Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beach Ruffles Etsy Shop

I have a new venture.  For years I've been creating jewelry, hair accessories, and frilly ruffled & sequined sarongs for myself and for friends. It's time to expand....I opened an etsy shop! Beach Ruffles.

For me, I like to create an outfit out of my bathing suit when I'm away on vacation.That means having the perfect beach cover up to coordinate with my suit. It has to be something fun and unique or I won't be happy with it. Then I need jewelry and a hat, a headband or a flower hair clip to go with it.  It makes the perfect pretty daytime outfit to wear to a casual breakfast at the open air buffet, to the beach, to the pool and to the beach grill for lunch. I have a different suit for each day on vacation so I'm always coming up with new cover up ideas.

Here is a ruffled sarong I made. I call the ruffled sarongs Beach Ruffle Wraps.

 Beach Ruffle Wrap Sarong
Here is a fun flower hair clip that looks just perfect with this Beach Ruffle Wrap.
 Flower Hair Clip
And here is a long corded necklace to add a little crystal bling to the beach outfit.
long dangle necklace with shell and crystal
And let's not forget our furry friends. They like to look pretty too! I make ruffled bandanas for dogs and tolerant cats!
 Bandanna for dogs and cats
Browse around my etsy shop and stop back often. I hope you like what you see! I have lots of new designs I am working on. You can follow Beach Ruffles on Facebook to keep up on the latest creations. 

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eye Shadow Palette Swatches & Review

Ooo la la! Look at these gorgeous eye shadow colors! 
too faced natural love ultimate neutral eye shadow palette
It's the Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eye Shadow Palette. A Mother's Day gift from one of my daughters. She knew I would love the colors.💖 The packaging is delicate and beautiful looking and has a nice size mirror inside.
too faced natural love ultimate neutral eye shadow palette packaging
This palette is a limited edition 30 shade eye shadow collection. It has has 7 mattes, 13 shimmers and 10 sparkles. Some of the colors are from previous Too Faced palettes: Natural Eyes, Natural Matte, Natural Night, plus new shades. I find if fabulous for creating sexy, soft looking shimmery eyes. It comes with a little booklet that contains a glamour guide with instructions for creating 6 different looks. The colors look very bold in the pictures but are not that bold looking on the skin in reality.
too faced natural love ultimate neutral eye shadow palette booklet
I have read some really terrible reviews of this palette. I don't know why they are so terrible. It's true, some of the shadows are soft and create fallout. Also, some colors don't go on as smoothly as we would like. Some are very sheer and dusty. It's not perfect but definitely not terrible. The colors are really pretty. Just know, most of them aren't bold looking on the skin. With the right application techniques, you can get better application and performance from this and any other shadow. I think you have to know what you are getting before you buy it. So let's talk about it!

Lots of Metallic

This palette consists of mostly shimmery metallic shades. Beautiful, but some of us who are a little older may like to stick to more matte and semi matte shades with a little accent of shimmer. This may not be the best palette choice for older skin due to the fact that there are not a lot of mattes to play with, only 7 mattes. Metallics, particularly frosts, can accentuate lines and wrinkles. It's a great palette for younger eyes. You may like to use the Natural Love Palette along with a matte palette such as Too Face Matte Chocolate Chip to give you a larger selection of mattes.

Opaque Sheer Mix

There is a mix in the coverage in this palette. Don't think that all of these shadows are highly pigmented opaque shades. Many have nice pigment and build up for more coverage, but there are also colors that are on the sheer side. This is a natural palette made to create natural looking neutral looks so a little soft sheerness is appropriate.

Silky and Powdery

Some of these shadows have a silky smooth feel. Some of these shadows are drier, powdery and kick up a bit of dust. Some create fallout, especially Fairy Tale. It is very common for glittery eye shadow to sprinkle onto your face leaving you with sparkly skin. Many of the glitters in this palette to just that. 
too faced natural love ultimate neutral eye shadow palette Heaven, Fairy Tale
Spotty Application
Some of the colors don't go on as nicely as others. They are a little spotty or streaky looking, Heaven in particular for me. Using a primer improves the application.

Shadow Application Tips

There are things you can do to improve the application of this and any other eye shadow. 

Tip 1: Primer

Too Faced recommends their Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer to "lock down shadow".  Shhhh! Don't tell them, I always use my favorite eye shadow primer Urban Decay Primer Potion!!! Primer helps eye shadow color look bolder. It holds it in place, lengthens wear and helps prevent creasing. 

Tip 2: Sponge vs Brush

I find with many eye shadows, especially powdery ones, the old fashioned sponge eye shadow applicator provides a smooth even shadow application with less fallout. It also doesn't kick up the shadow in the pan as much as an eye shadow brush. Apply with the sponge and blend with a brush.
eye shadow sponge applicator
Tip 3: Finger Application
Applying shadow with your clean fingertip is another way to reduce fallout and get a smooth solid application. It works the best for the eye lid and brow bone. Use a sponge applicator to define the crease. Use a brush to blend.

Tip 4: Use a Barrier
Use eye shadow shields or makeup tape to cover the under eye and upper cheek areas while applying eye shadow. The skin is nice and fallout free when you remove it. Some shadow shields are super sticky. Stick them on your arm several times to reduce the stickiness before applying them to your under eye area.
eye shadow shields
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Let's look at the colors!

too faced natural love ultimate neutral eye shadow palette colors
Top row
Heaven- a matte cream 
Fairy Tale- a champagne gold shimmer
Nudie- a matte fawn
Tickle Me- mushroom shimmer
Don't Settle- a dark brown metallic
Finger's Crossed- a deep brown with gold sparkle
too faced natural love ultimate neutral eye shadow palette swatches

2nd row
Lace Teddy- a matte soft peach 
Satin Sheets- a golden pink shimmer
Push-Up- a light bronze pearl
Honey Pot- a metallic gold 
Chocolate Martini- a deep espresso with gold sparkle
Undercover- a midnight purple with violet sparkle
too faced natural love ultimate neutral eye shadow palette swatches

3rd row
Pink Cheeks- a barely pink with silver sparkle 
Kittens- a golden rose shimmer
Bunny Nose- a pearly cotton candy pink
Moonbeam- a metallic white gold
Love Bug- a silvered plum metallic
Smokin'- a sparkling gunmetal taupe
too faced natural love ultimate neutral eye shadow palette swatches

4th row
Poodle- an iced pearl
Cutie Pattootie- a pink champagne shimmer 
Dear Diary- a antiqued bronzed metallic 
Coffee Date- a coppery brown pearl
Spoiled- a dark chocolate pearl
Night Fever- a black khaki w/ gold shimmer
too faced natural love ultimate neutral eye shadow palette swatches

5th row
Spotlight- a matte butter crème
Honey Butter- a matte light caramel 
Honeymoon- a soft pearly melon
Hot & Bothered- a shimmering copper
Makeup & Chill- a matte deep red brown
Stiletto- a matte black
too faced natural love ultimate neutral eye shadow palette swatches

These shadows are gluten free and contain no parabens. Too Faced does not test on animals. 
Some colors contain carmine so this is not a vegan palette.
too faced natural love ultimate neutral eye shadow palette ingredients

too faced natural love ultimate neutral eye shadow palette ingredients
The bottom line is, 
This is a mostly metallic shadow palette. I love the shadow colors. They create soft beautiful shimmery looks. Perfect colors for brides! Some of the shadows give you a little trouble with unevenness, dust and fallout. Primer and the right application techniques improve the performance of the shadows. I will definitely keep using this palette for soft looks. The $59 price seems steep but you do get 30 colors.
too faced natural love ultimate neutral eye shadow palette on eye
I used Lace Teddy, Pink Cheeks, Moonbeam, Dear Diary, Nudie, Love Bug and Undercover 
Find the Too Faced Natural Love Neutral Eye Shadow Palette for $59 at Ulta, Sephora and Too Faced.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation Review

Our favorite foundation, that we use at the salon for makeup applications, has been discontinued. It was called Transforming Foundation and now we are on the hunt for another one that we love before we run out of what we have. One of our suppliers suggested Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation. So, I gave it a go!
youngblood liquid mineral foundation
I completely agree with the philosophy of Youngblood cosmetics. These are mineral cosmetics that contain no talc, parabens or artificial fragrance and they are not tested on animals. The Liquid Mineral Foundation is also vegan and gluten free. This foundation contains a lot of flower and plant extracts. Which is great, except for my allergy friends. You really need to read the ingredient list for potential allergens.

The foundation color we tried was Golden Tan, Not a bad color for me. It comes in a 1 ounce plastic pump bottle for $49.00.
youngblood liquid mineral foundation golden tan

I found the foundation to be a light, somewhat thin liquid. You can see it starts to move down the palm of my hand when I tilt it. It has a very light fresh fragrance to it which comes from a blend of the essential oils lemon, orange and ylang-ylang. It provides sheer to medium coverage with a satin finish.
youngblood liquid mineral foundation texture

The best way to apply this foundation is with a foundation brush or your fingers. A damp sponge makes the foundation too watery and it doesn't go on right. A dry sponge sucks up too much of the product.
youngblood liquid mineral foundation on skin

The Review
I applied the Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation with a brush and my fingers over a moisturizer. I did not use a primer and I didn't set it with powder so I could see how it did on it's own. It looked nice. I found it to go evenly but it became a little blotchy throughout the day. I felt I needed to reapply it midday to smooth it out. Perhaps, my skin absorbed some water from it. A primer would probably solve that problem. The second day, I tried it with setting powder (still no primer). The powder did make it hold up better. I felt the slight itch from the foundation after application that disappeared quickly.

This foundation didn't provide a lot of coverage. The coverage was sheer and would only build slightly more with more layers. The finish had a fresh, dewy look. It felt very moisturizing and creased ever so slightly into the smile lines.

I think this is a great, light feeling foundation for everyday use. It doesn't provide enough coverage and has too much shine for photographic makeup for me. The hunt continues.

Water, Cyclomethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Glycerin, Reduced Salt Deep Sea Water, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Polyoxyethylene, Methylpolysiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Lauryl PGG/PEG-18/18 Methicone, Squalane, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Natto Gum, Cereus Granfiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Chamomillia Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Magnolia Biondii Bark Extract, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Propolis Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Thujopsis Dolabrata Branch Extract, Allantion, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Natural Fragrant Essential Oils- Lemon, Orange, Ylang-Ylang). May Contain: Titanium Dioxide(Cl 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Cl77492, Cl77499).

You can find Youngblood Cosmetics at salons and spas, on the Youngblood site and on amazon at great prices!

Click here to shop for Youngblood foundation

Tips on using Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation:

1. Apply your moisturizer.
2. Apply Youngblood Mineral Foundation Primer.
3. Apply Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation.
4. Apply Youngblood Minerial Rice Setting Powder (loose or pressed).

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hours to Avoid the Sun

The weather is warming up. It's time to take good care of your skin while you're outside in the sun so you don't get a nasty sunburn that ends up peeling.
sunburned peeling skin
The sun's rays are strongest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daylight savings time. The best way to prevent a sunburn is to apply a good sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply it 30 minutes before you go out in the sun to allow the sunscreen to bind with the proteins in your skin. 

For more sunburn protection at the beach, look at the shadows. Go to the beach when the shadows get long. The shadows start to get long at around 4:00 on a summer day. The UVB B burning rays are more scattered by the ozone layer when shadows are long than when the sun is directly overhead when the shadows are short. The UVB B rays are not as strong when they are scattered reducing the risk of sunburn.

There are other protective shadows to look for on the beach.

Hide in the Shadows

The shady shadows from your beach umbrella also offer protection from the sun's rays.  But don't get overly confident because your are in the shade.  UV rays still reflect from the sand and surf. 

Hide your face, neck and chest in the shadow of a wide 3 or 4 inch hat that is cloth or has a tight weave. 

Also, look for clothing with a high amount of pigment, not sheer white clothing, to absorb the UV rays before they reach the skin. 

You can wear hats and clothing the contains SPF for sunburn protection. Check out Coolibar Sun Protection You Wear

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Callused Feet

How do we get rid of calluses on feet? Honestly, dry callused feet aren't pretty or sexy in any way, yet hard, dry, even cracked, callused feet are a common problem. Let's look at why feet get callused in the first place then, I'll show you what products do wonders to get them smooth. Believe me, I know. I'm the poster child for callused feet with my high heels and bare footin'!

sexy shoes
What's a callus?
A callus is thicken skin that is hard and becomes very dry and sometimes cracks. The body builds up more skin as a defense mechanism. The body is trying to give the feet more padding to protect against something that is irritating to the feet. The irritation comes from pain, friction and/or pressure to the feet. It's odd that the body is trying to protect you from pain by thickening the skin but really thick calluses can actually cause pain. We need to manage those calluses.
dry callused heel
What causes calluses?
Irritation, pain, pressure and friction to the feet. Walking bare footed can create pain and pressure on the feet. Your feet sliding around in your shoes can cause friction on the feet. Wearing socks reduces the chance of building calluses, but if your feet are sliding, even with socks on, you will be creating friction and building calluses. Awesome looking high heeled shoes can cause a thick callus on the ball of your foot. A shoe that doesn't fit right and hurts will cause a callus. Sometimes the feet just hurt due to age or a foot problem and callus can build.

Some people seem to be more prone to thick calluses than others. I chalk it up to genetics. If you noticed your Mom's dry callused feet on the beach chances are your feet are lookin' dry and callused on the beach as well!

Will a callus go away?
If you stop the cause of the foot irritation, the callus will eventually go away. We can make them go away with sanding and scrubbing, though. Just know that they will come back if the foot is being irritated in some way. 

Pamper your feet to help prevent thick dry calluses. My clients who wear sensible shoes and thick socks everyday have very little callus. My bare footers and flip flop wearers need a lot of scrubbing during their pedicures! Wear comfortable shoes that fit your feet well. Wear nice thick socks. Save the heels for occasional wear. Take good care of your feet by using foot scrubs and creams. Get monthly pedicures to help keep your feet looking and feeling pretty.

How to get rid of calluses

Besides getting monthly pedicures, there are a few things you can try at home to make calluses look better. I feel calluses should not be removed completely. They should be reduced, smoothed and moisturized. When the callus is completely removed and the skin is left pink, the foot is sore and the callus will come back with a vengeance! Please note: If you are diabetic or have a circulatory problem, consult your doctor before doing any callus removal treatment.

1. Soak the Feet

I like Epsom Salt for the foot soak. Epsom Salt is the mineral Magnesium Sulfate. It makes the water feel silky and softens and soothes the skin. Fill a large bowl or foot bath with warm water. Add about 1/4 cup of Epsom Salt. Soak for 10 minutes.
Apple cider vinegar is another favorite soak of mine. You can use 1/4 cup in your foot bath instead of Epsom Salt if you choose. Find Epsom Salt in your local drug store or in the drug section of grocery and super stores.

2. Dry the Feet 

Dry your feet with a nice fluffy towel. 

3. Apply a Callus Removal Treatment 

There some awesome products to help soften hard calluses and make the removal process more effective. These are gel treatments that have a high pH level. They are to be used on the callused area not on the entire foot. The can burn or be irritating on non callused or cracked skin. Wear gloves to apply them or rinse your hands immediately after application. If you don't, you will feel it and want to rinse it off your hands asap! Leave the product on the feet for 3-5 minutes then rub it off with a towel. I like:

Prolinc Be Natural Callus Eliminator
Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Potassium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Disodium EDTA

Gena Callus Off
Ingredients: Water, potassium hydroxide, glycerin, propylene glycol, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, disodium EDTA

They both contain Potassium Hydroxide. This ingredient helps to break down the protein in the callus cells making the callus easier to file down.

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4. Time to Scrub

Break out the foot file and go to town! You can use a more gentle sandpaper type of foot file or a more aggressive metal grater type of foot file. The metal file will work faster for you but it can also leave a roughed up surface on the skin. Do not use a blade callus remover. They can remove too much callus and also cause dangerous cuts.

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5. Rinse the Feet

Give the feet a good rinse after all that filing and pat them dry.

6. Apply a Cream

Apply a good cream to your still damp feet. Sometimes I like to apply some coconut oil to the feet followed by cream. It can make the feet really slippery though. Put some socks on. The cream doesn't have to be specifically foot cream. It can be any cream but I do love Burt's Bees Peppermint Foot Cream. It's super minty and cooling! 

Jason softening Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion and Shea Moisture Olive and Green Tea Body Butter are two more nice rich creams to try on your feet and body too. The Jason Lotion smells like vanilla and contains a bit of potassium hydroxide. The Shea Moisture Body Butter has a sweet green tea smell. All three creams that I have mentioned are paraben free.

Burts Bees Peppermint Foot Cream Ingredients: Water, Sunflower Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Peppermint Oil, Stearic Acid (Vegetable Fat), Witch Hazel, Glucose (Sugar), Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Wheat Germ Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Parsley Leaf Oil, Orange Wax, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosemary Leaf Extract, Menthol, Sodium Borate (Natural Borax), Xanthan Gum, Sucrose Stearate (Sugar Emulsifier), Glucose Oxidase & Lactoperoxidase (Natural Preservative)

Jason Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (1), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (1), Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter (1), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Allantoin, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydroxyethylcellulose , Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum) (1) Certified Organic Ingredient

Shea Moisture Olive & Green Tea Body Butter Ingredients: Deionized Water, Olea Europaea (olive) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii(Shea) Butter*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Olus Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Oil, Stearyl Alcohol (Palm Kernel), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Proprietory Essential Oil Blend, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Green Tea Extract


Now your feet are feeling nice and smooth. Help keep them that way by using a scrub in the shower and lots of moisturizer 2 times a day. Get a monthly pedicure to sand down any new callus built up. Try to wear well fitting shoes. Take a look at Vionic shoes. They offer stylish support for your feet. We have a client who swears by them.

Click here for my Peppermint Coconut Sugar Scrub Recipe!
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Tattoo Camo: Tattoo Coverup Makeup Review

From time to time you may find you need to cover up your tattoo. Maybe you are getting married or are in a wedding and you want to hide it. Maybe your family doesn't approve of tattoos and you want to hide it from them. Or perhaps your job requires you to cover any tattoos. Whatever your reason, a good concealer made to cover tattoos will do the job. 

My favorite is Tattoo Camo. I've used it to cover tattoos, spider veins, bruises and dermatofibromas. The coverage is amazing!
tattoo concealer
Now you see it                                                                                      Now you don't!

The Products

It is a thick full coverage cream concealer that comes in a 20 gram pot that blends easily with the skin texture. It is available is 6 colors.  I have 8 and 15 and mix them to create a close color to match the skin I am covering. Here are some swatches. They aren't exact but give you a general idea of how they look. 
tattoo camo swatches

8 Ivory is the lightest
5 Cream is a light beige
2 Warm Beige is a warmer slightly darker beige
12 Sunkissed is a tan
15 Walnut Shell is a darker tan (even though it doesn't look it)
19 Almost Cocoa is the darkest tan shade

I believe the formula may have changed from when I last purchased it. It has been difficult for me to find ingredient lists online. All the ingredients I list in this post are from the original formulas. Here are the ingredients for the original color 15 formula. 

Concealer Ingredientscyclopentasiloxane, caprylic/capric triglyceride,ethylhexyl isononanoate, petroleum, diisostearyl adipate, propylene carbonate, tribehenin, ozokerite, phenyl trimethylsiloxysilicate, silica, talc, boron nitride, polydecene, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, disteardimonium hectorate, nylon-12, acrylates crosspolymer, tocopheryl acetate (Vit. E), ascorbyl palmitate (Vit. C), BHT, propylparaben, [=/-(may contain): titanium dioxide (77891), iron oxides (77491, 77492, 77499),ultramarines (77007), bismuth oxychloride (77163)]

Translucent Setting Powder
The concealer comes with a translucent setting powder in an 11 gram pot. The powder sets the concealer in place.

Setting Powder Ingredients: talc, zinc stearate, zinc oxide, methylparaben, propylparaben, ethylparaben, trisodium EDTA, (may contain) mica (977007), titanium dioxide (77891), carmine (75470), ferric ferrocyanide (77510), iron oxides (77491, 77492 77499) ultramarines (77007) 

Magic Shield Setting Spray
Seals the concealer and Setting Powder. Helps prevent the concealer from smudging and rubbing off on clothes. It comes in a 56ml pump spray bottle.

Setting Spray Ingredients: ethyl alcohol, deionized water, octlacrylamide/ acrylates/butylaminoethyl methacrylate copolymer, va /crotonates/ vinyl neodeconate copolymer, aminomethyl propanol, triethyl citrate, peg/ppg 5/3 trisiloxane, methyl gluceth-20

Remover Tonic
Removes all traces of concealer, powder and setting spray.

The Application:

Start with clean dry skin. Don't apply moisturizer. Apply with a concealer brush. Blend in edges with a brush, a sponge or tap with your fingers. You can use a sponge to pat over the surface to remove any brush marks and create a more skin like texture. Allow it to dry a few minutes. Apply another layer if you can still see your tattoo. A few thin layers are better than one thick one.

Setting Powder
After applying the concealer and letting it dry a few minutes, apply a generous amount of setting powder with a powder brush tapping it into the makeup. Gently dust away the excess. 

Magic Shield Setting Spray
Next, apply the Magic Shield Setting Spray. Spray it on the concealed area 10-12 inches away. Let it dry. You can spray another layer for extra protection.

Click here to watch How to Cover a Tattoo

Remover Tonic
This is a liquid to remove all traces of the Tattoo Camo concealer. I have not tried it. I use plain old soap and water to remove it.

The Review

Tattoo Camo gives great coverage and is 95% waterproof. It will last all day but wears off slightly. I covered a friend's ankle tattoo. She took a shower but didn't soap up the area. She even slept with it on. The next day, the makeup was a little worn off but her tattoo was still mostly covered.  It blends easily with the skin. However, it will transfer a bit to clothes rubbing against it or sheets if you choose to sleep with it on. 

The concealer is creamy, thick and opaque giving good buildable coverage. Just be sure to let the layers dry between applications. It blends easily with the skin and I have not found it to be drying. 

The setting powder is a fine milled silky feeling powder that helps keep the concealer from wearing off. It doesn't change the color of the concealer very much, maybe it makes it a pinch darker. 

The Magic Shield setting spray leaves a clear barrier over the concealer and setting powder. It is important to spray it 10-12 inches from the concealed area. If you spray it too close, it will drip over the skin, leave visible shine and look crinkley. It takes a few minutes to dry and will feel sticky until its dry. It leaves a film that feels even so slightly tight on the skin and it has a barely there sheen to it. Two layers of spray is fine, but more than that may create noticeable shine. Wipe the spray nozzle after using it to keep it from clogging and ensuring a even mist when sprayed.

These products are not tested on animals but not all of the products are vegan.

What I don't like about it:

I don't like that it contains parabens and BHT. These are preservatives that have been used in cosmetics for years.

Parabens have been classified as xenoestrogens- agents that mimic estrogen in the body which can cause cancer.

BHT is butylated hydroxytoluene which is a toluene based preservative. Toluene has been removed from many nail polishes due to possible health risks. BHT is also used as a food preservation. Read your food labels friends!

The amounts of these preservatives in cosmetic products are small. I've have been moving to products that don't contain them. However, this a specially product that generally is not used daily and is only used is a relatively small area. It's not like a body lotion which contains parabens that is used on the entire body. A small amount of product, a small amount of preservative exposure so I will keep using it on occasion.

One Tattoo Camo Kit comes with 1 concealer and 1 setting powder for $34.95.

The Special Double Tattoo Camo Kit comes with 2 concealers and 1 setting powder for $59.95.

The 56ml Magic Shield is $21.95.

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