Favorite Products of the Month!

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Christophe Robin Purifying Scrub

with Sea Salt (for your scalp)

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Lancome Miracle Cushion Liquid

Compact Foundation

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NIA 24 Eye Repair Complex

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Kiehl’s Algae Mask

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E.L.F Studio 3-in-1 Macara Primer

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Nail Foils

Help! How To Remove Halloween Make Up!

What kind of make up are you wearing?

Oil or Water Based?

Oil based ALSO KNOWN AS cream or grease (grease paint)

Make sure you are using the correct make up remover for the kind of make up you are wearing!

Water based make up is the easiest to remove.

AVOID: paints, including Tempera, Sharpies, acrylic and watercolors. They are not design to be applied to the skin! 

Body paints can be staining to your skin and clothes so patch test your skin in an area that people won’t see to make sure it won’t leave you looking like a surf the next day!

If you are going to be wearing fake hair which is typically applied with spirit gum make sure that you have adhesive remover to remove it later. If you don’t have the remover use oil (olive, almond, etc.) soak a Q-tip in the remover or oil work along the edge of the fake hair gently pulling. Don’t just rip off the fake hair!!!

Don’t use a wash cloth! It will end up ruined. Stick to cotton balls or pads, tissues, Q-tips and facial wipes. You can use a wash cloth after all the make up is off to wash your face not before!

Remember water and oil don’t mix! Using oil on a water based make up equals a mess!

Examples of Water Based Removers:

Use a store bought makeup-removing wipe, bi-phase liquid remover, or micellar water

Usually works on latex make up as well!

Examples of Oil Based Removers:

Cold Cream – good for glitter

Albolene – good for glitter

Oil Cleansers

Oils like: almond or olive

Petroleum Jelly/Baby Oil (can be used but the above are much better options)

Wipe off the oil based removers without water first! Get all the make up off before washing your face! Again oil and water don’t mix!

Follow up by washing your face as would normally do.

Still some residue left:

Apply a thick layer of shaving cream to your skin and massage it in. Wipe it off with a washcloth or tissue and the cream should lift the stains from your skin.

Using fake blood and afraid of staining apply a barrier cream like invisible glove before putting on the fake blood!

 find at most hardware stores

See 1 Woman Try 5,000 Years of Makeup Trends in 6 Minutes!


Women used to put some very deadly substances on their face!

For more makeup history read her book ‘FacePaint – the story of makeup’ click here. http://www.lisaeldridge.com/facepaint/

For ALL the products used in this film and for makeup tips and information visit her site : http://www.lisae.me.uk/27126

My Must Haves For August!

Eborian Pâte Au Ginseng

Black Concentrated Mask

Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum

Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

(staying power of a stain)

Make Up Forever (400) Calligraphy Brush

 

(134) Large Fan Powder Brush

Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Cellular Support

Hair One Cleansing Conditioners

(Great if you follow the directions exactly and

you don’t use a lot of styling products)

Much Cheaper than Wen & Sally’s has buy one get one sales!

Rice Bran Oil topically on your skin

My Must Haves This Month!

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Laura Mercier Paint

Wash Liquid Colour

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Yves Saint Laurent Volupté

Tint-In-Oil

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Sephora Teint Infusion Ethereal

Natural Finish Foundation

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Artis Elite Mirror Collection

Make Up Brushes

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Perricone Chloro Plasma

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IBM Repair Gel Polish

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Onomie Bright Concealing Elixir

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Revlon Photoready Kajal

Matte Eye Pencil, Matte Marine

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Olay Fresh Effects Dew Over!

Hydrating Gel Facial Moisturizer

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Bioré Combination Skin

Balancing Cleanser

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Les Senteurs Gourmandes

Eau de Parfum, Vanille Violette

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Sumigaki Japanese

Charcoal Toothpaste

Algenist Genius Ultimate

Anti-Aging Bi-Phase Peel

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour

Skintuitive Blush, Energy

 

Great Celebrity Make Up Artist’s Tips!

Natural & Organic What Do These Words Really Mean?

Natural is a word that has been thrown around so much I almost feel it is a throw away word.  Its most common usage is to distinguish phenomena that exist only because of humankind from phenomena that doesn’t, presumes that humans are somehow separate from nature, and our works are un- or non-natural when compared to, say,  honeybees.

When speaking of food, skin care, or cosmetics, “natural” takes on an even more complicated meaning. Why? Every country has a different definition of the word, the US for example, the FDA has given up on a meaningful definition of natural food (largely in favor of “organic”, another ambiguous term. Many plants are the result of thousands of years of selection by humans, from a plant that wouldn’t exist without human intervention.

Many words are grouped in with the word organic; chemical-free, and natural.

The usage in many cases is technically incorrect [though of course all] food is all organic, because it contains carbon, etc. The concern is the way they are used to dismiss and minimize real differences in food, skin care, and cosmetics and product production.

A product can be synthetic and manufactured or produced, but be safe; and sometimes be the better choice. Added preservatives prevent bacterial growth in food, skin care, and cosmetics which is not a bad thing. Things can be natural and “organic”, but still be quite dangerous.

With food, skin care, and cosmetics it is very, very important to go by the expiration date when they contain no preservatives.  There are many organic/natural products that are great and contain natural or organic preservatives, they do exist, just be conscious label reader!

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Ways to Change the Texture & Look of Your Foundation

Mix Ins:

Color Adjusters

Facial Mist

Facial Oil

Fine Shimmery Powder

Glycerin

Liquid or Cream Luminizer, Highlighter, or Bronzer

Moisturizer

Other Foundations – Colors & Formulas

Primer

Water

Color Adjuster

 

Layering:

Powder

Primer

Facial Mist

Make Up Setter

 

Application:

Air Brush

Brush – Dry or Wet, So many Types From Choose From

Fingers

Sponge – Dry or Wet, Wedge, Round, Rectangle, or Beauty Blender

 

 

 

How Much Do I Need of…..? Portions for Make Up & Skin Care!

Comfortable in Your Own Skin!

 

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