Posted by Laura on Jun 21,2013
Hi Geller Girls!
As I always say, it is so important to highlight your best features!
I love to hear from GGs that I was the one who first introduced them to the wonders of highlighting and contouring properly. So here’s how to truly make the most of your features with a few simple tricks.
One of our most popular products is the classic Baked Highlighter with Double-Ended Face & Eye Applicator. This easy-to-use powder highlighter allows you to create dimension and brighten up your face with a lit-from-within glow!
The silky, low-glow French Vanilla shade casts a gentle highlight wherever you sweep it on. For more of a peachy shimmer, choose the Portofino shade. I’ve even introduced a NEW highlighter hue in my brand new Signature Superstars Collection: Golden Rose, a gorgeous shimmering soft pink.
The Double-Ended Face & Eye Applicator is perfect for applying any of my Baked Highlighters. With the smaller, sponge end of the applicator, apply the highlighter on the browbone, inner corner of the eye and dark, recessed areas you’d like to brighten. Gently blend the smooth powder with the pad of your ring finger. Next, sweep the larger end of the applicator over the forehead, cheekbones, nose and chin.
Use these tips to apply any of the Baked highlighters that are included in my palettes, such as my Customer Top Rated Eye Elements Baked Eyeshadow & Highlighter and my Baked Sculpting Bronzer.
Highlighting is my desert island essential when it comes to creating any look. No matter how little time you have, highlight to play up your favorite features and give your whole face a brighter appearance!
Posted by Laura on Jun 20,2013
I know finding the right shade of foundation and concealer can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! With the right products that are lightweight and blendable, you can achieve the perfect complexion.
The first step is determining the shade category for your skin. Here are some simple guidelines:
Porcelain: Very fair skin, burns easily, with pink undertones
Fair: Fair skin, burns easily, with neutral undertones
Medium: Medium skin with cool undertones
Tan: Olive to tan skin with yellow undertones
Deep: Olive to deep skinned women of color with yellow undertones
No matter your shade, choose a foundation that is lightweight and buildable.
My Take Cover Anti-Aging Foundation with SPF 20 is the perfect example. The airless pump delivers the right amount of product each time. Blend the lightweight formula with your fingertips, a make-up sponge or foundation brush for a flawless finish. It’s buildable, which means you can add a second layer in trouble areas for more coverage.
For a sheer tint of color, use my BB Cream All-In-One Skin Perfecting Beauty Balm. Optical brighteners instantly diffuse light and diminish the appearance of fine lines and blemishes while helping even out skin tone over time.
Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation is a unique creamy powder that can be used on its own or combined with your favorite primer or liquid base for a flawless finish. The luxuriously smooth and silky texture helps offset ruddiness, brightens sallow tones, and balances most complexions. When it comes to Baked powder foundations, it’s important to know how to properly use your brush. Paired with the Retractable Kabuki Brush, Balance-n-Brighten provides lightweight, skin-perfecting coverage. For fuller coverage, use a smaller brush (or retract your kabuki brush!) and target problem areas.
To combat blemishes and to create the perfect canvas for your make-up, you need a concealer that provides full coverage, without weighing you down. With all concealers, try to match your natural skin tone. Err on the lighter side if you are unsure, and blend fully.
My best-selling Real Deal Concealer is the ideal antidote to those flaws that have always plagued you--childhood scars, dark under-eye circles, even birthmarks. It provides serious coverage in a blendable formula that is oil-free and full of healthy vitamins. If you’re unsure what shade to choose, remember that most women are Light or Medium.
If you want versatile shade options in one palette, my Mix-n-Match Dream Creams Concealer & Highlighter is for you. Using your ring finger or a small brush, apply any of the creamy stripes of concealer to the under-eye area and dark, recessed parts of the face. Blend and layer on two or three colors to get the perfect shade any time of the year (darker for summer, lighter for fall). Dab highlighter over the concealer for luminosity, or use it on cheekbones, brow bones, center of the nose, and other areas you wish to highlight.
Whether or not you use concealer daily, pairing it with your perfect shade of foundation will give you a flawless face. Above all else, make sure the products you use are lightweight and blendable. Nothing looks (and feels!) worse than caked on creams and powders.
Finish off your flawless complexion with my Bronze-n-Brighten for a radiant, sun-kissed glow!
Posted by Laura on Jun 08,2010
I am always asked for quick and easy tips for one’s wedding day, so I thought I would document a few of them here. And these tips aren’t just for brides!
- Take care of beauty treatments, such as facials and waxing at least 2 weeks before the wedding. These can temporarily irritate the skin so please give your skin time to recover.
- Skin that “glows” is soft and complimentary to the camera, so experiment with a dewy complexion, but remember, dewy doesn’t equal oily.
- Waterproof mascara is a must! You never know who’s speech will bring you in tears. Waterproof eyeliner helps, too!
- Use a lipstick sealer to ensure that your lipstick lasts for hours. You can also apply loose powder on top for even better results.
- Let a friend or relative be responsible for holding your makeup essentials and making sure you are touched up periodically during the reception. Chances are, you probably won’t remember to check your own makeup throughout the night.
Follow these tips and you are certain to have a goof-proof night!
Speaking of goof-proof, tonight from 5 - 8PM I will be holding my “Meet the Masters” with Dermatologist, Dr. Doris Day and Barbara Hannah Grufferman, Author of New Book "The Best of Everything After 50." Stop by – I would love to meet you!
There’s a lot of fun going on and I hope you will join us!