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For any special occasion! These essentials are great! The lipgloss comes with a built-in mirror and LED light! How ingenious! You have everything you need to touch up through-out the evening.
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When to Clean Out Your Makeup & Makeup Brushes

imageJust like your collection of cosmetics and makeup is an investment, makeup brushes aren’t cheap either. Whether you use top-of-the-line makeup and brushes or if you’re tastes are more humble, every once-in-a-while, a beauty update including cleaning makeup brushes and replacing older cosmetics is essential. Making the most out of your makeup investment means taking care of your products and brushes on a regular basis. From old makeup loaded with oil, dry skin and other residue to brushes that become a breeding ground for bacteria, here’s a look at when (and how!) to kick start your next beauty update.

When to Clean Out Your Makeup & Makeup Brushes

As it turns out, most makeup products really do have an expiration date and paying attention to that expiration is vital when it comes to keeping your products clean and safe for your face.

Lip Gloss – The applicator for lip gloss is going in and out of the product on repeat – so what about all those times when you aren’t feeling your best – or worse – you have a cold sore. Shelf life for lip gloss – 6 months and time to replace.
Mascara – give this about 2-3 months from the time you open it and rotate out with a new one. This is on your eyes after all!
Eyeliner/Eye pencils – These last a bit longer than mascara – and are good for about a year. Once that yearlong marker hits, time for a new one.
Foundation – This has a slightly longer shelf life and no applicator double dipping all the time, but your hands are all over this, so the chances of bacteria are pretty high. Be sure to wash your hands before applying foundation and once it starts to look oily or separated – it’s time to toss it. If it doesn’t visibly look like it’s time to replace, go for some new stuff at the one year mark.
Powdered Products (blush, bronzer, powder, eye shadow) – Since there’s no water in the makeup of powdered products, they last a bit longer than the others and don’t run the risk of being such a breeding ground for bacteria. You can make these products last a good 1-2 years as long as your diligent about cleaning your makeup brushes – because that’s where the old makeup, dry skin cells and other residue collect.
Makeup Brushes – Cleaning your makeup brushes on a regular basis is crucial when it comes to keeping bacteria at bay and your skin and eyes safe. From bronzer to shadow brushes, cleaning off the residue every couple of months should be part of your regular routine. Use gentle dish soap, bar soap or even shampoo to give brushes a thorough scrub. Be sure to be gentle as not to lose any bristles or alter the shape of the brush, followed by overnight air drying before going back to regular use.

When and if your makeup brushes start to become stiff and hard, have long-lasting residue that’s unresponsive to cleaning, they start to smell or they’re losing bristles on a regular basis – it’s time to retire and replace immediately. Protecting your face and eyes from brushes that are clinging on to old skin cells, old makeup and bacteria takes total precedence.

Do you have a regular rotation for replacing cosmetics and cleaning your makeup brushes?

So many exciting things going on over here! From being asked to do the Knot Market Mixer to a new billboard on a digital jumbotron! Now this beautiful wedding where we did the makeup!! AAAh…life is good

Audrey and Paul’s beautiful lowcountry wedding at the breathtaking Kiawah Island Golf Resort is featured in the Spring 2015 issue of Weddings Unveiled, with design by Margaret Roberts of WED: Wedding Event Design and gorgeous images by Angela Cox. From Audrey’s exquisite dress by Reem Acra to the stunning florals at the reception by Sarah York Grimshaw, there’s so much loveliness! To see more of our Spring 2015 issue, click here to read the issue online, where you can also purchase a copy. For a list of Audrey and Paul’s vendors, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post. Enjoy! 2015 ISSUE: AUDREY & PAUL, KIAWAH ISLAND, SC

Images courtesy of Angela Cox.
Photography: Angela Cox | Event Planning and Design: Margaret Roberts with WED: Wedding Event Design | Ceremony Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Johns Island, SC | Reception Venue: The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Kiawah Island, SC | Florals: Sara York Grimshaw Designs | Catering: Kiawah Island Golf Resort | Cake: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal | Linens: Nüage Designs | Draping: Loluma | Rentals: Snyder Events, Polished! and EventHaus | Lighting: Technical Event Company | Invitations and Wedding Papers: Studio R | Ceremony Musicians: Laura Ball and Bob Williams Duo | Cocktail Hour Music: Bob Williams Duo | Reception Entertainment: The Business | Bridal Gown: Reem Acra from The White Dress | Hair: Kim Williams at Article 5 Salon | Makeup: Charleston Events Hair and Makeup | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo from Nordstrom | Wedding Rings and Bride’s Earrings: Suzy B Jewelry | Transportation: Lancaster Trailways of the Carolinas | Dress Steaming: Cacky’s Bride + Aid | Kitchen Equipment: Berlin’s Restaurant Supply | Wedding Filmmaker: Hart to Heart Media

5 Motives Must-Haves For Summer

As the weather warms up, so should your makeup look. Every girl can have a sun-kissed complexion without having to hit the beach. Check out some of these Motives favorites for summer essentials that will add a quick update to your warm-weather look.

Motives Must-Haves for Summer | Loren's World

5 Motives Must-Haves for Summer

  1. Motives® for La La Mineral Bronzing Shimmer Powder – This illuminating bronzer is perfect for any complexion and skin-type. Sweep it on lightly for a natural glow or add a little more for a more tanned effect.
  2. Motives® Essential Brow Kit – A fresh face demands a perfect brow. This complete brow kit is perfect for shaping, grooming and defining your brows. Keep it in your purse the perfect arch any time.
  3. The Present by Scott Barnes for Motives® – For the perfect summer palette, try this stackable mix-and-match makeup kit with everything you’ll need for a sexy day or evening look. The kit contains one translucent powder, four concealers, four eye shadows, two blushes and four lip glosses. Blend two shades for a completely customized look.
  4. Cellular Laboratories® De-Aging Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ – Sunscreen is a must for everyday, and even more so as our days get sunnier. This sunscreen contains multiple active ingredients to lessen the effects of sun damage and aging. Wear it under your makeup for daily protection or on a fresh face as a barrier against natural elements.
  5. Motives® Bronzing Lotion – If you prefer to stay out of the sun, use this moisturizer for a streak-free sun-kissed glow. The enriching aloe vera will leave your skin feeling smooth and supple.