Archive for January, 2008

31
Jan
08

Love this Makeup World!!!

Runway Africa Fashion Makeup Show

I was invited to participate in this glamorous event but could not make it. Check out this site http://www.runwayafrica.com to read more about the cause of Runway Africa

31
Jan
08

Skincare 101- Skin Types

So, I want this to be my first post because before even talking about makeup, you need to make sure you have good skin! I strongly believe that everybody can have good skin if they know how to take care of it. For some of us, good skin= good genes but for other good skin= dream that can never become true…

I will break it down for you and recommend the best skincare on the market for each skin type.

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Here are the different skin types: * courtesy of http://beauty.about.com

  • Type 1: Oily Oily skin tends to shiny with enlarged pores, and is prone to blackheads and blemishes. You might experience some tightness.
  • Type 2: Combination/normal This skin type has medium pores, a smooth and even texture, good circulation, healthy color, may tend toward dryness on the cheeks while being oily in the t-zone.
  • Type 3: Sensitive Sensitive skin tends to be thin, delicate with fine pores. It flushes easily, is prone to broken capillaries, is frequently allergic and can be rashy.
  • Type 4: Dry Dry skin feels tight, especially after cleansing. You have a tendency towards fine wrinkles, flaking and red patches. In women of color, skin may appear ashy or dull from dead skin buildup.
  • Type 5: Aging or sun-damaged This skin also feels tight with visible wrinkles, slack skin tone — especially around the cheeks and jawline — with leathery texture and broken capillaries.
  • 31
    Jan
    08

    Gotta have it!!!

    M.A.C Mineralized skin powder!!!

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    This powder comes in a matte form too. I use the matte form as a pressed powder on top of my liquid and it gives your skin that amazing smooth look!

    The one on the picture has pearlized pigments so it looks very good as a soft highlighter on the cheek bones. I like adding a lil bit on my nose too when I go out at night…it looks amazing on picture. DO NOT WEAR IT DURING THE DAY as it will look way too shiny.

    LANCOME- FATALE MASCARA

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    Ladies, “blink your eyes like Betty Boop”!

    If you are looking for a mascara that will not look clumpy and that will give you lengths, curl and a natural thickness, this is the one!!! At first, the brush looked kind of funny to me but as I started using it, I realized that this is the best mascara ever!!!

    31
    Jan
    08

    Clean it up!!!—>Oily Skin

    moisturizer_jar_copy.jpgNow that you know what skin type you have, you need to have the right product to take care of it. For cleansers, make sure you use them twice a day and massage your face and throat. Use your moisturizer everytime you rinse your face.

    Oily Skin: This is my skintype and I used to hate it until I realized that we are the lucky ones!!! It’s true, oily skin will not age as quick as other skin types because of the sebum under the skin cells…So my daily skincare regiments is:

    1. Cleanser
      • 1st choice: CLINIQUE liquid facial soap oily skin (just the best on my skin!!!)
      • 2nd choice: CLARINS purifying cleansing gel (this cleanser has yucca extract which is very gentle for the skin)
    2. Toner (I personally never use mine but that’s because I am lazy…but I strongly recommend you do if you have very oily skin)
      • 1st choice: CLARINS Toning lotion with Iris- green bottle ( I like it better then the Clinique because it does not feel as dry on the skin.)
      • 2nd choice: CLINIQUE Step II for oily skin
    3.  Moisturizer
      • 1st choice: CLINIQUE Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (use this if you feel your skin is less oily during the winter)
      • 2nd choice: CLARINS Ultra-Matte Rebalancing Lotion (perfect in very hot climate; I use it whenever I go to Senegal…)
    4.  Night moisturizer
      • The only night product that I recommend and that is very good is the CLARINS Normalizing night gel. It will balance the amount of oil your skin is producing while you sleep and you will wake-up every morning feeling like you have the best skin!
    5.  Exfoliator
      • CLINIQUE Exfoliating scrub. It will de-flake, refine and soften tiny lines. Use it twice a week.

     To be continued…




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