Some say that the best moisturizer for your skin is Creme de le Mer, that is if you have $410.00 for a 3.4 oz. jar! Personally, I just can’t justify that kind of cost for luxury. So as our search intensified here at THBD for magic creams that are affordable, I selected some of our staff’s top picks.
Ever wonder what the experts in the industry keep going back to the drugstore for? Some key products that are always in my makeup kit? Here is an insider look at products under $10 that are MUST for you to try!
It’s time for some real talk ladies!
Being beautiful isn’t just about what skincare, makeup or hair products and tools you use. It’s about being the person you are on the inside. Read more
You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy the benefit of a face mask. I decided to raid the shelves of Walmart to find the top 5 masks for under $20. Here are my top picks to get the best bang for your buck!
Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Peel-Off Cucumber Mask ($6.45, Walmart.com)
This mask is designed clarify and renew your skin with cucumber extract. Since it is so soothing, this is great for anyone with sensitive skin. It leaves skin feeling smooth and silky.
alba botanica Hawaiian Facial Mask ($11.10, Walmart.com)
This mask is perfect for my clients that have large pores or acne. It uses papaya enzymes that dissolve impurities from the skin and improves the skin’s texture.
St. Ives Oatmeal Scrub and Mask ($3.15, Walmart.com)
If you have dry, dull winter skin, this mask is for you! Oatmeal is a 100% natural exfoliant that gently buffs away dry skin cells and better prepares your skin for your moisturizer. Get ready to glow!
L’Oreal Paris Detox and Brighten Pure-Clay Mask ($8.89, Walmart.com)
Who doesn’t love the feeling of a clay mask as it deep cleans and detoxes the skin? Once the mask dries, as you rinse it off, it energizes circulation brightens dull skin.
Hado Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Mask (4-count $7.37, Walmart.com)
There’s just something extra special about this luxurious mask. I love how it ladhere’s perfectly to every contour of my face. It uses Hyaluronic Acid for deep hydration and collagen restore the skin’s firmness.
What’s your favorite face mask for under 20 bucks? Please share!
By Guest Blogger: Amber Grace
When you see this picture, I’m sure one of the first thing you think is – “Wow this girl is a product junkie!”. The next thing that crosses your mind is “Wow I wish I had all those products too!”.
When it comes to summer skin, less is more. Heavy foundations tend to cause breakouts, oily shine, and just aren’t plain comfortable!! Here are the top 3 Beauty Balms that I always have stocked in my makeup kit. Also, they are my clients favorites!
For Spring 2016, peach and bronze hues were seen all over the runway at New York Fashion Week. Very simple, beautifully bronzed, natural looking skin seems to be the trend this season.
One question I always get as a makeup artist – “What is the shape of my eye and how should I apply my makeup?” Why is this so important? Imagine if you are a size 10 trying to fit in a size 2 dress… Not flattering, right?
Once you take The 10 Legendary Looks Quiz, get your corresponding makeup kit and you can follow along with these tips. Follow these 4 easy questions to determine what eye shape you are.
Ever since Seoul’s invention of the BB Cream, Western eyes have been focused on the latest beauty trends to enter the market from South Korea. From the outrageous fish pedicure treatment (no thanks!) to the newest innovations in skincare… Here are my top 3 Picks of Korean Beauty Products, and how you can try a simple translation of them here, without using all your frequent flyer miles!
Beauty is health. Beauty is wellness. Beauty is having a voice.
There are endless ways in which we can describe, feel and express beauty in this world – my focus as of late has been about having, finding and using one’s voice for change. To me that is beautiful.
Think about the role beauty products play in your day-to-day life. This isn’t just about makeup; this is about all of the products we use throughout our day. The toothpaste you use to brush your teeth, deodorant, a night cream you massage into your face before you head to bed, or washing your face first thing in the morning.
And all of these small rituals are about creating beautiful moments. Unbeknownst to most Americans, the $200 billion dollar cosmetics and personal care industry is virtually unregulated. The ingredients used in that night cream or body wash do not have to be proven safe for human health before they are put on to the market. Even worse, the last time Congress passed a law regulating the safety of cosmetic ingredients was in 1938.
You heard me right, cosmetic companies can use any ingredients they want in the products we put on our bodies every single day. Even worse, it’s legal and common for companies to use ingredients that have been linked to cancer, infertility and hormone-disruption. For example, a leading researcher at Mt. Sinai Hospital – Dr. Shanna Swan – was the first to connect the dots between a class of chemicals called phthalates (used in most beauty products and fragrances) and disrupting our hormone system.
So if beauty is health and wellness and radiance, what do we do when the products we use every day on ourselves and loved ones might be harmful? We learn more about the issue, we swap out our products, we speak out and we demand change.
My work over the last decade has been about removing harmful ingredients from the products we use in our homes and workplaces every day. I have been at the forefront of campaigns to move the market towards safer products. I have led advocacy campaigns to pass laws restricting harmful ingredients in consumer products. And I can say this with confidence: we’re winning.
There are safer skin care companies on the market than there were five years ago. The toxic chemical used in baby bottles – BPA – has been largely phased out, mainstream food companies are eliminating artificial ingredients and flavors, major retailers like Target and Walmart have started to restrict harmful chemicals from the products on their shelves. Change is happening, but more work needs to be done to clean up the beauty industry.
I am excited and honored to be a part of the Hollywood Beauty Detective project. Over the coming months I will share information on how to find safer products and ways to take action. I hope you’ll join me.
Safe is beautiful.
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