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Showing posts from March, 2017

How to Apply Shimmer Eye Shadow to Older Eyes

Q.  I have read that older women should not wear shimmery or frosted eye shadow. Is this true? A.  Highly frosted and heavy shimmer eye shadows can add too much light reflection that accentuates wrinkles and puffiness. Highly frosted shadow can also create an old fashioned dated look.  It is my opinion that older women  can  wear a soft sheer shimmer shadow, a satin or a very lightly frosted shadow. In fact, brightening the eyelids with an eye shadow with a light metallic finish can create a more youthful appearance.  Older women should avoid opaque heavy glitter shadows and heavily frosted eye shadows. White, very pale pink and light blue metallic shadows do not compliment older eyes and should also be avoided.  How to apply shimmer eye shadow on older eyes: Use a combination of shimmer and matte eye shadows to create your look. Always start with Urban Decay Primer potion to increase shadow wear and prevent eye shadow creasing. 1. Apply a soft shimmer eye shadow to your eye

Trends: Metallic Makeup

Spring is a time for freshness and coming to life after the long cold winter. I know I'm excited for the spring and summer makeup colors every year. There are two trends that I am particularly excited about this year, the blush color trend and metallics. Blush Pink Makeup Soft pale pink is a super hot color for this spring. You will see it in clothing, handbags, shoes, nail polish and lipstick. The nude nail polish and nude lipstick trends have been going on for quite sometime now. The pale pink trend adds a little fun color to the neutral nude look.  The pale pink lip and nail can a pink nude or a bright pale pink. It can be opaque or sheer. It can be cream or metallic. It's f resh and springy! To get the look, try Zoya Piper, a semi sheer blush pink cream nail color and Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Native, a soft pink cream lipstick. Click here for Zoya Piper Click here to see more nail polish colors for spring. Metallic Makeup I'm really excited about

Zoya Charming Collection Spring 2017

As we brace for a Nor'easter here in Philly, my thoughts are on spring. The Zoya Spring 2017 nail polish collection! It's the Charming collection. There are six soft colors that have a soft pastel vibe, a wonderful representation of spring.  They remind me of the beautiful flower colors we see in April and May. There 3 creams and 3 micro-sparkles. All nicely pigmented fresh cool colors. Jordan- a soft light pink cream Abby- a light lavender cream Tina- a medium amethyst cream Millie- a violet micro-sparkle Lacey- a light soft green micro-sparkle Amira- a soft blue micro-sparkle Shop for Zoya polish on amazon   Zoya polish is vegan and 10 free, which means it's free of the ingredients formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor, TPHP, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide and lead. See the latest Zoya Nail Polish Collection on my Zoya Nail Polish page!         Have a Beautiful Day!  xo Jill Licensed Cosmetologist,  Esthetician, 

Warm Eyeshadow Palette: Tarte Maneater Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte is one of my favorite makeup brands. Why?  Well, there are lots of reasons. It's a favorite of mine because it's a natural makeup that contains ingredients, such as vitamins, minerals and plant extracts, that are actually good for your skin. It's not tested on animals, which is super important for me. It's  formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates and is gluten free. Tarte also offers some vegan products which are marked with a V symbol on their website. My latest Tarte cosmetic item is the Maneater Eyeshadow Palette. I love the cute animal print packaging! 🐆 This is a limited edition palette with 8 shadow colors. The colors are sooo rich and warm! They are purr-fect for creating a warm peachy brown look that can be natural looking or dramatic. Tarte includes a nice little guide with this palette for creating two looks, Naturally Irresistible and Voluptuous Vixen.   Here are the beautiful colors. The large pan