I learned this trick from a fabulous makeup artist at Sephora one day. If you make a mistake when applying makeup, (especially around the eyes), don’t use a tissue or makeup sponge to try to fix the problem. This will usually mess up the concealer and foundation as well and then you’ll be sitting there trying to patch everything up. Instead, take a cotton swab and dip it in your foundation and use that to dab over your runny mascara, or lipstick then just blend with your fingers and done! Neat , right?
I have been looking for a mascara without parabens, pthalates, aluminum, cadmium (or half of the periodic table)mascara for awhile now. But most either irritated my contacts or ran off my face before I’d even made it out the door. I have reviewed other 100 percent pure products and I like their brands, so I thought I’d try the mascara. Continue reading
You know how hard it is to find a foundation that performs well right? Well think about how hard it is finding one that performs well, is affordable AND doesn’t have any ikky ingredients! For women of color, the choices get REALLY limited. That’s why I was REALLY happy to find 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Healthy Skin Foundation. Here’s what I think… Continue reading
If you get the newslettter, then you know I’ve been doing a bunch of research about the Korean Skincare Method and have been revamping my natural skincare regimen. Skincare is approached much differently in the east vs here in the west. In Asian culture the emphasis is on having beautiful skin through diet and skincare, even facial exercises and the emphasis here in the West is primarily spot treatments and covering up flaws with makeup. In many parts of Korea and Japan, girls and boys are taught how to take care of their skin from an early age. On the one hand, Asian women, like many women of African and Indian descent have genetics on their side, but the reality is that some Korean women use up to 20 different products on their faces and many have some seriously questionable ingredients. (Pig collagen or snail mucus anyone?)
I was visiting my mom when I happened to be in Target and saw SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque on sale. (Whew. That’s a mouthful!) Since I really needed to wash my hair and it had been a couple of weeks since my last DC. I decided to try it. Continue reading
The next time you wash your face, clean your glasses (or sunglasses). TONS of dirt collects on your specs, especially the nose area, which gets transferred onto your nose and can create blackheads. 😉
Argan Oil seems to be in everything these days, but it’s actually been around for thousands of years and used by the Berber people of Morocco (thus the name Moroccan Oil). Since the late 1990’s it has taken the beauty biz by storm being included in everything from hair and skin treatments to candles and cooking oil. But not all argan oil is the same. Continue reading
“This post is sponsored by Green Sisterhood but the opinion is my own.”
I’ve used sunscreen for years to protect my skin; in fact, it’s a vital part of my anti-aging regimen. However, I’ve always had a hard time finding a broad spectrum safe sunscreen with ingredients that won’t irritate my skin. That’s where Goddess Garden Organics Sunscreen comes in.
When they contacted me to do a review of their product I was intrigued for several reasons. Their product does NOT contain any “ikky” ingredients, it’s biodegradable, non-nano and it comes in recyclable packaging. Not to mention, they sent me a bunch of product samples to try and they are giving all Savvy Brown readers a chance to try a FREE bottle of sunscreen!