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Beauty Products Not to be Foolded By

We are inundated with new beauty releases all the time. Some claim to be ‘wonder’ products and others claim to use new technology and ingredients to wow us over. At Cohorted, we are beauty junkies, having tried and tested beauty products high end and low end. This April, Charlotte is bringing you three beauty products not to be fooled by. Are you sold?   

woman wearing a sheet mask

Magnetic Lashes

When I wear regular’ lashes, I find that glue and the technique can be quite difficult if you’re not a regular user.  However, this is where I introduce you to magnetic lashes. To me, they are the easiest lashes I have put on in my life. 

– Charlotte  

Hello magnetic lashes, goodbye sticky lash glue. We love the Ardell magnetic lashes kit but at £17.99 it may be a bit costly, especially if you are prone to losing lashes. We would suggest watching some tutorials before committing to a purchase.  

Pros: 

Less harmful than other lash types 

Recommended for those who are allergic to certain types of lash glue 

More hygienic   

Cons: 

More expensive 

Can only be used with the special magnetic liner  

Can be tricky to apply in the first few instances 

 

Tip: Dont forget to trim the lashes to match the length and shape of your eye. 

DIY Gel Nails

I spend approx £70 a month getting a shellac manicure and pedicure and of course, the lockdown has forced me to go down the DIY route. It has saved me a few trips to the nail salon. I usually use it in those in-between weeks where my nails have grown out but payday isnt in sight. The scary part about doing your nails at home is that you may never want to pay for the salon again. 

– Charlotte  

Lockdown has turned us into DIY beauty therapists and whilst it’s been fun, nothing beats being pampered at the nail salon! Gel nails are great for those who want longevity with their manicures but investing in home equipment does come with some pros and cons.   

Pros:  

No drying time 

Saved money from salon visits 

Can change shades often  

Cons: 

They still chip  

They don’t look as professional 

Gel nail polishes are costly 

Sheet Masks

“The Collagen Infusion Face sheet mask retails at around £4.99 and is your classic mask you’ve probably seen plastered over your Instagram feed on #SelfCareSunday. It’s drenched in all the good stuff like collagen, elastin and vitamin E to help revitalise the skin’s elasticity, tone and firmness. I am a sheet mask addict and even though they’re my go-to, I can’t help but think they’re a scam!” 

– Charlotte  

Nothing beats a sheet mask selfie with a glass of wine in tow. Whilst we love them here at Cohorted, we can’t help think that they might be bad for the environment in the long run. If you are purchasing some soon, we’d suggest looking for ones made from natural fibres like bamboo.   

Pros 

Instant results 

Convenient 

Good for those who don’t like to ‘touch’ product  

Cons: 

Single-use only  

Bad for the environment 

Can be expensive  

Need to be used with other mask types for best results e.g clay or charcoal 

 

 

There you have it, three beauty products not to be fooled by. Some may love them and some may loathe them. It’s all down to preference and the best thing is with your monthly Cohorted box, you can make your own decision.   

Which beauty products or tools have you been fooled by?  

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