This might not come as a surprise, but regardless of the fact that I am a total Type B personality, I’m also slightly OCD with having things even and matching. Some (much trendier people than myself) can pull off the contrasting color look, but I’m just not as cool. Also, I do think that matching your lipstick to elements of your outfit can add a powerful punch!
I have lots of updates and changes that I need to make on this site, as some info is outdated and there are many pages currently in progress, but eventually, the Looks to Love page will house various looks for outfit inspiration! But for now, here are a few of my fave new-ish purchases.
APPLE CIDER Tassel earrings in ‘blush’ from Baublebar($32)
PARTY PINK I’m not going to lie, Party Pink has been my kinda party-until now! I got these amazeball, pom-pom earrings in ‘Hot Pink’ from Baublebar($32) apparently they’re sold out, but you can get on the waitlist! Or there is this other great pair, here.
More to come, my fellow lipstick loving, friends!
P.S. How beautiful are those lip pics from fellow senesister (she’s on Insta as @perpetualpucker)?! and since I occasionally wear my advertising/marketing hat and have a slight obsession with matching Pantone colors, I added the matching Pantone shade (yes, I’m a dork) but I wanted to thank Candi, for sharing her pics with us!
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”.
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.
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.
First 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.
The 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. 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 obviouslyLipSense, 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 party, “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 aLipSense 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!
I absolutely loathe making videos where I have to speak because I find my voice beyond annoying! However, I personally enjoy watching videos of my friends when they are either demonstrating products or showcasing their work. So for my sweet friends, family and customers who have purchased LipSense, here is my application video. It is most certainly not perfect, and yes, I do think my voice is slightly annoying; and yes I am also aware that I have a mouth like a horse. But if anything the takeaway is that you must apply 3 THIN layers (do not cake them on) in the same direction each time, after letting the prior coat dry!
According to research released by Google , flowers are no longer the go-to gift for moms. Millennial moms are looking forward to a chance to rest, while moms ages 35 and up would love a meal with their family. Now, I know what my hubby is going to be getting me because I have dropped many subtle hints about needing a staycation sans my two rugrats so I can catch up on some R&R (Rest and RHOBH). I can’t promise that everyone will get the much needed rest they deserve, but I can promise some gifts that will help you fake it tell you make it! Up first on my must-have-list of gifts for mom is the MakeSense Pearlizer. This amazeballs product will help you create a gorgeous, dewey look making you appear radiant and well-rested (no one will ever be able to tell you got at best 4 hours of zzz’s). You can apply by itself, mix with a foundation of your choice or use it as a
highlighter for easy contouring. This “smart” makeup adapts to your skin’s pigmentation, and contains anti-aging protection from SenePlex Complex, which you can read more about it’s unique properties here. For $50 this is a great gift that any momma would love!
Up next for faking a well-rested look is Instantly Ageless by Jeunesse. This has been coin
ed “Botox in a Box” because in under 2 minutes you can see it instantly lift and remove puffy under-eye bags. It also smooths deep forehead wrinkles. Although, this is just a temporary effect (it lasts 4-8 hours after applying) it is still nothing short of amazing. It’s a little pricier at $75 (1 box of 50 sachets) but mom will definitely thank you for this tool to add to her beauty arsenal. Also, it’s a great gift for new moms who are basically operating on fumes. You can purchase here.
Of course a LipSense collection is always a great gift because who doesn’t love long-lasting lip color? The collection is $55 and includes a lip color of your choice, a Glossy gloss and the Oops! Remover. If mom already has a gloss, then check out one of the gorgeous new Parisian shades Rose All Day & Violette (which is sold out but I have 3 for grabs, so email me if interested) for $25. If you still can’t narrow it down try one of the top 10 selling LipSense shades from 2015: 1) Sheer Berry; 2) Bombshell; 3) Praline Rose; 4) Blu Red; 5) Fire ‘N Ice;
6) Caramel Apple; 7) Pink Champagne; 8) Roseberry; 9) Fly Girl; 10)First Love
My newish favorite mascara is Moodstruck 3D Mascara from
Younique. I don’t sell this, but I purchase mine from here. It’s like painting on false lashes, amazing! It’s not waterproof, but it is pretty long-lasting. For $29 it’s a great buy!
If you are in the OKC metro area and you haven’t been to Radian, I highly suggest booking mom (or yourself) a relaxing facial or even better a spa-day. Check out their website and list of services here. This is the most posh and state-of-the-art medical spa in Oklahoma. The staff is incredible and their building is absolutely gorgeous, totally Pin-worty decor.
I love when Elle shares great makeup tips from artists who are behind-the-scenes and responsible for creating looks to covet. Whether you like them or not (which I happen to love them) the Kardashian sisters have taken over Instagram with their beautiful faces and Elle has shared their secret for these glamorous selfies, his name is Ariel Tejada. Read the full story on Elle.com, here.
He shares his top 9 tips for achieving “the perfect glow, impeccable skin, and, of course, bombshell lips”. Obviously this is right up my alley with SeneGence and LipSense. Here are his tips and my suggestions for achieving this with our incredible (let me reiterate this again, long-lasting) products that truly are nothing short of amazing.
Illuminate Everything: “I love a good glow. Recently, that’s what I’ve been addicted to: making the skin look really fresh and glowy, yet still glam.” His tip is to use a liquid or cream highlighter on top of foundation but prior to finishing with powder. He suggested putting it on the high point of the cheeks, bridge of the nose and right at the center of the chin; blend, set and then apply powder. Ladies, let me introduce to your new BFF, MakeSense Pearlizer. It creates the perfect dewy glow. I was hesitant about using it at first because I didn’t want to appear oily. I’m so happy that I decided to give it a shot, because I now can’t live without it. I wear it daily and it is th
e only thing that keeps this tired momma looking alive and not like I should be cast on the Walking Dead. The Pearlizer can be used with any foundation, it doesn’t have to be used with our other MakeSense foundations (but they are amazing as well). You can purchase this must-have-tool for your beauty arsenal, here.
Eyeshadow can reshape your eyes: His signature eye look is achieved by using natural, bronze-y, warm-brown eyeshadows. To make more of an almond shape darken the outer part of your eyes, and for a rounded doe-eyed look using a dark shade around your eye shape to round it out. My top pick and go-to tools to achieve this look are the ShadowSense creme to powder eyeshadows from SeneGence. They are $22 each and versatile. I use mine to highlight my brows and as my eyeliner. They last all day af
ter they have set to powder and are water-proof and smudge-proof. Which is essential in the summer here is OK with 3 digit temps! My colors of choice are: Sandstone Pearl as the highlighter, Moca Java for the lid, and Smoked Topaz for accent and blending. I use Smoked Topaz for a day liner on days I’m trying to achieve a natural look, but I love to use Black Onyx as my eyeliner. It creates the perfect dramatic eye.
Here are the steps I take with these beautiful shades. Using Black Onyx as my eyeliner. This is such a popular color that it is currently on backorder, but will be coming back in stock soon!
3. Bombshell Lips: Tejada’s advice is to purchase a gloss because it livens up your look. He’s clearly a fan of Kylie’s line, which is sold out. But have no fear, we have played around with our color combos to come up with the perfect dupes for her shades. Here are some options that I have come up with utilizing our long-lasting colors.
Kylie is known for the matte lip, so I topped all these combos with our matte gloss, but I’m with Tejada, I like a glossy look so I go for the Glossy Gloss most days. Purchase the colors here and the glosses, here.
With the recent decline is the price of oil, energy industry dominated states are feeling the pangs of recession. Recent job losses are a scary reality to many of my fellow Okies. But perhaps there could be a silver lining for those who are looking for new business opportunities. Cosmetics have continued to be a recession-proof industry and there have been many studies over what economic experts are calling “The Lipstick Effect”. Mary Kay and Avon have dominated the direct sales market for decades, but there is still lots of growth to be anticipated with a (relatively) new company SeneGence. Perhaps you’re familiar with their top selling premiere product LipSense? If you are interested in finding out more about a new career path please read more about that opportunity here.
The holy grail of style trends has arrived, InStyle Magazine, and the fashion gods have spoken…wine lips are the color for the 2015 Holiday Season. So go ahead and indulge with one of the LipSense long-lasting wine-colored shades. They are perfect for holiday soirees and Christmas cocktail parties because they last 18 hours and will not rub off on your glass (or date)! Cheers!
What Your Signature Shade Says About You
Whether you realize it or not, the lipstick color that you’ve chosen is sending people a message about you that you may or may not be aware of. According to a recent study conducted by the CoverGirl parent company, Proctor & Gamble, changing it up can be helpful. In their recent study conducted among 2,375 subjects, the researchers presented the participants with images of nine women, wearing six different shades of lip color. The participants then made assumptions of the women’s personalities, rating attributes like how creative, reliable and professional they seemed, based on the shade they were wearing.
Based on their assumptions and the color-meaning behind the shades, here are some suggestions on the colors that you should consider wearing to accurately portray your message:
Workday/Everyday: The office is a conservative place, so you should choose colors that are close to your natural hue. Wearing a nude shade conveys that you are collaborative, caring and open. According to expert Karen Pine, style psychologist and author of Mind What You Wear, The Psychology of Fashion, “You want to be taken seriously, have nothing to hide and a lot to give. There’s a vulnerability and sensitivity to your approach.”
Important Meeting/Power Shade: Choosing a plum shade can make you come off as strong and confident, yet still approachable. This color portrays a unique combination of power and warmth. Burgundy shades tend to reflect the same connotation, that you have a strong and decisive character, but not so strong that you appear unapproachable. Another winning color approach, is a Brick Red; this color represents that you are earthy, warm, strong, sturdy and established. Again, another option to convey your strong character, yet still manage to maintain approach-ability.
Family Get-Togethers: Pink is the way to go with a family gathering or when meeting people for the first time, as its commonly associated with being fun-loving and sociable. You’ll want to stick to a lighter shade of pink, which portrays the characteristics of being soft, innocent and sweet. This is most definitely the go-to-color when meeting your beau’s fam for the first time. Steer clear of the bright pink shades since they are associated with “power” and can make you come off as seductive. (Not a problem for a night out, but not what you want for family friendly events.)
Girls’ Night Out/Date Night: Alrighty ladies, this is when you can go bright and bold! Red, above all colors, commands the most attention from the human eye and has scientifically been proven to increases the pulse and heart rate, and raise blood pressure. Bright red suggests that you are exciting, energizing, confident, sexy, passionate and adventurous, to name a few. So if you’re in the mood to turn a few heads and increase a few heartbeats, this is your shade. While red hues are often seen as exciting and even sexually-aggressive colors, they can also evoke feelings of love and comfort, so this is an acceptable shade for a night out with the ladies as you “paint the town red”. Pun intended.
Wedding/Cocktail Party: Pink represents friendship, affection, and approach-ability. As previously mentioned, pink is associated with being “fun-loving” and “sociable”. Kicking up the intensity notch by selecting a brighter hue adds an edge of passion and playfulness to your look. According to Professional Image Consultant, Sandy Dumont, “A fuchsia lip says you’re elegant and sophisticated, with a strong feminine streak” making this a perfect pout pick for a cocktail party or evening wedding.
The weekend is a time for play and donning an orange or coral tinted lip conveys that you are joyful and ready for fun. Since orange is the blending of red and yellow it creates the perfect mixture of combining the energy associated with red and the happiness that is associated with yellow. Layer this citrus shade to your pout to add an edge of youthfulness, energy, and excitement.
Hope this guide and lipcolor reference chart is helpful is selecting a shade that suits the occasion and your personality. To try one of these amazing LipSense colors that are featured, you may contact me via email here; purchase directly from SeneGence here using Distributor ID 183724. Also products may be purchased from the “Products” tab on my Facebook Page here.
All About That Base:
First things first, you’ll need to identify the base color of your skin. You either have more of a yellow (warm), or a pink (cool) tone. According to Women’s Health Magazine, 80 percent of women fall into the cool zone, but don’t just assume that you do.
Quickies: A quick trick for determining your undertone is to evaluate the veins on the underneath side of your forearm in natural light. If your veins appear to be more on the blue side, you’re a cool; if they’re more of a green, you’re a warm. Another quick trick is to hold silver jewelry and gold jewelry up to your skin, and disregarding personal preference about which metal you favor, compare the two options to see which pairs the best with your coloring. Silver compliments cooler (blue) undertones and gold compliments the warmer (yellow) ones. Once you have identified your undertone, this will be beneficial in helping you narrow down which lipstick shade works best for you. Generally speaking, cool tones work better with fair skinned women and warm tones work better with the darker complexions.
Foul-Proof Options: If all else fails, according to renowned makeup artist, Bobbi Brown, the most flattering lip colors will be one to two shades darker than your natural lip color. Her best piece of advice is to “find a lipstick that looks good on your face when you are wearing absolutely no makeup”. Another no-fail tip according to the pros, is to go with the universal shade for all, dusty-rose. This flattering, muted mauve color may be worn for daytime and evening events and flatters all skin colors and tones.
Rise to (err…Match to) the Occasion: After you’ve sufficiently selected which undertone you are, you can get a little more adventurous with your selections and match your lipstick shade with the occasion and/or the message you want to convey. Read more about lipstick and color psychology here, as well as color recommendations for your skin tone paired with the corresponding occasion.