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Monthly Archives: July 2017

This Week on Style & Lipstick

Hello everyone!  I hope you’ve had a great week, here’s a little bit of what’s been going on across my blog and my YouTube channel.  Enjoy! Beauty Haul!  Drugstore, Sephora:  I’ve been doing some shopping this past month and shared all the new goodies I purchased. Over 40 Beauty: To Bake or Not to Bake?:  Sharing my thoughts and experiences with you about the baking trend; just in case you’re curious to know if it’s doable for those of us over 40 beauties. Bite Beauty Liquified Lipsticks Lip Swatches & Review:  And lastly, I reviewed and lip swatched a few of the Bite Beauty Amuse-Bouche Liquified lipsticks.  Watch and find out what I think of them.   Want more Style & Lipstick?  Check out my Instagram account @styleandlipstick20 where I post pictures and am hopelessly addicted to Instagram Stories.  Stories only hang about for 24 hours so be sure to check back frequently! I hope you enjoy my weekly postings, subscribe to my blog and my YouTube channel for more over 40 beauty content! xoxo…

Over 40 Beauty: To Bake or Not to Bake?

What does baking have anything to do with beauty, you ask? Well, it’s an old makeup technique with a new name and better explanation.  In beauty, baking is the act of placing an excess of powder on the skin, usually in the under eye area, to help set makeup, and prevent it’s breakdown.  Back in the day, people used this trick to help eliminate eye shadow fallout, the dust would fall on the face powder instead of the skin, then you’d just flick it away with a brush.  The powder is meant to sit on the skin anywhere from a couple of minutes to upwards of ten minutes, it really depends on how much time you’re willing to give it.  Essentially, as the powder sits on the skin, body heat helps it to “bake” or “cook”, which really locks it in; the longer the bake, the better the lock.  Ultimately, it helps prevent oiliness, can minimize the appearance of pores, and leaves you with a velvety, matte finish. I know those of you older gals & guys like me are cringing; especially if you have dry and/or crepey skin.  Yes, baking is very drying.  I personally don’t bake the under eye because, while it leaves the area looking flawless at first, after an hour my under eyes look like a cracked, craggy, desert with every line and wrinkle emphasized for all to see.  By end of day, I’m an absolute fright! My recommendation is to bake only in those areas that tend to get oily and cause makeup to breakdown.  For me that’s the T-zone, minus my chin, as it tends to be dry.  Also, the summer months are the…

This week on Style & Lipstick

Hello everyone!  I hope you’ve had a great week, here’s a little bit of what’s been going on this week.  Enjoy! Quick Day to Night Makeup | Summer 2017 Edition:  How I go from day to night in a few minutes, with just a few products.   Seven Days of Masking:  My experience using 7 different face masks over the period of a week.   Chatty Get Ready With Me – Everyday Makeup:  Thought I’d sit down and chat with you guys while getting ready for work.   Want more Style & Lipstick?  Check out my Instagram account @styleandlipstick20 where I post pictures and am hopelessly addicted to Instagram Stories.  Stories only hang about for 24 hours so be sure to check back frequently! I hope you enjoy my weekly postings, subscribe to this blog and my YouTube channel for more over 40 beauty content…

Seven Days of Masking

I love masking.  I started using masks as a result of this blog and I have to say, it’s a real treat that my skin loves.  Masking forces you to slow down for a even just a few minutes and is such a small, yet great way to pamper yourself.  The true benefit of masking comes from the fact that, in most cases, they bring concentrated skin care.  Masks run the gamut from hydrating, resurfacing, clarifying, firming, and the list goes on.  There’s such a huge variety of masks out there, these days.  I mean the selection is staggering what with clay masks, gel masks, sheet masks; there are even masks for your eyes, feet, neck, and hands! Most masks will take anywhere between 10 – 30 minutes, and even with using masks once, or maybe twice a week, they’ll bring great benefit to your skin.  That being the case, I wanted to see what 7 straight days of masking will do for my skin.  So, that’s what this blog post is all about – determining what consistent daily masking can really do for my skin – will it improve it, or will it be overkill and maybe cause problems?  I’ll review each mask daily, and report back on the overall condition of my skin when this experiment is over. To start, my skin is not doing so great, but only because I haven’t been taking care of it the way I should.  The day before the beginning of this experiment was spent out in the sun for a few hours (with sunscreen, of course).  Having mild rosacea that’s aggravated by heat and sun, my skin was not very happy.  Also, it has been several weeks…

This Week on Style & Lipstick

Hello everyone!  I’ve decided to start a new “series”, bringing you the latest entries from the past week across this blog and my YouTube channel.  I don’t always post my YouTube content here due to lack of time; I hope this weekly summary will help make sure you don’t miss out on all the different avenues I use to connect with the over 40 community.  That said, here’s a little bit of what’s been going on this week.  Enjoy!   Beauty Favorites | June 2017 – A rundown of everything I’ve been loving in the month of June.   Warm Palette Review:  Which One’s are Worth the $$ – So many warm toned palettes are out there, which one is best?   Want more Style & Lipstick?  Check out my Instagram account @styleandlipstick20 where I post pictures and am hopelessly addicted to Instagram Stories.  Stories only hang about for 24 hours so be sure to check back frequently! I hope you enjoy my weekly postings, subscribe to this blog or my YouTube channel for more over 40 beauty content…