Archive for April, 2014

Spring Pinks for Everyone!

Friday, April 25th, 2014

     Spring has sprung, and nothing says spring like pink!  There are so

many different variations and hues on this feminine color that everyone

can find a shade to complement their skin tone and eye color, whether

a bright, pure pink or a softer, coral blend.  Suit your taste and style with

a matte finish or a more fun and funky shimmer and glimmer.  The photo

at left demonstrates some of the many different shades.  Lipglosses from

top to bottom are Diamond Pink, Pop, Pink Extravaganza (fuschia), Dollhouse

and Cutie (touch of lavender).  Blushes at right are Hush Pink (matte mineral blush)

Spring Flirt (Coral/Pink Shimmer) and Nectar Baked Blush.  Lipglosses are $15-$16.50 and Blushes are $14-$14.50.

How to Pop Your Eyes With Make-Up

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

 

 

One of the questions I am most frequently asked as a make-up artist and owner of  Cosmetic Cosmos, color cosmetics and  skincare, is “How can I pop my eyes?”  Another is, “My eyes are disappearing”, and still another is, “I have no idea what  colors to use to bring out my eyes.”

In the sketch above I have demonstrated how color can accentuate your eyes and which colors to use with your particular eye color.   In the top example, purples are used with blue eyes to bring out the blue.  A deeper, brighter purple eyeliner, Libido Waterproof Gel Eyeliner, is used closed to the iris and right in the lash line.  Lilac Whisper eyeliner is used above the deeper Libido on top lid and below Libido liner on bottom.  A crease-proof, instant dry shadow base is used in Cosmic, a sheer browny/purple, and then a quick dusting of Smashberry eyeshadow to finish the look.

The middle sketch depicts green eyes with Envy Me Waterproof Gel Eyeliner closest to the iris in the lashline and Limeburst Eyeliner above the Envy Me on the top lid and below on the bottom.  The lid has Stellar Liquid Eyeshadow Base in Khaki and then a dusting of Grassroots Eyeshadow to finish.

The bottom sketch shows a brown eye with Shiver Waterproof Gel Eyeliner closest to the iris in the lashline and Silveryblue Eyeliner above the Shiver on the top lid and below on the bottom.  Constellation, a golden/beige color shadow base and liquid shadow is used all over the lid and then a quick application of color from the Eyeshadow Kit in Blues.  

Always finish with Vitamin E Enriched Lash Primer Followed By Lush Mascara for full, sweeping lashes.  The difference will be quite astounding.

 

 

 

 

Finding the Correct Primer for Your Skin

Friday, April 4th, 2014

There are so many primers in the marketplace that it can be extremely difficult to figure out which one is custom made for your skin type.  I will help you identify what you need and what products will help your skin look and feel its best with or without foundation.  I will break these primers down by skin type so that you can see what each, individual product offers.

 

 

 

Oily Skin Primers

Individuals with oily skin should seek a product to mattify their skin while refining texture.  Often oily skin is

accompanied by large pores and sometimes blemishes.   Seek a water-based primer that will not clog your pores.

MATTIFIER   http://www.cosmeticcosmos.com/fc41.html

A  soft powder-gel that is oil free.  This gel absorbs shine, fills in pores and texturizes skin leaving a soft, matte finish.

PORE PERFECTING FACE PRIMER   http://www.cosmeticcosmos.com/pore-perfecting-face-primer.html

Oil-free texturizer that smooths skin while reducing the look of pores and lines

RED TEA MOISTURIZING SERUM  http://www.cosmeticcosmos.com/red-tea-moisturizing-serum.html

Smooth Serum great for normal to oily skin that needs moisture with or without foundation.  Contains

Sodium Hyaluronate

PRIMERS FOR NORMAL OR NORMAL TO DRY SKIN – THESE INDIVIDUALS HAVE NOTICEABLE

FINE LINES, WRINKLES OR DULL, DRY SKIN

SWISS APPLE STEM CELL SERUM   http://www.cosmeticcosmos.com/swiss-apple-stem-cell-serum.html

Skin feels silky and radiant after application.  Repairs epidermal cells damaged from photo-aging.  Fine lines

and wrinkles look significantly improved within thirty days of use

RETEXTURIZING FACE PRIMER  SPF 20    http://www.cosmeticcosmos.com/retexturizing-face-primer-spf20.html

Skin immediately feels smooth and silky upon application.  Dimethecone hydrates, and light-reflecting particles make

skin look younger.  SPF protects skin with or without foundation.

ANTI-AGING FACE PRIMER   http://www.cosmeticcosmos.com/anti-aging-makeup-primer.html

This primer is peptide-rich to help repair sun spots and lines caused environmentally.  Primer smooths

skin under foundation.  Recommended for use under foundations containing SPF

EYE AND LIP WRINKLE SMOOTHER   http://www.cosmeticcosmos.com/eye-and-lip-wrinkle-smoother.html

Contains calcium and fillers to plump up and fill in lines and wrinkles around mouth area and crow’s feet and

lines around eyes.  Great under make-up.

REDNESS CALMING SERUM   http://www.cosmeticcosmos.com/holistic-renewal-complex.html

This holistic formula is specially formulated for skin with rosacea and broken capillaries.  Diminishes

redness by as much as 60%.  Continued use helps repair damaged skin

BB CREAM    http://www.cosmeticcosmos.com/bb-cream.html

This all purpose, oil free cream has broad spectrum spf30 protection, primes, treats and evens out

skin tone.  Can be worn with or without foundation.  Wonderful when used as a primer under foundations.

 

 

Skin Smoother and LL Lip Creams from Cosmetic Cosmos

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Finally, a quick fix to smooth out fine lines, wrinkles and pores.  This vitamin-enriched

Skin Smoother is enriched with vitamins, glides on like silk and instantly makes skin

appear smoother and younger-looking.  Great under all foundations.

http://www.cosmeticcosmos.com/skin-smoother.html          $29.50

 

 

 

LL Lip Creams impart vivid, neon color to lips in a high moisture, semi-matte finish.

(Think Nikki Minaj).  These lip creams are incredibly long-wearing and high-voltage.

http://www.cosmeticcosmos.com/ll-lip-creams.html            $16.00