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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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Why Mineral Makeup?
Why Mineral Makeup?
FRIDAY, JUNE 05, 2009

What’s the buzz on mineral makeup? Why is it so good? Well, it is estimated that 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed into the bloodstream, it is only natural then that you consider before putting something on your skin, is this healthy and natural?

Our mineral makeup contains no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes, it is 100% premium natural minerals. What does this mean?

Parabens:
Chemical preservatives that have been identified as estrogenic and disruptive of normal hormone function. (Estrogenic chemicals mimic the function of the naturally occurring hormone estrogen, and exposure to external estrogens that have been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer).

Preservatives:
Un-natural ingredients that are foreign to the body’s natural balance, and have little research in long term harmful effects. Preservatives are used in minimizing bacteria in moisture; mineral makeup has no risk of bacteria growth because of the powder formula.

Chemical Dyes:
Chemical dyes can be harsh on the skin, irritate, cause breakouts and cause allergic reactions.

Our mineral makeup is created with high quality micronized minerals, which is a process by which the minerals become microscopic and flat. The minerals overlay each other in order to protect your skin from the elements. These minerals and botanicals are beneficial to your skin and provide even coverage, while allowing the skin to breath and not have a cakey un-natural appearance. They feel light on your skin and won't clog pores, and will have you forgetting you are even wearing makeup. The products are formulated with minerals such as Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, which provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection from the sun. They also are water/sweat resistant and non-allergenic, and can also help calm and soothe skin as they contain natural anti-inflammatory properties.

Mineral Makeup can be used daily for coverage of uneven skin tones, blemishes, rosacea, or simply for the sunscreen benefits. Mineral makeup is the only makeup that can be used after skin treatments such as: facials, laser surgery, microdermabrasion or chemical peels.

And as if all that wasn’t enough, all e.l.f. Natural Mineral Packaging is recyclable, because beautifying yourself and the world is a beautiful thing!
 
Why spend more for the “designer” brands when you can have the same quality at an affordable price? What do you think about our mineral products? Anything we should add to our line??

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Twilight Makeup Tutorial - by Jami Shopf
Twilight Makeup Tutorial - by Jami Shopf
MONDAY, JUNE 01, 2009

 
I’m Jami, alias ‘Bionic Beauty’. I am 32 years old, a Capricorn, happily married and share my life with my wonderful husband, three dogs, two birds and two Betta fish. My home is in (mostly) sunny Florida - in a small, quiet beach town on the east coast.
As a self-admitted beauty junkie, my favorite items to try are indie cosmetic brands, shampoos, conditioners, body lotions, and lip balms. I also have a weakness for eyeshadows, tinted moisturizers and lip color. My number one, must-have beauty item is mascara. I’ve built up quite a cosmetics collection, but vow to use each product up (I absolutely hate wasting stuff!). Or if it’s an unused product, I’ll donate it to my local women’s shelter (Genesis House).
 
 
 
 
Grab Bella Swan's Twilight Makeup Look for Less 
Twilight is everywhere we look lately. Merchandise, movies, celebrity news, the list goes on.
 
While I'm a huge makeup fan, I am nota fan of spending tons of money to get a certain look. So I have decided to break down Bella Swan's Twilight movie makeup into much more affordable options.
 
 
Here's the original makeup used by the artist on the Twilight movie
 
  •  Skin Care: Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 55
  •  Foundation: SK-II Air Touch Foundation in OP-3
  •  Powder: M.A.C. Blot Powder/Pressed in Light
  •  Blush: Visiora Compact Powder in PC 103
  •  Eye Shadow: M.A.C. Eye Shadow in Blanc Type, Flute and Wedge. *Flute was a limited edition color and is  no longer available; Girlie is an equivalent (it's in the Satin category
  •  Mascara: Smashbox Limitless Lash Mascara in black waterproof
  •  Lips: Smashbox Lip & Lid Primer and Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Good to Go (a plum/brown color)
 The total for that look is over $200. Heck, the foundation is around 60 bucks alone!
 
Now for the more affordable version:
 
First prime your face with a good moisturizer, you probably already have a favorite so I won't make any recommendations here.
 
Next apply the lightest possible foundation for your skin tone to get that pale "Forks" look. Since I'm pretty light skinned, I used e.l.f.'s Shielding Hydro Tint in Tone 2.
 
Top with a matching Clarifying Pressed Powder or a light dusting of Mineral Foundation. Whichever powder you choose, apply it with a large fluffy brush. It'll keep your application translucent and natural.
 
For cheeks, Visiora's PC 103 is an orange based blush. To lower the cost, use Natural Radiance Blusher in Glow. Apply just on cheekbones and sweep back towards your temples.
 
Eyeshadow: If you'd like the simplicity of a quad, go for e.l.f.'s Eye Color Quad in Brownstone. The light color, medium and dark brown shades are very similar dupes to MAC's Blanc Type, Girlie and Wedge.
 
To apply the eyeshadow, use the lightest color from above your crease and to the brow bone.
Apply the medium taupe across your entire lid and just a tiny light dusting under your low lash line. Accent your crease with the darkest brown from the Quad.
 
In Twilight, Bella's lashes are extremely accentuated. You can apply your normal black mascara and then comb through with a lash comb or a spare (and cleaned) mascara wand. Or I'd recommend splurging on one of the new tubing mascaras such as Blinc (around $25), L'Oreal's Double Extend (at the drugstore), or Me by Mezhgan's Look at Me mascara. Either way grab for black for accent. And if you're in rainy Forks, be sure you get a waterproof formula!
 
Instead of Good to Go by Benefit for lips, pick up e.l.f.'s Mineral Lipstick in Barely Bitten. This is a great neutral for most skin tones. The goal increase the tint of your lips.
 
A perfectly natural Bella-inspired makeup look that is perfect for everyday. Quick, classy and understated; not to mention exceptionally affordable!
 
 
 
 
Guest post by Jami Shopf of http://bionic-beauty.com.
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