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!

bioblends liquid eyeliner styles

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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5 tips for perfect Eyeliner

Eyeliner is amazing.  It can help take any makeup look from drab to fab!  Here are 5 tips for making sure you’re eye makeup is always perfect!

1.Use a Quality Eyeliner

It should go without saying that applying anything around the eye areas that is old, dated, or full of bacteria is strictly forbidden!  This should apply to the ingredients in your eyeliner as well.  Carefully check the ingredients list to make sure the ingredients are of the highest quality and good for your skin.

2. Don’t be afraid of Heat or the Cold

Is your kohl eyeliner tough and not gliding across the skin?  Blast it with heat from your blow dryer for 3-5 seconds.  Works like magic every time.  On the flip side if your pencil is crumbly and messy, throw it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to reform the whole pencil then blast the tip with heat and voila, you’re back in business!

3. #’s are for more than social media

Get the perfect smoky eye by drawing hashtags on the outer corners of your eyelids and blending it with a small sponge, strokes from the middle to the outside of the eye.  Keep drawing hashtags and smudging it out to get a darker, more sultry look.

hashtag eyeliner

4. Set your eyeliner with a matching powder

Absorb any of the moisture on the eyelids with a setting powder or pigment the same shade as your eyeliner, this will help your eyeliner last all day, and all night long.

5.  Apply Eyeliner with your Curler

Yes, that’s right.  Apply your kohl eyeliner to the inside of the lash curler, where your eyeliner would normally fall on the skin when you place your lash curler – two steps in one! eye curl

3 Fall/Winter Makeup Trends

The fashion runways were full of both classic and new styles to wear the makeup we love. A return to the classics with a flair to the future – we can’t wait to try all of these Fall & Winter Makeup Trends.

The top 3 makeup trends making their way into our lives this fall are:

  1. Black Eyeliner

    PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05:  A model walks the runway during the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 5, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
     Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Thick, thin, dramatic and understated – black kohl eyeliner is going to be the hottest makeup accessory you need in your makeup bag.  Apply it liberally to both the top and bottom rimming the eye, add some wings for flair and smudge it just a bit for a little drama.  The perfect eyeliner for you is here.

2. Soft Blush

Soft and sophisticated – Harpers Bazzar put it this way “rose blushes that make you look like you just went on a brisk, wintry walk”.  Sounds so pretty, don’t you think?  Get a blush that adjusts to your unique undertones, that works on every skin color here.

3.  Flawless Foundationapply blush

The legendary makeup artist, Pat McGrath, said this at Fashion Times about the trend “Poetic Nude – This is all about transparent semi-matte, perfect skin”.  How about makeup that gives you the semi-matte, perfect skin + physical sun block protection?  This foundation is the secret to flawless skin!

What other trends do you think we will see this fall/winter?

Best Eyeshadow Base for lasting color all day!

Secret Makeup Artist trick for long-lasting eye shadow and liner?   One that is good for your skin, gentle and botanical based?

Peau de Fleurs Tonic is the answer!  This Alcohol-Free toner is made with Oak Root Extract and Witch Hazel which helps to keep the skin from drying out and allows for a flawless, beautiful application of pressed or loose eye shadows.

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Step 1 – Create a base with your Bio-Fond Makeup by applying all over the eyelid.

Step 2 – Using a clean brush, gently add just 1-2 drops of Peau de Fleurs Tonic to the bristles.  Shake off any excess.

Step 3 – Gently swipe the damp bristles through pressed powder, or dip lightly into loose powder.

Step 4 – Apply the shadow to the eyelids in even motions and allow to dry.  Apply additional layer for deep, rich tones.  Follow with your favorite Bio-Blends Eyeliner pencil to complete your eye look.

*Tip: Use a thin, small brush to create an eye-popping liner in your favorite shade of eye shadow for a real wow factor!

PDF Tonic shadow

Peau de Fleurs Tonic is a wonderful addition to your skin care routine (not just your makeup routine!).  This gentle, alcohol-free tonic when used after cleansing may help to tone and tighten the skin, aids in removing of any excess oils and leaves even the most sensitive skin feeling refreshed and clean!

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You can always call us at 1-800-282-3223 or email us at Info@GSskincare.com.

2 New Eyeliner Pencils

We are so excited to share with you some great news!  This week we have added not just 1 but 2 new Eyeliner Colors to our Bio Blends Collection of Retractable Eyeliner Pencils.

Gold Shimmer & Penny

Gold Shimmer is a beautiful metallic shade without any glitter, making it appropriate for any age and really helps to add a striking pop to your eye makeup.  Gold can be used to accentuate any color eyes but used with dark brown, brown and dark blue eyes, this color will really stand out.

Penny is a deep copper color that is dramatic and stunning.  The depth of this color can easily work for both your conservative office look and your vavoom style for going out.  This beautiful new shade will compliment blue, green or hazel eyes best.

Bio Blends Eyeliner Color Swatch

Be sure to check out all 8 of the Bio Blends Eyeliner Pencils from Gerda Spillmann.  These are formulated with a distinctive combination of ingredients, including natural Beeswax which was chosen for the natural soothing and emulsifying properties it has on the delicate skin around the eyes.  Beeswax is an eco-friendly and sustainable resource, an important factor for Gerda Spillmann and Bio-Blends when choosing ingredients.  Using only the best quality, highly purified Beeswax ensures that the irritation potential is zero, making it ideal for all skin types.

With natural long-lasting staying power, pigment rich colors and creamy texture without flaking or fading, you will be happy with the beautiful definition they give.  Bio-Blends Eyeliner pencils are non-comedogenic, not animal tested and encased in environmentally friendly, recyclable plastic.

Tell us in the comments what other colors you are wishing for to help us decide the next colors to add.  Then become our Friend on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.  To order your Bio Blends Eyeliner Pencils visit our website, call us at 1.800.282.3223 or send us an email: Info *at* GSskincare.com.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Flashback Friday! Bio Fond Foundation, Hydro Pearls, Eyeliners and Cream Blush Articles

Twice Voted Foundation of the Year this Anti-Aging mineral cream-to-powder foundation make up has been the choice of professionals for the last 30 years.  100% Pharmaceutical grade ingredients allow the skin to breathe, helps to heal problem skin and will never clog your pores.  Designed to suit all skin types including sensitive and problem skin.  The velvety smooth feel is buildable allowing you to have a sheer or a full coverage application.  Helps to protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays, environmental irritants and pollutants.  Worn by the most famous faces in the world!  Our products have always been, and continue to be Hypo-Allergenic, Non-Comedogenic, Animal Cruelty Free.

This week we have complied some of the best Blog Articles on these makeup items (on sale in April!) that we have published before.  Leave us a comment, Find us on Facebook or call us any time at 1.800.282.3223.  Of course you can order any of these amazing Swiss products 24/7 on our website too – www.gerdaspillmann.com

Happy Friday!

Bio Fond Foundation Makeup





Hydro Pearls





Cream Blush




Cream based Eyeliner Pencils – a Makeup Artists Tool

Makeup Artist Vicki Fischer has been an important player in the beauty industry for over 30 years – making her an expert on all things Glam!  Vicki Fischer understands both sides of the makeup chair as she has also been an actress, model, and on-camera talent.  Currently Vicki is working as a highly sought after Makeup Artist but squeezes in time to also be a commercial voice, a television staff announcer, key makeup artist to Nancy Ziemann and the beauty correspondent for Lisa Cocuzza’s www.itsaglamthing.com.

Not only does she use and love the Bio-Fond Foundation, having been a huge advocate for GS for over 15 years, but now she has just written about the Gerda Spillmann Bio-Blends Eyeliner Pencils AND is also hosting a giveaway!  Be sure you read her article, soak in her professional advice about how to apply eyeliner for the best effect and then click to win your own Bio-Blends Eyeliner!  Click here: http://itsaglamthing.com/blog2/?p=1792.

To learn more about Vicki, visit her website – http://www.beautymuse4u2.com/.  Take a look at some of the fun pictures Vicki shared with us from sets where she has used the Bio-Fond Foundation makeup!

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