Why does my makeup leave a dark line around my face throughout the day?

Have you ever had that experience where you apply your makeup in the morning and your foundation seems to match your skin tone perfectly, and then later in the day it gets darker and darker?

This is oxidation, and it can cause an orange or yellow-ish looking line around your face where your foundation stops. 

vJ3L3onOxidation is a chemical reaction that occurs when in contact with oxygen and the natural heat from your skin. Apples turn brown when exposed to oxygen, and your foundation can do something similar. Throughout the day, it can become a shade or two dark if it oxidizes. The picture to the left is an example of two different shades of foundation and what they look like when oxidized. The bottom shows freshly applied, while the top shows oxidized.

If you want to avoid this type of reaction, you should be looking for a non-comedogenic foundation like LimeLight by Alcone’s botanical foundation. The botanical foundation has been formulated NOT to oxidize, so if you apply it alone it will not oxidize throughout the day and cause your makeup to turn colors. That being said, if you add another product with pigmentation to it, then it could oxidize throughout the day and cause that orange foundation line from the other product. You definitely do not want that to happen to you.

If you need to use a powder on top of your foundation, you can use a translucent powder. This will give you the matte look you are after and help set your foundation, and it will keep your makeup from oxidizing. If you are new to hearing about the botanical foundation, you can learn more about it here.

xoxo

Jess

LimeLight by Alcone takes Canada!

I stopped actively selling younique a while ago, and officially announced that I was leaving earlier this month. I’m super happy to be able to share details on what I’m doing next!

I will be joining LimeLight by Alcone as a Beauty Guide when it comes to 🇨🇦

TENTATIVE DATE FOR LAUNCH
Phase 1: March 1st
Phase 2: April 2nd

Ground floor opportunity ✔️
PROFESSIONAL quality products ✔️
Naturally based products ✔️
Cruelty free ✔️ (leaping 🐰 certified!)
Collaboration over competition environment ✔️

Who’s ready? If you’re remotely interested you NEED to be in our information group to stay informed on launch info! Just shoot me an email at jessica@fitnessbeautytravel.com and I will get you added.

#Canada , we’re coming for ya!
#Limelife

xoxo

Jess

 

Overcoming Hurdles

The first month of 2018 was a challenge to say the least. I mean January 1st my dog decided to swallow a bounce sheet, which resulted in me having to induce vomiting and clean up puddles of puke everywhere. A few hours later she decided to dig a tampon out of my purse and eat the cotton, which resulted in an emergency trip to the vet and more vomiting. I mean, it can only get better from there, right?
January was also the first time I tried getting back into workouts and nutrition full force since my knee sprain and muscle damage last February. This injury still pops back up and causes issues, so I have had to modify like crazy or even skip certain moves entirely some days when it is feeling tight. I also got sick for the first time in ages this month, which resulted in a setback with my weight loss progress as I had to skip more workouts and didn’t do my best on the nutrition front.
This month I also faced a pretty tough decision professionally. Anyone that has known me more than a year will be able to vouch for the fact that I had gradually found myself less and less passionate for my existing beauty company, which was evident in my shift in focus and lack of posts. Well I’ve been watching a professional beauty brand for over a year now. I found out that the brand I had fallen in love with over a year ago is finally launching in Canada, and that was the sign that I needed to make a change. I decided to leave behind a company that I had loved for 4 years, and been a part of for 3. I won’t bash my old company because that isn’t what I am about, but what I will say is that my soon to be new company is just a much better fit for me and my future. I love the concept behind the entire company, I truly LOVE the products I’ve tried so far, and I couldn’t be more excited to ride this out with a great group of women.
Lastly – I lost 12 pounds this month (so far) despite all of the hindrances and setbacks. This month was full of hurdles, but I am considering it a pretty freaking successful month!
February, I’m coming for ya!
xoxo
Jess

LIVE Makeup Tutorial

I am going LIVE tomorrow night to demo some beauty products ladies!

I am crowd-sourcing from the group on what products and looks to demo, so if you want to check it out let me know ASAP. I can get you added to our event so that you can voice your opinion before 5pm tomorrow!!

This is your chance to tell ME what YOU want to see in a tutorial.

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AND GO!

xoxo

Jess

Halloween with Little Sis

Did you know that you can use Mineral Pigments to paint your face and/or the faces of your children for Halloween? I saw that other people had been having success with it, so I decided to put this to the test on my little sister Halloween 2014. Kay wanted to be a zombie bride for Halloween, so I started researching images on Pinterest for ideas on color schemes.

I used light beige shades all around her face with a wet brush to create that shimmery off-white zombie look. I used purples and pinks around the eyes to create that sunken in and un-dead look. Then I used browns and purples in the contour areas of her face to create sunken in bone lines. The final touch was a bit of black and red on the lips, with some red dripping down her chin to create that bloody mouth look!

This was my first attempt, and I was super happy with the results. Kay absolutely LOVED her makeup, and she was super excited each time she was complimented by treat-givers!

Kay has very sensitive skin, so she is unable to wear a lot of that typical face paint for Halloween without having it irritate her skin. When she does wear the regular stuff, it takes forever to get off and requires a lot of scrubbing. With the natural based pigments, Kay did not have ANY reaction to the makeup whatsoever. In addition, when it came time to remove it at the end of the night, all it took was a wet facecloth and some soap and water!

This stuff is amazing, and it is way healthier for your children to have on their skin for hours.