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....

Brows

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.

Lips

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.

Skin

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.

Lashes

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.

For more info on BB creams click here!
For more on Luminizer's click here!

Have a Beautiful Day!
  
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist
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Monday, February 16, 2015

Yon Ka Eau Micellaire

yonka micellaire
My favorite spa skin care line, Yon Ka, has a waterless cleanser.

Yonka is a beautiful botanical French skin care line known for it's signature blend of essential oils. Many exclusive salons and spas use Yonka for their facial treatments.

What is Eau Micellaire Micellar Water

It is an instant cleanser and eye makeup remover called Eau Micellaire (Micellar Water) that does not required rinsing. Super convenient, right?

You can keep it by your bed and actually cleanse you face from your bed. No more excuses for going to bed without washing your face!!!

It also tones, contains a nice dose of anti-oxidants and is good for all skin types.

It is a really great product to use when your are traveling or are going on a weekend get away because you get a cleanser and toner in one. That's on less thing to pack.

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.

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.

Sounds good, but does it work?

I had to try it, of course! 

I applied the Eau Michellaire to a round cotton pads 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 highly recommend 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. 

It's so easy get your face nice and clean!

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


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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.

Calm the Reaction

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.

Read about sensitive skin care products

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

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

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Fun Hair Colors

Creative fashion hair colors. 
I don't want them wear them on my hair, but I really appreciate them on other people. I love the bright, vibrant colors. It's hair art. It's beautiful! Here are a few creative hair colors I just love.

Fashion Hair Color Ideas

blue hair color

purple hair color

rainbow hair color

burgundy hair color


pink hair color
Fabulous
Let your creativity shine!
Shop for Manic Panic Semi Permanent Hair Color

Have a Beautiful Day!

 xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist
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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 leftover cleanser and treat skin conditions.


Try Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Clarifying Toner. A bottle of it is just$8.97 on Amazon. It is gentle, effective and easy to find. 

Go to burtsbees.com to see the store locator.

Shop for Burt's Bees Toners


Have a happy skin day!

xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Makeup Artist
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