Monday, August 25, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Day

For even, flawless, and young looking skin, "Work at it"!!! Good skin is not going to appear overnight if we don't work at trying to have nice skin. My first suggestion for having 'good' skin is to know your skin type. Once you know your skin type, then you are able to choose facial products that are appropriate for your skin. Some examples of skin types are listed below:

Normal - has a sufficient supply of oil and moisture. Normally free of blemishes.

Dry - lacking in oil and/or moisture. Characterized by dry patches and/or flakiness.

Oily - skin has an overabundance of oil. May or may not have blemishes. Characterized by enlarged pores.

Combination - may have dry and oily areas. An example: Oily t-zone and dry patches in the cheek area.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Week

"Eyebrow Threading"- Most people are used to shaving,waxing, and tweezing any unwanted hair. The idea of 'threading' hair to remove it is fairly new to some people. I was first introduced to eyebrow threading back in 1998 when I attended Aesthetics school. The first time my brows were threaded, I didn't really like it because it pinched a little. After a few more times, I was used to it.
Threading is a proven age-old form of facial hair removal practiced in India, the Middle East and China. The procedure uses a 100% cotton thread which is twisted and pulled along the skin surface of unwanted hair, lifting hair directly from the follicle. As the facial hair is removed, only a slight pinch is felt.
Threading is a natural alternative to shaving (the use of any type of razor), waxing, laser, tweezing, and depilatories when ridding yourself of facial hair. Any skin rashes and or irritations are avoided when threading. Eyebrow threading has become so popular now that there are 'threading' salons popping up in a few cities across the country. The average cost of a threading service is $15. If you are not aware of where this service is offered in your area, you can try 'Epicare', a threading device that works with a two step process: bend and roll.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Week

For the appearance of whiter, brighter teeth, apply a dab of Red lipstick to the middle of the inside of your bottom lip. I received this tip a few years ago from Actress/Singer, Nona Gaye (daughter of the late Marvin Gaye). It worked for her. Try it and let me know what you think.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Beauty Tip Of The Week

Blend, Blend, and Blend again!!!!! When in doubt, BLEND (smooth out)! As a makeup artist, have you ever applied someone's makeup and it didnt 'turn out' the way you intended? What do you do in that situation? My suggestion is to not fret and take a few minutes to get yourself together. When you have calmed down, start blending. Blending helps to tone down all of the bright shades that you didnt really want to apply. Blending also makes your application appear flawless. All makeup can be blended with a brush or sponge. Try it on your next aplication and let me know what you think.