Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Finding the right Power for your face!

When it comes to your skin there  are so many brands out on the market that it's hard to choose one or even be able to try 5 out of hundreds of them. When a friend of mine recommended Laura Mercier Mineral Powder (compact & loose available) several years back when the mineral make up boom happened, I thought to myself why not give it a shot. I was using Lancome at the time which I loved and used for over 10 years. I purchased the Laura Mercier and have been madly in love with it since! Not only is it mineral and doesn't clog your pores but it also lasts for 3-4 months longer than regular powders, which in the long run also saves you money. This particular compact is about 35$ which in my opinion is very affordable and long lasting. The coverage is incredible and the feel is very light. If anything out of all my make up that I use this is definitely my favorite item. Below are a few images of the compact in case you decide to go out and try it :)

Wedding Beauty and Fashion

When it comes to weddings we all know some people tend to freak out and start booking all sorts of appointments for hair, make up, alterations etc. But, if we all take a nice long breathe and  realize that we are just as capable doing it ourselves life becomes much simpler :) You then have a choice of getting all the beauty done or doing it yourself. First step would be to do some research and figure out the style and look you are going for which should always work with your dress, shoes and jewelry as in the end you want to look like the complete package. The colors of your eye shadows should normally match with the color of your dress same goes for lipstick. Your nail polish should also play a role in your outfit. For this particular one I went with red to match my lips. Now preparing for the big day would also consist of maybe doing some facial cleansing and exfoliating to close your pores so that make up goes on smoothly. I like to use the Clarisonic brush w a scrub to exfoliate my skin. It works like magic. There are several other brands on the market that are slightly cheaper with same effect. Below are several pictures of myself and how I did my hair and make up for my friend's wedding. Since I was going to the Beverly Hills hotel my immediate thought was Old Hollywood Glamor and so I went with the Hollywood glam finger waves for my hair, red lips and just a nice white skin tone with no tan with a bit of shimmer. Very Marilyn Monroe :)