MakeSense Foundations: Smart Shades for Every Skin Tone

Let’s talk for a minute about the different levels of coverage that you can achieve with the SeneGence MakeSense foundations. A common misconception that I’m hearing a lot recently, is that all of the foundations and color correcting tinted moisturizers are waterproof and that is not exactly accurate. Don’t get me wrong, they are all LONG LASTING, but that doesn’t equate to all of them being waterproof.

Color Correcting Tinted Moisturizer

Enjoy sheer coverage, color correction benefits and skin protection in one easy step. With natural mint color blended in, it counteracts redness, signs of skin damage and blemishes. It protects with a mechanical shield and anti-aging ingredients, including SenePlex® Complex and fights free radicals with a formula ideal for acne-prone skin including,
 Arnica flower, a natural anti-inflammatory.

MakeSense Original Foundation
This is the true waterproof foundation! This long-lasting, oil-free liquid foundation can be used on any and all skin types and provides a mechanical shield equivalent to an SPF of 30 when applied after SeneDerm Daytime Moisturizer. Each shade can be used on a multitude of skin tones and adapts to your skin pigmentation. It’s actually quite remarkable, it can adjust by 2 shades darker or lighter than your skin color, so you don’t have to worry when selecting shades. I wear both Dewy and Beige Chiffon (just for reference). If you would like to watch my dorky, yet powerful testament to how waterproof it truly is, you can view here.

MakeSense Advanced Anti-Aging Foundation
This powerful, creamy foundation is water-resistant and full of protective ingredients that help prevent damage to your skin and shields it from environmental hazards. These foundations are blended with moisturizers, minerals and vitamins containing long-lasting color pigments that adjust to a wide range of skin tones, just like its predecessor. Like all anti-aging foundations, one of the main benefits is that it moisturizers your skin cells to keep them young and supple so if you’re prone to oily skin, this is not going to be the foundation for you. If you have combination skin, and tend to veer more on the dry side, this is a great option for you.

I use all 3 depending on the coverage needed that day. If I am going to the pool, or just out in the Oklahoma heat during the summer, 99.9% of the time I am wearing my original MakeSense foundation because I need it to stay in place and not budge! During a majority of the year however, I prefer to wear the Advanced Anti-Aging because in my mid-thirties I’m much more cognizant of my skincare needs and preventing and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. I also have combination skin, so I’m not bothered by extra moisturizer! On days that I literally have 3-5 minutes to get ready and don’t want to look like an extra on the Walking Dead, I wear my Color Correcting Tinted Moisturizer (“CCTM”). With all 3, I always wear the MakeSense Pearlizer or EyeLuminator (which is eye cream mixed with Pearlizer) because it creates an instant luminous and radiant glow. Just dabbing a touch under your tired eyes, makes a world of difference.

I’m an idiot savant when it comes to helping select shades (rather it be with foundation or lip colors) so please let me know if I can help pick one out for you, because I would love to!

 

XO,

P.S. Sorry I have been MIA, but that is the absolute greatest thing about being my own boss, I can  take a hiatus when needed. If you are interested in learining more about becommining a Lipsense distributor shoot me a message and I would be happy to answer any/all questions!

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Morphe Brushes -Monthly Subscription Box!





MorpheMe June Collection

OMG – I can barely contain my excitement (insert the jazz hand, excited emoji)!! I literally just now discovered LiveGlam and more importantly, their monthly Morphe Brush Subscription! Which ships out in 11 hours – so once I get my first box, I’ll let y’all know what I think!

Here are some deets: For $19.99 a month, with free shipping for US residents, each month you’ll get anywhere from 3-7 new Morphe brushes. Never the same brush twice. You can skip months, or cancel at any time. I’m a hoarder and product junkie, so my manta is that you can never have too much of anything, but I do think that at some point Adam would strongly suggest that I hold off…so I will prob skip (with serious FOMO) several months.

Here is a sneak peak of the 3 brushes I’ll be getting and how this professional makeup artist uses them. I’m just sure I’ll become a pro a no time! Totally joking, because if you didn’t see my Facebook Live video on the EBC page, go check it out for a good laugh, #hotmessexpress!

Also worth mentioning, they have a monthly Lipstick (you know I won’t be trying this, because duh, #LipSense4Life) and Nail Polish boxes too (I just might)!

Enjoy! And drop a line to let me know if you decide to join too and what you think of it! As soon as I get mine, y’all will be the first to hear about it!

XO,

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Summer Skin Essentials




As I sit here in bed, a prisoner to shoulder surgery recovery, with time on my hand (yes, singular); I’ve decided that working on some blog entries is the most productive use of my free time! Bonus for you, I’m on painkillers so this could be pretty entertaining (thank the Lord for Grammarly and spellcheck).

Up first in my beauty repertoire is Summer Skin Essentials for Gorgeous Glowing Skin. Below, find out the product deets of my fave daily/weekly skincare products for glowing, hydrated skin. I have mentioned before that I am a beauty product junkie and skincare snob, so rest assured these are the BEST, tried and true products.

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Deep conditioning sheet masks to restore dry, dehydrated skin.KARUNA HYDRATING+ FACE MASK ($8-$28) single-use, deep conditioning sheet masks to restore dry, dehydrated skin. This comforting mask is made out of 100 percent natural wood-pulp fiber, allowing pores to fully absorb essential nutrients and nourishing ingredients for ultimate hydration. The refreshing, oil-free formula contains a powerful blend of hyaluronic acid and peptides to renew, aloe vera and chamomile to hydrate, and Chinese licorice and vitamin B to detoxify. Research results: In a clinical test on 20 subjects, ages 18 to 60: – 40% increased hydration.

Mineral Peel faceO.R.G. SKINCARE MINERAL PEEL FACE  ($44) *if you were to purchase only ONE item from this post, this would be it* The first of its kind, O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Peel Face is a unique spray-on exfoliant that instantly removes dermal debris, dead skin, and pore impurities. Natural enzymes soften dead skin and stubborn makeup while natural extracts like milk thistle and licorice root brighten skin and diminish the appearance of dark spots, leaving skin radiant, clean, and healthy.

Brightening MaskBRIGHTENING MASK($75) A unique brightening mask that helps to hydrate, revitalize, nourish and condition complexions.  This sophisticated mask helps address the effects of glycation, such as mottled, yellowish and wrinkled skin, by combining our exclusive BMC Oligopeptide Anti-Aging Complex™ with stabilized vitamin C, glycolic and kojic acid to help brighten skin, refine its texture, improve its tone and elasticity and accelerate its natural cell turnover.  Results are a fresher, more invigorated complexion with a remarkable youthful glow.

Microderm Scrub for Face and BodyDAILY MICRO DERM SCRUB ($28) The daily micro derm scrub is a favorite stimulation product regardless of age or gender. This refreshing and invigorating sudsing citrus scrub will start your morning off great. Use the daily micro derm scrub in the shower on you face, neck, decollete, and arms for soft renewed skin. Botanically based, our daily micro derm scrub uses naturally renewable raw materials and never uses micro beads and is cruelty-free.

CLARISONIC MIA 2 WHITE SONIC SKIN CLEANSING SYSTEM ($169) 2 SPEED FACIAL SONIC CLEANSINGMia 2, enhanced with two speeds and the brand’s patented T-Timer which allows you to customize your skincare needs. Follow the T-Timer prompts while gently moving the brush head in small circular motions. CLARISONIC recommends spending 20 seconds on your forehead, 20 seconds on your nose and chin, 10 seconds on one cheek and 10 seconds on the other cheek. Its sonic technology gently yet deeply cleanses pores without abrasion or harsh chemicals, removing six times more makeup than manual cleansing so that products absorb better and your skin is more receptive to skincare ingredients. *I use my 3-1 Normal to Oily Daily Cleanser with the Radiance Brush head and my skin has never, ever looked better, no joke*  

CLARISONIC RADIANCE BRUSH HEAD ($27) Radiance Brush Head provides a gentle yCLARISONIC Radiance Brush Headet effective cleanse with extra-soft and plush bristles and rounded bristle tips.

 The following SeneGence products may be purchased directly from your’s truly. Holler at  me via email or send a direct message via Facebook and/or Instagram (Business or Personal). How bow dah contact options?! I told you I had some time…(Also look up that video if you want a laugh and have zero idea what I’m talking about.)

3-in-1 Normal to Oily Cleanser3-in-1 NORMAL TO OILY CLEANSER($30) This triple-action cleanser works to cleanse, tone and hydrate while helping to maintain skin’s moisture. Each formula is detergent- free and works to restore pH while effectively removing dirt, oil and bacteria. There are 4 skin types for treatment options: Dry, Normal to Dry, Normal to Oily, and Oily to Acne. Not sure which one you need? Here is a guide for you.

 

SeneGence Climate ControlCLIMATE CONTROL  ($30) Climate Control is hydration in the purest form. Made of the smallest molecular weight, this moisturizing spritz delivers pure SenePlex Complex, natural oils and beneficial ingredients for cellular repair to the skin at the deepest level. A unique delivery system separates the two key ingredients until shaken, combined and activated for use.  More on this gem here

IMG_2846COLOR CORRECTING TINTED MOISTURIZER ($45) Enjoy sheer coverage, color correction benefits and skin protection in one easy step. Swipe on this smooth cream with light to medium color coverage over moisturizer or under foundation, if more coverage is desired. It works to counteract redness and decrease sun and age spots.

MAKESENSE PEARLIZER (Original $50 – Advanced Anti-Aging $60) Original MakeSense Pearlizer adds a luminous and radiant glowing finish. Mix with your favorite MakeSense Foundation shade or lightly layer after makeup application with a brush. Advanced Anti-Aging MakeSense Foundation Pearlizer enjoy the luminous finish of original Pearlizer with additional anti-aging moisturizers, minerals and vitamins.

Read more about these fab must haves for GORGE skin here and here and another here

Enjoy and please let me know if you have other fave products in your beauty arsenal that are your go-to, must-have products that I need to try!

XO,

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