My Eyeshadow always creases, what can I do?

Using an eye base before you apply your Eyeshadow will help reduce any creases.

Try Mavala's Eye Base moisturizing base that makes the eye make-up last longer while protecting the delicate skin of the eyelid. It fixes make-up, gives a luminous appearance and enhances colour.

My skin can look dull after I have applied my foundation and powder. What can I use to bring some luminosity to my skin?

If you use a powder that has a matt finish, your skin can look a little dull and signs of ageing can be highlighted. You can use an iridescent blusher to bring life and luminosity to the skin.

Try Mavala's Blush - a subtly iridescent cream blush that turns to powder, it reflects light in the most flattering manner plus smoothes out skin irregularities.

I have small eyes and want to know how to apply my Eyeshadow to make them look bigger?

You need to choose a light colour for the upper eye lid, highlight under the eyebrows to open up the eye area, apply light coloured eyeliner to the outer third of the lower eyelid. Use white eyeliner to the inner lid to make the eye appear larger.

Try Mavala's Silky eye shadow in Blanc Nacre to highlight and Mauve Fume to the upper eye lid. Khol crayon in white to the inner eye lid.

I wear false eyelashes, and when they fall out or I take them off sometimes I am left with gaps. Is there anything I can do to improve the thickness of them?

This is becoming a very common problem as false eyelashes are very popular, you need an eye lash serum to condition your lashes and make them stronger.

Try Mavala's Double Lash- Since 1967 this revolutionary product has been a top seller. It stimulates growth, lengthens and thickens lashes with a visible improvement within 4 weeks.

I have dark puffy bags under my eyes, is there anything I can do to help reduce them?

Puffiness under the eyes can be caused by water retention, so make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day. And use an eye gel morning and night as a light gel will help reduce the puffiness and brighten up the area under the eyes.

Try Mavala's Eye Contour Gel- it will reduce puffiness and help with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well. Contains Centaurea Cyanus flower extract which is an anti inflammatory.

My skin is oily, do I still need to moisturise?

Yes you should as your skin will still benefit from the use of a daily moisturizer. It's just the case of finding the correct one. Try PORE DETOX Hydra Matt Fluid, it is a regulating cream that helps to balance the skin while preserving its ideal moisture level. Your skin will be matt all day and pores become less visible.

Why do you recommend to use a toner after cleansing?

You should always follow your cleanser with a toner as it removes excess oil, dirt or make up residue that your cleanser missed. It's also one of the easiest ways to boost the skin's radiance, making the skin look fresher and encourage healthy skin. Try PORE DETOX Toning Lotion for oily / mixed skin or CARESS Toning Lotion for normal to dry and sensitive skin.

My skin is looking grey and sallow after the winter, what can I do to give my skin a boost?

Exfoliate once a week, this removes dead tissue delicately and stimulates the skin to produce new skin cells. Try our BEAUTY ENHANCING Micro-Peel for all skin types with added Swiss apricot extract, which gives the skin a lovely fresh look.

Or try SKIN VITALITY Healthy Glow Serum. Apply to a clean face morning or night under make up for a refreshing and firming effect bringing natural vitality and radiance to your skin.

I am nearly 40 and starting to see a change in the skin on my neck and chest. I always carry on with my face cream down onto my neck, but I feel I need a little extra now. What do you suggest?

From the age of 35 onwards we need a little more help with the neck and décolleté area, which often shows the first signs of ageing.

Try SKIN VITALITY Healthy Glow Serum. This powerful melting serum, enriched with antioxidant Vitamin C and tiny white pearls with warm tones, instantly reveals a hydrated, energized skin, with a more radiant, fresher complexion. It is ideal for enhancing the neckline!