Thursday, January 30, 2014

Facial Waxing and Makeup Adhesion

Plan your facial waxing carefully or you may have trouble with makeup adhesion for your party or special event. 

You would think it's a good idea to have your lip and brow waxing done right before your event so you look nice and hair free. 

Think again! 

Makeup may slide right off freshly waxed skin!


Dead skin cells are exfoliated when the wax is pulled off during the hair removal leaving the skin super smooth. 

Your foundation and eye makeup may not stick on those smooth freshly waxed areas on your face such as your upper lip, chin or brows. 

I have had it happen when applying prom makeup.  The prom girl shows up with a freshly upper lip and foundation just slides right off leaving a weird looking shiny spot. 

Remedy for makeup not sticking to freshly waxed skin

It takes a bit of my favorite eye shadow primer (Urban Decay Primer Potion), foundation, powder and a light touch to get it to stick. It's quite a challenge.

Apply Primer
You can use a face primer but I prefer the holding power of UD Primer Potion for this job. I like the original nude formula. Apply primer to the freshly waxed area by patting it on with your fingers.
urban decay primer potion
Urban Decay Primer Potion
This award winning vegan shadow primer holds makeup on with no creasing or fading. $24.00


Ingredients: Isododecane, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Trihydroxystearin, Polyethylene, Triethylhexanoin, Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Oleic Polyglycerides, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Dimethicone, PEG-40 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Propylene Carbonate, Aqua (Water/Eau). May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 774491/77492/774499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride).


Let Primer Set
Let the primer dry and set up. Wait about 5 minutes.

Apply Foundation
Apply your foundation with a makeup sponge. Pat it on with a light touch.

Let Foundation Set
Let the foundation dry and set up. Wait a bout 5 minutes.

Set with Powder
Apply a light dusting of translucent powder. Again, use a light touch and a patting motion.

Apply Eye Shadow
Now you can apply eye shadow to the brow area if desired. Use your fingertips to press the shadow on.

Setting Spray
Spray with makeup setting spray to hold everything in place.

urban decay all nighter setting spray
UD All Nighter Setting Spray
This award winning vegan makeup setting spray keeps your makeup fresh all night long. It's worth every penny! $33.00

Ingredients: Aqua / Water, Alcohol Denat., PVP, Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Glycereth-5 Lactate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenylpropanol, Parfum / Fragrance, Propanediol, Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Poloxamer 407, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Maltodextrin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, BHT.


Avoid the Problem
Avoid the hassle of your makeup not sticking by having your facial waxing done at least 3 or 4 days before your event to help solve the super smooth skin problem. 

Enjoy your special event and stay beautiful all night long!

               Have a Beautiful Day! 
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Recipe: Sunny Smoothie


citrus smoothie

Sunny Smoothie
This smoothie is yummy and loaded with vitamin C. The powerful antioxidant Vitamin C supports the immune system, is necessary for collagen production and strengthen the blood vessels. Get a nice 79 mg. dose of it with this citrus smoothie.

    1 Grapefruit 

    1 Orange 
    1 Frozen Banana

Puree grapefruit sections, orange sections and frozen banana 


in a blender until smooth. Makes 2 servings.





        Have a Beautiful Day! 
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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Monday, January 27, 2014

How to wear Accent Lashes

Q. What are accent lashes?

strip accent lashes
A. Accent lashes are partial strip lashes that attach to the outer ends of your eyes to give you a flirty winged look. 

Apply them with lash glue to the skin right at your lash line. 

Use a dark colored matte eye shadow to line your eye hiding the strip of the lashes. 

Blend the accent lashes with your natural lashes with mascara.

There. That was easy eyelash drama! 

        Have a Beautiful Day! 
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

This is the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette. The are colors are beautiful neutrals.
smashbox full exposure palette
The top row is shimmer. The bottom row is matte.

The colors on the top and bottom coordinate with each other.
This palette remains one of my favorites year after year because I find the colors work well on many people.  I hope they never discontinue it! I am particularly fond of the black, the two taupey shades next to the black and the rich warm brown. The black is a soft black.  It is wonderful for using as eye liner!

Most of the shimmers are very sheer. Six of them are quite glittery. Most of them give very little color when applied. Just glitter. The one in the middle is frosted. I prefer very pigmented shadows so I like to use the shimmers over the matte shades to give them depth.

The 7 matte shades go on velvety smooth and opaque. They are creamy looking not dry and dull looking like some matte shadows can be. The mattes wear well. I do always apply them over my favorite Urban Decay Shadow Primer.

There was a handy guide to identify your eye shape and how to apply eye shadow to flatter your eye shape in the box along with a small Full Exposure Mascara. The mascara was good but it didn't wow me. I find sometimes a regular full sized mascara is better than a mini one. I'll have to give it another try to give it a fair review.


smashbox full exposure eye shadow guide

 Find it at Ulta, Sephora, and smashbox.com for $52.00. Get it on Amazon for less!

I see that there is a Smashbox Mini Matte Eyes Palette. 
smashbox mini
It has six lovely matte colors that can be used as shadow, liner or for brows. I must have it!


        Have a Beautiful Day! 
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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