Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Beauty Deal Of The Week

Illusions Cosmetics is extending its 'Beauty Deal' from last week by continuing to offer 20% off of all purchases made this week on www.illusionsbeauty.com

* This Beauty Deal ends on Saturday April 4, 2009.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Beauty Tip Of The Week

For super soft lips in the morning, try applying lip balm/moisturiser to your lips before going to bed.

My absolute favorite lip balm is Rosebud Salve. What more can I say, 'it's the BEST'!!
You can also try the other balms from the Rosebud Perfume Co. in Mocha Rose, Menthol & Eucalyptus , Brambleberry Rose, Strawberry, and Minted Rose.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Beauty Deal of The Week

In honor of the Spring season, Illusions Cosmetics is offering 20% off of all purchases made this week on www.illusionsbeauty.com

* This Beauty Deal ends on Saturday March, 28, 2009.

Beauty Tip Of The Week

Now that Spring is here, it's time for a change. Do something different with your makeup. Most women tend to wear less makeup in the Spring and Summer. If that's the case with you, try different products that serve more than one purpose.

TIP: If possible, stop using foundation during the warm weather and just use your press powder. Use a 'warm' shimmer blush as blush and bronzer. Put down the lip liners and lipsticks and only use your lip glosses.

For suggestions of Illusions products log on to http://www.illusionsbeauty.com/.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Praise for Illusions' Foundation Stix

Here is a message that we receive from a customer who purchase products from Illusions Cosmetics all the time. She was kind enough to send us her review of the Foundation Stix and the Company. Its informative and well worth the read. It should answer any questions one might have about the Foundation Stix.

---- Forwarded message -Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 17:41:38 -0700 (PDT)From: Tamara Brown Subject: foundaton reviewTo: info@illusionsbeauty.com Hello, here is my review of the stick foundation. I emailed the company and they were extremely generous in sending samples of various shades so that I could find the best match. I purchased the Illusions Cosmetics stick foundation in Rich Mocha (IC 11). This is the first stick foundation I have used.I was very pleased with the customer service and the package arrived in excellent condition via priority mail.I have combination skin (very oily on the forehead, cheeks, and chin) and I am prone to hormonal acne breakouts. I also have some skin sensitivity to certain cosmetic ingredients.I have received numerous compliments on my skin ("Your skin is so smooth, it's almost perfect") since I began wearing this foundation. I have not experienced any sensitivity issues with this product.I like the portability of the stick foundation and I can control the amount of coverage I am looking for on a given day (a few swipes for light coverage, more swipes for medium/full coverage).This foundation has not caused any clogged pores leading to acne or dermatitis. The color is a PERFECT match for my skintone. The color does not turn "ashy" on my face, nor does it "oxidize" and leave my face darker than my neck. The foundation is extremely easy to blend once applied and feels light on my face. I have not experienced the dreaded "transfer effect" (makeup rubbing off on clothes) while using this foundation. A big plus in my book! I purchased the loose powder in "Butternut" and I am very pleased with that product. It set the stick foundation very well without changing the color and helps keep facial oils at bay. A little goes a long way! I recommend Illusions Cosmetics to Women of Color who are looking for quality makeup that will allow women to look and feel their best.

T. Brown
San Luis Obisipo, CA

Beauty Deal Of The Week

Purchase $50 or more of Illusions Cosmetics products from www.illusionsbeauty.com and receive a FREE Lipgel.

* This Beauty Deal begins today and ends on Saturday, March 21, 2009

Beauty Tip Of The Week

Confidence is the NEW 'Pretty'!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Total Beauty Needs Your Help!

Buy a T-Shirt by 9 p.m. Eastern - Help Natural Disaster Victims!Total Beauty is in a race to raise money for natural disaster victims -- all proceeds fund this amazing program that takes washing machines to families hit by natural disasters. Go <a href="http://www.totalbeauty.com/editors_blogs/Buy-a-TShirt-by-9-pm-Eastern-Help-Natural-Disaster-Victims">here</a> for more! Or you can just go buy a cute "Loads of Hope" T-shirt <a href="http://tide4.com/">here for $20</a
Be Beautiful & Blessed!!

Denise Tunnell
Illusions Cosmetics
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Monday, March 09, 2009

Beauty Tip Of The Week

Spring is approaching and soon we will start to lighten the load by coming out of some of those heavy Winter clothes (depending on where you live). We will also start to wear less makeup in the Spring.

For a fresh spring time look, replace your blush with a shimmer blush or shimmer bronzer.

Be Beautiful & Blessed!!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

How To Choose The Perfect Lipstick or Lipgloss Color

It's not hard to choose lipstick colors once you know one simple fact. All you need to know is whether your skin tones are "warm" or "cool". It's not about how dark or light you are, or even about your hair or eye color, but what the undertone of your skin is--is it bluish (cool) or yellowish (warm)? Everyone is either warm or cool and it's all about your facial coloring: blondes, brunettes and redheads can be either one. So how can you tell if you aren't sure? Dig through your makeup bag and find just two shades of any kind of makeup--lip color, eye shadow or blush. Find one color that is orange or rust and another that is pink or lavender. Rub one color on the apple of your cheek and the other color on the apple of the other cheek and then compare. Does one look more "right" than the other? Does one look garish or just wrong? The color that works will show you your skin tone. If the orange color looks right, you have warm tones; if the pink color looks right, you are cool.

(Tips from 'Beauty Tips')

Be Beautiful & Blessed!!

Illusions Cosmetics

Monday, March 02, 2009

Beauty Tip Of The Week

"Choosing Makeup For Your Skin Type"

This weekly series comes in perfect time for our Blog Talk Radio Show with Dr. Angelo P. Thrower (medical doctor specializing in skin care for Women of Color) on Thursday, March 9th at 9pm at www.blogtalkradio.com/illusions-cosmetics.

The condition of your skin varies from day to day. It can change at any given time depending on your emotions, your health, and the conditions of the environment (sun, wind, etc). No one has the same skin as any one else. The first skin condition that we will explore is 'oily skin'.

Oily Skin

If You have an oily skin type, you do not want to use products that are creme based. This will add more oil to the skin resulting in greater problems. This skin type should use powder based products. Powder products won't crease on oily skin. This skin type, as well as all others, should follow a cleansing routine every morning and every night. Cleansing at night is especially important to rid the skin of excess oil, dirt, grime, and makeup. Proper cleansing will aid in preventing blemishes and blackheads.

Some Suggestions on Illusions products to use on oily skin:

Eyeshadow Base (primer) - liquid to powder formula - $10 - prepares the eyes to hold eyeshadow as well as prevents oily eye lids.

Anti-Shine Serum - $22 - formulated with silica shells to make shine vanish

Until the next time, Be Beautiful & Blessed!!