashline. And I'm going to put that little bit of pencil right at the lashline. And that does tickle, but you'll find that by putting it there, it just tends to strengthen the lashline a little bit more.
And you are another person I would put brows on, because, again, that really will be really giving you that strength.
And so as you do have very short brows, let me just put a little bit of colour.
And, again, with this I would use a gray colour to sort of fit in with your own natural hair colour.
And, again, just very quickly just go over that same points, and it's a little bit of a line; a soft line.
And the nice thing about using a powder is the fact that it does allow you to control how much you want to put on your face as far as the amount of colour.
Now, you'll always find that the powder, again, is easier to manipulate.
And as long as you make sure that you never wash this brush, it'll also allow you to not have to use too much product whenever you're trying to create a soft line around the brow area.
Fatiah: That's great. That's much better. Thank you.
Patrick Swan: But it's interesting. It does make you look younger. It just does trick.
People need to put colour on their face.
And, again, that's where I find that really putting a little bit of blush, many times, again, does more of a trick for you than now.
So, again, I'll take these little cream blushes, because I believe in cream as far as blush goes. And give me a big smile.
And, again, just a little touch in your cheek will give you just a little bit of colour to your face. And it just helps to sort of bring back life into the face.
And it makes you look as if, almost, you've been out in the sun that very first day you get a little bit of sun, and especially if you're a woman who has colour in your skin, you can carry more colour.
And that was just putting those little dots of colour on your face just give that face that little bit more feeling of life to it.
And even with Topaz, I'm not going to use orange on her because you've got more of a yellow-orange base, so I'm going to go with something a little bit pinker.
And again, just give me a big smile. And just a little bit of pink, even, into the face, if you've got a pale complexion, pink actually will tend to make you look as if you're healthier again.
We're just giving you a little bit of colour back and making you look healthy as opposed to making you look as if you've got a full foundation on.
So, does that help?
Woman: Yes, thank you.
Patrick Swan: Fantastic.
Short lashes = lengthening mascara
Thin lashes = volumising mascara
New lashes = olive oil to moisturize
Use a soft brown pencil to strengthen your lashline
For natural eyebrows use a powder that matches your hair colour.
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