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Lions and Tigers and…. Lead?…Oh My! Using Sheer Minerals Makeup For a Safe and Healthy Halloween

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Ghosts and Goblins are not the only frightening things lurking around this Halloween. Many of the commercial face-painting products on the market today contain petroleum, lead, artificial dyes and fragrances, as well as skin allergens such as cobalt, chromium and nickel. Not to mention the scream-worthy ingredients in adhesives and glues, the red dye in fake blood and synthetic chemicals in spray-on hair color. Halloween can be a veritable witches brew of toxic ingredients!!

Fortunately, with Lemongrass Spa, there’s an alternative. You can achieve almost any look you want with our collection of Sheer Minerals makeup! Any of the Sheer Minerals powders can be mixed with water or Healing Elements Balm to glide on effortlessly. Our Black and Brown Natural Eyeliners can be used for outlines, cat eyes, black noses and freckles. The Organic Crème Lipstick in Siren is a perfect blood-red for a Count (or Countess) Dracula. Add a little sparkle to your favorite Fairy Princess with White Diamond Eye Shadow. The possibilities are as big as your imagination!

To demonstrate the versatility and ease of application of Sheer Minerals as Halloween makeup, Lemongrass Spa hosted a Halloween Face-Off contest with our Consultants and their families and friends. We asked them to submit photos and application instructions of their best Halloween makeovers for a chance to win $100 as well as be featured in this blog. Wow! What an amazing response we got! The submissions were incredible! There was such a huge response that we had a hard time choosing the winners! Thank you to all who took the time to showcase their creative, adorable, scary and sometimes hilarious works of art on themselves and their favorite people.

Without further ado, the winners of our Halloween Face-Off are:

Creatures

Amanda P. from Louisiana

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  1. We first applied the Tea Tree Face Crème (or BB Crème for older ones) to create a smooth and even base. On the bridge of the nose and forehead, we applied the Lighten Up Concealing Stick so that the white would pop out even more. 
  2. Now that the base is complete, we picked a foundation that would contrast with her skin tone and have warm brown undertones. For the first example, we used Sienna Dark and for the second we used a combination of Sienna Dark and Sunlight Tan.  Using the Mineral Mates Application & Mixing Tray, I combined foundation and water with the Foundation Concealer Brush to a thin cake batter consistency. 
  3. Starting at the eyebrow, we followed the line of the nose down to the tip then out to the cheek and around the forehead. Repeat on the other side of the face. In the first example I also created a circular pattern where I planned to add larger white spots while in the second, I applied a more even base and blended the foundation into the cheek a bit more. 
  4. Using the Dark Brown Eye Liner Pencil, we extended the corner of the eyes with a winged tip on the outer edge and a downward turn on the inner edge. We also drew on the nose and added a line from he tip of the nose to the Cupid’s bow.
  5. Who doesn't like a little sparkle? We used the White Diamond Eye Shadow, the same mixing tray (different well), some water and both the Angled Eyeliner Brush and the Eye Shadow Brush. Add enough water and eye shadow to the mixing tray to make a paste like consistency. Apply to the bridge of the nose, forehead, eyelid and around the bottom of the eye using the Angled Eyeliner Brush and Eye Shadow Brush
  6. With the same White Diamond and water mixture, apply white dots to cheeks and forehead.
  7. Finish it all off with a good overall spritz of Hydrating Mineral Setting Spray and have a fun time with your little fawn!

Bonus Tip: Between each step (after foundation), apply a few spritzes of Hydrating Mineral Setting Spray to 'set' the look.

In Uniform

Tara L. from New York

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On both boys I used the Cafe Deep Foundation and applied it to the beard area. I followed that with Matte Brown Organic Mascara in upward strokes to make it more realistic.

Comics & Pop-art

Caree W. from Montana

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I started with a fresh pallet of Mineral Makeup Primer, Neutral Concealing Stick and a layer of Light Cover Up Minerals all over with my Kabuki Brush. Next I mixed Light BB Crème with enough White Diamond Eye Shadow to lighten the BB Crème and give it a hint of shimmer and applied it all over my face and neck. Then added a hint of White Diamond Eye Shadow all over my face with the Kabuki Brush. Next, I added a very light hint of Hibiscus Blush on the rose of my cheek.

I used Smokey Eye Shadow and a wet Eyeliner Brush to outline my eyes, fill my eyebrows and create lines on my face. I used Black Eye Liner Pencil to draw and thicken a line around the perimeter of my face and outline my lips after I applied Siren Organic Lipstick

The white dots were made by mixing Mineral Makeup Primer and White Diamond Eye Shadow, applied with the small round handle of a my makeup brush. I also placed a bit on my lip to look like a light reflection.

I used Serenity Blue Eye Shadow and a hint of Azul Eye Shadow to create the tears, outlining it with a wet Eyeliner Brush and Smokey Eye Shadow, and of course, finishing it all off with a layer of Matte Black Organic Mascara.

From the Sea

Jenn P. from Maryland

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I had a blast using our Sheer Minerals Makeup to create this mermaid look!

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Witches & Globlins

Diana P. from Pennsylvania

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My youngest daughter and I were having fun!

Sunscreen Sport Stick Unscented applied as base with fingers and Matte Finishing Veil over using the Kabuki Brush. Mineral Makeup Primer mixed with Emerald Eye Shadow for face applied with Kabuki Brush. Smokey Eye Shadow applied wet and dry for eyes with a coat of Matte Black Organic Mascara. Black Eye Liner Pencil lined lips and Siren Organic Lipstick over it.

As you can see from our winners, Sheer Minerals Makeup is a safe, simple and versatile choice for the whole family. Choose fresh pure and natural for yourself and your precious trick-or treating “boos and ghouls” this Halloween or anytime a costume is needed!

A happy and safe Halloween to you all!!! MUAHAHAHA!!!

Shelley

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Hello Natural Beauties!
I’m Shelley, the Sheer Minerals Makeup Manager at Lemongrass Spa Products corporate office in Colorado.  Makeup is my passion and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share what I’ve learned with all of you.  Bringing fun, fashion-forward trends, application tips and makeup ideas is what I hope to provide in my monthly blog post!  Since 2010, Sheer Minerals has been providing makeup that is safe to wear, all while offering trendy and glamorous color combinations.  I’m so proud that when Lemongrass Spa Products advertises ‘clean, pure and natural’ … we truly stand behind it with our easy-to-pronounce ingredient list!  Watch for tips and tricks with makeup and accessories, before-and-after transformations and savvy makeup party ideas. 


Have an idea for a makeup related blog topic? Email me at naturalbeauties@lemongrassspa.com. I won’t be answering product or order questions, so please address these to the appropriate department.

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