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Team Tries: Peel-Off Makeup

Peel-off lips eyebrows

Say hello to the latest (and slightly unusual) trend on the beauty block. Originating from South Korea (SoKo), peel-off makeup has been causing quite a storm!

There’s something undeniably satisfying about peeling a mask off your face – or even nail polish. But the thought of peeling off makeup just doesn’t sound like something that would work. So in the name of beauty and to pass a GLOSSY judgement on these wacky trends, I personally tried them both so you don’t have to!

There are two main types – tints for eyebrows and for and lips. 

Eyebrows: Etude House Tint My Brows Gel

This tint is trending on YouTube so I just had to try it. I bought mine from amazon for only £7.75.

Described as a leave-in, natural looking brow tint, it comes in 3 different colours: brown, light brown and grey brown. I went for the grey-brown option which, in retrospect, was definitely too dark for my naturally blonde brows.

eyebrow tint

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Firstly, I cleansed my eyebrows and slightly trimmed them so the peel was not too painful!

I then pasted the thick gel onto my eyebrows in the desired shape.

The instructions say leave for at least a couple of hours or even overnight, but since this looked so scary and turned my blonde brows black immediately, I only left it on for just one hour!

eyebrow tint

The Peel

This did not peel in the slightest – probably because I was worried that they’d go too dark and I only left it on for one hour (despite the recommended two).

Verdict

So would I recommend this product to Glossies? I would definitely stick to your usual brow tint appointment or just use a brow pencil like the MAC Brow Sculpt Pencil, £16.50.  Yes it’s a fun fad but it’s not a good substitute to your usual regime. Plus, when I tried to cleanse it off in panic it died my skin grey around my brows – in hindsight, I would definitely recommend smoothing a small amount of Vaseline on to the surrounding skin!

Berrisom Opps My Lip Tint Pack

Now onto the lips! This comes in 9 different shades that range from a hot bright pink to purple and it’s £8 a shade.

I went for ‘Lovely Peach’ – so nothing too radical as it claims to last 12 hours!

I know some tints can leave your lips feeling dehydrated so I was delighted to read this tint contains papaya extract, aloe vera, collagen and honey extract to keep your lips moist.

Before I began, I prepped my lips using the GLAMGLOW Poutmud Fizzy Lip Exfoliating Treatment, £16.20a sugar based exfoliator that leaves lips smooth and silky!

I then applied the thick gel and left it to set for 20 minutes! I was  relieved how much quicker than the eyebrow process this was.

The Peel

This actually peeled off and revealed a cute pinky hue on my lips. I then layered my EOS Visibly Soft Coconut Milk Smooth Sphere Lip Balm, £5.20, on top for hydration and shine because despite the promises, my lips felt really chapped.

Verdict

This was so much fun and you only have to wait 15 minutes. I would recommend trying this fad but it’s no substitute for a good lippy and as mentioned above – it can be slightly drying.

It didn’t last 12 hours, it was more like 4 but why not give it a go.

peel off lip tint

 

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Lydia Woodward

Lydia Woodward

The Queen Of Curls

I am always searching for future trends - beauty, fashion, hair, you name it! I’ve tried every foundation under the sun and love trying up-and-coming makeup brands to compare them with the big names. Variety is the spice of life and my makeup bag is definitely wide-ranging.