Monday, February 22, 2010

lubed lips

This time of year I do so many people's makeup who have incredibly dry, chapped lips. Besides drinking water there are a couple of things you can do. Philosophy makes a great sugar scrub for your lips. Only one use for two minutes really makes a difference. Another great treatment I've found is lipp lube. They are all natural lip balms with the highest concentration of vitamin E. The beeswax is a natural spf and they taste good in great flavors and have nice sheen. There is no excuse now for cranky lips!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tinted Moisurizer

So one simple way to protect skin and create even skin tone is tinted moisturizer. I love this product because if you have nice skin you really don't need a heavy foundation you just need a little something. It keeps your skin looking fresh and clean and perfect looking. My favorite is Laura Mercier's because it also gives you an spf of 20 which everyone needs everyday!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Capturing Beauty

Ever walk by a mirror and catch your reflection in it and say "damn, I look good!" I'm sure you have. What was it about your appearance that you liked. Was it your hair? Your skin? Your eyes?
Take time today and look at yourself. I want you to find one thing about your appearance that you like and I want you to play it up. If you think you have a nice glow about your skin,don't cover it with foundation just even out the color. If you like your lips, apply a shimmering gloss. If you like your eyes add a contrasting color to the lid to bring them out more. Every day make what you got even better and what you don't got, let it go!!!
That's the way to personalize your beauty, simply!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

mascara

One sure fire way to really give your eyes a boost is applying mascara. And the number one question I get is-what is my favorite kind? Well like anything else, we all have our opinions, but speaking from experience and experiment, Voluminous by L'Oreal is my favorite. Better than Lancome or Chanel. It goes on really smoothly and doesn't clump. What's great about it is that it is very natural if that's the look or can be built up for my drama. It doesn't flake either. And the price is so nice.!!
Real Simple, Real Beautiful.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Importance of Blush



So, feeling sick is no fun. Looking sick is just plain unattractive. One must have this time of year when the weather keeps us indoors and illness takes over is blush.
Look in the mirror, smile, and notice that rounded area next to your nose. That's the apple of your cheek. That's where the color goes. Apply either a bright pink or apricot to really give a natural,healthy glow. I like Vincent Longo's "Innocence" and MAC's " So Sweet, So Easy," which is actually a cream blush so you can even use your fingers.
Creating health has never been so simple. And you have never looked so beautiful.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Luminant Skin



So I have the great pleasure of doing Camille's makeup on a pretty regular basis. She has the most gorgeous skin of just about anyone I know. She uses amazing products by epicuren(one of my favorite skincare lines). We also love to add a bit of shimmer to her skin when I do her makeup just to give an even healthier glow. My recommendation for illuminating skin is daily exfoliating, a nice moisturizer and when applying your makeup, use a light foundation. You can then add highlight to the cheekbones and bridge of the nose. I love MAC's new mineralized powder. It really creates beauty quite simply.