Testing New TimeWise 3D Foundation

As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, foundation is the final step to any good skin care routine. After washing and moisturizing your skin you have to protect it from all of the dirt, dust, pollen, etc that the world brings to us at the moment we stepped out of the door. It’s also important that we are wearing the right type of foundation for our skin whether it be the type (liquid, powder, creme, etc), the formula (for oily or dry skin), or the undertone (warm, cool, or neutral). And it is said that about 95% of women aren’t wearing the right shade. If all these factors are correct then your skin should look smooth, flawless, and healthy. Mary Kay just came out with a new foundation line which fits all of these categories so I’m excited to share it with the world!

The Mary Kay Timewise 3D Foundation:

1. Provides 12 hours of coverage

2. Has IntelliMatch technology to properly match your shade

3. Includes the Age Minimize 3D complex to help with youthful looking skin

These three facts mean so much to me as it pertains to this foundation. We all have busy lives and to know that my makeup will stay on my face for 12 hours without having to constantly touch it up. That’s one less thing to have to worry about! And the IntelliMatch technology is cool because it “captured the authentic, true skin tones of thousands of women from around the world. Three areas were scanned (forehead, cheek and décolleté) to capture over 3,000 variations of tone for more accurate data.” Through all this research the foundation shades now match more perfectly. And I love when I product is doing more than one thing at a time so I’m glad it also had the Age Minimize 3D complex as well. This is the same formula they have in the skin care so it’s also providing help with keeping or getting younger looking skin.

Before foundation
Foundation only
Full makeup

Here are some other facts:

Comes in matte formula for oily skin and luminous formula for dry skin

Dermatologist-tested

Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy

Non-comedogenic

Suitable for sensitive skin

Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers

Fragrance-free and oil-free

Blending brush: $16

What I love about it

This product is very rich and pigmented so you don’t need a lot to get full coverage. Plus we have a new blending brush which helps with the full coverage look. It also goes on so creamy and leaves my skin looking smooth. Also, I used to have a lot of issues with having to touch up my makeup throughout the day because my face was so oily but this formula keeps the matte look going all day! I would recommend everyone give this a try and right now Mary Kay has a contest going where you can win a trip for two to California!

This contest is only for US citizens. If you have a Mary Kay Consulant, please contact them to enter. If you do not, you can contact me and I can either send a sample of if you live in the DC, MD, VA area I could meet up with you to try it on.

This foundation cost $25 and has an average use-up rate of 1.1 months. To order this foundation, click here.

Hooked Look Makeup Class with Juliana Mayfield

This past weekend I was honored to attend a makeup class taught by international makeup artist Juliana Mayfield. She has been in this business for over 10 years, has applied makeup to many stars, and is a pro at teaching makeup techniques as well! The class I was in is a Hooked Look class dedicated strictly to Mary Kay consultants and she only used our products. It was so informative! We had over three hours of intensive training. And we got to try out the techniques we learned while she went around the room making sure we got it right. I wanted to share a couple of tips I was taught.

Warm, Cool, Neutral?

A fun tip I learned is how to tell if your skin is warm, cool, or neutral. Knowing this information comes in handy because you then can best know which colors look best on you for fashion and makeup. You flip your wrist over and look at the big vein that goes down the middle. If the vein looks blue, you have a cool tone. If your vein is green, you have a warm tone. If it’s neither or in between, you have a neutral tone.

Where to cut eye lashes

If you buy some eye lashes and they’re too long because you have a smaller eye, cut the lashes from the inside. Lashes usually clad with some type of design and those are on the outside of the lash. If you cut it from the outside, you loose the design.

Although this particular class was just for Mary Kay consultants, she also teaches other classes as well. And can be hired to do makeup as well. I recommend checking out her videos on social media!

Click here to get to her Facebook page. All of her other sites are listed in there as well.

Here is a list of all the products I used on my face. If you’d like to purchase any of these and you don’t have a Mary Kay consultant, click here.

  • Foundation primer
  • Under eye corrector
  • Endless Performance Creme to Powder Foundation – Bronze 3
  • Perfecting concealer – Light bronze (highlight)
  • TimeWise luminous-wear foundation – Bronze 8 (contour)
  • Makeup finishing spray
  • Translucent powder
  • Mineral powder foundation – Bronze 4
  • Chromafusion contour – Cocoa
  • Illuminating drops
  • Chromafusion highlighter – Honey Glow
  • Precision brow liner – Dark brunette
  • Volumizing brow tint – Dark brunette
  • Cream eye color – Violet storm
  • Chromafusion eye shadow – Frozen iris
  • Chromafusion eye shadow – Merlot
  • Chromafusion eye shadow – Hazelnut
  • Chromafusion eye shadow – Candlelight
  • Chromafusion blush – wineberry
  • Lip liner – berry
  • Lip tint – canyon coral
  • Matte lipstick – Midnight red
  • Nourishine lip gloss – Pink Luster
  • Liquid eyeliner pen – MK black
  • Lash intensity mascara
  • (Fake lashes as well)

Have you ever attended a professional makeup class? What fun tips did you learn? Please comment below and share! Also, don’t forget to follow my blog by pressing the button at the bottom of the page.

Three of my favorite beauty tools

As a women in the beauty industry I love tools that help me be more efficient with my skin care and makeup products. It’s important to have the proper products that will help make your life easier and not complicated. Sometimes I feel people feel either intimidated by what seems like a complicated look or they might feel like a skin care regimen might take too long to do. I’m all about efficiency as I am a women with two businesses, two other jobs, and plenty of other responsibilities. So I wanted to share three of my favorite beauty tools which I use daily in my beauty routine and how they have drastically made my life better. FYI if you click on any of the names of these beauty tools it’ll take you to a link to purchase them.

Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush

“This lightweight, two-speed power brush gently massages as it thoroughly cleans skin, removing residue, dirt and makeup in seconds.

• Removes makeup 85% better than cleansing by hand.*

• Boosts the absorption of your next skin care step.

• Starts improving skin’s appearance immediately.

• Helps polish away the look of past skin damage for a more even-looking complexion.

• Softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles.”

This brush makes me feel as if I am in a fancy spa every morning as I take a shower. The bristles are soft so they feel good. And I can tell that I am getting a deeper and more fuller cleaning. It makes my cleanser work double time which means the benefits I get from my cleanser are even more effective. The brush is easy use and the brush heads are easy to change out. I also love that the brush comes with batteries and two additional brush heads. Plus in the future you can also buy more brush heads separately. One piece of advice I’d give while using this though is to make sure your hair is up because I use the brush on my neck as well and I’ve had a couple of occasions where my hair got stuck in the brush.

Essential Brush Collection

“The Mary Kay® Essential Brush Collection includes five high-quality, precisely shaped brushes which are ideal for creating a range of looks, packed in a stylish, portable clutch.

• New brush shapes help anyone create makeup looks with confidence.

• Each brush excels at blendability, application and pickup.

• Synthetic bristles are compatible with liquid, cream and powder.”

In order to get the makeup look you want, you have to be using the right tools. And this brush collection has all the tools you need!

“The collection includes:

  • All-Over Powder Brush
  • Cheek Brush
  • All-Over Eye Shadow Brush
  • Eye Crease Brush
  • Eye Smudger Brush”

It also has a case to keep all the brushes in that is sleek and travels well. Each brush is perfectly angled for the part of the face it is used on. The brushes have the techniques you need without you having to be an expert.

Travel Roll-Up Bag

Here’s a great way to keep skin care products and cosmetics safe and organized while you’re on the go. Compartments are removable for added convenience.

This is probably my favorite of all three items because of its versatility. You can hang the bag up with a hook, the compartments are clear so you can easily see what’s inside, they come off with Velcro, and the bag rolls up and you can carry it by its handle. I have one that I keep in my shower with all of my cleansers and soaps I use there, I have one I use when I go to the gym, I have one for when I travel which I keep all my liquid items in, and in college I used one to keep all my accessories organized. There are an infinite amount of ways to use this bag!

So what are some of your favorite beauty tools? I love getting feedback from you guys so keep it coming! And don’t forget to follow my blog by pressing the button at the bottom of the page.

New Mary Kay Chromafusion Makeup Line

You guys….I am sooooo excited about this new makeup line with Mary Kay Cosmetics. It JUST came out and I can’t wait to share it with everyone. It is called Chromafusion and it is a GAME CHANGER in the makeup industry. As a director with Mary Kay, I get new products early so I have now been using these products for a couple of weeks and I see a HUGE difference. The line consists of eye shadows, blushes, highlighters, and contours.

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 Here are some facts:

  • 12 hour wear
  • High-impact color payoff
  • Pigment-rich colors in matte and shimmer shades
  • Curated by top makeup artists
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy
  • Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
These products are powered by Mary Kay Chromafusion Matrix Technology. It is a hybrid technique  that specially wraps finely-milled, premium pigments to amplify color like never before. The enhanced pigments are then fused into a lightweight powder to create a smooth and flexible matrix.
There is also a new Pro Pallette that Mary Kay introduced which is fully customizable and magnetic to keep all your colors in place. You can arrange your makeup any way you would like and it holds all of the makeup from this line and former line plus foundations and bronzers.

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My thoughts:

I love how highly pigmented the colors are. It does not take much to make the color pop on your skin. That means that you get a bright look and also that your products will last longer because you don’t need as much. It’s also amazing that it last 12 hours and I know that for myself because often times I do my makeup early in the morning and am running around all day, forgetting to reapply my makeup. But then once I catch myself in the mirror between meetings or a night event, I realize I don’t need to do anything but my makeup still looks like it did in the morning! The variety of colors is also amazing for me. I love matching my makeup with my clothes for the day so no matter if I’m wearing blue, green, gold, etc. I can match my makeup with my outfit. The highlighting and contour colors are great too. They have shades for every skin tone no matter how light or dark and I appreciate them thinking of that. My mother, also a Mary Kay director, said to me the other day that when you highlight and contour it’s like the difference between a blurry picture and a focused one. Those steps help to define your face and bone structure which make for a cleaner look.

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Cost:

Pro Palette: $25
Eye Shadow: $8
Blush: $14
Highlight: $14
Contour: $14
If you are interested in purchasing any of these items and you do not have a Mary Kay consultant, I would love for you to send me a message here. I am also looking for beauty bloggers and makeup artist in the US for try samples of this new line and share their opinion on their pages. Please message me here as well for that. Comment below with your thoughts on these new amazing products! And don’t forget to follow my blog by pressing the button at the bottom of the page.