Makeup Meltdown

The heat is on and that means 100 degree weather is soon to come, glimmer beads (as I so nicely call sweat) and the always dreadful melting of your makeup.

Lets start at the base: Having a great skin care regime at home with a cleanser that I beneficial to your skin type. Toning puts your skin back at a healthy Ph level and moisturizing adds all the right ingredients so that you don’t naturally over produce unwanted oil. Once you are all cleansed its time to move on to my FAVORITE product that I have discovered all YEAR!!

Drum roll please……. Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primmer!

this product is the bees knees of makeup primmer and a tool to help keep your skin clear. Its protects your face from absorbing your foundation deep down into your pores.

So that means little to no blackheads! This primmer has a light tint and pearl powder extracts that give your face a beautiful glow.

Foundation 101: There is so many different types of foundations out there that it can get overwhelming on which one is better for you.  

Liquid, Cream, Powder, SPF, no SPF, oil free, mineral and BB creams! 

Not all foundations are created equal. Talk to one of our experts on what foundation is going to work the best for you. 

Moving on: Concealing and blending all those little imperfections after you have your coverage I always add a lose translucent powder to seal and lock in all of my hard work.

Using a powder blush over a cream blush can be beneficial and make sure the is no excess oils or lipids. 

Blushing for you: Powder blush for summer only to help keep any excess oil out of the picture 

Eye see you: Your eyeshadow will stay and not crease now that you have that  Skin Perfect Primer from Dermalogica.

Brow-down: Filling in your brows is a must no matter who you are. Powders and pencils in light feather strokes going with the natural growth of your hair. Then setting them with a clear brow gel.

Line it up: I love using a liquid eye liner or a gel liner to get clean lines that wont melt or smudge.

Lip Love: I have been obsessed with pastel pinks and light purples, as well as intense oranges and bright reds.  Having some fun bright colors can make such a great impact and perk up your mood. 

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Ombre or Balayage?

What Is this Balayage?

Balayage

Balayage is the Technique of hair painting , and has quickly become one of the most asked for services at the salon. It’s a freehand technique where the color is applied by hand rather than using the traditional foiling or old school cap highlighting techniques.You can apply either a lighter or darker color. The term is based on the French word for ‘sweep away’, or ‘balayer’.

Balayage is the most exciting highlighting color technique that both the colorist and clients fall in love with. With this color placement technique the results are more natural and organic, similar to the random hints of natural color you receive after a summer at the beach.

What Will Work for Me?

Reverse Ombre

The best part about balayage is that is perfect for every hair type and cut. And great for blondes, brunettes and redheads. Results can be subtle , or extreme. You can add dimension and depth that everyone craves. It will give darker hair swirls of cinnamon and carmel tones. Lighter hair brighter blondes. And redheads those hints of cinnamon and richness. You can achieve so many results and customize every piece to best suit you. Using great professional products recommended by your stylist will insure the longevity of your do and keep your hair in the best condition.

Foils or Balayage?

Foil

Foils are a great way of placing or taking out color into hair. However foil can come out looking very contrived and uniform. When using foil, a neat clean section is completely saturated with product and placed inside a foil sheet. Resulting in a more dense, thought out pattern.

While balayaging is color painted on in soft brushing strokes across the surface of the hair. Ending up with natural swipes of color that flow from size and variation and play off the hairs natural movement. With balayage you won’t have any signs of demarcation and there will be a more manageable grow-out. Having balayage is also easier on you hair and wont be as harsh as foil highlights.

Who is Ombre?

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Ombre is a graduation in shading or color from dark to light or vice versa.

Ombre is a super chic style created by a heavy balayaging placement from the mid-shaft to the ends of the hair. We have been seeing this looks all over the place from the real world to the red carpet.This is a wonderful coloring option for those who want a softer, low maintenance color. People love having ombre because of the tonality and detention it gives the hair. This also works beautifully with every shade of hair color. It makes blondes brighter, brunettes bolder and redheads richer. For the daring, you can add splashes of color with more natural shades to spice things up a bit. The possibilities are endless, and the ability to customize this look for all hair types color and lengths makes Ombre such a great option.

Yours truly: Kylie Sparks..