Hello my beautiful friends! Jfay here, from my makeup studio, getting in the groove for Spring! How about you? Getting Spring Fever and ready for some fabulous adventures? I know I am!
And when I’m ready to head out for fun adventures, I certainly do not want to be taking all day to put my face together. I like to look fabulous without having to take take a million steps or use a ton of product. I’m sure you most likely feel the same way.
That’s why I keep singing the praises of my very favorite foundation that simplifies my beauty routine tremendously. For me it’s like a concealer, primer, color corrector, foundation, and powder all in one convenient compact. It’s Avon’s new FMG Cashmere Complexion Compact Powder Foundation.
The formulation is just about magical. You can use it damp or dry. I usually do both, but either way, it always helps me look so much better.
Here’s how my flawless skin look starts out:
Not so flawless looking. I have quite a bit of unevenness and redness, but not for long! I already began applying my foundation to one side of my face here with a damp sponge. This compact comes with it’s own awesome sponge, and I use that for my dry application.
You can see as I’m applying this under my eye how it’s covering up the redness.
I use this powder foundation on my eyelid area as well. It’s great as a primer. This is literally the only product that I use on my face to achieve flawless looking skin. I have shown you the Cashmere Complexion Concealer that I have used as well, but most days I do not have to use that at all with this powder foundation. It evens my skin-tone, the redness is gone, my eyelids are primed for eyeshadow, I just love it!
Looking better already! I’m now going over my face with the dry sponge that comes with the compact. I sometimes wait to do this till after I’ve applied the rest of my makeup to clean up any eyeshadow spillage or tone down my blush.
But you can see that my skin looks much more even now after applying the powder foundation with my slightly damp sponge. It is not cakey at all and to me looks very natural. There is a great color chart to follow to find your perfect shade – You can find it here (Just click on the color chart pictures to enlarge them). My shade is C110 Cool/Light with rosy undertone. It’s also known as Shortcake!
I hope you find your perfect Foundation/Skin Tone match and give this a try for yourself.
Be sure to check my next blog post coming up regarding this gorgeous new lipstick I’m wearing! If you saw my latest Avon Beauty Haul post, you’ll already know which one it is!
Till next time, stay fabulous!
Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative USA
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How’s your relationship with you makeup foundation? Feeling good about it? Loving how it looks on your skin? I know for me, I like full coverage that is flattering and looks natural. How about you?
I’d like to share my favorite with you today. It’s Avon’s new FMG Cashmere Complexion Compact Powder Foundation. This formulation is like magic. It’s very lightweight, and not really “visible” as a full coverage makeup (as in harsh and cakey), because it is so light.
Look at my skin before makeup foundation application. I definitely can use some help to even my skin tone.
Of course the very first thing I do to prep my skin for makeup is to exfoliate and moisturize. I do not exfoliate every day. About 3 times a week. I love Avon’s Collagen Boost duo. You need to read my blog post about this pair. Soooo fantastic. My skin feels like silk after I use this set. I then moisturize with my new favorite moisturizer Physiogel Daily Moisture Intensive Cream. Wonderful, wonderful product and great for very dry and sensitive skin. I’ve also blogged about this product. For this makeup post, just a quick pic and link for you to take a peek at for yourself.
Okay, so skin’s fully prepped. Which, a quick note, I usually exfoliate and use the Collagen Booster ampules at night, so then the next day, right before I apply my foundation, I only use the Physiogel. Okay, let’s get that face looking gorgeous!
With the Cashmere Complexion Compact Powder Foundation, you can apply this wet or dry, or both. I usually do both. I use a separate makeup sponge (dampened), swirl that around in the compact, and then apply. This gives a great full coverage look. I then go back over it with the sponge that comes with the compact, either right after I apply the damp makeup, or after I’ve applied my blush, as a once over finish. As you can see in the picture above, as soon as I begin applying this, my face looks so much better, and so much more even-toned. I sometimes only apply this dry, especially if I’m in a hurry or if I’m not going anywhere that I need to get really fixed up for – like curbside pickup for example. But putting it on dry still gives me a very full coverage, and it’s so light that it just feels like my skin and not a lot of goopy makeup. It’s amazing. I love this so much I cannot even tell you. I suppose you can see by how much I’ve used in this compact already. I need to re-order so that I do not run out.
Looking fabulous dah’ling! This is my new best friend! I think it looks very natural, just like it’s my skin. Not heavily made up, which tends to age the look of our skin, but rather that my skin is just naturally flawless.
BENEFITS • Multi-use: can be applied wet or dry, and can be used as foundation or setting powder • Buildable medium-to-full coverage • Vegan collagen to keep skin looking supple and fresh • Lavender oil and artichoke and chamomile extracts provide antioxidant benefits • Amino-acid-coated pigments control shine and visibly smooth skin for perfected, all-day wear • Mirror compact with washable sponge • Good for all skin types
If you do like to use a concealer along with your foundation, well, there’s a Cashmere Complexion answer to that as well. I use this from time to time, but I usually get the exact coverage I need from the Powder Foundation.
If you’re interested in reading my previous blog posts regarding the Anew Isa Knox Collagen Booster, Physiogel, Cashmere Complexion Foundation and Concealer, and my full Perk-Me-Up Makeover, here are the links:
It’s always good to try to look your best, no matter what your age. I know for me, it lifts my spirits and boosts my confidence when I feel that I am looking my best and shining my best light. Don’t be afraid to experiment with makeup just because you may be over a certain age. We can still wear bright colors and look our most vibrant best. Try it, and see what it does for you! And I definitely encourage you to try the Cashmere Complexion Powder Foundation. I love it for my mature skin. I feel that I look flawless and not heavy or cakey, which can show even more lines. Love the skin you’re in, and take great care of it as well through your diet, exercise, moisturizing, and special attention like the Isa Knox Microneedling Skin Polisher (exfoliator) and Collagen Boosting Ampules. Your skin will thank you for it and shine bright!
Till next time, stay fabulous and follow your joy!
Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative
Makeup for mature skin, over 50 beauty and style, look your best no matter your age.
Ever had one of those days – or weeks? You can see that I certainly have. I am now on the road to recovery, thank goodness, but it’s been a very trying time for your ol’ Jfay here. I caught some type of bug on a recent road trip and it really took it’s toll on me. But in my always fighting fashion, as soon as I was feeling a bit better, and took a look at myself, I was like, “You need to pull yourself together, girlfriend!”. No doubt….
And you know what? It made me feel better. There’s just something about pulling it together and getting made up that changes my whole demeanor. How about you? No matter the situation – getting over an illness, inclement weather days, lock-downs, just whatever. When I’m feeling low, and looking even lower, it’s always great to take some time to pep myself up.
Once I made up my mind that I was ready to pull myself together, I first began with my skin. I of course was able to still wash and moisturize (barely..), but I used my Isa Knox Polisher and Collagen Booster Serum Ampules the night before to help my skin look better. I love this stuff so much. You’ll have to check out my blog post about this dynamic duo.
So, now time to get all prettied up! After washing my face, I then moisturized with my favorite moisturizer Physiogel Moisture Therapy, and knew that my skin was going to need some help in the brightness department, so I also applied VDL Lumilayer Primer Fresh for a bit of luster and more healthy radiance.
Next to foundation:
As you can see, I love my Cashmere Complexion Compact Powder Foundation. I first apply it with a damp sponge for full coverage, and then I go back over it with the dry sponge that comes with the compact to set and finish. It works just like a foundation (damp) and a setting powder (dry). There is great coverage without looking cakey or overly made up. There, already looking better. I use the C110 Cheesecake shade.
Okay! Let’s get something going on with those eyes.
Now let’s really add some color back to my face, beginning with some eyeshadow. I have to have eyeshadow.
Looks like I jumped ahead a step and put on some blusher first. I’ll show you that in just a minute.
But for my eyes, I chose the Avon Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Qaud in Purple Haze. There are 10 Quads to chose from, and they’re curated in shades that go very well together for easy application. I thought a pop of purple would go well with my shirt, and I like wearing a dark gray right around my eye to help accentuate my brown eyes.
Let’s put some color on those lips!
I chose to wear Avon’s True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Dragonfruit Blush which is very very pretty, but a little bright for the pink in my shirt, so I topped that with Avon True Color Lipstick in Frostiest Mauve. Perfect! The True Color Lipsticks are on Final Sale it looks like. So if you’d like to get some Frostiest Mauve for yourself, better get it while it’s still available. Avon is adding a lot of new lipstick formulas, which is very exciting, but I’ll miss some of my favorites.
The True Love Multi Palette is so cute and filled with 4 shimmery colors that can be used on both your cheeks and eyes. I wanted to try it out on my cheeks. I just kind of swirled the colors together and applied to my cheeks, forehead, and around my lower chin area. I really like the way it made my skin look more luminous, and certainly like I had healthy color back in my face. I’m really pleased with it, and glad I got myself this palette. I do not know how long it will be around since it was just released with the Valentine’s goodies, so if you’re interested you may want to snag one now while you can.
And my MOST favorite mascara – Love at First Lash. I couldn’t do without this. It really makes my lashes stand out with little effort on my part. I do not like to curl my lashes, and the Love at First Lash Mascara doesn’t seem to care. It does it’s job and makes my lashes stand out with just one coat. Two coats are really popping.
And here I am — feeling (and hopefully looking) like myself again.
It truly is amazing – the power of skincare and makeup.
Everything I use now for my skincare and makeup is Avon. I am not only a Representative, but a very devoted customer. Since going in all Avon, I really feel that it has been very transformative to me, for both my skin and my looks.
I love the ease at which I can use my Avon cosmetics and makeup. I like to look great, but not have to take 10 hours to get ready with so many layers, steps, and such. Know what I mean? Simple, easy, and very fine products.
Okay gang, I’m off for now. Hoping to feel better and better every day now. And this little skincare and makeup boost was just what I needed to help me go further in that direction.
I hope you take time to fix yourself up and feel fabulous too, no matter what the situation. It’s great therapy! Hey, there ya go – Beauty Therapy!
Hello! How are you today? Ready to get those brows going on?
I know I am! Learning to do my eyebrows has been a very fun journey for me. I’ve enjoyed learning about different brow products and brow techniques.
I’ve always had very prominent brows and never really had to use anything other than something to hold them into place, but you know how it is as we mature and things begin to change…
Upside is, we can always learn new things, and learn how to keep our beauty as brilliant as ever!
To begin this journey, I first went to my Avon website and learned about the different types of eyebrow products available and ordered several that appealed to me. The good thing about eyebrow products (at least Avon’s), is that they’re not really expensive, so it is great to get several products to try out.
I’ll go over the different products that I tried for my new look and tell you their price points as well. But first, I’ll share with you the techniques I’ve been learning along the way too. I’ve been watching YouTube videos and reading how-to’s, and practicing.
Here are a few of the first steps to begin with:
Ahead of time tip: Tweeze and keep your eyebrow hairs trimmed. I trim my eyebrow hairs by brushing them upward and then taking my shears and trimming them at the top so that there are no long hairs going crazy.
Then, when you’re ready to do your eyebrow makeup, you will want to brush your brows with your brow brush and have them smooth and ready for product application.
You can measure where your eyebrows should begin, arch, and end, with your eyebrow brush or a pencil. Begin at your nostril – place your pencil upward. This is where your eyebrow should begin. Then from your nostril, halfway through your eye, to find your natural arch, and then from your nostril to the outer corner of your eye, is where your eyebrow should end.
To begin, start by outlining how you want the shape of your eyebrow to be. If you’re not sure, this is where practice makes perfect. Just be patient with yourself and try a little color at a time till you’re comfortable with the amount of product, and the size brow that you think look best for you. This is what took me a little while to to get used to. But I am getting more and more comfortable with having a finished brow look, and am really enjoying it.
For our next beautiful brow step, which products will be best for you?
Here is a list of the Avon Eyebrow Products that I used, and their prices:
I will tell you my favorites, and what I used each for.
Firstly, I really like the Ultra Luxury Brow Liner because it is a very fine-pointed pencil and I can resharpen it, and keep it that way. I like using it for outlining. I can get the perfect definition cleanly using this pencil, and it goes on very easily with no tugging. Do not draw with a straight, precision line though, just kind of lightly flick the pencil on to look more natural.
I like using both the Glimmerstick Brow Definer and the Tattoo Station Brow Pencil as well. They are not quite as thin a point, so they are great for filling in. When I decided to fill in an area underneath the front top of my brow that needed to be colored in and blend with the rest of my brow, I found that the Glimmersticks worked best for this job. I ordered the Tattoo Station Brow Pencil and Glimmerstick in different colors – One is more black/gray and the other more taupe/brown. I like to use them both since my hair is different colors too.
For the Pomade. It goes on very well and is brushable. I personally am not ready to use the little brush that comes with it to draw on an outline or fill in with it, at least till I get a bit better with my technique probably. If you’ve had more experience than I, you will most likely love this formulation. It is waterproof and has a 24 hour wear time. I’m going to keep practicing with this one. It has very good pigmentation, and the color I chose is a brown/gray. Perfect for my hair color.
The last step in completing a brow look is to use the spoolie end of the brow brush to gently blend and soften the product(s) used on the brow. You can do this as you go as well. If you blend too much, you can always go back and add more color where needed. But if you like it just the way it is, omit this step. It’s all about what you think looks pretty on you.
I have to tell you that after I finished my brows, I felt more spunky! I put on some darker lipstick, a bit more eyeshadow, fluffed my hair, and put on my earrings. It changed my whole attitude.
And to me that’s what makeup is all about anyway. Enhancing our natural beauty, and making us feel great. I know that when I feel like I look good, I feel good. It really changes my mood, for the better.
How about you? How does makeup make you feel? We may have to discuss that sometime too.
I hope you enjoyed my eyebrow experimentation with products and techniques. I am very happy to share my experiences with you, and I hope it has helped you in your eyebrow journey too.
Let me know which products you like best, and I’d love to see your pics!