Before and After Makeover: Flawless Skin Makeup Look Part 2: Skincare Before Makeup Application

Foundation makeup is one thing, but our actual foundation begins with our skin. Beautiful skin is deeper than the surface level. Real beauty starts with how we nourish our skin. Adding fresh fruits, veggies, and of course water to our diet is always a great idea (You know, what I call pretty food!). Getting good beauty sleep is also fabulous for skin (and those gorgeous eyes), but today we’ll focus on pampering and prepping our outer skin before applying makeup.

Cleansing our skin properly is one of the most important basic steps. It really does matter what product(s) we choose to cleanse with. We want to pamper our skin with moisturizing products that are soft and gentle, and help our skin look and feel it’s very best. There are 2 Avon facial cleansers that I adore and use every day. They are both Rice Water Bright Cleansers. One is Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser, and the other is Rice Water Bright Rice Bran Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser. These are super luxurious. Here are Avon’s brief descriptions for both:

Rice water, the milky white water obtained from rinsing rice, is enriched with vitamins A, B and E, ceramide and minerals to help skin feel moisturized and look radiant. Our foaming cleanser produces a whipped cream-like texture that softly glides onto the skin to effectively remove makeup residue while moisturizing

Step up your skin care routine with this daily facial scrub, made with organic rice bran powder, rice bran oil and hydrated silica for gentle exfoliation. Removes impurities and helps skin feel soft and look fresh and radiant. 

I keep my Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser on my bathroom sink to use every morning. I keep the Rice Water Bright Rice Bran Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser in my shower to use in the evenings. The gentle exfoliating is great for removing makeup and impurities from the day. The Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser is perfect for gently cleansing and pampering my face in prep for makeup application.

Now, when I desire a deeper exfoliation for satin smooth skin, I always use Isa Knox Anew Collagen Booster Microneedling Polisher. I know that may sound scary, but it is just a denser exfoliating formulation, and honestly, my skin feels soooo soft after using this, it is truly remarkable. I know my makeup is going to go on beautifully when my skin is super smooth. I follow my Polisher with an Isa Knox Collagen Booster Rejuvenating Serum Ampule. These are incredible, and feel like soft velvet going onto my skin. It’s an absolutely beautiful sensation, and my skin feels absolutely beautiful. This routine can be done several times during the week, and I like to make sure to use this duo at night before a photo shoot, or special occasion, so I can look my most vibrant best.

Another tip for super smooth skin, is shaving the peach fuzz off your face before applying moisturizer and makeup. A smooth surface will always provide a smoother finished look. I use those little hair trimmers for women’s facial hair removal. It only takes a couple of minutes, and always makes a big difference.

Next up, Moisturizing and Soothing.

Physiogel Moisturizers for dry, sensitive skin and Green Goddess CBD Facial Oil to soothe your skin.
Moisturize and Soothe Your Skin

Okay, now that we’re all cleansed, exfoliated, and smoothed, let’s get moisturized and soothed. Your skin is going to love you so much, and reward you with looking super gorgeous!

Now, my evening moisturizing routine is a bit different than my daily for-makeup moisturizing routine. I’ve been using the super luxurious Mission Luxereve line lately. Oh my goodness, you’ll definitely want to try this! I’ve blogged about this recently, but for today, I’m going to share my other favorite skincare line from Avon called Physiogel. If you have dry sensitive skin like me, you are going to fall in love instantly. These formulations are so gentle and soothing, and are great for wearing under makeup. They have different formulations to choose from. Right now I’m using the Physiogel Calming Relief Cream and the Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Lotion. The Calming Relief Cream feels so good, and it is a richer formulation than the lotion. Creamier. I love them both and usually will put the cream on my face and use the lotion on my neck and chest area, and then come back up my neck to my face area with it. These are unscented and probably the gentlest facial moisturizers I’ve ever used.

Now, if I happen to have any especially ruddy areas on my face, I use my super hero serum, Green Goddess, called the solution that soothes.

Here is Avon’s description for you:

Revitalize your skin with Green Goddess, a topical oil with 100mg of CBD and other plant-based ingredients like hemp seed oil, squalane oil and turmeric. This nutrient-enriched formula provides a calm and relieving feeling, making it the refreshing last step to both morning and nighttime skin care routines. 

I’ve been using this for quite a while now, and love it. I can wear this under my makeup, no problems. It is a dry oil and goes into the skin very well.

BENEFITS
• Dry oil for easy absorption
• Suitable for sensitive skin
• Reduces redness and helps soothe irritation
• Rich in omega fatty acids and vitamin E
• Ultra-pure and sustainably sourced
• Fragrance-free
• Vegan
• Hypoallergenic
• Dermatologist-tested

I also like to use this after my microneedling polishing routine/collagen serum ampule duo. Sometimes my face can get some red splotchy areas afterward and Green Goddess is perfect for this. I am then ready to sleep my restful beauty sleep knowing my skin is going to be beautifully refreshed for the next day.

I hope you’ll stay tuned for part 3 in this Before and After Makeover Flawless Skin Makeup Look Series. Next up is Completing the Makeup Look for a Radiant Finish.

If you missed Part 1: Cashmere Complexion, here is a link for you.

Okay gang, 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

Awaken Your Senses with Delicious Bath and Body Aromas + Free Gifts

Who loves amazing bath and body products filled with delicious aromas?

Well, you’re in the right place! Avon’s kicking off Campaign 21 filled with amazing shower gel, body mist, and body lotion sets in a variety of sense pleasing aromas.

There is warm + sultry Vanilla & Coconut (I have this one and love it!), refreshing + radiant Fresh Bergamot & Wild Mint, energizing + playful Sparkling Grapefruit & Orange Blossom, comforting + cozy Silky Vanilla (I have this too, and it’s amazing), juicy + fresh Fresh Cucumber & Melon, and flirty + sweet Blushing Cherry Blossom.

And guess what? When you purchase (3) Avon Senses products, you’ll receive (2) free shower gels!

You will automatically receive Avon Senses Blushing Cherry Blossom and Juicy Pomegranate & Mango Hydrating Shower Gels ($12.00 value) with the purchase of 3 Avon Senses products. No coupon code needed.

But then, if you’re one of my Avon Email A-Listers, you’ll be receiving 2 emails with 2 unique coupon codes (that are only valid on my Avon website), for your choice of another free gift using the code of your preference.

You can opt for a free Avon Senses Apple Glace’ Body Lotion ($17.00 value), or a free Magix Blur Oil Control Primer Balm ($19.00 value).

Not one of my Email A-Listers yet? No worries, visit my Avon website, scroll to the bottom of my home page and you’ll see the Sign Up prompt. If you’d like to be included in these 2 free gift (choice) deals, contact me and let me know you’re signed up and I’ll send you the same offers. (You do not need a code to receive the 2 shower gels.)

And how about a chance at a $345.00 prize?

Check out this month’s Sweepstakes while you’re browsing. It’s called the Platinum Perfection Sweepstakes. Look at all that gorgeousness.

Okay gang, I’m off for now. I’ll be posting part 2 of my Flawless Skin Makeup Look Makeover Series very soon.

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

Pumpkin Pie Candles are Here!

Ohhhh…. Looks like Fall is actually nearing! The Pumpkin Pie Candles have arrived at Avon, hooray!!

So delicious, with the aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon sugar, and vanilla. I can smell it already.

Also on the scene are a new Frosted Balsam Candle and Maple Latte Candle.

And look what Avon is sending you as a free gift with any $30.00 fragrance purchase, this includes candles. A full-size bottle of Live Out Loud Eau de Parfum.

NOTES
Top: Sweet wild strawberry
Middle: Sparkling mimosa
Base: Comforting fluffy vanilla

Smells really pretty, not foody, just beautiful. $40.00 value.

Welcome to Avon’s Campaign 19 party!

Enjoy shopping the Avon Campaign 19 Brochure online!

And speaking of Avon parties, Avon’s 2021 Convention begins Friday and I’m very excited to be joining the 135th celebration virtually this year. I am very, very excited to get the inside scoop on this year’s Avon Christmas theme. They are always so fun. You know I’ll let you in on all the news, so be sure to stay tuned. Subscribe to be the first in the know!

Jfay

YourAvon.com/MyBeauty

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

Fall Candles 2021

Review: Avon’s New Luxury Skin Care Line, Mission Luxereve

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a very enjoyable weekend.

I’m very excited to be back with you on this very rainy Monday here in Texas to chat about Avon’s new Luxury Skin Care Line, Mission Luxereve.

The ingredients in this new luxury skin care line are quite different than anything I’ve ever heard of, but I can tell you that the use of natural ingredients caught my ear for sure.

The two main ingredients are Cytoferm and Wineferm. Don’t leave me yet…. I’ve tried this, and it blew me away.

WHAT MISSION LUXEREVE IS MADE OF
Mission Luxereve formulas are made with special fermentation technologies derived from natural ingredients. Fermentation breaks down molecules into smaller sizes, so skin can more easily absorb the beneficial ingredients. The fermented ingredients that comprise each formula are cytoferm and wineferm.

Cytoferm combines 86 medicinal plants, harvested over four seasons for peak potency and fermented for another year to achieve maximum efficacy and help promote the look of smooth, radiant skin. Wineferm, or wine extract from naturally fermented grapes, has a higher content of polyphenols than natural grapes and is rich in antioxidants to keep skin looking healthy.

Fermented medicinal plants and wine for skin care, hmm? Well, let’s give this a try. And I did, and I absolutely fell in love. Oh my goodness… firstly, with it being made from fermented plants, how will this look and smell? Well, both the Serum and Cream that I tried were, well, nice and creamy. And for the aroma, very light and pretty. The Serum goes on first. My first thoughts about a Serum, was that it would be more liquidy, but it is a nice cream. It goes onto the skin quite nicely, then follow up with the Cream. The Cream is even richer than the Serum, but it also goes onto the skin very nicely, and the combo of the two is just about heaven. When I have them both applied, my skin has kind of a warmth feel to it. Not like hot flash warmth, it’s a pleasant, almost reassuring warmth that it is pampering my skin. I really love the feel of this combo upon my skin.

And does it work? This is made to help promote the look of smooth, firm, radiant skin, for the most youthful looking skin ever. Well, I can tell you that when both the Serum and Cream are applied to my skin, my face has a beautiful glow about it. Not greasy, just glowy. I compared the glow of my skin when wearing the Mission Luxereve to when wearing one of my other skin lotions, and there is most definitely a big difference. My skin looks radiant and dewy and very nourished when using the Mission Luxereve Serum and Cream combo.

After 3 days of use, I could definitely tell a difference in the feel of my skin. I was so impressed. It felt so smooth and soft, and just wonderful.

I was using samples that Avon had sent me in my Ambassadorship Package. I have since ordered more, and have ordered the Mission Luxereve Essence, and Eye Cream. I am so looking forward to trying these in combo with the Serum and Cream and see how it goes.

Avon now has a Mission Luxereve Essence Set listed for $85.00 (regular price $106.00), which includes:

Full-size Mission Luxereve Essence
   Use AM/PM after cleansing and before Mission Luxereve Serum and Cream. 3.72 fl. oz.
• Try-it-size Mission Luxereve Serum, .23 fl. oz.
• Try-it-size Mission Luxereve Cream, .17 oz. net wt.

This is a wonderful way to give this amazing new luxury skin care regimen a try at a great price, and see how you like it, and see what wonders it may do for your skin.

I, again, was truly amazed. I didn’t know what to expect going in except that I do trust Avon skin care products and know that they are a leader in the field, so if they say this is extra luxurious and unparalleled, then I was honored to give it a try. So glad I did. I believe I am hooked. After one week of using the Serum and Cream, I am craving more. The look and feel of my skin was definitely improved in just a week’s time, so yeah, I definitely recommend this Avon luxury skin care product (line).

It is a total luxury experience. Very gentle (and natural), with a gentle warmth of comfort upon my skin.

I hope you’ll give these wonderful formulations a try for yourself. If you’ve tried everything, or do not like the ingredients in some, or they may be too irritating for your skin (I have very sensitive skin too), then you’ll most likely fall in love with this indulgently pampering and beautifying line.

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

Avon is Back Online!

Doing a Happy Dance! Hooray!! Avon is back online!

The doors are once again open, and full of awesomeness. If this is your first time visiting Jfay’s Beauty Blog, my Avon website address is: https://youravon.com/mybeauty.

You can shop 24/7 (from anywhere in the U.S.) for your favorite Avon products. Avon has added to their product line-ups of beauty, cosmetics, skincare, fragrances, jewelry, and fashion, to also include home (kitchen, laundry, cleaning), daily essentials, wellness, oral care, and pet care products.

I hope you’ll stop by and see all the new product lines and be sure to enter the Avon Sweeps while you’re there and sign up to be one of my Avon Email A-Listers. I send out exclusive free product offers and discount coupon codes at least once every Campaign.

Have fun shopping!

Jfay

YourAvon.com/MyBeauty

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

Thank you Avon – Before and After, Ages 50-56

I cannot express enough how much I love Avon, and what a (positive) difference having Avon in my life has made. I suppose pictures can tell the story even better than I. I came across this before and after pic that I had posted here some time ago, and was like, “Wow! Avon really has made a difference in my appearance over the past couple of years.”

Being an Avon Representative, of course I am using their fabulous skin care items and makeup (everything I use now is Avon), but it goes beyond the physical appearance. Being an Avon Representative really keeps me on my toes, as for wanting to look my very best, and it also has given me newly gained confidence in being over 50, and maturing gracefully.

Jfay

YourAvon.com/MyBeauty

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

Thank you Avon Appreciation Testimonial, Looking and Feeling Younger Every Day

Beauty from Within – My Daily Hibiscus Tea Blend

I am finding myself more and more, eating and drinking for my body’s health and inner beauty.

I chose all the ingredients for my daily tea due to each one’s well-known health benefits. Some of these benefits include cardiovascular and blood health (helps with stamina, endurance, and energy), as well as containing cell preserving antioxidants.

This is very easy to make, tastes really delicious, and I love that it is very healthy for me.

First of course, boil some water (enough to steep 2 tea bags). Once the water has boiled, I take my pan from the burner and drizzle in a little honey. I then add the tea bags; one hibiscus tea bag, and one green tea bag. In my cup or glass, I add 1 teaspoon of beet juice powder before pouring in the steeped tea, stir well, and then top with more water. Using 2 tea bags = enough for 2 cups or glasses of tea. This can be served hot or cold.

I hope you give this a try for yourself.

Cheers to great health!

Jfay

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

Beauty and Health, Pretty Food

A LOVE Story….

Happy Tuesday everyone, and happy Avon Campaign 18! Woo Hoo! It’s new and fresh, just on the scene today, and this time around it’s a LOVE story…. Helloo!

We’re talking Avon’s Colors of LOVE makeup collection featuring color meets skin-loving care.

Avon is adding 2 new products to this beautiful line. The new fmg Colors of LOVE Glow Balm Duo Illuminating Stick, and the fmg Kabuki Brush.

Highlight and define in a simple swipe! This sheer dual-ended stick features complementary shades that build and blend and layer beautifully. Lightweight formula with multicolor, ultrafine and bold pearls for a soft, shimmery finish. With skin-loving pomegranate extract, mango, shea butter, avocado oil and vitamins E and C, it creates an instant pearly radiance.

Blended beauty. Designed with soft, angled bristles, this retractable multiuse kabuki brush effortlessly blends pressed or loose powder formulas for smooth and even application. It’s the perfect tool to define and sculpt. Cap keeps the brush head safely covered when not in use.

There is also a special free gift offer : Free Full-size Magix Primer with any two fmg Colors of LOVE purchases.

Here is a link to the full fmg Colors of LOVE Makeup Collection.

There are a lot of fabulous beauties to discover in this new Campaign. If you’d like to leaf through the new brochure online, here is a direct link for you.

Be sure to check out all the new jewelry items while you’re there.

Loving these pretty new Vibrant Enamel Stacking Rings!

There is a whole collection of this Vibrant Enamel Jewelry with Necklaces, Bracelet Sets, and an Earring Pack.

And — there is even a Mystery Avon A-Box offer for free with any $60.00 purchase – Wow!

Have fun shopping!

Jfay

YourAvon.com/MyBeauty

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

Avon’s Live At-Home Teeth Whitening Event with $500 Giveaways

Hey Gang! Happy Monday everyone!

Tomorrow night, Avon will be hosting a live shopping event featuring their new at-home teeth whitening products. It will be hosted by Avon Product Experts Jonathan Flores-Deleon and Griselda Fernanadez.

Avon now has at-home teeth whitening products like whitening kits, toothpaste, a teeth-whitening pen, and and instant whitening LED Light System.

When you pre-register (Click Here), you are eligible for the giveaways during the event that are worth over $500.00. There will also be exclusive offers for attendees, and free shipping provided by Avon on all orders $60+ during the event.

I hope you’ll join in the fun and goodies.

The link I have provided registers you as my guest. If you are asked for a Representative ID, mine is mybeauty, and my name is Johanna Bustamento.

Enjoy! I hope you snag some great teeth-whitening products and win one of the giveaways! Yay!

Jfay

YourAvon.com/MyBeauty

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