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Should You Use Beauty Oils?

beauty oilThere is always a new trending product or serum that becomes the rage and you see all the companies make their version of it.  But, that doesn’t always mean it is for your skin.

Beauty Oil seems to be the trending new skincare product that is all over.  I have tried a couple of oils especially in the dry months to aid against drier skin.  A few tips if you are thinking about using Beauty Oils and which ones you should use based on your skin.

A great way to add a little beauty oil into you regime without going crazy is to mix it with your moisturizer.  Especially in the daytime if you are using a moisturizer with SPF.

Press oils onto your skin, don’t rub them in.

Bought an oil but not loving it for your skin?  Don’t toss it, use oil on dry hair to tame fly-aways.  Keep in mind to use it lightly and not go heavy.  Or mix the oil with your body moisturizer.

Beauty Oils can curb the signs of aging as they deliver antioxidants.  They also can make your skin glow by delivering moisture and radiance to the skin.  If you have oily skin than go with light oils or one that says featherweight on it.  This way you get the benefits of oil without the heaviness.  Another way to utilize oil is trying the cleansing oils.  They deep cleanse and remove makeup while leaving skin soft and not stripping it.

Still not sure?  One place that is great for being able to try it out and they will send samples home with you is Sephora.

Best Grammy 2014 Beauty Looks

There were so many memorable moments from the 2014 Grammy’s last night from the performances, to the winners and of course the red carpet.

(Photo Credit: Sam Fine Beauty)
(Photo Credit: Sam Fine Beauty)

Queen Latifah made a splash with the officiating of the I-Do’s of 33 lucky couples.  She looked stunning and showed a dark lipstick with a gorgeous canvas of glowing skin.  The Queen’s makeup artist Sam Fine picked a great look.

(Photo Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
(Photo Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images)

Taylor Swift is one young lady that really does rock great beauty looks on red carpets.  What I loved about her look tonight was that she went a different route than her normal gorgeous red lip.  Her light pink lip is perfect so that her silver smokey eye.  Also loving her hair pulled back in a chic ponytail.

(Photo Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
(Photo Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images)

Whether you were a fan of the dress or not Katy Perry‘s makeup and hair looked amazing.  The bubblegum pink lipstick was a great color that gave a fun statement.  Perry’s hairstyle was a nod to Elizabeth Taylor.  Her hair was twisted into a large bun and a shine mist was applied to get that polish.

 

(Photo Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
(Photo Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images)

Tamar Braxton glowed on the red carpet.  Her makeup was subtle and really showcased her beauty.  It was a look that was perfection, from the perfectly lined eyes for a pop, fresh skin and a light pink / nude lip.

(Photo Credit; Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
(Photo Credit; Jason Merritt / Getty Images)

Anna Kendrick’s sideswept hair was inspired by icon: Veronica Lake.  It was a fabulous style to showcase her beauty and the dress.  To create this look use thermal rollers and brush out.  And don’t forget to add the frizz control to keep your mane looking smooth.

Whose look did you love?

Z Palette Review

Photo Credit: Z Palette)
Photo Credit: Z Palette)

As a professional makeup artist, we carry a lot of products around with us.  The clients see us coming with our big wheelie’s full of goodies and products that help with all of our beauty tricks.  I am constantly trying to get my kit to be efficient as I fly with it as a carry on, no way is this girl going to check a bag and worry the entire flight, that I will arrive for the job without a bag of goodies.

I came across Z Palette at a trade show and thought this could be something in my quest for less containers.  Of everything my eye shadows are taking over, tons of MAC containers.  Z Palette is a customizable makeup palette that is magnetized on the bottom of the rectangular container and a clear window on top.  You can take apart your makeup containers, de-pot, and then put them into a palette.  There are several sizes and of course styles, I went for the leopard print.

I took home my palette’s and went to work on depotting and mixing the brands of products to make neat palettes.  The powders were very exciting as now I have all of the shades in one easy palette and when I am on a job, no more individual containers.  However, even better is the eye shadow’s.  I was able to place 20 eye shadows both circular and square in one palette.  First goal met, less containers and more efficient.

The second and final test, going thru TSA from Miami to DC roundtrip with my cosmetic wheelie and Z palette’s in tow.  Placed them in the container and thru they went with not one question.  I really am a huge fan and purchased a small one for my personal makeup, easy to put in a purse.

If you have not heard of them, you should definitely give it a look, I think that you will find it can de-clutter your makeup bag.