Monday, December 28, 2009

Hottest Product of the Year!!

HAPPY MONDAY!! Another beginning of a beautiful week!! As we know on Thursday most of us will say goodbye to 2009 & officially enter 2010!!

Let's just jump to the point, this is the HOTTEST product on the market!! From any second, any minute, any time of the day, any weather, THIS WILL GIVE YOU PERFECT SKIN!! Ladies & gentlemen here we have... Make Up Forever's HD Invisible Cover Foundation

This is an oil-free, moisturizing, & a flawless finish foundation! This product is made specifically for HD, so it looks great on HD TV and in person. It is very light, and the best part it won't make your face breakout. Everyone starting from Kim Kardashian's Make-Up Artist and ending backstage at the hottest New York Runway shows, this foundation is used by all!

The HD foundation works best with the HD Microfinish Powder also by Make-Up Forever.
This translucent powder comes in one universal color that works for all skin tones. Finally we can all be the same color, whether you're blue, green, white or black <3
It fills in all your lines with a matte finish, this is truly perfection!

These items can be bought from Sephora. The foundation list price is $40 and the powder sells for $30. This is definitely worth trying!

So the last thing we'd like to add is our new look of the week. This new and improved, "Modern Goth" look is the latest trend on runway. Bold lips are in, so are dark eyes. This modern look, focuses on pretty rather than scary.

Ta-Ta for now!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

There's no place like home!!

Good evening Ladies!! We have a homemade face cleanser that we absolutely love!
This is so convenient that you can make it out of your own pantry.
Here it goes:

Milky Honey Oatmeal Cleanser:
1/2 cup ground oatmeal
1/2 cup organic milk
1 Tbsp. Honey

Mix all ingredients really good, and massage it into the skin gently.
Rinse it off with warm water. Oh and make sure to refrigerate after each use.
This will leave your skin super soft & clean.

It's as simple as that!!

Next we have a simple face mask that is really good for combination skin.

Orange & Yogurt mask:
Grated rind of one orange.
1/2 cup of organic yogurt

Mix the the ingredients & apply to skin.
Leave the mask on for 10 minutes then rinse.

Oranges contain citric acid, which exfoliates & adds life to dull skin.

These are super simple home remedies that during the recession, everyone can afford!

So enjoy it & remember, everyone deserves some pampering ;)

P.S. There are more where these came from!! Keep checkin' back!

The Price we pay...

The beauty industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. We spend hundreds of dollars buying, trying, wasting, hoping & wishing for beauty products to work. But what are you REALLY paying for your products? Well guess what we found out, while doing some research we found out that the average cost of the cosmetic product is about 10% of what you pay. Where do you shop at- Bloomies or drugstores? Think of it this way, a bottle of moisturizer costs about $30 at a department store, $15 goes to the cosmetic company and $15 goes to the department store, and guess how much goes into making the product? $3...!!! The gross profit of the company is $12.. funny huh? We pay that $30 for something that took $3 to make. Keep that in mind the next time you go shopping! That's why it's important to know what is in your product.. even though some ingredients cost more to make, you'll never really know whats worth paying for, until you learn to read the labels.

The No-No's:
*The Irritator's- Citrus Oils and propylparaben.

*The Clogger's- Isopropyl Myristate, Coco Butter, Mineral Oil, and Lanolin.

NOTE: In one of our previous blogs we wrote that Mineral Oil is the safest of all oils; it is the preferred oil in cosmetics but it is best avoided by people with oily skin & has been known to clog pores.

These are only a FEW of

The Ya-Ya's:

Royal jelly, collagen and aloe vera.

Products made of these things need to be refrigerated in order for you to get any benefit.

**** Beware cosmetic companies can be as evil and low as cheating boyfriends! I say this because SOMETIMEZZZZZZ the FDA allows them to keep their secret ingredients to stay as "trade secret status" that pretty much means that they don't have to appear on the bottle label and gets listed under "other ingredients".....

Friday, December 25, 2009

"Light" up your holidays! ;)

Hey beautifuls! We hope you all enjoyed your Christmas! We hope you've all been good little powder puffs and Santa put what (or who ;)) you wanted under your Christmas tree! We've had a little delay in updating because of all of the holiday chaos but we're back muhaha ;)Oh & Happy Hanukkah also! So we've been spending the last few days getting all the information ready to post up.

While doing last minute Christmas shopping, we couldn't help but notice Women who looked like they did their make-up in the "dark". I'm sure everyone has seen this at least once or twice. I'm sure they really didn't mean for it to come out that way, but make-up looks different in your bathroom mirror than it looks outside.

The best lighting you could possibly use to do your make-up is by a window or on the balcony, pretty much anywhere that daylight falls. If you REALLY wanna know what you're face will look like, do it under daylight. That way you can get all the nicks and crannies covered up then maybe your face will actually look like it belongs on your neck.

As for make-up artists: THE LIGHT GUY IS YOUR BEST FRIEND!! Make sure you find out what kind of light is being used. You may have done the hottest make-up ever but under the type of light their using it may look like crap. Depending on the light you use in the make-up room will determine the amount of imperfections which you'll be able to see. The best light to use is "White Light" (5000 kelvin). The reason it's the best to use is because it emits a full spectrum which has an equal amount of each of the three light primaries (Red, blue, green)which produces what is called "pure white light". This tube is also called Chroma 50.

And for all you night owls, don't worry about the daylight, do your makeup in the lightest-light you can find (Car lights don't count!).

This is it for now, there's a big plate of leftovers & dirty dishes waiting for us byee :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

What's in a name? ..

There are about a trillion make-up brands out there. Of course we all want the best, the more expensive and the one with the best brand name, but the truth is, it's not about the brand, it's about what's in it. If you know the look you want to achieve, what's in the make-up matters.

Make-Up is basically made of two parts: The Vehicle and the Pigment.
-The Vehicle is what carries the pigment from one area to another. It it can be made of oils and waxes or water and polyglycerin.
-Pigment is material which is made up of color.

So basically that is what your make-up is made of.

Some ingredients can be the source of your skin problems are:

-Isopropyl Myristate: Used as an oil in make-up & has been known to cause blackheads and acne.
-Lanolin: Clogs pores and becomes rancid over-time.

Mineral OILis the safest of all oils and it is the preferred oil in cosmetics.

This is basic information that every make-up artist needs to know.

You are your own teacher...

...Believe or not, you are your own teacher, and probably the best teacher you will EVER have is yourself. For over ten years, I've spent my time learning, researching and perfecting the art of make-up. And what I have learned throughout my experience in and out of beauty school, is that it is not as hard as you think. I've seen and known many people pay thousands of dollars to learn techniques that can easily be self-taught.

What we're here to do basically is save you your money by telling you exactly what we've learned in school and throughout our experience. We went to one of the best professional make-up schools in the country (due to security reasons we can't mention the name). We have all the notes and the info to break it down for you. So you have officially entered The Powder Room, get your powder-puffs ready ladies (and possibly gentlemen)!