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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some insights I gathered from makeup artists.

Yesterday I hosted a class for some Chicago makeup artists. Most of them do bridal work, some do commercial and some do both. After the class, we talked about the industry. Regardless of whether you go to them for advice, your bridal trial, a special event, or as a model doing print work, they all said that good skin care is the first thing you should be doing on a regular basis. No matter how good the makeup artist is, she cannot fix your skin. They can hide some imperfections and do some highlight, contouring, shadow and blush placement and apply colors that work for you that make you look stunning.

Also you need to be realistic in your expectations. If you are not a makeup wearer, don’t bring pictures of Kim K and say you want the natural look—honey, none of Kim K’s make up is natural. Granted, she looks amazing. but there is a lot of makeup on her face, and most, if not all, of her pictures are photoshopped.

Now let’s get to us mature women. Again makeup artists can only do so much– they are not magicians. (I wish they were; I would have one on retainer.) If we older gals have wrinkles, we are going to have them after the makeup is applied. Makeup artists can soften them, make them look less noticeable, hid some of our sagging skin. But don’t get mad at them if you can still see your wrinkles after the makeup application. I think we lose sight of reality: We all want to look like the models and movie stars we see in magazines, but we have to realize they are photoshopped to perfection! This not what real women look like.

We also see all these amazing face-of-the-day selfies posted on Instagram—again, not real life. Most of them are filtered, photoshopped and countless other applications are used to make the picture look perfect. We need to get back to reality and look the best we can with what we have. Makeup does help us look our best. If you are unsure how to apply it or wearing the same makeup you wore in high school or stuck in a makeup look from when we thought we looked fab, go to a professional, get advice, have your make up done, take a class on how to apply it and what to use. I think in the end you will be much happier!

 

 

Vegan Lipstick

For all you Ladies that want Vegan makeup. We have finally made a Vegan Lipstick. They are creamy, long lasting and GORGEOUS!!!!!! We have 2 shades right now, but any of our lipstick shades can be made in the VEGAN base. We will be bring our lip glosses in the near further.   Our 2 new shades are Choco Berry, which is a beautiful berry/brown shade.

Choco-Berry VEGAN Lipstick 7-14-14

Choco Berry Vegan Lipstick

 

The other is our Nude color that we made in our traditional lipstick. Great everyday color for those who do not want to wear a lot of color.

 

Nude VEGAN Liptick 7-14-14

Nude Vegan Lipstick

Ingredients:  Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, 
Organic, Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Lonicera Japonica ( Japanese Honeysuckle), Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle Flower  Extract), Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Octyl Methoxycinnimate, Flavor
May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides, Tin Oxide, Tin Dioxide, Silica,Manganese Violet D&C Red 7 Ca Lake, D&C Red 6 Al Lake, D&C Red 27 Al Lake, D&C Red 21 Al Lake, D&C Red 33 Al Lake, D&C Red 7 Al Lake, D&C Red 30 Al Lake, D&C Red 36 Al Lake, D&C Orange 5 Lake, Al Yellow 5 Al Lake, D&C Yellow 6 Al Lake, D&C Blue 1 Al Lake,

About Fusion of Color Cosmetics

About Fusion of Color Cosmetics

Fusion of Color Cosmetic is an independent mineral make up company based in Chicago. Fusion of Color has been in business since 2003, We make all the loose minerals ourselves, we do not repack or private label them. We use the best ingredients in the industry and are always on the lookout for the newest and innovated ingredients to add to our products and bring them to the next level.  Fusion of Color also makes a lot of their own colorants, we just do not use the basic off the shelf micas and oxides as most mineral companies. We blend our own colors so that you do not have the same colors you will find in the market place.  We carry smaller sizes in our line, so this way you can get a few more colors for the same price as buying the big brands. This also keeps your products fresh and can try some colors that you would never think of trying.  We make our items in smaller batches and do not keep a lot in stock so we can keep them fresh and control the color consistency.  One of he best things about Fusion of Color is that we offer samples to try before you buy.  You can get colors to try that you may not have thought of trying and venturing into a new look without spending a fortune on a color you will never use.  All of Fusion of Color Cosmetics products be it foundations, finishing powder, eyeshadows, blushes all of our lip products are all made with great care to give you the best products in the industry.   You can always e-mail us with any questions about our products and we also welcome inquiries from Beauty Bloggers and Makeup Artists. Fusion of Color does offer Pro Discounts to the beauty industry.