Archive | February 2017

STILL CLEANSING BY HAND? THERE’S A LOT YOU’RE MISSING! 

If you’re still washing your face by hand or with a wash cloth then you may be leaving more behind than you realize! In an independent clinical study, women applied fluorescent makeup to their forehead (to show residue under UV light). Using cleanser, they washed one side by hand and the other side using Skinvigorate™ Cleansing Brush for the same length of time. Afterward, the women were satisfied they had washed all of the makeup off and saw no color remaining on their forehead. The results below show under ultraviolet light that the Skinvigorate™ Cleansing Brush side is clearly cleaner.

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Isn’t that disgusting? Even when your face FEELS like it’s clean, there is still makeup and dirt and grime leftover!!! I use the Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush daily. It has two speeds and can be used in the shower as it is water-proof (just don’t submerge it in water).

  • Helps remove makeup 85% better than cleansing by hand 
  • Boosts the absorption of your next skin care product!
  • Clears pores
  • Transforms dull skin into a radiant complexion
  • Provides a more even-looking skin tone

It also makes your skin feel really, really smooth and soft and at $50, it’s priced well below the competition and worth every single penny. I promise!!! (Product Link)

 

Laying the Foundation

So let’s lay the foundation…I have a very popular pin on pinterest regarding foundations so I thought I would expand on the subject as you can only put so much information on a pin!!

We carry just a few types of foundations. (Sarcasm) The obvious are the liquid foundations, yes plural. There are THREE! Two age-fighting formulas: Luminous-Wear and Matte-Wear as well as an medium-coverage called Eight-Hour Oil Control. We also have Mineral Powder Foundation, Creme-to-Powder and my personal fav…the CC Cream!

Alright so let’s break it down by type:

Liquid – Normal to Dry Skin (Age-Fighting) $22
Who knew a liquid foundation could help fight against signs of aging while making you look gorgeous?! We did! 😊 If you have normal to dry skin, you should go with the Luminous-Wear liquid foundation (Product Link). It’s formulated with skin-loving jojoba to provide moisture and contains a light-reflecting mineral that brightens skin and gives it a more radiant look. Infused with vitamin E and a patented blend of collagen-building peptides for skin that instantly looks firmer, younger and healthier!

Key Benefits

  • Visibly reduces the appearance of pores, fine lines, wrinkles and skin imperfections
  • A moisturizing complex enriched with skin-loving jojoba delivers lasting comfort and hydration
  • Skin looks luminous, radiant and immediately brightened as skin texture appears visibly improved
  • Leaves skin feeling moisturized all day
  • 23 skin-perfecting shades (check with your consultant to find the perfect shade!)
  • Gives skin a long-lasting luminous finish
  • Skin instantly looks firmer, younger and healthier
  • Color stays true hour after hour
  • Transfer- and humidity-resistant
  • Lightweight formula applies evenly and smoothly

Accessory

Liquid Foundation Brush – $10 (Product Link)

 

Liquid – Combination to Oily Skin (Age-Fighting) $22

Again…age-fighting in foundation?! Aren’t you glad you’re reading my bloggity blog? (The answer is yes) If you have combination to oily skin, you should go with the Matte-Wear liquid foundation (Product Link). This is what I wear because I have the dreaded oily “T” zone and as indicated by the name, it has a matte-finish and is an oil-controlling foundation formulated to fight the signs of aging with a patented blend of collagen-building peptides and vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect the skin against environmental stressors. It visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and imperfections for a perfectly flawless finish!

Key Benefits

  • Visibly reduces the appearance of pores, fine lines, wrinkles and skin imperfections
  • Special microspheres work all day to absorb oil and control shine without a heavy makeup look or feel
  • Gives skin a long-lasting matte finish
  • All-day oil and shine control
  • 23 skin-perfecting shades (check with your consultant to find the perfect shade!)
  • Skin instantly looks firmer, younger and healthier
  • Color stays true hour after hour
  • Transfer- and humidity-resistant
  • Lightweight formula applies evenly and smoothly

Accessory

Liquid Foundation Brush – $10 (Product Link)

 

Liquid – Medium-Coverage $18 

Eight-Hour Oil Control (Product Link) provides a lightweight, long-wearing Medium-Coverage Foundation gives you stay-true color. Helps control excess oil for at least eight hours. This silky-smooth formula glides on to even skin tone. This foundation is for any woman looking for an oil-free, water and silicone-base liquid foundation that will give skin a flawless look and beautiful base for color cosmetics.

  • Best for normal to oily skin

Benefits

  • Provides stay-true, stay-put color.
  • Helps control oil for at least eight hours.
  • Provides buildable coverage.
  • Available in 16 shades

Accessory

Liquid Foundation Brush – $10 (Product Link)

 

Mineral Powder $20 

Great for ALL skin types and for women looking for buildable coverage with a natural finish. Transfer-resistant and feels light on the skin. I’ll brush this on top of my CC cream to matte it out or if I need to add some darker color after my CC cream if I’ve been in the sun! (Product Link)

Benefits

  • Blends effortlessly for a flawless look
  • Lightweight powder makes lines, wrinkles and other skin imperfections seem to disappear
  • Provides buildable coverage
  • Controls Shine
  • Weightless
  • Long-Wearing formula is transfer-resistant so it won’t fade away by midday.
  • Provides the coverage of a foundation with the comfort of a powder
  • Gives a natural or matte finish
  • Available in 12 shades

Accessory

Powder Foundation Brush – $10 (Product Link)

 

Creme-to-Powder $18 

Endless Performance Creme-to-Powder (Product Link) is also a favorite of mine because of the ease in putting it on with the sponge applicator and it’s a makeup must have. Heat and humidity in the forecast? You want this coverage.  It’s non-drying and is a velvety-feeling formula that won’t transfer or rub off and streak.

Benefits

  • Long-wearing foundation
  • Heat and humidity resistant
  • Photo-ready (SELFIE TIME!)
  • Matte finish
  • Easy-to-carry
  • Foundation and powder in one
  • Great for oily skin
  • Available in 16 shades

Accessories

Sponge Applicators – $3 for 2 (Product Link)

Compact – $17 for the Mini or $19 for the Regular Compact. This isn’t necessary as it comes in a clear plastic container that you could keep it in. The compacts are however magnetic and can hold the sponge.  (Product Link)

 

CC Cream Sunscreen (SPF15) $20 

THIS is my favorite “Complexion Corrector”! It acts like makeup to instantly correct complexion imperfections while formulated like skin care to help nurture skin’s beauty tomorrow. it’s lightweight and gives you a natural look and feel and also contains SPF15! It comes in 5 shades so it makes finding the perfect match a little easier. (Product Link)

BENEFITS

1. Protects: Against damaging UVA and UVB rays with broad-spectrum SPF15*.
2. Brightens: Instantly amplifies skin luminosity and brightens the complexion.
3. Corrects with Lightweight Coverage: Mineral-based pigments help correct the look of imperfections and improve your overall complexion with lightweight coverage that doesn’t give that “made-up” appearance.
4. Minimizes Redness: Provides visible relief and minimizes the appearance of skin redness. It was even tested on women with rosacea who agreed it helps diminish the look of redness.

5. Conceals: Instantly conceals the appearance of blemishes. It also conceals dark circles and dark shadows as it blends beautifully with your skin tone. It soothes and nourishes acne-prone skin and calms troubled skin.

6. Hydrates: For 10 hours. Skin feels instantly hydrated. It provides nourishing comfort without feeling oily or greasy.
7. Reduces Visible Signs of Aging: Fine lines appear less noticeable. It also helps minimize the appearance of pores while visibly improving skin’s texture.
8. Defends: Against skin-damaging free radicals thanks to powerful antioxidants.

Accessory

Liquid Foundation Brush – $10 (Product Link)

 

The Key to a long-lasting, Flawless Finish

Now that you’ve found your perfect foundation, you’ll want to make it last all day right?  To help your foundation application easier, make sure you’re applying a moisturizer to your skin before applying any makeup.

Foundation Primer also helps fill in fine lines and wrinkles so the foundation doesn’t “set” in them as well helping you maintain that flawless finish.

Finishing Spray! This stuff is amazing, and will not only set your foundation but your entire “look”! Just spritz over face and tah-dah!
I hope this information has helped you feel more confident about laying your perfect foundation! As always, feel free to leave comments or questions!

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