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 »

5 Simple Summer Makeup Tips

5 Simple Summer Makeup Tips

07/19/2012, posted by ,

Summer’s official kicked in, as have the climbing temperatures. This can mean horrors for our makeup regimen, especially since the summer heat brings with it a whole load of problems for your cosmetics. Be armed with the right techniques, so that your makeup this season won’t melt, but rather last. Get sun protection for your… Read more »

Create Your Image!

Create Your Image!

01/17/2012, posted by ,

As we enter 2012, more people than ever are becoming aware of the image they project to the outside world. Sexy, intense, bold, beautiful, powerful, natural – whatever your image is, are you aware of it? Whenever you walk into a room, every eye upon you is a camera. CLICK! The image you exude is… Read more »

Do The Tangerine Tango

Do The Tangerine Tango

01/03/2012, posted by ,

It is interesting to think that “happiness can be a color” but it’s true. Think about Gray… what happens in your brain… “ugh… gray… gray skies, gray pallor, gray ashes.” Now… think ORANGE! And not just any orange, but the newest color of the design season… “TANGERINE TANGO!” nice how just the thought brings you… Read more »

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Winter Skin Care Tips

12/07/2011, posted by , under:

It was an exquisitely beautiful day in Las Vegas day and in a couple hours I was headed for New York. Before leaving for the airport, as I was walking my dog Lola, I wondered, “Why is it always a perfect day when we are headed for the coldest city on earth?” Perfect weather days… Read more »

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How to Clean Makeup Brushes

12/02/2011, posted by , under:

If you were to examine your make-up brushes under a microscope, you’d be quite surprised (and likely a little disturbed) by the visual. In addition to old make-up and dead skin cells, your brushes harbor pore-clogging dirt, bacteria and oils. The good news is there’s a simple, inexpensive solution! Frequent washing of your make-up brushes… Read more »

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A Time to Give Thanks

11/22/2011, posted by , under:

A few thoughts to share on why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Even though there is much uncertainty in the world today each and every one of us can look inward to see the everyday blessings we encounter on a daily basis. These are certainties we can count on! I’m now in New York City… Read more »

Jenny & Jeremy… Wedding Day!

Jenny & Jeremy… Wedding Day!

07/19/2011, posted by , under:

Last month I described the amazing wedding I attended at Bullock Wilshire, promising to get back with you on the charming young couple and more about the event…so, here we go! First, the darling groom, that Jenny describes as “seven year stand-up comedian, working as a screen writer…. sitting down!!!” couldn’t have been more loving… Read more »

Protect Your Skin From UV Rays

Protect Your Skin From UV Rays

07/07/2011, posted by , under:

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! I know I did. As I’m sure everyone had some fun in the sun, I want to take a moment to stress the importance of protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. You’ve heard it a million times, but there is a good reason for… Read more »

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A Walk Down Memory Lane

06/20/2011, posted by ,

Last weekend I had an “out of body” experience. My husband and I attended the wedding of the son of my “forever friend”, Wilma. What a special event it was! Jeremy and Jenny got married. A perfect match! More about this delicious couple later. The wedding took place at one of Los Angeles “Historic Landmarks”…. Read more »

Celebrating Mom!

Celebrating Mom!

05/05/2011, posted by , under:

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! We love this time of year here at Judith August Cosmetics, because we get to celebrate the most special type of woman, Mom, Mommy, Mother, Madre, Mamma, etc. Mother’s Day is filled with flowers, pampering, yummy brunches, and of course giving thanks to the woman who provided unconditional love to you since… Read more »

HEALTHY GLOW

HEALTHY GLOW

03/28/2011, posted by , under:

There are distinct moments in a woman’s life, where we can recall, at the drop of a hat, the time we felt the most beautiful. A moment where every issue we normally analyze each time we brave the mirror, has vanished. And we feel completely natural, and one hundred percent ourselves. This is a moment… Read more »