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Figuring Out Foundation

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Figuring Out Foundation

“You can layer these foundations. For example, start with CC Cream for a great primer and then add a liquid foundation for more coverage.” 

~Amy Wilson
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Let me just start off by saying foundation is a struggle for most women, and for us blind beauties wow. So I thought I would do two things for you today.

  • One, talk about what types of foundations are out there.
  • Second, discuss where to apply it so it doesn’t look like a mask.

Let’s get some of you off the foundation struggle bus. Lol! I am going to start with the easiest and work my way up to the tougher ones to match. Now I admit I am totally biased on this one because it’s my favorite., it’s CC Cream. The CC stands for complexion corrector.

This CC Cream is a powerhouse. It does multiple things for your skin all at once: it moisturizes, primes, sunscreen and of course foundation. This product blends to match your natural skin tone and it’s the easiest foundation to match for anyone.

Other Types of Foundations

Mineral Powders

Mineral powders are a popular one. They are great for light coverage. Many different companies make mineral powder. They typically come in circular containers. You shake some of the product onto the lid and apply with a powder brush.

Tip: Investing in a set of quality makeup brushes will take you far and take your product even further. I know by using my brushes I lengthen the use of my foundation and other products. I can recommend different brushes you may want to use.

Now let’s bump it up to some more coverage for that beautiful face.

Timewise Liquid Foundations

Mary Kay has what we call our Timewise Liquid Foundations. These have age-fighting ingredients included in the foundation. It comes in two different types:

  • One is matte-wear for those ladies who have combination to oily skin. This formula won’t make your face as shiny.
  • The second one is luminous-wear for a skin type of normal to dry.

Tip: Checking the foundation on your jawline is the best way to find your match. Remember Mary Kay consultants will let you try these before you buy. We want you to love the products, satisfaction guaranteed.

Medium Coverage Foundation

There is a Medium Coverage Foundation which gives your face 8 hours of coverage. Its been described to me that it can give you that airbrushed look.

Cream to Powder Foundation

Finally, there is Cream to Powder Foundation. From my understanding, you can either love or hate this one. For myself, having a normal to dry skin type this one sounds nice. I am sure if you have really oily skin this one could be frustrating.

Wow! That’s a lot of information about foundation. I hope you find it helpful.

Tip: You can layer these foundations. Example start with CC Cream for a great primer and then add a liquid foundation for more coverage.

Application

Now let’s talk about how to apply foundation to the face.

  1. Start in the middle of your face and blend towards the outer part of your face. You can apply in your T-zone (this is your forehead and straight down the middle of your face).
  2. When getting to the jawline, make sure to take the foundation to your neck. If you stop at your jaw it can look like you are wearing a mask and that’s not good.

Alright, I will wrap it up and wish all of you a fresh and fabulous day!

As usual, you can find me on Facebook or join my Facebook group:

Bye Beauties!

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I’m Blind Why Should I Wear Makeup?

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I’m Blind Why Should I Wear Makeup?

“Mary Kay Consultants give a weekly class for free where you can try the products before you buy anything.” 

~Amy Wilson

Why Makeup?

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I have spent over a year as a Mary Kay Consultant and am often told by my fellow blind community that “I don’t wear makeup and don’t understand why I should.” Well, let me explain from my point of view why makeup. I will break it down into a couple of points.

  • First, makeup is supposed to be fun and playful.
    • Women for years and years have used makeup to be more playful, like wearing a red lipstick for example. Now we have purples, blues, pinks, and so many more colors. Same for eye and cheek colors. Don’t over think it like I used to.
  • Second, makeup is a learning process.
    • You will not become an expert overnight; be patient with yourself. I spent years doing the same thing when it came to what makeup I used.

If you’re not comfortable, take a class or talk with a Mary Kay Consultant; maybe me lol. There are assorted videos and training available online and in-person. Mary Kay Consultants give a weekly class for free where you can try the products before you buy anything. Free training by people who are trained by the best although I’m biased. Lol

The Finishing Touch

My biggest point for “why makeup” is the finishing touch. Just like when you wear jewelry, a hat or other accessory—I know I love my purses—you are finishing your look with makeup.

Recently I was volunteering at an event with other women. The first couple of days I had parents coming up to me thinking I was in charge and I thought it was strange. Then I realized my image spoke for itself. I looked more professional and polished than the women who were running the program. This experience taught me that no matter the situation you are in, your finishing touches are important. As blind women, we may not think it matters but I promise you, it does. The world is looking at you whether you want them to or not.

Just remember transformations and learning don’t happen overnight. Life is a work in progress and any woman on the move knows that. Stay fresh and fabulous Bold Blind Beauties!

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Amy is standing with her white cane at the Mary Kay 2018 Seminar. The lighting in the convention center is casting a purplish glow. Amy is wearing a black jacket and skirt with a white blouse. The jacket’s lapels are adorned with red flowers.

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Makeup Basics 101

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Makeup Basics 101

Introduction:

I’m thrilled to introduce you to Mary Kay Beauty Consultant and my friend, Amy Wilson. Amy is a phenomenal wife and mom whose goal for this year is to become a Mary Kay Director or at least in qualification. What would make this even more special is, we believe she would be the first blind director. Without further ado, here’s Amy!

Starting with the Basics

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Hello, Beauties! My name is Amy Wilson and I am a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant. I am also blind.  Through my business, I’ve learned basics are not taught enough, so here we go.

Any good makeup regiment starts with great skin care. This means using at least a cleanser and a moisturizer morning and night. Using an eye cream can be beneficial if you are a woman of a certain experience. Lol

If you don’t know where to start with this then feel free to reach out to me and I will give you my advice for free. With so many options it’s had to know what to do.

Now for basic makeup…

Foundation

Foundation is tough to match but luckily there are CC Creams (complexion corrector creams). These will blend to match your natural skin tone. I think some of these are also called BB (blemish balm) creams.

You can apply these foundations with your fingers or to make the product last longer use a liquid foundation brush. Cuz who doesn’t want to make makeup last longer lol.

Tip when applying foundation make sure you go past your jawline. You don’t want to look like you are wearing a mask.

Eye Makeup

Cream eyeshadow is a basic eye makeup. You know, something you can apply with your finger so you know where the heck its going. There are all sorts of colors you can use made by a variety of companies.

If you are under 25 you can use shimmer but over that use a matte color.  As we age our eyes are the first thing to show our age so having shimmer will make you look older than you want.  No Bueno.  No good.

Mascara

There are so many different types of mascara its crazy. Start with a basic one. Apply with the brush horizontally not vertically.

Practice, practice, and practice some more. Have some eye makeup remover handy because I guarantee you will mess up. This happens to anyone when they are learning. I could do a blog just on mascara.

Blush

For color on the cheeks, you can take it or leave it. I went years without wearing any because I wasn’t sure what color to wear. Powder or cream blush is a great way to add some color to your face in a simple way.

Now for the kiss…. Lips

Have fun with it. There are so many different colors out there. If you’re not sure where to start, try a red or pink, these colors look great on everyone. Personally, I love my crushed berry red. Again, I could do a blog on just this topic.  Just have fun with it.

Stay fresh and fabulous Bold Blind Beauties.

If you want to connect with me you can find me on Facebook under Amy Wilson or join my group Wilson’s Wildflowers.

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Magnetic Eyelashes Q&A With J. Renée

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Magnetic Eyelashes Q&A With J. Renée

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As a blind woman who loves to wear makeup, there are few things more challenging than applying false eyelashes. When I heard about magnetic eyelashes I wondered how they compared with other types of false lashes. Recently I caught up with J. Renée, 1st #AlbinoBeauty Influencer, to ask her a few burning questions on magnetic eyelashes.

Abby: In comparison with the glue-on lashes are the magnetic ones easier to handle?

J. Renée: Yes, initially I thought so. There are some pros and cons.

Abby: What are a few difficulties you had in trying them for the first time?

J. Renée: Well, I’ve never really attempted to apply any lashes on myself before so it was all new to me. I have applied them on models which I think isn’t as difficult. The magnets were difficult to align on my own eyes at first.

Abby: About how long did it take you to become comfortable applying the magnetic lashes?

J. Renée: I tried them once and took about 20 minutes. I think with practice, I could get them on easily.

Abby: Can you feel them once they are in place? Are they weighty?

J. Renée: I could not feel them. They feel pretty lightweight.

Abby: What is the cost comparison?

J. Renée: These cost about twice as much as a regular pair of glue lashes.

Abby: You mentioned press-on lashes will be coming out soon? Do you know when or where they will be available?

J. Renée: I heard that they were new but when I looked into it more, they’ve been available for a few years. I had never tried them before so I’m going to find them to try.

Abby: J. Renée thank for sharing your thoughts with us on magnetic eyelashes. You’ll have to follow-up with us on the press-on ones.

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