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Must Have Beauty Bundles For This Holiday

Must Have Beauty Bundles For This Holiday

This month I want to help you get the perfect gifts for those hard to buy women. I did all of the work for you with these must have beauty bundles for this Holliday, so you don’t have to wonder what to put together! Holiday […]

Exclusive Online Holiday Beauty Bash

Exclusive Online Holiday Beauty Bash

Who’s ready for our 🎁“Holiday Beauty Bash” 🎁? No need to leave your home, join in all the fun right from the comfort of your own home 💋 It’s an exclusive 4 day event for my VIPs happening Nov23-26! We will have professionals from all […]

Get Ready For Fall With These 4 Trends!

Get Ready For Fall With These 4 Trends!

So, tell me! What do you look forward to with the season’s change? Here are a few of my favorite things: Pumpkin everything, colorful leaves, cozy oversized sweaters, and boots…and it wouldn’t be right not to mention new makeup trends!

 

 

 

This season is all about fusing bold patterns with vibrant colors and textured finishes for a look that is perfectly mismatched. We are seeing quite a bit leopard print this year.

The Motives In The Mix Palette create the perfect building blocks for your look, and layer with Motives Liquid Metal Eye Shadow to add dimension for a stunning effect. Spice up your lips this fall with this lipstick duo in Pumpkin Spice. The bold pairing of burnt pumpkin and brick red gives your lips dimension that leaves an impact. Wear them together or separately, the choice is yours. Don’t forget that your skin needs some TLC! Rejuvenate it with just one spritz of Lumière de Vie Rosé Refresher.

 

4 Different Looks

I asked some of my friends to help me out and try my latest fall must have beauty products, then I put together some trendy outfits for them. I LOVE that all of these looks use the same products, yet they all look so different!

 

Clarissa Jones

So, tell me! What do you look forward to with the season’s change? Here are a few of my favorite things: Pumpkin everything, colorful leaves, cozy oversized sweaters, and boots…and it wouldn’t be right not to mention new makeup trends!

 

I found this cute leopard print sweater and added these comfortable, and versatile black boots. I saw these earrings and knew they were perfect for this outfit!!
Here is how Clarissa created this makeup look:
1. Begin by using Motives Eye Base.
2. Apply Dark Purple (color on the left) from Motives In The Mix Palette in the crease blending out with the Motives Blending Brush.
3. Apply Motives Liquid Metal Eye Shadow-Mystic on the mobile lid.

4. Blend the Black color from In the Mix Palette in outer V with Motives Blending Brush.

5. Apply Motives Liquid Metal Eye Shadow-Nirvana on lower lash line about 1/2 way across.
6. Finish lower lash line with Motives Liquid Metal Eye Shadow-Renegade.
7. Create winged eyeliner using Motives Angled Brush with Motives Gel Eyeliner-Little Black Dress.
8. Apply Motives Fiberlush mascara on top and bottom lashes.
9. Mix both colors from Motives Pumpkin Spice Lipstick and apply to lips.

Brittany Kimble

I decided to put Brittany in this comfy sweater, jeans and these neutral boots.  I dressed her up a little with a larger earring, but kept the necklace simple.
Here’s what she used to create her look:
Foundation: custom blend
Under eye setting powder: Motives banana powder
Blush: ginger
Eyes: little black dress for dramatic liner, Nefertiti, Aphrodite from dynasty palette on the wing with the two liquid shadow colors and demure palette for the crease.
Lips: pumpkin spice lipstick duo
Face: Miami glow and sculpting duo

Kimberly Mareno

I dressed Kim up in this warm sweater dress.  I love that it has long sleeves.  I choose these high suede boots and larger purse.  She can definitely rock these earrings and bold bracelet.

Here’s how she created her look:

1. Begin by applying Motives Eye Base with a concealer brush all over the eye, from lash to brow.
2. Press Vanilla Motives Pressed Eye Shadow all over the lid with the Motives All Over Shadow Brush in order to set the eye base .
3. Using the eye blender brush, place Cappuccino Motives Pressed Eye Shadow into the crease of the eye.
4. Apply Mystic Motives Liquid Metal Eye Shadow all over the lid with a blending brush.
5. Blend the edges with a blending brush so they are soft.
6. Apply the center color in the Motives In The Mix Palette into the crease to create more depth.
7. Line the eye with Motives Gel Eye Liner-Little Black Dress on the top of the upper lash line and between the lashes.
8. Using a Detail Brush soften the top edge of the eye liner with the center color from the In The Mix Palette, causing it to look double lined. The black liner should fade into the brown shadow, which then fades into the Mystic Motives Liquid Metal Eye Shadow.
9. Using a smudge brush, line the bottom lash line with the center color from the In The Mix Palette.
10. Apply another coat of Mystic Liquid Metal Eye Shadow all over the lid with a blending brush to make the color pop.
8. Finish off the look with Motives Fiber Lush Mascara.
11. Apply Red Currant Motives Lip Crayon to the outer line of the lip. Fill in softly so the lipstick stays in longer.
12. Apply the red color of the Motives Pumpkin Spice Lipstick all over the lip.
13. Apply the lighter color in the center of the lip.

It wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t participate too!!

 

I decided to embrace the leopard print, and have to admit, I normally wouldn’t choose these bold boots!  I loved this handbag and thought they should go together. This jacket will keep me warm during the cold Wisconsin “Fall” and it too have a touch of animal print.

 

Which look is your favorite? Are you ready to add these must have fall beauty products?  You can find them all by clicking here!

I knew that everyone would be wondering where I found all of these clothes, and you can find them all at Express!! 

Click here if you’d like to earn 2% CashBack on your entire purchase at Express, and if you act fast they are having a HUGE sale, which is even better!!

This season, I will not only be teaching new Fall & Winter trends, will also help you by doing “Makeup Bag Remixers.” If you are in my area-contact me to set up a lesson! You can bring your makeup bag  along to your consultation and I’ll go through it with you to make sure you know how to use everything in it. I’ll even help you part with the not so good stuff. 😉
#inthemix #pumpkinspice #mixitup

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What’s That Brush For?  Here’s the Skinny

What’s That Brush For? Here’s the Skinny

Do you know which type of makeup brush is best for the makeup you use? My guide explains the difference between all of my professional brushes so you can apply your makeup flawlessly.     Brushes Brushes are one of the most common and traditional […]

Summer Makeup Secrets Revealed

Summer Makeup Secrets Revealed

Summer is finally here in Wisconsin!! I LOVE summer!  I love everything about it.  The sunshine, the hot weather, the long days.  I love it all!  And if you’ve never been to Wisconsin in the summer, it is beautiful.  Everything is green and colorful. This […]

Spring Clean Your Makeup and Skincare

Spring Clean Your Makeup and Skincare

Ahh…Spring is in the air.

Well not so much in Wisconsin, BUT it will come eventually, right?  Even though Mother Nature isn’t cooperating, I have seen the signs with the new spring trends in makeup & fashion. So it’s time to make room for the new. Spring is the perfect time to spring clean your house.  Especially when you live in a climate like mine.  It’s also a perfect time to spring clean your makeup!!

Motives BLOOM Palette

Now if you are anything like me, I tend to have a difficult time throwing anything away.  But when you are using things on your face, it is very important to keep expiration dates in mind. A product’s “shelf life” generally means the length of time you can expect a product to look and act as expected and to stay safe for use. This length of time varies, depending on the type of product, how it is used, and how it is stored.

How long should you keep makeup?

Some products like skin care actually have an expiration date on it.  But what about makeup?  How long should you keep different types of cosmetics?

Over time, cosmetics start to degrade or break down for a number of reasons. Here are some common ones:

*Dipping fingers into a product adds microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi (mold and yeast), which need to be controlled, for example, by preservatives.
*Over time, however, preservatives can break down, allowing bacteria and fungi to grow.
*Applicators, especially mascara wands, are exposed to bacteria and fungi each time you use them.
*Emulsions, which are mixtures of water and oil, can separate.
*Exposure to moisture, such as in a bathroom, may make it easier for bacteria and fungi to grow.
*Products can dry out, causing them to harden and crack.
*Temperature changes and exposure to sunlight and air can cause changes in color and texture and may cause the products to smell.

Shelf like of makeup

Some makeup actually has a recommended shelf life too listed right on the package, so be on the look out for this symbol. It has the number of months of the shelf life of the product.

It’s suggested that you don’t use this foundation after 12 months.  But if it doesn’t have this symbol on your product, then you’ll want to try to either remember the date you opened it, or write it on the product.

Cosmetics that you use around your eye are tend to have shorter shelf lives than other products. Bacteria is more likely to grow which may cause eye infections that can be serious.

Manufacturers usually recommend discarding mascara two to four months after purchase. That’s because each time a person uses mascara, it’s exposed to bacteria and fungi.

 

What about other cosmetics?  How long should you keep them?

You will find a lot of different information out there, but here is a guideline that I created:

makeup expiration dates

 

Remember, this is a guideline only. How long you can use a cosmetic safely also depends on you.

Here are tips to help keep your cosmetics safe:

*If mascara becomes dry, throw it away. Do not add water or, even worse, saliva to moisten it, because that will introduce bacteria into the product. If you have an eye infection, talk with your health care provider, stop using all eye-area cosmetics, and throw away those you were using when the infection occurred.

*Don’t share makeup. You may be sharing an infection. “Testers” at cosmetic counters in stores are even more likely to become contaminated than products in your home. If you feel you must test a cosmetic before you buy it, apply it with a new, unused applicator, such as a fresh cotton swab.

*Keep containers and applicators clean. Use can use 70% alcohol to keep everything clean

*Store cosmetics properly. For example, don’t leave them where they are exposed to heat, such as in a hot car. Heat can make preservatives break down and cause bacteria and fungi to grow faster.

*Be wary of products offered for sale in flea markets or re-sold over the Internet. Some may be past their shelf life, already used, diluted, or tampered with in other ways. They may even be counterfeit, “fake” versions of the product you think you’re buying.

You’re not done yet!


Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag
Now that you threw out your old makeup, don’t stop there! What about those things that may not be expired yet?  Take this opportunity to spring clean your makeup. And while you’re at it, grab some of your tools that you never think to clean.

Here are some guides to help you along the way.

Spring Clean Your Beauty Routine
Congratulations!!  You did it! Don’t you feel so much better now?  Time for some new products 😉 You deserve it! To reward you for all of your hard work, I have a 20% OFF coupon code just for you.  Just fill out this form to redeem it!

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What is a Natural Konjac Sponge?

What is a Natural Konjac Sponge?

If you haven’t heard about konjac sponges yet, you will soon!  The konjac sponge have been taking the world by storm, the skincare world that is. These increasingly popular, but definitely rather strange looking sponges, aren’t the type of sponge you’d imagine. They are actually […]

Beauty Starts on the Inside

Beauty Starts on the Inside

Supplements can help improve skin by providing essential vitamins and minerals from the inside out. Nutrients that support cell health and regeneration, provide antioxidant protection, and reduce free radicals can help maintain a healthy complexion. Beauty really does start in the inside! Skin care is […]

Fall Trend Alert-Metallic Lips

Fall Trend Alert-Metallic Lips

So far I am loving the fall trends that I have been seeing.  From cold shoulder sweaters to ruffle sleeves & distressed jeans.
One of the makeup trends that I’ve been getting a lot of requests for is metallic lips.  What I love about it, is you can achieve this with any color matte lippie and metallic eye shadow.
Here are some of my favorites:

Motives Maven Mattes in She’s a Doll & Motives Pressed Eye Shadow in Antique Pink1. Apply Motives Maven Mattes in She’s a Doll 
2. Before it dries, pat on Motives Pressed Eye Shadow in Antique Pink
Buy the look here
 
 
 

Motives Maven Mattes in Rust ‘n’ Roll & Motives Pressed Eye Shadow in Vino
 

  1. Apply Motives Maven Mattes in Rust ‘n’ Roll

2. Using an eye shadow brush apply Motives Pressed Eye Shadow in Vino
Buy the look here
 
Motives Maven Mattes in Daddy’s Girl & Motives Pressed Eye Shadow in Vino
 

  1. Apply Motives Maven Mattes in Daddy’s Girl
  2. Follow with Motives® Pressed Eye Shadow – Illusion (Pearl)
    Buy the entire look here

 
 
 

Motives All Day Liquid Mattes in Concord & Motives® Eye Illusions Odyssey

  1. Apply Motives All Day Liquid Mattes in Concord 
  2. Press Motives Eye Illusions Odyssey onto the entire lip

Buy the entire look here
 
 
 
 
 

Which one is your favorite?

Makeup Sanitation 101

Makeup Sanitation 101

Do you practice proper makeup sanitaiton? The more that I educate, the more I realize that makeup sanitation needs to be talked about more.  The makeup artists that I teach ask, because it’s something that they want to learn.  And honestly it is THE most […]