As a veteran makeup artist, I’ll make one statement loud and clear- GOOD SKIN AND GOOD COLOR GO HAND IN HAND. Again, good skin and good color go hand in hand. When a client has her best skin forward the end result of makeup can be so much more. Let me explain.
Take a look at the wall next to you. See its texture? I can paint the wall aka your face, any color. Blue, purple, yellow- it doesn’t matter- the texture of the wall aka your face will still come through the makeup. In order for the “paint” to be smooth, we must change the texture of that wall. Huh???
Okay so now, you are probably asking yourself how do I do that, Why can’t the makeup do that?
Well for starters makeup is not a miracle. No kidding you say. But skincare and good practices can make the difference immediately and over time truly change your programmed cells to become stronger, less hyper pigmented and of course get those smooth, if you will “sanded” surface. It’s never too late or too early to start and continue a consistent skin care routine. No matter the age, you can always improve your skin through the use of products. Now remember to keep in mind there is not an instant miracle in a jar. Results are cumulative. Your results will depend on the time you invest in taking care of the skin you’re in. To get you started on the path to good skin care I thought I would share a few of my favorite things with you today. These are 3 luxurious useful items that I personally use daily.
Like your body, your skin has an immune system that functions less efficiently with time, environmental exposure and stress. Ultimune helps boost skin’s multi-defensive powers while helping to strengthen its resistance to day-to-day damage and signs of aging. Over time, skin looks smoother and more resilient, making wrinkles less noticeable as your complexion begins to glow.
• Shiseido’s exclusive Ultimune Complex* is formulated with a unique blend of Bulgarian Rose Water, Aqua In Pool and Yeast to protect, strengthen, and maintain healthy looking skin.
• Formulated with a unique botanical power blend with Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract, Shiso and Thyme.
• For women of all skin types and all ages.
• In 4 weeks: firmness and resilience are improved, making wrinkles less visible.
• To use: Apply two pumps morning and evening after cleansing and balancing skin. Apply Ultimune before using targeted serums.
Next, I use Shiseido’s “White Lucent All Day Brightener”, The ultimate brightening solution for even-toned skin with perfect radiance, Shiseido’s “White Lucent All Day Brightener” diminishes the appearance of dark spots and hyper pigmentation. The brightener helps repair the damage that I’ve already done and helps keep my skin stay youthful.
This brightening serum combines Shiseido’s advanced brightening technologies to achieve ultimately bright skin. Shiseido’s exclusive new complex, ProBright 4MRtm, has been developed based on the latest research for a superior combined effect* of overall brightening, and flawless, perfectly radiant skin.
The light, dewy texture absorbs quickly from the skin surface to deep within**.
Lastly sunscreen, I know, I know you know this already….Sun protection is essential! We tend to forget that we need this year round in this brutal desert climate we live in. Sunscreen doesn’t just protect from the harmful rays- it’s protecting your skin from the environment and all the yucky things floating around in the air. I’m an active Mom just like many of you and “Shiseido’s Ultimate Sun Protection Cream” keeps up with me all day! Swim, play, and enjoy the outdoors, knowing your sunscreen loves water as much as you do. Providing powerful protection for your skin, this innovative protective veil actually becomes even more effective when it comes into contact* with water. Discover powerful sun protection for the face in a nourishing, water-resistant cream that is comfortable and gentle on the skin without any sticky texture or white residue.
• Broad spectrum UV protection helps reduce the appearance of photo-aging with exclusive SuperVeil-UV 360™ technology.
• Formulated with WetForce technology, which reacts positively to water on contact*, activating additional strength within the protective veil.*
*Compared before and after soaking in water for 30 minutes. Be sure to reapply product immediately after water activity such as swimming or after toweling drying skin.
So there you go! A few of my favorite things now what? The reality, sure you go out you buy these products but how will you know if they work? The answer simply is just use them!