WHO IT IS FOR:
Be fresh faced and glam! Softening essence preps the skin for skincare, Stem Rejen works to lift and fill the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Patina eye shadows are gorgeous and go on very smooth to the lid, while your lips will pop with the Coral Crush twin set.
HOW TO USE:
Enriched Softening Essence:
Saturate a cotton pad with Softening Essence and gently pat and press all over face and neck. Use daily after cleansing, before skincare treatments.
Apply day and night to dry patches and deeply lined areas of the face.
Patina Eyeshadows in "The Dreamers":
Using the included applicator, or a professional eyeshadow brush apply to eyelids. Start closest to corner and move outward. Shades may be combined and applied wet to create an even more intense look.
Twin Set Collagen Boost Lipstick & Wet Lips Gloss:
Lipstick: Apply to lips. Pucker. Dazzle.
Gloss: Use alone or, better yet, over lipstick to personalize your color.
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Equally moisturizing as it is enhancing, lipstick is a ubiquitous staple in every woman's makeup bag. An optional but recommended step is to first smooth your lips with a lip primer. Then, apply the lip liner. This effectively creates lip definition, as well as helps to prevent lipstick from feathering. Choose a lip liner that matches the color of your lipstick or your lip tone.
To create a silhouette, start at the center of your upper lip, draw a line to the outer corners in two steps. Always follow your natural lip line. If you make a mistake, simply use a cotton swab with a bit of toner to make corrections.
Finally, apply the lipstick with a tube or brush, following your natural lip line. Take care to fill in the curves and angles, and follow with an optional blot with a facial tissue. In the end, you'll have a gorgeous, well defined, long-lasting pout.
Basic Eyeshadow Principles
The key to selecting eyeshadow is to select it with your eye, hair and complexion in mind. The second consideration is to keep it coordinated with your outfit.
Before applying eye makeup, use a primer. It helps smooth the surface of your eye and makes it a more even canvas to apply your makeup. It also helps to prevent smudging, thereby increasing the longevity of your makeup.
Try to use at least two or preferably three eyeshadow shades. The lightest shade will highlight and brighten because it's used on both the lower part of the lid and on the brow bone. The medium shade will add depth to the corners. The darkest shade will add dimension, significant depth and definition to the overall shape of the eye. The two darker shades should be applied to the middle of the lid, extending into the crease and outer eye area. Remember to blend the shades with a brush.
Eyeliner & Eyeshadow Application for Specific Eye Shapes
Curling & Mascara Application for Lashes:
Lashes define the eyes and enhance them with a bit of curl. An application of mascara will help make your eyes stand out whether you decide to select lightly natural or dark smoky eye makeup.
Once you position your eyelash curler with your lashes in the pads at the roots, squeeze gently. Repeat this two more times, once in the middle, then at the tips of the lashes.
Sweep the mascara brush from the base (roots) to the tips of lashes. Sweep the lashes from the back side as well, again from the base to the tips. Comb out any clumps with an eyelash comb/brush utensil. Apply a second coat of mascara for a more dramatic effect.
Daily Skin Care Regimen
If you have dry skin, you will need moisturizing products that nourish, so you will want to find protective and restorative products. Achieving a moisture balance with the right pH is key.
Begin with a very mild soap, possibly cream based. Since your skin is acidic, the alkaline in soap can easily disturb the delicate pH balance. Also, make sure that the soap does not contain harsh chemicals which will also remove the acid mantel and cause further dryness. Choose a toner that soothes and nourishes your skin. It should refresh with a hint of moisture—a low or no alcohol formulation is recommended to prevent over drying the skin.
A daily moisturizing routine is essential for dry skin. Begin with a serum to enhance moisture, then apply a day moisturizer. Try to use a day cream with an SPF Your evening ritual can include a serum application and a heavier moisturizer. Eye creams and serums are recommended for the delicate area around the eyes that are subject to fine lines and wrinkles.
Weekly Skin Care Routine
Use an extremely mild exfoliator in order to expose fresh skin and allow products to penetrate deeper. This will maximize the effectiveness of your skin care products. A moisture-enhancing mask that you put on and wipe off will moisturize and plump dry and dehydrated skin.
Key Ingredients for Dry Skin:
Hyalauronic Acid, Glycerin, Lanolin, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Oil (Of Jojoba, Olive, Apricot Seed, Avocado, Grapeseed Borage, Almond, Evening Primrose), Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Honey, Shea Butter, Argan, Baobab, Manuka Honey, Green Tea (Camilla Sinsnsis), Ceramide, Glycolic Acid, Hydrolized Wheat Protein, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Cucumber
Everyone can benefit from using a moisturizer after cleansing. The key is finding the appropriate moisturizer based on your skin type. Moisturizers seal moisture into the skin, so the effect is hydrating while also inhibiting evaporation. Many moisturizers contain active ingredients that deliver vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and skin supporting compounds to provide therapeutic benefits that sooth, protect and ultimately help delay the onset of early aging.
Eye creams are optional, but may be desirable for those with dry or aging skin as a welcome addendum to a moisturizer. Some individuals have very delicate eye areas that are more susceptible to wrinkling, dark circles and puffiness. An eye cream can help address these specific concerns with intense moisture and a high concentration of active ingredients.
How to Choose a Moisturizer
The oilier your complexion, the lighter and more liquid your moisturizer should be. Some moisturizers even have oil free ingredients that still serve to moisturize the skin without adding oil. Conversely, dry or aging skin requires a more moisturizing-nourishing preparation. Use a moisturizer labeled with your skin type or specific skin concern. If you live in a particularly harsh climate, consider wearing a more moisturizing face cream during the winter and switch to a lighter formula during warmer months.
Night creams tend to be thicker and more moisturizing than day creams. It is generally recommended to have separate moisturizers simply for the fact that you will want a day cream with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF). This will provide you with added protection from sun damage that can lead to premature aging.
Based on the amount of time you spend outside on any particular day, you might want to wear a moisturizer designed for outdoor use with a significantly higher SPF. You must also factor in how easily your skin burns and take precautions to protect your skin with a sufficient SPF. As a general rule, it is recommended that your day moisturizer should have at least 15-20 SPF, and if you spend more time outdoors, consider a moisturizer with 30+ SPF.
How to Use Moisturizer
After you wash your face and apply toner or a serum (optional), scoop out enough moisturizer to comfortably cover your face and neck area. Using your fingertips, rub it in using upward strokes, making sure to moisturize the neck, décolletage and earlobes. In order to prevent streaks, allow your moisturizer to penetrate before applying foundation.
When skin ages, its collagen and elastin are produced more slowly. This causes gradual changes like hyperpigmentation, discoloration, dryness, sagging, wrinkles, crepe-like folds, loss of muscle tone, textural unevenness and loss of elasticity.
The topical application of key skin firming ingredients works synergistically to protect and strengthen the skin. Skin care products should have a combination of naturally occurring active ingredients. They will contain compounds to protect which will likely be in the form of extracts containing antioxidants. Another set of ingredients will firm the skin by penetrating through its seven layers to support the collagen process at a cellular level.
Skin firming creams are usually formulated as night creams. They tend to be richer, thicker and more emollient and should be able to stay on long enough to absorb for maximum benefits. In general, face creams are designed to minimize lines/wrinkles, improve skin density, firm, plump and decrease puffiness (especially in the eye area).
Many manufacturers describe their product as a "cocktail" of ingredients that work together to decrease the effects of aging. Skin firming and anti-aging ingredients often include antioxidants, minerals, seaweed, herb extracts and different kinds of oils like Vitamins A and E. Other ingredients attributed to having a firming effect on the skin include green tea, aloe vera, beech bud extract, alpha lipoic acids, shea butter, hyaluronic acid and the very exotic sounding emu oil. Some firming and anti-aging products also contain light reflecting pigments, such as mica, to enhance the glow and make the skin look radiant.
You can choose the right skin firming creams according to your skin type (oily, combination or dry) and the anti-aging action associated with them.
Oily skin is identified as skin with oily areas, pronounced shininess in the T-zone, breakouts, and pores that may be clogged and enlarged. The oiliness can cause makeup to fade prematurely. Finding the right balance is key to this skincare routine.
Daily Skin Care Regimen
If you have acne or oily skin, you want to look for products that absorb oil, hydrate without added oil, and moisturize your skin without oil.
Cleanse skin both day and night with a mild sudsy or gel cleanser. Use a toner to wipe of residual dirt and soap, and finally follow with a light moisturizer with SPF for the day. Use a product that is mild and light; many times the packaging will indicate that it is non-comedegenic. Products formulated specifically for oily skin condition should be suitable for almost any use. You will want to purchase a skincare line that fits the level of your skin's needs.
Weekly Skin Care Routine
Exfoliate once or twice per week. This will assist with cell turnover and will expose the healthy skin underneath. Over-exfoliating or exfoliating with harsh ingredients can irritate skin and possibly cause further breakouts, so stick with a product that has micro beads or exfoliating ingredients.
Use a weekly mask to help cleanse and tighten pores. Masks made with clay effectively absorb excess oil and are highly recommended and essential to controlling an oily complexion. Finally use a spot treatment as needed during the day or night. If skin becomes flaky or irritated, decrease the frequency of use. One final note: Choose your cosmetics and hair care products wisely. Many can be contributors of skin sensitivity or flare-ups.
Key Ingredients for Acne/Oily Skin:
Alphahydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydroxyl Acid, Clay, Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus, Aloe Vera, Glycerin, Vitamin A, Retinol (a form of Vitamin A), Vitamin C, Clay
Enriched Softening Essence: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Tamarindus Indica Seed Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Laminaria Japonica (Seaweed) Extract, Symphytum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Pyrus Cydonia Seed Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Galium Aparine Extract, Butylene Glycol, Viola Tricolor Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract, Viola Odorata Extract, Ulmus Fulva Bark Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Capsicum Frutescens Fruit Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Extract, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Extract.
Stem Rejen: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Saccharides, Glycerin, Laminaria Digitata (Brown Algae) Extract, Sodium PCA, Sorbitol, Serine, Glycine, Glutamic Acid, Alanine, Lysine, Arginine, Threonine, Proline, Pentylene Glycol, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Glucosamine HCL, Hydrolyzed Furcellaran (Seaweed), Sea Salt, Limonium Narbonense, Hyaluronic Acid, Sea Water, Phormidium Persicinum Extract, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Niacinamide, Disodium Adenosine Triphosphate, Pichia/Resveratrol Ferment Extract, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Cell Extract, Isomalt, Phospholipids, Sodium Benzoate, Lactic Acid, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Hairy Roots Cell Extract, Ubiquinone, Sodium RNA, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Sodium Phytate, Thiamine (VIT. B1), RIBOFLAVIN (Vit. B2), Panthenol (Vit. B5), Pyridoxine Dipalmitate (Vit. B6), Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12), Ascorbic Acid, Phytonadione (Vit. K), Menadione (Vit. K3), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Retinol Palmitate (Vit. A), Ergocalciferol (Vit. D), Biotin (Vit. H), Potassium Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Phosphate (Vit. C & E), Sodium Chloride, Calcium PCA, Magnesium PCA, Zinc PCA, Copper PCA, Manganese PCA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin.
Patina Eyeshadows in "The Dreamers": Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Titanium Dioxide, Jojoba Oil, Grape Seed Extract, Tocopherol Acetate (Vit. E), Retinol (Vit. A), Wild Yam Extract, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3, Nylon-12, Sodium Hyaluronate, Kaolin. May contain: Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), ci 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), ci 77742 (Manganese Violet).
Twin Set Collagen Boost Lipstick & Wet Lips Gloss: Collagen Boost Lipstick: Mineral Oil, Microcrystalline Wax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Sed Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Beeswax, Ozokerite, Paraffin, Diisostearyl Malate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Flavor, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide. May contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (ci 77891), Iron Oxides (ci 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 6 Lake (ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (ci 15850) Red 28 Lake (ci45410) Red 33 Lake (ci17200), Red 40 Lake (ci16035), Yellow 5 Lake (ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (ci15985), Yellow 10 Lake (ci47005), Blue 1 Lake (ci42090), Manganese Violet (ci 77742) Carmine (ci 75470) Wet Lip Gloss: Polylbutene, Mineral Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Flavor, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Diisostearyl Malate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide. May contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850) Red 28 Lake (CI45410) Red 33 Lake (CI17200), Red 40 Lake (CI16035), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI15985), Yellow 10 Lake (CI47005), Blue 1 Lake (CI42090), Manganese Violet (CI 77742) Carmine (CI 75470).
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