May 13, 2011 § Leave a comment
You more than likely heard the MTV Movie Awards buzz this weekend. It was kind of hard to escape if you’re at all plugged into social media and the tube.
The buzz was hard to miss just being here in LA, too. I was one of the bloggers invited to the COVERGIRL beauty bar and gifting lounge held at West Hollywood’s Nine Zero One Salon.
They offered a range of services, from Fake Bake’s professional spray tanning, hair by Nine Zero One stylists, makeup by COVERGIRL and mani/pedis.
I let the glam squad do their handiwork on me while I mingled with a number of industry media who were also in attendance including experts from CNN, Beauty Junkies United and Life & Style.
I really have to give some kudos to Fake Bake. The spray I got really turned out perfectly bronze. Being a little tan just makes skin look more toned and that sun kissed glow makes my usually pale complexion look a little livelier.
I’m using Fake Bake’s Pure and Natural Gelee Daily Wash and am hoping it extends my tan over seven days, the time my spray tans usually last in full color. It’s a sulfate and preservative free face and body soap made with a botanical, all natural blend of ingredients.
So far, the soap effectively removes makeup and dirt, even a little better than other face wash, so I’m pleasantly surprised. Gelee doesn’t contain sulfates, so it doesn’t suds up. To some this might equate with not feeling clean, but that isn’t the case. The proof shows after using it on my face and it thoroughly cleaning of all traces of my mascara with just a few circular motions.
I’ll keep you posted about the length of my tan on Twitter.
May 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
Over the weekend, I was taught some pretty useful tips for applying blush. I learned that the best and most natural way to apply is by using a cream based color.
If you’re like me and use foundation, you’ll find these tips helpful. You will even benefit if you don’t use foundation. It’s all about application technique.
First, moisturize when your face is damp. Even if your skin is damp after applying moisturizer, go ahead and apply foundation. The foundation goes on smoother looking when your face is “dewy” according to the makeup pro. Using a damp wedge sponge will create the same soft look.
Next, also with a wedge sponge, blend a cream blush on the back of your palm. Then lightly dab the color on your cheeks, making a C pattern from cheek to forehead. If you don’t have cream to test this out, use lipstick. The makeup pro actually blended some CoverGirl lipstick on her palm to apply on my cheeks! Easy breezy.
You’ll notice that the color goes on lighter, and way more natural looking, like a tint versus a heavy powder.
I always wondered how these ladies looked so fresh faced, now I know! Go to Orgullosa.com for more of these super useful tips.