Brightening Finishing Powder ($50): Yeah, this is expensive. And yeah, all those pastels look a little wacky, considering this isn’t an eye palette. But one swirl of a fluffy brush over the surface of this radiant powder, and your complexion will be transformed. You’ll go from tired, saggy, sallow, and blah to perky, bright, and luminous. Swear! It’s a miracle in a compact. Dust on a sheer veil after you’ve applied the rest of your makeup and watch your complexion light up. Also, the pressed powder is infused with a skin-brightening blend of Mulberry, Grape and Scutellaria extracts and Sodium Hyaluronate (which is like a moisture magnet) to keep skin fresh, glowy, and smooth.
#01 Silver Moon
#03 Ballet Pink
#22 Black Chocolate
#23 Gold Star Venus
High Shimmer Lip Gloss ($24): This is one of my favorite formulas of lip gloss, because the shimmer really does brighten up your whole complexion, without going anywhere near the realm of tacky. Available in 17 Shades.
Extra Soothing Balm ($58): A great first step toward getting a glowing complexion.
Sheer Color Cheek Tint ($26): Sheer Pink and Sheer Berry. I have raved about the Sheer Pink shade of this product for about three years, and then they stopped making it. I’m still squeezing bits out of my old push-up stick, savoring the last morsels. And now it’s back! Honestly, my favorite cream blush ever. It’s so dewy and glides on cheeks so smoothly…it’s a dream.
Retouching Powder Collection ($36): This multipurpose powder does pretty much anything you need it to. It can stand in as a blush or bronzer. It can be used for midday or after-work touch-ups to refresh your makeup. It can be mixed with moisturizer to make your skin look extra dewy (in a good way). It also minimizes redness, soothes and calms skin, brightens, evens tone and discolorations, minimizes the appearance of fine lines, and gives you an overall airbrushed look. In Yellow, Rose, Peach, White, and Brown.
White: Brightens and illuminates alabaster to light skin
Pink: Counteracts sallow undertones in alabaster to medium skin tones
Yellow: Tones down redness in extra light to medium skin tones
Peach: Warms up light skin tones. Evens out tanned and medium to dark skin tones
Rose: Gives light to deep skin tones in a healthy flush of color
Brown: Warms up dark and rich skin tones
Brow Pencil ($22): I am officially a broken record: brows can make you look totally polished and pulled-together, or like a hot mess. If you only have 30 seconds for makeup in the morning, perfect your skin and define and groom your brows! Pencil is the quickest, easiest way to fill in sparse spots, and you’ll be amazed at how fully it pulls your whole look together. The new shade Brunette will be a savior for you darker-haired ladies.
Tinted Eye Brightener ($30): Dark circles? Forget about ‘em! This magic wand will whisk them away in one swipe. This is the product you ladies battling dark circles (myself included) have been dreaming of! For an extra punch, layer it over Bobbi’s Corrector to look well-rested, healthy, and utterly luminous. Available in 10 shades (listed from lightest to darkest): Porcelain Bisque, Light Bisque, Bisque, Medium to Dark Bisque, Dark Bisque, Porcelain Peach (pictured), Light to Medium Peach, Peach, Dark Peach, and Deep Peach.
Have hyper-oily skin? Dr. Perricone’s Skin Clear supplement program works from the inside out to help improve skin’s clarity and texture, while providing toning benefits. The benefits are more than “skin deep;” this clear skin supplement also help to support a healthy immune system and provide antioxidant protection.
Benefits from Skin Clear Supplements:
The Perricone Skin Clear supplement has a multitude of benefits besides treating adult acne.
Watch below for an overview of the benefits from this skin clear supplement:
There are 3 sciences at work in the Skin Clear supplement program:
Anti-inflammation complex: minimizes redness and balances your body’s natural oil production.
Acne complex: increases cell metabolism, turnover, and radiance.
Omega 3 complex: balances hormonal system and minimizes monthly breakouts.
Key Sciences and Application
Key sciences in this skin clear supplement include:
B-Complex + Vitamin C
Evening Primrose Oil
Tocospan Vitamin E
Dr. Perricone recommends taking 1 packet daily in the morning.
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Join us February 6th at HOBI Studio’s monthly Power shoot, showcasing Atlanta’s finest Photographers, Models, Makeup Artists, Hair stylists, Designers and Stylists! Photographers will be working with stylists and models throughout our studios, creating innovative images within our pre selected theme. Guests will mix and mingle with all our industry professionals, while getting a rare up close experience of a professional photo shoot behind the scenes.
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Before choosing the best hair products for men you should be very careful and know which ones will work for you. The first hair product to choose should be your shampoo, which should match with your hair type. Note that the best hair products for men have the difference of premature baldness and healthy hair.
When you decide to get your mens grooming tips going on you should know pliable ones are best because they are cheaper than others in the long run. For many years the best hair product for men has been Grooming Compound; a great selection as you can put it on in the mornings and it will still be looking great in the evening when you go out.
Another men’s grooming tip is that you should get your hair cut at least once every four to six weeks so that you look the finest. How do modern men currently style their hair? What products are right for which one of the haircuts? What are the options for balding hair? Here we present the hair styling rules, which all men should know Men who visit the hair salon just once a year are rare these days. Nowadays, maintaining stylish hair is part of the daily routine just like keeping the body hair neat. You can successfully attend to your care routine if you use the following tips. Hair we go!
The Do’s and Don’ts of Men’s Hair:
Men used to restrict themselves to shampooing and blow-drying their hair. Today, men draw on almost unlimited resources. Whether your hair is short or long, whatever appeals to you goes. You can decide whether you want to wear an accurate form-cut like Jake Gyllenhaal or rather sport the tousled out-of-bed look of Johnny Depp. Also in fashion are the more feminine haircuts with longer fringes and fringed covering hair. You will be wearing your hair style in your work place as well. Dreadlocks, an Iroquois or punk haircut or hair styles with tribal or other motifs shaved into the hair are a matter of taste or no taste, whatever the case may be.
Hair Styling for Men: (Helpful Tools)
Aside from a hair dryer and comb, a man’s hair styling tools should also include a hair brush. Invest in a brush with natural bristles or a massage brush with rounded bristles, rubber or wood bristles. A flat iron may be useful for men as well. Be sure to buy a flat iron of good quality so that you won’t heat damage your hair and scalp. By the way, wildly growing eyebrow hairs should be plucked out using tweezers. You should regularly disinfect these tweezers with alcohol. A very small dab of wax or gel will keep the hair close to the skin.
Men need the proper products:
Short hair is best styled using gel. Gel gives short hair styles sufficient hold. Using the right amount of gel is very important. Porcupine quills and the concrete look are out of style right now
Wax or pomade is the right choice if you like your hair to fall softly. The products should also have a pleasant fragrance, Gel is not suitable for longer hair because it makes long hair rigid and hard to style.
Hair wax or styling crème helps to create a natural hair style. You should use hair spray with some caution after you have applied gel or wax to your hair. While the hair spray will provide hold, it can also make your hair appear bedraggled.
Balding Hair What to Do?
What are your options when your hair falls out? Many men have to deal with balding hair. Hair growth promoting treatments and hair transplants are possible solutions. However, the simple and cool way to deal with the loss of hair is a razor-short haircut or a bald head. Consult with your hair stylist before making your decision and don’t hesitate to ask your closest friends for feedback.
Stylish Facial Hair:
The opinions on beards are split. As a general rule, you should only grow a beard if you have enough facial hair. Meagre beards tend to look unattractive. Beards like the hair on the head are subject to trends. Three-day beards can be sexy but this is not (no longer) true for a thick bushy moustache. On the other hand, chin beards and full beards keep growing in popularity. You should not forget to take care of your facial hair. It needs to be washed at least every second day. Not all hair grows at the same speed and you should therefore trim your dry beard as needed. Wild scraggly beards are not in style at all. Special beard trimmers and electrical beard trimmers can be helpful tools for the care of your beard. The same tools are also useful to trim sideburns. Bushy mutton chops look good on only very few men. Most men look better with properly trimmed sideburns, which match the hair style and beard.
Unwanted Body Hair:
Body hair is useful but not pretty. Visible nose and ear hair can quickly result in a scruffy appearance. It is easy enough to remove them. Nose and ear hair trimmers pluck the unwanted hair out but this is a painful process. Special nose hair trimmers with rounded ends also take care of the problem. Special trimmers only cut the hair near the roots; they don’t completely remove the hair. This way, the important protective functions of the hair remain intact. Under no circumstances should you use depilatory creams in your nose and ears. These creams work well on legs, chest and back hair. In the nose and ears however they will irritate the sensitive mucous membranes.
My Men’s Products Picks:
Aveda has always positioned itself as a company which strives to create products that are botanically based and manufactured through environmentally friendly processes. Of course, As a Stylist myself i can appreciate when a company makes products that are as free of unnecessary chemicals as possible, but I’m equally concerned with performance. The Aveda Men Pure-formance line of products remain one of my FAVs!
SHAMPOO & CONDITION:
The three products I tested in this category were Pure-formance Shampoo, Pure-formance Conditioner, and Pure-formance Exfoliating Shampoo. Of all of the products, the shampoo stood out as my personal favorite.
Aveda Pure-formance Shampoo:
The shampoo has a very rich texture and did a fine job of cleaning my hair and scalp with no noticeable drying or itching. Many shampoos leave my scalp feeling oily, but this product rinsed away completely. My hair and scalp felt clean and refreshed. The scent was a bit strong and lingered longer than most other products, but that’s a minor complaint. This really is a great product.
Aveda Pure-formance Exfoliating Shampoo:
I must admit, I can be a bit harsh in my reviews of exfoliating products — I’m very particular — and I found this product to be mostly useless. As a shampoo it performed quite well, but the walnut shells and jojoba beads used to give the product its scrubbing ability were just too large and sparse to be effective. For exfoliating the scalp, I strongly prefer Menscience Microfine Face Scrub or HeadBlade Head Shed, which have small, dense scrubbing agents and are far more effective.
Aveda Pure-formance Conditioner:
Overall, I liked this product. It gave my hair a bit more shine and manageability and left my scalp feeling soothed and moisturized. In the bottle, the product has a pleasant smell, but once on the hair it developed a bit of a medicinal odor — a fairly common complaint I’ve heard with Aveda conditioners. The smell was not bad, but I did not find it as pleasant as the shampoo’s fragrance.
My Styling Picks:
The Aveda Men Pure-formance line offers some truly outstanding styling options. I’ve found each to be exceptionally good, but they do have the same strong fragrance as the rest of the line and may not appeal to everyone.
Aveda Pure-formance Grooming Clay:
This is my new favorite styling product! It offers exceptional pliable hold with a natural shine. It’s great for adding texture to the hair for today’s casual “lived in” styles. A small amount can also add a bit of thickness to fine hair as well.
Aveda Pure-formance Pomade:
This pomade adds strong, pliable hold and high shine and is perfect for controlling short to medium length hair. I have used a small bit of this product to add shine and separation to longer styles as well. Unlike most pomades, this one is water-based, so it rinses clean.
Aveda Pure-formance Grooming Cream:
For medium to longer hair, this product is great for providing a soft, natural looking control. The product is not sticky and lends itself well to the types of styles which invite you to run your fingers through the hair. I’ve found this product is most effective on hair that is already dry or just slightly damp.
Aveda Pure-formance Liquid Pomade:
For light to medium pliable control and high shine, this product can’t be beat. For long shags, it is great for taking out volume and giving a more lean appearance to the style. For guys with curly hair, this product is simply fantastic. It provides exceptional shine and helps add definition and separation to curly hair. I haven’t found anything quite like it on the market.
Redken for Men Maneuver Working Wax /Best for: Smooth Control and Natural Shine:
This product is my hands-down winner for versatile styling. The product gives you clean, pliable hold and leaves a smooth, natural finish. Not too shiny, not too flat. It’s perfect for messy, textured styles as well as smooth, professional looks. This one’s always on my bathroom counter.
American Crew Tea Tree Defining Paste /Best for: Separation and Texture:
This product is similar to Redken for Men Maneuver, but with a bit more of a matte finish. It provides a pliable hold and gives the hair structure and support for a thicker appearance. This is a great product for more casual, textured styles and, used sparingly, can thicken up fine hair.
Goldwell for Men Shaping Agent Best for: Fine Hair or Light Control:
This is a very light product that provides a bit of control without being too sticky. It gives a natural shine and is excellent for smoothing down fly-aways. For guys who think their hair looks better the day after a shampoo, this product is perfect. Goldwell for Men Shaping Agent is also a good option for guys with fine hair as it will not cause the hair to separate and expose scalp.
Matrix Men EnerGel Flexible Styling Gel /Best for: High Shine That Dries Stiff.
Admittedly, I’m not a fan of gel. I think hair should be moveable and touchable. For those who simply must have all-day firm control, a fixative gel is a good option. This Matrix Men product gives high hold and shine but contains ingredients that allow the hair to bend and not flake when touched (a problem with cheaper gels).
Men-U Grooming Wax:
Sometimes good things come in small packages. This super concentrated formula (it comes in a 2.5 ounce bottle perfect for travel) requires only a very small amount to achieve big looks. This product gives a good, versatile hold without being stiff and is suitable for blow drying. I was a bit skeptical at Men-U’s claim that you can get up to 80 applications from one bottle, but for a shorter style only one or two pumps is all you need.
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MAC Cosmetics started out as a Toronto-based company (woohoo Canada!) back in 1984- today MAC is probably one of the most well known and respected cosmetic companies in the world. There are several things that makes MAC Cosmetics my absolute #1 favorite brand- first off, almost all of their products are of superior, professional quality while still remaining at a *fairly* reasonable price (compared to other ‘professional’ and ‘high-end’ brand names); second, I love the MAC Viva Glam campaign to raise money to help further AIDS research and last but certainly not least, their MAC Pro division of the brand provides excellent products and discounts for professionals. I’m not a huge fan of the fact MAC comes out with SO MANY collections- I would much rather have 4-5 seasonal collections per year than 2-3 a month (well, my wallet would prefer it)
(My MAC Must Haves)
MAC Eyeshadow in Jest – This eyeshadow is beautiful all over the lid- it is quite similar to Stila Kitten and it goes on very smoothly. Brightens the whole eye and gives you a more rested look.
MAC Eyeshadow in Sable – My favorite crease color; it blends beautifully with lighter eyeshadows (like Jest) to give dimension, or you can use it all over for a tinted smokey eye.
MAC Eyehsadow in Blanc Type – The only MAC eyeshadow I’ve hit pan on so far- this is an ultra pigmented creamy white eyeshadow that I use daily for highlighting my browbone and shaping the outer corner.
MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon – I use carbon daily as an eyeliner or to set other eyeliners…a staple shade for everyone!
MAC Cream Color Base in Pearl – This highlighter is the perfect shade for light to medium skintones and allows you to put the glow exactly where you want it- cheekbones are best friends with this CCB.
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium – A long-time favorite setting powder…looks invisible, feels weightless and sets makeup beautifully. Some people like to use this product as a foundation as well.
MAC Lipstick in Creme d’Nude – My #1 favorite lipstick- the perfect nude lip in a tube. Just enough pink to make you look alive, but opaque enough to get that sexy, nude pout.
MAC Blush in Fleur Power – Whenever I look at the blushes at MAC, I always reach for this one first…I guess that is a good sign that it is my favorite! I just think its a gorgeous pink with a touch of coral and looks fabulous on every cheek I’ve ever seen it on.
MAC Lipglass in Underage – If you prefer nude lips by gloss, this will be your BFF. Enough opacity to cover lips but still glossy (and sticky- I love it because it makes the gloss long lasting, but some steer clear of it for this reason)
MAC Face & Body Foundation in C2 – A foundation unlike any others I’ve tried…water based and sheer, this foundation will give a completely natural look (no makeup detectable by eye!) with a gorgeous dewy finish.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW20 – My newest favorite…I can’t live without this concealer now! It covers dark circles beautifully but the icing on the cake is that it lasts all day, doesn’t crease and you don’t need to set it with powder. Amazing.
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