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2016’s Most Googled Beauty Questions Answered

2016’s Most Googled Beauty Questions Answered
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Google recently released its annual 'year in search' report and with it, revealed 2016's most Googled beauty questions. To round up a year of beauty trends, from cut crease eyeshadow to lip contouring, we've answered your top 10 beauty questions.

1. How to do a fishtail braid?


This question is best answered by Lauren Conrad and her hair stylist Kristin Ess, in this video from The Beauty Department.

2. How to make hair grow faster?

A diet rich in protein, iron and omega-3 will keep your scalp and hair healthy – so try and make that a way of life. There are the basics too, like washing it less and minimizing the use of heat stylers, but you should also consider the Grow Gorgeous method.

The Grow Gorgeous range is divided into three innovative and proactive groups: Activate, Protect, and Cleanse and Nourish. These make up the Grow Gorgeous method, working together to bring you longer, thicker and healthier hair.

How does it work?

The active range is made up of concentrated, targeted solutions which nudge the scalp into promoting healthy hair growth – great for areas of thinning. The most valuable player is the Hair Density Serum, packed with proactive and innovative ingredients that will activate, stimulate and bring your scalp and hair to life. It improves hair length for a fuller appearance, whilst a unique form of water-compatible caffeine absorbs into the scalp to reduce hair loss in a small time period. Oh and it promises to promote the growth of !

3. How to shape eyebrows?

The most common eyebrow mistake is over tweezing. To give your eyebrows the best chance, 'map' them in accordance with your eyes. Fill them first, before you shape them, so that you don't overdo it with the tweezers.

The start of your brow should align with the upper bridge of your nose, the arch would ideally be positioned off centre (see figure) and the tail should taper off and follow your eye's angle.

Eyebrows 2

Step back periodically so you don't lose perspective.

4. How to curl hair?

Second day hair is best for this one! Section your hair using clips or hair ties, comb through and use either a flat iron or a curling wand.

5. How to remove gel nails?

To remove a gel manicure at home, begin by buffing the top layer of nail polish off, either with a buffer or a nail file. Don't worry - there are several layers between the polish and your actual nail.

Apply a little cuticle oil or a protectant like Elizabeth Arden's 8 Hour cream to the cuticles. Next, drench a cotton pad in acetone and secure it on top of each nail with a square of aluminium foil. Leave for 30 mins if you can so that polish just flakes right off. It if doesn't, use an orange stick to encourage any bits that got left behind. Wash your hands and soak them in hand cream.

6. How to clean makeup brushes?

Clean make-up brushes like a professional with our detailed guide!

7. How to apply concealer?

There's an age old debate about which comes first - concealer or foundation? It depends on the type of coverage you like. If you prefer to lay it on thick, start with concealer. If you're looking for a more natural look, apply your base first.

To conceal larger areas, such as under the eyes, blend with a brush. For smaller areas, blur imperfections with your ring finger.

8. How to get rid of bags under your eyes?

You should apply an eye cream daily, but you ave to do it right or you could actually cause puffiness! Read our handy guide on how to apply eye cream.

Also get a good night's sleep and drink plenty of water! Turn to This Works' Sleep range if you need help.

9. How to fill in eyebrows?

Use small strokes to mimick the appearance of hair. Use a heavier hand on the arch as that's where the eyebrows are naturally darker (the hairs tend to be more sparse at the corners).

10. What is balayage?

Balayage is a French freestyle colouring technique that started in the '70s. Colour is applied by hand as opposed to more traditional methods such as foiling or cap highlighting. Artificial color appears softer as it's applied on the surface and not saturated through sections.

Sarah Jessica Parker is a real life example of how beautiful this trend looks on long hair.

SJP Balayage
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