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5 Beauty Travel Essentials for Summer

Are you planning any trips this summer?  If you’re anything like me you just wanna get out of the office and want to spend some carefree downtime in the sun and by the water.  When I travel for fun, I tend to also be carefree in my packing (read: lazy) but there are a few beauty products I never, ever travel without.

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Skinfood; skin cravings decoded

Is your skin flaking? Breaking out?  Red and patchy?  It’s a cry for help from your complexion and we’re here to help you decode what you need to make peace with your skin.  Continue reading “Skinfood; skin cravings decoded”

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Minimal Bridal Makeup

Here comes the Bride! It’s that season again, the flowers and love are blooming everywhere it seems!  This year the minimal makeup look is on trend in the bridal scene, here are a few ideas on how to make it work for you – as a bride or a guest. Continue reading “Minimal Bridal Makeup”

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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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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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Do I have a Cool or Warm skintone

Matching your skin’s undertone is the first and most crucial step to finding the right makeup for you.  But what is an undertone and how do you tell?  The undertone in your skin remains consistent throughout your life, it’s the most basic tone of your skin’s cells.  The outermost layers of our skin may change over time however, with age, sun, spray tans, etc.

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That means that during the summer you may be a medium-warm (semi-tan & yellow undertone) and then during the summer your skin appears more fair-warm (not so tan/yellow undertone).

What are the undertones?

Cool – skin has a faint pink or red tinge

Neutral – neither pink/red or yellow/gold (not as common)

Warm- skin has a yellow, gold or peach hue

So how do you tell if you are warm, cool or neutral?  In three steps we will help you determine just that!

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1. What color are your veins?

Blue -Purple veins indicate that you have a COOL undertone

Blue-Green veins would suggest you have a NEUTRAL undertone

Green-Olive veins is typically in WARM undertones

2. What jewelry seems to compliment your skin better?

Silver jewelry tends to look best on COOL undertones

Gold jewelry favors those with the WARM undertone

If you can pull of both silver & gold you may have a NEUTRAL undertone

3. Match the overall color of your skin

There are 3 parts of the body you have to think about: the face, the neck, and the décolletage.  It’s generally suggested to match the color on your neck or décolletage since it will often be a more true match.  You never want your face to be lighter or darker then your neck, that’s unnatural looking.

One more tip…. While looking at your skin and makeup do it only in natural light.  Florescent lights cast a yellow hue and some LED lights cast a red hue, sunshine is the best light to view your undertone.

Need a new foundation now that you know your undertone?  We have a great suggestion – Biofond Foundation Makeup.  Over 21 colors with all undertones from fair to dark!

 

 

GS Perfect Matte Loose Powder – Translucent Rice Powder

This translucent finishing powder gives your skin a natural, velvet matte finish and long-lasting wear.  Designed to work with Biofond Foundation for gorgeous all day lastability. This translucent finishing powder self-adjusts to any skintone, perfectly complimenting your matching Biofond Foundation – from fair to dark!

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This non-comedogenic formula is a scientific blend of the highest quality, organic compounds synergized in a pharmaceutical lab to impart soft, matte looking skin with extracts of dry essential oils including Lily of the Valley, Jasmine and Lavender for skin health.  Rice Powder is an emollient rich translucent powder that helps to soothe the skin and has been used in Ayurvedic treatments since the 16th century.  Triple milled French Talc powder made from pure magnesium, which exceeds the hightest SCBE & USP industry standards, gives radiance and soothing moisture to the skin.

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Recommended to use over your Biofond Foundation Makeup.  Translucent Powder can be used over any of the 21 Biofond colors, perfect for all skintones!  Perfect Matte Loose Powder can also be worn without the Biofond for a lighter, barely-there makeup look on light-to-medium skin tones.

 

How to apply Cream to Powder Foundation Makeup

Cream-to-Powder Foundation Makeup is the best choice for any skin type because it allows for full coverage with a creamy, flawless and light weight finish that transitions between day wear and night wear without hesitation.  It is the number one choice of Makeup Artists because  Cream-to-Powder Makeup is also the most forgiving and easy to work with.  Cream-to-Powder is the most popular choice among makeup enthusiasts and professionals alike.

How do you apply Cream-to-Powder Foundation Make-up?

apply blushBrush – Applying with a brush is going to give you light, opaque coverage which is perfect for helping to even out skin tone and giving your skin a flawless finish.  Be sure to apply with long, light strokes to avoid any streaking with your brush. These are currently a hot brand that works well with Biofond Foundation.

square spongeSponge – This popular technique will give you more coverage if you are trying to conceal skin imperfections or for additional blending.  Using a lightly dampened sponge (with water or Hydro Pearls Primer) will give you more coverage than a brush but less than a dry sponge.  This is our recommended method and each Bio-Fond Foundation compact comes with a hypo-allergenic, non-latex sponge. Using a sponge is also ideal for buildable coverage.

fingertipsWith your Fingertips – Another way to apply Bio-Fond Foundation is with your fingertips. Please make sure your hands are thoroughly clean prior to application, to avoid contamination.  Your fingertips will give you the most coverage but also is also great for blending, since the foundation will soften into your skin from the warmth.

No matter which method you prefer, Cream-to-Powder foundation makeup is forgiving and easy to use!  With the included moisture base and sun protection, Biofond is ideal for every skin type from dry to oily.