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.

Bridal Makeup Tutorial

I had a client a little bit ago that doesn’t ever wear makeup. How would it be? Her skin was flawless, eyes were beautiful and she has naturally pink lips. However, for her wedding, she wanted to accentuate her already flawless look. She was super concerned with contouring because she thought it would make her look too done up. I assured her that I would make her look beautiful, yet natural. DSC_0008

Step 1: I started with a light contour. I used Gerda Spillmann Bronze Special Bio Fond Foundation. I love the natural bronze that it gives. I shaded under her cheekbones and just a little under her bottom lip. 

Tip: Pay attention to where the light naturally highlights your features and what is naturally shaded. 

Step 2: I highlighted under her eyes (in a v-shape), bridge of her nose, a triangle on the forehead (just above the nose), the tip of her nose and her chin. I used Gerda Spillmann HighlighterDSC_0012 Bio Fond Foundation. 

Step 3: I blended all the contouring together with a beauty blender and her color of foundation. I used Gerda Spillmann Bio Fond Foundation in Top Chic (she has a very natural, beautiful tan. Top Chic matched perfect).

Step 4: I used the Chubby Eye Pencil in blizzard from Crown Brush just on top of her lid. This will help keep your eyes appearing bright and open (great technique for those late nights when you really are tired, or for any other time really). I also used it as a highlighter under the arch of her eyebrows.DSC_0019

Step 5: I used the 28 Color Neutral Eye Palette from Crown Brush. I deepened her crease with a neutral brown color and I used the “Round Tapered Crease” brush and then the “Pro Blender Crease” brush to sweep the color up and out a little bit.

Step 6: Using the same color palette, I lined her eyes with black using the “Silicone Angle Liner.” Using powder gives you a DSC_0027softer look than a pencil, gel or liquid liner.

Step 7: Darken your eyebrows. For a natural look, I used “Dark Blonde” Eyebrow Mousse from Blinc.

Step 8: False Lashes. I know you think that these are not natural, but you can actually find some really natural looking ones. They will open your eyes and make DSC_0028them stand out even more. When you place the glue onto the lashes, allow it to become tacky to the touch before applying. This will make them easier to place

Step 9: Mascara to blend in your real lashes to the falsies.

Step 10: DSC_0032Blush! Apply to the apples of your cheeks. When you are looking straight into the mirror, the blush application should not go past your pupils towards your nose. Then sweep it up to your hairline. I really don’t have a reason for why blush is one of my last steps. It just happens.  

Step 11. I love a good lip stain on a bride. She can kiss and not leave any marks on her new husband and not worry about having to reapply. I wanted a soft pink look, so I used “Infinite Rose” from the Sephora Collection. DSC_0039

Learn more about Lisa and see her talent and skill on her blog here.  Tell us what you love about this tutorial.  What kinds of tutorials would you like to see in the future?

Bio-Blends Palettes with NEW Mini Bio-Fond Makeup Pans

A few months ago we released the new Bio-Blends Makeup Artist Palettes – and you loved them!  But you asked for one more thing… Mini-Pan sizes!

We are so excited to let you know we have them now!  These Bio-Fond Mini-Pan’s have 3 grams of Bio-Fond Makeup and are the perfect size for concealers & blush!

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Mini-Pans pictures above, along the left edge: (top) Lilac, (middle) Highlighter, (bottom) Bio-Blush. 

Three Mini-pans fit snugly along the edge, between your full size Bio-Fond Makeup Pans and the edge of the magnetic palette case.  Ideal for the colors you use less of but that are still so important for your clients – Concealers, Bio-Blush, Bronzers.

The Bio-Blends Makeup Artist Palettes are a Professional Only product.  Please call us at 1-800-282-3223 to order yours.

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!

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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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Bio-Blends Palettes for Makeup Artists and Salon Professionals

New Bio-Blends Palettes offer Bio-Fond Foundation solution for Makeup Artists & Salon Professionals

GS Products, home of Gerda Spillmann Swiss Skincare & Cosmetics, is thrilled to introduce the new Bio-Blends Palettes. A customizable and practical approach for make-up artists who use Bio-Fond Foundation in their kits. Now makeup artists and professionals can have an easy to use solution for makeovers, not only on set or in the salon, but anywhere!

Bio-Blends Palette GSBio-Fond Foundation makeup has been a staple not only in Hollywood but worldwide. Our 70 year history has allowed us to develop a formula that is not only beautiful, but good for you. This amazing skincare makeup is pharmaceutical grade, animal cruelty free and offers physical sun protection – all while being high definition ready. Available in 20 colors plus blush, concealers and contouring.

The Bio-Blends Palettes are sleek and compact, a slim 8” L x 5” W, by 0.5” D that will fit into anyone’s makeup kit. Individual pans are 9grams and each Bio-Blends Palette will fit 6 colors. GS Products has no minimum order requirements, making it convenient to purchase not only the most popular colors but the hard to match skin tones as well.Bio-Blends Palette Upclose INTRO

The individual Bio-Fond Foundation Pans magnetically attach to the bottom of the Bio-Blends Palette ensuring that they will stay safely in place while being stored and while traveling. The lid of the palette folds completely behind the base allowing for easy access and grip. When closed, the lid magnetically snaps shut providing assurance that the product remains protected.

Bio-Blends Palettes are a Professional Only product and will not be sold to the general public. To order your Bio-Blends Palette call us at 1-800-282-3223 or if you have questions send us an email at Info@GSskincare.com.

How to apply cream blush

Cream blush is beautiful when applied correctly.  The pigment lasts all days, really glides over the skin and gives your makeup an overall sense of balanced beauty.  However, it can be difficult to apply at first.

Bio-Blush by GS Products is a unique and universal blush, eliminating the frustrating step and hassle of trying to find a blush that works for you.  Designed by a prominent Hollywood Makeup artist, Bio-Blush works with your own natural undertones and self-adjusts to be the right tone for you!  The creamy consistency works well with all makeup applications but was specially designed for the Bio-Fond Foundation makeup.

The easiest way to apply Bio-Blush Cream Blush is with a sponge and a brush.  Using a clean sponge gently apply 3 small dots in an ascending line.  The first and lowest dab should be above the cheek bones and in line with the center of your eye.  The second dab is slightly higher and closer to the corner of the eye.  The third and final dab should be at the end of the eyebrow.

Cream Blush Tutorial Picture GSPThen using a loosely compacted blush brush, gently blend these dots together in upward, sweeping motions.  The finished look should be a soft and naturally beautiful.BioBlush NewCompact Small

You can also apply blush to the top of your forehead, the bridge of your nose and chin area for an all-over glow!  Without applying any additional product, use the same blush brush after using it on your cheeks and swipe these three areas lightly and quickly for an accent of additional color.

No need to add any powder, Bio-Blush is an all-in-one product that needs no additional steps, you’re done!

For more information or to order your own Bio-Blush Cream Blush visit our website at http://www.GerdaSpillmann.com, call us at 1-800-282-3223 for a free sample, or send us an email at Info@GSskincare.com.

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How do I make my foundation look flawless?

Foundation makeup is the secret to the perfect skin you see on all the runway models, red carpet appearances and on-screen interviews.  So how do you replicate the steps of those professional makeup artists for yourself? GS Products, the Swiss leader in skin care & cosmetics for almost 70 years has the answers!

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Step 1: Moisturize

Flawless looking skin starts before you even touch your makeup.  Balanced, supple skin is the most important element in achieving that polished, flawless look.  Healthy and hydrated skin reduces the number of, and severity of, breakouts that can tarnish your appearance.  What moisturizer is right for your type of skin?  We break that down for you here.

Step 2: Find the right shade

If your foundation makes you appear ashy, sallow or washed out it is not the right color.  First determine your undertone – yellow, pink or neutral?  Are you fair? Are you dark? Selecting the right shade of foundation is key to allowing your makeup complement your natural skin’s beauty.  We offer samples of all of the Bio-Fond Foundation Makeup – just call us at 1-800-282-3223 and check out this color chart or visit our website.Bio Fond Color Collection 2012

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Step 3: Prep your skin

 

After cleansing the skin, apply your moisturizer.  Wait 5-10 minutes to allow the moisturizer to fully absorb and skin into the skin.  Then apply your specialty products, makeup primer and concealer.  More tips on Prepping the Skin.  Do you need a primer? We suggest you always apply a water-based primer to give your makeup a supple canvas and also to protect your skin from harsh environmental elements, prevent moisture loss and give your skin a more natural, beautiful finish.

 

Step 4: Apply it correctly

Cream-to-powder foundation makeup is forgiving and a little will go a long way.  What’s the best way to apply foundation?  Use a brush for light, even coverage all over the face; a sponge for more concentrated coverage; or in a pinch even your (clean) fingers for spot concealment.  Apply your foundation makeup after your concealer but dab the makeup into the concealer to blend colors, don’t swipe or wipe it away.  Here’s a tutorial video on applying foundation and more tips from our blog here.

Do you have more tips on how to make your foundation look flawless?  Share them with us here or on our Facebook page.

Hydro Pearls – A Water Based, Good-for-You Makeup Primer

Make-up primer is ideal for most skin types; primer helps your makeup application last longer and remain natural looking.  Preferably use a water based primer which will work naturally with your skin; Silicone primers sit on top of the skin and can cause irritation, prevent the skin from breathing, and trap dangerous bacteria.

GS has brought to the you the Hydro Pearls Makeup Primer which is ideal for all skin types – including problematic and sensitive skin.  Hydro Pearls is a light weight, fast absorbing, non-greasy, pharmaceutical grade formula that helps to reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines while giving the skin a more flawless canvas upon which to apply your make-up.  This water based formula is not just a primer, but also protects the skin from environmental irritants and replaces day-to-day moisture loss.

Formulated with the highest quality 100% pharmaceutical grade ingredients including Wheat Germ Extract (helps to heal the skin with Vit D and E), Rice Germ Extract (aids the skin in absorbing and maintaining moisture), and Azulene (extract from Chamomile).  “Azulene exhibits dramatic anti-inflammatory effects and showed significant antioxidant protection.  It may also…help to prevent skin blemishes from developing and will help stop deterioration of skin cells that leads to wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation.” – Barbara Griggs, author of “The Green Witch – A Modern Woman’s Herbal” and Green Pharmacy.

Makeup artists coast-to-coast and around-the-world use the Hydro Pearls to give instant radiance and healthy glow to their clientele.  Hydro Pearls is ideal for you to use every day but is so exceptional that it is used on High Definition tv and movie sets as well.


This easy-to-use pump makes application of the Hydro Pearls effortless, sanitary and uses Eco-Friendly plastic!

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Friday Feature: American Idol

 Friday Feature: American Idol

For years the amazing Makeup Artists behind the scenes at American Idol have been using the Gerda Spillmann Bio Fond Foundation Makeup to complete the looks of the American Idol Contestants.  What talented stars have been your favorites?  Kelly Clarkson and David Cook are my top favorites!

Amy Barkzi who is the Makeup Department head of both American Idol and America’s Got Talent tell us “The Gerda Spillmann foundation is wonderful.  The creamy texture makes it easy to apply and the great coverage holds up on long production days.  It is a great addition to my makeup kit.”

Even the Idol Alums continue to use the Gerda Spillmann Bio Fond Foundation because of the amazing, natural looking coverage.  “The Idol runner up sported a style all his own from the beginning of the season to the end.  His look was edgy, creative, and glam rock inspired.  {Adam} Lambert didn’t veer far from his trademark smokey eyeliner, bronzed skin and lip-balmed lips.  However, Idol makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy had the opportunity to soften his look during disco week.  The final result:  he looked polished, smart and very handsome.  Sometimes less is definitely more. Bronze Special foundation by Gerda Spillmann was the key to evening out Lambert’s skin tone.”  –Examiner.com

For more information on the Bio Fond Foundation Makeup visit our website, call us at 1.800.282.3223 or email Customer Service at Info@GSskincare.com.

Friday Feature- Emmy Award winning Celebrity Makeup Artist Adam Brandy

Meet Emmy Award winning Celebrity Makeup Artist Adam Brandy.  He has worked on the set of Black Snake Moan, The Other Guys, The Sunset Limited, Star Trek: Voyager, Three Kings, Meeting Evil, The Samaritan, Deadwood, and so many more.  For his full list of shows visit his IMDB at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0105042/

Why do I use Gerda Spillmann’s Bio-Fond foundation?  It flat out works.  After 23 years and countless film and television projects I’ve come to rely on Gerda Spillmann foundations.  These luxurious crème foundations blend beautifully, giving me the flawless and controllable coverage that I demand.  I also love that if God has gifted the skin tone Greda has a makeup shade to enhance and define it – the range of colors are outstanding.

I highly recommend Gerda Spillmann Bio-Fond Foundations both on and off camera.

I wouldn’t go to set without it.

-Adam Brandy, Makeup Artist

To see more about Adam and his Celebrity Clientel visit https://www.facebook.com/robinbrandymanagementagency or follow his Talent Agency on Twitter @robin_brandy.

For more information on Gerda Spillmann’s Biofond Foundation Cream to Powder makeup visit our website, join us on Facebook, or call us at 1.800.282.3223.