Time to step into autumn’s new face!

It is that time of year when the seasons start to change and you start craving new colors in makeup! If you’re not you’re missing out on the fun. This autumn  it is really all about looking your best with whatever hues you choose to use. OVER slaying and over the top contouring and highlighting is out.

YOUR face doesn’t need that!

You simply need a few new pieces to add to your makeup wardrobe.

It doesn’t matter where you shop for them it only matters that you are able to  TEST DRIVE and play with a few choices to see how they look on you. Don’t be in a rush. Take a little time for yourself. It should be a fun process. The colors of the moment for your lips are BOLD rich colored lips,a soft brown lip,a touch of mauve and the classic red lipstick.

Black winged eyeliner still rules but so does a bold blue or other colored hue. And the black liner is graphic and artsy like in the application.

I like to buy KITS for the season. This way you have all you need at your fingertips especially when you travel. It also gives you a chance to experiment and play with more shades you may never have tried before.

It is also time to buy a new tube of sunscreen. Yes, even in winter needs sun protection. Even from the glare of the snow.

You might want to lighten up that foundation and or face powder to suit your lighter skin look.

You don’t want what I call ring around the face. Also now is the time to add a bit of moisture to your skin by adding a new serum,eye gel and or primer to make your makeup last longer.

So, it continues to be a hectic but fun new year. This week I am getting ready for a few guest speaking engagements I am doing. I’ll tell you all about them when I return.

In the meantime…

Go window shop and cruise your city to discover what’s out there in the beauty world waiting for you this fall!

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Makeup Artist’s Secret!

Noreen Young

What to do with your almost done makeup?

You savor the last drop. Right?

I think being green is gorgeous and not wasting is a good thing.

Here are a few ways that I love to do both in my retail makeup studio,from my personal makeup bag and on my vanity.

Yes, I do have one of those. It is so ala old Hollywood!

When your blush,eyeshadow or powder compact is showing more silver or plastic inside and the product is forming a product ring around the sides.Rescue it with this tip.

  • Crack the sides with a small butter knife or other utensil that you have.
  • Loosen up the blush or powder and turn them into a loose product.
  • Pour into a mini travel container and use with a blush or powder brush. I bet you’ll have a weeks worth at least.

Enjoy!

Do you have a eco beauty tip you would like to share with me?

Southern Girls…

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They say southern girls glisten they don’t sweat…I as a Northerner SWEAT. No glistening for me!!!

If you sweat like me too and your face and body have been hot flashing since you were 5 years old .

This is a compact powder just for you.

A totally transparent face powder with no color pigment is awesome for blotting oil and toning down shine especially in the summertime. WE ARE BURNING UP here in Florida and I just came back from NYC where they are too! How about you?

Keep cool we still have a few more weeks to sweat OR glisten!

Invisible never looked so good.

Start Fresh!

Almost EVERYONE wears makeup and uses skin care but forget to throw it out. Like fresh milk and food it does spoil and has a shelf life.

Here is a basic list once opened:

Skin care like moisturizer and eye cream  last around a year

Retin-A or other face products prescribed by a physician last a year or less

Sonic Cleanser brush heads need changing every three or 4 months.

Foundation: Liquid formulas last a little under a year. Creams last a bit longer.Powder foundation lasts approximately two years or so.

Blush powder formula lasts approximately two years and cream blush lasts around a year.

Mascara a healthy recommendation is the 3 month rule.

Eyeshadow in powder formula last a couple of years. Creams last around a year.

Loose or pressed powders last a few years.

Lipstick lasts about a year or more.

Lip gloss lasts about a year

Toothbrush heads on sonic units need changing every few months

Replace your toothbrush every three months with a fresh toothbrush.

Makeup Brushes and sponges…see demo on TV for more information.

Perfume,cologne or after shave last about a year. Don’t store it in direct sunlight or in humid bathroom.

If the beauty product smells bad,the liquid foundation turns half beige and half green or other crazy colors (Yes, I have seen this happen) or you’re in doubt it’s really time to throw them out.

If you’d like to protect your face,skin,eyes and beauty…Try the Once Opened Beauty Expiration kit.As a professional makeup artist I use this pretty easy kit.Or you can use white labels with a water-resistant marker.

For MORE info and a video demo clip of my segment on TV this afternoon. Click on The Chat’s Facebook page  or go to http://www.FirstCoastNews.com

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HELLO…Greasy face!

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Does your face look oily and greasy …NOT glowing?
HATE foundation? Do you want a pretty quick and natural looking fix?

First of all don’t hate your shiny oily skin. Oily skin is your friend. It keeps you younger looking longer. However, I have oily skin and I know how you feel. Besides using good skin care for your skin type my beauty secret is a powder foundation in a compact. A double duty beauty that gives you amazing results and looks soft and pretty. I professionally recommend a kabuki (short & fluffy)powder brush to apply it. NOT the flat powder puff that comes with them. I get compliments on my complexion every day! I hope you will TRY one someday soon and enjoy the beautiful looking benefits.

BRUSH oily skin away,tone down shine and even out your complexion with this new beauty technology and look.
Say “Hello” to a gorgeous new look.

PS
Dry,normal to dry or hormonal skin loves this too.It evens out your skin with a kiss of powder and foundation too.NOT heavy and no cakey powder face.

Got a beauty or skin question? I’d love to help! Simply ask.

Airline travel broke your compacts? Here’s my D.I.Y. Rescue

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Sometimes it happens your favorite blush,bronzer or powder compact gets damaged in tons of tiny pieces when your luggage gets tossed around in travel.

Never fear don’t throw it out my dear!

Be eco chic,reuse,recycle and make it new again.

1.Take all the tiny pieces and powder and place in a baggie.
2.Now, find one around your house or buy a mini jar preferably with a sifter.
3.Fill the jar with the crumbled pieces and powder and shake the baggie back and forth.
4.Mixed and you’re good to go!
5.Apply the product with a powder brush or blush brush.

See D.I.Y. can be fun and saving money feels fabulous doesn’t it?

Eventually you gotta say goodybe to your beauty booty!

NB8J8503Now’s the time to take better care of you and your health too.The start of spring or a new year does not mean thinking about losing weight and eating right. Yes, they count however it is also a time to start fresh with your beauty products, makeup brushes and manscaping supplies. Like milk, fruits and other foods your beauty has a shelf life. Once opened, kept too long or stored in a steamy bathroom or car they need to be replaced.

Give yourself a few hours in the morning when you are fresh or a few in the afternoon. Spread out your things on a portable table and evaluate. How long ago did I buy this? When was the last time I used it? Did I ever use it? Does it smell funky or has it gone bad. Did you know once opened even if you have not used it much the air and sunlight affects your product and can change its effectiveness.
Once skin care products hit the light, they lose their super powers. That is why you see so many brands use amber, dark blue or opaque packaging.

Once you have got the old or used products lined up that you do not use anymore…I like to play a game called let’s throw it out. Have a garbage can ready.

Here is my professional guide on how long you should keep your products:
Skin care: A year or more.
Tooth Brush: Throw out every three months at least.
Hair Brush: Once a year.
Sonic Face Cleansing Brush or Toothbrush head: Throw out every three to six months.
Eye cream: A year or more.
Retin-A: Less than a year.
Foundation: Liquid lasts a year or more. Cream a year or two. Powder base lasts the longest.
Lipstick: Two years or more
Lip-gloss or lip balm: lasts approximately a year or two.
Blush: Powder blush lasts approximately 2 years or more & cream blush lasts a year or less.
Lip and eyeliners, brow liners: I find good quality pencils last longer than you think. They can last years.
Liquid or gel eyeliners: Liquid lasts years and gel will only last a year. Less IF you do not close the lid properly. Gel liners dry out fast!
Eye shadow: Powder lasts years unlike crams which last a year or less.
Mascara: A healthy rule is 3 months or more.
Loose powder: Can last years.
Shampoo: A couple of years.
Conditioner: A couple of years.
Nail Polish: A year or more if it does not come out right on the nail when you use it will need to be thrown out.
Perfume OR After-shave: Once opened or closed it does expire. A year or a bit more.
Makeup Brushes or makeup sponges; need your attention too. Replace your sponges often so germs do not build up. A sign they are getting old is when they fray and start to fall apart. If your makeup brushes start fall apart and hairs start to fall out in small or large clumps it is definitely time to think about replacing them. If the hairs separate from the silver ferrule this part and cut your face. throw it out.Not all your makeup brushes just the ones that are not working well when you apply and blend your makeup or falling apart.

When in doubt…if it smells strange, gets rancid or changes color and or doesn’t move and apply like it used to…throw it out.

Once Opened Beauty Expiration Kit is a cool kit that you can mark your products purchase date with a water-resistant label and pen. It comes in a cute kit that lets you know how long you had that product.

Use up what you have and LOVE, throw out what you are NOT using. Do not pass USED makeup on to your daughter, friends’ mom or family. You will spread bacteria and they may even give them a skin or eye infection. While I love saving money it is not worth handing down…just throw the products out.

Do not allow your products to clutter your bathroom or house and get in your way.Deleting and updating these will keep your skin, eyes, face, lips and body healthy.
Guys too this includes you too!

Start spring right and with fresh beauty and a good and healthy habit. It will make a world of difference!

Hot off the beauty press… Makeup Brush~

I love this BRUSH!

I found it at a beauty show in NYC. It was designed by a make-up brush manufacturer for mineral makeup. It is made with less hairs and the sparse look is really amazing on the skin. Full yet not full. Sparse yet not too sparse. Unless you have it in your hand you don’t know how it feels. It’s a brush you simply have to try on your face. I love it with loose powder, rice powder,compact powder,body powder. 

There is so much talk about mineral makeup and how you simply swirl, tap and buff your face to a beautiful new you. Makeup so pure you can sleep in it. It’s mineral madness~ An almost cult like beauty experience.

Girls, NO makeup is so pure you can sleep in it. You must wash your face morning and night. A healthy complexion depends on it. What if you didn’t wash your hair? What if you didn’t brush your teeth daily what would you look like?

I have tried the mineral makeups out on the market and have not fallen in love with any of them yet.

What I do know is I love this face and body powder brush

It gives my face a flawless, pretty finish not quite like the beloved Kabuki brush.

 I am hooked!