Friday, February 27, 2015

Red Lipstick to Cover Dark Circles

There is a video trending on using red lipstick to cover dark circles. Does it work? It does! It needs to be an orange red. However, lipstick is not formulated for use around the eyes. It can cause irritation when used around the eyes, the heavy waxes and oils in lipstick can cause puffiness and clogged pores under the eyes, and some red lipsticks contain a small amount of lead.

orange concealer
A better option is to use a orange or salmon color concealer to cancel out the blue/purple color of dark circles. 
orange concealer
I have used it for years and it works great. Apply the orange concealer to the dark circles. Pat on a concealer and/or foundation matching your skin color on top of the orange concealer.
nyx dark circle concealer
NYX makes a nice orange concealer that comes in 4 shades. It is only $6. Find it at Ulta and
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Prom Makeup Trends

It was a bustling weekend for us at the salon. We did the hair and makeup for a prom fashion show. Crazy busy and lots of fun! It felt like preparing the beautiful young women to get in their gowns and go to the Oscars!

There are 4 big makeup trends to look for prom. The focus is on bold brows, bright lips, dewy moist skin and lashes.
prom makeup idea

To get the look....


Let your brows grow in. Then, have them professionally shaped. Use a brow powder to darken them and fill in the sparse areas. Choose a brow color close to the color of your eyebrow hairs.


Choose a bright rose, pink, coral or red lipstick. Use a lip liner to define your lips. Your lip liner color should be similar to the lipstick color to keep the bright color bold and clear.


Get your skin looking moist and dewy with a good skin care regimen. Use a facial cleanser formulated for your skin type, followed by a toner and moisturizer. BB creams are fabulous for creating a dewy look. I am loving Physician's Formula Super BB Cream right now. Luminizers are also great creating a dewy look.


I like to place a lot of focus on the eye lashes, stretching them as long as possible with mascara and lash fibers. There is nothing more alluring than beautiful fluttery lashes! It's time to schedule your brow shaping and prom makeup appointment to get the time you want. 

You can find me at Styling Point in Media, Pa. for your prom makeup.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Yon Ka Eau Micellaire

yonka micellaire

My favorite spa skin care line, Yon Ka, has come out with another new product. It is an instant cleanser and eye makeup remover called Eau Micellaire (Micellar Water) that does not required rinsing. It also tones, contains a nice dose of anti-oxidants and is good for all skin types. A great product when you are on the go.

It looks like water and has a nice light scent that is distinctively Yon Ka. It contains micelles which are described as micro-bubbles, small cleansing particles that gently capture oil, dirt and makeup on the skin that are wiped away with cotton. These are non abrasive particles. You can't feel them. Sounds good, but does it work?

I had to try it, of course! I applied the Eau Michellaire to a round cotton pad to cleanse my face at the end of the day. The directions say to apply the product again until the cotton is clean. I used 4 cotton pads. 
cotton makeup remover pads
It removed my makeup very well (even
my stubborn Too Faced Better than False Lashes Mascara!) and left my skin feeling fresh and clean. There was a nice cool sensation. I then gave my skin a quick spray of Yon Ka Lotion and applied moisturizer. Some eye makeup removers make my eyelids puffy. This did not. It's good, I like it. 

Use it twice a day morning and evening. Sensitive skin types can rinse after using to avoid any possible chance of irritation. It comes in a 200 ml./6.76 fl.oz. size ($42) and a handy 75ml./2.53 fl.oz. size ($24) for travel. I did see it for less for less on Amazon! 

Yonka Eau Micellaire Micellar Cleansing Water Ingredients: 

Aqua/Water/Eau, Polyoxamer 184, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Propandiol, Sodium PCA, Biosaccharide Gum-2, Limonium Narbonense Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Leaf Oil, Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Supressus Sempirvirens (Cypress) Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomille) Flower Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Chlorahexidine Digluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Methyl Propandiol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol.

Go to Yon Ka Eau Micellaire to check it out and find a YonKa salon or spa .

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hives from Waxing

Once in a while, I have a client who experiences hives immediately after a waxing. They can be small itchy bumps right where hairs were or larger welts that look like mosquito bites. The hives only last a short time. An hour at most. Typically, hives on the area that was waxed first, are already fading by the time the waxing service is completed. 
hives from waxing
This is a histamine reaction. The body is reacting to the hairs being pulled out. The body is perceiving the hair removal as a threat. The immune system springs into action producing histamine to fight the threat, like an allergic reaction. Does this mean my client was allergic to the wax? No. The body is reacting to the irritation of the hair being pulled out not the wax itself, producing inflammation and hives as a defense mechanism.

There are some things you can do to calm the reaction. You could take an anti histamine allergy medication such as Zyrtec before you get waxed. After waxing, apply a thin layer of an anti histamine cream such as, Benedryl Cream, to help stop the histamine reaction. You can also try a thin layer of a cortico steroid cream, such as hydrocortizone cream, to help calm the inflammation.

See me at Styling Point in Media, Pa. for a perfect waxing!

I have also heard that hives and excessive redness occur when there is too much acid in the body. Taking an antacid, such as Tums, about 20 minutes before waxing will help calm this type of reaction. A salt water compress after waxing will also calm the reaction.

You can choose to wait it out. The hives will go away on their own.

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It's never too late to start taking care of your skin. You can see me at the salon for a skin consultation, facial, other skin care services including waxing or to purchase Yonka Skin Care Products.  Styling Point 610 566-1070

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Fun Hair Colors

Creative hair colors. 
I don't want them on me, but I appreciate them on others. It's hair art. Here are a few I just love.

blue hair color

purple hair color

rainbow hair color

burgundy hair color

pink hair color
Let your creativity shine!
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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Can I use alcohol as a toner?

isopropyl alcohol

Q. My skin is breaking out. My friend uses rubbing alcohol on her face as toner. Will it help clear my skin up?

 A. Don't do it! Rubbing alcohol, which is Isopropyl Alcohol, is not a good toner. It will over dry your skin and create a tough dead cell layer of skin which will actually clog the pores more.

Use a toner containing salicylic acid to gently remove dead skin cells and calm inflammation.

A toner is used after using a facial cleanser to remove any left over cleanser and treat skin conditions.

Try Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Clarifying Toner. A bottle of it is $10.00. It is gentle, effective and easy to find. Go to to see the store locator.

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