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Did you know that changing your make-up with the seasons is an excellent idea? Here’squick guide on how to do your make-up all year round.

Let me ask you a question, “are you still wearing the same make-up colours that you wore this Fall? Like the colours change season to season, so can your make-up, especially our foundation. We tend to get darker in summer and lighter in the Winter. So having a make-up wardrobe is something to think about. This doesn’t mean that you have to spend lots of money on this, but it is an excellent goal to have.

Having a neutral pallet is a must; I also recommend softer colours for Spring and deeper colours into Summer and Fall. When choosing colours seasonally, just go with the colours of nature, and that should make it easier. There are great pinks, deep purples and incredible blues, not to mention oranges, greens etc., to check out as well. Play up your eyes with these shades.

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There are great new mascaras that make eyelashes longer and thicker. So the look of false lashes can be obtained, creating that open eye look. But, like me, I often find it frustrating to put false lashes on. I recommend trying a duel mascara with a primer and then the colour. The primer adds length and thickness, and then the colour enhances the lashes; one end fortifies and lengthens the lashes and the other end coats the lashes with lush colour. The second recommendation to try is the magnetic liner and strips, they work well, and you can take them off at night. . These definitely works that way for me.

I invite you to try DivaGlam Cosmetics foundations. They have mineral pressed and loose powder, jojoba liquid foundation, and HD foundations that give you that airbrushed finish. Specializing in colours for ethnic women. And the best part, it offers flawless buildable coverage.

To blush for this season, try a mixture of pink and peach for lighter complexions, peach and bronze for medium skin tones, and bronzer with golden, blue and red undertones for darker skin tones. Try mixing the shades you have and see how it works for you.

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Full face make-up is unnecessary anymore (no matter your age). And in the summer, who wants full make-up on their face? So instead, use a tinted moisturizer rather than a regular foundation. Also, foundation applied to your t-zone is acceptable and adding a sheer powder over the entire face will do very nicely. This will help even out your skin tone and set your foundation.

As far as fragrance goes, keep your summer fragrance light and fresh. A cologne or toilet water spray with some new aromatherapy scents is perfect. Of course, you can always go back to your regular or a heavier perfume in Winter. Overall, just think light, airy, sunny, and you can’t go wrong with less make-up in the summer.

Remember, “less is more”, especially as you get older. So take what you see in magazines and on tv or youtube and make it your own. Those looks are only guidelines for you to use. If you remember this, then you will always be a make-up DIVA.

b’HUE-tifuly yours,

Me’Shel

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“DivaGlam Cosmetics was created to make women feel and look good. It is an outward expression of an inward transformation, one which I see every time I help a woman to achieve her look.”….Me’Shel

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Beauty is an outward expression of an inward condition…..Me’Shel http://www.paisleyhearts57.com

Mechelle sent me a few items to test out and I’m happy to say that this stuff rocks.  Not only is the quality exceptional, but she absolutely nailed every color she sent me.  I couldn’t be happier, if I had been the one personally choosing the items! Wow!  Plus, they came beautifully wrapped in purple tissue paper with a hand-written welcome card from Mechelle. 

1)  The first item is a full size, loose,  mineral foundation with SPF 15 in the shade “FAIR.”

“Minerals combine with antioxidants to provide flawless coverage while protecting skin from the sun.”  Excerpt From Bottom of Foundation Jar

This foundation provides easy, medium coverage and is a perfect match for my pale, winter shade.  The finish is not quite matte, but not glowy, either — rather, it’s a very soft, satiny look.  I’ve been using a synthetic hair, flat-top, kabuki style brush (like this) and application is a breeze.

2)   The second item is a gorgeous Healthy Lipstick in a shade called Mousse.  I absolutely love a deep, vampy lip and this stunning red-brown fits the bill.  Notwithstanding the delicious hue, Mousse also contains nourishing ingredients like sweet almond oil, shea butter, avocado oil, grape seed extract and green tea extract.  Healthy & hot lips, much?

The lipstick packaging is fantastic — the texture is rubberized, similar to Nars’ packaging.
The top of the lipstick lid is actually a tiny window, so you can see the lipstick shade without having to look for names on the bottom or frantically tearing open lids in the middle of a manic morning.
This chocolate shade is dreamy and completely buildable, if you want to deepen it, which you’ll see I did in the pix to follow.
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3) Mineral Gems in a shade simply called “Gold.”  This loose pigment has three ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide and iron oxide.  Doesn’t get any purer than that, folks.  The hue is a saturated, complex, shimmery,  medium gold.  I like to use a lot of golds in the summer . . .  looks so bronzed-beachy.  This one’s fantastic.  It comes in a transparent, hexagon-shaped container with a sifter and a silver lid.

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4)  The final item is a pressed pigment called “Chain Link.”  Deep grey with multi-colored sparkles, this shade was made for the smoky eye, which I sport frequently.  These gunmetal hues often lean to the blue side on me (which I adore) and this one is no different.

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Chain Link Mineral Eye
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So, this weekend, we’re celebrating Love Muffin’s birthday and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to get all hotted-up and party hard in thanks for another year of togetherness.  I prefer to celebrate birthdays and such in week-long jaunts, rather than just one measly day, so I’ve been experimenting with some potential dance/party/laugh/cry/rejoice looks for the coming days.

 Below is a bold lip possibility and afterward are a mix of pix where I digitally and artistically played with the color and light.  Enjoy!

(Note: in all of the pix below, I’m wearing the following DivaGlam products: Fair foundation, Mousse lipstick and Chain Link eye shadow.)

This shot shows a good color-representation of the lipstick, Mousse, with a Buxom lipgloss on top for shine.
Here you can see the eye shadow, Chain Link. On the inner corners is a cream shadow called Intergalactic. They make a pretty mix.

~^~  Katie ~^~

“Behold, the winter is past . . . ”  Song of Songs 2:11  <><

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Me’Shel

Hello! I’m an entrepreneur wealth builder, CEO/Visionary for growing sustainable revenue streams of income.