The Blocking Technique: How to Apply

The Blocking Technique: How to Apply

11/17/2016, posted by , under:

The Blocking Technique: How to Apply This is the time your secret weapon, Camouflage Makeup, comes to the rescue! If you have a great deal of discoloration, scars, bruises, birthmarks, etc., you will want to camouflage first by blocking out the problem before applying foundation. Camouflage makeup adheres best when applied directly on the skin…. Read more »

Blocking: The Healing Art of Camouflage Cosmetics

Blocking: The Healing Art of Camouflage Cosmetics

11/15/2016, posted by , under:

Blocking: The Healing Art of Camouflage Cosmetics Most often makeup is used to enhance or dramatize; however, there are many who use makeup to handle temporary “flaws” and others who need camouflage to manage significant conditions from pigmentation problems due to birthmarks, bruises, age spots, scars, tattoos, vitiligo, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, acne and the after-effects of… Read more »

The Power of Pink: Our Secret Weapon

The Power of Pink: Our Secret Weapon

11/10/2016, posted by , under:

The Power of Pink: Our Secret Weapon These are my “oldest” friends, actually they prefer to be called “forever” friends. We have been playing together since we were thirteen years old; naturally bright and pink and glowing and are still playing the beauty game all these years later. The rules and the products are different… Read more »

The Power of  Lavender: Using neutralizer to even out discoloration

The Power of Lavender: Using neutralizer to even out discoloration

11/08/2016, posted by , under:

The Power of Lavender: Using neutralizer to even out discoloration A former actress turned Public Relations expert, June had to face the public with a fresh face. She learned the Power of Lavender. Dark brown under eye circles Yellow undertone to her skin Broken capillaries and some brown spots on the surface of her face… Read more »

The Power of Color: Understanding Undertones

The Power of Color: Understanding Undertones

11/03/2016, posted by , under:

The Power of Color: Understanding Undertones Many years ago my mentor, Aida Grey, the legendary cosmetic guru of Beverly Hills, taught me many lessons. Her theory on “how to discover your own unique facial color undertone” has served me and my clients well. To determine your personal colorization, take a look at the inside of… Read more »

Are you Bluish, Reddish or Brownish? Neutralizer Tint

Are you Bluish, Reddish or Brownish? Neutralizer Tint

11/01/2016, posted by , under:

Are you Bluish, Reddish or Brownish? Which neutralizing tint is best for Karen? Is she bluish, reddish or purple, or… is she grayish or brownish? The correct answer is…Bluish, reddish and purple. So she would use a yellow based neutralizing color. Experiment using your neutralizer under or over foundation. Sometimes you’ll need both to achieve… Read more »

Neutralizers: Heavy Artillery for Dark Circles

Neutralizers: Heavy Artillery for Dark Circles

10/27/2016, posted by , under:

Neutralizers: Heavy Artillery for Dark Circles Often, simple foundation or concealer alone is not enough. If your dark circles are so, so, dark and the discoloration starts showing through during the day, you may need “The heavy artillery”, a color neutralizer. Neutralizers are pale color tints, like yellow, peach, rose, lavender or peachy orange. They… Read more »

Little Lesson: When Deep Thoughts Create Deep Lines

Little Lesson: When Deep Thoughts Create Deep Lines

10/25/2016, posted by , under:

Little Lesson: When Deep Thoughts Create Deep Lines Kat Wright ND and CEO of FROWNIES FACIAL PATCHES is a Naturopath committed to using all natural plant based ingredients in her products. She has developed cute little “Eye Gel” patches, made with herbs and cactus collagen to help the problems we face in the tender eye… Read more »

Little Lesson: Soften Wrinkles, Crinkles, & Refresh Allergy Eyes

Little Lesson: Soften Wrinkles, Crinkles, & Refresh Allergy Eyes

10/20/2016, posted by , under:

Little Lesson: Soften Wrinkles, Crinkles, & Refresh Allergy Eyes Homemade refreshers For cooling and soothing tired, irritated and stressed eyes, the following tricks can be found right in your kitchen. Revitalize with cool veggie slices, cotton pads, or tea bags. Mother Nature knew what she was doing. Place thin chilled cucumber slices on eyelids for… Read more »

Little Lesson: Crow’s Feet Relief

Little Lesson: Crow’s Feet Relief

10/18/2016, posted by , under:

Little Lesson: Crow’s Feet Relief Two-step tip for crow’s feet or crepey, thin skin texture To plump up this delicate skin, dot on a medium-weight eye cream to add moisture that’s missing, then pause – it’s the 60-second rule – let the moisture melt into your skin. Finish with dabs of lightweight foundation. Dot and… Read more »

Little Lesson: Lighten Your Lids

Little Lesson: Lighten Your Lids

10/13/2016, posted by , under:

Little Lesson: Lighten your lids, lighten your look. Hide eyelid discoloration. Your eyelids contain oil glands. To keep eyeshadow from disappearing apply an eyeshadow primer to blot the oil. Eye shadow primer is applied to the lid and under the brow, and helps cover vein discoloration as well. It will hold your eye shadow on… Read more »

Little Lesson: Distraction Action

Little Lesson: Distraction Action

10/11/2016, posted by , under:

Little Lesson: Distraction Action An easy 1-2-3 step for Heavy Bags and Sags Frankly, very heavy bags and loose skin are hard to camouflage. Basic cosmetic concealing options and techniques do not work for this problem. Today, advances in cosmetic surgery make it a realistic option for unloading truly serious eye baggage. However, if surgery… Read more »

Little Lesson: Concealing Medium or Heavy Bags

Little Lesson: Concealing Medium or Heavy Bags

10/06/2016, posted by , under:

Little Lesson: Concealing Medium or Heavy Bags Here‘s The Concealer Principle The interplay of lights and darks is key to cosmetic camouflage. A dark tone “recedes,” a light tone “brings forward.” Color choice is critical. Bit-of-Blush Option: Instead of using a slightly darker concealer – try a dot of powder blush in a dusty rose… Read more »

Little Lesson: Concealing Light Puffs or Bags

Little Lesson: Concealing Light Puffs or Bags

10/04/2016, posted by , under:

Little Lesson: Concealing Light Puffs or Bags Your eye area thrives on moisture. There are no oil glands under the eyes, which makes the eye area tissue a target for dehydration. I believe everyone needs an eye cream – no matter what. Choose a cream that’s light in texture so it won’t weigh down the… Read more »

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Viva La Makeup

10/03/2016, posted by ,

I love you Ms. Alicia Keys, BUT, I’m not giving up my makeup bag, NO WAY! Singer, songwriter Alicia Keys has put a ban on makeup.  At least that is what has been all over the internet lately. I guess there is a revolution going on and I don’t want to be a part of… Read more »

Little Lessons for Eyes

Little Lessons for Eyes

09/29/2016, posted by , under:

Little Lessons for Eyes Trick the eye with optical illusions! The game starts here! Under-eye Challenges Under-eye challenges come in a myriad of forms. For example, dark circles, bags and puffs below your eyes, sagging or droopy skin around and above the eye area, discolorations, a bluish cast, scaly and red or sometimes a yellow… Read more »

Start with Foundation Primer

Start with Foundation Primer

09/20/2016, posted by , under:

Start with Foundation Primer A foundation primer prepares the skin for any type of makeup application and is applied after moisturizer. Silicone based primer is an ultra-lightweight sheer liquid or crème that glides over the skin, leaving a smooth, flawless look and feel. It visually helps “fill in” fine lines and large pores temporarily, and… Read more »

The Daily Ritual: Makeup in the Morning

The Daily Ritual: Makeup in the Morning

09/15/2016, posted by , under:

The Daily Ritual First thing I do in the morning is make coffee… my lifelong pleasure… then I blindly reach for the concealer. I can’t go anywhere without them! Coffee and concealer – my daily duo – is the way to start the day, it is my ritual and personal Zen time. First thing in… Read more »

Build Your Own Concealer Kit

Build Your Own Concealer Kit

09/13/2016, posted by , under:

Build your own Concealer Kit Let’s get started to achieve your flawless & fabulous finish! You will need: Basic liquid or cream foundation matched closely as possible to your facial skin tone. Three concealer shades: one that matches your skin tone, one that’s a shade lighter, and one that’s a single shade darker. One or… Read more »

Concealment: Tools of the Trade

Concealment: Tools of the Trade

09/08/2016, posted by , under:

Tools of the Trade The indispensable: powder puff and brushes to set camouflage makeup. Using professional makeup brushes creates the difference between a simple makeup job and a polished, professional appearance. My weapons of choice to attack annoying little culprits are great makeup brushes, concealers, foundation and color…lots and lots of color. Keep everything transparent… Read more »

Is Concealer Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

Is Concealer Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

09/06/2016, posted by , under:

Concealer can be your best friend or your worst enemy Best concealer choice! Color is critical! It should be either one shade lighter or match your foundation. Most women think the lighter the concealer, the better it will cover darkness THAT’S WRONG! A concealer that’s too light will make you look gray. The whole idea… Read more »

Terms of Concealment

Terms of Concealment

09/01/2016, posted by , under:

Terms of Concealment FOUNDATION FOUNDATION is the most basic makeup, and by nature generally lighter in consistency and coverage than dedicated concealers. Foundation is available in jars, tubes and compacts. A skin matched foundation may be all you need to even out your skin tone, conceal minor discolorations, or cover up a simple flaw or… Read more »

What’s Concealing and Camouflaging All About?

What’s Concealing and Camouflaging All About?

08/30/2016, posted by , under:

What’s Concealing and Camouflaging All About? cam•ou•flage (kam-uh-flahzh) verb Concealment by means of disguise designed to deceive or hide. Foundation, concealer, neutralizer, corrector, camouflage makeup – what’s the difference? What are concealers actually for? When should I use one? What about those funny colored green, pink, and lilac makeup creams? How can I use concealer… Read more »

Tips On How To Contour Quick & Easy

Tips On How To Contour Quick & Easy

06/03/2016, posted by ,

Tips On How To Contour It sure has been extreme contour mania on the internet and in stores lately.  Looks like a huge push for movie star good looks and the “Kardashian way” to makeup.  I started this blog weeks ago and before I could post it, a wonderful piece came to me on the… Read more »

BEST WINTER SKIN CARE TIPS FOR GLOWING SKIN

BEST WINTER SKIN CARE TIPS FOR GLOWING SKIN

01/18/2016, posted by ,

BEST WINTER SKIN CARE TIPS FOR GLOWING SKIN It has been a very unpredictable winter so far, but in most of the country you can bet on cold!  With change in the air, there is change in your skin as well. Here are a few tips I practice to keep my skin healthy, hydrated, and… Read more »

The Best Last Minute Beauty Gifts of 2015

The Best Last Minute Beauty Gifts of 2015

12/21/2015, posted by ,

It’s the holidays and time for that last minute rush. Need a few ideas? Everyone has something that they would like to improve about themselves – or as I like to say: “Everybody’s got something to hide”. If you’re a last minutes shopper…You know who you are!!! For that person that has everything, you can’t… Read more »

How To Cover A Tattoo With Makeup

How To Cover A Tattoo With Makeup

11/13/2015, posted by ,

How To Cover A Tattoo With Makeup There’s a reason concealers and cover-ups are in high demand. Maybe that lovely lady you saw today, with the gorgeous skin, is hiding something. Maybe even a tattoo, or perhaps a bruise from an injectable. The truth is, everyone has something to hide.   Tattoo History As long… Read more »

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How to hide Post Surgical Scars Beautifully and A Tale of the Most Amazing Breast Reconstruction Surgery Few Women Know About

08/25/2014, posted by , under:

Camouflage Cosmetics and Concealers have always been a blessing for women who have undergone facial and cosmetic surgeries. It’s wonderful to be able to hide every sign of scarring until things fade beautifully on their own. But what’s even more gratifying for me personally, is to hear stories of women who have benefited from my… Read more »

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7 Beauty Routines We Don’t Recommend

06/26/2014, posted by ,

Discovering unique beauty secrets that work magic for you is one of the nicer aspects of being a woman. I, like many of many us especially love finding simple beauty routines that involve natural, everyday ingredients. But, I have to say, some beauty tricks my friends have shared with me over the years seem to… Read more »

Facial Exfoliation: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Facial Exfoliation: Too Much of a Good Thing?

05/09/2014, posted by , under:

Spring is in the air, a season for new beginnings! In the world of beauty and cosmetics, one tried-and-true way for a fresh new start is exfoliation. Regularly removing dead layers of facial skin gives your concealing products and makeup a smooth “canvas” to work on. Plus, younger, fresher skin is hiding just below that… Read more »

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Top Ten Tips for a Gorgeous “Selfie”

04/07/2014, posted by , under:

Hate how you look in “selfies?” Don’t panic. We’ve discovered ten expert tips for taking a great selfie. In fact, we’ve got the inside scoop on how to look absolutely stunning in your smartphone photos. After all, our mission at Judith August Cosmetics is to help you put your best face forward in every situation…. Read more »

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The Kindness of Strangers

02/20/2014, posted by , under:

My first experience developing “The Everything Pencil ™ Face and Body Concealer was due to a desire I had to help strangers who were facing skin issues. As a “Post Operative” makeup consultant for cosmetic surgeons in Beverly Hills, I was tasked with teaching women who had experienced everything from elective surgery to car accidents… Read more »

Women Who Inspire: Camille Duskin, Gateway Arts Foundation

Women Who Inspire: Camille Duskin, Gateway Arts Foundation

01/07/2014, posted by , under:

Women, who inspire me, are the women who take the time to inspire others. Camille Duskin of Las Vegas, Gateway Arts Foundation is just such a person. Over the last few years, she combined mature performance artists together with youthful artists in a successful mentoring/scholarship program to develop the young master to greatness. Gateway Arts… Read more »

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Happy Holidays – Woof, Woof!

12/21/2013, posted by , under:

In the frenzy of Christmas And last minute blogs We thought we should mention The joy of our dogs We’ve all been through turtles, hamsters and guppies But all of our treasures, have shown up as puppies, to rescue Well…what could we do? But wonder…which one here, is rescuing who? Anxious and waiting at home… Read more »

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THE NEW PILGRIMAGE

11/25/2013, posted by ,

As Americans, Thanksgiving is our day to pay homage to the wonderful life we lead. We travel miles to find home. We hug and hold the people that we dearly miss and we feed complete strangers because we have more than enough to share. In line at Best Buy or the soup kitchen or in… Read more »

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The O Word

10/28/2013, posted by , under:

It was my birthday last month and my darling friends took me for lunch and as we are all “living” in the second half of our century, we boo-hoo’ed all the hateful words associated with the word old…”Older, is a much better word than the word old”, I said, “There is a marked difference in… Read more »

Survey Questions and Answers

Survey Questions and Answers

10/09/2013, posted by , under:

Six Whole days of a makeup free face! Yippee! No makeup for me! I’m not going to cover up any age spots, sunspots or dark under eye circles-not worrying about wrinkles, lines or an occasional zit! I’m on vacation; bare faced and carefree on the California coast! Of course I’m hiding all of the above… Read more »

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Thank you for taking our survey, we love you too!

09/19/2013, posted by , under:

A big THANK YOU! To all of you who participated in the Judith August Cosmetic Solutions survey. The positive feedback was valuable and the suggestions we take very seriously. However, according to the responses, “more of the same” is a good thing. I guess we just keep doing what we are doing. Yeah! On a… Read more »

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Back to School: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

08/29/2013, posted by , under:

When was the last time you took your children- or-grandchildren “Back to School” Supply Shopping? Well, the only pencil I have thought about for many years are The Everything Pencil™- Face and Body Concealer and its sister, The Erasezit™ Antiseptic Concealer. I happen to be in New York last week where two of my grandchildren… Read more »

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Top 5 Products in My Makeup Bag

08/11/2013, posted by , under:

Back in “the day” you could find at least five lipsticks, six eye shadows, several lip and eye pencils, mascara, eyelash curler, lip balms, brow color, brow wax, and more in my bag! Today I can truly confess I don’t have tons of items I use on a daily basis I have simplified!!! It may… Read more »

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Women Who Inspire

07/11/2013, posted by ,

By owning a company that specializes in camouflage cosmetics, which addresses ways to cover up and conceal any flaw, I marvel at the women who come through my website and feel pride as each inspirational tale colors my world. Amber Carmen, founder of Tangled Tantrum Socially Conscious Products for Children By owning a company that… Read more »

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

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It’s Mother’s Day and once again time to celebrate “Mom’s”; beautiful, nerdy, athletic, creative, overworked, powerful, simple, incredible, loving, intense, reliable, sensitive, hard core, interesting, busy moms. Many are extraordinary woman celebrating mother’s and father’s day, conquering the challenges of single handedly raising successful, wonderful, productive, well-adjusted kids. Katherine Phelps is just such a woman…. Read more »

A New Year, a New You: A Contest!

A New Year, a New You: A Contest!

01/03/2013, posted by ,

Share your BEAUTY resolutions for 2013, and get a chance to win a cosmetic kit from Judith August Cosmetics! Just hop on over to our Facebook page and answer this question: “What’s your New Year beauty resolution?” Tell us about the changes and goals you have for yourself, your beauty regimen, or anything to do… Read more »

New VIDEOS from Judith August Cosmetics

New VIDEOS from Judith August Cosmetics

11/29/2012, posted by ,

We’ve updated our videos over on YouTube! Make sure to check out what’s new, including videos about our latest offering, the GOTCHA COVERED book, which contains secrets to looking younger, naturally, using our amazing product line. For more information, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/JudithAugustCosmetic and remember to “LIKE” us (if you haven’t already) on our Facebook community page:… Read more »

Thank You Ulta & Smashbox

Thank You Ulta & Smashbox

10/22/2012, posted by , under:

I was an unsuspecting “Female” visiting the Ulta Cosmetic Store a few weeks ago looking for hairspray for my husband. Walking in, I was blinded by the lights and cameras, there were makeup artists…even hairdressers. The place was jammed with customers who were there for a “Smash Box” cosmetic promotion, all wanting the photographer. A… Read more »

Good-For-You Foods for a Younger You!

Good-For-You Foods for a Younger You!

09/20/2012, posted by , under:

There are lots of healthy foods out there, but there are specific foods that are particularly good for your skin and body when it comes to looking and feeling younger. Barley. The antioxidants and nutrients in hulled barley can help stabilize blood-sugar levels and insulin. This helps your body retain collagen, which is essential in… Read more »

Follow us on Facebook!

Follow us on Facebook!

08/27/2012, posted by , under:

Social media has made it so much easier to acquire knowledge! Did you know that we have an awesome community on social media, through our Facebook page? We’ve been posting updates on everything from summer makeup tips to makeup that helps you look younger and fresher. We’d love for you to follow us on Facebook,… Read more »

WHERE TO GET NAILED!

WHERE TO GET NAILED!

08/21/2012, posted by ,

There I was, visiting my daughter and my adorable grandchildren one morning, on the North Shore of Long Island when I suddenly discovered a few hours of free time. The kids were at school, the house was clean, the dishes done… what to do? What to do? Of course! My favorite “pamper past time”… a… Read more »

20 Quick Tips on Concealers, Powder and Foundation

20 Quick Tips on Concealers, Powder and Foundation

07/26/2012, posted by ,

20 quick tips on concealers and foundation Use a concealer that is one shade lighter on the skin area that you want to highlight. Use a concealer that is one shade darker on the portion of your skin that you want to hide. For under-eye concealers, don’t go for liquidy variants. These don’t really provide… Read more »