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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Make Up Brushes! Use them Wisely!

Make Up Brushes! Use them Wisely!

Ciao bella,

"Brush Up on Your Makeup"
Ever since I can remember, I’ve used Makeup Brushes. Sometimes a finger will do in a pinch; however, the action of using a Makeup Brush is quite profound. I just purchased a brand new set with colors of a pale rainbow, unicorn and mermaid! Makeup Brushes are sold separately and also come in sets.

First of all, they’re great for blending makeup. First your primer before your foundation is applied. Which Brush to use? Experiment, and try each brush that you’re comfortable using to achieve the best results. Then your foundation, a medium size handle with a stubby Brush should do. Blend and blend and blend! You’ll notice a fine, smooth clarity of polish.

The smaller, thinner Brushes are used for eye shadow. Brow bone and eyelids call for a variety of Brushes. How deep, light, frosted the colors you’re using are and how much color is to be applied. Experiment!

Stop by a professional makeup counter and pick up a few tricks of the trade from the gals working behind them!

And then there’s contouring. Temples, bridge of your nose, Cupid’s bow and never forget your d├ęcolletage!

Apply blush on your cheeks with a Makeup Brush. From just below your temples to right down the sides of your cheek bone. No apples there, please! Makeup Brushes are great to use in setting your makeup with a powder and/or a highlighting powder.

Keep your Brushes clean with a few drops of Woolite and water.

So Glamazons ... go out there and Brush your face on!

Buona Giornata.

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull


Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthatzazz.com. Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or mary@mary4nails.com.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

It’s a Frosty Summer!

It’s a Frosty Summer!

Ciao bella,

Everywhere I look, it's Frosted and Glittering make-up! From Lipstick to Eye shadow to Face powder. Here are some tried and true Frosted products!

I know it’s always been around, this Frost, however, more now than ever before. Starting with "LipSense," an amazing Lip Color that stays on and on until you have to remove it! Opal and Pearl are two lovely Frosty colors. All kits come with remover or order separately from loveyourlips0405@gmail.com ... Judy ... Distributor #310137.

Shellac ... the nail color you cure professionally has come out with a divine New color that glistens in the light, called "Safety Pin!"

I've seen Frosted and Glittering Eyeliner from "Pat McGrath Labs." The Gold and Bronze liners are out of this world. As soon as a batch is made... it's sold out! All their products come packaged in a clear-sided pouch with one side Gold and filled with Gold sequins. Hard to come by!

Charlotte Tilsbury is a wonderful make-up line. Very classy and a well-made product. I bought a marvelous Frosty Powder "Skin Gliding Highlighter" that brings out the smoothness of any complexion. I'd almost say it's an illusion-type look! It defies fine lines. Amazing!

Then there are other Highlighters called "Haloscope" from Glossier ... coming in 3 shades. The newest one is Moonstone ... a white frost, great on brow line. Topaz ... I use as a blush and blend in with a brush. Then there's Quartz ... a wonderful highlighter for temples, Cupid's bow, and De Colletage! Always blend!

Cailyn has a Rose Gold "Just Mineral Eye Polish" that’s quite different from the same old colors!

Also in a Rose Gold is a product from tarte ... tarteist Pro...a double-sided eyeliner with one side a Glitter Rose Gold and the other side a Frosted Rose Gold!! Night and day!

jane iredale "Skin Care Makeup" ... has out a Frosty eyeshadow/primer called Smooth Affair that I have in a creamy Lemon ... I just adore it. Smooth and easy to apply! Great for Brow Line.

Bobbi Brown has out an "Illuminating Powder" in Nude Finish ... works great over make-up or alone. Always apply with a brush!

So from experience, these are some of my fave brands and colors. So get in a Frosty mood and get Frosted this summer!

Buona Giornata.

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull


Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthatzazz.com. Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or mary@mary4nails.com.