Makeup To Protect Your Skin

It’s no secret that we all struggle with protecting our skin and staying glam all at the same time! The warmer months are here and we know most of our LuLu clients are out and about in the sun, enjoying all that summer brings.

We’re here with the good news!! There’s one simple solution that really does the trick. You guessed it, are you using makeup with spf included? Keep reading for the best tips to a sunburn free complexion this season. Umbrellas and sunnies are your best friend too of course, paired with a LuLu filled makeup bag. You’re on your way to a stress free day at the beach with these natural products you can really trust.

SPF Creams & Balms

We’ve quite literally got you covered with the LuLu TFC Anti-Aging CC Cream.

It’s a LuLu curated custom blended beauty balm with a combination of pure mineral powders, high definition mineral powder, skin care additives appropriate to your own skin and mineral spf. It’s even got essential oils like chamomile, ylang ylang, or jasmine.

Also, another great choice to add spf into your routine is the Double Back Age Defying BB Cream. This multi-tasking, lightweight beauty balm primes, hydrates, lightens, firms, and visibly improves the look and feel of the skin. It helps to diminish the appearance of pores, fine lines and uneven skin tone.

This BB cream contains spf and can be used on its own or under any foundation!!

SPF Powders & Illuminators

Luminescence Glistening Mineral Illuminator delivers immediate sun-kissed radiance over face and body. It’s great for on the go broad spectrum SPF 30 mineral sunscreen protection.

It’s even paraben free and fragrance free for sensitive skin!! Could it get any better??

Quick tip, this product is also featured in the LuLu Love List Box which is our brand new subscription service, you’ll love to receive this at your doorstep.

Tips and tricks you need to know!!

  1. Avoid the tanning bed with a little help from LuLu Mineral Powder Bronzers! These bronzers are sheer ultra deluxe polishers that smooth and brighten the skin all while adding a sunkissed look to your face.
  2. Our ultimate tip for bronzing is to test your bronzer on the skin before use. It sounds simple but it’s totally necessary. It should only be 1 or 2 shades darker than your skin tone. Follow these and you’ll be glowing in no time – and your skin will thank you too.
  3. We still recommend that our lovely LuLu customers use sunscreen along with our creams and illuminators for added protection. We’ve been so inspired by all the positive conversations about skin protection out there. Check out Allures take on how to reapply your sunscreen while wearing makeup. It’s super helpful!

Enjoy fun in the SUN this summer and don’t forget to shop the full LuLu collection for everything you’ll need in your makeup bag. Get glowing girl (safely of course)!!!!!

Xo LuLu FaceCo.

Summer Makeup Glow Essentials

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If there’s one thing every woman wants to do, it’s GLOW. Who doesn’t want smooth, even, vibrant skin? It doesn’t come for free, however. We love our “Essentials” set—also known as the African Red Tea Botanical Gel Cleanser, Double Back BB Cream, and Day Break Eye Treatment—because it’s perfect for any age range, and provides that glow we all desire if you stick to it! These are things every woman should have in her beauty regimen (hence the ‘essentials’ part).

 

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African Red Tea Botanical Gel Cleanser
Something everyone needs is a good quality cleanser, as it does the most important job. Many cleansers are harsh on your skin, but not only does this cleanser have an infusion of soothing African Red Tea, it also contains a number of natural botanical elements, so you can rest assured that your skin will not be dried out or irritated by any harsh chemicals. Yes, those ingredients also mean built-in antioxidants! Can you say smoothing and brightening? Yes, please. With daily use of this cleanser you’ll nourish, brighten, hydrate, REPEAT!

 

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Day Break Eye Treatment
One part of our skin that NO ONE likes is those dark under-eye circles. Which, if you’re over the age of 18 or have ever had to rise before 8 AM, those dark circles have probably already made an appearance. This eye treatment can be applied to eyes prior to makeup or throughout the day to revive and refresh that under-eye area. It will work to moisturize the delicate tissue around your eyes, which you’re never too young or too old for— you should always be proactively preventative or working to be restorative. This eye treatment also works to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, because who wants to be punished for laughing with lines around our eyes? This product is simply age defying, which means you’ll be ever-glowing.

Double Back BB Cream
If you haven’t heard, BB = Beauty Balm, and EVERYONE is talking about it because of its multi-tasking properties. The BB cream glow is the talk of the town, and a must-have for any modern lady in 2018. Not only does it provide a layer of light, even coverage, but it also hydrates and primes your skin. AND, you’ll shed years when your BB cream diminishes the appearance of pores and fine lines. For those moments when you don’t want to commit to a full face of makeup but need a quick pick-me-up glow that’s great all around, you’ll want to reach for a BB cream.

While we all want glowing skin, it’s up to us to put in the work to get it there! No matter if you’re a skincare guru or just a beginner, this set of products can get you there in no time and deliver the essentials right to your skin.

 

Meet our Model of the Month! Name: Tammy Winstanely. Age: 48. “Girl on the go, yoga teacher in training, working professional, and soccer wife. I hit the ground running. I need a beauty routine that gives me a quick polished look in 5 minutes or less!

My go to LuLu faves are Fit and Flushed for a natural healthy glow… no fuss! Add some Brow Wow brow cream and I’m good to go! Eyebrows can make or break your face. Did I mention my fabulous lashes? Out the door in 5 minutes flat!”

Be Luminescent

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Luminescence (noun): an emission of light – like a shooting star or a glowing moon. If you want to feel like an ethereal goddess, you’ve got to be luminescent!

If you find your skin losing its luster, it may be time for a pick me up with the addition of a luminizer. We often ignore our bodies, especially during the winter when they’re covered up by layers of sweaters and jackets instead of on a sandy beach. Why not bring the glow back to your skin, even if you’re not able to bask in the sunlight?

Here’s our star attraction: LuLuminescence is a silky, sheer nourishing lotion that not only makes your skin LOOK better, but FEEL better. Enriched with vitamin and flower extracts, LuLuminescence soothes your skin while bringing you a healthy glow. Its lightweight formula makes for a blendable and easily buildable addition.

Here’s a twist: you can also use it on your face! A luminizer adds that life back to your skin where you need it most, because you can use it in place of contour, bronzer, or blush. It’s the all-encompassing product for bringing a little bit of depth to your face! LuLuminescence works perfectly with all skin colors because of its rich, deep bronze that can be easily blended out into the cheeks or built upon to add depth. Its year round usage makes it perfect for those months when your skin needs a little boost, and can also emphasize that gorgeously tanned skin in the summer.
 

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Here are 3 of our best tips when using LuLuminescence:

1. Mix it in with your favorite foundation! Blend your LuLuminescence into a liquid foundation easily for a warm glow that will radiate from your face.

2. Don’t forget your décolleté area! Wearing a shoulder baring outfit or low neck dress? Get your glow on! Blend some LuLuminescence into your chest, neck, and collarbone area.

3. Find the light! Use LuLuminescence on areas that will hit the sun, like the outside of your arms, legs, and shoulders. When you hit the light, you’ll have a subtle glisten!

4 Reasons Why You Can’t Forget Sunscreen — Even in the Winter!

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Fact: Even if it’s cloudy, you don’t see sunbeams streaming through the sky, and the temperature is under 20 degrees, the sun’s rays can still permeate your skin. Some see sunscreen in the winter time as unnecessary because they’re not basking on a beach, but the truth is you are never fully ‘safe’ from the sun’s rays, so it’s important to be mindful of UV exposure during all seasons! Still not convinced? Here are 4 reasons why it’s essential that you still layer on SPF!

1. Stop aging in its tracks.

Here is the unabashed truth: sun ages your skin. Rapidly. Sure, if you spend a lot of time out in the sun you’ll get a temporary bronze, but you’ll likely be left with the beginning stages of fine lines, wrinkles, and leathered skin over time. The skin on your face is delicate, so once it’s damaged, there isn’t much that can be done to reverse it. Being diligent when using sunscreen can prevent premature aging. Even if you aren’t spending your days soaking up the sun (like in the winter time), you are still exposed to UV rays through open windows, fluorescent lights, and the sun’s reflection off snow — so the effects will always be present if you do nothing to counteract them. Stop the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and more in their tracks when you take an active measure to use sunscreen.

 

2. Do we need to mention the risk of skin cancer!?

1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Scary, right? The good news is, it’s not difficult to take preventative measures. By far the easiest, best move you can make to protect against skin cancer is regular use of sunscreen. In fact, most people develop skin cancer specifically because they did not protect their skin over time. Since skin cancer does not discriminate against skin type or color, it can affect anyone. Make sunscreen a part of your daily routine instead of looking at it like a chore, and you could be saving your skin.

3. Winter really isn’t a good season for your skin.

So you thought summer was the only dangerous time for your skin? Sorry to break it to you, butt you thought wrong. Contrary to what you might believe, winter can be just as harmful. Studies show that snow nearly doubles your exposure to UV rays, due to the sun reflecting off it’s surface. Yes — the snow can in fact hurt your skin even more! And although they are a bit more bundled up, people still spend plenty of time outdoors in the winter. So in short, the surface area of exposure isn’t as big, but the amount of exposure is nearly doubled.

The ozone, which filters out and protects us from harmful UV rays, is also thinnest during the winter, usually December to March. Meaning it is far easier for UV rays to permeate through this layer and damage your skin. Scared yet? Don’t be stopped from enjoying your winter sports; just make sure to remember the sunscreen.

 

4. With so many options, sunscreen doesn’t have to cramp your style.

At the mere mention of sunscreen you’re probably hit with childhood flashbacks of uneven application, that distinct smell, and sunscreen-covered noses — so you wouldn’t think it would fit seamlessly into your makeup routine. Nowadays, beauty lovers have become so conscious about skincare that many foundations actually include SPF in their formula so that wearers can look good AND know their skin is protected from the dangers (I mean, do we really have to list the reasons again?). Because it is so seamlessly blended, you won’t even know it’s there! You can even get a custom blended foundation here at LuLu Face Co that can provide you with a product that includes just the right amount of sunscreen for you.

Wearing sunscreen no longer has to be a chore. Just take a look at the reasons we listed to see what you can gain; in fact, we’re starting to think sunscreen seems more like a magic ingredient!

 

MEET OUR MODEL OF THE MONTH: Jamie Szantyr is a 36 year old lifelong native of Connecticut. Jamie is a retired professional wrestler turned personal trainer, having traveled the globe appearing on worldwide television and Pay Per View during her time in wrestling. Now, Jamie is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer in Danbury, Connecticut, and has dedicated her retired professional wrestling life to assisting others in achieving their fitness goals. As a professional wrestler for over a decade, Jamie put her body on the line every time she stepped into the ring, to live out her childhood dream as a professional wrestler and to entertain the millions of fans watching.

Now, Jamie spends her time putting herself back together in the gym while assisting with her clients’ fitness needs. Those living in Connecticut that wish to make this healthiest and fittest year of their life can email Jamie for her personal training services at BodybyJamieLynn@gmail.com. Mention The Lulu Face Company in your email and receive a complementary one hour consultation with Jamie at Platinum Fitness Gym in Danbury, Connecticut. Sky’s the limit!

New Year, New Skin

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Happy New Year, beauties! 2018 is here, which means you’ve likely come up with a list of resolutions you want to stick to. Hit the gym, save more money, watch less tv, etc. Well, here’s one more to add to the list that you may not have thought of: your skin! This year, we think you should resolve to take better care of your skin.

What better to invest in than something that comes with you everywhere: your face! Think about it, we place so much focus on covering up our imperfections instead of trying to correct them. We think in 2018, it’s time to shift the focus to proper skincare!

Here are some starter tips that you can’t go wrong with, no matter your skin type. Stick to these for a general rule of thumb, and add other treatments into the mix at your discretion.

 

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Wash your face twice a day.

Be sure to wash your face once when you wake up in the morning to ensure you’ll start the day with a clean slate, and be rid of all that sweat and bacteria that can accumulate overnight (much of that is from your pillow case, yuck!). You’ll also want to wash your face at night, to wash off any makeup and cleanse your face of the day’s germs, toxins, and pollution that can cling to your skin. Tip: to help with this, make an effort not to touch your face during the day (yep, add that resolution to your resolution)!

Moisturize after washing.

You may not realize it, but lack of moisturizing can do long-term damage to your skin. Your skin can get especially dry after you wash it, since many cleansers strip your skin of naturally produced oils — which are essential for your skin to stay plump and hydrated! So while you may be thinking you’re doing your skin a favor by giving it a good cleansing, you still need to bring that moisture back to keep it supple and youthful longer. Frequent moisturizing can actually be preventative, and ensures your skin won’t be cracked and damaged as it ages.

Exfoliate at night.

You may be doing everything else right – cleansing, moisturizing, etc. – but you may need to take that extra step that we sometimes ignore, if you want to get glowing skin. Dead skin builds up on the surface and can be what’s holding you back from clear skin (after all, buildups are the main cause for blackheads and zits!). Exfoliation gently removes this skin and clears out your pores, and rids your skin of any accumulated sweat, dirt, and other debris. Make an effort to exfoliate and make way for clear, glowing skin.

 

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Be proactive.

The most important part of skincare, not only now, but in the future, is being proactive about protecting your skin from the elements. Try to incorporate sunscreen into your skincare and makeup whenever you can. You may think its unnecessary, but the sun’s rays can always poke through and do damage to your skin, even if you don’t notice it right away. Make sure your foundation has sunscreen included in it for daily protection! You can even get a custom blended foundation from us.

It’s time to turn over  new leaf and really start thinking about what your skin needs, and incorporating that into your routine. When you start to better your routine, you’re bound to see noticeable differences.

 

MEET OUR MODEL OF THE MONTH: Jamie Szantyr is a 36 year old lifelong native of Connecticut. Jamie is a retired professional wrestler turned personal trainer, having traveled the globe appearing on worldwide television and Pay Per View during her time in wrestling. Now, Jamie is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer in Danbury, Connecticut, and has dedicated her retired professional wrestling life to assisting others in achieving their fitness goals. As a professional wrestler for over a decade, Jamie put her body on the line every time she stepped into the ring, to live out her childhood dream as a professional wrestler and to entertain the millions of fans watching.

Now, Jamie spends her time putting herself back together in the gym while assisting with her clients’ fitness needs. Those living in Connecticut that wish to make this healthiest and fittest year of their life can email Jamie for her personal training services at BodybyJamieLynn@gmail.com. Mention The Lulu Face Company in your email and receive a complementary one hour consultation with Jamie at Platinum Fitness Gym in Danbury, Connecticut. Sky’s the limit!