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Even men need a little extra help when it comes to choosing grooming products that are right for them. Luckily for us, they're slowly realizing their 'metrosexuality' and with that comes an interest in great skincare and shaving products. I happen to feel a great sense of pride when my husband lets me know he's out of his exfoliant, and it's just darn cute. Our latest addition to the men's category is a brand out of NYC, The Blind Barber.
The Blind Barber redefines modern manhood with their return to the 'roaring twenties' and the era of the modern gentleman. With shave as well as hair products in the range this is a brand that is inspired by fashion, music and lifestyle. The chic black and white packaging and signature scissors has an air of old school feeling to it and a time when every man went to the barber to get his clean, close shave. Although the range is small, that is the genius in it because men don't need a ton of options, just a few products that work for every guy. Some of the standouts are:
Blind Barber 90 Proof Hair Pomade is infused with hops (yes, like beer) that is protein rich for effortless styling and leaves hair with a workable matte finish. No need to reapply throughout the day the pomade has a very strong hold!
Blind Barber 60 Proof Hair Wax is also infused with hops and has a nutrient rich formulation to keep hair in place without weighing it down. In comparisons to the 90 proof, this has a medium hold for semi control. Hair might possibly have a bit of movement rather being unbudgeable.
A lot of people underestimate how hard it is to find a foundation. It's like a second skin so you want it to feel like a part of you and finding that perfect facial companion is trickier than it seems. Although choosing a foundation is totally based on personal preference I've gathered a few of my favorite standouts to help you navigate through the endless choices of a woman's go to cosmetic product:
Ellis Faas Skin Veil Pen has made it through my checklist for numerous reasons. For one, the silky smooth, barely there formulation covers up flaws and leaves skin looking incredibly radiant. Secondly, for those who don't want to use fingers or a sponge, the application of this product is made so efficient due to it's applicator brush that allows you to get in between nostril curves and facial contours. Minerals diffuse light across the skin's surface reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!
Although I'm not technically able to call it a foundation, Jouer's Luminizing Moisture Tint is more like a tinted moisturizer but gives great coverage if you have unproblematic skin. It evens out uneven skin tone and also camouflages fine lines with light diffusing ingredients while also protecting from harmful UV rays with SPF 20!
Christened the makeup foundation for dummies, By Terry's Light Expert Perfecting Foundation Brush is an anti-blemish, anti-shadow and anti-dullness formulation that instantly illuminates the face. It's featherweight texture can be deceiving because it actually gives deceptive coverage and hyaluronic acid microspheres work to plump up wrinkles for an instant lifting effect.
For those who like a thicker coverage, a staff favorite as well as Kim Kardashian's is Kevyn Aucoin's Sensual Skin Enhancer. Housed in a tiny jar, we prefer to apply this product with fingertips rather than a sponge due to it's thicker consistency and ability to warm it up by massaging it through your fingertips for better application. It can be used as a concealer or for the perfect highlighter as well! One thing you can rely on is complete coverage at all times. Our suggestion is that less is more with the Sensual Skin Enhancer. Apply to a freshly moisturized and primed skin and apply more as desired.
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Making the decision to go under the knife for facial rejuvenation can be a tough one let alone expensive. Before you go there make sure you explore all your non invasive options. Over the years technology has given us many great at home solutions that you would typically have to visit the dermatologist or facialist for. There are many types of solutions to keep the aging process at bay such as exfoliation, oxygen infusion, light therapy and now microcurrent courtesy of NuFace!
The name of the brand perfectly exemplifies the results you will soon see in just a few treatments. They're the leader in non invasive facial lifting and toning and their products work to encourage natural regeneration from under and within the skin. Fans of the treatments give it the well deserved title of the 'Five Minute Face Lift.' The same technology began as a medical treatment for patients with atrophied facial muscles because of it's amazing ability for facial toning. As you can see by the before and after image below, micro current really works!
There are a couple hand held devices to choose from in the NuFace range. The Trinity Facial Toning Device comes with a skin smart sensor, interchangeable treatment heads and also includes a charging cradle. Simply apply the included gel primer on the designated area of the face you would like refinement and tone and glide the NuFace device over the area for instant results. Watch the great video tutorial on the product page for a great demonstration on how to use your Trinity. The NuFace Classic Facial Toning Device is the exact same device as the Trinity except it doesn't come with an extra treatment head nor charging table. You do get to choose the body color as it comes in pink, teal or white!
If you're seeing the years take their tole on your face then NuFace is a great non invasive solution to give you instant contouring results.