I am so pleased to announce, that I will be hosting a world wide makeup tour. I want to thank all my sponsors. To all my fans & supporters I want you to know that if you work toward your goals relentlessly they will become reality.
Bullying and negativity surrounds us as a society. Regardless of how you feel about your appearance, do not let others judge you, define you, or have an affect on you. I know, its easier said then done. Take Lizzie for example, she is an amazing person for having the courage to step up and speak against all that has weighed her down. I think every woman should carry the same positive spirit like her beautiful soul does. Confidence is beauty and in my eyes the woman below is beautiful.
For a while now my mother has been telling me to try out OroGold Cosmetics, she swears by it and refuses to use any other product. Let's just say my mom has better skin than I do, it's kind of sad actually. Her skin is so radiant that she has such a flawless glow. I've been stuck on Caudalíe that I've been too stubborn to try anything else out. I waited way too long to give this brand a try but, oh man does it work! Here are the products that I've been using. It's on the pricer side, but definitely worth a try. It has an endless celebrity clientele, one of which is Oprah Winfrey.
Since Ancient Rome gold has been used to preserve long lasting beauty. As stated on orogoldcosmetics.com, "Cleopatra slept in a gold mask every night to enhance her captivating beauty." Gold was also used for healing the skin and fighting against tired and dead skin. OroGold allows us to maintain beautiful, luxurious skin and adds a golden glow into our lives.
24K Exclusive Dark Circle Eye Solution
This amazing product eliminates dark circles that form under the eyes and helps you appear relaxed, hydrated, and keeps you glowing.
24K Anti-Aging Eye Serum
Reduces wrinkles and other unwanted blemishes; as well as firms the skin around the eyes.
24K Deep Day Moisturizer Cream
This moisturizer gives you smooth, radiant skin. Perfect for all types of skin both oily and dry and for daily application before doing your make-up. It will keep your skin soft and beaming throughout the day.
24K Deep Peeling
The deep peeling serum removes a thin layer of dead skin. It provides a soft polish and refreshes the skin without any irritation.
Golden Body Mist
Refresh yourself with this unique soothing Golden Body Spray which contains essential oils to instantly hydrate your skin.
This irresistible spray will leave your skin feeling refreshed and delicately scented.
I think we would all agree that one of the most unattractive looks on someone is, chapped flakey lips(eek).Your going to need two secret weapons of mine in the war against, "Chapped Lips". I use both of these products daily to keep my lips nice and smooth. Hope you love these products as much as I do.
All Natural Lip Scrub, Bubblegum Flavor.
I have tested out other lip scrubs, and this one still stands as my favorite. Not only does it leave your smackers feeling soft, but it also ends up smelling & tasting like bubblegum. Who doesn't want that?
Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm.
After scrubbing my lips with Lush, I follow by applying my favorite lip balm. I usually don't wear any gloss or lipstick. This product adds a hint of pink and gives your lips a little oomph, with its plumping factor. Addicted is an understatement!
Hello, beauties I've been M.I.A for a minute but I'm back! My last post was about Alterna's, Caviar shampoo & conditioner. My review; SUCKED! HEAVILY! two thumbs down, don't waste your money. Instead I tested out Kérastase. Ladies we have a winner, for me at least. The green collection, works wonders on damaged hair since I used to be bleach blonde, I am still nourishing my fried strands back to health. This product is perfect if you are trying to strengthen and protect damaged hair from the inside out with Resistance Force Architecte. The advanced reconstructing formulas prevent breakage and split ends while giving your hair more vitality and resilience. Give it a shot, wont regret it. I attached a link where to purchase. http://www.kerastase-usa.com
I've heard nothing but amazing things about Alterna's, Caviar Repair shampoo & conditioner. I usually use davines, but I'm going to give these a try, keep you guys posted. -xoxo hrush
After striking gold with my precious Caudalíe Premier Cru La Crème product steal buy at Nordstroms Rack a couple weeks ago, best believe I’ve been continuously hounding their beauty section. Guess what! I hit that ching-cha-ching today too! New in stock the Caudalíe Premier Cru eye cream marked down from $95.00 to $28.97. I promise I didn’t ransack the section I left some for you guys too. Not all locations bring in the same products, I purchased mine from this location: 227 N. Glendale Ave. Glendale, CA 91206. Good Luck!
What it does: This amazing eye cream offers quick anti-aging results. The skin is smoother and firmer which hydrates the skin perfectly. It fades away dark circles and puffiness under the eyes while brightening the eye area as well. It revitalizes and renews the skin and transforms it into renewed youth.
Are you ready for some foundation overload?
I am a strong believer in switching up your foundations, never stick to one formula. Always have a few to bounce around from. Reason being is I believe your skin gets used to the chemicals you consistently apply to the surface. It starts rejecting the chemicals when used for a prolonged period of time. You have to shock your skin; never stick to one. I am sure you have probably experienced these problems when you use one product for too long, the formula starts to look different maybe it does not offer the same coverage it once did, maybe its even starts looking cakey or flakey this is the reason why. Now with that being said I have a staple 3 I stick too that I’ve listed below. I also apply each of them differently depending on what coverage I am trying to achieve & since I have to use these products on clients as well each of them are for a certain target skin type.
Picking the correct color
You should actually test your foundation in three spots: underneath the eyes, on/around the nose and at the cheek/jaw line. Do it all on one side of your face so you can compare with the no-makeup side. It should melt in with the rest of the color on your face, check it under natural light without any dark shades around (not in the artificial light of the store) The color of your foundation has to match your skin tone in the area, starting from the neck through jaw line and whole face. You may change the color of your foundation depending on the season; our skin color may change through the year (summer/winter) If your in between go with the darker color you never want to have a ghost face (not cute) always looks better to have a darker glow, plus you can always tone it down with your highlighter or concealer.
I love using this particular foundation during summer time or daytime, has very natural coverage along with a beautiful glow. The color I use on my face is Mat-Gold 6 great for beige pink undertones.
What it is:
A radiant matte liquid foundation.
What it does:
Eclat Matissime is a fluid foundation featuring a new radiant matte finish that reveals the fine texture and glow of the skin. The gentle formula, which features SPF 20 PA ++ protection, respects the delicate balance of the complexion for a natural yet long lasting finish.
What else you need to know:
Some matifying foundations absorb sebum too intensely. The skin is artificially dried making the skin produce more sebum through a boomerang effect. Eclat Matissime is formulated with silica beads structured to optimize the absorption of oil and moisture while allowing the skin to breathe for improved comfort.
Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation
Man does this foundation last, I can basically leave it on for two whole days and I still look like I just freshly applied it(Gross I know, but sometimes I don't have time to reply so I just leave it on). This is a wonderful choice for a night on the town specially if you have oily skin. If this stuff is not matte then I don't know what is. I have been using (sounding like a drug addict) for years ever since they bottled this crack. The color I use on my face is 301.
What it is:
An ultra-light foundation that delivers an airbrushed effect with precision and ease.
What it does:
Get a runway-ready look with this innovative mist foundation inspired by the airbrushing techniques used backstage at fashion shows. The unique micro-diffusion system delivers a fine mist of foundation to provide a soft, velvety complexion. Customize your coverage by choosing to apply straight from the can for a lighter finish, or with a Kabuki brush for fuller coverage. Mother of pearl pigments even skin tone and diminish the appearance of skin irregularities and fine lines, leaving your skin glowing with optimal radiance.
What else you need to know:
You can even use this baby on your legs for a smooth finish.
ERA FACE spray on foundation
This stuff is basically magic in a can, since era provides buildable coverage, your options are unlimited. With Dior you have full coverage and you have to blend immediately it drys quickly. Era on the other hand you can keep applying to your hearts desire. Can accomplish a medium coverage all the way up to the fullest coverage you have ever seen, just layer it up.
What it is: oil-free spray on foundation with buildable coverage that lasts day-to-night
What it does: It offers a sheer water-based veil that can be built upon for more or less coverage. "It can be left alone for a dewy effect or blotted with a powder puff for a more matte resilient effect," she explains. This foundation does not break you out or dry out your skin because it was originally created for burnt victims with sensitive skin. This product is mainly used for TV&Print because of the flawless look it gives on camera. Has a strong hollywood backing.
Mother of Sponges: The Beauty Blender
Say Hello to my letol fren (Insert Scareface Accent) On the real ladies this is your new magic eraser. If you haven’t already purchased this miracle sponge I need you to run to nearest beauty store RIGHT NOW! You need this in your life ASAP. Yes! You can definitely say I am obsessed with this product.
Tip: Always make sure to wet your sponge before using.
What it is: an elliptical shaped sponge that makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. Its unique curves fit the contours of your face. Beautyblender is latex free, non-allergenic and odor free.
What it does: It was created in order to prevent visible lines and streaks. Push the Beautyblender against your face while you apply your makeup. Use the pointier side for the spots around your nose and mouth and under the eyes. The rounder part should be used for foundation and blush on the larger areas of the face such as forehead, cheeks, and chin. Applying make up with fingers won’t give you the results that a Beautyblender will. It smoothens and refines your makeup to provide a very clean finish. Also, use the Beautyblender damp when applying makeup. When it is wet, it enlarges to nearly twice its original size. Make sure to always wash and place it in it’s pedestal to dry and it never comes in contact with any kind of extreme heat. It also works to cover blemishes very neatly. Use the pointed end and the stipple and twist technique to work the makeup into depressed areas of the face. This action feathers out the makeups edges, leaving a flawless finish look.
bdellium Tools #948
I previously blogged about this brush, invest in one comes in handy.
When looking for a foundation brush, make sure it’s synthetic, not animal hair (you should never use animal hair with liquids). You also have to wash it regularly with either a makeup brush cleaner or baby shampoo. Also always make sure to sanitize by spritzing alcohol spray on the the brush after washing.
Meet My Beautiful Bride Mimi
I had the pleasure in glamming up Mimi for her special day; her wedding. I absolutely love when my brides give me feedback on my work and the experience they had with me the day of. She sent me some pictures that her talented photographer Royal Gor http://www.Royalgor.com captured the day of her wedding along with a beautiful note.
Heres what she had to say;
Every single detail about my wedding was a excruciating process. Every single detail, except for my hair and makeup. I woke up in the morning feeling nerve wrecked, but I walked out of the makeup studio feeling like I'm on top of the world! Hrush, I can't thank you enough for making me feel so confident and uplifted on my very special day. I knew there wasn't any other person I can trust with my look on the most important day of my life. Not only did you meet my high (bridezilla) expectations, you exceeded them by your exceptional professionalism and incredible skills. You are truly a beauty guru and my lifelong go-to girl for any occasion!
Moving onto prepping your skin first you will need the products listed below. Follow up with the quick application step by step.You can also substitute my products with yours but I suggest you give these babies a try you won't regret it!
Lait-Creme Fluide (16.9fl oz.)
Anytime I plan on wearing makeup this is the only moisturizer I use, it helps to even out the skin for a flawless foundation finish. I blogged about Caudalie in an earlier post I use it as a face cream, morning & nighttime. I attached a link where you can purchase this product.
What it is:
A multifunction moisturizer that nourishes and softens your skin.
What it's used for:
Embryolisse Lait-Creme Fluide absorbs quickly into your skin to relive dryness and promote a silky and supple texture. Its velvety formula is infused with shea butter and plant proteins to promote smoothness and elasticity. It may be used as a facial makeup remover, aftershave or to treat sunburn. It's even gentle enough for babies' delicate skin.
Treats These Conditions: Sunburn
Suitable For These Skin Types: All, Sensitive, Dry
Body: Body Moisturizers
Men: Men Shaving
Ingredient: Aloe Vera, Shea Butter
Skin Care: Moisturizer
Application Area: Face, Body
Natural and Organic : Paraben-free
Men Shaving: Aftershave
PHOTO FINISH COLOR CORRECTING FOUNDATION PRIMER, BALANCE
Color correcting, wrinkle reducing, and dark spot defying - talk about a miracle product! Create a perfect canvas for foundation application and even out skin tone with this silky, lightweight blend of antioxidants and vitamins A & E. The formula helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer, younger-looking skin. Wear under foundation or alone for a velvety-smooth finish. BALANCE is lavender-toned to brighten dull or shallow skin.. An attached link where you can purchase the primer;
PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER
Martha Stewart Weddings Big-Day Beauty Awards Winner 2013
Create a perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea. Worn alone or under foundation, best-selling, oil-free primer helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for flawless skin with a velvety-smooth finish. Winner of Best of Sephora Award for Best Primer, one of Marie Claire's "25 Products That Will Change Your Life", & an InStyle Best Beauty Buy.An attached link where you can purchase the primer;
You can definitely use good ol' fashioned fingertips, in applying moisturizer & primers to smooth into your skin or you can use Bdellium Tools 948 brush to apply the product to your face (I personally use the brush for application) An attached link where you can purchase the brush.
Since we covered how to correctly cleanse your face, we are now moving on to moisturizers & primers. These are the products I use at the moment. Start off moisturizing your face with Embryolisse Lait-Crème Fluide, take a dime sized amount using your fingertips or bdellium 948 brush to cover your face & neck. Continue with Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting (Purple) Primer. You can definitely use the photo finish color correcting foundation primer all over your face, but I have a little secret to share with you. This product brightens your face more than other primers, if you do go ahead and use It all over your face in pictures you're going to end up looking like ghost face killa. A little trick I use on my own face and clients is mixing the two primers. Well, I don’t actually physically mix the two. I apply the color correcting primer on the areas I plan to later highlight, which are the lighter colors displayed in the highlight & contour face chart I created for you. (Everyone has their own technique of where the highlight & contour should be placed this is my own personal technique) Go ahead and apply the purple primer in the areas shown in the lighter color. You will end up with a brighter and flawless highlight. After applying the purple primer continue with, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation (clear) Primer. Apply the primer to all the flat and contoured surfaces you see in the image. After applying moisturizer & primers apply your foundation and enjoy the long lasting & flawless effects of prepping your skin.