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Bright Ideas, Hair, Makeup - Fontana Beauty Expert - November 25, 2015

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Chocolate Bar Palette | Makeup Tutorial by Lyric Rochester

Bright Ideas, Hair, Makeup - Fontana Beauty Expert - November 25, 2015

If you haven’t heard the AMAZING news! POMI By Lyric is NOW available at Fontana Pharmacy stores ISLAND WIDE!!!! 

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Fontana Beauty Vibes Expo

Makeup - Fontana Beauty Expert - April 10, 2015

For the first time Fontana Beauty Vybes Expo. Mandeville Jamaica.

 
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IMAN Cosmetics Pressed Powder

Makeup - Fontana Beauty Expert - April 1, 2015

If you’ve been on the hunt for a great pressed powder foundation for African American women, search no more black ladies! IMAN’s Pressed Powder matches your skin tone, removes shine and provides full even coverage for your black skin.

ft_4dd9c7c7fe7d7f3be6d9a5924c50aa02Hello Classy Black Ladies! I am very pleased to provide you with this review of IMAN’s Luxury Pressed Powder.

I have been searching high and low for a pressed powder foundation that will not only match my skin tone but also *not* make me look like I just stepped out of Michael Jackson’s thriller video shoot! I like my dark skin tone with its golden undertone and I want it to look that way whether I have foundation on or not.

It seems that I visit the beauty section of my local pharmacy every month looking for a new pressed powder. I’ve tried powder foundations by L’Oreal, Maybelleine and all the major brands, but they do not match my skin tone and do not provide even coverage.

I’ve also tried liquid foundations, like Maybelleine’s Dream Liquid Mousse (my last brand) but they just made my face look greasy and uneven.

About a month ago I was sorting through my foundation options in the beauty section of my pharmacy yet again, and picked up a new powder press foundation by one of the majors. I sighed, knowing that it would probably not work out, as I walked toward the register.

Then, like a beacon of light, I happened to look back toward the beauty section and saw a display for IMAN cosmetics. I’d never seen her beauty products in Fontana before.

I went over and picked up her Pressed Powder in Earth Dark. I went home and immediately tried….. the results??

WOW! I was truly amazed. The color didn’t seem like it would match my skin tone when I looked at it in the case, but when I put it on my face it blended perfectly. The pressed powder provided full coverage over my skin and didn’t make me look like a Black Zombie! Yay! It looked like my own natural skin tone.

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Iman BB Creme Tutorial

Makeup - Fontana Beauty Expert - March 18, 2015

Iman BB Creme Tutorlal

NEW! IMAN Skin Tone Evener BB Crème SPF 15….skin care and color combined to even, protect, tone and compliment YOUR skin tones like no other BB Cream ever has!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOszrKVOfXI

Evens with Skin Tone Evener Complex enriched with Acai, Licorice & Grape Seed
Protects with SPF 15 & antioxidants
Hydrates with Kokum, Almond, Aloe and Vitamins A, E & C
Paraben-Free
Compliments your skin tone with a hint of color in 5 perfect-match shades

IMAN Skin Tone Evener BB Crème SPF 15 not recommended for acne prone skin.

Buy it in store or at Fontanapharmacy.com

 

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Monday Tips and Tutorial:The key to achieving the perfect matte lip

Bright Ideas, Hair, Makeup - Fontana Beauty Expert - February 3, 2015

A matte lip is a go to for me. I’m not a huge fan of glossy lips simply because my face is already an oil slick.  However, a matte lip can be tricky sometimes.  For me, achieving that even application is dependent on how moisturized and smooth your lips are.

One must prepare the lips properly before applying a matte lipstick because this could leave your lips looking a dry crumbling mess.  Don’t panic just yet, we’ve got you. The key to achieving baby soft lips is to exfoliate. I usually mix a little sugar with olive oil or honey and gentle apply to the lips in a circular motion.  You can also use a soft tooth brush or wash cloth in the same way to get rid of the dead skin on your lips.  Also, a recent discovery of mine is the Elf exfoliating stick; it is just like a lipstick.

Here is a tutorial demonstrating how you can achieve baby soft lips for the perfect matte lipstick..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eajIxcf0ZZA

Perk up those baby soft lips my lovelies… All the products mentioned are available at Fontana Pharmacy, your beauty hub.

Until next time, stay gorgeous…

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TUESDAY TUTORIAL: Cleaning your makeup brushes

Bath and Body, Makeup, Skin Care - Fontana Beauty Expert - January 21, 2015

Ugh! I don’t know  any makeup artist who enjoys cleaning their brushes…it’s just not fun. However, it is extremely important for us as makeup lovers to take the time to clean our brushes thoroughly at least once per week.  Hey, hear me out for a sec.   Would you continuously use a dirty wash rag covered in makeup to wash your face for weeks on end? Exactly.  Think of your makeup brushes as a wash rag that you use to cleanse your face.  If you do not wash and disinfect your brushes, bacteria will build up and this could lead to major skin problems.

There are a few easy ways to clean your makeup brushes without breaking a leg…I usually mix anti-bacterial liquid soap or baby shampoo with olive oil or coconut oil.  The oil helps to break up the products that are trapped inside the bristles of your brushes and keep them soft and moisturized.  Some people even use alcohol to help break down excessive products in their brushes.  All these products are available at your beauty hub, Fontana Pharmacy…

Here is a quick video demonstrating how you can clean your makeup brushes quick and easy…

How to clean your brushes

Ok my lovelies, don’t be lazy…clean those brushes…Until next time, stay gorgeous…

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TUESDAY TUTORIAL: Make Your Eyes Pop

Bright Ideas, Hair, Makeup - Fontana Beauty Expert - January 13, 2015

The eyes are the windows to the soul, so make them POP!!!

This winter we have seen on the runways big bright eyes paired with bold lips.  You can achieve big sexy eyes with a few simple steps and tools.  All you’ll need is mascara, eyeliner, a highlighting pencil and an eyelash curler.

For mascara, I would select the following because they lengthen and adds volume without clumping.

Maybeline New York Volum’ Express Pumped up Colossal mascara

 L’Oreal telescopic  mascara

For eyeliner, you can choose between a gel liner and a pencil; whichever you are comfortable with.  I would definitely recommend the following:

Revlon Colorstay creme gel liner – easy to apply and lasts all day

Nanacoco mechanical pencil  – very creamy, smudges easily into the lash line to create a smokey effect.

For highlighting the water line and brow bone, I would recommend Milani’s Shadow Eyez pencil for its creamy consistency and blendability.

For all the products listed, don’t forget to visit your one stop beauty hub…Fontana Pharmacy

Here is a tutorial demonstrating how you can achieve bold eyes without lash extensions.

Until next time, stay gorgeous…

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Revlon Colourstay: For the Long Days

Makeup, Skin Care - Fontana Beauty Expert - December 11, 2014

I personally love this formula! This foundation has a medium to full coverage and is easily build-able, which I love! Trust me my skin needs so much coverage. It definitely does cover any imperfections and fine lines and it looks so natural! It does give you a sort of matte look. I apply it with my Elf Professional Powder brush and it gives me a nice streak-free airbrushed look. I can definitely agree with the claims, it does not give you a cakey face or feel heavy, sometimes I even forget I’m wearing it. It doesn’t rub off or transfer once you set it your good to go for the rest of the day.

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So would I buy this again? YES! I love how build-able this product is and the fact that I can use it as a concealer if I’m in a hurry And it’s not a bad price, especially if you can get it on sale.

Have you used this foundation? Did you love it? Hate it? Tell me in the comments or give me some recommendations of other things to try!

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How to Put on Perfect Eye Makeup

Makeup - Fontana Make Up Expert - June 23, 2014

The key to putting on perfect eye makeup lays in a few specific areas. Put on perfect eye makeup with help from a celebrity makeup artist in this free video clip.

You have to take a number of different things into consideration when choosing and applying makeup, like your hair color, your eye color and even the time of year. Get tips on how to apply and choose makeup with help from a celebrity makeup artist in this free video series.

Eye Makeup Revlon Product in Jamaica

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