A lot of people think that to put on a stylish, full face, you need to spend an hour carefully plucking, priming and painting. After many years of practice, I think I've got a routine down that goes quickly, is fairly slip-up proof and is a lot of fun to do. This routine takes about 20 minutes from start to finish and uses mostly mid-range beauty and makeup products, so somewhere between drug store brands and luxury beauty buys. You can get most of these items at Sephora or Ulta.
Back in 2012 when my hubby and I were getting hitched, I went back and forth on whether or not I wanted a makeup artist or not. I was pretty good at doing my own makeup, proud, in fact, for how far I'd come since my Drew Carey Show, Mimi days. Then, I came across Erick Gerson. He came highly recommended and was very responsive to emails and questions that I had, which is and was important me. I checked out his website and portfolio and I was very impressed with his work, so I booked him, and as you can guess, this is where our story begins. Let me introduce you all to the man, the legend and the makeup that is Erick Gerson Rodriguez.
The goal for a chemical or enzyme peel is to remove the top layer of dead skin so that you are left with brighter, smoother and younger looking skin. Chemical peels used to only be done in dermatology offices and medical spas and would usually destroy your skin's texture before making is (breathtakingly) better. They use a combination of enzymes, vitamins and multiple types of acids (usually glycolic and lactic) to essentially dissolve of "peel" off the dead skin.
Davines makes high end hair care products. They began in the 80's as a research lab in Parma, Italy working with several renowned cosmetic companies on a global scale and still pride themselves on having optimally engineered and scientifically crafted products that are sustainable not only to our health and beauty needs, but to the environment.