Lose 10 Years in 2 Weeks With Wrinkle MD

I’m usually skeptical about anything that says it reduces the signs of ageing but I have to say that i was really impressed with this little gadget. Not only is it easy to use but you can carry on with your usual daily life while wearing it. I’m sure that wearing it walking down the street might attract a few glances though.

I wouldn’t say that I have wrinkles as such but I did notice one frown line appearing on  my forehead in the last few months so trialing this Wrinkle MD Brow System couldn’t have come at a better time. The whole kit comes in a box and inside the box is everything you need for the 2 week treatment programme.

Brow Hyaluronic Acid Deep Infusion System, £189.00 - WrinkleMD

Brow Hyaluronic Acid Deep Infusion System, £189.00 - WrinkleMD (2)

How to Use:

  • Thoroughly cleanse and dry skin. Recommended: WrinkleMD Infusion Skin Prep, sold separately.
  • Attach the Connector Buds to the HA Infusion Patch.
  • Apply patch, wear for 30 minutes, and dispose.
  • Follow with Youth Serum HA™ to extend results. Use twice a week for the first week, then once a week for continued results.
Wrinkle treatment

RRP £189.00

After I’d used all 5 of the patches in the pack i have continued to use the Youth serum twice a week and I can hardly see that there was a line there now. I have also had lots of comments about how great my skin looks because i use it all over my face and not just on the wrinkle. I will continue to use this product because I love it!

They also have a system for the eye area. I have yet to try this but I’m sure it too will have amazing results.

Wrinkle skin treatment

RRP £189.00

It’s definitely worth the money. For more information and to purchase the kit visit here

 

The True Cost of Bridal make Up

When I meet a bride for the 1st time I do a consultation. Asking here about her skincare, how much make up she normally wears on a day to day basis and what she would like to achieve for her wedding day make up! Then a trial bridal make up is done with the wedding hair style at the same time if possible. Once the bride to be is happy with her look. This is what i will use for her wedding day.

I decided to write this post so that brides can see a breakdown of what I use to create their bridal make up. Here is a photo of a bridal model and below the image I have listed everything I used to create the look.

Make Up Artist in Reading Berkshire

The prices are based on middle to  high end high street brands. The same longevity of make up colour would not be achieved by the lower end brands. The brands i would use are professional brands and I use them because of the high pigment colour in them and they stay on the skin longer so the bride won’t need her make up touched up for at least 12 hours (apart from the lipstick).

Skin

Cleanser – £20.00

Toner – £25.00

Moisturiser – £30.00

Make Up

Primer – £30.00

Foundation x 2 £30.00 each

Concealor – £14.50

Powder – £20.00

Contour Powder – £20.00

Blusher – £15.00

Eyeshadows x 3 £30.00

Eyeliner Pencil – £10.00

Eyeliner gel – £16.00

Brow Pencil – £10.00

Mascara – £15.00

Strip lashes – £8.00

Lip Balm – £6.00

Lip Pencil – £10.00

Lipstick – £15.00

Lip gloss – £15.00

Make up setting spray – £17.00

Brushes

Foundation brush – £25.00

Concealor brush – £15.00

Powder brush – £25.00

Contour/blusher brush – £18.00

Brow Brush – £12.00

Eyeshadow brush – £15.00

Eyeshadow Blending brush – £15.00

Lip Brush – £15.00

Disposables

Tissues – £2.00

Cosmetic Cotton buds – £1.00

Mascara wands – £1.00

If someone has skin issues they made need more products. Hydration for dry skin. Blemish cover for breakouts or high colour on skin. These products used are for a blemish free skin and its the minimum i would use for a bridal make up.

Thanks for reading this!

Joyce xx

Summer Make Up For Darker Skins

Last year I found a brand of make up that I had never tired before and having darker skin myself I find the high street brands are too ashy once applied onto darker skin. I tried the French brand Make Up Atelier Paris and was extremely happy with the results! They have a foundation shade for every skin tone and it blends really easily on the skin, plus no ashy after effect. The great thing is its now available in the UK too. I use this make up personally and professionally!

 

I did this make over using only Make Up Atelier products

Make up in berkshire

 

No make up

Make Up Atelier Paris

Make up for darker skin

Dark skin make up using make up atelier paris

Products used 

  • T-Zone gel
  • Foundation – TN2 and TN3 (TN5 for contour)
  • Concealor – PN2
  • Powder Compact – CPM
  • Brows pencil – 07 ( Dark Brown) and 10 (Black)
  • Eyeliner pencil – 10
  • Brow Bone pencil – 09
  • Lips Pencil – 01
  • Lipstick – Petal
  • Eyes – Palette T23
  • Busher – AIRM1 (Mandarin)

All products are available to buy from Make Up Atelier Paris in the UK

Getting The Most From Your Bridal Make Up

They don’t call it your big day for nothing so you need to look your absolute best, for most brides to be its a military operation so get planning early!

My top tip would be to create a countdown diary for getting everything ready for the big day- that way you can get your ideas down on paper and work out a beauty and pampering schedule taking the stress out of the situation.

Step 1 Choosing the right make up artist

Start thinking about your make up 6 months before your wedding day and choose your make up artist for the big day make sure you research this properly and get a good feel from them after all, they will be with you right up to the vows!

Browse through magazines and search the internet for ideas, bear in mind these will only be ideas and the make up artist will give you the best advice for the day.

 

Image courtesy of Wedding Ideas Magazine

Step 2 Creating the canvas

To really hydrate and soothe the skin start having facials regularly every 4 to 6 weeks, starting about 3 months before. Beautiful, clear skin is the blank canvas for great make up. If your budget doesn’t allow for this then try to do DIY versions at home, choosing the right products for your skin type. Good skin will look gorgeous in the wedding photos and your make up will look perfect on the big day.

Step 3 The trial…

Its best to have your trial run of hair and make up about 6 weeks prior to the wedding. Tell your make up artist the colours that you have chosen for your wedding theme so that it all ties in. If you’re not used to wearing a lot of make up tell your make up artist because you still want to look like yourself on the big day just a more fabulous version!

Book the time of arrival for the make up artist and let her know where you’ll be on the day of the wedding. If you’re not having a make up artist book a make up lesson and continue practising the look at home and ask the person giving you the lesson to write everything down for you. Get a friend to take pictures so that you can see what it will look like on the day. Always take a mirror outside to check the look, indoor lighting can have a yellowing effect on the colours. If you’re doing your own make up ensure you apply a bit more than usual for photographic reasons and don’t apply too much shimmer as the flash will pick up on this more.

Bridal make up is individual and unique to every bride – there are no hard and fast rules but do try to be yourself and feel comfortable with what you choose for your look on the day.

Have your final facial at least 1 week before the wedding so that it brings any impurities to the surface and allows time for any blemishes to calm down on the skins surface – and get your eyebrows shaped by a professional to frame your face.

On your wedding day wear a button down top, shirt or bath robe so that it doesn’t ruin your hair and make up when you take it off. Ask your chief bridesmaid to keep your lipstick/lipgloss in their bag and carry some powder and blotting papers for touch ups.

Now you’re ready to walk down the aisle feeling beautiful.

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Painting Mannequins

A few weeks ago I attended a Painting mannequins course at Illamasqua School of make Up. The company showing us how they paint mannequins was Rootstein

I had no idea that most of the mannequins we see are hand painted and some of them are modelled for by celebrities. A;; of the mannequins are modelled by a real person though.

With 50 years experience Rootstein produces the highest quality mannequins handcrafted from fibreglass and sculpted for a perfect, life-like finish. Rootstein is a vital part of the retail display industry and employs the highest calibre creative teams, including artistic directors, hair & make-up artists and wig makers, in order to facilitate our clients vision with impeccable flair.

The skill of the artist was amazing. The mannequin was without a face and within 30 minutes it was painted and looking amazing! Every part of the face was painted by hand including the base colour, eyes and eyebrows. There were no stencils used and she had us all in awe of her work.

I will let the pictures tell the story!

It was one of the most fascinating courses I’ve ever attended. For more information on the history of Rootstein started in the late 1950’s early 1960’s by Adel Rootstein visit www.rootstein.com

For more information on courses at Illamasqua visit www.illamasqua.com

See How M2 Beaute has Worked on Brows!

If you’ve over plucked your eyebrows or wish you had thicker fuller brows then this is the product for you! I have been using it for 3 weeks now and can see a visible difference already!

Below are images if the growth generated over a 6 week period of using M2 Beaute Brows. Available at www.harrods.com

Before

After 6 weeks! Gorgeous brows!

I love this product and it has a really cooling effect. Its exclusive to Harrods in the UK!

M2Beaut√É © – For The Most Beautiful Eyelashes And Eyebrows In The World

I was recently introduced to a really amazing brand called M2Beaut√É ©. They have a range of just three products but I was intrigued because of the ingredients. I was amazed that their product range had lots of doctor’s approval and backing. The other thing I liked was that as a contact lense wearer the products were tested as safe for me to use.

I will be using these 3 products over the next 8 weeks and giving you weekly updates!!

M2lashes Eyelash Activating Serum

The secret of ravishingly beautiful eyelashes with amazing volume

Apply daily to see results after 4-6 weeks

£123.00

This highly potent activating serum contains the key ingredient complex MDN*. It was specially adapted for cosmetic applications from ophthalmology and for several years now has been used in a comparable form in the USA with great success. This modified and carefully dosed active ingredient stimulates the roots of the lashes, bringing about a longer growth phase while also creating fuller, stronger lashes.

M2brows Eyebrow Renewing Serum

Providing renewed vigour for sparse or over-tweezed eyebrows

Use M2BROWS once a day in the evening after removing your make-up on clean, dry brows.

£130.00

Are your eyebrows out of shape? A little sparse or over-tweezed? M2BROWS, an innovative renewing serum will give you back fullness you have only dreamed of. Its blend of activating and nourishing ingredients yields completely restored eyebrows within just a few weeks and opens up entirely new dimensions for eyebrow styling. Simple and safe to use with an impressive effect: your eyebrows will become the envy of all.

M2lashes Eyelash Revitalizing Gloss

The revitalizing gloss is specifically tailored to work with the growth serum

Apply mornings and evenings with practical applicator brush

£46.00

It produces healthy, defined and glossy lashes and optimally supports the effect of the activating serum. Your eyelashes will become stronger and more flexible. The innovative active ingredient COPPER TRIPEPTIDE-1 improves the health of the skin surrounding the lashes, creates the ideal conditions for the formation of collagen and fights free radicals thus preventing the breakdown of hyaluronic acid. Result: Perfect eyelashes!

M2 Beaut√É © is available in Harrods and on the Harrods website www.harrods.com


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