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The 10 Most Googled Beauty Questions Of 2018

The 10 Most Googled Beauty Questions Of 2018

Ever wondered what beauty secrets everyone wants to know the answer to? Well, Google has just revealed the most searched queries of 2018. From how to apply magnetic lashes to fixing cakey makeup, we’re counting down the new year by answering the 10 most googled beauty questions of 2018.

10. What Concealer To Use?

I’m not surprised this was the tenth most googled beauty question in 2018. Finding the right shade and texture of concealer to match your skin colour and type is no mean feat. So, to help you Glossies find the concealer for you, here’s a quick guide:

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  • For Oily Skin: I’d recommend using a mattifying concealer to prevent shininess. Opt for a stick or powder concealer, they’ll stop your makeup from slipping.
  • For Dry Skin: If your skin is prone to dryness, I’d suggest using a creamy concealer. Liquid and stick concealers have the most hydrating formulas, but don’t forget to moisturise before applying anything onto your skin.
  • For Normal Skin: Lucky you! All concealer textures work on your skin type. All you need to do is find the shade that best matches your complexion.
  • For Redness-Prone Skin: If you need to hide blemishes or redness, I’d recommend a yellow, purple or green tinted concealer to contrast your natural redness.

These are my favourites:

Read our top tips on how to hide dark circles using concealer here.

9. How To Fix Cakey Makeup

Let’s face it, we all apply a lot of product when we’re trying to look our best. From concealer to foundation, highlighter to contour, and setting powder to eyeshadow, it’s easy to go a little overboard. No need to panic though!

If your makeup looks a bit cakey, simply place a sheet of kitchen roll on your face and blend a makeup brush over the towel. This will remove any excess, while also giving you a smooth finish. You can then apply a setting spray to keep everything else in place all night long.

I’d recommend the Maybelline Dream Satin Makeup Setting Spray. It works like a charm!

8. How To Glue Down Eyebrows

There’s nothing worse than finally achieving the perfect brow, only to have unruly strands going rogue throughout the day. To make your shape last longer, use an eyebrow cream to define your brows. Then, run a disposable eyelash wand doused in hair wax over the top. Those brows won’t be going anywhere!

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7. How To Apply Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is the on-trend beauty saviour everyone was talking about this year. It helps heal wounds and sunburns, while also protecting your skin with antioxidants.

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While Google will tell you how to extract Aloe Vera directly from the leaf, I’d recommend buying an Aloe Vera-filled cream. It’s so much easier! Any of these products will hydrate and revitalise your skin.

6. How To Take Off Makeup Without Makeup Wipes

If you’ve decided to move on from makeup wipes, using a make-up remover, thin flannel or cotton pad is the easiest way to remove makeup.

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We introduced you both to the Kueshi Double Effect Make Up Remover and the Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm this year. The first is a clear formula rich in soft oils, while the second is a lightweight non-oily remover. Take your pick!

5. How To Do A Cat Eye

I think we can all admit that the first time any of us tried to do a cat eye, it wasn’t the best. No wonder this was one of the 10 most googled beauty questions…

To help you Glossies out, I’ve asked our resident makeup artist Lucinka for her top tips.

Forget pencils and gel pots, liquid liner is the best way to create a dramatic, sharp wing.

Insider Tip: To achieve the perfect wing, wrest your wrist on your cheek and pivot it. It’ll help create a much neater line. I’d also recommend using a handheld mirror to get as close to your eye as possible.

A liner with thin and short hairs, like the Karl Lagerfield + Model Co Long-Lasting Liquid Liner, is very movable and easy to use.

4. What Hair Colour Looks Best On Me?

If you want to mix it up a bit and change your hair colour, Google will give you a scientific explanation of which colours best suits different skin types.

I’m going to be honest and just say: choose whatever colour you want! If it makes you feel good and confident, go for it. From blonde, to brown, to red, to her current ginger, Lois has rocked them all.

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When dying your hair, the most important thing to remember is to use a colour-protecting shampoo, conditioner and hair mask. The Maria Nila Head And Heal Masque from our May box will do the trick!

3. How To Remove Individual Eyelashes

Ok Glossies, I have a theory about why this query is so highly ranked. When you search this question, you’ll be told to use an oil-based makeup remover to take off your individual lashes. It works, but it also ruins your false lashes. They’ll become clumpy and you won’t be able to wear them again.

The best way to remove individual lashes is with a non-greasy cleansing solution. I’d recommend the Botanics All Bright Micellar Cleansing Solution. Simply spray some product onto two cotton pads, place them over your eyes for 30 seconds then gently wipe the lashes away.

2. What Is A Lash Lift?

Lashes were undoubtedly a popular trend in 2018. In fact, ‘What is a lash lift?’ was the second most googled beauty question this year.

In case you didn’t look it up for yourself, a lash lift is basically a perm for your lashes. It creates the same effect as using an eyelash curler, only it lasts 6 to 8 weeks.

If you can’t afford a lash lift, there are loads of mascaras out there that have a volumising and curling effect. Have you tried the Oriflame WonderLash Mascara? You should… look how effective they are!

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1. How To Apply Magnetic Lashes

Alright Glossies, we’ve reached THE most googled beauty question of 2018– and it’s all about magnetic lashes.

If you haven’t heard of these yet, they’re a set of false lashes with a magnetic strip in them. You need to sandwich your natural lashes between the set of two. Sounding complicated? That’s why so many people searched for it!

If you want my advice, stick to traditional false lashes.

Our resident makeup artist Lucinka has launched her own range of false lashes. From lavish multi-layered lashes that create a dramatic look, to an everyday lash extension, she sells a variety of lashes that you’re going to love. You can check out her full range here.

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There you have it, Glossies. The 10 most googled beauty questions of 2018. I can’t wait to see what 2019 will bring…

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Eleanore Nash

Eleanore Nash

Goldielocks

An avid sportswoman, I'm always on the prowl for the latest trending hair and skincare products that will keep my curls bouncy and my skin glowing despite intense exercise. I believe that when you look good, you feel good and it gives you the confidence to always perform at your best.