Tips on Eyeliner Tip Tuesday 4-30-19

This Tip Tuesday is about tips on eyeliner. Hope some of the tips help you out with your liner.

In our vido we show you the brushes we use and how we apply our liner using the loose minerals we make. We hope you enjoy the video!

Choose the right liner brush, that you are comfortable using. Find the right brush helps with the application.
Get a good mirror so you can see what you are doing. If you habe a hard time seeing what you are doing, get a mirror with some magnification or maybe a small mirror that attach to the mirror you are using.
Find a good eyeliner product that you can work with. See below for a few different types of liner. I always start with a little product oon thebrush and add if I need more.
It is easier to add to your look, than have too much on and you cannot get it off, unless you start all over



Check out our video on how I show you to look into the mirror and hold your head so you don’t need to pull on your lid.
We hope you enjoyed the tips on eyeliner.

Here are some different products used for lining eyes.

Gel liners are matte and glide on easily. They sometimes come in a little pot with a brush. 
Pencil eyeliner is easy to apply, but sometimes doesn’t spread as smoothly or thickly as gel or liquid liners.
Liquid liners are used for their precision, and usually come in a tube with a small brush, or “pen-style” with a brush tip. They can take some time to dry after applying, though. I find that using a liquid sometimes you have to fan your eyes to get it to dry.

Hopefully armed with this information you will get to be the Queen of lining!

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Tips on eyeliner

Via Buff Exfoliators for Body and Face

I was sent the Via Buff Exfoliators for Body and Face to review, well I must say I do like them.  The have 4 different levels of exfoliation for different skin types and issues.
The sponges come in 4 different colors Purple for Oily Skin Level 1, Green for Normal Skin Level 2, Pink for Dry Skin Level 3, and White for Very Dry Skin Level 4

Via BuffThese sponges are different than the nylon ones found in most bath stores. The Via Buff Sponges are more dense and you use less product in them. They lather well and rinse clean.  According to their website Via Buff

 

 

 

 

 

Via Buff has 2 sizes of sponges one for the body and one for the face. My favorite is the one for the face. I am always telling people to exfoliate your skin. Well this makes it easy. You do not have to worry about chemicals, things in the exfoliating product that will tear your skin. With the Via Buff Facial Sponge you can do it daily or a few times a week, depending on your skin.  I use the Green one mostly and find it work very well.  I do like the body ones also, they do a good job of making the skin feel smoothwithout being too harsh.
They have a handle for reaching those hard to reach places. That is next on my list to get!!

The Via Buff Sponges do not use a lot of produce, they lather up really well.

All in all these are a good product, my only thing is I wish it had a loop on the bigger one so I can hang it to dry.

You can find these sponges at https://www.viabuff.com

There is a lot of great information on the site about them and how they work.

Would I buy them again yes I would especially the facial ones.

 

Makeup Primers – Over 60 & Fab

Today’s installment of Over 60 & Fabulous, we are talking Makeup Primers. As we age our skin takes on a texture of its own and if we can make it look smooth and softer, why shouldn’t we. If you haven’t been using makeup primer, then you’re really missing out. If you wear a full face of make or just use a BB cream or tinted moisturizer, makeup primers are great when trying to combat shine, create a smooth surface to apply foundation. There is a lot of debate when it come to makeup primers, if they are really needed or not. Well I love them!

One of the  benefits of using a makeup primer is it seals your pores and will help even out skin tone and texture.
Makeup Primers make your skin appear much more youthful, they smooth out fine lines. This creates a more youthful appearance and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkle

One of the main reasons for using a makeup  primer is because it helps your makeup stay on longer. Primers help decrease sweating through the pores, which makes your makeup stay in place longer. They also act as a natural shield for dust, water and debris that might make your makeup wear off. This is my favorite reason for using one.

Makeup primers come in all kinds of formulas and textures for all skin types. You need to find one that works for your skin, and as with all makeup products always test it to make sure you are not allergic to the ingredients. I am always saying not everything work for everyone.

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Fusion of Color Cosmetics offered 2 different makeup primers one is Perfect Canvas Primer, which is more of a silicone based one. It is thicker and glides on smoothly over the skin.

 

 

 

Sheer Perfection Makeup Primers

 

Our newest member to the makeup primer family is Sheer Perfection Matte Primer, this one is loaded with good things for your skin and is a thinner formula than Perfect Canvas Primer.  Sheer Perfection like Perfect Canvas Primer can be worn under makeup or alone. Sheer Perfection can also be added to your foundation if you want to sheer it out, especially if you use a cream and it is too heavy for you.
As we age if a product helps us smooth our skin and helps soften those fine lines and wrinkles and possibly have ingredients that are good for our skin, I am all for it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exfoliation – Over 60 & Fabulous

We are going to talk about my favorite thing exfoliation! To maximize the benefits of your moisturizing products, it is important to exfoliate two to three times per week to remove dried out and dead skin cells from your face. Exfoliation may seem quite harsh and many mature women wonder if they shoud be doing this. When you exfoliate, you are assisting the natural process of shedding dead skin cells.

The process of removing dead skin cells rejuvenates the face and allows new, healthy skin cells to grow. The process of renewing skin cells slows down as you age, so in your 60s it becomes crucial to exfoliate in order to speed this process along.

Exfoliate Your Skin Regularly.

When skin is suffocated due to build up of dead skin cells, sebum and bacteria in the new skin cells below are starved of nutrients and vitamins. Exfoliating regularly will expose them to minerals they need to become healthy.
If we don’t exfoliate, anti aging skin care products are not able to penetrate the upper skin layers and so are not as efficient as they could be.

There are a lot of exfoliation products in the market. If you are new to this, start off with something gentle like a cream exfoliator with soluble beads in it.  You can also see your Esthetician and get a deeper exfoliation  of your skin.  But what ever you do, you must do some kind of exfoliation of the skin.

Facial Cleanser

We are going to talk about Fusion of Color’s Facial Cleanser. This is our next installment of Over 60 and Fabulous!   We have 3 different facial cleanser products to clean your face. You need to take off you make up daily.  Please, Please, Please do not sleep in your make up.  You must use some sort of a facial cleanser. My routine is use either the Micellar Water or Cleansing Oil first. Then use a warm wash cloth afterward. After pre cleaning I use either the Clarisonic or the Perfect Canvas Classic Cleanser.

To use the Perfect Canvas Classic Cleanser add a pump to your hand and Classic Cleanser 1massage into damp skin. It is a very creamy non foaming facial cleanser. It is not harsh and will not strip your face of it’s precious moisture. Rinse off with warm, not hot water either by splashing your face or using a warm washcloth to remover. All you former Jeune D’age Organic Skin Care lovers this is the same cleanser!! The facial cleanser contains wonderful ingredients beneficial to your skin like Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Olea Europaea (Organic Olive) Oil, Ananas Comosus (Organic Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Organic Papaya) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Organic Papaya) Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota (Carrot) Seed Oil, just to name a few! It also has an Organic content of 87%.
http://www.fusionofcolor.net/Perfect-Canvas-Cleanser/

Facial Cleanser Micellar WaterOur newest member to the facial cleanser products is our Micellar water.  Use as a pre cleanser or for a quick makeup change or just a pick up during the day. Take a cotton pad and add some Micellar water and wipe it over your face to remover make up or just the dirt and grime from the day.  When I use this, I use it at night to take off my make up and yes mascara also. Then I follow with my usual cleansing routine. For you gals that have eyelash extension is a great product to use, does not contain oil and would be very gentle on your lashes.
Micellar Water can be used in place of your cleanser and toner, although we think a spritz of a light or a cotton pad with our Classic Toner or Prestige Toner can be a great addition, especially on hot, humid days when you’re feeling sticky. We like it for touching up mascara misses. It is a great cleanser for you face after being out and about on your bike, after a run, after any outdoor activity or exercise, anywhere you want to get your face clean when there’s no water around.
Keep it at work in your desk drawer in case you are going out after work and need to freshen up your make up and of course after that long night of fun!
http://www.fusionofcolor.net/Perfect-canvas-Micellar-Water/

Another idea for facial cleanser  is our Perfect Canvas Cleansing Oil. Believe it or not “Oil dissolves oil. One of the most basic principals of chemistry is that “like dissolves like. By using the right oils, you can cleanse your pores of dirt and bacteria naturally, gently and effectively, while replacing the dirty oil with beneficial ones extracted from natural botanicals, vegetables and fruit that heal, protect and nourish your skin. Classic Cleanser
When done properly and consistently, the Cleansing Oil can clear the skin from issues like oily skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, blackheads, whiteheads and other problems caused by mild to moderate acne–while leaving your skin healthy, balanced and properly moisturized.”
This products was made out of neccessity in my quest for an eye makeup remover. I could never find an eye makeup remover that worked. When I did find one hey would discontinue it. So we made our own. I use this almost daily as a facial cleanser before my Clarisonic or Classic Cleanser. It takes over mascara with no effort or tugging on the eyes and it feels so good when you massage it into your skin to clean it. The ingredients in the Cleansing Oil are good for your skin. Rice Bran,Apricot Oil, and Grapeseed Oil.
http://www.fusionofcolor.net/Perfect-Canvas-Cleansing-Oil/

As I said before PLEASE clean you skin daily, your face will love you for it.

Our next installment of Over 60 and Fabulous will be about under makeup primers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over 60 and Fabulous!!

Since I am older than mummy dust, we are going to be doing posts about being Over 60 and fabulous.  We are going to start with skin care.  Most mature women do not look like their mothers or grandmothers did at their age. We take better care of ourselves and it shows!
Mature Women

Most women in general, but particularly over 60 are concerned about the onset of an ‘aging’ and want to have “younger-looking” skin to match. Since we are bombarded with having to be this young thing  and all the photoshopped pictures that are not real.  Us Over 60 ladies are never going to have that taut, flawless, pore less, even toned skin back. So we need to concentrate on having the best looking skin we can achieve.  Any routine you choose you HAVE to continue  doing it. It is not just  1 day I will do it then not do it again for a week, it has to be a daily routine.

Don’t Try to Look “Younger” it generally makes you older. Let’s try to look the best we can
we lived life and should be proud of that!

Stay out of the Sun
Sun damage is one of the leading causes of wrinkled, spotted skin. Try to limit your sun exposure, wear hats and use sunblock. A lot of sun damage doesn’t become fully apparent until later in life.  Using sunblock and avoiding excessive sun can also reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Wash Your Face Before Sleep
Dry skin is one of the most common challenges for women over 60, because people’s skin tends to become drier as we lose oil glands when we get older. Do not use soap, as soap will pull away the natural oils from your skin.  Use a cream cleanser, oil cleanser, nothing to harsh. Toner after washing and then use a serum and moisturizer to but back moisture in the skin. Exfoliation helps our skin also, skin we do not shed dead skin as fast as out younger counterparts. Again with exfoliation, nothing harsh. Getting facials from a professional helps also.

Mature Women

When you are over 60, you must, must moisturize daily, always use  moisturizer, serum whatever works for you and above all sunblock.

Stop Smoking, aside from all the other health benefits of giving up smoking, if you are a smoker, you probably have more wrinkles than other people your same age who do not smoke.

There are so many products in the market, you need to find what works for you be it high end, natural oils, drug store brands, indie brands. Yes we carry skin care that we love and use!!

Fusion of Color Skin Care!

Mature Women

Micellar Water

Micellar Water

Make-up artists and models have used Micellar Water for decades. Now the secret’s out and Micellar Water is incredibly popular with students, moms, adventurers and entrepreneurs– anyone who needs a little short cut in their skin care routine or doesn’t have water handy when they need it

What is Micellar Water?
Micellar Water contains micelles. These little ball shaped molecules have lipophilic ends that cling to dirt and oil and hydrophilic ends that cling to water.

How does it work?
When a cotton pad is dampened with Micellar Water, the water loving ends cling to the cotton and the oil and dirt loving ends stick out from the pad waiting to cling to dirt and oil. When you wipe the Micellar Water dampened cotton pad across your face, the dirt and oil loving ends do their job by removing dirt and oil from your face leaving you with clean, fresh skin.

Part of Micellar Water’s effectiveness is in the application. Pour the Micellar Water on a cotton pad. This takes advantage of Cotton’s hydrophilic properties. The hydrophilic heads are attracted to the cotton, leaving the hydrophobic tails sticking up to trap oil, and dirt, including makeup, mascara and sebum. When applied to skin Micellar Water and cotton pads cleanse the skin by acting like a magnet, attracting and entrapping impurities without harsh rubbing or scraping.

Micellar Water can be used in place of your cleanser and toner,  we think a spritz or a cotton pad dampened with our Classic Toner or Prestige Toner can be a great addition, especially on hot, humid days when you’re feeling sticky. We like it for touching up mascara misses and for cleaning your face after being out shopping, after a run or any outdoor activity,  anywhere you want to get your face clean when there’s no water around. Fusion of Color also recommends get a smaller bottle and keep it in your desk at work or in your purse, in case you decide to go out after work.

Micellar Water’s ingredients are quite simple: Deionized Water, Witch Hazel, Water, Alcohol, Glycerin, Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides [MCT Oil], Lecithin, Decyl Glucoside. That’s it! No harsh chemicals to irritate sensitive skin.

Find it at   http://www.fusionofcolor.net/Perfect-canvas-Micellar-Water/

Nail Butter – Nail Treatment

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I was excited to receive the Nail Butter to review, since I have dry cuticles and nails.  I received the new Lemon Grass Scent. I love the scent, makes me want to use it more often.  The sites says to use apply a small amount to each of your nail beds and massage with an upward motion for 30 seconds. For best results be sure to apply Nail Butter twice daily for 30 days, then once a day thereafter.  So I followed the instructions  and after the first day or two I can see my nails looked much better, they looked more moisturized and my cuticles looked softer, not rough anymore.  I have been using it on my toes also and they are looking better!! You can also use this over your nail polish.  You only need to put a  tiny bit on each nail to get results.

According to their website ” A revitalizing spot treatment that can be used to soften and fortify every type of skin, Nail Butter is a pure, all-natural recipe of essential oils and lanolin that can be used on fingernails, cuticles, toenails, heels, knees, elbows, and even feet! 100% natural, Nail Butter is used to strengthen and rejuvenate nails by enhancing growth and maintaining optimal moisture levels for your nails and skin. No cover-ups here! Nail Butter treats your nails!”    I think it does what it says it does, so if you were on the fence about this product don’t be, your nails will be happy you tried it.


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Would I buy Nail Butter again, YES! The Nail Butter is a great product that actual works.

These products can be found at http://www.nailbutter.com

Get the Perfect Eyebrows

The Perfect Eyebrow
Perfect Eyebrows are the most important “accessory” to and expressive part of the face. They frame the eyes which help to keep the eyes in balance. To get the perfect eyebrows they must be correctly shaped in order to open up the eyes and keep the face in proportion. Use the information below to determine proper brow shape (use a straight edge, i.e. pencil, for measure).

1. Measure from the outside of the nose, straight up through the corner of the eye to the origin of the brow. Any hair on the outside of the pencil needs to be removed. If the brow hair does not meet up to the end of the pencil, fill-in as needed.

2. Measure from the outside of the nose through the outside corner of the eye to determine the proper length of the brow. Any hair on the outside of the pencil needs to be removed. If the brow hair does not meet up to the end of the pencil, fill-in as needed.

3. Measure from the corner of the nose to the outer edge of the iris of the eye (make sure client is looking straight ahead) which will determine the high point of the arch. If the client’s arch is not in the proper place, make corrections (by hair removal or fill-in) so that the brow is more evenly balanced.

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To get the perfect eyebrows use  Fusion of Color’s newest state of the art pencil “The Arch-ology” . It is one Universal shade, one stroke application and your color is buildable so you can achieve the desired color and effect. Lead is shaped like a triangle so to easily insure the perfect application. Pencil is created from powders, pigments and waxes to insure long lasting qualities Can be used on Brows or moustaches.

These amazing pencils can be found here Arch-Ology Brow Pencil