TIPS'N'TRICKS

JAN PEDIS

MAKE-UP ARTIST & HAIR DESIGNER

 

HAIR TREATMENT

A weekly deep conditioning treatment can be a very helpful way to tend to moisturize your hair, help prevent frizz and damaged ends.

There’s no need to buy an extra product, simply try this:

Ingredients:

Add 1/8 cup coconut oil, avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil to 1/4 cup your favorite conditioner, double amounts for medium to long hair

1. Combine mixing your choice of oil in increments rather than all at once into the conditioner in a bowl,

2. Apply to clean hair in sections starting from back hairline nape working up to top in sections.

3. Leave in at least 15minutes under a plastic cap with a towel turbaned up or a wool beanie cap, to hold in heat, however, the longer, the better, 

30-60 minutes will prove well.  I have even let it dry after 15 minutes under a cap and rinsed it out in the morning.

 

BASIC LIP REJUVENATOR

First, ditch the chapped lips. Use a warm, wet, soft toothbrush to exfoliate the lips and follow up with a natural ingredient lip balm to keep the

moisture locked in.

Pure organic coconut oil, shea and cocao butters are wonderful as added moisturizer as a balm to lock in moisture-rich nutrition right after cleansing,

a few minutes before lip color as well as a

pre-exfoliant booster and as a bedtime moisturizing balm.  You can melt them together on a low heat and jar it yourself in a glass container.

 

Once they are velvety soft, fill lips in with a pencil that matches them, not the lipstick. Then apply color with a tiny lip brush, starting at the center

of yourtop lip and blending outward.  Press lips together, blot and voila!

 

CHOOSING THE RED LIP COLOR FOR YOU

Choosing a red lipstick can be daunting. Whether you're after a fresh new look, a spicy option for a night out on the town, or just a glam alternative.

Here's a little info to help guide your choices:

 

Fair Skin

If your complexion is prone to redness, start with evening out your skin tone with a creme powder or a bit of concealer and/or foundation plus

powder to avoid highlighting ruddiness.

When choosing a shade, look for sheer, blue-based reds. Though bold, these cool hues don’t look overly harsh against pale skin tones.

 

Olive Skin

With the warm undertones in your skin, you can pull off almost any red, especially siren red!

 

Dark Skin

This complexion can be warm or cool.

If your skin has golden undertones as Halle Berry's does, choose reds with a brown tone, brick or rusty red.

If you have more blue undertoned as Alek Wek’s does, choose deep rubies with a hint of pink, like dark cherry or burgundy.

 

If you want a bit more pizzazz, A low shimmer can be fun to add onto inner lower lip.  Personally, I am not a fan of high gloss shine with such a

bold statement color.

 

To keep the overall look clean, avoid wearing bronzer, which can seem muddy when paired witha bold lip color and let’s your lips be the focus.

 

Go easy on the eyes with a quick swipe of mascara or set of soft natural strip lashes or add a few sweet individuals and/or black liner and

a touch of concealer and soft blush if needed, you'll be good to go!

Now put your best pout forward!

 

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