Got Lash Extensions? Easy 3 Step Makeup Routine

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The beautiful thing about lash extensions is they’re a time saver. You wake up in the morning with full fringe, giving you the option to skip the mascara and still look put together.

But what if you want to add a little glam? Can you still wear eye makeup with lash extensions? The answer is YES!

3 Step makeup routine

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This three-step makeup routine only requires three products: a primer, an eyeshadow palette, and an eyeliner. You’ve already got beautiful lashes so, we’re skipping the mascara.

1. Apply Primer. First, apply an oil-free primer as a base to help your eye makeup last longer. (Laura Mercier has a great oil-free foundation primer.)

2. Sweep on Eyeshadow. Next, sweep a neutral powder shadow over the lid, a darker shadow in the crease, and a highlighting shadow in the inner corner of your eyes. Like your primer, make sure you’re using an oil-free product.

Now you can stop here, but if you want to add a little more glam, proceed to step 3…

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3. Line Eyes. Finally, apply liner along the lash line. Be sure to use an oil-free gel, pencil, or powder eyeliner. There are a variety out there like Stila’s Smudge Pot.

TIP: Use eyeshadow as a liner, it’s easier to remove!

Make Sure Your Products Are Oil-Free

Using the right kind of products will ensure you don’t inadvertently weaken the bond of your lash extensions.

When purchasing your products make sure they’re OIL-FREE. Products containing oil can break down the lash bond. Also steer clear of waterproof products which are difficult to remove and can irritate the eyes.

How to Remove Your Eye Makeup

When it’s time to wash away the day’s glam, we recommend Fresh Faced Gentle Cleanser and Foam Pump Bottle (both are available at La Belle, $20). It removes makeup and is pH balanced for the eyes.


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Call 302-656-0555, 302-378-8880 to schedule your appointment. And for more great lash care tips, check out our post Lash Care: Maintaining Your Fringe.

Dry Winter Skin: 5 Must-Have Serums and Moisturizers

Snowflakes are pretty, flaky skin, not so much. Winter’s cold temps and bitter winds strip moisture from your skin. Depending on your skin type, you may experience flaking, itching, tightening, even redness.

Restore moisture to your skin with a hydrating serum and moisturizer. Here are a few of our favorites from the Sorella Apothecary line, available for purchase at both La Belle locations.

(For tips on how to properly apply your serums and moisturizers, check out our post: How to Layer Your Skincare Products for Max Results.)


1. Pomegranate Acai Antioxidant Serum

Rejuvenate dry and tired winter skin with the Pomegranate Acai, a hydrating serum featuring antioxidants and vitamins.

Added Bonus: This serum also minimizes the effects of stress and fatigue. Apply before your moisturizer.


2. Main Squeeze Hydrating Serum

You’ll soon want to make this serum your “main squeeze” (pun intended).

The Main Squeeze Hydrating Serum features Hyaluronic Acid and Snow Mushroom Extract to ensure lightweight hydration.

Apply before your moisturizer for proper absorption.


3. The Balm

Got combo skin? The Balm is great for almost all skin types because it won’t clog your pores.

Warm up the moisturizer in your hands (it’s a beeswax base), then apply.

Soon your dehydrated skin will be a distant memory.


4. Daily Greens Moisturizer

Daily Greens is an ultra-light moisturizer that hydrates your skin without clogging pores, and it absorbs excess oil.

This moisturizer also delivers to your skin a daily dose of vitamins A, B, C, E and K, plus hydration and lightening from effective extracts and antioxidants.


5. Blueberry Milk Moisturizer

Blueberry Milk Moisturizer nourishes your skin with aloe, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C to repair dry skin.

The fresh blueberries also work as a natural astringent and tighten the skin. What more could a gal ask for?


Improve absorption of your skincare products by scheduling a dermaplaning session.

Give us a call at 302-656-0555302-378-8880 to book your service.