Posted on July 17, 2015
The CALM Arbonne cleanser is my go to product to take off all my makeup, (yes I wear foundation every day) and this amazing product takes it all off in one go, eye makeup and all! I only use a small amount, it leaves my skin fresh, not tight just smooth. It doesn’t strip natural oils or dehydrate your skin. Cleansing your face AM and PM is very important.
Now I am just suggesting these products to my lovely clients, not all products suit everyone. A one on one consultation would be recommended.
This is a Arbonne FC5 scrub and mask in one. Its great to use weekly to get rid of those dead skin cells and to tighten the pores. It draws out and dirt, oils and blackheads. I LOVE this product and I use it once a week. I leave it on for 5 minutes then rinse it off. Your skin will feel tight after using this scrub/mask but then you move onto my next product….
CALM Arbonne Gentle moisturizer is my 3rd step and another great product. This is great if you have very sensitive skin, it will suit any skin type though. I use it because it has no SPF, No oils and it is very light weight. I love using this in the winter time. You skin will feel comfort and very hydrated. This product reminds me of Olay basic moisturizer. Its very simple and don’t forget.. VEGAN, No mineral oils or nasty ingredients.
A good eye cream is the most important product and I think everyone should be using one. The Arbonne RE9 eye cream is so rich and intense. It helps with fine lines, puffiness and dark circles. You only need to smallest pea size amount. Its totally worth it if you want to look younger. My eyes have never looked so good 😉 I have samples of all products of you wish to try a sample pack, I can post it.
After just 4 weeks*
Now lastly.. for all those ladies who love a good body scrub!!! Winter it is best to scrub the body as we get so dry. Arbonne has a scrub called Awaken Scrub and the smells of coriander and lemon are just divine!! Its a scent that reminds me so much of summer!! It contains sea salt and oils to leave the skin feeling smooth and silky.
(I think that is why I love it so much)
If you need a sample or want any more advice on these amazing products just shoot me an email or contact me by phone.
Happy Anti Ageing! 😉
Posted on May 7, 2015
Eveyone should use a Concealer. It has so many benefits.
How do you use your concealer? What comes first? Concealer or Foundation? It seems that this question is somewhat of a debate. In my opinion it makes sense to put the foundation on first and then you can see what area of the face is not covered up, for example: dark circles, pimples and uneven skin tone. If you take a step back and look in the mirror you will know exactly where the concealer is meant to go after applying the foundation. If you do this in reverse you will use more product by trying to cover up pimples and uneven skin tone.
You DO NOT need a lot of concealer. Cream concealers are best as they are thicker and not as drying. For around the eyes you would only use a small amount on the lid and the inner corner of your eyes.
If you create a V shape with the concealer under the eye it will instantly lift that area (an illusion) and create a firmer and brighter look (see the image below). You don’t need concealer on the outer corners of your eyes as it is not needed there and it will only be a waste. Apply concealer like this (see image below) if you want a lift and even skin tone.
If you use too much concealer it can add years to your appearance and sit in the creases or crows feet (if any), it will only draw attention to that area. Don’t end up looking like this (see below), less is more. Choose the right shade for your skin tone.
Pat and press with your ring finger or a soft brush. The warmth of your finger will help spread the concealer with a gentle touch.
There are 4 different shades of concealer. Green, Yellow, Purple and Neutral.
Yellow is for the dark purple/blue tones under your eyes. It will instantly brighten and take away the dark tones.
Green is for redness, if you have rosacea this will be your new best friend. Mix a tiny bit of green concealer with a primer and blend over the redness. Afterwards put a little beige or a neutral concealer over the top so you don’t look green. This will instantly take the redness away and even out your skin tone.
Purple is for pigmentation or any brown spots. If you have dark brown tones on your eyelids this shade will help even out the skin tone.
Neutral is the shade that is most popular. This is generally a skin tone colour and is good for covering pimples and putting on the top of your eyelids for a base for your eye shadow.
Creating a base for your eye shadow
Does your eye shadow look patchy? Does it start to crease or move over time? Trick is to place a small amount of neutral cream concealer all over your eye lid and blend with a brush. Then put a loose powder lightly over the top. Once you have done this you can then press your eye shadow into the eyelid. Press and pat then blend.
The concealer will not only make the eye shadow stay on and last all day, but the eye shadow will have more depth of colour and it wont be “see through” or patchy on the eyelid. This is such a great beauty tip – Try it out!
See now you know how to use concealer. It can really brighten and freshen up your face and your day 😉
If you have any questions or would like to know more about what concealer would be great for you just contact me.
Happy Concealing 😉