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By z4028141130, Jun 6 2017 10:00AM

Eyeliner may seem like a simple makeup product on the surface, but if you dig a little deeper you will discover some interesting history, modern day developments and alternative uses and techniques

for the humble eyeliner.

Here are 10 fun facts, tips and tricks for you to embrace and share with your friends.

1.It all started in Ancient Egypt

It’s extremely likely that eyeliner was the first makeup item to be invented and we are eternally grateful. The Ancient Egyptians first used kohl liner back in 10,000 BC, little did they know that

it would be just as important today.

2.Eyeliner wasn’t always used for aesthetic purposes

The Egyptians used it to ward off evil spirits and protect their eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. It wasn’t until the 1920’s when Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered that eyeliner came to the

western world where it continues to be worn to make the eye area more appealing.

3.1920’s liner was toxic

During the 1920’s, the kohl eyeliner was made of some very harmful ingredients such as lead, copper and antimony. Thankfully, safer eyeliners were later developed to create this staple makeup bag

item which are now kind enough for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

4.The permanently perfect winged eyeliner

We all know how hard it is to get the flicks of our eyeliner even. What starts out as a subtle flick can quickly escalate into an Amy Winehouse inspired look after too many attempted corrections.

With a permanent eyeliner treatment, you can have the perfect winged eyeliner everyday with no effort! This is becoming increasingly popular and has been adopted by a huge array of celebs and bloggers too.

5.It’s all about the optical illusion

Eyeliner can be used to change the appearance of your eyes. Lining the whole eye with dark eyeliner will make your eyes look smaller and just outlining the outer edge will make your eyes appear

bigger. Line the water line with a nude or white coloured pencil and this will open the eyes even more. It’s a top models best kept secret!

6.Combine colours for the ultimate eyeliner look

To make your eye colour really stand out, we recommend you use a subtle pop of colour on the lower lash line to compliment a darker colour on the top lash line. An olive green is great for hazel

eyes, blue and grey look amazing on blue eyes, sea-green is ideal for green eyes and purple is perfect for brown eyes. This duel coloured look can be achieved using traditional cosmetics but permanent makeup is perfect for beautifully defined eyes 24/7.

7.Ballet dancers loved eyeliner

In the 1900’s a group of Russian Ballet dancers would pirouette and leap around the stage sporting very dramatic eyeliner which in turn inspired the likes of Helena Rubenstein and Elizabeth Arden

to create eye make up for everyone.

8.It was used for legs too

During the second World War, liner was used to fake a seam down the back of the leg to mimic the look of stockings when there was a shortage in materials. We’re sure that took some skills to get

the line perfectly straight! We’ll stick to pre-printed stockings and our trusted liner thanks.

9.Our eyes are not symmetrical

Do you know that we all have one eye that’s slightly smaller or more hooded than the other? It’s perfectly normal as our faces are not symmetrical. So, next time you’re struggling to get your eyeliner

perfect with disappointing results, don’t beat yourself about it. You can always leave it to the professionals and opt for a permanent eyeliner treatment as a classy and easy alternative.

10.It’s not just for the ladies

Men also used to wear heavy graphic eyeliner to create an almond shape to the eyes. Nowadays you’re more likely to see some subtle guy liner along the lash line to naturally enhance the eyes.

How many of these facts and tips were you already familiar with? With plenty of looks out there to create, from a lash enhancement to a striking latino flick, take a look at Daphne's photo's of

eyeliner treatments for further inspiration.

By z4028141130, Jun 4 2017 10:00AM

Love it or hate it, many of us spend nearly an hour every day on our hair, skincare and makeup and, because of our increasingly busy lives, there’s now less and less time to spend on preening ourselves to perfection. If you’re spending a little longer on your everyday beauty regime than you’d like to, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate your routine and save some precious time. Just think of all the things you could do; prepare your breakfast and lunch for the busy day ahead, go for a brisk walk, watch an episode of your favourite programme, have an extra half an hour in bed…? Give us a call and find out how we can make your life a little easier!! 01822 610404

By z4028141130, Jun 2 2017 10:00AM

When it comes to waking up with the perfect eyebrows to envy all others, there are two techniques that are used in the industry; traditional Permanent Makeup and Microblading. But what’s the difference

between the two techniques and what fabulous results can each treatment offer? Well, we’re here to give you the low down!


Permanent makeup is the most common phrase used but terms such as Micropigmentation and permanent cosmetics are also used to describe the same procedure. For permanent eyebrows, as well as lip

and eyeliner treatments, a cosmetic tattooing machine is used to gently implant pigment into the skin using a variety of fine needles. It’s different from a regular tattoo machine in that the frequency is much lower meaning the pigment is implanted closer

to the surface. Some would say the sensation feels like an electric toothbrush pressed against the skin; a little uncomfortable but not too painful.

There are a variety of looks you can opt for when choosing your permanent makeup treatments. If it’s a dramatic powder brow you are looking for to mimic the look of makeup, you’ve got it. If it’s

more realistic brows you’re looking for go for a procedure using individual strokes to create your desired brow shape, go for it. You can also opt for bright lips, natural lip blush, subtle lash enhancement or feline latino eyeliner flicks – the choice is



Microblading is a slightly different technique that’s still firmly in the tattooing family, meaning pigment is implanted into the skin, but a precision hand tool is used instead of a machine. The

beauty of microblading is that the hair-like strokes you can achieve are so fine that it’s the most hyper-realistic treatment yet, it’s no wonder that it’s often referred to as ‘eyebrow embroidery’.

A microblading technician meticulously draws each hair stroke onto the skin to follow the direction and length of the existing hairs. If there are no hairs present, not to worry, a skilled technician

can create beautiful brows that suit your face shape and mimic that of a natural brow. The channels created by the microblading technique are closer to the surface then when using a machine and the needles used are even sharper, meaning even more precise and

finer hair strokes can be created. If you want the most natural looking treatment that no one could ever guess you’ve had, this is ‘the’ treatment to go for.

Whichever procedure you opt for the possibilities are endless. But don’t worry,Daphne will be able to advise exactly what treatment to go for and tailor everything to your natural features.

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