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Eric who is considered a Dallas’ hair color icon wants every woman to feel beautiful and confident. He approaches every head of hair with an open mind and a relaxed point of view; before getting started, he studies bone structure, hair texture, and natural skin tones. He’s known for creating signature styles and luxurious looking hair. In return, his clients feel gorgeous and confident, and his experience has earned him some of Dallas’ most prestigious clientele roster.
Beauty in the Bag had a chance to sit down with master stylist Eric Culbertson; he shared this Summer and Fall 2017 hair trends and his number one advice about how to help a woman look and feel beautiful.
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Give the gift of no more shaving and no messy waxing with the most advanced at home laser hair removal system—mē smooth—at a very special price.
The mē smooth system works via elōs technology (electro-optical synergy) to quickly and gently disable hair follicles so that hair falls out and does not grow back. Developed by the scientists that invented IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), this unique combination of IPL and RF (Radiofrequency) overcomes the limitations of traditional hair removal technologies at a new level. It is safe and effective on all skin tones, even dark skin, and works on the widest range of hair colors too.
You can treat arms, legs, underarms, bikini area, tummy, toes
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Lancôme is known for many things but the brand has generally fallen a little shy of accommodating a wider range of skin tones (especially on the darker side) - until now. The new Teint Idole Ultra 24H Full Coverage Foundation promises complete coverage that delivers both hydration and a natural matte finish.
The foundation features the most extensive range of shades ever by the brand - a whopping 28 - including 12 new hues that are custom blended to suit Hispanic and African American skin tones from golden olive to rosy pink and a cool blue. Since I have Indian skin with yellow undertones, I chose the shade Bisque 420 N, which is a sand/chocolate shade in the Intensity IV category (there are five categories of intensity ranging from the very pale to the very dark).
The foundation offers a new EternelSoft technology that promises a full, velvety coverage with no cakey aftermath, nor a powdery feel. Indeed, true to its promise, this creamy foundation did deliver the full coverage it boasted, and at long last, a true shade that is perfect for ethnic skin tones (I did not resort to blending two or three shades to get my skin tone as I typically do -- Bisque 420 N hit the nail on the head).
The Teint Idole line is not new and comes in various varieties: Fresh Wear (promising 18 hours of coverage), Ultra (14 hours of coverage) and now Ultra 24H. Does the foundation really provide 24 hours of coverage? It comes quite close, I will attest, after wearing it quite religiously (even to the gym). The foundation delivers some hydration, but not as much as I'd like (in essence, moisturize your skin thoroughly before applying because this will not take the place of your moisturizer). But for $44, it delivers beautiful, flawless coverage especially for women of various ethnicities. It took the brand eight years to perfect this foundation, which also has SPF 15. This is an addition Lancôme should be proud of.
FINAL VERDICT: GGI (Gotta Get It)
BY WAY OF: GIFTED
Would you buy it again? YES
Would you recommend it to a friend? YES
You wouldn’t think of eating food past the expiration date, yet many women apply the same makeup for years. It’s unsanitary and bad for your delicate skin. “Cosmetics are made with organic materials so it’s important to clean out your makeup bag and cabinet regularly,” says Cindy Joseph, a former makeup artist and CEO of the cosmetics company BOOM! By Cindy Joseph. “Once the preservatives are past their potency, bacteria can grow creating possible infection – and natural makeup turns rancid even quicker. As a rule of thumb, if it smells funny or looks strange, toss it. Cleanliness plays a big part in your health which contributes to your beauty. Here’s a rundown on the shelf