Lemongrass Spa Blog

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Archives
    Archives Contains a list of blog posts that were created previously.
  • Login
    Login Login form
Subscribe to this list via RSS Blog posts tagged in foundation
You Think You're so Cool! A Guide to Foundation Color Matching

Warm, Cool or Neutral.  Which are you?  Surprisingly most people don’t know! Selecting the correct color of makeup and clothing can help you put your best and most vibrant face forward.

Choosing the wrong undertone for foundation can make your face look muddy or ashy rather than healthy and glowing. As an example, let’s say you have pink (cool) undertones and you mistakenly choose a foundation with yellow (warm) undertones; being opposites on the color wheel, you aren’t going to be bringing out and enhancing the natural glow of your skin, but rather masking it. Foundations are designed to blend with and smooth the color and appearance of your own skin.  If you look in the mirror and something doesn’t look quite right and you don’t have the healthy, vibrant look after applying your foundation, you may have chosen the wrong undertone.

To determine if you are warm cool or neutral, we need to first differentiate between “tone” and “undertone”.  The tone of your skin can change depending on the time of year it is. You may be a light in the winter and a tan in the summer.  The undertone, however, is the color under the surface of the skin.  Think of it as backlighting behind the skin.  I may be a medium, but am I a Sand Medium (cool) or a Golden Medium (warm)? This all depends on the undertone. Surprisingly, the color of your eyes and hair are not necessarily determining factors in your undertone.

The 4 undertones are:

Cool:  pink, red or blue undertones

...
Hits: 10691
Rate this blog entry:

Posted by on in Sheer Minerals Makeup
Let's Mix It Up A Little!!!

Hello Natural Beauties!

Have you ever been reading a magazine and spotted a color of eye shadow you wish we carried? Me too! So here’s what I did…I mixed it up!

Loose minerals are so versatile!  Unlike pressed eye shadows and blushes, with loose Sheer Minerals makeup you can add a little of this to a little of that and create your own custom palette. A bronzer with foundation, an eye shadow mixed with a blush, whatever you want. One of my favorite springtime combinations is the Ballerina Pink and Gold Rush mixed together. It creates an ethereal iridescent peach. Don’t be shy about mixing minerals from different categories: veils, foundations, blushes, bronzers and eye shadows.  Sheer Minerals are all made of essentially the same ingredients.  You can even create a custom lip color by combining your Lemongrass Spa Lip Butter with any color of the Sheer Minerals Rainbow.

Don’t worry about the mess. Purchase a Minerals Mates Mixing & Application Tray and create to your heart’s content. Mineral powders blend together best when shaken, so tap or scoop a small amount into one of the reservoirs of your Minerals Mates palette, put the lid on and shake back and forth gently.  As Sheer Mineral users know, a little goes a long way, so if you are mixing up a new fabulous shade of eye shadow, a little dab will do.

Some of my favorite combinations are:

...
Hits: 4067
Rate this blog entry:

Posted by on in Sheer Minerals Makeup
This Just "In"….Spring!

What is “in” for Spring 2015? Well, if you are walking the runways of New York or LA, it appears that bleaching your eyebrows and applying foil to your earlobes is all the rage! No, really, it is! But, for the sake of appealing to all of you natural beauties, let’s go a little more mainstream, shall we?

The fashion trends seem to be leaning towards clean, classic and feminine. Right up Lemongrass Lane! If you are spring cleaning your closet, don’t give away those 80’s and even some of those 70’s treasures. Break out those “one in every color” polo shirts, one-shouldered blouses, dresses and tank tops, khaki and olive drab pants, and even culottes, which are all cutting edge for springtime.

The shoes of the season are flat mules and gladiator sandals. Accessorize with tassel earrings, backpack purses, obi (kimono style) belts, and round, John Lennon style sunglasses. Farm-fresh Ginghams and plaids, as well as crisp whites paired with navy or black for a nautical feel, are favorites for spring. The color palette is straight from the garden: sunny yellows, mint greens and sky blues. Again, like Lemongrass, fresh, clean and natural.

Loose curls, braids, beachy waves, center parts and, once again, straight from the 80’s, crimping are the trendsetters for hair. For beachy waves, use Lemongrass Spa’s Botanical Shampoo and Conditioner, spray lightly with your favorite scent of Hydrating Spritz and scrunch with your fingers until dry. Finish with all-natural hairspray.

And finally, most importantly, makeup! The anti aging BB Crème hits the bulls-eye for what is trending for 2015. Clean and sheen is what it’s all about: sheer coverage with a little glow. Let the freckles shine through! In keeping with this fresh sun-kissed look, skip the blush and apply your illuminating Sheer Mineral’s Bronzer to the prominent portions of your face: forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. For the eyes, pastel purples are in bloom. Lightly sweep Orchid Frost or Plum eye shadow across your lid for a fresh, romantic, springtime look.

...
Hits: 2605
Rate this blog entry:

bbcremeblog.jpg

Hello Natural Beauties!

I hope you are as excited about our new Sheer Minerals product as I am! I couldn’t ‘BB’ happier to expand our already amazing line with the cleanest BB crème I have seen on the market today. If you are looking for a way to simplify your routine in the morning, our BB crème is for you. It is a one-step smoothing primer, sun protectant, anti-aging serum and tinted moisturizer in one easy pump. It is your skin care regime and make-up in a 1 oz. container. Brilliant!

The first thing you will notice immediately after your first application is how dewy your skin looks. If you have struggled with the mineral makeup settling in fine lines, you will LOVE this product. I have sampled natural and not so natural BB crèmes in the past and found many of them to be sticky or watery and I am so happy to report that ours is truly the best-feeling product I have ever tried.

If you are new to BB Crème, you may have a few questions. Such as:

...
Hits: 20545
Rate this blog entry: