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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Naples Makeup Artist Talks on How to do Makeup: Expensive makeup vs. CVS?

As a Naples makeup artist I get asked all of the time, "Isn't the cheap stuff just the same as the expensive? I keep hearing that in department stores you're just paying for the packaging!"

Well, for some products this is absolutely true. Mostly when it comes to the colored makeup (shadows, lipsticks, etc.) this is definitely true. Although some expensive lines have more pigments in their colors, drug store color can work just as well. There are some new shadows that HIP and NYC just came out with that are absolutely amazing!

HOWEVER, when it comes to skin care, foundations, bronzers, powders, etc. it ABSOLUTELY is better to go for the more expensive brand. For example, I'm sure you've all seen Garnier commercials that tell you with their new anti-wrinkle line they can get rid of 30% of your wrinkles! That's NOTHING! With proper diet and natural exfoliation you can get rid of 30% on your own... What really works are products like ELEMIS and DIOR that get rid of 80% of lines over time AND resurface the skin for more permanent affect!
Bronzers are often orangy and break easily when they are drug store ones, where as higher end ones are more of a bronze and look more natural on the skin! Same goes for foundations.

Ingredients are key when it comes to cheap vs. more expensive. In the end what price can you really put on your skin? If you have any questions feel free to email me, I love helping people and answering questions :).

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Slide Show of Current Makeup Work

Even If you just need help and don't have an event, check out this slide show and feel free to email me if you have questions on any of the looks! I'm always happy to help :)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Naples Makeup Artist Discusses Lash Growth: Less expensive alternative to Lash growth!!

One of the most amazing products that everyone is talking about is Latisse. Latisse is a product (available through your doctor or plastic surgeon) that grows length and thickens your lashes! As a Naples makeup artist I am aware of all the new and hip products on the market, and my clients trust me to give them a true testimony.

Latisse is an AMAZING product that does work! I have many friends/clients that tried it, loved it and continue to use it. However, Latisse can be expensive for the average consumer and has an interesting side effect: dying your lids a shade of gray. Will this happen to everyone? Of course not! But, it's something to consider. A Naples makeup artist should know about every product that WORKS, regardless of price and hype.

A GREAT alternative to expensive lash growers is LANCOME's brand NEW vibrating primer. Technically it's not "meant" to grow your lashes, but the primer contains all of the ingredients (in smaller doses) that grows and thicken lashes. After using this primer I have discovered longer lashes on their own, not just from wearing mascara! Although, if you do partner this with mascara your lashes will look much longer instantly!

Try it! Ask your local makeup artist or email me and I'd be happy to answer any questions about this product, any makeup or skin care!

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