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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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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Instant Smokey Eye – Beauty Hack





If you know me well, then you know that before my husband and I got married I warned him that there were two things that I would forever splurge on without regret: jeans and beauty/skincare products. I bet he regrets that now (bwahahaha). But seriously, all kidding aside I wish I had thrown in a designer bag/shoe clause.

One of my favorite makeup artists Claudio Riaz, has this amazing set of “Instant Look” brushes. They are worth every penny. You will find naysayers online, but I’m betting that they didn’t have this splurging convo with their spouse beforehand. Regardless, I adore the “Instant Smoke Eye” brush, but I will agree that the price is a little steep at $95. Which can be purchased from Barney’s here. But, watch this quick (20ish second) demo: 

I digress, but I was looking for more cost-effective brushes to try to mimic this one, (which I am still going to purchase and try some of these others out) but I had an “ah-ha” moment when I was getting ready for bed. My favorite nighttime skin routine product is the Collagen Night Pak (deets below); which just so happens to include an application brush that is pretty similar to Instant Smoke Eye! Bingo-Bango-Bongo!Download-3

So I tried it out and, boom! Works just as well. I am not going to lie and tell you that I liked it more than the original, but the included SeneGence application brush is a higher quality than the other alternative options I was looking at, and as an added bonus, it comes with the best skincare product that has ever graced my vanity (yes I previously used La Mer, amongst others…and this is my favorite EVENING product, hands-down)! So for $85, you can get both this kickass product and a brush to provide an instant smokey eye. So allow me to bore you with my attempt at a tutorial. I had my daughter home with me for half the week, so I had some time on my hands…or eyes. I also might or might not be enjoying a cocktail as well speak.

I currently have 5 in stock and ready to ship ($85+ Shipping) shoot me an email here to claim yours! Also, I still have some of these adorable canvas makeup bags (your choice) as a free gift with purchase!

p.s. this might come as a complete shocker, but this is actually my favorite SeneGence product…over LipSense! #nojoke #thankmelater

Summer Special





I’m getting SO excited about Summer approaching, which is slightly funny given the fact that I am going to be recovering from shoulder surgery, but none-the-less I love the season! I’m all about lake and beach trips, lounging by the pool, cookouts, etc. It’s also my birthday and my hubby’s too, in July. But enough of my rambling…I was going to wait until Memorial Day weekend to break these bad boys out, but I got them in the mail Saturday and I just can’t wait!

While supplies last ( but don’t worry I ordered over 40) with every purchase of $50+, you will have the option of choosing one of these ADORABLE makeup pouches! My personal fave is a toss-up between “Wing It. Life Eyeliner. Everything.” and “Confidence Level: Selfie With No Filter”.

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Also, I threw together some deals and packages to make gift giving a cinch (if you do want to get me a b-day present)! Kidding, but seriously Mother’s Day is approaching, as is wedding season, etc. and not to mention that all of these products are in such a high demand they are temporarily out-of-stock (literally every. single. one.) So get it gurl! Also, items can be mixed and matched…I’m just throwing out some ideas but all products can be purchased individually. I will update this post later this afternoon to include all of my current in-stock LipSense color options, but in the meantime feel free to reach out and drop me a line to inquire about available LipSense and ShadowSense colors, or to purchase email me here.

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SeneGence Makeup Routine: UPDATED




Still learning the in-and-outs of my Mac so this is most certainly not a great video by any means, but I have spent more time than I would like to admit on this, that I’m just going to throw this out into the interwebs regardless. So allow me to introduce to you to, “Part One” of my SeneGence Makeup Routine. The products used for my #basemakeup are: MakeSense Color Correcting Tinted Moisturizer (Medium); MakeSense Original Foundation (Beige Chiffon); MakeSense Foundation (Pearlizer); and the most versatile product (IMO) that SeneGence offers, ShadowSense, which can be used as a concealer, highlighter, brow definer/filler, eyeshadow and eyeliner.

Stay tuned for “Part Two” which will include a finalized eye look (mascara) and LipSense. Don’t know how I managed to delete that part of my routine, but I did. I know, I’m sure you’re just dying and waiting on the edge of your seats for this (please pick up on the sarcasm here) but I’ll post the rest of my “tutorial” another day. Can’t make any promises that the video quality will be better, but I can guarantee more sarcasm will be headed your way.

UPDATE: Still not super tech-savvy, but here is my newest video of the full routine 😉

12 Essential Beauty Products for Traveling




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Whoop, whoop! SeneGence recently had 3 out of the “12 Essential Beauty Products Every Woman Needs While Traveling” featured in the Huffington Post. You can read the full article here.

EyeLuminatorFirst up on the roster is our EyeLuminator, which provides your tired eyes with an instant revitalized look. This gem of a product retails at $55 and will last MONTHS. The EyeLuminator is an anti-aging and highlighting creme features a rich blend of SenePlex Complex, natural jojoba, avocado and sweet almond oils and vitamins A & E for protection to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and nourish the sensitive area around the eyes. According to the articles’ author, Miranda Allfrey, “I recommend it because it works like a charm on my droopy eyes. It is a staple in my purse for a quick revitalization. Secretly, you could get away with a swipe of the Luminator under each eye, mascara, and a great moisturizer if your makeup bag was inaccessible”. Side Note: I personally adore this product because it is versatile! Not only does it serve as my eye cream, I also use this to highlight my brows and create my own brow-kit (paired with our BrowSense) and as an eyeshadow base to create a soft and beautiful, yet moisturizing glisten for alluring eyes. 

Climate ControlThe next featured product is the Climate Control. This is truly a miracle in a bottle, as it can serve many purposes of accelerated healing and cellular repair. 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. I recently due to a curling iron catastrophe, suffered borderline 3rd degree burns, and I attribute my quick healing to Climate Control. (And yes, I will post before and after pictures in another entry.) Climate Control also works wonders on my daughter’s eczema, and many swear by it for providing soothing relief to sunburns. Allfrey states that ” I use it after every flight. It nourishes my face and makes me feel alive and ready to greet whoever is waiting at my destination”. This retails for $60 and it too lasts months and is worth every penny!

Of course an absolute essential for traveling is obviously LipSense, as the color will remain intact and on-point well after you have reached your destination. Of course I could go on and on about how wonderful this product is, but I’ll let you hear it from an unbiased third partyLipSense-Starter Kit, “I’ve tried various types and colors, and I’ve found a favorite that does not kiss off or come off mid-flight. An all natural product that lasts all day and night for that matter is the perfect pairing for a conference, long flight, or all-day tour. Whatever the occasion, you’ll find a color to match. My favorite three? Bombshell, Plumeria, and Sand Gloss. I use a makeup concierge who picked my lip colors for a recent photo. She matches my skin tone and highlighted hair color I am sporting in that moment to send me the perfect color”. Side Note: I LOVE color matching, so if you’re looking for a color suggestion, I would love to help you out. Shoot me an email with your pic, or a hand swipe of your fave shade and I will find the perfect color (or colors) to compliment you or replace that fave shade with a long-lasting one. If you are new to LipSense, you will want to purchase a LipSense Collection, which retails for $55 and includes a color of your choice, the Glossy gloss and an Oops!Remover. If you already have the gloss, you can keep on adding to your collection! There are many glosses that you can experiment with as well to change up your look. I promise if you try this you will become hooked. If not, then have I mentioned that there is a 100% satisfaction guarantee? Well there is! So it’s a win-win for you my friends!

And I’m sure I have shared this video with before, but the proof is in the pudding (that’s a saying, right?) here is why I’m obsessed with this amazeballs product!

 

ShadowSense The Ultimate Long-Lasting Eyeshadow





Summer is right around the corner ( whoop, whoop!) and that means lots of pool/lake/beach time. If you’re like me, I prefer to wear makeup as opposed to an au naturel state and I’m so thrilled that these ShadowSense long-lasting eyeshadows came into my life and beauty arsenal. They (just like LipSense) are waterproof, rub-proof, smudge and budge-proof! They are $22 each and very versatile. I’m using the color Onyx in this demo, which I use as my eyeliner because before it dries (which when it does, it is  ON there) it is so easy to blend and create a gorgeous natural look or a dramatic look, just depending on what look you’re trying to achieve. Lots of women use these gorge shades to highlight their brows, fill in their eyebrows and some will even layer them with their LipSense shades to create a truly unique color option. They can also be used as a blush too! I just love me some multi-use products and this is definitely something you will want to add to your daily makeup routine. You can purchase directly here.

Below are product fliers, and at the very end of this post are images (thanks to my fellow SeneSisters) of some of the beautiful shades on real life people.

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