Quick Beauty Queries Vol. II, No. Three
Jul 5, 2016
Are you still using the Luna Mini? I tried the clarisonic and ended up selling it because it was too harsh on my very sensitive skin, and I’m considering the Luna Mini as another option.
My aging, mid-30s skin doesn’t need the deep exfoliation that my skin did in my late 20s. The Foreo Luna cleansing tools don’t scrub, they pulse to gently cleanse your skin.
I own the Foreo Luna Mini. It offers gentle cleansing and effective exfoliation. Also, without any brushes to replace, it’s more affordable than a Clarisonic. It’s a breeze to clean, and only needs to be charged every 300 uses.
The Luna also makes cleansing tools to address your unique skin concerns. They make a device for combination skin and another for ultra-sensitive skin. For anti-aging, their device is double-sided to help serum penetrate deeper into wrinkle-prone areas.
I over processed my hair dying it from brown to blond and back again. The ends are frayed and the rest is like straw. The packs and conditioners people recommend are all too heavy. Whatever good they do is undone by all the heat it takes to style product soaked hair.
Do you know of anything better? Lighter?
Sincerely, A. Keller
When hair is truly dry, a single treatment helps but doesn’t cure. Your hair needs nourishment from the inside and out. You should also skip washes to give your hair a rest.
For a lighter treatment, try Drybar’s Bay Breeze shots. They soak deep into the hair to hydrate and treat. I use half a bottle on my shoulder-length hair and massage it in. Another option is a daily leave-in treatment like Drybar’s Mr. Incredible.
You mentioned that you’re doing your sister-in-law’s makeup for her wedding. Any tips for brides on looking nice? I’m doing my own wedding makeup to save money and would love some ideas from someone with experience.
Hope you had fun at the wedding, Shannon
When I was prepping S’s makeup, I sent her a few YouTube videos and Pinterest posts. She and I agreed on this bridal makeup tutorial from Lisa Eldridge. It was the basis for the colors we chose and flushed, dewy look she selected.
I recommend a radiant primer to give a dewy finish. For a foundation, Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24-hour is long-lasting, flexible, and has low SPF to prevent “ghost face flashback.” I applied the foundation with a Sigma brush for the right amount of coverage.
For the eyes, I chose this Bare Minerals Posh Neutrals palette. It has a good mix of colors and a bit of shimmer. We also used Lancome’s Grandiose Waterproof mascara. (Don’t make the same mistake we did and forget the oil-based eye makeup remover).
Lastly, to ensure the makeup lasted all night, we spritzed the finished product with Urban Decay’s All-Nighter spray. It definitely did the trick.