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“Salma Hayek’s Beauty School”

Jan

Beauty Tips from Salma Hayek!

So way back in September, Salma Hayek was on the Rachael Ray show discussing her new product line Nuance Salma Hayek (she’s been working on it for 10 years!).  Apparently her grandmother was into beauty recipes and knew about exotic plants from Mexico, so she wanted to share hew wealth of beauty knowledge with other women.  One of the main ingedients is called tepezcohuite, and it is used in Mexico and South America to regenerate burn victims’ skin.   Its a full product line (from shampoos to lotions to makeup).  She claims her products can get rid of dark circles and wrinkles.  Of course, everyone likes the “pod” packaging of her lipsticks and eye shadows.  They are all less than $20, but available exclusively at CVS,  unfortunately there isn’t one near me!

So after discussing her products, Salma answered audience members beauty questions!  So Salma made the following recommendations:

Dark Circles

Use her Cooling Eye Gel with Green Tea in the morning to help depuff and remove shadows.  Then use the Nuance Wrinkle Filler to tone and tighten (as a temporary fix).  She suggested using an orange concealer (or colour corrector) instead of a lighter concealer to counteract the blue in dark circles (from your veins).  Tap it on, don’t rub!

The Right Blush for Fair Skin

Use tinted moisturizer to  look darker without looking made up.  She suggested matching the blush to the colour of your inner mouth for a natural look.

Fuller Looking Lips

Use a lip liner in the same colour as your lipstick, which should be close to your natural colour.  Take a contour cream and put a tiny amount just under your lip to give depth and bring your bottom lip forward (A New Tip to me – I love learning something new!).  Put a highlighting colour just around the curves of your top lip and top with shimmery gloss.

Mouth

Highlight & Contour

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Bottom of the Jar Beauty Tips

Jan

Show:  Rachael Ray
Episode:  Trash or Treasure
Date:  January 12, 2012
Guest:  Jenn Falik

On this episode, beauty and style expert Jenn Falik was on to show cost saving tips to repurpose those straggling little bits of makeup you have left (eyeshadow, mascara and bronzer).   I have to say,  I never have this problem.  I tend to buy way too many products and usually have to throw stuff out after using like a third of it. (I am working on this and have totally cut my cosmetics budget!).  So Jenn’s advice is to try and do something different instead of throwing that little bit of makeup out.  MY advice is to skip the first two tips, but try the bronzer one if you actually do have a little bit of bronzer remaining!

Eye Shadow into Nail Polish

So you just use a spoon to scrape out that last little bit of shadow from the palette onto a plate (and muddle it a bit to get it all powdery).  Next, pour some clear nail polish into the powder and mix together using an OLD makeup brush (or a toothpick/old clean popsicle stick).  You can increase or decrease the amount of powder to adjust the lightness of your new nail polish colour.  I don’t really see the point in this, since you have to go out and buy the clear polish.  You also don’t know what the result is AND you are going to gum up the brush or at least ‘taint’ it with a different colour, unless you keep in the same colour family!  Rachael also says don’t do a statement nail.  I love statement nails!   Do it if you want   🙂


Mascara into Eyeliner

So if you are getting to the bottom of your mascara and there’s not enough for the wand to reach, take a pointy Q-tip to get any last bits that you can use for another purpose, a brand new eyeliner.  Not a very precise one.  Also, Jenn notes  as a general rule you should replace your mascara entirely every three months because after that it starts to accumulate bacteria from your eyes.  Even when I use mascara every day,  I never get to the end of my mascara.  Another tip I don’t see the point in, since the Q-tip application seems messy (and I don’t even get close to finishing my mascara, and I am a bad, bad girl who replaces it every 6 months). I also use Blinc Mascara, so I don’t know how well this would work since it is formulated to wrap around lashes.


Powder Bronzer to Custom Bronzing Lotions

I like this idea because if you’ve used almost all of your have bronzing powder, it is obviously a colour you like and that suits you.  One caveat though,  you may like a shimmery or a matte bronzer on your face, but not on your body (and vice-versa).  So scrape out any remaining powder bronzer from the compact into a small glass dish. Then you just add your choice of body lotion, and mix it up to create a custom bronzing lotion.  Remember that this is customizable so,  you can always add other stuff.  Like if your bronzer is matte, you can add some shimmery copper or gold eyeshadow shavings (like the nail polish tip) to create the perfect bronzing lotion for you. My favourite bronzers are Park Avenue Princess by Tarte for shimmer and Hoola by Benefit for matte.


 

Products Mentioned in this post:
Park Avenue Princess by Tarte

Hoola by Benefit

Blinc Mascara

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