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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Lash Out With False Eyelashes

Great Day! Check out this amazing beauty news...
You can have the best blush, the hottest gloss and shimmery shadow, but if your eyelashes can only be seen with a microscope, the whole look sort of falls flat. No one knows this better than celebrities, most of whom won't be seen taking out the garbage, let alone on the red carpet, without a fresh pair of false eyelashes. Check out some celebrity lash lovers and find out how to copy the look!

Mary J. Blige: She might go for no more drama in her life, but she certainly dramatic lashes. Check out the falsies MJB was sporting at the AMAs.







Oprah Winfrey: Her makeup artist has never had a light hand, and one thing Ms. Winfrey never skimps on his her false eyelashes.






Leona Lewis: At a recent radio event in the UK, British-born Lewis went for dewy, barely-there makeup, but she made sure had plenty of lashes






Paula Patton: At an autumn event for her movie, 'Precious,' Patton played up her unique eyes with some out-to-there lashes.






Get celebrity-style dramatic lashes by applying false eyelashes -- it's easier than you think!

Flori Roberts Eyelashes Day


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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Solve Your Winter Skin Problems

Great Day! When the weather turns from sunny and mild to cold and blustery, our skin often turns too -- from supple and hydrated to cracked, flaky and ashy. In the winter we usually need to switch from lighter moisturizers to more intensely hydrating ones, right? Here is how to winterize your skin.

Pamper yourself by moisturizing the skin. Soak in a warm bath for 5 minutes, and then add a few drops of jojoba or olive oil to the water. The oil will help to seal moisture in, which can prevent and protect against dry skin. Also, adding moisture-infused products to our skin will help hydrate it. Apply cream or body lotion to damp skin once you have had a bath or shower. This can help to prevent dry skin.

Use a humidifier in the house to keep humidity in the air. A humidifier is one of the best ways to help winterize your skin.

Exfoliate your skin several times a week to remove dead skin cells. A baby brush or clarisonic brush work well to exfoliate skin.

Always wear sunscreen when you are outdoors. Sunlight even when it is dim can create skin problems.

Try Flori Roberts Shea Nut Body Butter

Flori Roberts Shea Nut Body Butter
Luxurious body cream made from shea butter, a natural extract. The scent is heavenly but does not interfere with other fragrances. Shea Nut Body Butter alleviates dryness, provides sun protection, and penetrates deep into the skin to nourish and soften. Extended use gradually fades out skin discoloration, burns, and cuts.


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Saturday, December 5, 2009

How to Create A Natural Eye for The Daytime

Great Day! If you are looking for a way to do your makeup for a natural daytime look, here's a few simple tips can get you started.

Select eyebrow pencils and eyeliners that match your hair color for the perfect natural daytime look. Apply color to your eyes and brows sparingly and rub in the color with the tip of your finger or a soft makeup sponge.

Choose blushes and eye shadows in natural tones. Avoid colored eye shadows such as greens, blues and purples as they work better for a night on the town. Instead, choose browns and natural pinks which match your skin. Blush should be applied sparingly, as rosy cheeks create a healthy, natural look only when applied lightly. Always begin with a light amount of blush, again, working it well into the skin and applying more only if necessary.

Finish your daytime look with a natural colored lipstick or even a clear or slightly tinted lip gloss. Make sure the color is not too bright, sticking as close to your natural lip color as possible. For a daytime look, don't use a lip-liner pencil; simply reapply your lip gloss or lipstick as needed.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Using The Best Eye Shadow Palette

Great Day! Thanks for stopping by. Eye shadow palette comes in a variety of colors to fit every skin tone, facial structure and occasion. Using the best eye shadow palette colors that is suitable for your face is very important.

Different colors flatter different skin tones. Those with darker skin can choose shimmering colors to make the eyes stand out; eye shadow palette with pearly shimmering is the best option. The golden bronze looks amazing on rich dark skin as well. Flori Roberts Face Forward Palette

For those with puffy eyes, neutral and soft colors are best for the eyes. Shades of pink should be avoided because it tends to bring out the eyes from the skull.

Those with very deep set eyes can give an older and more mature look to the face. You should choose light shimmering colors such as pink, rose, sky blue and very light lavender. Avoid darker colors because it will make the eyes even more deep set.




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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Perfect Nails With Staying Power

Great Day! Thanks for stopping by. To keep perfect nails try these tips for a foolproof manicure with real staying power:

Before applying polish, wipe natural nails with a polish remove to eliminate oils that can prevent polish from adhering.

Use a base coat or strengthener before using a nail color.

Apply a strip of color first down the middle, then on each side of the nail for an easy, flawless manicure.

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

COMFY, COZY…MAKEUP?!

Great Day! The best new winter stuff is soft, soothing and natural-looking—sort of like a cashmere sweater for your face. The how-to:

1. SKIP MATES.

They tend to be drying—not what your lips need right now. “Creamy
lipsticks feel better during winter.” A lot of new formulas are made with moisturizing oils.” For staying power, blot, and then reapply.

2. LOOSEN UP.
A dusting of silky loose powder stops shine but won’t look as heavy as frozen foundation can. For a light finish, apply with a Kabuki brush-the gentle, dome shaped bristles blend well for more coverage use a velvety puff. To keep powder from flying everywhere, don’t pat. Sprinkle some onto the puff, and then roll over your face.

3. USE YOUR FINGERS.
Thick, cream products like concealer and heavy-duty tinted lip balm glide on easier if you warm them between our fingers. “Body heat helps them melt right into your skin.


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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Winter Holiday Makeup Is Here


Great Day! The holidays are here again, made apparent by the sparkle of lights everywhere you look and the glimmer of tinsel decking the halls. With the glitter and holiday glow, there is no reason why you can't shine brightly among the festivities. A few simple tips can help you wear an extra touch with holiday makeup.

To set the foundation use a light weight powder, try using one with a little shimmer like
Flori Roberts bronzers. If not try a loose eye shadow powder in gold and highlight your cheekbones. The gold color adds to the holiday glow.

For the eyes make it simple, try a thin black liner and extend the line to a fine tip. To make sure the line doesn't run try layering it with black shadow to set it in. Or try a shimmer liner in chocolate brown or hunter green.
Another option for the eye is to try metallic tone cream shadow. Choose a shimmery white or champagne colored eye shadow for the base of your holiday makeup. Apply the shadow evenly from the lash line to the brow ridge, working the powder into the skin thoroughly. Choose a mid-toned brownish red or bronze color to add depth to your eyes, applying the shadow just to the eye crease and slightly above. Start with a light application, blending well and adding more if necessary.

Also, for the holidays use colors as gold, bronze, olive green, grey, deep plum, copper. Then layer your lashes with volumizing mascara. Wiggle the wand at the base of your lashes back and forth then lift. Separate the lashes to prevent clumping with a dry eyelash or eyebrow comb.

Keep with the soft glowing holiday makeup look by wearing a splash of gold on your lips. Apply a fine dusting of gold eye shadow just to the center of each lip and then cover with clear lip gloss.


Now you can show off your Holiday Glamour Look!

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Skin You're In

Great Day! Thanks for stopping by. The first step to great skin is TLC. To break it all down to help you achieve your best skin ever here are a few ideas:

Dry Skin
The surface, dry skin face tends to be one of the most manageable skin types. However, this type of skin is very prone to wrinkles at an early age.

Exfoliate. Flaky skin that lies on the top of dry skin blocks the beneficial ingredients of your products from reaching the cells where the real work begins. Lactic acid is good for dry skin, it’s a gentle alpha hydroxyl acid.

Oily Skin
Generally have more hyperactive sebaceous glands on the face. If you need blotting papers two hours after washing, you’re oily.

A skin care routine with drying agents doesn’t stop the oiliness-it can strip the skin not only of its oil but of its normal, resulting in more oil production. An oily skin care regimen must contain a balance of sebum-fighting ingredients that don’t compromise the natural moisture balance.

Combination Skin
Many people fight oil and clogged pores on the T-zone area-nose, forehead and chin-and dryness on the cheek. Oatmeal, soy and green tea is good for combination skin. Also, dimethicone is a non-pore-clogging emollient great for combination skin as well.

Use lightweight serums and follow with an oil-free moisturizer with sunscreen.

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Flori Roberts My Everything Creme

This is an advanced breakthrough with glycolic compounds that revitalizes skin, reduces the appearance of discoloration and fine lines. With regular use, keeps dry, ashy skin soft and supple. This crème safely and effectively refines, retexturizes, and revitalizes skin. Hydrates and conditions the skin. Formulated for face and body.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

UP IN SMOKE "SMOKEY EYES"

Great Day! This season is all about fierce looks that stands out. The smudgy and Smokey eye look return with a dramatic effect that is sure to turn heads.

Create the look: Sweep the lashes with mascara or heighten the look with false lashes for a more dramatic appeal. Perfect those peepers with a charcoal blend or deep black eye pencil.

Seal the deal: When opting for a Smokey eye, use shadows that won’t look too Goth with purples or dark gray for subtle contrast.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hairstyles That Never Go Out of Style

Great Day! Certain looks are time less classics-but to remain fashionable. Here are some styles that can be rock now...

WAVES

PONYTAIL

PIXIE

CURLS










STRAIGHT

THE BOB

UPDO

FLIP










AFRO













The Bob
To make it modern Keep locks longer, almost to the shoulders, so they're choppy in the back and even and angled in the front.


Ponytail
To make it modern Ditch the Pebbles Flintstone height. "These days ponytials are low and streamlined.


Waves
To make it modern Trade in our beach spray for a shine pomade. "The effect now is glossy, soft, and a bit more refined than the messy waves.


Flip
To make it modern Instead of the ends flying out like Mary Tyler Moore's, they should barely hint at an upturn." Adding in layers and an undefined part.


Afro
To make it modern Live large! Big Afros are strong and sexy. The shape is somewhat abstract with unseen edges and it's pulled apart a little bit.


Pixie
To make it modern Mess it up a bit. With spiky asymmetrical pieces on top, the new pixie is more forgiving than the flat.


Curly
To make it modern "Keep curls loose and touchable-not like the crunchy look of the 80's.


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Monday, September 28, 2009

How To Apply Eye Makeup Base

Great Day! Eye makeup base is used before you apply eye shadow color, to prevent the shadow from running and clumping in your crease and the wrinkles around your eyes. It also causes the eye shadow to last longer and prevents those little sprinkles of powder that fall underneath your eyes.

Here's a few tips on how to apply eye cream or powdered eye shadow base:

Select an eye cream base or powdered form eye shadow base. Choose a color that closely resembles your own skin tone. There are both light and dark shades available so test a variety of base colors before settling on the right one.

Tap your middle or ring finger into your eye base makeup cream. If you are using a powder base, use a regular eye shadow brush.



Apply the base gently with your ring finger, middle finger, or eye shadow brush all over your eyelid, in the crease and all the way up to your brow bone. If you are using a cream, ensure it's rubbed in completely.

Gently blend the base well with your skin, so that it doesn't look like you are wearing obvious color making sure to avoid a visible line. The base should lighten your eyes and brighten them, but not color them dramatically.

Check your application in natural light. If it appears that you have applied too much base, and then rub it off gently with a tissue paper or a new brush.

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Keys to Healthy Natural Hair Style


Natural Style

Keys to Healthy Natural Style

Healthy hair is the foundation for any great natural style. One of the most important means to that end is maintaining clean hair. There is a correct way and an incorrect way to shampoo the hair. When hair is wet it is in its weakest state. Rough handling can damage the hair. Never ever brush wet hair.


Make sure to shampoo your hair under a flow of water (in the shower or under a skin faucet).

Apply shampoo and work it into lather by gently massaging your scalp (the lather helps lift up the dirt).

Try not to force your fingernails into our scalp or get your nails caught up in your hair. This can cause tangles and unnecessary breakage.

Do not rub the hair together like you would a piece of hand-washed laundry; instead gently work the shampoo through to the ends. This avoids disrupting the cuticles too much.

Rinse the shampoo out thoroughly, allowing the water to flow throughout the hair.

Be sure not to rub the hair with your towels too aggressively. This can be abrasive and damaging. Try squeezing the excess water out, and then wrap the towels around your head for five minutes or so to absorb the excess water.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Best Beauty Tips of All Time

1.FAKE A NOSE JOB
Draw a line with cream shimmer down
the bridge of you nose. The Highlighter
reflects light, creating the illusion of a
straighter sniffer.
Tasha Reiko Brown-Jovel,
L.A. makeup artist
2. PLUMP UP YOUR LIPS
Dab your pout with peppermints oil.
It’s an instant lip plumper, setting
Off a small allergic reaction
That causes swelling.
-David Bank, Mount Kisco,
NY, dermatologist
3. PREVENT WRINKLES
Affix adhesive butterfly Bandage
closures to facial lines before bedtime
to stop yourself from frowning in your sleep.
-Francesca Fusco, NYC
dermatologist

4. MIX YOUR OWN DRY SHAMPOO
A fast and inexpensive fix for
Greasy hair: Combine equal parts
Baking soda and baby powder,
Sprinkle over hair, and then brush.
The baking soda helps remove
buildup, and the baby powder
soaks up excess oil.
- David Babail
5. BOOST LASHES
Before putting on mascara, dust
Lashes first with a translucent
powder to add instant volume.
- Tasha Reiko Brown-Jovel


6. WAKE UP TIRED EYES
Apply black mascara, then tip the
ends of your lashes with a mascara
in plum or navy to make the whites
of your eyes look brighter.
-Brett Freedman
L.A. makeup artist
7. PREVENT ACNE
Keep separate hair and face
towels so the oil from your scalp
doesn’t cause breakouts.
- Amy Wechster, NYC dermatologist

8. ADD OOMPH TO LIPS
Always keep a sheer golden lip gloss
in your makeup bag. It instantly
warns up any lip color and gives you
a brand new shade.
-Anthea King
9. GET NO-BUDGE SHADOW
For a creamy eye shadow that won’t crease,
use waterproof eyeliner pencil. Draw over the
eyelid, the blend with finger.
- Jake Bailey

10. CREATE LIQUID LINER
Add a few eye drops to dark eye shadow.
The drops are Mess-free and sterile, which
Means you won’t introduce dangerous
bacteria into your makeup.
-Troy Surratt


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Monday, August 17, 2009

Applying Eyeshadow Under the Brow

Thanks for stopping by today! The eyes are the main focal point of the face. Eyeshadow is used to accentuate the color of the iris for a natural look and to hide flaws. To learn how to use the proper tools and techniques to apply eyeshadow under the eyebrow keep reading.


Choose eyeshadow colors that complement your skin tone, eye color and hair color. Fair-skinned women should avoid bold, bright colors and choose a pale palette. Women with a darker complexion and hair color should opt for deeper colors.

Apply eyeshadow with the proper makeup brushes. Eyeshadow Brushes should have soft but firm bristles. The bristles come in different shapes. Choose a brush based on the part of the eyelid where you're applying the color. Use round-bristled brushes when you apply makeup under the eyebrow

Brush a light color of eyeshadow from the inner corner of the eye up to the brow bone. Follow the arch of the bone to highlight the brow.

Blend the brow color gently downward toward the crease of the eyelid. Use your fingertips to blend the colors, as the natural oils on your fingers aid in blending. Go Here to accentuate your eyes.
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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Tips to Achieve Fuller Longer Lashes


Great Day! There are numerous ways to thicken eyelashes. When these methods are used in combination, they can create the fullest, thickest eyelashes possible, with maximized volume.

Curl your lashes with the eyelash curler. Clamp the lashes as close to the base as possible. Be gentle so as not to pull out any hair or pinch your skin. Open the curler and repeat as you move out toward the tip of the lashes.

Now close your eyes and dust loose powder over your lashes with a fluffy brush. This will absorb oil, make mascara stick better and help thicken the lashes.

Apply mascara starting at the base holding the brush horizontally, start at the roots and wiggle the brush back and forth in a horizontal motion while coating the lashes from root to tip vertically. Do this several times, creating four or five coats. Make sure you get the little lashes in the hard-to-reach corners also. Use a lash comb to separate the lashes.


Another way to lengthen eyelashes is to attach individual fake lashes from the outer edge of your eye going in, leaving some space in between one lash cluster to the next. You may want to use only a couple at the ends or continue until roughly around mid-eye, depending on the degree of drama you seek. When lash adhesive dries, stroke some mascara on the tips of your newly applied lashes to match the black of your natural lashes.


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Monday, August 3, 2009

Steps to Becoming a Makeup Artist

Great Day! Thanks for stopping by. Have you ever considered becoming a makeup artist, if so keep reading? If you want to become a makeup artist, you are in for a fulfilling and lucrative career. Learn the craft. You need to educate yourself on the craft of makeup artistry, whether it is through an eBook, beauty school, local seminar or YouTube, you need to learn the basics of makeup artistry before you work on a client.

Build a makeup artist portfolio that will be used to display your talents to potential clients and employers. A portfolio is imperative to the success of a makeup artist because it showcases the artist’s ability to potential clients and employers. Generally, the minimum photos you should have within your portfolio are 10 looks. You can acquire looks for your portfolio by contacting a local model agency and offering to do free makeup applications for one of their photo shoots. You won’t get a tangible payment, but you will get professional quality pictures and likely get to attach your name to a big name company.

Retail is one the best ways to start learning how the cosmetic industry works. Get yourself working as a counter manager or artist for a department store makeup line. Check out the below video on How to Become a Makeup Artist.



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Friday, July 17, 2009

How to Give Yourself a Facial

Did you know face lifts in America can cost between $7,000 to $25,000, depending on the surgeon and facility? Save some money by giving yourself a facial. You don't need a trip to the spa to treat yourself to a facial. All you need is a half an hour and some key items to emerge with a clean, fresh, and relaxed face.



  • Steps
    Tie back your hair and keep it off your face.

    Place a warm, wet towel on your face and keep it there for a few minutes.

    Remove the towel and wash your face using cleanser that's suitable to your skin type.

    Fill a pot with water. Add herbs suitable to your skin type or a few drops of essential oil. For example, chamomile, fennel seeds and roses are good for dry skin, and rosemary, lavender and peppermint can help oily skin.

    Put the pot on the stove and bring the water to a boil. Remove the pot from the heat.

    Drape the towel over your head and hold your face over the steam. Steam for 5 or 10 minutes, or whatever is comfortable.

    Put on a face mask. If using a clay-based mask, avoid the eye area.

    Lie down and relax as the mask dries. Cucumber slices over the eyes are cooling.

    Rinse your face, making sure to get all traces of the mask off.
    Conclude your facial with toner, then moisturizer.
(Read More) on skincare products suitable for your skin type.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

How to Choose the Right Eye Makeup

Great Day! Hope all is well. I know at times it can be very difficult to find the right eye shadow shades for your eye color. With so many colors to choose from, it can be very difficult. You don't want your eyes to look scary or wear the wrong colors. Especially wearing a dark coat of black or brown eye liner. Here you will find out which eye shadow shades will work best for your eye color.


Blue Eyes: Brown and rose shades. Warm shades contrast the coolness, making them pop out.

Brown Eyes: Green and gold shades. These two shades will pick up the colored flecks found in brown eyes. Bet you never knew that huh! Choose a slightly shimmery texture to make them pop out even more.

Green Eyes: Lavender and mocha shades. Purple shades contrast the color, making them look dramatic. Try softer shades of mocha.


Hazel Eyes: Deep green and pale yellow shades. Choose a shade that matches different flecks in your eyes.

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

How to Wear Beach Makeup

Great Day! Are you spending your summer at the beach of by the pool? Per New York City makeup artist Gucci Westman, a full face of makeup just looks wrong at the beach or by the pool. Any products you put on should be light and sheer-you want to look like a summer version of yourself.

Protect you skin. Before you apply any makeup, slather on a generous coat of sunscreen. Give it at least 20 minutes to soak in-it needs to dry for full
effectiveness and so that anything you put on top won’t smear.

Forget flawless. In humid weather, anything that is creamy or greasy-like foundation or concealer is going to smudge almost instantly. If you absolutely can’t imagine going without coverage, try mixing a bit of foundation into your sunscreen and apply it that way. Also, use a
translucent powder to combat shine. If you need to cover a blemish, use a stiff concealer brush or a Q-tip to dab a little pressed powder onto the area.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Are You A Natural Woman

Are you a natural woman, if so keep reading? Most women prefer a more natural look that shows off their natural beauty. For a natural look you will need three eye shadows. The first one will need to match your skin tone exactly. The second shade will be slightly darker. The third shade should be lighter than the shade that matches your skin. Depending on your skin tone, the eye shadow you choose may vary.


  • After applying your foundation highlight your brow bone with the lightest shade and use the medium shade as a wash on your eyelid. Use the darker shadow to contour your eye or apply it in the crease of your eyelid.

  • Apply brown or dark brown eyeliner. For a natural look, you want to use brown eyeliner as opposed to black eyeliner.

Apply a light or nude-colored blush. If you have dark skin, you are going to want to choose a deeper colored blush and if you have light skin, you need a lighter colored blush. Apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks.


  • Apply a nude-colored lip gloss. Choose a nude-colored gloss that compliments your skin tone.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Unforgettable Makeup Look

Hey Everybody! Thanks for stopping by. Today I'm going to teach you how to create an amazing evening look. So let's get started...
Products Used:
Avon Big Color Pencil Celadon
Avon Glimmerstick Eye Liner Emerald
Flori Roberts Face Forward Palette:
Green, Gold & Brown Eye Shades
Flori Roberts Medium Bronzing Powder
Flori Roberts Brownie Lip Gloss
False Lashes & Black Liquid Eye Liner


Steps:

  1. Apply Celadon eye pencil to top lid

  2. Apply Emerald eye liner over Celadon

  3. Apply Gold eye shadow inner corner 1/3 the way

  4. Apply Dark Green shadow in the crease, starting from outer corner to inner corner
  5. Apply Brown shadow in crease 1/3 the way. Starting from the outer corner.

  6. Apply Gold shadow to bottom lid starting from the inner corner, 1/3 the way.

  7. Apply Emerald eyeliner to bottom lid starting from the corner to were the gold shadow ends.
  8. Apply black liquid eye liner to top lid, create a wing at the end

  9. Apply black mascara to top & bottom lids

  10. Apply bronzing powder all over face, then apply brownie lip gloss
    Now, you are ready to go...

    For additional applications watch my video Going Green Makeup Tutorial


Tip: For the nighttime, curling your eyelashes and applying mascara will make your eyes stand out. Also, use darker, bolder colors...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

He's Borrowing Your Moisturizer


Yes ladies, your husband has been in your medicine cabinet. No, he's not snooping--he's borrowing your moisturizer.

Listen up fellas skincare products are not exclusive to women. In fact, there are a huge variety of products designed especially for men. Men you should analyze your skin type. Maybe it's dry and flaky, or perhaps you're prone to breakouts. Knowing your skin's specific needs makes it easier to find the perfect moisturizer.

To pick a moisturizer men you must get one
Neutrogena Men Age Fighter Face Moisturizer, 1.4-Ounce Packages (Pack of 2)specifically for your skin type. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, choose an oil-free variety. A moisturizer is important, not only for hydration, but to combat the effects of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.

Test the moisturizer to make sure it's not too greasy or heavily scented. See how long it takes for the moisturizer to absorb into your skin. Rich, creamy moisturizers take longer to absorb but are generally more effective than thin, fast-absorbing moisturizers.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Q & A Makeup/Beauty


Hey Readers! I'm glad you enjoyed the previous video Bronzed Up Summer Makeup tutorial. Don't forget to send me an email on different looks you would like to see. One of our members from, the "If You Luv Makeup & Beauty" network wanted to know some of my beauty secrets. Here are a few.

QUESTION:
What's the cheapest and expensive thing in your makeup bag?

ANSWER:
The cheapest product in my makeup bag is lash glue and the most expensive product is foundation.

QUESTION:
What's a beauty item you cannot live without?

ANSWER:
I can't live without Foundation, False Lashes and Flori Roberts Shea Butter.

QUESTION:
Your make up always looks flawless -- How do you achieve that look?

ANSWER:
I moisturize my face daily and exfoliate twice a week...

QUESTION:
Do you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

ANSWER:
No Way! As a makeup artist I am my own walking advertisement.

QUESTION:
I like looking pretty for my mate when we retire so how can I keep my skin
fresh and glowing without much effort?

ANSWER:
Drink plenty water and moisturize your face at least twice a day. As for the body try
Flori Roberts amazing Shea Butter.

A must have beauty product...it's a luxurious body cream made from shea butter, a natural extract. The scent is heavenly but does not interfere with other fragrances. Shea Nut Body Butter alleviates dryness, provides sun protection, and penetrates deep into the skin to nourish and soften. Extended use gradually fades out skin discoloration, burns, and cuts.

Thanks LeClara!


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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

How to Create A Bronze Look With Makeup

Hey Everybody! Hope all is well...Here's a few more tips for your summer look. A bronze look is the perfect way to give the illusion of tanned, glowing skin. It's most popular during the summer months, you can apply this look all year round for a fresh faced look. It can be applied to all skin types and tones. This is a temporary fix for glowing skin with a dewy finish. To create this look start with clean, moisturized skin.

Things You'll Need
Bronzing Powder
Mascara
Black Eye Liner
White Eye Liner
Gold Lipstick
Bronze Lip Gloss



Makeup Tutorial




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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Eye Care! Eye Creams! Eye Gels!

Hey Reader! Thanks for stopping by today. I was on a conference call last night and the main topic was (Eye Care). It was an excellent topic that I had to post this information on my blog. It is said that women #1 beauty concern is how to care for the eyes. Women should begin to use eye creams at the age of 30 to prevent puffiness, fine lines and dark under-eye circles.

Eyes are one of the most accentuated facial features we have. From makeup to sunglasses, they are often framed and displayed. Taking care of your eye area, where some of the most sensitive skin on your body is found, is important in your skin care regimen.


To apply eye products use your ring finger. The ring finger is the smoothest and least used of your fingers, so it will glide against your skin lightly. Start at the outer corner of eye when apply eye cream (products) pat going towards the nose (counter clockwise). When using eye creams pat the area around the eye repeatedly to help ensure that the eye cream you initially spread is absorbed into the skin. This is a very gentle touch, so do not rub or pull at your skin.

Eye creams are great because they not only moisturize around your eyes but also give your concealer, foundation and eye shadow a smooth surface to cover.


Eye Cream – Helps prevent lines while softening and diminishing existing lines. Great for Normal to Dry skin


Eye Gel - Helps cool puffiness, smooth, and great for dark under-eye circles. Excellent for oily skin



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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Crème Rinses vs Finishing Rinses Hair


Great day! Thanks for stopping by, hope all is well. I’ve created a new social networking site “If You Luv Makeup & Beauty” www.makeupbeautyandyou.ning.com which is a spin off from this blog. Get Excited! I was reading some of the beauty advice that was posted on the network and was very impressed with the HYPE Hair group that one of the members (Sensational WiGg’s) birthed.

Her knowledge on hair care products has brought a new twist to the site. Check out her inside on Crème Rinses and Finishing Rinses…Sensational WiGg’s recommend the below conditioners to maintain healthily hair, detanglement and to smooth hair cuticle.


Instant Conditioners
Smooth hair cuticles and detangle but protect the hair shaft with thin coating of hydrolyzed protein.

Deep Conditioner and Protein Conditioner
Deep conditioner give you more intense conditioning treatment because they seal moisture and coat hair shaft with proteins left on hair for 20 to 30 minutes with or without heat then rinse out.

Reconstructing Conditioners
this contains complex proteins or nucleic acids that temporarily bond to protein structure in the hair. Note: you should be careful when using the syrupy formulas because they can dry into a stiff helmet on your hair and must be rinsed out or you can have hair loss.

Hair Repair Conditioners
It have thin watery consistency and are leave in conditioners they usually used several consecutive shampoos and then your hair shaft remains "repair". Many contain formaldehyde.

Try this Natural Remedies for hair breakage:
THE EGG YOLK AND OLIVE OIL TREATMENT In a small bowl: (1) Egg yolk and 2 tbsp of Olive Oil wet hair and apply treatment concentrationon the ends

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Summer Makeup Tips

Get Excited! Get Excited! Get Excited! Summer is almost near...for a Summer Bronze Glow…Lightly dust bronzing powder on your cheek bones, on your temples, on the sides and under your nose, under your chin for a beautiful summer glow. Check out the below video for additional summer makeup tips .



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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hooded Eyes Hook

Hey! If You Luv Makeup & Beauty readers. Thanks for stopping by today. A few emails came in about how to apply eyeshadow for hooded eyes. I realize this topic was not posted on my blog. So here we go…Hooded eyes are sometimes called “bedroom eyes” because the lids trend to look partly closed. To make the lid area “push away” or recede, and help your eyes become more prominent than the eyelids.

Never use a dark eyeshadow over the entire lid, because it makes it appear heavier and will close in your eyes.

Don’t highlight the browbone too much, because doing so can accentuate the hooded appearance of the eyelid.

Application:

Highlight shade: Apply to browbone and along the upper lash line.
Midtone shade: Start at the base of your upper lash line and bring the color up and over the entire hooded area. This helps the lid recede. Make sure to blend the areas where the midtone color meets the highlight color.
Contour shade: Start at base of the lash line and bring the color up and over the hooded area. For this eye shape, you need to bring your contour color in a little farther and up a little higher than on the other eye shapes. This will help the hooded area recede. Next, sweep the contour color underneath the lower lashes to define the lower lashline. You don’t want to miss this step! Hooded eyes really benefit from a well-defined upper and lower lash line.

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