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Dry Skin is always a problem area when applying make up. Over moisturized and excessive oil can be a problem too. Kyle and Ashley share beauty tips to help combat the dry skin and minimize the oil before the big event!

Check out our Dry Skin Beauty Tips and the products we use to combat problem skin.


Dry Skin TipsBE Prepped with these skincare tips before your next event!

Posted by Beauty Entourage on Friday, February 5, 2016

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Natural beauty starts at the base. Whether you prefer full coverage or a lighter make up look, having smooth, hydrated skin is key for a photo finish application. There’s no one size fits all for skin care products, but there are plenty of variations to suit your needs. Once you identify what your skin type is, set aside a spa day to take care of your natural glow.

We love face masks! Make an appointment with your couch and try out one of the new lines of at home facials. These are cloth masks infused with botanicals and vitamins essential for every skin type. A green tea mask is fitting for acne-prone, irritated skin. A mask containing honey will nourish and add crucial moisture to sensitive, dry skin. What’s great about these is they are packed with ingredients to revive and balance without breaking the bank.

When you think of oils the last thing we want to involve is our face! While some oils can be bad for our skin, there are many essential oils which absorb quickly and can leave otherwise dry skin refreshed. Cleansing oils are becoming popular such as Lush 9 5o 5 Orchid Oil Lotion. Not only does it remove stubborn make up, but it doesn’t strip your skin like many cleansers. It smells amazing and adds vital moisture while you cleanse. We love Tarte’s Maracuja Oil as a supplemental product for dry skin. Applying at night allows your skin to regenerate without any greasiness. Containing vitamin C, oils even tone, balance hydration and leave us waking up with a fresh glow.

A photo ready application goes hand in hand with invisible pores. Our skin tends to get clogged from every day life, from make up to just touching our face without even thinking about it. Thankfully, pore minimizing products are tailored to hide these pesky problem areas so our make up application goes smoothly. Benefit Cosmetics carries a well known product called The POREfessional Face Primer. It works as a double agent: minimizing the appearance of pores while providing a smooth, lightweight base that can be paired under make up or on its own. This product is oil free and contains vitamin E to help minimize the look of pores over time and fight oil throughout your day and night.

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Let your healthy skin speak for itself. The secret to a flawless make up application is your  base, no matter what your skin type is a smooth, pore-free, hydrated complexion is possible. We love to treat ourselves with some of these remedies to the winter blues. The best part is these products can be used year round to banish even the biggest problem areas. Kick back and give yourself some pampering. When you’re ready for a night on the town, our make up experts will be ready!

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Winter wind means our sensitive skin get blasted by the cold air every time we have to go outside. On our way to a big event, or even just our daily lives, the last thing we need is to show up with chapped lips and lackluster color. With a couple of measures, our smile can stay as smooth as during the summer months.

Lip exfoliation is crucial to slough off dead skin so our products apply smoothly. Fresh Sugar is a brand known for their natural lip and skin products. Their Sugar Lip Polish uses brown sugar and a slew of extra moisturizing ingredients to buff off dull skin cells and leave our lips smooth and full. Say goodbye to any flaking and hello to extra hydrated and protected lips.

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Many companies are introducing lips masks and other ultra moisturizing products to prep your pout for products. These can be used on their own to smooth out any lines or peeling. One of our current favorites is from Bite, an agave lip mask which is available in three shades for a sheer cover, a subtle hint or a rosey pink if you don’t plan on applying any lip color over it.

The types of color we use can either be drying or forgiving. Liquid lipstick has made a big impression over the past year for its long lasting color and moisturizing properties. The coverage is matte and bold, no matter what your signature shade is. Our style team adores Kat Von D’s Liquid Lipstick for its long wear and variety of flattering tones. We also like to top these with a little gloss for a little shine to change up our looks.

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New Year, Fresh Face

Let’s get back to basics here. For Beauty Tip Tuesday it’s all about the fresh face. The New Year is about resolutions and we are vowing to prep with the perfect foundation and build our look from the ground up. Behind every good makeup trend is the fresh face to start off the entire effect. Depending on your skin tone and type, not every product out there is going to be right for you.

Are you looking for full coverage? Liquid foundation is the quickest step for all-over flawless skin. Perfect for any skin type, foundation such as NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation blends evenly over your skin, leaving a balanced, glowing start to your day or night. We love this oil-free foundation because it can cover even the most troubling skin discoloration and blemishes without leaving that cakey look. Our favorite part is that it lasts all day still looking natural.

Powder foundations can seamlessly transform your face into an envious even tone. Product lines such as Bare Minerals transformed powder products to be lightweight but also offer plenty of coverage. The best part is these products eliminate any shine from oil without any drying effect. Most are also available with SPF 15 and improve your skin tone after just a couple uses!

Don’t be afraid of a cream foundation! These formulas have come a long way to offer the best combination of full coverage and lightweight comfort. These perfect purse size compacts contain buildable coverage to combat any skin tone. Cover FX offers Total Cover Cream Foundation which can also act as a concealer leaving your skin looking flawless! Cream and mousse foundation products are often rich with additional moisturizers and anti-aging ingredients which improve the health of your skin while you wear it.


Every flawless fresh face is not created equal, which is why we need the right product to back up the radiance you already have. To achieve a perfect complexion finish your look with a spritz of finishing spray such as Urban Decay Deslick to seal in your perfect skin and keep your make up in place all day and night. To guarantee you achieve that photo finish look, book our make up experts for you next event!

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When the sun sets so early, we look to our make up to turn on the shine! Shimmer and metallics are our go-to when we want to stand out in a crowded room. With the New Year right around the corner, all that glitters is our favorite looks to ring in 2016.

For all over sheen add BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Opal to your finishing touches. This velvety soft pressed powder has a subtle golden glow with light reflecting pigments. Our team uses a highlighting powder or cream to bring out cheekbones and anywhere the light would hit to frame a flawless face. Use to contour or double as an eyeshadow. The best part? Throw it in your purse for a touch of dewy glimmer everywhere you go that night!


When you’re holding your champagne glass up for a toast, let your nails get some attention from the spot light. Our favorite way to grab some glam with our nails is Formula X Transformers Top Coats which range from the look of Gold Leaf or packed pearlescent glitter.


The most eye catching way to glitz up your look is by decking your lids with bold metallic hues. Sterling silver and 24 karat gold are some of the hottest shades, and we’re not talking about your jewelry. Stila created a line of Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye shadow stretching the spectrum to amp up any color with this lustrous sheen. Whether you swipe on a little, or layer for a rich shade you’ll have enough shine to make heads turn.

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You don’t have to lay on the bling to get a gleaming look for 2016. With a few touches of glitter, shimmer and metallics your New Year will be as bold as your are. Our style team is ready to stack the gold and shine some silver for these trending looks.

**All of these products can be found at Sephora


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