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.
Fluid Foundation Airy-Light Mat Radiance http://www.givenchybeauty.com/item/Eclat-Matissime
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 http://www.dior.com/beauty
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 foundationhttp://www.blush.com/profile_era+face
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. http://www.sephora.com/beautyblenderTip
: 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
. http://www.dermstore.com/product_Lait-Creme+Fluide+_51948.htm 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. Other uses: Treats These Conditions: Sunburn Suitable For These Skin Types: All
, 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 Description
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; http://www.sephora.com/photo-finish-color-correcting-foundation-primer-P78811
PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER Description
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;http://www.sephora.com/photo-finish-foundation-primer-P9889
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.
Last year, I was honored when I was chosen by Luxury Magazine (Russia Based Mag) to be featured on their cover for the month of November. I am certain that the pictures I had posted caused a mass confusion as to why I was on a cover of a magazine? I am not a model, actress, or attempting to be. In their opinion, they consider me to be one of the best makeup-artist in the states. The experience was out of this world, I am so happy that I can inspire women all around the world to live by my motto; Confidence is Beauty. Here is the interview that I did for the mag; it should be useful for you a list of techniques and products I love to use. (Yes I used to rock the blonde locks, which I am low key missing) Enjoy some behind the scene pictures along with the images that where featured.
Credits: Dress By, Karoza Design (818) 246-0656
Photography By, Levon Muradian www.LMURAD.com
Jewelry By, Michael M. www.MichaelMCollection.com
Luxury Magazine: Good day, Hrush. How did Your career start? Was it a childhood dream, or a mature and informed decision?
Hrush Achemyan : Good day luxury magazine, for as long as I've known, my friends and clients have trusted my judgement in experimenting with products. Consistently accomplishing new and diverse looks, from mixing textures and colors to brands and quality. It is a passion of mine I've truly grown to excel in and appreciate. Over the years as I've evolved, so has my work. I've taken my experiences and knowledge and mixed it with a little culture and personal history. Metamorphosing that into my work, has helped me stay consistently extrinsic. Friends and family always fancied the way I would apply makeup & preferred that I would glam them up for their special events.
Slowly by word of mouth I built a client base. The more people I would apply makeup on the more my fascination grew in the industry I couldn't fathom that my career felt like play for me versus work, I absolutely enjoy every moment.
Luxury Magazine: Please tell us about Your work. Whether You make-up to a single direction of art, or are considering it as a component of fashion and beauty?
Hrush Achemyan: I consider each face as an open canvas, I am a strong believer that makeup is art, its basically painting but instead of a flat surface your challenged with a dimensions. It is a strong component in beauty & fashion. For example, you are going to a gala and as your wardrobe choice you decide to wear a glamorous dress if you don't apply the correct makeup to balance out your entire look the dress you are wearing will overpower your beauty, and the eye will direct to your dress versus your face. You want to wear your gown instead of your gown wearing you.
Luxury Magazine: Your creativity- is it the result of study and work on yourself, or greater than a flight of fancy, new ideas?
Hrush Achemyan: My creativity does root from the study and work on my own face, I love testing out new looks on myself before I use the same techniques & products on anyone else. I like to know the ins and outs of everything that I apply to anyones face. I think there is a misconception that the work is mostly done while the client is present, what a lot of people don't realize is a good makeup artist will put in a lot of time on research, on each product they use how its going to react to the various skin types you work with? Which brand works best for each individual? Each persons skin reacts differently, you have to know each chemical in your product you choose to use.
Luxury Magazine: Where do You get your inspiration - in the arts and controversial models or natural women, sometimes not even aware of their beauty?
Hrush Achemyan: I am inspired by a women's confidence, it is the key to beauty in my personal opinion. Weather it be fashion models or a natural beauty, each individual represents a different enterprise to me, like a canvas to a painter, consistently accomplishing new and diverse looks. My goal is to bring out each woman's alter ego. The woman inside of them that radiates in confidence. Although, its endearing to meet such naturally beautiful individuals that have no idea just how beautiful they are, those are my favorite clients because I feel not only did I accomplish a successful appointment, but I helped them feel comfortable and beautiful in their own skin.
Luxury Magazine: In Your opinion, what is the make-up call in everyday life - to emphasize strengths and hide weaknesses, or is looking for a new "inner self"?
Hrush Achemyan: I definitely like to emphasize strengths, not weaknesses. Every face is beautiful in its own unique way. I believe to achieve a "look," so to speak, all aspects of this look must be perfected. DETAILS MATTER. For every day wear you should enhance your favorite features, never go overboard, the sunlight will work against you. To enhance your natural beauty, keep it simple; some products I use for my personal day to day use are; laura mercer, tinted moisturizer & spot healer for concealer, Nars orgasm blush for rosy cheeks lancome hypnose mascara & Sugar tinted chapstick. For each person it may differ depending on which features they want to stand out, but whatever look you go for, from an untamed night out on the town, to a soft chic day at the office, these products will work in both cases.
Luxury Magazine: When You create images, whether you practice certain trends, trends world podiums or constantly experimenting?
Hrush Achemyan: I definitely do like to dable in trends because my clients are mostly up to date women that will request the latest to be experimented on, but I also take joy in creating my own techniques to enhance features. Since I can remember my need for change has always made me strive on trying new and different things. I play around with a lot of different hair and cosmetic techniques to create unique, one-of-a-kind looks. I like for all aspects to manifest with one another, creating my definition of, polished. I produce visuals from different eras and eclectic mixes so I am always learning from my clients. Amazing how much you can learn from each person if you simply listen to their likes & dislikes. I believe if you think you know everything about the field you're in then you're most definitely wrong, my motto is, as long as the earth still spins, theres always room for improvement.
Luxury Magazine: What kind of means do You use at work? Are there any favourite brands?
Hrush Achemyan: I am an avid collector of makeup, I love testing out brands, you name it I have it all, but throughout the years I find myself gravitating to certain products I find that are long lasting & that are holistic. Lets say you made an appointment with me this is what I would use
usually on a combination skinned woman,
1.We begin with with prepping the face, toner brand Exuviance, Lait-Creme Concentre by Embryolisse, primer Smash box.
2.Prepping your eyes; Eye primer, Urban decay, also I like to line the eyebrows with mac eye pencil lingering its a very soft natural color.
3.I like to begin with the eyes the shadows I like to use on the eyes are endless; smash box, lorac, mac, bobby brown, laura mercer, nars, dior, chanel the list goes on but I must say my favorite new palette I have been gravitating towards has been urban decay naked palettes a good combination of colors.
4.I finish the eyes with my favorite gel liner from bobby brown and add false eyelashes if requested.
5.Foundation, I use era airbrush my newest obsession it was originally created for burn victims that have extremely sensitive skin. Its not harsh at all. There are many ways of applying airbrush but thanks to the another new product the beauty blender that has been introduced to the market it helps blend the product into your skin flawlessly. I first spray the foundation on to a flat sanitized metal surface I like to use a professional board. I spritz Mario bodescu rose water onto the beauty blender to moisten the sponge and I dab the sponge into the foundation and start dabbing onto the face, I can't begin to explain how beautifully this technique brightens the face.
6. Concealer Cover fix, this brand works wonderfully for acne prone skin, and does not crease.
7.Bronzer Mac I like to have my clients make a funny fish face, I am sure its everyones favorite part of the session and I underline their cheek bones with it.
8.Blush Smashbox, for the application of it I have the client smile and I brush the apples of their cheeks.
9. Lips I love mac, I first line their lips with a liner, fill in the lips with a mac lipstick , and follow up with gloss my favorite plush gloss from mac ample pink, secret to gloss never apply it to the full lip dab it on in the center of both lips its creates a pout.
10. After all of this has been finished I like to dab my beauty blender into ben nye banana powder and highlight underneath the eyes the forehead center and center of the nose
11. Last touch finishing spray, my personal favorite all nighter by urban decay
Luxury Magazine: Everyone sees the beauty in their own way. Nicolas Degen - in false-color and decorative cosmetics, Gordon Espinet and Thibault Vabres - in neutral colors, and naturally full of glitz and glamor negligent. What is Your vision of the ideal image of women, girls?
Hrush Achemyan: Whether it be the natural look or a heavier seductive face, if you wear it with confidence, you are a beautiful woman. Confidence is beauty.
Luxury Magazine: Outside of work, as a woman, what is the place You pay to make up?
Hrush Achemyan: I have many friends that are makeup artists, we all like to test out our techniques on each other, like my good friend Lilit, from lilitsmakeupstudio.com, It helps us to grow and learn from each other.
Luxury Magazine: Cosmetic surgery is not so far from the sphere of visage. What do You think about this? Where, in Your opinion, is the line of the permitted limit in a plastic medicine?
Hrush Achemyan: Whether its plastic surgery or a little contouring to alter your bone structure, its every woman's choice to do what they feel is right. But in my personal opinion, I think theres a fine line between enhancing your natural beauty and completely changing your face.
Luxury Magazine: Let's talk about Your Armenian roots. Do you feel an Armenian? Which traditions of the Armenian people are mostly closest to You?
Hrush Achemyan: I love my heritage and culture. Growing up in the US, i got a chance to experience two very different worlds. The one at home and the one outside my door. I come from a very traditional Armenian family, i love my culture. I've always kept that dear to my heart. The instant love and respect that is given when entering an Armenian household is quite amazing to me. The culture itself is so hospitable and family oriented, you can't help but fall in love.
Luxury Magazine: How do You see the image of the modern Armenian women?
Hrush Achemyan: The modern Armenian is very powerful, beautiful, and strong. Not only do we hold on to old Armenian traditions, we have assimilated and adapted to the modern world. From keeping up with a household, to caring for children, to having a career, and still managing to be as beautiful and confident as we are.
Luxury Magazine: Do You agree with the dictum "There are no ugly women. There are women who do not find themselves? "What would You advise them?
Hrush Achemyan: I believe that everyone holds beauty. There is something to love and to find beautiful about every individual. I would advise anyone who feels like they're ugly to re-evaluate their image of themselves. There's beauty in every woman.
Luxury Magazine: Confucius used to say: "Find a job You really like and You will never have to work a single day in Your life." Is your work itself?
Hrush Achemyan: Thats actually one of my favorite quotes. Anyone who loves what they do, never feels like they are working. To me, its more of a privilege to be able to do what I love. I thank god everyday that I'm given this opportunity and be able to call it my career.
Luxury Magazine: What are Your future plans? Are there any unfulfilled dreams and goals?
Hrush Achemyan: I have many goals and dreams, to list a few, another passion of mine is designing. I have a swimwear line called Hrush at shophrush.com. It helps women to feel empowered in their own skin. I'm also designing for a brand called street socialites at streetsocialites.com, for gentlemen. It's a very bold and sarcastic line. My goals and dreams for my projects is to see people wearing my creations nationwide. I believe that no matter what status an individual holds, goals and dreams are what keeps us going. To answer your question, of course I have unfulfilled goals and dreams, i think i always will because I always believe in challenging oneself.
Luxury Magazine: Creative people have many interests and hobbies. What are they for You?
Hrush Achemyan: Creating sketches, has to be one of my favorite pass times, I to come up with new ideas for my line. I love the beach, I find myself at peace when I hear the ocean, I get in Zen mode, helps me come up with new ideas. I also love to hike, the Los Angeles mountains offer a lot of great trails, where i like to collect my thoughts.
I'm a very eclectic person to say the least. I love to read, travel to new places and learn from different cultures. I believe when you’re traveling and learning about new cultures it influences my work to be diverse and creative.
Let’s begin! We start with the fundamentals, skin care. As much as I preach to my friends & clients that this is the key to beauty, sometimes yours truly does not stick to her skin regime. From time to time, I hit the pillow with a full face of makeup. Keeping your skin clean is the number one rule to beauty. Instead of using myself as an example, I am going to introduce you to my best friend Arsine, who is an extraterrestrial (because the girl has immaculate skin). The best part of it is, it’s not God given. She swears by her strict skin care rituals and so can you, by following the easy 8-step guidance below. Arsine (just like myself) is a strong believer that you don’t have to spend a fortune for good skin; sometimes the simplest drug store products work the best. She was kind enough to share with my subscribers her skin secrets. Let’s get started with a step-by-step guide on how to achieve flawless “alien” skin.
Below is a list of her products, including where you can purchase each item. Following the list a step-by-step on how to use each product.
1. Almay-- moisturizing eye makeup remover pads
Aloe, cucumber, and green tea this 100% fragrance free eye makeup remover moisturizes and nourishes the skin. Even the waterproof and long wearing lip cover can be washed off without irritation! Can be found at your local drugstore, or the link provided, $4.99. http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=21834&catid=183591&aid=338666&aparam=goobase_filler&device=c&network=g&match
2.Epielle--cucumber cleansing tissues
This magnificent cleansing tissue is only a dollar at Dollar King located in Glendale, California! It deep cleanses all the way down to your pores and refreshes your skin. It contains cucumbers and green tea. My favorite! Dollar King Address:1222 E Colorado St Glendale, CA 91205, $.99. (818) 662-8884
3.Caudalie--instant foaming cleanser
This is an amazing cleanser, includes a combination of grape extracts, sage, and chamomile that remove makeup and impurities while nourishing the skin. This is for all skin types and very ideal for combination and sensitive skin. Can be found at Sephora, or the link provided, $13.00. http://us.caudalie.com/shop-products/category/cleansers-toners/instant-foaming-cleanser.html
4.St Ives Apricot Scrub
This amazing blemish and blackhead control scrub gently exfoliates to reveal smooth, glowing skin. This product is gentle enough to apply everyday! Can be found at CVS or the link provided, $3.29. http://www.target.com/p/st-ives-blemish-blackhead-control-apricot-scrub-6-oz/-/A-11129467?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=Google_PLA_df&LNM=|11129467&CPNG=Health+Beauty&kpid=11129467&LID=PA&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=11129467&gclid=CKC3wZjJqLgCFShxQgodOFYAhQ
Intensive Exfoliating Treatment that polishes your skin to reveal a glowing complexion. The scrubbing Micro-beads are assigned to deep clean the pores and the Salicylic Acid is designed to balance hydration while preventing over-drying. Can be found at Sephora or the link provided, $65 http://www.katesomerville.com/skincare/collection/exfolikate/?gclid=CIvsvpDPqLgCFaF_QgodRlEAGQ
6.Biore--deep cleansing strips
Pore Strips are an intense way to clean your pores. With just one use it can get rid of pore-clogging build-up, dirt, oil that can cause blackheads. Product can be found at CVS/ Rite Aid, or the link provided $6.85. http://www.soap.com/p/biore-deep-cleaning-pore-strips-30530?site=CA&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc_S&utm_term=AKO-046&utm_campaign=GoogleAW&CAWELAID=1323207080&utm_content=pla&ad&cagpspn=pla
7. Caudalie-Premier Cru
Helps protect the skin from premature aging and it also improves the skins elasticity. This is a great product that helps prevent wrinkles and firms the skin. It also helps diminish dark spots. Can be found at Sephora or Naimes for $155.00 or your nearest Nordstrom Rack for a special price of $49.99! http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?keyword=CAUDALIE Premier Cru The Cream P246528&skuId=1500859&productId=P246528&_requestid=130080
8.Clean and Clear acne spot treatment
-Contains salicylic acid and is considered as one of the top acne medications. It reduces pimple size and redness. It does not over dry the skin. In just days, you’ll see results and a clearer skin. It leaves your skin looking clear and beautiful. Can be found at CVS or the link provided $7.79http://www.drugstore.com/clean-and-clear-advantage-acne-spot-treatment/qxp87659?catid=182267
FYI: Make sure to check out Drugstore.com. You can get most of the products listed above from their online store with special prices & deals. It’s a one- stop shop! http://www.drugstore.com/beauty/qxg180645-0
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