Foundation-Which to Choose

f5cc7503d2f55756f4daa0bf564790f0I know many of you find this to be one of the most difficult selections in the makeup process.  This can be a very daunting task, so I’m here to help you navigate through the myriad of choices.

None of these are in any particular order, so with that being stated I guess we should jump right into this:

Liquid Foundation: These usually come in bottles and tubes.  The coverage can range from super sheer to full.  Now personally, I love the texture, and liquid foundations are easy to blend and the coverage can be built gradually.  My personal favorite liquid foundation that I use and even use on many of my clients is from Too Faced Cosmetics “Born This Way.”  It’s oil-free, medium-to-full coverage, and its infused with some good stuff like: coconut water (aids in replenishing skins moisture levels).  My foundation color is Warm Beige but it comes in 35 shades for a flawless match and perfect finish.

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Cream Foundation: Are great for achieving the dewy look *side note: some liquids can produce the same effect.*  Cream foundations usually come in compacts and jars and work best on dry skin- Meaning your primer needs that time to really set.  Now this is my personal professional opinion, *I feel cream foundations tend to have a slightly heavier texture.*  Cream foundations also provide higher coverage compared to liquid foundations.  TIP: When you’re working with cream foundations remember to apply sparingly, as a little goes a long way.

p433526-av-01-zoomCream-to-Powder Foundation: Unlike cream foundations, cream-to-powder foundations actually dry to a powdery finish-  TIP: Cream-to-Powder Foundation works great for slightly oily or slightly dry skin.  The creamy texture hydrates the skin and prevents it from drying while the powder absorbs excess sebum (this is a light oily substance that secreted from the sebaceous glands, that keep the skin moisturized).

To me cream-to-powder foundations create matte look, and are good for people with combination skin.

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Mineral Foundation: They are made out of crushed minerals extracted from the earth and are free of preservatives, talc, oil, fragrance, and other harmful chemicals.  Now many of my clients ask me if mineral foundations are better for them?  This is it, mineral makeup won’t clog your pores because, it doesn’t contain talc, which helps most foundations to stay on the surface of the skin-  It’s really more about how you like the coverage.  With this being stated, mineral foundations usually come in loose powder form and provide medium to high coverage.  Mineral foundations are good for people with very sensitive skin or those who suffer from acne or rosacea.

5081179There is a downside of mineral makeup, is that they might be a little too dry for those with dry skin.  Something else about mineral makeup is that you have to get the right brush, and it does take practice to master the basic “swirl, tap, and buff’ process.

Here are two kinds of brushes that you may select from but, you may like a fluffier type from a certain brand which may give the coverage and application you’re looking for:

Here it is makeup lovers, there are several different kind of foundations, and the best advice is trial and error and having a one-on-one consultation with a skilled makeup artist with a knowledge of color-theory, will lessen the guess work.

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Sonya LaRae- Certified Image Consultant, MUA, Certified Relationship/Lifestyle Expert, Educator, and Motivational Speaker

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NYFW- Cynthia Rowley

I think we all was a little shocked to hear that Cynthia Rowley would be showing this season, being that she had sworn off runway shows.  Rowley, decided to present this seasons collection at the London Terrace Towers, where she opted to use the apartments pool area which was half-size of an Olympic sized pool.

I think I’m in full anticipation on what we will be offered with this collection and what will be the feel and tone of the clothing… Yes, showtime and the first look comes out – well okay I’m not blown away nor does it take my breath away:

textgram_1550162389This collection wasn’t necessarily breaking new ground, we see that everyone is going retro (some doing it better than others), the collections retro energy to me fit Rowley to a T – and made somewhat of a nice reintroduction back onto the runway.. Ladies the 70’s will be living on and we hope you will make the trend your own and not get to tongue in cheek with it:

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I have to show you all my favorite look from the night it just spoke to me and I cannot wait to hear your feedback:

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Marc Jacobs-Closes NYFW

I feel my heart beating so fast in true anticipation of Marc Jacobs runway offering.  I know we are about to witness and be treated to creativity, dramatics and pure luxury-  which I can honestly say, Marc Jacobs never disappoints.

Okay, show time the lights dim and this fabulous string quintet start playing and the first look hit the runway and it is on and popping:

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See what I am speaking of, this gorgeous leopard print coat, fabulous striped wide legged paints and the tied bow blouse is stunning and send such a strong positive vibe.  One look right after the other is stunning and you see the direction and feel of his collection.   It has such a Victorian/modern clean edge, which would compliment so many different body-types.  Which I feel is Marc’s strong hold that he knows how to compliment a woman’s silhouette:

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This season has been amazing and we are looking for September with a big bag..  Let us know what you think of this collection and what is your favorite look.  Make sure you’re following us on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/lapazimageing

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NYFW-Michael Kors

Were excited to see the Michael Kors collection, because looking at the room you see the beautiful chandelier, disco ball and just golden fabulosity:

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Woohoo!! show time and we aren’t disappointed what so ever.  I find it incredible how our editor-in-chief, Sonya LaRae,  is so on the cutting edge just before the trends hit the runway.  Ergo, we cut to the Michael Kors runway, that took modern pop culture and plopped us smack in the middle of the 70’s and I’m all in.

I am truly in belief that Kors took us all back to the hay days of Studio 54 and I don’t think there is one complaint in the room, especially from the one and only Anna Wintour that keeps her retro fresh at all times.  The collection is retro, but gives you that fresh feeling that will compliment any Business woman’s wardrobe or that fashion forward mom that seems to trend with ease:

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I can also tell you a few others that where in their element had to be the stunning Katherine Zeta-Jones and her husband Mr. Michael Douglas:

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To close out this fun and very large collection, a black curtain pulls back and Bam!! it reveals a wall of gold tinsel and none other than the disco icon himself Mr. Barry Manilow, performing his hit song “Copacabana.”  I think the whole audience and models were singing and swagging and just feeling good.. YESSSS!! This was a night to remember and Michael Kors never missed a beat!

This had to be one of this best shows thus far and I’m glad I could bring this to you fabulous Lapazions.  Please give us your feedback and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for sneak peaks prior to articles being published at: http://www.instagram.com/lapazimageing

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6 Fall-2018 Makeup Trends

Wow, I cannot believe how quickly summer left and now we are headed into the fall.  Can you smell the pumpkin spice?  The leaves are falling and changing colors, we’re breaking out our cute sweaters, throws, booties, and most importantly we are introducing our fabulous rich color palettes for this fall season.Fall settingsWe’ve put together six (6) of our favorite looks for this season, as well as, how you can still work in your summer hues that celebrate and balance your stunning look.  With that being stated lets jump right into our selections:

The Bold and The Beautiful: 

 

Don’t  panic ladies that bold sexy red lip is still slaying the fall season. We love this beautiful trend and most of you ladies can rock this look as long as you pick the right base.  We love this Matte Ruby Red lipstick from MAC cosmetics- it’s a blue base.  Have a little fun ladies and allow your pout to say more than your words.

Pretty in Pink:

 

We love this gorgeous feminine look, and who can resist a little soft pink eye palette? Not ME!! The MAC X-9 Dusky Rose is perfect for a soft pink lid or maybe you’ll change-up that smokey eye (side note is still hot for fall 18) and give yourself the sexy pink panther smokey eye.. Try it you just might fall in love with it

Winged Eyeliner and Jeweled Appliques:

 

Ladies, I have to be honest I’m so feeling this jeweled applique- It’s so exotic and just accentuates the eye effortlessly.  When I first saw this on the runway,  I came back to my hotel and started purchasing the different appliques (which by the way several ESTY’s have them for such a steal).  You know they say the eyes are the window to the soul and when you place these appliques just so they make your eyes pop, and your windows seem to hold such incredible allure and secrets.  Don’t be scared to experiment with the different ways you can apply them and make sure you own the look.

Golden:

Golden Touch

Bruno Mars isn’t the only one that feels 24k magic in the air, because a shimmer is hitting your lids and even your highlighter.  You know this is one fall trend that took a little getting use to and seeing if we liked it, loved it or was going to pass on it.  Here it is ladies, you have to use your golden palettes wisely, because if you do too much you will look like a clown.  My suggestion is use the golden touches as highlighters on your eyes and cheeks until you get the full hang of this beautiful warm tone.

The Brighter the Better:

 

This is where you can introduce the summer palettes- ladies BH Cosmetics introduced us to such an amazing eyeshadow palette, which is called “Take Me Back to Brazil,” which will give you gorgeous hues from summer, but still holding true to the season.  We produced this look on Sonya LaRae- from this collection, and I have to tell you all day everywhere she went,  she received compliment after compliment and so many wanted to know what brand she used to accomplish this very fashion forward look.  Experiment with the colors,  adding them into your darker palettes and giving you just the right pop that will take you deep into the fall season.

Gloss Is Your Friend:GlossyI have to tell you ladies I haven’t met a gloss I didn’t like.. LOL!! I think glosses give such a different look and makes your lips look so moist and sexy.  You’ll notice when you wear a gloss many seem to almost become memorized by your pout.. It can give that lipstick the needed boost that it lacked and take your look to the next level.

Now that you all have my top six (6) picks,  which is only a tip of the beauty iceberg.  Love for you to tell us your fall trends in makeup that you will be rocking for the season leave a comment and lets chat it up.

(this is not a sponsored post these are all products that we like at LaPaz Image Consultants)

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