3 Important Tips for Halloween Makeup !

halloween makeup tools

With Halloween near, some of you may don to wear elaborate makeup for parties and why not?  Heck, one of my favorite costumes was when I dressed up as a Homecoming Zombie Queen, complete with blood and gore.  So. Much. Fun.  Here’s a few tips and tricks to ensure that the horror factor lasts only one night and doesn’t come back to haunt you days later….

Patch Test

ALWAYS conduct a patch test when trying out makeup, especially Halloween makeup as there are  many pigments and colors (red and blue) that can be irritating to the skin and cause an allergic reaction.  Prosthetics may or may not contain latex so make sure to ask questions about what is being used.  Also, if you’re going to use false lashes, keep in mind that many have adverse reactions to the adhesive so tread with caution and to be safe, ask for a P.D. test to be performed.

Primer

Applying a primer on the skin not only keeps makeup lasting longer but it also creates a barrier between the skin, allowing makeup to sit on top of that instead of the skin.

Double Cleanse

Facilitate the removal of makeup by using oil-based makeup wipes.  A personal favorite is Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes which makes removing false eyelashes or stubborn makeup easier and doesn’t require harsh pulling or tugging of the skin. Follow up with your cleanser afterwards to thoroughly remove any heavy, thick layers of makeup that can clog pores and contribute to acne.

Have something fun planned for Halloween?  Let me know in the comments below! 

Stephanie 

 

 

Summer Must Have: On the Go Beauty!

Travel Beauty!

Hi everyone!  How was your weekend? I had a great and relaxing weekend filled with yoga, massage, Pressed Juicery and Urth Caffe goodness. 🙂

I’m back today with products that are compact and simple to use.  Travel and purse friendly, see what products are great to get when you’re on the go!

Hair and Body

Bumble and bumble Pret-a-Powder 

 Toss this in your purse to refresh your hair on the go.  The powder quickly blends into the hair, absorbing any excess oil and is perfect if you have bangs that start to stick to your forehead after a few hours.

Davines SU Hair and Body Wash 

Streamline your shower routine by using this gender neutral scented item that cleanses skin and hair but won’t leave it feeling stripped.

Spongelle 

Included in June’s PopSugar Must Have, you can save time and space with this soap infused body buffer.  Just wet the sponge and enjoy a rich lather that will leaves your skin (and bathroom) lightly scented.

Face

Dermalogica Precleanse Wipes

One of the best makeup remover wipes I have tired, these oil saturated towelettes break up makeup and sunscreen quickly without any harsh tugging or pulling.

Makeup 

Fresh Sugar Berry Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15

Easy to apply, this lip balm requires no mirror, protects lips for the sun and is on trend with this season’s berry lip!

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (my shade: Light 2 Vanilla)  

The doe foot brush and formula conceals imperfections with a few dabs underneath your eyes.

*Note: If you’re concealing blemishes, dab some first onto a clean finger and then apply to affected area to prevent cross contamination.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (my shade: Iced Mocha

Eyeshadow sticks are virtually the foolproof way to apply eyeshadow.  Glide some over the eyelid for day and take it up a notch at night by applying it to the lower lash line along with black eyeliner.

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour

Featured in my June Favorites, this product sculpts your face with ease, no brush required.

What are your favorite travel friendly items? 

Stephanie 

 

 

Face On/Face Off

Precleanse Wipes

The weekend’s here and after a long, potentially stressful week, you’re ready to go out.  Perhaps you choose to dance the night away or enjoy a lovely dinner at a new restaurant.  You apply your makeup- maybe a smoky eye, bold lip, or false eyelashes- style your hair, wear your favorite outfit.  After relishing a night out, you come home tired, grimacing at the idea of having to remove your makeup.

Enter Dermalogica’s PreCleanse Wipes, my current favorite makeup remover.  They’re wipes saturated with Dermalogica’s PreCleanse Oil that facilitate this daunting process.  Removing false eyelashes or stubborn makeup doesn’t require harsh pulling or tugging, making them also perfect for those who work in dance and theater arts.  You can take them with you when traveling without having to worry about a messy oil spill.

The only drawback I can think of is the price ($18 for 20 wipes). Because of the price, I usually save these for when I wear more makeup than usual or false eyelashes.

Overall, I would recommend them because they’re very effective at removing makeup, I don’t break out using them (super important!), and it’s more convenient than lugging around a cleansing oil bottle when on the go.

Thoughts? Comments? Do share!

Happy Friday!