NEW! NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer!

 

Natural look. High coverage. Soft-focus smoothing complex blurs, conceals, and smooths imperfections. Complete comfort. Completely natural-looking. Concealing hits an all-time high. Oil-free. Long-wearing. Non-drying. 16 shades for all skin tones.

INSTANT RESULTS: Soft-focus blurring with high-performance coverage. Optimal Diffusion Powder helps maximize light diffusion with spherical surface powders designed to absorb and refract light for soft-focus perfection. High coverage with weightless wear. Advanced powders with a unique structure lay flat, staying in place without settling into fine lines and pores.

LONG-TERM BENEFITS: Softer, smoother skin. Collagen-boosting peptides and hyaluronic acid reduce the appearances of wrinkles and pores by helping plump the look of skin. Antioxidant Daily Defense delivers a protective cocktail of Vitamins A, C, and E.

Click on the image for more information on NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer, which also includes a video on how to apply this concealer! 

 

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My Makeup Routine

This is my makeup routine. It’s quick and it’s simple, as I like my every day makeup routine to be; quick and simple. 

Lancome La Base Pro (C$48 http://www.lancome.ca)

1. It’s Prime Time!

I begin by applying a primer. Some of my favourite primers include Lancome, Smashox, Dior, NARS and, especially Chanel. This primer is a lotion based primer. It moisturizes the skin while acting as a primer. Using a silicone based primer, such as Lancome or the famous Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer requires you to ensure that you’re makeup is silicone based.
As for Chanel, you can use either water base or silicone base makeup with it. 

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation (C$50 http://www.makekupforever.ca)

2. Foundation, Cover Up, Powder, Oh My!
I like using foundations that contain a bit of a concealer in them, which is normally HD foundations, meaning they are silicone base, as well as that these foundations contain a built in concealer. If you need more coverage than minimal coverage. HD foundations can only do so much like covering acne/blemish scars. Silicone is a long lasting ingredient to ensure long-lasting results up to eight hours of makeup wear, with very minimal to no touch ups that are needed. I like using my foundation brush applying in a downward motion to prevent all makeup from entering into my pores. This will dry out your skin, dry skin ages much quicker than other skin types. A powder foundation delivers coverage in case the foundation misses anything, after you have removed any excess product. I like applying my powder by concentrating it. How do I do this? With my powder on my powder brush, I like using my now discontinued Dior Powder/Blush Brush that was designed by John Galliano right before he left as Creative Director for Dior. With a brush like this, a little bit of powder goes a long way. So, with brush in hand, I will pat the brush all over my face. You are applying more product when it is concentrated vs to sweeping it onto the face. The sweeping motion is what I use to blend the powder in to even it out. Viola, imperfections are camouflaged. I like a matte finish, so I like powder.

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush in Fervor (C$55 http://www.narscosmetics.com

3. Blush It!
The new NARS duo blush is so long lasting that whatever intensity of application you apply in the morning before heading to work, you will notice that it stays in tact eight hours later. Yup, that’s right, ladies, you have read that right. No touch ups needed. Dior and Smashbox deliver the same results. I love using my artist brush from Make Up For Ever to apply my blush. this blush can be worn in an intense manner by wetting the powder, or in it’s natural state by applying it dry.

 

4. Look Into My Eyes! 
Do you see my baby blues? That is one of the reasons as to why I keep my eye makeup natural with a brown eye shadow, wither in a sophisticated smokey eye or just as is. I love wearing colour from neon pink, neon yellow to pastels to white. I normally line my upper lash line with the tight-liner technique and hidden liner technique so my lashes give the illusion that they are full from all angles, which is actually what both techniques are excellent for. And, of course, mascara. I don’t have sensitive eyes, like I thought I had, instead I have dry eyes, moving out to Calgary last year, which is a dry climate, my eye have become even drier if that is even possible, so any mascaras that does not contain fragrance in them is what I can wear. I love 100% Pure mascara made from either black tea or blackberries. I don’t need a fragrance in my mascara. Who is going to smell my lashes? “Do my lashes smell pretty today?” Haha. 
Tip: Powder is much more long-lasting than pencil. I like using a powder that has a dual property; wet or dry. Wetting the eye shadow wet will give an intense look. A dry powder gives it a soft, natural look. 
A little mixology with an eye shadow pencil: Place it under a flame for a couple of seconds. Remove. Apply. This result is that it looks like you are wearing liquid eye liner. Excellent alternative if you’ve ran out of your liquid eye liner, gel eye liner, cake eye liner.

Dior Addict Lipstick (C$42 http://www.dior.com)

4. Lips Have It All
Because, my eyes are natural looking, my feature that I have selected to play up is my lips. Just remember if you want your lips to look big, stick with nude pink, true red, so light colours. Bright colours, including bright red will make lips look small. You can always contour your lips (We shall save that one for another blog – if interested, just let me know) Bring on the colour! I don’t have a favourite lipstick. I don’t wear lip glosses. It’s too shiny. When I want shine, I will use a creamy lipstick. Creamy lipsticks today, as opposed to back in the day are made from beeswax. Beeswax retains moisture, locks in moisture, delivers moisture, so creamy lipsticks will moisturize your lips. Matte lipstick dry them out. If you have dry lips, exfoliate them before applying.  With foundation and powder applied over my lips when I had applied the duo onto my base. This is called lip blocking. When lips have been blocked the acid in the lips cannot change the colour or absorb it depending how pigmented your lips are. My are pigmented, as I cannot wear sheer, light colours. My lips absorb them. For others, the colour changes slight or drastically. So, more pigmented your lips are, the more it will absorb the colour or the actual content. Highly pigmented colours usually work for everyone who are in the predicament of absorption. As for getting that true colour that you see, whether it’s for fashion purposes (blue lips), the colour remains in tact. Don’t forget, when you are applying your foundation and powder to not exclude your lips. 

Viola! My makeup application is complete 🙂

Makeup Mixology

 

                        

NARS Illuminator in Copacabana C$39         

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation C$68

Foundation x Illuminizer

Do you want the perfect glow that delivers radiance? So, it isn’t over the top, it isn’t under the top, you know low-key. It’s just right. The right amount of radiance that dry skin or mature skin or anyone for that matter will love this look of a healthy glow. Mix two-to-three drop of illuminizer into your liquid foundation. Mix it all together in a small jar. And, apply it all over your face. Oh, and make sure your illuminizer is as clear as possible. ANy other colour may change the colour of your foundation. 

 

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Eyeliner x Flame

In an open flame, preferably from a candle, place your pencil eye liner in it for a two-three seconds. Remove it. Wait one second to cool down and apply. This is a nice alternative to liquid eye liner, gel liner, cake liner. This was my first taste of makeup mixology when I was a teenager. My sister used to use this trick when she was a teen. It was my sister who had showed me this technique. It’s so long-lasting, excellent for evening makeup. 

 

Clear Lip Gloss x Eye Shadow Shade

Is there a colour that you would like to wear, but don’t have the gloss? Don’t worry about it. Just mix a clear gloss with your favourite eye shadow colour, blush or bronzer to achieve your perfect shade. It must be powder based. Retrieve your two products. Mix your shadow into your gloss. Mix well. You could also use it as a super-shiny eye shadow. 

 

        

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation C$49

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex C$54

Foundation x Moisturizer

When you purchase a foundation, it feels right, the texture is nice, the coverage is awesome. So, what’s the problem? It’s a little too thick. How do you fix the problem? By adding anywhere from a couple of drops of moisturizer to a few drops. This actually thins out your liquid foundation.

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Get the Look: Bronze Goddess/Beauty Look

Get the bronze beauty look that you would acquire from the sun without any of the damage. i had actually demonstrated and discussed the Bronze Beauty look on one of my segments. If you head on over to my YouTube channel, you’ll be able to watch it. 🙂

FACE

The Limited Edition Bronzing Powder

La Mer Bronzing Powder $85

To learn how to apply bronzer, click on the link.

CHEEKS

 

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush in Sexual Content C$56

Tip: Use the darker hue as your blush shade, and the lighter colour as your highlighter to be applied right above the cheekbones. 

 

EYES

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes Face $ Eye Palette C$66

Top off the eye look with mascara, hidden-liner and tight-liner

 

LIPS

Nude pink 05 Burberry Kisses – Nude Pink No.05 - Image 1

burberry.ca

Golden peach 69 Burberry Kisses – Golden Peach No.69 - Image 1

Burrberry Kisses in No. 05 Nude Pink (left) in No.69 Golden Peach C$36 each

 

For more colour, or for an evening look, switch it up with a coral hue. You can actually go from day-to-night with this kind of shade.

 

Bright coral 73 Burberry Kisses – Bright Coral No.73 - Image 1

Burberry Kisses in No. 73 Bright Coral C$36

To apply lipstick right from the tube, check out my tips, by clicking on the link.

I’m Stacey Camacho, thank you for reading. Until next time!

Mango Infused Beauty Products

Mango is excellent for dry skin. It’s very moisturizing.

Benefit Cosmetics Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm  C$23

 

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick  C$35

Dual-Ended Creamstick Eyeliner Cotton/Silk

100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Dual-Ended Creamstick: Eyeliner Cotton/Silk  C$25

Tarte Lippie Lingerie Matte Lip Tint  C$29

Guerlain KissKiss Creamy Satin Finish Lipstick  C$43

Sephora Colorful Gloss Balm  C$13

Fresh Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm Advanced Therapy  C$35

Dior Addict Lip Glow  C$41

The Estee Edit by Estee Lauder Rescue Balm for Face + Body  C$58

 

First Aid Beauty Slow Glow Gradual Self-Tanning Moisturizer  C$35

Murad Rejuvenating Lift For Neck and Décolleté  C$66

Show Beauty Divine Thickening Lotion  C$78

I’m Stacey Camacho, thank you for reading. Until next time!

My 8 Go-To Lipsticks!

This is really hard, as I love lipsticks. I was able to round up my top lipsticks. I have so many that I have a makeup bad dedicated to them, plus lip balms. I do like lip scrubs, too. However, the makeup bag consists mainly of lipsticks. 

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick C$35

 

 

Candy K

Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit  by Kylie Jenner C$38

 

DIOR Dior Addict Lipstick Hydra-Gel Core Mirror Shine C$43

 

CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE VELVET Luminous Matte Lip Colour C$43

 

CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour C$43

LANCÔME L’Absolu Rouge Definition Lipstick C$37

MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick C$23

 

Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick C$23

 

I’m Stacey Camacho, thank you for reading. Until next time!

How to: Do’s And Don’ts of Mature Makeup

When applying makeup on mature skin, one must be careful. It can either hide those fine line or accentuate them. No woman will want any of her fine lines to be seen up close. She will want them to be disguised.

 

EYES

DO: Applying eyeliner on the upper lash line. When applying eye liner only on the upper lash line keeps the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles at bay. When applying eye shadow, stick to neutral tones. Defining the crease is essential. So, a soft smokey eye is always the best solution. Or, a colour wash (eye shadow being applied on the eye lid only) using neutral tones.Keeping eye makeup clean is the best route.Neutral tones always look best. They are your best friend.

DON’T: Apply eyeliner on the bottom lash line. Sorry, ladies save it for the youngins. The reason is because, eye liner that is applied on the bottom of the lash line accentuates wrinkles, crows feet, fine lines, you name it, it’s being seen. BEsides, eye liner that is applied on the top and bottom lash line, has a way of making eye look tired and small. So, if you have medium size eyes, your eyes will look small. Small eyes will look even smaller. Traditional smokey eye, doesn’t have the greatest impact on mature skin. It actually accentuates any fine lines around the brow bone when incorporating black into your smokey eye. As well as, it just doesn’t add any greatness to the eye makeup. I want to say your eyes will look as though they are a bit closed, making it difficult to see your beautiful eyes. Save the traditional smokey eye for the young ladies. This doesn’t mean you cannot wear a smokey eye. It just means stick with the sister version, which is the softer (subtle) smokey eye using the brown palette.

 

Face

Foundation

BOBBI BROWN Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 C$53

 

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer C$54

DO: Use foundation. A BB Cream or a tinted moisturizer is your best friend. It is light enough that will sit nicely on your face, without it sitting in between wrinkles and fine lines. It moisturizes, too.  With a BB Cream, you also have SPF benefits. These type of foundations can actually disguise any light fine lines when applied properly. It also adds radiance. 

DON’T: Use any foundation that heavy. Heavy foundations these days are light-weight, however they have a tendency to slip into your fine lines or wrinkles, accentuating them.

Concealer

DO: Conceal those imperfections with a cream concealer. A little bit of cream goes a long way. A little bit is all you need to conceal those imperfections. It also delivers moisture. If you don’t like cream, opt for a liquid concealer with anti-aging benefits.

Powder

Clarins Loose Powder C$47

ORIGINS All And Nothing Loose Powder C$35

DO: Using a light powder, which is a loose powder or setting powder is what you need to set the mkaeup. Setting the makeup is important if you want to keep the face makeup in place. Otherwise, it will separate and move around throughout the day. 

DON’T: Use anything heavy (compact, powder foundation, etc) It’s too heavy. It’ll sit in between the fine lines.

 

Blush

BECCA Luminous Blush in Snapdragon C$41

 

CLARINS Blush Prodige in Soft Peach C$32

DO: Always apply blush. As skin ages, skin becomes dull, which means it looses its radiance, it’s colour. You must bring the colour back into the complexion. Apply it with a light hand, so it’s subtle.

 

Lips

Smashbox Be Legendary C$23

 

LANCÔME L’Absolu Rouge Definition Lipstick C$37

DO: Use lipsticks that bring colour back to the lips, or simply put lipsticks that match the colour of your lips. Apply lip liner to avoid any bleeding or feathering. To make your lips appear fuller, use this makeup trick. Line your lips just outside your lip line. Fill it in with your lipstick. Normally, I apply lip liner last, so the lip makeup looks natural. Lighter colours, always give the illusion of fuller lips. 

DON’T: Use brights. Brights shrival up the lips, so they appear smaller. Use natural tones. Classic red or a blue-undertone in t he red; burgundy, wine, maroon, raspberry, etc), deep plums, medium pink; a coulour that gives to your lips. Nudes aren’t good. Keep the texture matte. If you want shine, opt for a creamy lipstick. It delivers the right amount of shine. Matte lipsticks these days, don’t dry out your lips. There are some, that have shea butter contents in them to maintain moisturized lips. Please, ladies, stay away from gloss. It only emphasizes the fine lines and/or wrinkles around the lip area.

 

I’m Stacey Camacho, thank you for reading. Until next time!

NEW: NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30

Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30 ($44, www.narscosmetics.com)

Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30 is a foundation that protects and perfects. The matte finish looks natural on me, so I suppose you can say it was soft. It states that it’s medium buildabale coverage. What I do with any and every makeup application I deliver on mys elf and clients is to remove the excess product, as well as to begin with a bit of product and build on to p of that if I need to. It’s much easier to build on an application, as oppose to remove product that has been applied if it’s too much. A sponge is a great way to remove product. It absorbs it. I refer to it as an eraser for makeup. What I like about this formula is that a little bit is all I need. It’s oil-free, making it great for oily skin. I don’t have oily skin, however due to it being such a big hit, I had thought why not try it and see what the hype is about. Is it my go to foundation? No. Will I wear it again? Yes. I would just use a moisturizing primer, such as my fave that is from Chanel before applying, so the foundation doesn’t touch my skin, and yet I still the results that I need and want.

Long-Term Benefits:                                                                                                                                      

REFINED PORES & SHINE CONTROL
Rose Fruit Extract visibly minimizes the appearance of pores, while controlling shine.

ANTIOXIDANT DEFENSE
Vitamins C, E, and broad spectrum SPF 30 protect against free-radical damage caused by environmental stress.

THE SOFT-TOUCH LOOK
Simply touch and go for an effortlessly perfected look. Glide on Velvet Matte Skin Tint to instantly even skintone with a soft-matte effect. Follow with Radiant Creamy Concealer where needed to instantly diffuse imperfections.

I’m Stacey Camacho, thank you for reading. Until next time!

5 Lipsticks for Spring!

Check out the hottest lip colours for Spring! I’m loving it! I love colour.

smashbox.com
Smashbox Be Legendry Matte Lipstick in Bing
C$21
This is a true red.
sephora.com
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in American Doll
C$26
Classic blue red.
narscosmetics.com
NARS Satin Lipstick in Rosecliff
C$28
Soft rose.
sephora.com
Tarte Drench Lip Splash Lipstick in Wet Suit
C$26
Plum berry.
thebay.com
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte in Peach Passion
C$40

 

I’m Stacey Camacho, thank you for reading. Until next time!