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Great Shades for Gorgeous Dark Skin
Great Shades for Gorgeous Dark Skin
FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012

Not everyone can be blessed with a beautiful dark complexion, but for those who are lucky enough, here's a guide on which shades will work best for your skin. It's also another excuse to go shopping for new makeup which we all love to do!

First things first, let's start with choosing the right foundation. Many women with darker skin are proneto having oily skin so a oil-free or water based foundation is your best bet, like our e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation. Darker hues are available in all foundation types from mineral to cream, but if you don't have a preference, try a liquid or cream foundation so you can control any excessive shine. When choosing your shade of foundation be sure to steer clear of any hues that are lighter than your skin tone. If possible, go one shade darker than your skin tonebecause it will helpcontrol shine. As with any skin tone, it will take a bit of trial and error to see which tones and types of makeup work best for your complexion. 

     

With blush, it's best to stick to dark pink or coral shades, especially if you have cool undertones. Blushes that have golden or deep orange undertones can also work well with dark skin to bring outa warm glow. The blush consistency mostly depends on your preference and comfort levelwith makeup. Baked and mineral blushes provide a more natural, softlook while powder and cream blusheshave a more distinct appearance. 

Now onto eyes! Darker skin tones can easily pull off looks where many colors of eye shadow are featured at once. For a modern look, try some metallic colors across the entire eyelid. Blues, purples and golden tones look especially great on dark skin and can easily be used for an exotic evening look. With so many options, it's a great idea to invest in a palette with multiple colors and shades so you can play around and have a new look every day! 

         

What products and colors work best for you skin type? We want to know!

 

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Goof-Proof Glow
Goof-Proof Glow
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011

To avoid skin that looks discolored, ditch your potentially streaky foundation and even out your skin tone with a tinted primer instead . It’s the goof-proof route to a natural-looking, healthy glow. Plus, it will help your makeup stay put all day long!

For over a decade, Scott-Vincent Borba has been a renowned innovator in the beauty category and has worked on such esteemed brands such as Hard Candy Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson®, P&G/Wella-Sebastian, Shiseido/Joico, and Dr. Murad. 
Scott-Vincent helped found E.L.F. Cosmetics with the idea that quality color cosmetics shouldn’t be limited to high-end department stores.

Scott-Vincent has been a high-fashion model, TV personality and became a licensed aesthetician to further his credentials and experiences. He founded BORBA, and continues to use his creative thinking to push the envelopes of skin care as we know it.

 

 

 


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Steps to combining liquid with mineral powder
Steps to combining liquid with mineral powder
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011

Many products out there are “noncomedogenic,” meaning that they won’t clog pores and cause acne or cystic acne. Aside from using only products that are noncomedogenic, special application steps should be followed to further help avoid potential problems when combining mineral and liquid makeup. Here are some tips for combining liquid with mineral powder:

  • Make sure that the liquid makeup goes on first.
  • Always apply liquid makeup as a thin layer with a sponge.
  • When the liquid product has dried, run a dry sponge over your entire face to wipe off any excess that might have lingered.
  • Once the liquid makeup is dry and applied to your liking, the dusting of mineral makeup can begin. Caking on can cause irritation, so be sure to use light, even strokes while applying.

For over a decade, Scott-Vincent Borba has been a renowned innovator in the beauty category and has worked on such esteemed brands such as Hard Candy Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson®, P&G/Wella-Sebastian, Shiseido/Joico, and Dr. Murad. 
Scott-Vincent helped found E.L.F. Cosmetics with the idea that quality color cosmetics shouldn’t be limited to high-end department stores.

Scott-Vincent has been a high-fashion model, TV personality and became a licensed aesthetician to further his credentials and experiences. He founded BORBA, and continues to use his creative thinking to push the envelopes of skin care as we know it.

 

 

 


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Touchup Tricks!
Touchup Tricks!
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011

You probably invest a good amount of time into putting yourself together and looking your best each morning. But as soon as you walk outside, with all the pollution and things in the air, your skin becomes saturated with a ton of free radicals like dirt and oil. At some point, you’ll probably want to touch up your makeup, but it’s important that you try to remove some of that junk from your skin first. Using an oil-blotting sheet or tissue on your face should help reduce the transfer of bacteria by lifting off the excess oil from your skin. The most beneficial ones are the sheets infused with tea tree oil (not sheets that are powder-coated), which can help with removing some of the bacteria.

After dabbing your skin with an oil-blotting sheet or tissue, begin with a multipurpose product, like a multicolored powder that can be used in many ways on your face or a lipstick that can be used as a blush substitute. Add or fix your color where needed and then take a mattifying liquid,  put it into the palm of your hand, and mix it with a bit of antibacterialgel then press that on top of your makeup. Doing this will actually make it look like you’ve taken out a brush and put more powder on to give yourself a refreshed appearance

For over a decade, Scott-Vincent Borba has been a renowned innovator in the beauty category and has worked on such esteemed brands such as Hard Candy Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson®, P&G/Wella-Sebastian, Shiseido/Joico, and Dr. Murad. 
Scott-Vincent helped found E.L.F. Cosmetics with the idea that quality color cosmetics shouldn’t be limited to high-end department stores.

Scott-Vincent has been a high-fashion model, TV personality and became a licensed aesthetician to further his credentials and experiences. He founded BORBA, and continues to use his creative thinking to push the envelopes of skin care as we know it.

 

 

 


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