The Most-Googled Beauty Questions of 2018 Are In—And We've Got Answers
Google released a list of the most-searched beauty questions of 2018, and we’re providing answers to a handful of them below! Read on to discover what many beauty aficionados typed into their search bar over the past year. How many of them match your own browser history?
Question #1: What Color Concealer Should I Use?
Over the years, the beauty industry has seen a greater expansion in color-based products to include a larger spectrum of types and tones. With all these color concealers to choose from, finding one that works best for your own skin tone can remain a bit of a challenge. In order to find the correct color concealer for your skin, start by going back to the basics. Primary colors are known to have neutralizing effects on the skin’s tone, helping to reduce the appearance of dark circles and other more visible skin concerns.
Opt for a green color-correcting concealer to neutralize the appearance of redness, such as blemishes or rosacea. Opt for an orange color-correcting concealer to neutralize the appearance of dark circles or blue-toned spots on lighter skin tones. Opt for a yellow color-correcting concealer to neutralize the appearance of dullness or purple-toned bruises or veins. And lastly, opt for a red color-correcting concealer to neutralize the appearance of dark circles and spots on darker skin tones. The Dermablend Quick Fix Color-Correcting Powder Pigments product line is a great place to start, featuring four different color-correcting concealers to address your concerns!
Question #2: How Do I Fix Cakey Makeup?
Getting your foundation to settle smoothly on your face is much harder one would think. But don’t worry, there are multiples ways you can fix cakey-looking makeup without having to start from scratch. One method is to set your look with a rose water face mist. Along with providing skin with an added boost of hydration, a spritz of rose water can help to settle your otherwise cakey-looking face makeup. You can also refresh your look intermittently throughout the day to ensure whatever makeup you’re wearing remains visibly smooth and even. If you don’t have a rose water mist, you can substitute it with a thermal water spray.
Another option available is to blend with a makeup sponge. Makeup sponges come in a variety of shapes and sizes, they’re super easy to clean, and can be taken on-the-go for those emergency blending situations.
Question #3: How Do I Apply Aloe Vera on My Face?
Aloe vera is one of the oldest skin care ingredients around. Aside from its ability to soothe irritated skin, aloe vera has a variety of skin care benefits and beauty capabilities. It’s no wonder that such a versatile ingredient popped up in a popular search question. Need help applying aloe vera on your face? The first step is to buy the plant for yourself and directly apply the juice from its leaves on to your skin. (Make sure your fingers are clean!) It’s simple, it’s economic, and it can make you feel like quite the cultivator. If you’re looking for something a bit simpler, reach for a skin care product formulated with aloe vera. We share a roundup of some of our favorites, here!
Question #4: How Do I Take Off Makeup Without Makeup Wipes?
Makeup removal can be a struggle. When you get home after a long day, the last thing you want to do is spend an extra 15 minutes rubbing and tugging at your skin with a makeup wipe. For all of you who can relate (and who have searched for alternatives to this method), we’re happy to let you all know that makeup removal doesn’t have to involve wipes and endless scrubbing. Using the right cleanser or face wash is just as capable of makeup removal than the average wipe, and can even be a quicker process. Take micellar water for example. The cleanser and makeup remover hybrid helps to lift makeup along with dirt, unwanted impurities, and excess oil from skin with ease and without drying it out.
We recommend using the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 for any of you who’d like to give micellar water a whirl. Formulated with gentle micelles, this cleansing water is gentle enough for the most sensitive of skin, no harsh scrubbing or rinsing required. For a complete guide on how to remove waterproof makeup, click here!