Before and After Makeover: Flawless Skin Makeup Look Part 1: Cashmere Complexion

Oh, you know you’ve still got it! And with the help of some wonderful friends, we can still show it!

When I speak of friends, it’s our little makeup helpers that can really make a huge difference in how we present our beautiful selves to the world.

I am doing this before and after makeover series at the age of 56, showing my no makeup natural self, so that I can hopefully encourage you to look and feel your very best, always, no matter your age. Hey, if I can do it, then definitely, so can you!

I will tell you right away before getting started, that I prefer an easy skincare and makeup routine. I do not like to take a million steps to get myself put together and ready to go, so if you’re like me, you may really relate to my particular style of beauty routine and products that provide the coverage I require, perfectly and easily.

You ready? Let’s go!

This is a 3 part series. Part 1: Cashmere Complexion Foundations, Part 2: Skincare Before Makeup Application, Part 3: Completing the Makeup Look for a Radiant Finish

I know parts 1 and 2 are backwards, but I didn’t think you’d appreciate looking at me through one complete series without any makeup, so I completed my foundation first then went back to show my skincare products and share my routine.

Let’s chat Cashmere Complexion Longwear Foundation.

I just told you that I do not like to take a million steps to put myself together, so I really look for a foundation that has great coverage so that my skin looks flawless and gorgeous in 1 step. Cashmere Complexion does that for me. I normally use the Cashmere Complexion Compact Powder Foundation only, but decided to give the liquid formulation a try, and I really love it. I’m still using the Compact Powder Foundation as well, you’ll see in minute.

I really like the application wand. I just dot it all over (my cleaned and moisturized face – I cover that in Part 2), and then distribute and blend with a dampened sponge.

You can see that it gives me full coverage in just one sweep. My skin tone is evenly balanced. All my ruddiness is eased immediately. This is a very light formula. It doesn’t feel like I have anything on my skin. It’s really beautiful and fresh feeling.

Here is Avon’s official description:

Get cashmere-soft skin that looks as effortlessly beautiful as you do. Available in 30 matte shades to suit a wide range of skin tones and undertones, this liquid foundation visibly blurs pores and lines for 24 hours of complexion perfection. 1 fl. oz.

BENEFITS
• 24 hours of comfortable, breathable wear
• Full, flexible coverage with a soft-focus matte finish
• Visibly blurs pores and fine lines for a smoother complexion
• Soft-focus and shine-absorbing qualities help maintain a smooth matte finish
• With antioxidant botanical extracts, artichoke and butterfly lavender (non-GMO)
• Soft-coated pigments comfortably hug skin, providing maximum coverage and lasting wear
• Water-resistant
• Ideal for all skin types
• Vegan
• Fragrance-, paraben-, sulfate- and phthalate-free

I use shade Shortcake (C) #715-466. There are color charts to help you find your perfect shade based on your skin’s undertone – Cool, Warm, or Neutral, plus your skin color – Light, Medium, Dark.

Now, after I apply my Longwear Foundation, I always like to set with a powder, and there is none better (in my opinion), than my dear friend Cashmere Complexion Compact Powder Foundation.

I love this so much! And you know what? I really like using the combination of the Longwear Liquid along with the Compact Powder Foundation as a great finishing touch. This can be worn as a foundation (damp or dry) alone, so it is not flaky or dry, and it has awesome coverage on its own, so hey, super flawless looking skin is a very achievable end result – and very quickly too.

If I’m in an extra big hurry, I just grab my Powder Foundation and give my face a quick once over and I look great to go.

Here is Avon’s official description of this amazing Compact Powder Foundation:

Powdered luxury. Create a flawless, silky-smooth complexion with this weightless 2-in-1 powder foundation, featuring a luxuriously soft formula with a long-lasting soft-focus matte finish. With amino-acid-coated pigments to control shine and visibly smooth skin, and vegan collagen to keep skin looking supple and fresh. Can be applied wet or dry, as a foundation or setting powder with buildable medium-to-full coverage. Mirror compact and sponge for seamless touch-ups.

I use (C) 110 in this formulation. There are also color charts here for you to easily find your perfect shade.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy flawless skin foundation makeover with great assist from my Cashmere Complexion friends, and that you’ll stay tuned for the next 2 parts in this Before and After Makeover Series on Jfay’s Beauty Blog, for a flawless skin makeup look.

Before and After Makeover:  Flawless Skin Makeup Look.  3 Part Series on Jfay's Beauty Blog.  Over 50 Beauty, Makeup, and Skincare
Quick and Easy Flawless Foundation with Cashmere Complexion Longwear Foundation and Compact Powder Foundation

There’s a lot more Avon goodness to come!

Jfay

YourAvon.com/MyBeauty

Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader

Makeup for flawless skin. Over 50 beauty, skincare, and makeup.

Happy Labor Day Free Shipping!

Today and Tomorrow 9/6/21, and 9/7/21.

Hey everyone! Happy Labor Day, and happy free shipping!

Use Code: LABORDAY with any $25.00 order and your shipping is on Avon. Now that’s something to celebrate!

Be sure to check my previous post for all the latest specials and freebies, plus the huge fashion and jewelry sale (up to 70% off).

Cheers!

Jfay

YourAvon.com/MyBeauty

Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader

Labor Day Specials Free Shipping on Beauty, Fashion, Makeup, Skincare.

What’s New and Shakin’ (Sales, Specials, and Freebies) in Avon’s Campaign 20

Festival of Savings

Hey everyone! Happy holiday weekend!

If you’re in the mood to shop, and looking for some great deals, here are some goodies for you.

There are so many offers going on right now at Avon. I chose a few of my faves to post here. You’ll likely run into more freebies as you shop. I saw free gift offers on many products and even bundle deals.

Avon is having a special Festival of Savings with up to 70% off Fashion and Jewelry items, plus you can save on many beauty favorites and bundle deals. Definitely worth a look. I see some things I’m eye-balling as Christmas gifts.

Next, is a super fabulous free 5 Mission Deluxe Miniatures with any Mission Luxereve Purchase (full sized item). I am SO IN LOVE with this luxury skincare line from Avon. I cannot even tell you. If you’d like to treat yourself to ultimate luxury, or as Avon says it best, “Unparalleled Luxury for Your Skin”, (and they’re not kidding), you will definitely want to snag this 5 piece try-it size offer of these products.

Free Mission Deluxe Miniatures

I have very sensitive skin, as I’ve mentioned to you before, and this skincare line is so beautiful, so luxurious, I love every product that I’ve tried so far – The Essence, Serum, Cream, and Eye Cream.

Next is the Beauty Inspired by Nature Bundle. It’s a $129.00 value, for $50.00. This is awesome with a shampoo and conditioner made from cold pressed Hemp Seed Oil, Macadamia Oil body products, plus a CBD body cream.

Beauty Inspired by Nature Bundle

I’m thinking that would make a great Christmas gift idea too…

And take a look at the new A-Box. Floral Delights. How pretty is this?

Floral Delights A-Box Just $10.00 with any $40.00 purchase. No coupon code needed. The price will automatically reduce to $10.00 in your shopping cart with a $40.00 + purchase.

And we have more new Glimmer Eyeshadow Palettes! Woo Hoo! 9 curated shades in both palettes.

New Glimmer Eyeshadow Palettes. An Essential Eyes Palette, and and Enchanted Eyes Palette. These new eyeshadow palettes are filled with matte, satin, and sparkle eyeshadow shades. You’ll receive a free Love at First Lash Mascara Mini with your purchase.

I hope you snag yourself some of these fabulous specials and freebies. And remember, I pick up the tab for your shipping on all orders $60+. No coupon code needed for that either.

Have a great weekend, and happy shopping!

Jfay

YourAvon.com/MyBeauty

Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader

Trying Avon’s New Glimmer Eyeshadow in Vixen + a Little Magix!

Helloo! Who’s ready for a little Glimmer glamour in Vixen, and perhaps a little Magix glow? Yay! Me too, let’s go!

For some reason I’ve really been in the mood for Navy. It’s not a color that I’ve traditionally worn a lot, but I’ve noticed myself leaning more and more towards the dark blue in lieu of black, and I’m loving navy paired with gold. May be my go-to colors this fall. And, with that being said, I knew I wanted to try out Avon’s new fmg Glimmer Eyeshadow Quad in Vixen, which has beautiful shades of (greyish) blue. This will be my 4th fmg eyeshadow quad to try. I’m really enjoying them all.

Someone needs some color, hey? Vixen is perfect for the look I’m going for with the dark gray, steely blues, and silver sparkle. Even though I’m going with gold accessories, the silver will look great as a finishing sparkle highlight on my lids.

I used all the colors in the Vixen palette, including the dark gray as a liner over my pencil liner. I used the lighter blue/gray in my crease area, then used the darker blue over the liner area again and to darken the outer edges of my eyes. I applied the silver glimmer on my lids afterward for an extra highlight of shimmer.

I always love to finish my eye makeup looks with my very favorite mascara, Love at First Lash. It is the best mascara I’ve ever used, and I will continue to use this one always. It has great coverage in one coat, and superb flair with 2. It does not flake, and it washes off easily. There is also a waterproof version, if you’re interested in a waterproof wear mascara.

I promised you some Magix too, right?

Well, here you go! After applying my blush and lipstick, I like to finish my makeup look with some Magix Dust finishing powder. This is made from ground minerals and always gives my skin a really pretty translucent glow. It is available in 3 shades. The shade I use is Translucent Fair – Light, and it looks like you will need to get on a wait list for this shade right now. It’s well worth it. I always receive compliments that my skin looks so flawless and radiant. This loose finishing powder helps blur pores and fine lines without appearing cakey, like an invisible veil.

So, there you have it — My Vixen Magix trick, I mean, look.

To complete my Vixen Magix look, I fixed my hair, and accessorized with jewelry from Avon.

Then Hubby took me out to dinner – Yay! And I did receive compliments on my jewelry while out. Thank you Avon for always helping me shine my best light everywhere I go.

I hope this get ready with me feature was helpful and fun for you. It’s amazing how makeup can make such a difference in how we look and feel. Every bit makes a big difference, and adding the finishing touches makes it all complete.

Be sure to get on the list for the Magix Dust so you’ll be first to know when it’s available again. Avon will send you an email.

Till next time, stay fabulous, and and follow your joy!

Jfay

YourAvon.com/MyBeauty

Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader

Fall/Autumn Makeup Look, Over 50 Makeup Look

Soothe and Moisturize Your Dry Sensitive Skin with Aloe and CBD Oil from Avon

Happy Monday everyone! So happy to be back with more Avon fabulousness for you all today.

I’ve been wanting to do this blog post for some time now. I absolutely LOVE these Avon products that I am introducing to you today, and am so excited to share them with you.

I’m sure you all know that Aloe Vera is a long time cherished natural moisturizer, and perhaps some of you are getting in on the fabulous power of CBD Oil as well. I am a fast new fan of CBD Oil, let me tell you. I use it on my face, my body, and I even take CBD Oil internally as well. It has totally won me over with it’s soothing properties.

So, where to begin first? Let’s begin with Avon’s new Jeju Ale 99% Gel (from the Face Shop). This gel is A-MAZING… I am so thankful that Avon sent this to me as a reward gift. I fell in love instantly. Besides being 99% Aloe, it is infused with 9 other soothing herb extracts: chamomile, spearmint, lemon balm, rosemary, lavender, bergamot, basil, sage and oregano.

And it smells soooo good. It has a very light aroma of what I can only describe as a melon aroma. It is so cool and soothing to the touch. It smooths into my skin very easily and does not leave a sticky residue at all. I’ve been using this on my face and body. I’ve gone very lightly with this since I knew that I wanted to take a picture to show you, but as soon as my shoot was over, I couldn’t wait to put some on!

I absolutely love how this makes my skin feel. I have some dry skin areas and this is so amazingly soothing.

AND — Bonus for you — If you’re one of my Avon A-Listers, you will be receiving an email tomorrow with an exclusive code to use for your very own free jar of JeJu Aloe Ice. Hooray!! I am so happy to be able to send this free gift offer to you.

Here is Avon’s official description:

ALOE…NATURE’S MIRACLE MOISTURIZER
Sourced from the pristine Korean island of Jeju, known for its fertile volcanic soil and lush flora, south of the Korean peninsula, this natural wonder is a natural skin smoother.

Get soothing with a 3-in-1 gel with aloe that contains antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins A and C, and helps calm, soothe and soften irritated skin. Use as a moisturizer, soothing after-sun care or as a facial pack. Can also be refrigerated for a cooling effect—perfect for spring and summer.

BENEFITS
• 3-in-1 gel with aloe vera extract
• Use as moisturizer, soothing after-sun care or facial pack
• For dry, sensitive, irritated areas of face and body
• Can also be refrigerated for a cooling effect

This is an $11.00 value.

Okay, next to my new favorite natural skin soother, CBD Oil. I am sooo happy that Avon has added CBD products to their skincare lineup. At first I thought that CBD Oil was just something “trendy” for the moment, but after trying it, I certainly hope it remains a staple.

CBD Facial Oil – Green Goddess

I’ve been using this for a while now, and it is like liquid gold. I cherish it. This is great for when your face feels a little irritated in spots, or you get blotchy spots. Just use a dab and it rubs right in for instant relief and removes the redness.

KEY INGREDIENTS
• 99% natural ingredients
• CBD – This super ingredient contains vitamins A, D and E and essential fatty acids. We us an exclusive extraction and purification method to preserve all the good stuff.
• Hemp Seed Oil – Rich in omega fatty acids, vitamin E and amino acids that help visibly reduce redness and skin discomfort.
• Turmeric – Contains antioxidants and helps visibly reduce skin irritation and redness. It’s known as an adaptogen, a special kind of plant extract that helps skin resist the damaging effects of stressors.
• Squalane Oil (from sugarcane) – Replenishes moisture and helps stabilize skin’s natural barrier for a smooth, soft look.
• Jojoba Oil – Contains antioxidants and helps fight the effects of skin’s exposure to bacteria.
• Sunflower Seed Oil – Pressed from the from the seeds of a sunflower, it leaves skin feeling soft and protected.

This is a dry oil and goes into the skin very well. A little goes a long way. I can even use this under makeup if I need to calm my skin or remove any red blotches. A must-try for sure, especially if you have sensitive skin.

And next, another new favorite. Veilment CBD Dry Body Oil.

Can you tell I love this? Haha! Remember what I told you above with the Aloe Vera Gel? I tried to not use too much till I could take my pictures? Well, that was a huge fail with this little dandy. Can you see how much I’ve used? It’s down to the label already.

Well, all I can say for myself is “Oh, my, goodness…”, “It was well worth it.” I kept telling myself to stop using it so that I could get a good picture of the product, but you know what? That should speak volumes for this CBD Body Oil more than I could ever put into words.

This feels sooooo wonderful on my skin. Anywhere I am having dry skin issues, boom. I had a small dry spot that was trying to form on my upper right arm. I started putting this on it, and yep, it’s gone. This feels really good on my legs after shaving. It rubs in very quickly and makes my skin look and feel very smooth, nourished, moisturized, and healthy.

Aloe and CBD Oil are truly Nature’s Miracles for beautiful looking and feeling skin.

I’ve been having very dry skin issues as I’ve been going through the phases of menopause, so moisturizing my skin has become a definite must for me to feel good (in my own skin, literally), and these 3 products have worked wonders for me. I look forward to using each one.

OH, and here’s another goodie for you.

When you purchase any Veilment CBD Oil product from Avon, you’ll automatically receive a free gift of Veilment CBD Multi-Balm Stick in Geranium Scent. No coupon code needed.

Featuring 10mg of CBD, this mini body balm soothes skin instantly. Take it with you on the go and glide over rough spots, like elbows or knuckles, or any area where skin on your body feels dry. This is not intended for use on the lips.

I certainly hope you give these Aloe and CBD products a try for yourself. I think you’ll be amazed and so happy that you did. I also hope you take advantage of the awesome Aloe and CBD freebies. You can get both free products with your next order since 1 free gift needs a coupon code and one does not. Plus shipping is on me with any $60+ order, so yay! Have fun!

Till next time, stay fabulous and follow your joy!

Jfay

YourAvon.com/MyBeauty

Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader

Natural Skincare Products from Avon.

Free Avon Shipping Today and Tomorrow!

Hey — Did you hear? Avon is paying for everyone’s shipping today, August 26th and tomorrow, August 27th on all orders $25.00 and over. Yippee!!

I hope you take advantage of this fabulous offer and get yourself some awesome goodies. Be sure to use the code: WOMEN during check-out, and be sure to click on the box on the right hand side of the shopping cart to receive a free Avon Brochure with your order.

The free Mystery A-Box offer is still in effect on all orders $60+

And, the free full-sized bottle of Live Out Loud Perfume offer with any $30.00 fragrance purchase (includes candles) is still in effect as well:

Some wonderful free gift offers for you! My last customer received free shipping, a free Mystery A-Box, and a free full-sized bottle of Live Out Loud Perfume. I hope you do too!

Jfay

YourAvon.com/MyBeauty

Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader

It’s Party Time!

Cheers to Avon and 135 years!

Hello everyone, and happy Avon Convention! The party will be kicking off soon with DJ Dayna, dance tunes, trivia, and giveaways. So exciting!

I feel like it’s my birthday with all the gifts Avon has sent me. I’ll take a good pic of everything for you to see very soon. But you can see a few items in the pic above.

I hope you’ll join the the celebration and fun live shopping event tomorrow afternoon. Check my last blog post for all the information on that, and a link to get registered.

So looking forward to the unveiling of this year’s Christmas theme tomorrow! I think I’ve mentioned that a few times already. 🙂

See you again soon, and hopefully with some super fun insider news!

Jfay

YourAvon.com/MyBeauty

Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader

You are Invited to Join Avon’s Convention Live From Orlando this Saturday for Their Biggest Sale Yet!

Helllooo, and happy Avon Convention Eve!

Oh boy, I am so excited for Convention 2021, and super excited that you are invited to join in on the fun too!

Avon will be hosting their biggest sale yet with 65% off dozens of skincare, makeup, fragrance, wellness, and health products. Plus there will be $500.00 giveaways, and more. You do not want to miss out on this, for sure.

All you need to do is Click Here, to register. The date is Saturday, August 21st, 2021 at 4 pm ET. Avon will send you a confirmation email.

Avon will also be picking up your tab for shipping on all orders $60+.

Make sure that when you’re in live shopping that you follow my link: https://live.avon.com/?rep=mybeauty. My Avon Representative Code is : mybeauty, so if you are asked if you have a Representative, then yes you do. My name is Johanna Bustamento, code: mybeauty, and you’re in for all the special discounts. Ta-Da!

This is a fun livestream event with shopping and chatting to share your faves.

I hope you’ll join in the party!

Jfay

YourAvon.com/MyBeauty

Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader

Avon Convention 2021.  You're invited to join in the fun August 21st!
You’re Invited!