3 steps to your best skin

There are so many companies that make promises their products just can’t keep.  So how do you reach your skin’s most beautiful potential?  It’s really pretty easy… 3 steps easy.

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Spring Break Skincare

Finally Spring Break has arrived!  All winter I have been looking forward to returning the beaches and warming up in the sunshine!  It’s also the first time my skin will be exposed to the great outdoors for any extended amount of time.  How do we protect our winter skin on these gorgeous sunny spring days?

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How do Amino Acids help your skin?

Amino acids are organic compounds that combine to form proteins. Amino acids and proteins are the building blocks of life. When proteins are digested or broken down, amino acids are left. So what do they do in our skincare products? Continue reading “How do Amino Acids help your skin?”

Creamy Anti-Aging Eye Concealer

Do you love creamy eye concealer?  Do you love Biofond?  Did you know there is an easy way to create a creamy anti-aging eye concealer that will not only help to conceal uneven skintone, dark circles and hyper-pigmentation but will also work to fight signs of fine lines and wrinkles?

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5 Liquid Eyeliner Tips

In the perfect mash-up of two events, the introduction of the new Bio-Blends Liquid Eyeliner Pen & Valentine’s Day, we thought maybe a list of the BEST eyeliner tips was in order.

Tip #1: Style– Style has so much to do with your personality but also the event, clothes and message you are looking for.  The heavier the application, the more dramatic the effect!

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Tip #2 Angle of Application – A direct, straight on approach will give you the most even, consistent finish.  Tipping the liner so that the smallest end faces the inside corner of your eye will yield the “winged” accent.  Apply on an angle from above the eye to get the line as close to your lashes as possible to avoid a gap.

Tip #3 Don’t be Afraid – Eyeliner can smell fear.  Just Kidding.  But really don’t be afraid to experiment, double over your line or even to start over.  Experience and practice are key!

Tip #4  Use a Primer – Using a silicone free primer, ideal for sensitive skin, is recommended because it will help your eyeliner stay in place, last longer and help to prevent any fading or flaking of your eye makeup.  This one made with glacial water is ideal for everyone!

Tip #5 – Remove it All –  At the end of the day, remove your makeup.  The pores and follicles around the eye area are sensitive and the thinner skin is prone to staining, stretching and damage.  Use a gentle makeup remover and then thoroughly wash your face.

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Match your makeup from MUA Dawn Mattocks

The ability to create a makeup base as, innovative, and refreshing as Gerda Spillmann has, with Bio-fond foundation, is in itself a genius aspect of color and design.

A Day in the Life:

As a Makeup Artist, I am expected to concern myself with the needs of my client… Choices, Choice, Choices…

Blending bases is an ART~

What does it take to match a skin tone to the perfect foundation base? First and foremost, we are looking for the UNDERTONE of the natural skin… Whether a base is considered COOL or WARM or even Neutral, all bases range from Light to Dark.

Gerda Spillmann prides themselves in creating a wide range of colors in their Swiss Formulation, that leaves a silk finish. Blending is the secret to a flawless finish and one must know how to add the right tones in order to balance the look from the base of the skin to the neckline.

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I have found the easiest test would be to simply swipe a couple of tones into little stripes near the jawline… Look to see whether the tone turns pink, or yellow… Choose the tone that doest not CHANGE… That will be the tone that does not appear to oxidize or affect the finish. You will find it to be the easiest method to find the perfect tone.

However, I myself, have been contouring and highlighting the face in order to achieve the optimum results required for a natural finish… When you learn the bone structure and look at the great masters you will see how they use the contours of the face to bring out light and shadowing. You too, can achieve that perfect symmetry by using bases.

dawnmattocks2.jpgSahara, is the newest Bio Fond Foundation base to be added to the collection, and it can be used by itself for women of color, or as a contour for a lighter skin tone. If you consider the face sculptural, and use Sahara to contour the sides of the nose, inside the orbit of the eye, around the temples and in the contour of the cheek, you will be a able to see the face come alive once you blend the edges out.

 

The natural light falls into shadow at these points and the overall face will appear perfected. Try it and see how it works for you. My next article will teach you how to blend tones together to get the perfect color tone for clients who have discoloration in their skin…

 

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New Bio-Blends Liquid Eyeliner Pen

le1Dreaming of the perfect eyeliner for an eye makeup look that is on point?  Trying to recreate Adele’s amazing cat-eye but frustrated with a liquid eyeliner that is messy? We have a new liquid eyeliner that is just what you need!

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The Best Anti-Aging Eye Cream

“The eyes are the window to the soul”.  Have you heard that before?  How important is skincare around the eyes?   It’s so important to people that plastic surgery on the eyelids or skin surrounding the eyes is one of the top 5 most requested surgery procedures (source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons)

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