Spring Renewal….Makeup Bag Makeover
Did you know that every Spring you should give your makeup bag a makeover? Follow these simple steps and you will have a fresh new makeup bag ready for spring.
SAFETY FIRST: Have you checked the safety rating of your favorite products? It’s a good idea to make sure all your “tools” are safe to use. The EWG SKIN DEEP APP is a very easy tool to use. Simply download the app or refer to the online database. This helpful tool allows you to check the safety rating of all your favorite products.
OUT WITH THE OLD…IN WITH THE NEW: Did you know that your products have an expiration date or “suggested” expiration/change date? Many products are labeled with an expiration date. If not, it’s important to follow this quick guide. For a full description and explanation why, visit (http://bit.ly/1DKUnwr)
- Skin Care – Replace after 6 months to 1 Year
- Sunscreen – One to 2 years
- Foundation and Concealer – 6 to 18 months
- Blush and Bronzer – One to 2 years
- Eye Shadow – One to 2 Years
- Eye Liner and Brow Pencils – One to 2 Years
- Lipstick, Lip Gloss, Lip Balm – One to 2 Years
- Brushes – 2 to 5 years
PROTECT THE SKIN YOU’RE IN: The sun is shining. Time to make sure you are diligent about protecting your face and body from the sun’s harmful rays. Skip the Oxybenzone and choose a safer zinc-based alternative. Zinc-based products such as COUNTERSUN MINERAL SUNSCREEN MIST and DEW SKIN TINTED MOISTURIZER provide you with the perfect safe zinc-based protection without leaving you looking like a ghost. FYI, COUNTERSUN MINERAL SUNSCREEN is safe for the entire family to use.
REFRESH YOUR LOOK: Add a healthy pop of color to your eyes for a fresh playful Spring look. Color combinations like Oyster/Amethyst and Peach/Bronze are universally flattering and a spring “must have.” Why not try a Color Pinch Cream Blusher in CARAMEL or HIBISCUS to give your cheeks a youthful, fresh, and dewy glow? Best of all, cream blushers are portable and can even double as a lip color! To finish your new look and moisturize your lips, add a subtle shine with a Lip Gloss in colors like PEONY, BUFF or SIENNA.
HEALTHY GLOW: Have your legs been hibernating all winter? It’s time to go bare! Prep your legs first by dry brushing, a technique used by many models to help shed dry skin and improve circulation. Next, scrub your legs with a botanically boosted sugar based body polish such as SUGAR BODY SCRUB. The brown sugar buffs away dull skin while mineral-rich oils leave the skin looking smooth; the perfect at-home spa experience. Follow up with a BODY OIL IN CITRUS ROSEMARY or BODY BUTTER to leave your legs feeling smooth and hydrated.
FAKE IT LIKE THE PROS: Apply a product like GLOW SHIMMER OIL, to your legs, arms and decollate to give you a healthy “sun kissed” glow without subjecting yourself to the sun’s harmful rays.
Always remember, as Audrey Hepburn once said, “Makeup can only make you look pretty on the outside, but it doesn’t help if you are ugly on the inside….that is unless you eat the makeup.”
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