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Makeup must-haves for traveling

       
Monday, October 28th, 2013

Makeup must-haves for traveling

Ideally, you’d love to take all of your favorite beauty products with you when you’re on a vacation, but it simply isn’t practical. However, there are certain items that are crucial for maintaining a flawless complexion when you’re traveling, whether it’s a business trip to Manhattan or a luxury getaway to Mexico.

Next time you’re packing for a trip, be sure include these essentials in your bag and you’ll look stunning from the second you depart until your inevitable return:

All eyes on you
A long flight can leave your peepers looking bleary. Nude eyeliner is a must for looking alert. Look for a pencil that’s the same hue as your natural skin tone but just one shade lighter, then carefully apply it along both lash lines and your eyes will look instantly brighter.

Air travel can also cause bags in the undereye area. Fight dryness and puffiness with a calming eye cream and follow with a moisturizing concealer over any dark circles of shadows. In Conde Nast Traveler, Dr. Marina Peredo, associate clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, recommended looking for a cream that includes amino acids to fuel collagen production and retinol to smooth out fine lines. Products that contain vitamins A, C and E or other antioxidants can protect the skin against damage from UV rays and other environmental stressors, which is especially crucial in hotter climates.

Finally, a sweep or two of volumizing mascara is crucial for perking up your peepers. Lanoux advised only applying it to the top lashes, as darkening the bottom ones can actually make you look more tired. Focus the wand on the lashes at the outer corners to get an especially eye-catching effect.

Solid is the solution
Even if liquid is your preferred formula for foundation, go for solid options on a getaway. Beauty and travel expert Nadine Jolie explained to ABC News that pressed powder is less likely to get messy when it’s jostled around in a suitcase – plus it passes TSA restrictions. The same goes for all your other products, so consider solid eyeshadow, blush and bronzer over loose powders. You can even find solid moisturizers, which are convenient because you can carry them on for a post-flight boost of hydration.

Multitasking makeup
The last thing you want to do is weigh down your bag with too many products. Focus on packing items that have multiple uses, which can save space in your suitcase and are more convenient to toss in your purse for quick touch-ups when you’re jetting around. For example, look for a stain that works as both a lip tint and blush. You might also consider a BB cream with SPF: It’s a triple threat with coverage, hydration and sun protection all in one. Plus, it’s lightweight, making it ideal for sweltering conditions. A hydrating multipurpose salve can act as a lip balm, and can also be rubbed onto elbows, cuticles or other especially dry areas. You can even mix a little with a powder eyeshadow to create a richer, higher intensity look for nighttime.

Don’t be shy with shimmer
A little dazzle can go a long way when it comes to your makeup – particularly when it’s applied in the right places. Try dabbing a shimmery highlighter onto your browbone and at the inner corners of your eyes. The light reflecting particles will illuminate those areas for an instant pick-me-up when you arrive at your destination.

A blush/bronzer duo is another must for any trip. Travel can make anyone’s complexion look a little sallow, so dust the darker hue where the sun naturally hits your face – typically along the bridge of the nose, forehead and along the cheekbones. Then apply the rosier shade to the apples of your cheeks for a faint pop of color. Voilá: You have an instant glow, even if you didn’t spend all day basking on a beach somewhere.

Applying a Mineral Makeup Foundation or Concealer

       
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

You’ve probably heard that mineral cosmetics can do wonders for your skin but how do you apply them? The application process is imperative – here is an easy guide that will help you to use a mineral foundation or concealer:

  • Put a small amount of powder onto the top of the makeup container.
  • Use a powder brush for it.
  • Point the brush head upwards and pat the tip of the handle on a hard surface, like the counter (this helps to evenly settle the powder).
  • Use in thin layers and only to dry, cleansed skin.
  • Start at the jaw and go towards the middle of the face using up and outward strokes.

Here is a video to How to Apply Mineral Foundation and Concealer.

How to apply Illuminare Liquid Mineral Makeup

       
Thursday, November 16th, 2006

If applied the right way make up can give skin a flawless, beautiful look. Illuminare formulas and ingredients are different from other kinds of make up that you have previously used to and get desired results, it is essential that you apply these formulas correctly.

Illuminare Liquid Mineral Makeup isn’t your everyday run-of-the-mill make up. Its formulas have a very high concentration of pigment that surpasses that of ordinary, non-mineral make ups. For this reason, the application process can be difficult. To achieve best results, cleanse your face with a proper cleanser and then apply a moisturizer that is oil-free before beginning to apply Illuminare cosmetics.

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Mineral Makeup is Water Resistant

       
Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Investing in mineral makeup is a smart idea not only because it stays put all day but it’s great for your skin, too. It’s water resistant! Mineral cosmetics will stay on your skin under wet and humid conditions; whether your face is exposed to a little sweat or the pouring rain your makeup will remain on your skin. If you face any moisture, dab off the excess with a dry towel or tissue—don’t rub. To remove mineral cosmetics, use any kind of cold cream, gentle facial cleanser, or eye makeup remover.

Treat Your Problematic Skin with Mineral Cosmetics

       
Friday, August 25th, 2006

Problematic skin? No problem! Natural mineral makeup is okay for all skin types. Mineral cosmetics are non-acnegenic, and won’t irritate acne-prone skin or cause it to worsen. In a lot of cases women with acne-affected complexions claimed that with consistent use of mineral makeup made their skin clear up. Likewise, mineral cosmetics are usually recommended for oily skin—due to the fact that mineral cosmetics have intrinsic oil-absorbing properties.