Event Alert: Make Up Forever

Hi Beautilicious:

Everyone knows how I love Make up Forever. This is a hands down #1 brand I trust and so should you. Make up Forever never let us down when we take pictures. Don’t we look flawless?    Make up Forever invites you to experience their ground-breaking Ultra HD Liquid Foundation like never before.   Come join the brand at their Be Flawless. Be Confident. Be You. Please let us show support by going to the event that takes place at the Menlo Park Mall Edison NJ on Friday April 15, 2016 11AM- 6PM and Saturday April 16, 2016 11AM – 6PM.  They will have a pro makeup artists who will provide exclusive shade-matching consultations with the Ultra HD Foundation.  After you get the right shade won’t you like a picture taken to share on social media and friends? Guess what? you will be able to share this perfect moment. using hashtag #shareyourshade. This will be a chance to be part of their live photo wall. It doesn’t stop there, at the adjacent Sephora store, guests will receive a chic limited-edition makeup clutch including a free universally flattering lipstick to finish off their fab new look. For continued fun with MAKE UP FOR EVER, following purchase come back to the live event and have the Ultra HD Foundation personalized by an on-site engraver.

The first 200 guests at Saturday’s event on April 16th will have the exclusive opportunity to meet with YouTube star, iluvsarahii!


 I hope to see everyone 

Makeup Tips To Make You Look Younger

Hi Beautilicious:

We all know we are not getting any younger and we want to look younger once we reach a certain age. Right? I would love to put translucent powder or do the bake thing on my face LOL but I know I can’t.  I would love to do many things but it doesn’t look as good as it does other young ladies. It is not you can’t do it well. It just means you should find a way to do it that will fit you. Be creative. Practice, practice, practice. Never give up. Below are makeup tips to make you look younger.



Moisturize-    Before putting on your makeup moisturize. This is the most important part before putting on makeup. Moisturizer helps keep your skin hydrated. Moisturizer also helps your face have a smoother surface to apply makeup. On top of that, it can help protect your skin from getting foundation clogged in your pores, as well as dirt.



 Concealer- We should invest in a good creaseless concealer. As we age we want to cover up more fine lines, dark circles or redness.




Buy A Yellow Tone Foundation- Why yellow tone? Yellow warms up the skin. The warmer the skin looks the younger it looks. Above is a chart that will help you under stand different tones.



Skip face powder- Covering your skin with powder will only make it worse. Any wrinkles or fine lines will be very noticeable.



Show off your bone structure- Rub blush in along the highest points of your cheekbones it makes your bone structure stand out. As we age we loose the fat in the face, take advantage of that.

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Apply Eyeshadow Base– By dabbing a small amount of eyeshadow base or primer will keep the eyeshadow in place.


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Shimmer- a bit of shimmer is flattering as you get older because it brings light to the face.  Dab it on the inner corners of the eyes to wake up the face.



Lengthening Mascara- With age the lashes starts to get thinner.  I suggest mascara that lengthens and gives volume, the mascara with long wands will help you coat each lash.



Nude Lipstick/Gloss- the best approach is to stick to shades that enhance your natural lip tone, rather than bringing attention to the area. Nude colors will just boost your natural tone.




Highlighter- to obtain a nice youthful glow dab the highlighter on the cheekbones, nose, chin, lip and forehead as shown in the picture.

I hope these tips are helpful to you.

Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.



The Importance Of Removing Makeup


Hi Beautilicious:

Do you always take off your make-up before bed? Every night? You’re not alone. We have all been there. In a recent survey they said if you don’t wash out the makeup every night before going to bed  it would age the face by more than two days for every night that you didn’t bother. I will list a few things what happens to the skin by not removing the makeup.




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Premature Aging– Sleeping in your makeup can increase your exposure to free radicals (which makeup attracts during the day), leading to collagen breakdown and skin that ages faster



Clogged Hair Follicles– Regularly falling asleep in mascara and liner may result in the clogging of the tiny hair follicles and oil glands on your eyelids.




Wrinkles– During the day you accumulate a lot of oxidative stress, When you sleep in your makeup you are not giving your skin a chance to recover from those insults, which can lead to premature aging. Free radicals from the environment (often in the form of pollution) remain on the skin when you do not clean your face properly at night. Free radicals cause collagen breakdown over time, which results in the development of fine lines and prematurely aged skin.




Pimples– If you don’t cleanse your face, dirt and dead skin cells are not removed,they stay on the skin, clogging pores leading to pimples.



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Dull Face–  If you’ve ever woken up in the morning, looked in the mirror, and wished your skin looked brighter, your lack of cleansing before you hit the bed could be the problem. “Oils and dead skin cells on the outermost layers of the skin are matted up against the pillow all night, and natural turnover of this dull epidermal layer is diminished.


Below are the 5 best makeup remover.


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Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.

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Makeup 101

Hi Beautilicious:

Many of you had told me in the past you would like to wear makeup but don’t know how to. I will show you step by step on how to apply makeup. This is a simple look for beginners. When you are more comfortable  in applying the makeup you can start to experience with bold colors. Lets get started.


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  1. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser followed by Toner.  A Toner can help remove excess oils and dead skin cells that may lurk on the face after washing.


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2.Moisturizer. This will hydrate your face. Always use a  moisturizer based on your skin type.

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3.Foundation. Dab a light foundation to your skin. Apply just a few spots with your fingers to your forehead, cheeks, nose and chin, then blend with a foundation brush. If you want more coverage you can use a beauty blender.

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4.Concealer. use a pointed brush to do a bit where undereye circles are darkest and blend. Use 1 shade lighter than your natural tone.

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5.Set the concealer with powder. Try using a powder that is close to your skin tone. Use either a powder fluff applicator or brush.  The setting powder can seriously help delay the process and save you from touching up so frequently.

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6. Eyeshadow.  Apply an eyeshadow of your choice to the eye lid. Try using neutral shades. Apply it with a round eyeshadow brush with short swipes on the lid.


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7. Eyeliner. Apply eyeliner on the rim of your upper lash line. You can use a pencil or felt tip eyeliner.


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8. Mascara. Apply to upper  and lower lashes.one coat should be enough.


NYX  angled brush applying blush

9. Blush.  Apply blush one stroke is enough until you get used to putting it on. I recommend a light color to start with.


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10. Lipstick or lip gloss. Apply the lipstick or lip gloss with light strokes to the lips. When you are more comfortable you can apply it more heavier.

There you go the 10 step beginners crash course.

Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.


Images: Google

Makeup Tips And Tricks For Oily Skin

Hi Beautilicious:

I know many of you have oily skin and would like to know how to get a matte makeup look without having your face looking like a grease ball.  Below are seven steps on obtaining a matte look.



Step 1: Exfoliate your face before applying makeup. Exfoliation is considered one of the most important techniques that you can perform. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, leaving your skin radiant and smooth.  You can use Biore charcoal pore minimizer. The charcoal powder pulls out oil and pollutants like a magnet, and it all rinses away with the gel.




Step 2: Toner. Toners and astringents are alcohol-based, resulting in a drying effect that removes excess oil and tightens pores. You can try Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner. Rose water has antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties that keep your skin problem free.



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Step 3: Mattify. Milk of Magnesia original is used to control your oily skin. I know  what you are saying “this girl is crazy” sounds crazy but the magnesium is effective at absorbing oil. Dip the milk of magnesia to a cotton ball and swipe the cotton ball over your T-Zone (nose, forehead, cheeks and chin). Let it dry for about 2 minutes before going to the next step. If you feel uncomfortable using milk of magnesia you can skip this process. This is for people with exceedingly oily skin.




Step 4: Primer. A good face primer should help your face look great, reduce the oily feel and close up those big pores. NYX  will help you mattify your skin, even out skin tone and moisturize it instantly.




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Step 5: Concealer. Apply concealer on any areas you need to hide. freckles, dark under eye circles and acne. Cover Girl Invisible Concealer is good. Do not use oil based items, as it will clog pores.




Step 6: Foundation.  Apply a matte foundation for oily skin.  Matte products will ensure shine-free wear. A good drug store brand is Maybelline Matte Mousse.





Step 7: Setting powder. When it comes to locking in your makeup, it’s best to stick with setting powders that match your skin tone. Try CoverFX Matte setting powder.  The best way to see if your setting powder has left an invisible layer of white on your skin is taking a selfie using the flash.

Now you are ready to apply blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick.

Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.

Images: Google



Benefits Of Coconut Oil

Hi Beautilicious:

With this cold weather the skin can take a toll if it is not being taken care of. I would like to suggest a few things you can do to treat your body with LOVE. This is very cheap and you don’t have to spend a fortune. I recommend using Coconut oil, and you thought coconut oil was for baking only.  Coconut oil is so trendy these days from taming frizz to moisturizing dry skin. Coconut oil strengthen weak hair, heal dry skin, it can also be used to decelerate the premature graying process. When buying coconut oil make sure it has not been bleached, refined,  no fragrance or dye added to it.

Why is Coconut Oil good?

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Coconut oil recondition dry damaged hair because the molecular structure of coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft, getting past the cuticle, repairing and preventing damage from the inside out. You can find the following fatty acids in coconut oil:

Lauric acid, capric acid and cuprylic acid: These fatty acids have strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties as a result when applied on the skin, coconut oil protects from microbial infections that can get into open wounds or enter the body through the pores.

Vitamin E is essential for healthy skin growth, repair of wear and tear on the skin keeping skin smooth and protecting against cracking. Above all it prevents premature aging and wrinkling of the skin, since it has good antioxidant properties.

Coconut oil also has saturated fats. These saturated fats are medium chain fatty acids or tryglycerides when applied to the skin. They keep it smooth. Due to these fats, coconut oil retains the moisture content of the skin as the fats eliminate moisture loss through the pores of the skin.

Now that we know why coconut oil is good lets see where you can use it.

Lips– our lips are twice more susceptible to cold. Lips do not have oil producing glands. they do not get any supply of oil or moisture during cold.  1/2 tsp of coconut oil and apply to the lips to keep it moisturized. You can also buy a small travel size container and store the oil in it and keep in the pocketbook.



Skin Softner-The dry cold air results in dehydrating the skin. That is why we should apply coconut oil to hydrate and moisturize the body. Coconut oil will keep the skin soft. 1 tbsp coconut oil, emulsify oil between palms until warm and melted and apply to skin or melt down the coconut oil and add to your favorite lotions and creams before applying. Store the coconut oil in a jar and leave by your night table.

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Cracked Feet- With the arrival of winter days many people start having the problems of dry skin,  chapped lips and also cracked heels. The crack in the feet will not vanish, but coconut oil will make the feet softer within days. you can also apply a few drops of lavender and rub on your feet. Lavender helps kill bacteria.   1 tsp of coconut oil, add a few drops of lavender and apply to the affected area.   Store the coconut oil and lavender in a jar.




Makeup Remover– If you are worried about harsh chemicals getting into your skin use coconut oil as a makeup remover.  1/2 tsp. coconut oil and remove makeup with a cotton ball. Wash off in warm water. Store the coconut oil in a glass jar.                                                                                               Coconut oil in a jar         


Shaving with coconut oil–   Shaving creams, foam and gels all are full of toxic chemicals. Coconut oil is a healthier alternative that work just as well and are safe for highly sensitive areas. This method is best used with wet shaving after the skin has been run under warm water to soften the skin. Coconut oil will give you a smooth close shave.  3 tbsp of coconut oil and apply enough to coat skin and shave as usual.  




Hair Mask – For over processed, heat damaged or is just naturally dry. 1/2 cup of warm coconut oil and apply all over the hair.  Put a shower cap to lock in that coconut and allow the oil to sit on your hair for 20-30 minutes or you can leave it in over night.   Wash the hair. You can do this hair mask once or twice a week. Store the mask in the jar.



Detangle Hair- If the hair is still not tangle free after using your conditioner try using coconut oil as a detangler.     1/2 tsp of coconut oil and apply on the ends of the hair after showering as a detangler and moisturizer for very dry hair.   Store the coconut oil in a glass bottle.





Cuticle Oil- To keep germs at bay and  loosen up cuticles use coconut oil. Rub a small amount of oil on the cuticles making them easier to push back.





Dry Hands- The cold weather and washing dishes can take a toll on the skin.                 Rub a small amount on the hands to moisturize. Keep a jar by the sink.





Premature Gray Hair–  The growth of hair occurs in successive stages. At a certain point of time, some hair strands are at the resting stage, while others are growing. At the base of hairs, follicles are present that contain a pigment called melanin. This pigment is responsible for imparting color to the hairs. Gray hair is a result of insufficient pigment present in the hair follicles, while absence of the melanin pigment causes white hair. When white hair and dark hair are mixed, the scalp color appears to be gray.  Apply a small amount of coconut oil and massage the scalp each night before going to bed and wash the next day.


Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.

Images:  Google
Thank you Maggie Sciubba




Baking Your Makeup

Hi Beautilicious:


I am pretty sure you have seen on Youtube this trend “Baking”. Baking is when you apply loose translucent powder on top of your concealer and foundation leaving it on for about three to five minutes. Afterwards, you dust off the powder and you have a poreless , matte beautiful complexion.


  1.  Hydrate your eye area- Apply eye cream around your eye area to hydrate your skin. Try Mac Mineralize charged water moisture eye cream. This eye cream  adds radiance and reduces dark circles, fine lines and puffiness.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     `tarte
  2. Use a thick concealer under your eyes- Apply it upward from the apples of your cheeks toward your temples all the way underneath your eye. Blend it in with a damp beauty blender. Try Tarte Marcuja creaseless concealer. This concealer is a creamy, full coverage concealer that won’t ever crease, flake or leave you wanting more.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       HD
  3. Dust on translucent powder- use a fluffy eye shadow brush to apply translucent powder over where you applied the concealer. This is to set the base makeup. I suggest Makeup Forever HD Translucent Powder.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    wedge sponge.jpg         Plus fix
  4. Bake your makeup- Use a damp wedge sponge with a little setting spray like Mac         Fix +.   Dip the wedge into the translucent powder generously over the area where you applied the concealer. Leave the powder on for three to five minutes.

5. Dust it off- Use the same fluffy eye shadow brush you used to set the base makeup                and dust the powder. I suggest taking a picture of yourself with flash and double                      check if you dusted well, you don’t want to look like Nicole Kidman. NIcole

Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.

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Hi Beautilicious:

I want to discuss a few mistakes we probably make with foundation.

Foundation Mistake #1: Using a powder foundation.

If you want a dewey look,  powder foundations will not  give you the best finish like a liquid foundation. Powders are drying, tend to cake and can even accentuate wrinkles because they settle into the creases.

Here are a few liquid foundation recommedations that I like.

Makeup Forever Foundation

Makeup Forever- This foundation is light weight, medium coverage but you can build it up to full coverage,  and most importantly its a high definition foundation. You can purchase Makeup Forever at Sephora or any department stores.

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L’Oreal True Match- This has broad spectrum SPF 17, Full Coverage,and it is light weight. You can purchase L’Oreal at Walmart, Target or any Pharmacy.


EX1  Invisiwear- Full Coverage, Oil free, perfect coverage that is almost invisible. You can purchase EX1 Invisiwear online. lookfantastic.com is the original online British beauty boutique. Today, they are Europe’s number one retailer for beauty. Free worldwide delivery.


Foundation Mistake #2: Testing your foundation under a dim light

When buying a foundation we should double check if the foundation really matches our skin tone. Sometimes the department stores lighting is poor and when trying on a foundation it may seem it matches us. I suggest going to the store without makeup, have someone choose two tones that might match your skin. Apply the two colors on each side of your face, go outside with a mirror and double check. You don’t want to look like a ghost or tanned. This happened way to many times to me. LOL

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Foundation Mistake #3: Applying your foundation with your fingers

Using your fingers to apply foundation will leave streak marks, you cannot distribute the foundation evenly, and your face won’t look flawless. There are so many tools to apply foundation. Use whatever works for you. You don’t have to spend a fortune. I love using  Real Techniques beauty blender.

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Foundation Mistake #4: Not using a primer underneath your  foundation

Using primer really does help your foundation glide on smoother and stay put longer. There are primers that can also soften the appearance of wrinkles, control shine or boost radiance. I like using Nivea Men Replenishing Post Shave Balm. You read correctly yes Nivea Men. Nivea has  glycerine and it kind of act as a glue for the foundation.  The  foundation will look absolutely flawless and stay perfect all day long. I also use Mac Prep+Prime Skin. This is a lightweight gel lotion formulated with special effect silicones. Evens out redness and skin tone while adding radiance. improves the laydown and application of foundation or powder.


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Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.

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Happy New Year

Hi Beautilicious:

Wow, I can’t believe today is the last day of 2015. Lots of things happened good and bad. The bad things just makes us more stronger. Pat yourself on the back warriors we made it. 2016 will be a better year. It will be filled with lots of blessings. Write your vision in a notebook like the bible says in Habakkuk 2:2.   “Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets. That the one who reads it may run”.

Have faith that 2016 will be a better year. God won’t give you more than you can handle. Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.




Christmas Gift Ideas

Hi Beautilicious:

Christmas is right around the corner and I am pretty sure you are a little anxious wondering what to get your children’s teachers or loved ones. For those of you on a budget like me, Marshalls and TJMaxx has awesome gifts for under $20. Below are some items that you may like. When you get a chance try to stop at Marshalls/TJMaxx at your earliest convenience.


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