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Wednesday, June 29, 2011


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40 Mineral Eye Shadows in 4 Weeks 

I am reviewing all 40 mineral eye shadows during July, checking
the texture and color for wear-ability and the accuracy of the
color photo and description on our website.  In some cases, certain colors may be eliminated.  Other colors may be enhanced and improved upon. I will be reporting on my findings in this blog.  

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mineral Bronzer, Naturally

Bronzers imitate the healthy look of the sun on our skin and are also used to warm up the complexion. Applying bronzer is a great way to add a healthy glow all over the face for all skin tones. Blush should be used over bronzer on the apple of your cheeks to add a POP of color.

Which Color To Choose?
Fair/ Light Skintone = Beige brown 
Medium/Tan Skintone=Red brown May 2011
Bobbi Brown, contributing beauty & lifestyle editor
Q How can I wear bronzer so it looks natural?
A Choose a brown toned powder that's just a little darker than your natural skin, and steer clear of anything that's too orange or shimmery. To avaoid streaks, apply your bronzer by a window, where you have plenty of natural daylight. Hit your cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin. And, most important, be sure to put some farther down your neck and check, so it blends in with the rest of your skin.


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Mineral Bronzing Powder can add warmth to your face in all seasons. To achieve a balanced sun-kissed look and not a sun-drenched look, use a color 1-2 shades lighter than your skintone. Apply bronzer to all the spots on your face that the sun naturally kisses. To add dimension apply a "pop" of color with blush on the apples of your cheeks.

Bronze Mineral Glow provides a creamy beige bronze finish! An All-Over-Face finishing powder that combines the perfection of a finishing veil with the dewy shimmer of a glow.

Copper Tan Mineral Bronzer is a reddish-brown copper tan semi-matte mineral bronzer shot with subtle sparkle that adds warmth and a sun-kissed glow to your face.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

FREE SUMMER GIVE A WAY: Cosmo's Sexiest Beauty Secrets

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Balanced Approach to Sun Protection

According to Prevention Magazine [June 2011] 69% of women lie to themselves saying they don't need sunscreen. Don't be one of them.  Arm yourself with the simplest and strongest weapons we have against wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer. 

Reality Check  You don't have to be on the beach to soak up rays. Most people rack up 14 hours of casual UV exposure per week. Makeup and a daily lotion with SPF are great steps, but 'the protection is short-lived on hot, sunny days' says NYC dermatologist Arielle Kauvar, MD. Use a sweat-resistant sunscreen with at least SPF30 on all sun-exposed skin to be safe.

Does Mineral Makeup Provide Enough Sun Protection? excerpts from team
Dermatologist Leslie Baumann, MD writes that many of her patients choose mineral powders because of the SPF.  Women put on about 0.085 grams of powder, while we would need to apply 1.2 grams to receive the full SPF benefit.  A balanced approach can be achieved by using a daily sunscreen along with your mineral makeup to maintain a healthy, luminous appearance.
First Line of Defense
Sunscreen for optimal protection, apply a separate sunscreen underneath your mineral makeup.
Second Line of Defense
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Protection from the Inside Out [GCI May 2011]
Some antioxidants, particularly the carotenoids, are structured to preferentially absorb the most harmful wavelengths of UV light, quenching free radicals, protecting the skin, strengthening collagen and elastin, stanching inflammation and DNA damage, and altogether putting the brakes on photo-oxidative stress.
Carotenoids are yellow, orange, and red pigments synthesized by plants. The most common carotenoids in North American diets are alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene.  Go To This LInk for more info: Carotenoids

Allure/June2011 SKIN RX
excerpted from  Dermatologist Ava Shamban new book 'The Breakthrough Plan for Renewal'
Rrecommendations for her Beverly Hills celeb's:
  1. Wear a high daily SPF over a potent antioxidant serum to protect skin from free radicals.
  2. Use retinols at night, unless you are pregnant.
  3. Eat well and exercise
  4. Every five to six weeks get customized peels, which remove dead cells and discoloration caused by sun damage.  Getting the surface completely smooth is what gives skin luminosity. They also get more facials than most of us.  

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Taming those wild brows

From This

To This
"You have seen what a difference a great frame can make to a painting. It is the eyebrows that form a frame for your eyes. Beautifully groomed eyebrows make a huge difference.  It is possible to transform a face with just tweezers, shadow , a brow brush and a brow gel.  A professional will help you find your ideal shape.  Once the brows have been groomed, it is easy to do your own upkeep." Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual
 "In addition to telegraphing feelings, eyebrows frame the face and create clear boundaries for eye makeup, which is why keeping them well groomed is so important. The cleaner and more artfully shaped they are, the more open, uplifted and symmetrical your face looks.  In fact, many makeup artists assert that if your brows are in great shape, you need almost no other makeup to look polished and pulled together.  Some enthusiastic pros even venture to say that a good brow-grooming is almost as effective as a facelift." Getting Gorgeous from InStyle

Tweezer Care When tweezers get dull, which happens with repeated use, they are no longer as effective at grabbing on to and removing small hairs. You can take them to a knife shop for sharpening. Some of the better brands, such as Tweezerman, come with a lifetime guarantee that includes free sharpening whenever necessary. Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual  [who knew?]

Allure Magazine, Insiders Guide p84 June 2011
ASK ALLURE Dermatologist Patricia Wexler
Q    I overplucked my brows, what can I do?
 A  There are several ways to help regrow your brows.  Minoxidill, the ingredient in over-the counter hair-growth products such as Rogaine is one.  Dip a cotton swab in the solution and run it over your brows.  Latisse, the prescription treatment that lengthens and thickens lashes also works on brows.  Paint it on carefully; with daily use, you should see results in 12-16 weeks.

Prevention Magazine April 2011
The key to making brow powder, pencil and gel look natural is to use the right hue.  "My rule of thumb is to choose a color that's a shade or two lighter than your hair" says Kristie Streicher.  It ends up looking more natural because the colors usually go on darker than you expect.  In general, medium brown suites brunettes, warm brown is best for redheads and taupe is best on blondes and those with gray hair.  

Face Value Cosmetics offers several deeper matte shades suitable for filling in brows.  I would recommend you look at  our matte Bark, Shroom, Woods, Cocoa, Espresso and Onyx shades:

On a personal note, I have a poll on my FACEBOOK PAGE asking for your opinion on your interest in a clear brow gel and mineral mascara.  Please participate.  Your input will help me decide if I should add these products to our makeup line. Thanks~Nancy