Monday, 15 April 2013
Choose your skin colour
TC # 8 - the lightest color - ivory
TC # 5 - slightly more color - cream
TC # 2 - follows closely - warm beige
TC # 12 - somewhat tanned - sunkissed
TC # 15 - slightly more tanned - walnut shell
TC # 19 - the most tanned - almost cocoa
Monday, 15 April 2013
On clean dry skin, apply Tattoo Camo Concealer paste to your tattoo (multiple layers may be needed).
Gently cover with Tattoo Camo Setting Powder and shake off any excess.
Spray Tattoo Camo Magic Shield evenly on area about 25 cm to 30 cm from skin, creating a breathable, water and smudge resistant barrier
Simply use the oil free Tattoo Camo Remover Tonic on a cotton pad to wipe off
• Depending on the colours of your tattoo artwork, building up several layers of the concealer could be necessary to cover up the tattoo
• Smooth concealer paste over tattoo and blend edges with a sponge
• If necessary add an additional layer by using your fingertips, dabbing the concealer over the tattoo
• When completely dry, apply setting powder with a makeup brush. Shake or blow off any excess.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure you are happy with the coverage of the concealer before applying the setting powder.
Once you put the setting powder on you CANNOT put more concealer over the top of the powder as it sets the concealer and will ball up and come off the skin.
Why not watch our video; 'How to Cover Up Birthmarks, Scars, Bruises, Veins and Tattoo's' HERE
Monday, 15 April 2013
I go wild for a natural, minimal makeup look. To me, women are the most beautiful when they allow their inner beauty to shine :)
The “no makeup” look is a favorite of mine, and one that has taken me many years to perfectly accomplish. Eyes, in particular, are brightened when they simply have a subtle flash of natural looking shine and shimmer. It’s all about that transparent glow, radiant texture - very even and natural.
For eyes that are naturally illuminated, look no further than my magical array of barely-there eye shadows!
These earthy, light tones and sparkling nudes add just the perfect amount of polish to your eyes, without being too heavy or dramatic. Ideal for daytime :)
On the matte/pearl side, the following shades are my top picks:
FREEDOM - an earthy nude shade has a beautiful pearl luster to naturally illuminate your eyes.
CARDAMOM - like the sands of the beach with pearl like effects.
MY PLACE - this sophisticated shade is a lovely deep taupe with beautiful brown undertones.
If you’re looking for an exciting dash of sparkly shimmer, the following shades are my top picks:
ALL SPICE - a soft neutral pink champagne laced with delicate white shimmer.
SPIRITUAL SHIMMER - a soft subtle white shimmers abound in this ever so wearable nude eye shadow.
JANE EYRE - a soft, demure pink beige with a hint of sparkle.
Just like with any eyeshadow, follow these simple application instructions for a look that is striking and glamorous.
1. Apply a sheer wash of eyeshadow to your crease, layering color should you prefer a bolder look.
2. Continue application to the outer corner and lower lashline.
Thursday, 11 April 2013
I thought that it would be a fun project to customize a makeup look for each fabulous age group that uses Everyday Minerals, and hopefully - depending on what age group you currently find yourself in - you can make good use of my suggestions!
For the fantastic ladies in their 40’s, this is for you.
You’ve enjoyed the self-discovery and exploration of your 20’s, the confidence and sassyness of your 30’s, and are now in your 40’s. I’m all for makeup looks that embrace warm metallics such as bronze and copper in this stage of life - they can warm up your skin tone and are as glamorous as they are elegant. These shades can be paired with everything from a chic cocktail dress for a night out to a casual ensemble of jeans and flats on the weekend... their versatility is truly remarkable. I leave it to you to rock these shades, my wonderful 40’s gals!
FINISHING DUST - This magical dust is a shine-fighter that can be extremely useful for those who develop oily skin in their 40’s. This translucent powder serves to set your makeup and get rid of excess shine.
EVERYDAY BRONZER - I don’t need to tell you that the prolonged sun exposure that you most likely experienced in your teens and 20’s was very damaging to your skin - in your 40’s, you know better. Fake it with this fab bronzer... it provides you with the appearance of a bronze goddess without the sun’s harmful rays!
ALL SMILES BLUSH - I love this rosy matte peach shade paired with any of the following metallic bronze/copper eye shadows!
I DO DECLARE EYE SHADOW - Like a steaming cup of cocoa on a cold day, this sparkling copper shade has rich dark brown hues that will warm up your eyes.
MIDNIGHT MYSTERY EYE SHADOW - Coppery deep undertones with splashes of gold.
FLOURISH EYE SHADOW - A blossoming bronze latticework of glistening shimmer.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Why use Everyday Mineral Makeup Brushes?
When applying mineral makeup, especially mineral makeup the quality of Everday Minerals, you are doing yourself and the makeup an injustice by using cheap makeup brushes. Everyday Minerals Makeup Brushes are made from Bamboo and the softest synthetic hair you have ever felt on your skin. By using these mineral makeup brushes you can achieve professional looks and apply beautiful flawless makeup, as well as knowing your makeup is being applied using the tools made to just for applying mineral makeup.
Cleaning your brushes is easy! Take your gentle shampoo and add water, lather and rinse with clean water. Push the bristles in one uniform direction and lay flat on a clean towel. Clean your brushes at night, that way they will be dry and ready to use in the morning.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
It’s a fact... every girl (me included!) wants to have glowing, naturally luminous skin. Unfortunately, due to things we can’t control like dirt in the air and free radicals, sometimes our skin looks less than stellar. Coming home after a long day and realizing your skin looks dull is just the worst!
That is why my Lucent Face Powders are so amazing... they can instantly brighten and transform your skin in no time. My Lucent Face Powders are some of the most popular EM products, and minimize shine as they illuminate your skin. Their light reflecting properties will give you a radiant glow in no time! Which shade is your fave?
We have Pearl Beige (a neutral shade perfect for those with Fair to Light skin) andNatural (a perfect shade for those with Light to Medium skin tones), in addition to Wet Sand (a neutral sprinkle of shimmer that can be used on all skin tones) and Dusty Miller (a very pale peachy pink with a hint of sparkle that can be used on all skin tones). One of the most popular is Viki’s Radiant Creation, which was created by an Everyday Minerals customer and is a beige shade with a hint of sparkly pink that is perfect for Light to Medium skin tones. Or, if you’re feeling tickled pink, try Light Pink - just as the name says, it’s a luminous soft pink face color with a subtle shimmer. To test out the colours why not try our Glow Kit
The key to my Lucent Face Powders is where to apply them to provide the maximum amount of WOW! Through my experience, the following “face places” are the best to naturally create glowing skin:
These places will give your face definition and a natural contour.
- Middle of forehead and temples
- Inner corners of eyes
- Along the center of nose and on the tip of the nose
- Along the cheekbones
- Along the jawline
Another fab product? My Luminizing Sunlight Powder.
This product provides less shimmer and more anti-shine qualities... it’s yellow based mineral formula also conceals the appearance of redness and gives added subtleties of sheen. It’s totally translucent and is perfect to set your makeup!
Do you have any luminous tips to share, ladies?
Friday, 18 May 2012
What is Tattoo Camo?
is specially formulated to completely mask your tattoo, creating the illusion it was never there. Tattoo Camo masks all colors of the tattoo and does not harm or fade the tattoo. Made and packaged in the USA.
Which shade is right for my skin tone?
Match Tattoo Camo shades to your skin tone, not to the colors of your tattoo. By using lighter and darker shades you create an invisible cover that masks your tattoo completely and looks absolutely natural.
Shades from light to dark
Why should I use different Tattoo Camo shades?
||- the lightest color.
|TC # 5
||- slightly more color.
|TC # 2
||- follows closely.
||- warm beige
|TC # 12
||- somewhat tanned.
|TC # 15
||- slightly more tanned.
||- walnut shell
|TC # 19
||- the most tanned.
||- almost cocoa
Using different shades enables you to make the cover lighter or darker, all according to the different nuances of your skin tone. You create a natural looking cover and nobody knows that there is a tattoo hiding under that cover!
How to apply Tattoo Camo?
Every Tattoo Camo Kit has an "Instructions" insert. These easy and simple to follow instructions make applying the concealer a hassle free procedure. After a quick application you are "Tattoo Free"!
Does it rub off?
Not with this easy smudge & rubbing off protection! And with just a few sprays of our Shield Spray
mist and you are set for the day!. (Avoid eyes and mouth). This also helps with protecting your clothes.
Is Tattoo Camo water & transpiration resistant?
Yes, it certainly is. Even swimming or bathing hardly effects it. Your tattoo will be covered the whole day. At the end of the day you simply wipe it off with our gentle, yet highly effective Remover Tonic
It does not harm or fade your tattoo.
What is Remover Tonic?
This oil-free tonic gently and effectively dissolves all traces of your Tattoo Camo concealer. Dampen a cotton pad with the Remover Tonic
and effortless wipe off the cover. All you are left with is a perfectly clean tattoo, with no oily residue.
- Non Allergenic
- Oil Free
- Fragrance Free
- Suitable for all Skin Types
Is Tattoo Camo only for tattoo coverage?
Tattoo Camo has also proven to provide excellent coverage for skin blemishes, scars, birthmarks, acne scars and old-age spots. For optimal satisfaction use a combination of lighter and darker shades. Watch our YouTube video link below to show you just how easy it is to cover birthmarks and blemishes with Tattoo Camo.
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Health and Beauty we are very proud to stock the Everyday Minerals
Products because they fit perfectly with our philosophy of trying to find the most natural organic products available on the market and bring them to you. The following is some information about the product and the founder Carina Menzies.
At Everyday Minerals, we are driven by the urge to help women feel beautiful by creating products that contain only the finest essential ingredients. Sustainability is our priority, as we are firmly committed to the goal of protecting and nurturing our natural resources. With a passionate diligence to positively impacting our environment, our high quality makeup and skincare is a reflection of our ideals. We practice local love, and source the finest natural ingredients from local farms while dreaming up our newest ultra-feminine shades. Our philosophy is that homemade gifts are always best - their personal touch brings that extra something special. This is why each and every one of our products is lovingly hand crafted, with a glamorous loyalty to preserving our beautiful planet. We are based in Austin, Texas and have achieved monumental strides in protecting our local wildlife habitats and the natural plants that grow within the Texas Hill Country. In fact, the amount of land under our preservation umbrella is growing by the day!
Bohemian at heart and eclectic by nature, the soul of Everyday Minerals is deeply rooted in the natural beauty of every woman. We are organic, vegan and eco-friendly, and specialize in an innovative collection of products with a spectrum of over 300 vibrant colors and shades that flatter virtually every skin tone. Innovation is an important ingredient in our recipe for success, as the constant desire to uphold a pioneering sense of creativity is what keeps our ideas and products fantastically fresh.
Born with an organic spirit, founder Carina Menzies believes that all-natural makeup products should not cost a fortune. Carina's goal is to empower every woman's inner beauty to shine by focusing on what women love most about makeup: effortless application, long lasting qualities, versatile shades, and most importantly, fun! With Everyday Minerals, women all around the world can access premium quality mineral makeup at an extremely affordable price. One of Carina's favorite things about running Everyday Minerals
is creating new colors, drawing inspiration from nature, art, fashion, and most importantly the vibrant and soulful women of the world. We are constantly evolving as new ideas blossom, and invite you to come along on this naturally beautiful journey with us!
Thursday, 05 January 2012
You know what I am talking about, it doesn't matter if I put my makeup on before I blow dry my hair or after I have done my hair; its hard to get my makeup on without it wanting to slide straight off my face particularly on those steamy hot humid days. I love living on the coast, but it's one of the down sides to living in this coastal environment!
Tip – What I have found helpful lately is after I have dried my hair, I press the cold air button (most hair driers have this) on my hair drier and blast my face and hair line with it. It not only feels great, it then makes sure your makeup sets if you did your make up first or if you apply your makeup after drying your hair you have cool skin to start with. The extra benefit is that it will also help your hair have a beautiful shine!
Try it out and let us know what you think?
Monday, 11 April 2011
Avril Lavigne and Pink frequently sport the punk makeup look. It's more about attitude!
While the punk style can often be about sporting grungy looks in a sophisticated way, punk makeup is anything but grungy. This makeup style isn't all about over-the-top eyeliner and glitter. As a matter of fact, it's about creating bold looks that are sure to grab anyone's attention. While it may seem easy to cake on the makeup and therefore create a punk look, it's quite the contrary. Punk makeup requires an excellent eye for colour and superb blending skills.
Things You'll Need:
Eye shadow base
Light eye shadow, Dark eye shadow
Medium-tone eye shadow
Bold coloured eye shadow
Black pencil eyeliner
Create a perfect palette. In order to have great-looking eye makeup, it's important to apply foundation and powder to even out your skin tone. Apply foundation and then touch up any imperfections with concealer. Apply a layer of powder to set the makeup.
Prep eye area. Apply an eye shadow base to your eyelid. You can use either a cream shadow, a cream concealer or a specialised product such as a MAC Paint Pots. Use your finger or a makeup brush to apply the base to your eyelids.
Highlight brow bone. Use an eye shadow brush to highlight your brow bone. You can use either a shimmery or matte colour. Popular colours include shimmery baby pinks, shimmery light golds and vanilla coloured mattes.
Apply the medium-tone eye shadow. Using an eye shadow brush, apply the medium tone eye shadow to your entire lid. You can use a medium-toned taupe, brown or Grey for this step.
Contour the eye. Using the darker coloured eye shadow, contour your eye. Apply the shadow to the crease, and if you have small eyes, take the eye shadow a little bit above the crease. Another option is to extend the crease colour past the socket of your eye. This will give you a much more dramatic look.
Add a pop of colour. If you prefer a smokey eye, you can skip this step and proceed on to Step 7. Choose a bright fuchsia, red, blue, purple or green. Lightly apply this colour just below your crease. Blend it thoroughly and repeat this step if you feel the colour isn't bold enough for you.
Apply eyeliner. Use your black eyeliner pencil to line both your upper and lower lash line. Make sure you smudge the eyeliner if you notice any harsh lines. Follow up with a coat of black mascara.
Apply lipstick or lip gloss. Depending on how bold of a look you want, you can either apply lipstick (as shown in the picture above) or lip gloss. A light pink or neutral coloured lip gloss also looks great with bold eye makeup.
Enjoy your new look!
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Cat eye makeup was made famous by such stars as Marilyn Monroe & Audrey Hepburn in the old classic Hollywood movies, and more recently by beauties such as Angelina Jolie & Kate Perry.
Applying eyeliner takes some concentration and a well-balanced hand. For beginners the easiest way is to start with an eyeliner pencil. Cat eye makeup is all about your eyeliner application and there are many variations to cat makeup. In order to avoid blotches when applying your cat eyes makeup, you will need to practice.
Our guide to cat eye makeup will help show you the correct way to apply your cat eye makeup.
Your cat eyes makeup look can range from sharp, thin and pointed, to fat, and smudgy. Taking this into account, there are a number of cat eye make up techniques also.
Traditional Cat Eye Makeup Look
For a traditional cat eye look;
You will need to use a sharp eyeliner pencil
begin by dotting along the root of the eyelashes starting at the inner eye and working your way out
you should follow the natural curve of the eye. Stop where your pupil ends and begin to subtly slant your eyeliner line upwards. You can carry this line as far as your like. Quarter of an inch is the most common
This method to cat eye makeup will give you a thin eyeliner line. If you would prefer a fatter line all you have to do is retrace your steps.
Once you have acquired confidence you can try using a liquid eyeliner and brush to create this cat eye look.
If you are looking to create a more translucent finish to your cat eye makeup you should use a shadow liner and brush.
You will need to press the shadow as you move it along your eyelash line. You will move your eyeliner brush in the same slanting upwards motion as you did with the eyeliner pencil
Smoky Cat Eye Makeup
Smoky cat eye makeup is another very popular cat eye make up technique. This look is easier than you think and listed below are the steps to guide you.
First of all to create this look you will need;
a black eyeliner pencil
a black eyeliner brush
an eye shadow brush
dark eye make up
an eyebrow pencil
and black mascara
Start by using your black eyeliner pencil
Draw a soft line from the corner of your eyelid to the end of your eyelash line
next, you will use your eye shadow brush to apply the dark eye shadow over the top of the smudged eyeliner line to create a smoky look
with your brush eyeliner, make a thick line on your top lid only. Make sure the line is thickest at the outer corner of the eye.
to finish this smoky cat eye makeup, you will use your eyebrow pencil to make your eyebrow curve more pronounced.
finally, apply thin coats of mascara, allowing the coats to dry in between applications.
By following these tips and guidelines, you are sure to create perfect cat eyes makeup.
Tip – When applying your foundation make sure to also apply it to your eyelids and lips as this will help your eye make up and lipstick to go on much smoother and will stay in place for longer.
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
To get this geisha look you'll want a gorgeous silk robe (try the Second Hand & Vintage Shops in your area). Cinch your waist with a contrasting silk sash and wear some dainty slippers. It's quiet a cheap dress up idea to achieve.
We have done a more modern version of Geisha Makeup, more "Memoirs of a Geisha" style than the traditional style.
If you have long hair you can do what we have done with Em in the picture above. Start by brushing your hair back off your face & tie in a pony tail on top of your head, then wrap your hair around to form a bun. We also used a soft foam form under the bun to lift it up a bit higher (you can get these from hair supply shops). If you have short hair you may be able to hire a Geisha wig from a Fancy Dress Shop or try looking on EBay as you may be able to pick up a cheap one online. If you look up pictures of Geisha Girls, a lot of them wore wigs anyway.
Next Secure some silk orchids in hair. We put some silk ribbon around the bun & then put the orchids in the hair to one side of the bun in your hair.
For the base makeup we used a white zinc based foundation, you can also mix cold cream with cornstarch to create the white foundation. You may need to add water for the perfect consistency. Cover even your brows. Powder your face with flour or talc powder.
Apply a black liquid or pencil liner mainly to top lids. Tradition Geishas do not wear mascara. But it will look very plain if you don't use mascara and if you have light coloured hair, black mascara would help with darkening your eyelashes so that the make-up looks correct. The only problem with using liquid eye liner is that it does require a bit of practice in applying before you can get it to look right. If you are having trouble applying it, try using a sharp black pencil eye liner as a guide, then paint the liquid eye liner over the top.
We also put a couple eye lash extensions on as well ( just can't help ourselves :)
Draw a brow over your own brow, but extend a little further we used a greg/black (charcoal) eyebrow pencil. Shade in the brow area with a base of pink or brown/copper coloured eyeshadow.
Cover lips with concealer and the white cornstarch mixture. Draw in a bow-lip with cherry red lip liner, making sure to go outside the lip as shown here. Colour in with red lipstick
Geishas themselves have almost plain white faces with just the hint of cherry blossom pink for contouring, but again we were looking for a more modern, stand out look, so we used a pink blush on the cheeks.