Hello beauty lovers, I trust you’re all having a lovely week so far! Today on the Beauty Takeover, we’ll be taking a look at some pretty weird beauty products. And not just any weird products – I’m talking about products that actually work and make your life easier! Plus, it’s always fun to try new things!
1. UNICORN BLOOD MASK
The GravityMud Firming Treatment Masque by GLAMGLOW has been dubbed “unicorn blood” on the internet because that’s how unicorn blood is assumed to look like – a liquid chrome or a metallic holographic silver. The mask comes with a handy brush applicator for you to smooth the product onto your face. It has a slightly runny texture and is pretty easy to peel off once it’s dry (which is usually after about 15 – 20 minutes).
The mask is paraben-free and contains marine algae plasma, red algae extract, hyaluronic acid and mineral-rich glacial clay to lift and deeply hydrate the skin. After the first use, the skin is noticeably a little brighter and feels soft to the touch. However, the firming effect is not as immediate, so don’t expect it to give an instant face lift. If you’re looking for a futuristic mask that brightens and nourishes, give this one a try!
GLAMGLOW GravityMud Firming Treatment
Watch this tutorial by beauty vlogger Ruby Golani:
2. AUTOMATIC HAIR CURLER
In a rush but want a full head of curls without burning yourself on a curling wand? Say hello to the next star in our must-have list of weird beauty products: Kiss InstaWave Automatic Curling Wand! It looks kind of strange but it really does work. All you have to do is take the middle part of each section of hair and place it in between the dials and let the automatic curler do its job.
It results in romantic and softly defined waves, with a maximum temperature of 215˚C to lock in your curls. Diamond-ionic ceramic technology allows for healthy and shiny curls and minimizes the likelihood of frizz or damage. The dials prevent the hot wand from burning any surface area and it has an auto shut-off feature after 90 minutes.
KISS InstaWave Automatic Curler
Watch how beauty Vlogger Jack gets perfect Fall-ready curls with the Kiss curler:
3. STAINLESS STEEL MASCARA WAND
Hourglass has come up with a gold-coloured stainless steel mascara wand applicator that kind of looks like a long thin screw. No brush bristles or anything! It gives a very natural finish and helps to separate your lashes quite nicely. A nifty gadget like this ain’t too cheap either, it costs about RM330 for the applicator alone. You can pick up the primer and the mascara formula separately, costing RM150 each.
If you’re looking for a clump-free and hygienic mascara wand applicator that you can reuse time and time again, you should definitely check this out. It’s definitely a splurge, but the wand pretty much lasts forever. And you’ve got to admit, it looks pretty darn luxurious.
Hourglass Curator® Lash Instrument, Ascent Extended Wear Lash Primer and Realist Defining Mascara Formula
Watch pro makeup artist and beauty YouTuber Tina Yong apply mascara with the stainless steel applicator:
4. VIBRATING MAKEUP SPONGE
If you’re bored of using a foundation sponge or brush and feel like spicing up your foundation routine, give the vibrating sponge a try! It micro-massages your liquid foundation onto your skin, and feels really gentle and relaxing. The vibrations help to blend out the product seamlessly and distributes everything evenly for a flawless finish.
Instead of having to keep applying dabbing motions like you would a makeup sponge or beauty blender, all you have to do is apply your foundation onto the sponge (and a touch of skincare oil or moisturiser) and run it along your face. You don’t have to press too hard because the vibrating sponge will do all the work for you. Just remember to wash the sponge and switch it out from time to time to prevent any build-up of bacteria.
Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator (Pro Edition)
Watch Australian beauty YouTuber Chloe Morello do a full face of foundation with this little guy:
5. COLOUR-CHANGING MAKEUP
Remember the story of the Frog Prince? When the princess kissed the frog, it transformed magically into a handsome prince. Well, the Frog Prince collection by Lipstick Queen takes inspiration from that little fairy tale, hence the name. The lipstick, glitter lip gloss and cream blush in the collection is undeniably green, but will turn into a pretty pink shade once it touches your lips and cheeks. The colour varies according to each individual’s skin pH level.
Before applying the lip products, make sure you don’t have any other lip product (weird or otherwise 🙂 ) on your lips (with the exclusion of lip balm) for them to work effectively.
Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Collection
See how Tina turns frog makeup into something quite pretty:
6. PAINLESS HAIR REMOVAL PADS
Tired of having to shave your arms and legs almost every day? Then you’ll love weird beauty products #6: These exfoliating hair removal pads! They’re easy, quick, painless and leave your skin feeling smooth to the touch. It buffs away the hairs on the wider areas of your body while exfoliating your skin at the same time. Just lightly apply circular motions and there’s no need to scrub your skin too hard. Once you’re done buffing away, rinse your skin with warm water and don’t forget to moisturize!
Satin Pure Exfoliating Hair Removal Pads
Watch YouTuber Tiffany try out hair removal pads, amongst other quirky beauty products:
Which of these products or gadgets would you try out for yourself? What other really weird products have you tried that actually worked? Comment down below, I’d love to read about it!
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