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Indulge yourself with a Strawberry Facials and Pedicure and other Strawberry Treats!!!



Here are some ideas about ways to use strawberries as facials:

This one is supposed to be good for acne as well. Mash together ¼ cup of strawberries with ¼ cup of sour cream or plain yogurt. Apply, leave on for 10-15 minutes.

Benefits: acne healer, pore cleaner, blackheads remover and it has a natural exfoliant effect.

Cut a strawberry lengthwise and gently massage the cut side over the skin on the face. Let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse. The acids in the strawberry exfoliate the skin and give it a beautiful glow!

You only need three ingredients to whip up this face mask and it is so deliciously fabulous for your skin. Strawberries are filled to the brim with healthy antioxidants, vitamin C, and salicylic acid (found in good acne creams) and let’s face it: strawberries make a girl feel nice and pampered. Don’t they? Is it just me?

How to Make Your Own Strawberry Facial:

5-6 ripe strawberries
2 T ground almonds
3 T yogurt

Using a coffee grinder or blender grind the almonds into crumbs. In a separate bowl mash the strawberries together (really well). Once the strawberries are a good mashed consistency, add yogurt and almonds and mix the whole thing together until you have a nice consistency.

Spread the strawberry mixture all over your face and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Go watch an episode of one of your favorite shows (a short show, no Grey’s Anatomy or movie marathons today, sorry) while the facial has time to soak into your skin.

Wash mask off with lukewarm water.

Don’t you feel better already? Those strawberries, they get me every time.

STRAWBERRY FACIAL MASK Homemade Strawberry Facial Mask Ingredients •4 to 5 very ripe, medium size strawberries •2 teaspoons heavy cream •1 teaspoon honey What to do Rinse the strawberries and dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. In a small bowl, mash fruit with a fork. Add cream and honey, mixing well. Apply immediately and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse of with lots of warm water.

If you’re not into the DIY route here is one that I have used and like:

You can find it at Ulta!

Strawberry Daiquiri Pedicure: In a large bowl combine 1/2 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, and 1 tablespoon pureed strawberries. Use this mixture generously to exfoliate your heels, feet, and calves. Rinse the scrub off and use warm washcloth to remove excess sugar granules. Massage feet & calves with 1 cup milk, 2 tablespoons honey, 1/2 cup coconut cream, and 1 cup pureed strawberries.

So why not indulge a bit while your relaxing with that yummy strawberry mask on your face? Try this:

The Chocolate-Lovers Margarita
– 3 parts chocolate milk (store bought or homemade)
– 1 part Sauza Silver Tequila
– 1 part strawberry puree or daiquiri mix
– Chocolate covered strawberry

Combine chilled chocolate milk, Sauza and strawberry puree in a tall glass. Stir vigorously to combine. Pour into a glass and garnish with a chocolate covered strawberry.

SOURCE: Sauza

Here is the recipe:
Ingredients

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
3 cups fresh strawberries, mashed
1 cup whipped topping
BLUEBERRY SAUCE:
1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened blueberries
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup water

Directions

Line a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan with a double thickness of foil; set aside. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and sour cream until smooth. Fold in strawberries and whipped topping. Pour into prepared pan. Cover and freeze for several hours or overnight.
In a small saucepan, bring the blueberries, sugar and water to a boil; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Cool slightly. Transfer to a blender; cover and process until pureed. Refrigerate until chilled.
Remove dessert from the freezer 15-20 minutes before serving. Use foil to lift out of pan; remove foil. Cut into slices with a serrated knife. Serve with blueberry sauce. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Originally published as Cool Strawberry Cream in Country Woman May/June 2002, p41

Or how about this? Looks pretty yummy to me!!

Strawberry-Banana Bread Pudding

Ingredients:

2 cups reduced fat milk
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup brown sugar (light or dark, depending on taste preference)
3 eggs
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups bread, torn into small pieces (french bread works best)
bananas and strawberries to your liking

Directions:

In medium saucepan, over medium heat, heat milk just until a film forms over top. Combine butter and milk, stirring until butter is melted. Let it cool.
In a separate medium sized bowl, Combine sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla together. Mix this all together (make sure eggs are beaten) and slowly add milk mixture to make the final batter.
Place bread in a lightly greased 1 1/2 quart casserole.
Pour batter on top of bread.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes or until set.
After it comes out of the oven, pour on the bread pudding sauce that you will make below:

Bread Pudding Sauce

1 cup whole milk
2 Tbsp. butter
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. flour
dash of salt

Directions:

Mix everything together and bring to a boil for 3 – 4 minutes, stirring constantly. This mixture should be a little thicker than normal.
Set aside for 5 minutes, then pour on warm bread pudding.

—Once the bread pudding sauce is poured on, sprinkle on bananas adn strawberries (amount is to your liking).

Viola! Serve warm!

Strawberries Filled with ready-made cheesecake filling

Ingredients:

30 large and clean strawberries
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup milk
1 package vanilla instant pudding

Method:

Mix Instant pudding with milk and beat until done.
Beat whipping cream until you get a firm texture.
Mix Cream and pudding.
Make 2 cuts in the strawberries (see image) not all the way through.
Fill strawberries with the mix. A sandwich bag can be cut at the corner and serve as a filling bag.

Yummy!

So now your face and feet feel will look so amazing…no one will notice the extra pound or two you put on indulging while relaxing!!! Enjoy!!

Thanks for reading!

Lynn Golovich
Detroit, Michigan Makeup Artist

Helping to make women look and feel more beautiful, one women at a time!

Must Have For Your Kit-Senna Brow Book



If I had to pick one item in my kit I don’t think I could do without it would have to be my Senna Brow Palette. Your eyebrows frame your face and doing your makeup and not having them groomed and filled in is almost like forgetting to put on your lipstick! That is the first thing I notice on a women’s face when they are NOT done. I can’t tell you how many times I see great makeup with neglected eyebrows! Every makeup artist needs a great brow palette in their kit! I highly recommend this one!

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Brow expert and Senna founder, Eugenia Weston, designed this super skinny, refillable magnetic palette as the ultimate pro tool to master perfect brows on everyone. The Brow Book contains: 9 highly pigmented, natural looking and long wearing matte powder brow powders that suit every brow and skin tone; 1 Browlite soft matte highlighter that defines the brow line and accents the arch; 1 Brow Pomade that adds texture, fullness and is perfect for creating faux brow hairs; 1 Educational Brow Book with dictionary and expert tools, tips, and techniques for mastering the Art of Brows, written by Eugenia Weston.

To Use: With a firm angled brush, fill in sparse areas of brow with Brow Powder. Blend color with a brow grooming brush to soften and incorporate throughout brow. Layer pomade over color to add texture, create faux hairs, and to make color adhere and look natural. Accent brow shape with Browlite under the brow line. Always finish with Brow Fix X for all day hold and conditioning of brow hairs.

You can find this product here:

Refills:

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Lynn Golovich
Detroit, Michigan Makeup Artist

Helping to make women look and feel more beautiful, one women at a time!

Makeup Artists! Makeup Tip of the Day! Looking for a way to depot your makeup products? Vueset might just be the answer!



As makeup artists we are always looking for ways to consolidate our kits and carry more product in less space. About a year ago these products were introduced into the market and are quickly becoming sought after by makeup artists and everyday women.

These containers are well made and will hold up to abuse. They do not crack or break easily. I know of people who have dropped them on purpose to see if they would crack and they don’t!! I use them for my cream foundations,concealers, color correctors and cream blushes.

Here are some pictures to inspire you on some ways they can be used:

You can order these little goodies here:

Have you tried these yet? How do you use them? Please comment and subscribe!

Thanks for reading!

Lynn Golovich
Detroit, Michigan Makeup Artist

Helping to make women look and feel more beautiful, one women at a time!

Hope in a Jar/Magic Creams for Brown spots and Aging skin



For many years I have had this brown spot of my left cheek.
Years ago I had over the course of about 3 years numerous treatments with a laser that removed it.  But the results were only temporary as the spot came back after about 6 months.

August, 2013 I made an appointment and saw a dermatologist in hope of getting it removed. This spot is about the size of a quarter.

Before any treatment:

After a biopsy in 4 places:

it was determined that it was non-cancerous (yeah!) I have been undergoing treatments using a form of liquid nitrogen. This started back in August, 2013 and I have my last one early February, 2014. After my last treatment it appeared that most of the brown spot was gone so I was happy. Of course the skin was still pink in the areas of the biopsy but it was looking pretty good overall. All I really want is to be able to put on foundation and blush and not have to go through extensive color correcting and concealing to make the skin look flawless.

After a follow-up visit late March, 2014 some of the Hyperpigmentation was coming back even though it has been a long winter and I have not spent any time out in the sun. The dermatologist determined that some of the pigmentation was deeper in some areas which is why it was coming back. She then prescribed a cream for me that is a combination of a bleaching agent and retina a (C-TRET-HC-HYDROQUINON 0/025%=2.5%=8%) which I have been using daily since I got it. I have been working up to using it 2 a day as recommended and trying not to end up with dry flaky patches of skin. I use sun screen on a daily basis to protect my skin from any further damage. I use LA Roche-Posay Anthelois 60 and I highly recommend it.

You can find it here:

You can also find it at CVS

I will update you on the progress as time goes on. It seems to be getting lighter so far.

Have any of you had brown spots that you have had treated? What was the treatment used and the outcome? What moisturizers have you used with retin-a that you have found to be non-irritating and effective? Do you have any other helpful and useful comments about this subject?

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Lynn Golovich
Detroit, Michigan Makeup Artist

Helping to make women look and feel more beautiful, one women at a time!

Makeup Brushes that I Love #4 London Brush Company Angled Lip Brush



Here is a lip brush that I LOVE!

Why do I love it? First of all the angle of the brush makes applying lip color so much easier and precise. Secondly the quality of this brush is excellent. It is made out of Pure European Sable Hair. I have one in my personal collection and a bunch in my kit. If you’re looking for a good lip brush to buy this is IT!

You can find it at:

http://www.londonbrushcompany.com/collections/all/products/2-a-angled-lip
http://www.nigelbeauty.com/p-20991-angled-lip-2a.aspx

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Lynn Golovich
Detroit, Michigan Makeup Artist

http://www.aboutfaces.tv

Helping to make women look and feel more beautiful, one women at a time!

Viseart Eye Shadows-The Best of The Best!



Let me let you in on some eye shadow palettes that are so exceptional that they are fast becoming a favorite in the makeup industry. Viseart Eye Shadow Palettes.

All of the shadow colors are beautiful, long lasting, highly pigmented and go on like butter! Once you use these shadows nothing else you have in the drawer or your kit will compare! The #1 Nude Shadow Palette is a staple in makeup artist kits!

Viseart Nude Palette 01
Best basic Nude Palette that exists!

Viseart-Eyeshadow-Palette-02-Bright-Pearls

Viseart-03-bdidal-satin

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Viseart-Eyeshadow-Palette-05-Sultry-Muse

Viseart-Eyeshadow-Palette-06-Paris-Nudes

Here are some comments made by makeup artists from a popular Face Book Group that I am in just in case you need more convincing that these eye shadow palettes are amazing:

Rachel Proctor The Viseart shadows will change your life. Seriously. Worth every single penny. They’ll end up saving you money in the long run because the quality is so high. Run, don’t walk to the Viseart.

Davisha Dadone Candice, the texture of Viseart is like velvet – much more like high-end shadows such as the ones you mention. But with better payoff and a lot more practical choices of color. I love my YSL and Dior, but there’s no reason to have them in my kit. Viseart, however, is just as luxe, much better packaging, and ready to use for my kit. No contest. Unless of course, I enjoy wasting money, time, and space

Rachael Parnell Inglot is FAB! Viseart are on ANOTHER level. No joke! In all my years (10 years plus) of trying and testing and using EVERYTHING on this planet…Viseart is the SHIZ!!!! Seriously, I think I’ll offer a money back deal on these palettes. You will NOT be sad xo (you will actually email me and say THANK YOU!

April Lampkins Ross Viseart is in a class by itself. It’s pointless to even compare. They’re superior, grade A, top shelf. I want to eat Viseart palettes lol.

Cassandra Kennedy I bought Viseart shadows recently because of all the buzz on this forum and honestly I could hardly handle how amazing they are. I’ve worked so hard to make things look good with other shadows. Viseart shadows are easy, smooth, velvety goodness. The problem now is that it’s like tasting a glass of hundred dollar champagne. You’ll never look at your glass of cheap brut in the same way again.

April Lampkins Ross I’ve used them on deeper skin tones, including my own. They’re amazing. It can be difficult to find neutrals on deeper skin tones that don’t read ashy. These don’t. They are rich creamy perfection.

Alexandra Reem Babic The Neutral Matte palette is one I am always reaching for, and the Pearl Basics is gorgeous. The eyeshadow palettes are highly pigmented, blend beautifully and are a joy to work with. The Lip Palette is stunning too, but the two above are must-haves for me.

Rachael Parnell Viseart is testament to how well a professional, pigmented product should work. The blending, color payoff, ease of use and staying power is out of this world! You seriously would NOT be disappointed.

Jade Milner Sammy, the Viseart shadows are TO DIE FOR! No ifs or buts, just get them.
Christine Wright Viseart has amazing eyeshadows…the best. I am ruined for any other brand save a few of my MUFE. I also love their lip palettes. I want to try all their products.

You can find these palettes (and their other wonderful products here):

Read this review on Muse Beauty!

NEWS FLASH! They are working on these new palettes to be coming out in the next few months! Look at the PRETTY COLORS!

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Lynn Golovich
Detroit, Michigan Makeup Artist

Helping to make women look and feel more beautiful, one women at a time!

Tips for Models



When you decide you are going to be a model you will have lots of questions that need answers. I hope you will find answers to some of your questions in this posting.

Great Modeling Resources that you should take the time to view and read:

Web Sites:

Books:

A must read for someone who wants to be a model. The Professionals Guide to Modeling by Roger Talley.

You can buy it here on Amazon.com

What You Need To Know About Preparing For A Photo Shoot

Most professional models know by experience about what needs to be done before a photo shoot.

If you do not have a lot of modeling experience I suggest you look over the following list of things that will help you for this shoot and in the future. The more of these guidelines you follow the better your shots will turn out.

1. 72 hours before your photo shoot, avoid the following items (these items can give you oily skin and swelling):

  • a. Red meat
  • b. Alcohol
  • c. Caffeine
  • d. Spicy foods
  • e. Retin A and Alpha Hydroxy creams (causes skin peeling that will show with photo makeup)

2. Drink lots of water, carry it with you everywhere you go, and keep sipping.

3. Exfoliate your skin at least once a week and also the morning of the shoot. A good reasonably priced choice for a exfoliater is St. Ives Apricot Scrub which can be found at your Drug Store.

4. Have your brows professionally shaped and then keep them up by plucking the strays every few days. I will pluck strays the day of the shoot but probably will not have time to shape your brows. If you get your brows waxed, do it a few days before your shoot. NOT THE DAY OF your shoot! The reason for this is that it is next to imposible to cover the leftover wax with makeup so best to do it a few days before!

5. It is a good idea to carry your own mascara to the shoot with you. Some make-up artists use mascara with the same wand on several people. This can spread infection very quickly. Unless you know the artist and know that she only uses disposable wands, it’s best not to take your chances. I do use disposable wands!

6. Dark roots will look even worse in photos. Refresh your hair color a few days before your shoot. If you do not color your hair, try “shades” or a toner just a shade lighter then your hair to make it shine. If you need a trim, do it before the shoot.

7. Fingernails and toenails should be one length, well manicured, and the polish should be colorless or French, unless this shoot calls for color.

8. All traces of makeup should be gone from your skin. All eyeliner and mascara should be gone. Your face should be clean and product free when you arrive.

9. Do not over condition your hair before a shoot. Do use your regular styling products to make your hair behave, as chances are the hair stylist will not be wetting your hair and not be able to use gels, etc. Your hair must be dry before you arrive at the shoot.

10. Avoid dry lips by putting Vaseline on your lips before bed and the morning of your shoot. Exfoliate your lips by brushing them when you brush your teeth.

11. For body (lots of skin showing) shots, be sure you get rid of tan lines by visiting a tanning booth a few times.

12. Don’t do the spray on tan, it looks orange in photos and it looks streaky 90% of the time. Spray on tans have ruined shoots for everyone involved.

13. If you have facial hair and you are a woman you need to have it waxed before the shoot. Peach fuzz will show up on your skin, in fact it will look worse in photos then it does in person. People get used to it, you may have it and not be aware until the photos come back.

14. Get rid of body hair. Anywhere and EVERYWHERE it could possibly show.

15. Bring strapless bras, nude undergarments and a tube top usually comes in handy.

16. Wear loose comfortable clothing to the shoot, clothes that bind will leave marks.

If you are paying the artist, feel free to give advice on how you want to look. The photos are yours and you will have to live with them. If it is a test shoot, editorial, commercial shoot or a shoot that someone else is paying for it’s best to keep quiet on makeup and hair. Chances are the artist knows what the photographer and art director want. It may not be what you prefer but normally the person paying for the shoot likes to make ALL the decisions. If you are new at modeling it is a good idea to go ahead and let the artist make the decisions, even if you are paying her or him. In most cases they will know what will look better in the photos – they are dealing with lights, backgrounds and lens filters that you probably are not familiar with. Telling an artist or stylist how to do their job or how you like your makeup is the quickest way to insure you won’t work much.

Once you are on the job here are some industry etiquette tips

1. Do not chat or answer your cell phone unless it’s an emergency.

2. Do not eat or drink while in the Makeup/Hair chair

3. Don’t smoke or take smoke breaks, wait until the job is done and never smoke in wardrobe provided for you.

4. Be 15 minutes early to every job, heavy traffic is never an excuse for being late….you need to assume heavy traffic.

5. Don’t comment on the clothing, hair or makeup you are in, these are decisions out of your hands for a reason.

6. Never bring anyone to a job, this is very unprofessional and there is rarely room to accommodate more people on a shoot.

7. If you are asked to bring wardrobe, bring more than you are asked to bring, clients change their minds so bring lots of choices.

8. Never touch your makeup or hair, do not adjust your clothing, these are things the stylist and artist will do for you, that’s why we are here.

What clothing models should bring to commercial photo shoots

Good commercial models have invested in a commercial wardrobe. Models are often requested to bring a wardrobe to the shoot. This is especially true of stock shoots. I have made lists of wardrobe items most stylists would like to see you bring.

Women:
a few business suits
a little black dress
a few skirts (Current style is best, not too short.)
scarves and accessories (Cheap costume jewelry is fine—the more the better. )
nice black slacks and tan pants
5 or 6 tops (Colors are fine, but no black, no crazy colors or prints, and no logos.)
a turtleneck
jeans (no holes, not too worn-looking)
black and tan low-heeled shoes
tennis shoes without prominent logos (obvious branding)
black high heels (not too stripper-looking)
sandals
shorts (not too short)
ball cap with no logo
strapless bra, nude
nude undergarments
tube top
socks
a one-piece bathing suit and a two-piece if you have the figure for it
a jean jacket
a blazer, current style
push-up bra and cutlets if you are small on top

Men:

a nice suit (not cheap—This is a good investment in your career.)
jeans (not too worn-looking)
black shoes
tan shoes
tennis shoes (no obvious branding)
socks—black, tan, and white
dress shirts for suits (4 or 5 in different colors)
2 or 3 ties to coordinate with shirts
polo-style shirts (3 or 4 in different colors)
Dockers-type pants in navy and khaki
belts (dress and casual)
swim shorts
shorts, cargo in tan or khaki and one dark color
T-shirts (white, black, a few colors, no logos)
dress slacks, dark and light (no white)
turtleneck
pullover sweaters in a few colors
dress and sports watches
ball cap with no logo

My biggest pet peeves are worn-looking clothing. Take clothes to the dry cleaner to avoid fading and wrinkled clothing. I like to see models arrive with clothing on hangers in a garment bag. Take care in packing your clothes. Nothing is worse than a model coming to a shoot with a bag full of wrinkled clothes!
Obvious branding should be avoided on all clothing. If you can recognize a brand, we probably cannot use it on the shoot. Small logos on polo-style shirts normally will not show up, but anything larger may.
Many thanks to Mary Erickson for writing this wonderful article and sharing it with all of us!

Modeling Makeup Kit

Author:

 

A makeup kit is an important part of any model’s equipment.

You should have your modeling makeup kit with you for any photo shoot or job that you do – even if you know that a make-up artist has been scheduled for the assignment.

For Women

Cleanser

Toner (astringent for the oily skin and freshener for the normal to dry)

Moisturizer

Liquid Foundation or powder based foundation that can be applied dry or with a sponge

Contouring and highlighting powders or cream sticks

Concealer in natural tones (not white)

Loose transparent face powder

Liquid eyeliner black or brown

Brown eye pencil

Eyebrow pencil

Pencil sharpener

Lip pencil (nude or skin color)

Lipsticks and lip pencils to match eye and cheek selections

Eye shadows (brown-beige palette)

Eye shimmer pale beige

Mascara

Blush

Brushes (2-3 for the face)

Eye Drops (Visine – Also helpful for zits – it does “get the red out”)

Eye Make-Up Remover

Cotton Balls or rounds and cotton swabs

Travel size nail kit (including cuticle cream, hand lotion, nail buffer, base and top coat, cuticle clippers, orange stick emery board, three neutral nail colors, a clear red and an off-white for French tipping

Eye cream, eye gel for puffiness and body lotion

Toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss

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Modeling Makeup Kit

Author:

 

A makeup kit is an important part of any model’s equipment.

You should have your modeling makeup kit with you for any photo shoot or job that you do – even if you know that a make-up artist has been scheduled for the assignment.

For Women

Cleanser

Toner (astringent for the oily skin and freshener for the normal to dry)

Moisturizer

Liquid Foundation or powder based foundation that can be applied dry or with a sponge

Contouring and highlighting powders or cream sticks

Concealer in natural tones (not white)

Loose transparent face powder

Liquid eyeliner black or brown

Brown eye pencil

Eyebrow pencil

Pencil sharpener

Lip pencil (nude or skin color)

Lipsticks and lip pencils to match eye and cheek selections

Eye shadows (brown-beige palette)

Eye shimmer pale beige

Mascara

Blush

Brushes (2-3 for the face)

Eye Drops (Visine – Also helpful for zits – it does “get the red out”)

Eye Make-Up Remover

Cotton Balls or rounds and cotton swabs

Travel size nail kit (including cuticle cream, hand lotion, nail buffer, base and top coat, cuticle clippers, orange stick emery board, three neutral nail colors, a clear red and an off-white for French tipping

Eye cream, eye gel for puffiness and body lotion

Toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss

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For you models who are not lucky enough to have a makeup artist at your events and are building a basic makeup kit here is a list of suggested things your should have in your kit:
Modeling Makeup Kit
Author: Joe Edelman

A makeup kit is an important part of any model’s equipment.

You should have your modeling makeup kit with you for any photo shoot or job that you do – even if you know that a make-up artist has been scheduled for the assignment.
For Women

Cleanser

Toner (astringent for the oily skin and freshener for the normal to dry)

Moisturizer

Liquid Foundation or powder based foundation that can be applied dry or with a sponge

Contouring and highlighting powders or cream sticks

Concealer in natural tones (not white)

Loose transparent face powder

Liquid eyeliner black or brown

Brown eye pencil

Eyebrow pencil

Pencil sharpener

Lip pencil (nude or skin color)

Lipsticks and lip pencils to match eye and cheek selections

Eye shadows (brown-beige palette)

Eye shimmer pale beige

Mascara

Blush

Brushes (2-3 for the face)

Eye Drops (Visine – Also helpful for zits – it does “get the red out”)

Eye Make-Up Remover

Cotton Balls or rounds and cotton swabs

Travel size nail kit (including cuticle cream, hand lotion, nail buffer, base and top coat, cuticle clippers, orange stick emery board, three neutral nail colors, a clear red and an off-white for French tipping

Eye cream, eye gel for puffiness and body lotion

Toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss