August 24, 08
I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately from women asking me if they can wear ‘shimmer’ after the age of 30? And, my answer to that question, is ABSOLUTELY!
Shimmer is used in cosmetics to help add a nice subtle glow to your makeup application – and there’s nothing I love more than a beautiful ‘glow’! So, here are some easy tips on how to add a little shimmer in your life at any age!
Make sure you’re using “shimmer” and not “glitter”. Glitter, is a great way to add sparkle to a look, but is primarily used by fun teenagers or in stage makeup to help reflect light. Shimmer is the more subdued relative, and can be worn by anyone.
Use a light hand – If you’re going for a natural look and using products with “shimmer” in it, you’re going to want to keep the intensity to a minimum. Always tap off the brush before applying it on your face and use a light hand.
Intensify it - If you’re looking to create a dramatic look – try layering it. Shimmer builds really well and looks amazing when layered!
To add radiance to your face, try highlighting the top of your cheek bones with some shimmer. My favourite product on the market is: Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick – It is by far the greatest way to add the perfect glow! The best part is that they come in a wide variety of shades – Beige, Bronze, Rose, Pink and Apricot - and can be used as a bronzer, blush and/or eyeshadow! Plus, they’re great for women of all ages! A Definite Must Have!!
I hope this helped you out!
And, don’t forget to Wake.up & Make.up!
August 21, 08
Earlier this Summer I was on Breakfast Television – Toronto – sharing some of my makeup tips and techniques.
I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at Breakfast Television and to Dina for a great interview! I had a wonderful time!
I’ve been getting a lot of questions from women asking me what eyeshadows I used to create the “custom made” lipgloss, and I wanted to introduce you to a wonderful company called – facefront cosmetics.
I have to say I absolutely LOVE their Paint Me Perfect – Eye Shadow Pigments. Not only are the quality of the pigments great – but they also have the perfect amount of shimmer! And, they make amazing lipgloss shades when combined with a clear lipgloss!
Plus, I have some great news! Facefront cosmetics is giving happiface viewers 20% off! All you have to do is enter the promotion code: sandygold20, and you’re good to go! It’s an international coupon and can be used anytime! Yippee!
August 20, 08
Do you have a passion for Makeup? Have you always wanted to become a Professional Makeup Artist? Do you aspire to learn makeup and hair techniques from the pro’s for Film and Television, Theatre, Special Effects and Airbrushing?
In just a few weeks, I will be one of the new teachers at the George Brown College’s, Yorkville School of Makeup and Esthetics here in Toronto, Ontario.
I’ve been getting a lot of emails from aspiring Makeup Artists asking me how to get started in the industry, and this is the perfect opportunity! I will be teaching a great course – Professional Makeup Artist 1 – starting in November – and if you’ve always dreamed of becoming a Makeup Artist and this sounds like something you might be interested in, please feel free to email me or call the school for more information: 416.920.4906.
However, if becoming a Professional Makeup Artist isn’t for you, but you still love the idea of makeup, we also offer non-certificate Personal Makeup Courses, which I will also be teaching starting in September. This course is perfect for anyone who’s looking to learn easy do-it-yourself makeup techniques on how to look and feel great each and everyday!
Please feel free to email me if you’re interested in this great opportunity!
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August 19, 08
Ladies, let me introduce you to one of my favourite products on the market: Lid-Care Towelettes. It’s the most gentle, non-irritating eye makeup remover I have ever tried. I first got introduced to this product when I got Laser eye surgery a few years ago. I remember the Doctor saying that I had to use extremely gentle cleansers on my eyes for the first little while after surgery, and that’s when he gave me Lid-Care. I have been hooked ever since.
My favourite, are the ones that come already pre-moistened and individually wrapped. They are super easy to use and excellent for traveling!! You never have to worry about your product spilling in your suitcase ever again!
It’s especially great for contact lens wearers and for people who have really sensitive eyes. You can find Lid-Care over the counter at most pharmacies like Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart, in the eye care section.
This is a definite Must Have, for everyday and/or for traveling!
August 14, 08
On those days when you don’t feel like wearing foundation, but you still want to even out your skin tone, try using a tinted moisturizer. My favourite product on the market hands down is Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer. It has the perfect amount of lightweight buildable coverage that leaves your skin looking and feeling flawless! And, if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, it also comes in oil-free, so it’s good for all skin types!
Also, try their NEW! Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20. It doesn’t have as much coverage as the original, but it’s like radiance in a bottle. A great way to add a beautiful glow!
And, don’t forget to wake.up & make.up!