My New Favorite Face Powder

Hello Makeup Geeks, today I have a review for you of my new favorite face powder. I am so excited to share this with you as I love this face powder so much! As many of you know I have very sensitive skin and am prone to break outs quite easily. I have recently found out I am allergic to talc and it is so very hard to find foundations and powders that are talc free. Unfortunately, talc is used as fillers in a lot of cosmetics. It can clog pores and cause breakouts. For me it was essential I find products that did not include talc unfortunately, finding talc fee products is quite hard. I found this at a trade show recently and couldn’t wait to try it and see if worked as good as I had hoped. I was not disappointed.

Emani Pressed Mineral Foundation (Amazon)

Preview, Photos: L’Oréal Paris Féria Wild Ombré Kit – How To Do Ombre Haircolor Highlights At Home

Preview, Photos: L’Oréal Paris Féria Wild Ombré - How To Do Ombre Haircolor Highlights At Home

Take a walk on the wild side with Féria’s new Wild Ombré, the first at-home coloring system designed to create one of the hottest, most sought-after hair color trends: the Ombré effect.

Ombré haircolor is the new way to add light and contrast to your hair by lightening only the lengths and ends, creating a gradated dark to light effect. This is the first time the Ombré look will be achievable through at-home coloring. Best of all, results can be achieved in just 25 – 45 minutes, depending upon preferred intensity.

Preview, Photos: L’Oréal Paris Féria Wild Ombré - How To Do Ombre Haircolor Highlights At Home
Preview, Photos: L’Oréal Paris Féria Wild Ombré - How To Do Ombre Haircolor Highlights At Home

L’Oréal Paris’ innovation employs a three-part lightening system plus patented Expert Brush that work together to achieve this modern new take on highlights. This brush-on technique allows women to easily create ombré effects ranging from subtle and sexy to bold and edgy. The system contains a Lightening Powder, a Lightening Crème and a Crème Developer to provide an enhanced lightening experience for the perfect Ombré look.

Price: $12.99, Available in three shades at www.lorealparis.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers beginning in January 2013.

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Gluten-Free Products

Last week, I started hearing a lot of buzz about gluten-free this and gluten-free that.  So I just wanted to write a post about what is “gluten-free”.  From a marketing standpoint, gluten-free is used to target a specific segment (those with celiac disease).  Without going into a lot of details, celiac disease is a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food. The damage is due to a reaction to eating gluten, a protein that is found in wheat, barley, rye, and maybe oats, etc.  There are a lot of substitutes and gluten-free grains out there (see here for a list).

That being said, were you also under the assumption that gluten-free products only make sense if these products are INGESTED?  As in:  they have to be consumed through your digestive tract in order for it to be an issue!  Why, then, do I see so many cosmetics and personal care products being branded as “gluten-free”?  Does that really matter?  Unless I’m eating my makeup and lotions (okay, so maybe some lipsticks/lipbalms make their way to your stomach…the amount should be insignificant anyway), how is normal absorption through the skin suppose to give you celiac disease symptoms?  Are people just too cautious?  Maybe I’m just not getting it because I’m not a sufferer.  But I’m here to help, so here are three skin products that are gluten-free:

  1. AminoGenesis Simply One 10 in 1 Skin Perfecting Treatment (although I’m not sure if their Vitamin E and Glucosamine come from plants/algae source, at least they’re GF!)
  2. KaplanMD Clinical Skin Therapy
  3. Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula & Blood Orange Facial CleanserImage

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