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How to Make Your Makeup Last Longer and All Day

Everyone is looking for the secret to making your makeup last all day or longer through the day.  So we’ve come up with some great tips from our makeup artists to share how to get you that flawless finish all day long.

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The Makeup Movement - Winter Skin Care Tips


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How To Keep Your Skin Hydrated With The Change of Season

With the warm days of summer behind us, we are full speed into the beautiful autumn season and cooler winter months.  With the change of the season, not only is the weather changing—our skin is changing too!  Now that the air is much more crisp and not as humid, it plays a role in how our skin looks and feels.  We may not realize it, but the air and temperature impacts our skin in various ways.  Here are our 8 best tips on how to have hydrated and glowing skin during the fall and winter.

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Ingredient Knowledge: Bismuth Oxychloride

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What is Bismuth Oxychloride and why is it important to know in makeup?  Here is the quick and simple explanation of it.

Bismuth oxychloride is a bi-product of copper and lead refinement, mixed with chloride.  Just think about that: why would you ever want something that is a derivative of lead on your face that is mixed with chlorine, which dries you out?  It is chemically “heavy”, so it requires buffing to make it stick to the pores of your skin. Therefore, as you may guess, it can lead to clogged pores. 

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All About Sunscreen

According to SkinCancer.com, “Sunscreens are products combining several ingredients that help prevent the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. Two types of ultraviolet radiation,UVA and UVB, damage the skin and increase your risk of skin cancer. Sunscreens vary in their ability to protect against UVA and UVB.”

Sunscreen is (or should be) an essential part of your skincare routine. It is used for several reasons.

First, it is used to proven the sun’s harmful rays for burning your skin, leaving unsightly red, irritated skin. This can lead to more serious skin damage such as developing skin cancer such as melanoma. Statistics prove that a person’s risk for being diagnosed with melanoma doubles with 5+ sunburns. Almost half the population get at least one sunburn each year which is a growing statistic.
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Summertime Skincare/Hair Tips

As much as we love the summer-sun, lazy beach days, hanging by the pool, late night barbecues, and all the other festivities that come with the warm summer nights, the sizzling rays can play a detrimental effect on your skin and beauty routine. It’s important to note that the sun provides our body with Vitamin D, which is essential to our health, but at the same time the harsh rays can damage our skin and hair if we are exposed to the elements for an extended amount of time. Here are our top 5 tips on keeping your body, hair, and skin healthy during the warmer months.

Moisturize!

This is so important because with the hot weather, our skin can become dehydrated. It is critical to maintain (or start) a moisturizing ritual for your skin and face. Using a quality cream, lotion, or moisturizer will prevent your skin from drying out and flaking. You want to keep an ample amount of moisture in your skin and by investing in a decent moisturizer you will completely save your skin. Also, by moisturizing your skin will stay younger looking as you become older.  Find the best moisturizer for you skin here.   Continue reading