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    30 posts, 12 voices, 972 views, started Nov 10, 2008

    Posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 by Dana Arcuri

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    • HELLO, BEAUTY QUEENS! NOW THAT YOU KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME AND HOW MUCH I LOVE THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY, PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND ONE OF YOUR “BIGGEST” BEAUTY CONCERNS. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

      HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY!

      DANA

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          Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • That makeup trick only works for very young and youthful skin!  Keep in mind, most models are YOUNG!!! For anyone that has fine lines, it is best to HYDRATE, use a minimal amount of powder and use a very hydrating concealer.
          Makeup Forever, which is found at www.makeupforever.com or www.sephora.com, has an excellent concealer that even camouflages bruises from cosmetic surgery!

          Here is some information about my favorite concealer from Makeup Forever:

          FULL COVER - Extreme Camouflage Cream
          Full Cover is perfect for concealing the most extreme flaws, such as scars, severe skin damage, beauty spots, depigmentation or birthmarks. It can even hide tattoos. Waterproof and long-lasting, it holds even under extreme conditions thanks to its perfectly stable formula. It evens the skin tone and camouflages imperfections for a long period of time.  

          Application
          After cleansing the skin, apply a non-oily moisturizing cream before applying the makeup:
          1. Using your fingers or a brush, lightly dab a small quantity of Full Cover onto the flaw to be concealed.
          2. Blend edges to avoid telltale lines.
          3. Set the cream by applying Super Matte Loose Powder #12 (Translucent Neutral) with a powder puff.
          4. Wait 2 minutes, then remove excess powder with a brush.

          Professional Tips:
          The choice of color is very important: Full Cover tends to darken as it dries, so it is essential to choose a color that is two shades lighter than the skin tone.



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • This is a great question because there are soooo many cosmetic companies that claim their eyeliner does not smudge, run or fade throughout the day.  Yet, the truth is, there are very few eyeliners that live up to their claim!

          Here are a few of my top picks of smudge-proof eyeliner:

          1.  MAKEUP FOREVER:  AQUA EYES - Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
          (Excellent selection of colors!!!)

          2.  DIOR:  Crayon Eyeliner - Waterproof (It comes with a
          one side eyeliner and the other side to soften or smudge.
          In addition, it comes with a pencil sharpner.)

          3.  PAULA‘S CHOICE:  Constant Color Gel Eye Liner
          (Excellent for humid, hot, sticky weather because it stays in place and does not budge!)



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          Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • I’m looking for a a good night cream for my eyes. They all say they reduce fine lines and wrinkles. I want one that really does!



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • My first choice of hydrating night cream is by Kinerase and it is called INTENSIVE EYE CREAM.  You can find this at www.kinerase.com, www.sephora.com or www.ulta.com.

          Here is information about the night cream for eyes:

          Kinerase Intensive Eye Cream is a highly emollient cream that adds moisture to the delicate skin around the eyes. Since it contains kinetin, which has been shown to improve the signs of skin aging, you’ll see younger looking skin in just a few weeks. Use P.M. and alternate with Under Eye Rescue in the A.M., or apply twice daily.

          My second choice is by Arbonne Cosmetics with NutriMinC and it is called CORRECTIVE EYE CREAM.  You can find this product at www.arbonne.com or through an Arbonne representative.  Here is information on this eye cream:

          Visible firming, moisturizing and corrective benefits that are so immediate, you won't believe your eyes! Reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, while beneficial RE9 elements are transported to protect and repair the delicate tissue around the eye.

          I recommend both of these eye creams as high quality products that get results!



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • No, the eyeliners listed up above are specifically used for both the bottom lash area and the eyelid area.  I have used all the products listed and I am very happy with them.  The eye gel by Paula’s Choice requires an eyeliner brush.  I recommend the eye gel for individuals who have a very steady hand to apply the product successfully.  Otherwise, the pencils by the other two cosmetic companies are very good choices that work just as well.



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          Yana Berlin wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • Vigirl,

          OLIVE OIL, I said it before and I’ll say it again.

          Good quality olive oil all over your face and neck half an hour before going to sleep so it penetrates through the skin and doesn’t end on your pillow.

          You’ll wake up with no wrinkles, lines, etc.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Yana, define Good quality of olive oil for me?  Costco extra virgin will do???



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          Kmarie wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • How about a good mascara? I have problems that it starts out great, but by the end of the day, evening really I have dark circle under my eyes, that will not irrate my eyes, I have a lot of allergies.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • another trick to help with eyeliner is to use eyeshadow as your liner.... you can either apply over liner for better staying power or use an eyeshadow base to help all eyemakeup adhere and last..... i usually use a base by gloMinerals, apply shadow then liner and if i want my liner to really pop i apply shadow over it to soften the hardness but really make my eyes stand out.....



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Great makeup trick, vikki89!

          thevintagediva, here is a video demonstration on false eyelash application:



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Learn how to apply false eyelashes when applying makeup for dark skin complexions with expert cosmetic tips in this free beauty video clip:



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • kmarie, I have experienced the same challenges with finding a smudge-free mascara.  My most favorite mascara for preventing black smudges underneath your eyes is by GUERLAIN
          and it is called “Le 2 de Guerlain Mascara.”  It is pricey and I normally do not spend this much on mascara, but this product works better than any other mascara, including the inexpensive ones!  

          Le 2 de Guerlain Mascara
          What it is:
          A duo-ended two brush mascara, so no lash is forgotten.

          What it is formulated to do:
          Breathtaking brush N.1 boosts volume, length, and curl in the blink of an eye and Mini brush N.2 goes to the limits, taking in every lash. Guerlain’s innovation are two brushes with amazing characteristics so no lash is forgotten. The first brush transforms eyelashes with a single stroke while it lengthens, curves and separates. The second, miniature brush is designed for the inner and outer corners and tilted seven degrees to reach and grab the smaller eyelashes and make them up easily without smudges or mistakes.

          What else you need to know:
          The overall effect is perfect, precise, and voluptuous while also being supple and sculpted. The eye looks bigger and wider; the gaze brilliant.

          NOT EVERYONE IS WILLING OR ABLE TO AFFORD A $34 MASCARA, SO HERE ARE OTHER OPTIONS:

          1.  Shiseido: The Makeup Distinguish Mascara -
          This accentuating mascara separates lashes and adds natural-looking fullness. The specially-designed wand coats and tapers each lash with elegant color and no clumping. Waterproof and smudge-resistant all day long. $22

          2.  Too Faced:  Lash Injection -
          This exclusive, 3D formula actually builds tubes around each lash. This ” Lash Injection ” has unique elastic polymers that curl, fatten, and stretch far beyond the natural lash. This adds extreme volume, curl and length for that costly lash extension look without any of the hassle, pain or commitment. . You will no longer see clumps and lumps - but long, gorgeous, fluttering, new and improved eyelashes.
          $8.50 (mini!) or $19.50  

          3.  Maybelline:  Define-A-Lash Waterproof Mascara -
          This zero clump mascara creates stunning length with clean definition.

              * Patented shaped-to-the-lash brush

              * Ophthalmologist tested, Contact lens safe

              * Waterproof; also available in washable formula
          $7.49



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          Vikki Hall wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • if you have a choice on the color of glue to use.... always go with black.... it creates the look of eyeliner.... it doesn’t matter if you are blonde or burnette......



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          Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • I’m going to try the olive oil tonight!



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Vigirl, feel free to let our group know how you liked using the olive oil and provide some feedback!



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Vikki89, where do you usually purchase the black glue to apply false eyelashes and how much does it cost?  Thanks!



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • How to Apply False Eyelashes:

          Long eyelashes can make eyes look bigger, fuller and more inviting, but not all of us are blessed with sky-high lashes. Thankfully, modern civilization invented false eyelashes, which come in various styles, colors, and sizes. If you learn how to put them on correctly, no one will ever guess that they‘re not yours.  

             1. Trim the lashes.

                    *

                      If the lash is wider than your eye, trim one side of it lash by lash.

                    *

                      Optionally, trim the individual lashes to make them look more natural. They should be longer towards the outer corner of the eye, and the lash length should vary slightly.

             2.

                Squeeze eyelash glue onto the back of your hand and run the eyelash along it. Blow softly from edge to edge to make the glue a little less runny to apply your lashes.

             3.

                Pick the lashes up with tweezers and bring it as close to your natural lash line as possible.

             4.

                Press from end to end and hold until the glue dries (30 seconds to a minute, or sometimes less depending upon the adhesive). This allows the glue to set so that when you lift your fingertips from it, the lashes won’t come along for the ride

             5.

                Apply mascara while pressing your finger behind the fake lashes. This will bond the false lashes with yours.(It may be beneficial to use an eyelash curler before applying mascara)

             6.

                Fill any gaps between the false lashes and your natural lash line with eyeliner.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • there should be a sally beauty supply in just about every neighborhood.... you don’t have to be licensed to buy most of the stuff they sell....when I wear false lashes I also get them from sallys and I usually do a blend of the short and medium individual lashes....so much more natural looking... also when I’m applying lashes I usually skip my eye cream for the day....
          I would love to hear any other tips that work... also i would like to know how the olive oil works... i did hear that it works great on stretch marks....
          also it is a worthy investment to visit an esthetician at least twice a year so they can help adjust your skincare routine.....
          Thx GodsGlamourGirl for starting this group.....



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • You are very welcome, vikki89!  Feel free to provide beauty tips and tricks as well as suggestions on what beauty products work best with you.  This group is open to all beauty idea’s and discussions about hair, skin, cosmetics and anything pertaining to improving our appearance.  With your beauty background in education, vikki89, I welcome all of your expert
          knowledge! (smile!)



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          Dana Hall wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Wow! All the answers in one place!
          I’ve already found the answer to my one burning question.

          Thanks,
          Dana



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Hey, Dana, thanks for joining our group!  I am glad you have some answers to your questions!



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Yes, MAC is part of my collection of shadows, lipsticks and liners!  Another great cosmetic company!



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