Friday, May 30, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Day

Apply your blush before applying your foundation. It makes the skin look pretty and fresh with a healthy glow to the cheeks.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Beauty Tip of The Day

To give your lips a more precise look without using lip liner, try applying foundation around your lips.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Day

Do I conceal first and then apply foundation or do I apply my foundation first? This question is still being argued today. You should always do what is comfortable for you and whatever gives you the best look. One advantage to applying foundation first is it prevents the 'cakey and dry' look that concealer can give when it is applied before foundation. Concealers have a much thicker and sometimes creamier texture. When foundation is applied under the eyes and all over the face and blended well, it can have a smooth appearance. Don't forget that sometimes we can get all of the coverage that we need with just foundation. So, the next time you apply your makeup, try applying the foundation first and then apply concealer if it is still needed.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Day

Organic or Natural?  Don't always believe the hype.  Many products claim to be organic, but only really have a few organic ingredients in them.  Organic products may still have harmful elements such as parabens.  Depending on your skin, some 'natural' ingredients may be harmful to your skin as well.  Determine your skin type and research the ingredients that are right for your skin type.  Choose products that work for you and not because they claim to be 'organic' or have 'natural' ingredients.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Day

As you prepare to go out and about to your different barbecues, and other social outings, don't forget to use sunscreen protection. Have a wonderful Memorial Day!!!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Day

Be prepared to adjust your foundation shade during the summer, as your skin may get darker.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Beauty Tip of The Day

When applying eyeshadow, to ensure smooth blending, apply a light application of powder.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Day

Pamper yourself from time to time. Treat yourself to a facial. According to Vivica Fox on 5/15/08, she loved O-Aesthetics in Vinings, GA (suburb of Atlanta). The contact info is as follows: 1675 Cumberland Parkway #407. Phone 770.863.9543. Nadine was the Aesthetician that took care of Ms. Fox.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Day

Stay out of the sun!!! For a natural and gradual tan, try Jergens 'Natural Glow' Daily Moisturizer. It comes in three formulas - fair, medium, and medium-tan. Check out

Friday, May 16, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Day

When applying makeup, remember, 'less is more'! Don't over powder the face. Don't apply too much color to the eyes or cheeks without blending. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Day

For that all over dewy skin look this summer, try using creme based products (blushes, eye shadows,etc) as well as shimmers.

Bernadette Thompson Nail Collection

Bernadette Thompson Nail Collection joins Softsheen-Carson and Vaseline as a Presenting Sponsor of Sparkle, Shimmer, & Shine 2008, an annual event of Illusions Cosmetics held in Los Angeles. Bernadette will provide a team of manicurists to provide mini manicures and pedicures for this years event. Also, Bernadette will provide products for the fabulous gift bags. Check out her nail collection at

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Top 10 Beauty Products/Supplies for Spring/Summer 2008

1. Eye Shadow Base
2. Gel Eyeliners( so popular for Spring/Summer this year) try the Gel eyeliners from Illusions Cosmetics available in 6 shades for $12
3. Baked blush in shades of pink and coral
4. A great set of makeup brushes
5. An Antishine product
6. Eye Brow Wax
7. Sheer Foundations and tints
8. Oil Blotting Pressed Powder
9. Sparkling Eye Pigment in several shades
10. A Beautiful Bronzer

Beauty Tips Of The Day

Subtle ways of warming up the skin:
1) Add a little red to your eyebrow color (brownish red, chestnut,etc)
2) Add a little bright orange to the lower eye line along with a brownish red liner (use eyeshadow to keep it soft)
3) Add a brownish red eyeshadow to the crease of your eye.
4) Warm up cheeks with a combination of a pink (hot pink) and orange (bright orange) cheeks (blend very well).

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Day

For all of those swimmers out there, before going into the pool this summer, be sure to remove all traces of eyeliner and non waterproof mascara.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Day

If you are experiencing dry patches, this doesn't necessarily mean that your skin is dry. Your skin may be dehydrated. Try exfoliating the skin with a non-abrasive facial scrub twice a week.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Day

To keep your foundation fresh during the summer, set your foundation with a loose powder to prevent any outburst of shine.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Day

When testing foundations on your face, natural light is the best light.

Beauty Tip Of The Day

Skin is the most important aspect of any makeup look. It should not be covered up by foundation. Instead, foundation should be applied to skin to even the color.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Monday, May 05, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Day

Never lend out your eye pencils or mascara. This is an easy way of getting eye infections. Remember to sharpen eye pencils often to keep the tips clean.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Day

24 kt Gold
They firm and lighten complexions and have anti-inflammatory properties. Cleopatra benefitted from 'gold' facials in her day. You can benefit from them too. Gold, being the softest metal, is easily absorbed into the skin and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The next time you are in Miami, stop by Spa V at Miami's Hotel Victor and ask about their 'Gold' facials.

* If anyone has ever received this service or tried any 'gold' facial products, please let us know. We would love to hear all about it.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Beauty Tip of The Day

Remember to apply suncreen or a moisturizer with a spf before applying makeup. Your skin will thank you!