21 Shades of Biofond Makeup

Be gorgeous this year!  Have you made a New Year’s Resolution to be healthy?  Don’t forget about the health of your skin.

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Highlight & Contour

Highlighting and contouring is certainly having it’s moment in the makeup spotlight.  These techniques however have been around for many decades and are considered standard techniques for Makeup Artists.

Highlighting includes using a lighter color than your standard foundation shade to help mask or conceal imperfections in the skin.  Contouring is using the illusion of shadows on the skin to help create definition.

Multi-ethnic group of young women: African, Asian, Indian and Caucasian.

Highlighter – The smooth, creamy consistency of this concealer blends perfectly with fair and medium BioFond Foundation colors! Use Highlighter to help conceal dark circles, splotchy skin, imperfections or age spots.  Lightly dab Highlighter, using a small, dense brush, your ring finger or flocked sponge, onto the areas of concern and then follow with your regular Bio Fond Foundation color.  Beautiful, natural coverage!

Lilac – This striking light purple concealer will actually set as a porcelain hue once applied to your skin.  This allows your skin additional cover-up for highly pigmented skin spots, scars or bruises.  Lilac will also help to counteract yellow undertones.  This highly demanded concealer will blend effortlessly with your regular Bio Fond Foundation makeup, giving you an even, natural looking skin tone.

Shader  – help define your face by contouring with the color Shader.  Contouring is a trick commonly used by make up artists to make a nose or chin appear smaller, a face to look skinnier or even to hide a double chin!

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Celebrity Makeup Artist Karla Muenze shares beauty tips

My name is Karla Muenze. I am a professional makeup artist working in TV and film. This summer I had the privilege to Department Head a feature film by the name of Comancheria, starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges and Gill Rodriguez.

Karla with Janeen Schreyer, Bradley Cooper's personal makeup artist

Picture with Janeen Schreyer, Bradley Cooper’s personal makeup artist

Filming took place in several different locations throughout the state of New Mexico. Summer in New Mexico is hot, windy and dry, but of course beautiful. Makeup under these conditions would prove to be a challenge.

Karla Muenze Biofond Palette

As a professional working under these conditions I found that Gerda Spillman’s Bio-fond would be a staple in my kit throughout the shoot. The Bio-fond provides great long wearing coverage that looks excellent on camera. Many of the actors had sensitive skin due to the weather conditions. I was able to use the Bio-fond everyday without causing any irritation to the skin. I love that the Biofond is available for you to custom choose the colors you want, and put them in a convenient palette.

Karla Muenze Biofond Palette 2

My favorite way to apply the Bio-fond is with a damp beauty blender. The Bio-blush is beautiful as well and works hand and hand with the foundation. like using a duo fiber brush to gently buff it into the skin. In my custom pallet I also have the perfect highlight color for the eyes. It gives a perfect natural lift to the eyes.

Comancheria   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582782/

Karla Muenze  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4220467/

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**The BioBlends Makeup Artist Palette is available only to professionals.  Bio-Fond Foundation is available in two compact size for everyone!

Bio-Fond Makeup – The only foundation makeup you need!

It’s skincare, it’s sun protection, it’s flawless coverage… It’s Bio-Fond Foundation Makeup.

bio fond dlx mr bx 2 smallBio-Fond Foundation makeup has been a Hollywood staple for almost 40 years, and was created by the esteemed, First Swiss lady of Skincare, Madame Spillmann, in Switzerland in the 1940’s.  Makeup artists consider this a kit staple and the proof is all over the red carpet, movies, tv shows and runways.

This silky, creamy base is light weight feeling but provides everything you need.  Formulated with natural ingredients that provide essential hydration, sun protection and beautiful coverage for a flawless appearance.  Cream-to-Powder, Bio-Fond applies like a moisturizer and sets like a powder, the best of both worlds! Pharmaceutical grade ingredients insure that Bio-Fond is non-comedogenic and ideal for all skin types.

Bio-Fond Celebrity Color Chart
Bio-Fond Celebrity Color Chart

From concealers to foundation to blush, Bio-Fond Foundation provides your skin with natural, beautiful coverage that looks and feels like gorgeous, even skin.

No more makeup free Mondays, only looks-like-makeupfree Mondays!

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Create a liquid eyeliner

eyeliner w brushEver have a day where you want to add a little punch to your eyes but don’t want to buy a special eyeliner for the occasion?  With GS products Peau de Fleurs Toner you can turn any eye shadow color into a liquid eyeliner!

This trick was shown to us by a celebrity makeup artist who uses different colors on her actors/actresses to create definition, drama and to portray a mood or effect.  It’s easy enough you can do it too!

To do this you’ll need 3 items:

  1. Peau de Fleurs Tonic
  2. Any pressed or loose eye shadow powder
  3. A thin eyeliner brush

Soak your brush tip in a little of the Peau de Fleurs Tonic. This alcohol freePDF Tonic Small toner won’t irritate your eyes and will evaporate fast leaving behind only the color you’ve applied!

Dip the end of the brush tip into the color you’ve chosen; just enough to cover the line over your eyelashes from corner to corner.

Gently swipe from the inside eye corner to the outside corner in a sweeping motion.  Leave your eye closed for a minute to allow the application to dry.  Then apply to the other eye.

This is also a great application to use with a bigger brush to create a eye-makeup eyelinerdramatic look, larger definition or to have some fun with!  When using the Peau de Fleurs Tonic you apply your color seamlessly and don’t have to worry about the color flaking or falling off since it you used a wet application.  Easy to remove with makeup remover, soap and water or Peau de Fleurs Cleansing Mousse.  Then using a cotton ball apply the Peau de Fleurs Tonic all over your face for a deep cleanse!

Peau de Fleurs Tonic is an alcohol free toner that helps to tone and tighten the skin while purifying and nourishing the skin.

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20 Shades of Beautiful; see all the Bio-Fond Foundation Makeup Colors

Bio-Fond Foundation Makeup has been the go-to choice for celebrities and their makeup artists for almost 70 years!  Now available in 20 foundation shades, concealers and blush.

Swiss quality pharmaceutical grade ingredients of Bio-Fond Foundation 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.  Bio-Fond also helps to protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays, environmental irritants and pollutants.  Worn by the most famous faces in the world!

Hypo-Allergenic, Non-Comedogenic, Animal Cruelty Free.

Bio-Fond Celebrity Color Chart*This chart in no way means to imply that these beautiful celebrities have endorsed our product; this is to give a general idea of the range of colors available.  Many celebrities, makeup artists, tv personalities, news anchors, models,  and more use Bio-Fond Foundation for the superior coverage, last ability and uva/uvb protection it offers the skin.

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Valentines Makeup How-To

I know that many people don’t celebrate Valentines Day for various reasons. Truth is though, it doesn’t have to be all about love between you and a significant other. You can have just as much fun on Valentines Day as all those going out on dates. And let’s be honest, how much fun is it to wait 2 hours for a reservation anyway? Whether or not you celebrate V-Day, here is a fun look you can do for the day.

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Photo Credit: Cliff Gull with 2point8 studios

and Jay Moor at www.facebook.com/JAYMORR

Model: Anna Vega

Step 1: Apply moisturizing Primer. I recommend Hydro Pearls Makeup Primer because it is a water based primer so it won’t trap dirt and bacteria into your skin like so many other silicone primers can do.

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Step 2: Contour your face depending on face shape

To determine your face shape compare a picture of yourself to these famous face shapes.

I used Gerda Spillmann Bio Fond Foundation and highlighter and bronzer (Bronze Special). I love this line of foundation because the concealers, bronzers, blush and foundation are all made of the same ingredients which makes for flawless blending. As an added bonus, this makeup is the last step of their skin care line. That means that it is good for your skin. It is also anti-aging and it has a physical UV block so you don’t have to reapply to get that protection that our skin needs.

Step 3. Eyes. Prime your eyes. You don’t want all that eyeshadow coming off, smearing or creasing. I recommend Urban Decay.

Step 4.  Here, you can choose any way to apply the red to your eyes. For the look in the first picture, I wanted the red to really stand out so I put it heaviest on her lids and faded it up. I put a darker red in her crease and under her eyes for a little more drama. Helpful Hint: Red eyeshadows tend to look more pink when you apply them. To counter this, wet your brush first so that it becomes more of a paint. Test it on your hand first if you are a little nervous as to how pigmented it will be. I used colors from various collections of the Naked Cosmetics because they are super pigmented.

Step 5. Fill in the eyebrows with red lip liner and then apply some more red eyeshadow over top.

Step 6. Clean up around eyes (you will probably have some loose pigment that fell off the brush).

Step 7. Apply your Blush. I kept a pretty light hand here with the blush. I used Gerda Spillmann Bio Blush. I love this blush. It is nice and creamy so it helps keep you looking moisturized throughout the day. It can be applied very lightly or darker as well. Plus, one color fits all. Seriously, I have put this on all my models, brides or whatever and it has been perfect for everyone. And it tends to look different on everyone according to skin tone, too.

Step 8. Apply your Mascara and fake lashes (if desired)

Step 9: Apply the fun stuff to your face! Here, I used crushed up candy canes. I attached each piece with eyelash glue. You can do this with sequins, diamonds or whatever floats your boat 🙂 Just as long as the things that you use are light enough to be held on with the glue. I actually had her tip her head to the side while it all dried on.

Step 10. I dabbed eyelash glue to my fingers and then dabbed it on with the candy canes. I then applied glitter.

Step 11. Cover your lips in red lipstick and then in eyelash glue (good thing it’s cheap!). Sprinkle a pile of glitter into the palm of one of your hands, pucker up and kiss the hand into the glitter. Keep your mouth like this until it is dry. If you open too quickly, you will have glitter all over your teeth. I learned that the hard way. You can kiss more than once if you want more glitter, just as long as the glue is still wet. Do it pretty quickly if you want.

Step 12. Clean up around edges.

All done! Practice a couple of times if you need to before you want to go out. It’s a fun look but it’s still beautiful. Have a happy Valentines day, even if you’re single!

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Sewing with Nancy…. Nancy Zieman’s Makeup Artist shares a behind the scenes secrets

When filming on TV Vicki Fischer uses only the best with her favorite on-set personality , Nancy Zieman.  When they went to the national Quilt Expo this year they used the same Bio-Fond Foundation makeup because of the long-lasting, matte finish, beautiful results of that look beautiful on film and in person.

“Quilt Expo 2013 produced by Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC., once again, provided a weekend full of fun, education, and an opportunity to see and meet in person, the host of the nationally viewed Public Television series on PBS, Sewing  With Nancy…. Nancy Zieman! As Nancy’s personal makeup artist I like to add a finishing touch of Gerda Spillmann Bio Fond whether taping a TV show, or at a live event as Quilt Expo!”   -Vicki Fischer

Vicki Fischer is an industry staple with work done on sets like Public Enemy, ESPN, and Antiques Roadshow as well as a leading beauty correspondent on It’s a Glam Thing.  Check out her resume here and her website here.

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Movie set makeup by Independent Artist Copper Perry

Copper Perry is a talented make-up artist that has worked on many movie sets including The Lone Ranger, The Last Stand, Banshee Chapter, and Jackie.  She’s also worked on TV Sets including Overlook, NM; The Tin Star; and Enter the Dojo.

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“This is a picture of David House, actor from the movie Persecuted currently filming in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bio-Fond Foundation Makeup by Gerda Spillmann is my makeup of choice and the color Light Ebony works great on Mr. House’s skin and in this dry climate… We love it!! Thank you Gerda Spillmann.” -Copper Perry

 

For more behind the scenes action Copper has shared with us a few pictures of the Makeup Trailer she’s currently working in on the set of Persecuted.  Check out this new movie on IMDB here.

“When on the set of Lone Ranger I used Bio-Fond Foundation for extras; even as tattoo cover under the eyes on one gal on in pinch since it so creamy!! And super dry here in New Mexico. It worked nicely. I truly do love this product!!”

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Makeup Artist Tina Earnshaw shares her secrets from sets Titanic, Spiderman2 and Ever After

Tina Earnshaw is a favorite Hollywood Makeup Artist who has worked on the sets of big movies like Titanic, Prometheus, MammaMia, Ever After, Spiderman 2 and Sliding Doors.

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She is now working on the set of Exodus, due out in 2014, starring Christian Bale.  For this film Tina requested her more of her favorite foundation, Bio-Fond Foundation by Gerda Spillmann.

Bio-Fond Foundation Makeup has been a staple in my kit for many years.  I love this is cream-to-powder finish makeup for the variety of colors, the consistent quality and the beautiful, flawless finish it gives anyone I apply it on.  No matter the skin condition, skin problem or even the occasional blemish Bio-Fond Foundation has performed perfectly! My talent loves it because one application lasts for hours, even in the worst conditions, it gives them physical sun block protection and makes them look stunning in front of High-Definition cameras.  Bio-Fond Foundation has been and will remain a constant companion in my makeup artist kit. 

Bio-Fond Foundation Makeup is a cream-to-powder foundation that derives its color from natural clays, has physical sun block protection (not chemicals), has the Swiss Crossbow of Excellence award and meets the highest standards of the industry.  Check out all 21 Colors of the Bio-Fond Foundation here and call 1-800-282-3223 for samples.

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