Product Expiry Date Guide

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Expiry date for cosmetics? There are no regulations or requirements by law currently that require cosmetic manufacturers to print expiration dates on the labels of cosmetic products! So how do we determine when to throw out our stuff?? Facts: Cosmetic companies test the expiration date by testing their products through a series of stabilization tests: – under extreme conditions of heat – how effective the preservative added is over time – how useful the packaging is in preventing contaminates (Jar … Read More

Airbrush vs Classic Makeup Applications

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Which one is better? Not sure which one is purchase? Which makeup is for you? Which makeup should you do for others? Here I will be guide-lining pros and cons to Airbrush vs Classic makeup applications with my personal view and many other artists including top international makeup artists views in both areas for a well rounded opinion. PART 1 Airbrush Makeup Application Spray on application of makeup using a gun and a compressor. Pros to Airbrush – Buildable application, … Read More

Yaby Liquid Foundation Review

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I only purchased Buff and Honey, Cherry Blossom to test out so I’m not sure about the rest of the colors but from what I know: Pros – Amazing texture, blends right into the skin – Not oily looking on camera, just the right amount of sheen. – A bit ‘dewy’ and healthy looking in real person. What healthy skin should look like. – Very light feeling, just feels like a average moisturizer on your skin. – Oil-free – No … Read More

Make Up For Ever – Face & Body Foundation Review

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Pros – Sheer to Medium coverage – Buildable – Transfer resistant after you wait for it to dry/blot dry – Waterproof – Lightweight = water-based gel formula – Great for those allergic to silicone = water-based. – super natural finish, a bit of ‘dewiness’. BEAUTIFUL when first applied. – Very similar to normal healthy moisturized skin on face AND body. – GREAT for on the eyes, won’t crease under eye makeup. – Very tapered to the skin when applied. Like … Read More

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè (24-Hour Miracle Cream) Review

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Pros – Excellent for Dry Skin + Great for any other skin type as well. All skin types – Multi-purpose skincare: shaving cream, primer, makeup remover, reducing irritation after shaving – The skincare cream I currently use to date before I put on my own makeup – Fragrance-free – Makes my skin smoother, moisturized and adds more elasticity to it – which is rare in creams. – Doesn’t irritate my sensitive, dry skin. – The moisture lasts a long time … Read More

Face Atelier Ultimate Foundation Review

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Pros – Very dewy, great for close beauty shots – Time efficient – Skips primer (as it”s silicone based) great for MUA”s/people tight on time – Awesome for mature skin (fills in lines/wrinkles) – Awesome for uneven surfaced skin (fills in cracks) – Awesome pigment – you get SMOOTH skin given the proper technique – Can order samples at faceatelier.com for just $1 – Very versatile, mix in moisturizer to sheer it out or buildable coverage. – Lower shipping costs … Read More

History on Silicone – It’s Changed Our Cosmetics Today

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Where did Silicone come from? In the past: – Everything was matte and powdered down. – Makeup was caked on in thicker layers as there was also no photoshop, where it was never airbrushed in advertisements. – What you saw was what you got. On camera however it appeared very natural and beautiful. Here’s Grace Kelly: The technique of makeup artists back then were impeccable as there was no room for error. In TV/Film back then makeup had to be … Read More

Creating Smudge-Proof Eyes!

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I get a lot of people asking me about eye primer: question is, is it necessary for smudge-proof eyes? From my professional experience I can tell you No. Instead I’ll fill this guide up with important prepping steps: Eyelid Prep Steps: 1. Cleanse the area 2. Wipe it dry 3. Apply prep product 4. Apply your emollient eye makeup products 5. Dust powder over eyelid 6 Apply your eyeshadow 1. Cleanse the area This is a crucial step to prepping … Read More

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