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When my BFF, sent me a photo from her phone of the M.A.C. counter decked out and covered with Wonder Woman products, I was totally elated. Anyone that knows me, should know I am a huge Wonder Woman fan! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it to the M.A.C. cosmetic counter for a couple weeks, and when I finely went to the M.A.C. counter at Paradise Valley Mall, I was disappointed to learn that they had sold out of almost the entire collection. Apparently, this limited edition collection was very popular. The packaging is nostalgic of the Wonder Woman from the comic book series and the cosmetic M. A. C. has even put together a series of Wonder Woman looks: Classic Wonder Woman, Defiance, Golden Lariat, Deep Truth, Mighty Aphrodite and Marine Ultra.
I was so excited and surprised, when my Aunt showed up at my house with the Wonder Woman makeup case and the cosmetic products that they still had left in the collection. I have also been getting text and Facebook messages from my friends about any of the Wonder Woman products they find. If you are looking for the Wonder Woman cosmetic collection, rumor has it that the
M. A. C. counter at the Arizona Biltmore still has some products available. I would like to send out a huge thank you to all my friends and family that have supported my Wonder Woman addiction.
“Please take my hand. I give it to you as a gesture of friendship and love, and of faith freely given. I give you my hand and welcome you into my dream.” Wonder Woman
jane iredale – LipDrink™ – SPF 15
This colorless lip balm really is a drink for the lips. It contains no petroleum-derived products that dry out the lips. People who are regular users of petroleum-based lip balms are on a continual drying cycle – the more they use the drier their lips become.
• In a base of macadamia nut oil to which we’ve added the active sunscreen ingredient of edible zinc oxide for an SPF 15 and broad-spectrum sun protection
• Contains the antioxidants green tea extract, Vitamin E and C
• The flavor is a mixture of lemon and orange oils
• It feels moister on the lips than a traditional lip balm
jane iredale Lip Drink SPF 15 is Recomended by the Skin Cancer Foundation
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 8%.
Ingredients: Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Beeswax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sunflower Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Carnauba Wax, Candelilla Wax, Jojoba Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Lemon Peel Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate.
You can find this and other jane iredale products at Paradise Valley Skin Klinic.
Soft, beautiful and oh-so-kissable lips are yours with jane iredales lip exfoliator/plumper duo. Organic brown sugar gently removes dull, dry skin. With no chemical preservatives or synthetic dyes to worry about, eat the sugar crystals right off your lips! Then, apply the tinted lip plumper with shea butter and peptides that moisten and plump.
• Peptides have been shown to increase hydration and stimulate collagen synthesis
• A simple sweep will give your lips a natural, glowing pink tint while plumping and diminishing lines to reduce feathering
• You can actually feel this plumper working when the cool mint and ginger ingredients start doing their job!
• To condition dry, chapped lips, sweep the organic brown sugar exfoliator across lips to gently lift away dead cells. Then, apply the lip plumper.
Ingredients: Turbinado Sugar, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Carnauba Wax, Candelilla Wax, Jojoba Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate.
Ingredients: Triisostearyl Citrate, Avocado Oil, Carnauba Wax, Beeswax, Jojoba Seed Oil, Candelilla Wax, Sunflower Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Flavor, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Cranberry Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides.
You can find this and other jane iredale products at Paradise Valley Skin Klinic.
I spotted this beautiful gloss at the MAC counter, and had to have it. When I got home I realized, I already had this exact gloss already. ( Am I the only one that has done this? ) I guess, that proves how much I like it. It is such a great everyday color. The best thing about this color, is that it works with everything. It’s an ideal shade, if you are playing up the eyes, and you don’t wan’t to do a dark or bright lip. Viva Glam V is neutral, but not boring or “muddy”. This works well on it’s own, or over a lipstick. I am including a few lip products that I pair with this gloss.
M.A.C ‘s Viva Glam Lipgloss and Lipsticks, don’t just look nice they support a good cause!
Every cent of the selling price of Viva Glam Lip Stick and Lip Gloss is donated to the M.A.C. AIDS fund, to support men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS.
What is your favorite lip product ?
With the popularity of shows like True Blood, Vampire Diaries and the Twilight series, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that vampires have become a fashion inspiration. One popular beauty trend this fall is vampire inspired makeup. Pale faces and dark red lips were found on runway models for designers like George Chakra and Dolce Gabbana.
This is one of the looks from Dolce Gabbana.
This look was created with three shades of red lipstick from Dolce Gabbana.
Devil ( blue-red), Dahlia ( deep merlot), and Ultra ( rich, dark crimson).
To create depth, use the darkest color (Ultra), in the center.
True Blood: Vampire Style
Mariana Klaveno as Lorena
Queen Sophie ( True Blood) Inspired Makeup Tutorial
Hollywood Noir Makeup
Check out www.hollywoodnoirmakeup.com for more makeup tutorials.
More vampire inspired looks and plenty of vintage styles as well.
Makeup Designory Primer
Vichy Aera Teint Foundation — Opal
MAC Studio Finish Concealer — NW15
Benefit — “Hello Flawless” Powder in Champagne
Makeup Designory Bronzer — Endless Summer
Makeup Designory Blush — Gingerbread
MAC Blush — Peachtwist
MAC e/s — Phloof! (highlight)
MAC Paint Pot — Bare Study
MAC Eyebrow Pencil — Strut
Makeup Designory e/s — Bone (highlight)
Makeup Designory e/s — Dulce De Leche
Makeup Designory e/s — Cajun
Makeup Designory e/s — Taupe
Makeup Designory e/s — Espresso
MAC Penultimate- Rapidblack
Benefit Bad Gal Lash — Black
Quo Lashes — #805
Lancome Lip Pencil — Berry
MAC Lipstick — Russian Red
Jane Iredale Is The Skin Care Makeup
Jane Iredale mineral makeup is recommended by plastic surgeons, dermatologists and estheticians.
Benefits of Jane Iredale Mineral Foundation
– Can be used after cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels and laser treatments.
– Has a natural SPF 20 ( UVA/ UVB physical block), that is non-irritating and can be used after procedures when
other sunscreens may cause irritation or are not recommended.
– Water resistant, won’t crease or smear even during the most strenuous exercise.
– Anti-inflammatory and Anti-microbial, making it ideal for acne, rosacea, and post procedure skin.
– No Talc, most powder is 50% – 80% talc. Talc is a cheep filler that will exaggerate peeling or further dry skin after cosmetic procedures.
– No oils, chemical, fillers, preservatives or FD&C dyes
– Natural & Organic : Paraben-free, PETA, 100% Natural
Why Jane Iredale
Jane Iredale brand of minerals is highly pigmented and are micro-pulverized. Other mineral make-up brands are milled on average of 3x, compared to Jane Iredale minerals that are micro-pulverized 11x and then sifted thru a silk screen. This allows for more coverage while using less product, as well as eliminating the need to buff or “work in” minerals. Jane Iredale also has a huge selection of color choices, including global shades for ethnic skin.
Pure Mineral Makeup vs. Mineral Based
The growing popularity of mineral makeup, encouraged a second generation of mineral based cosmetics, however, drugstore and discount mineral makeup products usually aren’t “pure” minerals. Simply adding minerals to a cosmetic does not create the same benefit of a true mineral makeup. The top two ingredients should be Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, as they are the basis for a great mineral makeup. Mineral “based” cosmetics may also contain ingredients such as talc or preservatives, that are contraindicated to some cosmetic procedures.
UVA/UVB SPF 20 broad-spectrum sun protection
A foundation, powder, concealer and sunscreen all in one
Very water-resistant and highly pigmented
Applies evenly and easily, providing long-lasting, gorgeous coverage
Light diffusing properties make skin look flawless, healthy and younger
May be applied wet or dry to complement any look
Great for shading, highlighting, contouring and lining
A hand-tied goat hair brush for Jane Iredale PurePressed Base.
Ultra-soft and high-quality
Applies PurePressed Base with flawless ease
Hand-tied goat hairs pick up the perfect amount of product and distribute it simply and evenly
Provides exceptional coverage of any distraction including redness and brown spots
Ideal for those who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea
UVA/UVB SPF 20 gives broad-spectrum sun protection
Very water-resistant formula
A sponge with a nap that glides across the skin. Applies and blends minerals.
Washable and will last forever
Use to take off any excess minerals or to add more minerals where needed for camouflage
When using minerals wet, use flocked sponge and D20 spray.
D2O™ Hydration Spray
This facial spritz resists evaporation and helps to hydrate and plump the cells. Also containing ingredients that calm the skin and fight free radicals, D2O is a must for post-laser or after any kind of peel! Some makeup artists believe that D2O is the quintessential last step in applying our makeup. It sets the minerals in seconds.
Celebrities that use Jane Iredale include:
Diane Deborah Messing
Lee Ann Womack
Exclusive Mineral Makeup for the Screen Actors Guild Awards Presenters Only.
Exclusive Makeup for “As The World Turns” cast.
Exclusive Mineral Makeup for “Organic Odyssey 2003.”
Mineral makeup always looks better when you use the proper tools and technique.
Paradise Valley Skin Klinic carries Jane Iredale Products. Call and schedule an appointment, to be color matched for Jane Iredale mineral foundation.
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For Adult Eye’s Only!
I may be Half Baked or just a little Toasted, but I am primed and ready to go Buck Naked. There are so many ways I can go NAKED that I am going NAKED all weekend, I will probably go NAKED to work on Monday too. It just wouldn’t be a “Sexy Summer” with out going NAKED with Urban Decay’s versatile eyeshadow palette.
I just picked up the NAKED eyeshadow Palette at ULTA. This set includes seven neutral eyeshadow colors, an eyeshadow primer , and a duel end eyeliner (black and brown). The entire set is $44., a great value if you consider that a single eyeshadow is $17., an eyeliner $17, and an eyelid primer is $18. You will use every color in this palette, from pale beige, to dark grey. These are the basic colors that every woman needs in her makeup collection.
Virgen, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal. – Eyeliner Colors – Zero / Black & Whiskey / Brown
You don’t have to be a model to look like one, thanks to Arizona’s own Professional Make-up artist Heather Wilson. Heather has been a makeup artist for over 15 years, in fact you have probably already seen her work on television or in one of many magazines, including the cover of Arizona Bride Magazine.
Heather specializes in airbrush and hi-def makeup, so she can cover breakouts and imperfections and make it appear as if you didn’t have any makeup on. She has an expert understanding of the way makeup will appear in photos and on camera, which is very different than the way it looks in person.
Glancing through her impressive portfolio, you might be surprised to find out that she will do makeup on location for weddings or any event you want to look your best. You can have Heather come to your house and do your makeup for any occasion, whether you are having photo’s taken or just a night out with friends.
Look through the pages of Arizona Weddings Magazine and you will understand why she is in such demand with Brides. She has mastered the art of bringing out a woman’s natural beauty.
Most brides know they should do a trial-run with their hair before the big day, they should also do a trial-run with makeup as well. Heather meets with brides before the wedding, spending up to two hours, going over possible looks, and makeup application. Everything is then documented so that on the wedding day, makeup application takes less than an hour.
For Weddings, I recommend booking Heather for the full day. She will stay thru wedding and all photo’s, until just before the reception. So if you sweat or cry, she will be on site for touch-ups. The Bride and up to seven other people will have professional makeup application. For a larger wedding that requires makeup application for more than eight people, assistants will be on site to help for the day. ( At no additional charge!)
I have had permanent makeup tattooed on my eyebrows for years now, and I love it. The question I get asked the most is, “did you shave off all your eyebrow hair?” No, I still have hair on my brows. I even wax them to maintain a clean look. I had my brows tattooed to fill in areas that were a little sparse, and give a nice shape, the same way you would use a brow pencil. The biggest difference is, it looks more natural, it doesn’t wash off, and when I wake up my brows are done!
Permanent cosmetic makeup is cosmetic tattooing elevated to the highest artistic level. Permanent make up can help give you back what time has taken away, and help to enhance your natural look. Permanent make up is not necessarily intended to replace cosmetics completely, because the color is placed “in” the skin and not on the skin, so a more natural, softer look results after the skin has healed. Permanent make up makes it possible to look better round the clock and be less self conscious. When you look better you feel better! It is a great time saver, perfect for active outdoor lifestyles, sensitive skin, and clients with contacts, glasses or difficulty applying make up.
Contemporary micropigmentation techniques are used in eyelash enhancement, the creation or enhancement of eyebrows, eyeliner, and permanent lip liner or full lip color. Also available are advanced techniques for areolar reconstruction and the application of beauty marks. Some maintenance may be needed to keep color fresh, a touch-up every year- or-so, is recommended.
Angela Justus is a Medical Esthetician and makeup artists, specializing in cosmetic tattooing. She has been working in medical esthetics in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley for over 10 years. I personally, had Angela do my cosmetic tattooing. She has a very artistic eye, and a gentle hand. She uses a topical anesthetic and a dental block when needed, so the treatment is not painful. You can schedule a treatment or consultation with Angela at Paradise Valley Skin Klinic.
Price includes a touch-up, 4 weeks after first treatment.
$500. for eyeliner, lipliner, and brows. – Maintenance touch-up $100.
$750. for full lips – Maintenance touch-up $250