How to make your foundation last longer and look better

Is there any specific order when it comes to applying makeup? Oh yes… Most of the time, we start only with the foundation, and we can get a little frustrated because it doesn’t look as fresh and perfect as we would like. There are some steps we should follow before and after the foundation and some hacks to make it last longer and look even better!

 

Always apply moisturizer before starting your makeup, as it makes the application even. Wait a few minutes after your application before priming. Two of our favorite moisturizers are SkinMedica Ultra Sheer Moisturizer 2 oz ($35.99) and Jane Iredale BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer ($28.99). Remember that by moisturizing your skin, it will allow your makeup to go on smoother and last longer.

 

Whether you wear a full face of makeup every day or you prefer to keep it simple with BB cream and tinted lip balm, makeup primer is a godsend when trying to combat shine or create a smooth base for foundation. The bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer ($20.99) is a great option because it prepares skin for flawless coverage. Plus, it conceals enlarged pores, uneven texture, and dryness while creating a silky, smooth canvas.

Many people often skip this step because they believe they don’t really need it, and are unsure of how to use it or don’t think it’s worth the investment. However, using a primer underneath your makeup will make everything last longer, whether that’s on your skin or in your cosmetics bag.

 

Sealing your pores is also essential! By taking care of this, you will be able to make your foundation even and it will give you that doll-face effect. In order to seal your pores, you should definitely go with Dr. Brandt Pores No More Anti-Aging Mattifying Lotion ($31.99) this product will take care of sealing pores and creating almost a blanket over them. This hack is extremely important if you like liquid foundations since they can make your pores more visible.

 

If you think it is time for foundation, not yet! Sunscreen protection is a must that your skin will highly appreciate! I know you’re probably thinking “My makeup already has SPF in it, so that should have you covered, right?” Wrong.

Applying SPF is a step we simply cannot miss to have our face fully covered. The John Masters Organics Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 ($30.99) is a natural sunscreen that will replenish the skin of vitamins and minerals. It is important that you follow this step carefully before foundation, but allow the product to set and really penetrate the skin.

 

With these hacks, you’ll have that perfect canvas to create the makeup look you want!

Fashion Week Trending: Makeup Parings To Get the Hottest FW Looks

2016 Fashion weeks in New York, Milan and Paris brought us many amazing and jaw dropping new looks. The editors at the Beauty Place want you to get the look! So we’ve picked some of our fave breakaway trends from each unique show and have some make up pairings for you to complete your own fashion look this Spring. And, it’s going to look stunning!

Trending Right Now in Paris = All White Chic

Trending at Paris Fashion Week 2016, all white (yes black is still a go-to, don’t worry!). But all white is a hot new spring trend and we’ve got the make pairings you need to complete your Paris Fashion Week look, no matter where you are!

 

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All white makeup pairing:

Face – Avoid any chance of letting the white wash you out by using a bronzer to add a splash of color to your white chic look. We love Jane Iredale So-Bronze or bareMinerals All Over Face Color.

Eyes – A splash of color will pop when coupled with your all white attire. Peach, pink and pastels are our faves. Check out this eye color Trio from Jane Iredale for some great choices.

Lips – Anything goes! Try a bright red or trending hot coral or even a bold pink…you can’t go wrong with a bright red lip gloss from Glo Minerals to complete your look.

Trending Right Now in Milan = Bold Colors Galore

From Prada to Gucci to Versace, the runways of Milan were met with color, exuberance and individualistic styles this Spring and bold colors played a big part in the transformation. Terms like geeky and freaky described some of the trending styles but beauty is always top of mind. Get the hot Milan look and find your makeup couplings from The Beauty Place to complete your fashion ensemble.

 

 

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Milan Fashion Week Makeup Pairing:

Face – Thick, matte foundation with little color trended on the Italian capital’s fashion runways. Get the contrast and haute look from The Beauty Place with Youngblood Liquid Foundation.

Eyes – With a nod to the styles of the 60’s, Milan Fashion Week models sported thick eyeliner and crazy big eyelashes. We love TIGI Perfect Eyeliner in turquoise.

Lips – Deep, dark red – Grab your vintage red lipstick and you’re Milan FW look will be ready for viewing. Get fierce lips with TIGI Cosmetics Decadent Lipstick. The shade we like for this look is “Fierce” which is just what you’ll be!

Trending Right Now in New York = Goth

Designers like Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs went to the dark side during NYFW with a dark magic mixed with punk and dabbling in gothic to get fun, mysterious and sexy!

 

 

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New York Goth Makeup Pairing:

Face Get the dramatic NYFW goth look on your cheeks with Youngblood Luminous Creme Blush.

Eyes – Amp up the drama with smoky eye shadow shades, thick black lashes and eyeliner, thick and bold. The Beauty Place has many options; one great choice is Youngblood Incredible Wear Gel Liner – Eclipse.

Lips – Channel your inner-Rihanna and find the plummiest shade or darkest of dark reds. Your lip color is the key component to get the trending look from NYFW. We like TIGI Cosmetics Lipstick in the shade: passion.

As we round up and review all the amazing-ness of this year’s Fashion Week trifecta, we confirm that New York, Milan and Paris never fail to impress us and push the boundaries of fashion. The great news is that even if we are in Chicago, Miami or Philadelphia, we can still keep a bit of Fashion Week magic happening in our everyday life. The Beauty Place is proud to offer a complete marketplace to find all your beauty needs and continuously support your fashion-forward endeavors.

Prepare Your Winter Survival Kit

Winter means humidity won’t kill our sleek styles but it also means hotter showers that can dry our skin and leave us in need of a skin-quencher.

No worries, we’ve assembled the best products that you can use this winter to target dry skin and reduce hair static.

Hands

We can’t stress enough how crucial it is to moisturize your hands. Crucial to our everyday lives, they are always exposed to being damaged and dry whether it be at work with the constant typing and paperwork, overusing hand sanitizer, and exposure to heat and cold. An intense conditioning treatment like the Dermalogica Hand & Nail Treatment is a fast-absorbing treatment that not only hydrates hands, but also maintains nails. Minimize nail peeling and protect skin from environmental damage.

HAND TREATMENT

Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Hand & Nail Treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lips

Don’t leave forget about your pout either.During those windy, cold days, lips can experience chapping and dryness. Coat on lip balm to keep the delicate lip skin smooth and hydrated during the arctic chill. This Bombshell Lip Balm leaves lips with a natural, rosy glow while protecting and healing.

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Peter Thomas Roth Lips to Die for Pink Lip Balm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Face

Winter’s roughness can make our complexion dull. Regain skin’s radiance with an at-home treatment mask. Dr Brandt’s Oxygen Facial helps re-energize stressed skin. With the wind and cold, that’s reason enough to use it. Use it once a week to help skin absorb oxygen better and to release any trapped toxins.

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Dr Brandt Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At night is when your body repairs itself. Take advantage of night-time moisturizers to help replenish skin’s lost moisture throughout the day. This nourishing lotion helps promote healthy cell turnover and increases skin’s elasticity.

NIGHT CREAM

Murad Age Reform Perfecting Night Cream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hair

It’s the season for hats and scarves and beanies which also means static in our hair. Combat frizziness with healing oil treatments. Not only will it help hair look luscious and healthy, but it will help keep hair static free. Macadamia’s oil treatment makes hair smooth and silky and designed for dry hair. Use it on any hair style during the winter months to help rejuvenate hair.

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Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are there any necessities you use to keep skin and hair healthy during winter? #WeWantToKnow!

MEET THE BRAND: MIO SKINCARE

mamamio_blogNew to TheBeautyPlace.com is another innovative skin care line – Mama Mio and Mio skincare.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it varies in thickness. A large population of women experience itching, pigment changes, and most develop striae gravidarum otherwise known as stretch marks on their skin during those beautiful 40 weeks of pregnancy.

Sian, Tanya, Kathy and Jill are the founders of the Mama Mio and Mio skincare lines. With 9 kids between the four of them, they know just how much your body changes, how hard it is to recover, and how underwhelming it was to find skin care for expecting mothers. With that in mind these four women were determined to change that and so they developed a skin care range just for expecting mothers.

Mama Mio is a safe and effective skin care brand for expecting mothers. The brand is very passionate about their ingredients. The products they develop do not contain parabens, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances, artificial colors, SLS, and the list goes on. Instead their products are packed with safe ingredients such as Omegas 3, 6, and 9 that help with the elasticity of skin to prevent stretch marks and other discomforts.

Products range from The Tummy Rub Butter to the Pregnancy Boob Tube, a bust protection cream. It has been 8 years since the brand launched. It can now be found in 14 countries and is highly praised by everyday mothers, celebrities and royals.

With the increasing success of Mama Mio the brand wanted to develop a skin care range that would help the skin look and feel as good as their body felt. Mio Fit Skin for Life was born with just that mission in mind.

Looking to tighten, lift, firm skin or smooth out that pesky cellulite? They have products for that too. Their products range from the Workout Wonder, an energizing, stimulating gel for muscles,  to The A Cream,  a body firming cream.

With two unique skin care ranges, the Mio skincare brand is revolutionizing skin care in their own way. With a list of safe ingredients, Mama Mio wants women to feel confident and love their skin.

Have you tried any of the Mio products? #WeWantToKnow

SUMMER SKIN CARE

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Can you feel the heat? In sunny south Florida, summer is going strong. Your summer skin care routine should be low maintenance.

Check out these summer skin care faves:

1. Bliss Fabulous Makeup Mel Gel-to-Oil Cleanser is a one-step cleanser. Use a small amount so it dissolves to oil once you begin massaging it in. Beauty Tip: Twice or three times a week, use this cleanser and then your regular face wash to hydrate and soften skin.

2. Murad Pore Reform Balancing Moisturizer SPF 15 is lightweight and helps control oil production. Apply onto clean, dry skin.

3. For days where extra SPF protection is needed, apply La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Tinted Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid after moisturizing. With its light tint, you may even be able to skip foundation altogether!

4. Use foundations that double as SPF protection. Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Foundations have SPF 20 for protection while leaving a flawless, natural finish. P.S. It also helps fight signs of aging!

5. New to TheBeautyPlace.com is Glo Minerals Protecting Powder with SPF 30. Instead of redoing your makeup for sunscreen protection, this translucent powder helps reapply SPF protection with a sheer color leaving a youthful glow.

6. Since we can’t walk around with a portable misting fan, thermal spring water mists will have to do. We are loving Avene’s Thermal Spring Water mist.

Are there any products you can’t leave out of your summer skin care routine? Let us know!

HOT, HOT, HOT: SKINCARE IN HUMID CLIMATES

Here in sunny south Florida, we have been experiencing high heat and high humidity this past week. This means trouble for clear complexions – high humidity brings the onslaught of more oil and the potential of frequent breakouts and blemishes.

Unlike winter skincare where the focus is on heavy moisturizing so skin doesn’t dry out, humidity requires different skincare tactics. With summer around the corner, it’s better to be prepared!

To achieve red carpet worthy, glowing skin like the celebrities had at the Latin Billboard Music Awards this past Thursday, use these tips:

Acid Is Good

Humidity causes sweat to sit on skin longer leading to clogged pores and breakouts if not cleansed well. Using a skin cleanser with alpha or beta hydroxy acids will ensure that your skin is exfoliated and that built up oil in the pores are dissolved. Pick a cleanser with light amounts of alpha or beta hydroxy acids as too much may dry out skin leading to more breakouts.

Lightweight Is The Right Way

Humidity itself feels heavy on skin but don’t forego the moisturizer to avoid oiliness! Instead, opt for a lightweight moisturizer  that is not formulated with any heavy oils (i.e. macadamia nut oil or argan oil).  For sunscreen protection, water-based sunscreens will absorb faster leaving less residue on your skin. We like La Roche Posay Anthelios 30 Cooling Water-Lotion Sunscreen.

Hands Off!

This one is very important, year round, in all types of weather – hands off. Try to avoid touching your face, leaning on your hands, holding your chin, etc. Your face is already dealing with perspiration from the heat and humidity and touching your face can lead to the transfer of bacteria and grime from your hands.

Are there any tips you recommend?

Quick Beauty Tip – Dewy Skin

Natural remedies can be delicious and this one is no exception. The season for honeydew is now so take advantage of this easy face mask!quicktip-melon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cloth face masks are convenient and have potent ingredients readily available.

Honeydew slices can mimic the function of cloth face masks.

Simply cut very thin slices and apply to your face. Leave the slices on for 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water. Pat dry.

Honeydew contains natural antioxidants, one of them being vitamin C. Direct application will allow your skin to absorb the benefits.

Stay beautiful!

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Replace M.D. Forte Products with VIVITE

M.D. Forte and VIVITÉ are skin care lines developed by Allergan, Inc. that aim to provide beautiful, healthy skin.

Out of the two, M.D. Forte is well known in the anti-aging skin care market because of the higher levels of glycolic acid. Containing alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA), these products normalize the skin’s exfoliation process while moisturizing your skin.

With M.D. Forte’s loyal following, many will be shocked to know that line is being completely discontinued. Yet, there is already a line that is substituting M.D. Forte – VIVITÉ.

VIVITÉ was launched in 2007 and has since clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles with regular use. The anti-aging skin care line is formulated with GLX Technology, a blend of antioxidants and glycolic compounds that allow for deeper penetration into the skin.

Though TheBeautyPlace.com has carried VIVITÉ for years now, the online merchant store has a loyal following of M.D. Forte skin care customers. Over the past few months, the stock in M.D. Forte has been decreasing while the growth of VIVITÉ is exponential.

M.D. Forte has already discontinued some of their products including the Facial Cream II and II, Facial Cleanser II and II and the Advanced Hydrating Complex Cream.

Currently, TheBeautyPlace.com carries M.D. Forte Facial Lotion I and II, M.D. Skin Rejuvenation HYDRA-MASQUE and M.D. Forte Skin Rejuvenation Lotion I, II and III. Once the online store’s stock of these products is depleted, they will no longer be available on the site.

To better assist M.D Forte customers’ transition to VIVITÉ products, TheBeautyPlace.com has listed the products that are comparable and the glycolic compound of the VIVITÉ product.

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How To Make Your Beauty Products Last Longer

Squeezing_last_dropHere at TheBeautyPlace.com, we know beauty products can be pricey so we want to share some tips on how to get the most out of your favorite makeup and skincare products.  After all, everyone loves to save a little money!

Tip #1 – Use moisturizer & primer on your face before applying makeup. Using either of these products underneath foundation will ensure long lasting coverage.  Added Benefit: it won’t dry out or crack your makeup.  You can also use an eyeshadow primer to keep eye makeup in place all day or night long.

Tip #2 – Moisturize Again! Similarly, moisturizer helps maintain a glowing tan longer whether it is from the sun or from a bottle.  The added moisture on the skin locks the bronze in place for a few extra days.

Tip #3 – Add olive oil to conditioners. When it comes to haircare, adding some olive oil to your daily conditioner, or deep conditioning hair masque can stretch the product out for a few more uses.

Tip #4 – Spray perfume in pulse spots.  Make that yummy spritz of perfume go the extra mile by spraying it in the correct spots.  The back of the knees, behind the ears, wrists and décolletage emanate heat from your skin and sends the scent into the air around you.

Tip #5 – Use top coat.  Splurging for a manicure during the holiday season can become more of a drag than a pleasure when it chips in a couple days. Applying a layer of clear top coat to nails every other day ensures a longer lasting manicure.

Tutorial Tuesday – At Home Face Scrub

TT-at-home-facescrub This may not look too appetizing, but hey, it isn’t meant to be eaten! Pour Splenda into a bowl – we don’t recommend eating Splenda, but it is softer than sugar and will be more gentle for your face’s tender skin. Use a strawberry to apply the sweetener to your face and scrub in a circular motion. Rinse and then apply yogurt in a thin layer like a mask to clean skin. Let it sit for 20 minutes. It will harden during this time. Rinse again with warm water and you will be perfectly exfoliated!

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