Sunday, January 9, 2011

Under Make Up Primers

Our make up tip is Under Make Up Primers.  I have been using them for years and I think they make a difference. If you use minerals, or cream/liquid/stick foundations they seem to hold the product on better.
The makeup primers are relatively new products on the market but now are gaining more and more popularity. Their goal is to prepare the skin for  the makeup application, they create a protective barrier between your moisturizer and your foundation for a longer- lasting, natural looking foundation application and wear.
Some moisturizers may interact with the foundation you are using either to change the color and or not make it last as long as it should. If you got to any department store and or make up/cosmetic store you will find an abundance of make up primers, with all different properties to suit what ever needs you are looking for.  Most of them have silicone in them, some are colored for priming and correcting the skin tone. Korres Age Reversing Primer is silicone free.  Here are some varieties from Sephora.   I found that some women like powder primers, like our Opulent Silk  and Pearl PowderLavish Silk Primer or our Oil Control Powder. These powders cna be used over or under you make up.  As with all other cosmetics you have to find the right fit for your needs

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

O2B2 Tour Make Up Classes

The O2B2 Tour with Koren (EnkoreMakeup) and Elessa (Pursebuzz)  Learn from 2 of the best people. They will show you how to apply make up and teach you new tips and tricks that they have learned over the years.
A day of fun and make up what else could you ask for!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Uncolored Bases for Mineral Foundation and other uses

Fusion of Color has 3 uncolored cream bases for use with our mineral foundations, eyeshadow or blushes. We feel instead of having a a lot of of liquid foundations that don't work you can make one that works for your skin and coloring. You can also use your existing line of mineral cosmetics also.

    Vegan Mousse Base is light, fluffy and feel weightless, absorbing quickly into the skin. Formulated for normal to dry skin types, and can double as a moisturizer with excellent overall coverage. For heavier coverage, a layer of loose mineral foundation can be buffed over the top. The Vegan base has been formulated to be completely free of animal products including free of beeswax. Please note: Our jars are filled by volume, and may settle due to the texture of the product Ingredients: Water, Organic Apricot Kernel Oil, Organic Jojoba, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, vitamin e (soy based), phenoxyethanol.

    Matte Base offers medium coverage that is build-able. Oily skin will benefit from a balanced complexion throughout the day, without breakthrough shine. Carefully selected botanicals offer just the right slip, without feeling heavy, or clogging pores. Please note: Our jars are filled by volume, and may settle due to the texture of the product. Ingredients: Chammomile Hydrosol, Hazelnut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Unrefined Shea Butter, Xanthan Gum, Sunbleached beeswax, Sodium Borate, Vitamin E, phenoxyethanol.

    Cream Base provides coverage, plus a smooth, silky feel. This base is good for drier skin and more mature skin. We have also mixed this with the matte base for a nice combination of foundation. Please note: Our jars are filled by volume, and may settle due to the texture of the product. Ingredients: Organic Sunflower Oil, Soybean Oil, Jojoba, Purified Water, Beeswax, Borax, Vitamin E (rice-based), phenoxyethanol.

    Instructions on how to mix will come with the product. We like using 1/2 tsp of mineral foundation to 1/4 tsp of base. Them mix gentle in a larger container, keep the unused portion in the refrigerator to keep fresh. This amount should last a good 2 weeks with everyday use. If you use a plastic container to mix in, it will dry out, but you can always add more base to freshen it up. You can adjust the formula to what ever you like for you skin and coloring. We find that these bases do not change the color of the foundation as some do when you add them to the base. We also find that when we make ours using this ratio it looks a bit light, but it does warm up on your skin. We have used it for cream blush, we have taken what is left on the foundation brush, sprinkled out some blush and mix it together on the brush and dabbed it on our face. Have fun with this product, experiment with it and find out all the things you can do with it.

We have also taken the cream base and mixed ans approx  1/4  base to 1/4  minerals in a lighter color for an eyeshadow base.  You can also take an eyeshadow brush and dip it lightly into your premade base then sprinkle some shadow in a lid of plate and dip the brush into it smoosh it around or just dab it onto the brush and get a creamy shadow, with no fall out.
We have also added our Aur Lusion to the base with our mineral foundation, you can add whatever you like to the base to make your own customized and unique foundation.