Archive for November, 2011

Primer Perfection

Posted on: November 21st, 2011 by Heidi Bogi No Comments

Everyone wants their complexion to look flawless, and to stay flawless longer than a couple hours. Primers have been in and around the makeup artist industry for a long time, but recently using a Primer everyday has become a must have product for the everyday woman.

A lot of woman us primers already, however I find a lot of them don’t know the benefits to using a primer. The truth is if you can find the time to do this extra step, especially on a big night out you will notice a huge change in how your foundation performs.

A moisturizer or a UV Protector can be added before the primer. The Key Benefit to a good primer is it allows your Foundation to last longer. It does this by creating a barrier between your skin and your foundation. The pores of your skin secret oil, these oils can shift, breakdown, alter your foundations appearance. This also creates a smoother base for foundation to reduce the appearance of fine lines instead of enhancing them. A second key feature to a good primer is that is protects the skin from harmful, aging effects of the environment.

Primers can come in a number of different formulas. Some are a basic invisible primers, while others are tinted to help correct your skin tone. Others are designed to illuminate and add a glow to your skin. They all can be beneficial, depending on what your skin tone needs. If you have a red undertone a green primer will be beneficial to you by helping to neutralize those red tones. If you have a dull complexion you may want to try out the purple toned primer.

My Top Pick for a Primer would be Makeup Forever HD Primer and the Laura Mercia oil free Primer.

Good Luck!

Beyond The Cover

Posted on: November 2nd, 2011 by Heidi Bogi No Comments

I often get approached to cover tattoos, scars and bruises for a photoshoot or a Bride. There are a few different approaches but ultimatley you need to be working with a product that has the right consistency, coverage, and staying power. Dermablend is a makeup product that focues on intense coverage. It is highly recognized in the medical community for its power to help patients, anything from severe burns, cuts, and skin conditions. They have recently created this video to show the full ability of their product. Check it out!