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Managing Makeup with Manic Menopause!

Managing Makeup with Manic Menopause!

It’s a part of life women have to look forward to…NOT! 

Our Mothers and Grandmothers have put out the warning to us, hot flushes, moodiness, fatigue, lack of sleep, headaches, extra hair growing where it should not, hormonal outbursts – unexplained tears or crying at the orphaned children in Uganda on tv! 

Yes, girls, we are all going to enter this manic realm!

So I decided to research what makeup was out there for Menopausal Women – it’s a common complaint I hear from women experiencing menopause.

Makeup doesn't last!

I sweat it off!

I feel too ugly for makeup

I believe that the beauty world emphasis so much on the perfect makeup – using highlighters, contouring, smokey eye look, winged liquid eyeliner, that the poor women powering towards menopause feel its all too hard to have a great look and resign to the fact that we are now going to have disastrous, slide off-my-face-before-I-leave-home glamour look if we even tried.  Remembering by the time we hit menopause, generally, our eyesight is not spot on either, unless we are wearing glasses – to do a close up liquid eyeliner needs nose-to-mirror and no glasses……BOOOM!!

Jumping onto Google (THE place to go these days)

I typed in Foundation for Menopause…

First search hit was Australian Menopause Centre with links to FAQs, Menopause Treatments, a free ebook and a free consultation. Mmm, yes helpful, however at this stage of looking for foundation we probably have pinpointed that THAT is what we are experiencing.

Second search hit was Revlon Foundation. Wooohoooo! Yes – AAHHH NO! – I clicked on the link and it produced all the selections of Revlon foundations that are available… For ALL skin types! Arrgghhhh – I have MENOPAUSE, what is good for MENOPAUSE????!!!

Ok, so I scroll further – ooooh Jean Hailes – click! Yes great information, however when I read her link to ‘Fifty Shades of Menopause’ I believe I still wasn’t on the right site! Go ahead and have a read if you desire!

Then it happened! FINALLY.

Woohoooo – an article from Daily Life on awesome beauty vlogger Lisa Eldridge had a handy tutorial for menopausal makeup! JACKPOT! Her tutorial is definitely worth the watch! I love the interaction from her model discussing her experience with menopause.

Lisa does gorgeous simple makeup – the only critique I would mention is the use of her fingers for application. As each of our own bodies produces unique oils, using our fingers to apply to another person’s skin, I believe can affect results.

Also, we are dealing with a woman who may be already experiencing sweating, excess oil issues, we certainly do not want to mix ours into that equation!

Here is Lisa’s fantastic tutorial for you to watch!

Great watch, wouldn’t you agree? 🙂

The unrealistic part, in my opinion, is all the different companies that Lisa used to showcase the products!

Some very reputable, excellent products: Dior, Mac, Lancome, Bobbi Brown, By Terry, Rimmel, Shu Uemura, Nudestix, just to name a few! I don’t know about you though, if I had to go to each of those companies to purchase 1 product, I think I would go insane AND give up!

So I have done some groundwork for you!

I have rewatched Lisa’s fabulous youtube video, and I have replaced all the lovely products she has used with products from Nutrimetics so you can achieve the exact same result!

1 SHOPPING BASKET! YES PLEASE!

Nutrimetics also has an extensive skincare range to provide a solution for pigmentation concerns.

One Stop Shop!

Every Nutrimetics equivalent for the menopausal woman in need of a quick and easy makeup fix!

Primer

Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Radiance Beauty Balm

REPLACES: Embroyolisse Lait Crème Concentre 

Primer – Lips

Nutrimetics NC Face Prime Foundation Base

REPLACES: Urban Decay Anti Aging Primer Potion

Foundation

Nutrimetics NC Mattifying Oil-Free Foundation

REPLACES: Estee Lauder Double Wear All Day Glow BB Moisturiser Makeup

Concealer – Liquid

Nutrimetics NC Liquid Cover Smoothing Concealer

REPLACES: Dior Hydra Life BB Eye Crème

Concealer – Powder

Nutrimetics NC Velvet Finish Mineral Foundation Powder

REPLACES: Laura Mercier – Crème Compact Tinted Moisturiser

Blush

Nutrimetics NC Colour Icon Blush 

REPLACES: By Terry – Hyaluronic Blush

Eyeshadow

Nutrimetics NC Colour Icons Eyeshadows (set of 3)

REPLACES: Becca Eye Tint

Eyeliner

Nutrimetics Defining Waterproof Eye pencil

REPLACES: Lancome Khol Hypose Waterproof Eyelin

Mascara

Nutrimetics nc Lash Impact Waterproof Black

REPLACES: Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara

Brows

Nutrimetics NC Contouring Brow Pencil

REPLACES: Stila All Day Waterproof Brow Pencil

Lip Pencil

Nutrimetics NC Perfecting Lip Pencil – Nude

REPLACES: Chanel Lip Pencil – Natural

Lipstick

Nutrimetics nc Hydra Brilliance Lipstick

REPLACES: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick

Brushes

Nutrimetics Professional Concealer Brush

REPLACES: Sigma Concealer Brush

Nutrimetics Professional Lip and Angled Brush

REPLACES: Mac Lip Brush

 Ps...

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Nutrimetics does not permit animal testing and all ingredients are naturally derived from plants.

 

Happy Shopping!

 Kristie x

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It Pays to Clay!

It Pays to Clay!

One of my fondest memories as a child growing up in the bush was swimming in muddy dams to cool off!  Squishy, cool clay mud lining the bottoms of the dams, we would cover ourselves head to toe in mud, feeling the sun drying the silt for a tight, cannot move our face sensation!  Now, later in life, maybe this is the reason I never seemed to have many acne related problems as a teenager.

 

Kristie's Insignt

Clay Treatment Masks certainly have secured their spot in the beauty market!

According to Euromonitors research, the face mask is a prominent part of a Korean beauty regime. The recent K-beauty phenomenon has increased their popularity enormously.  Add social media to the mix, and experts say the mask category is on track to grow further.

What is a Clay Mask For?

Designed to detox the skin, the clay draws the impurities to the surface (that is the tightening feeling we experience during treatment) and promotes a healthy glowing complexion. Excess oil and dirt are absorbed as the clay treatment dries.

Clay Mask Breakdown

The Tingle Effect

Feeling the impurities being drawn from the pores

The Colour Change

From black to grey – see it working!  This process is extremely interesting as parts of the clay on the face take longer to dry than other spots, initially you may think that you have applied the clay slightly thicker in that area, and this is simply not the case. Visible ‘wet’ areas or spots indicate that your clay treatment is working a little harder in that area – maybe the pore is blocked more than other pores.  I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!

The Result

Smaller pores, instant glow and ultra soft skin!

Clay Mask Step-by-Step

STEP 1

Apply a generous amount of the product onto a spatula, then using fingertips to gently apply a full coverage to the whole face.

Kristie’s Quick Tip

Using some Nutri Rich Oil (or similar product of Vaseline) around the hair line and around the eyes to prevent the clay becoming stuck in the sensitive hairier areas!

STEP 2

Leaving the product on for approximately 10 minutes, you will experience the full benefits of the  Clay Treatment.  Wash off with a cleanser either in the shower or with a warm face cloth.  You will need to cleanse a minimum of two times, once to remove the product, a second time to clean the remainder out of pores.

 

It is extremely important to complete your skin care regime, with a toner and suitable moisturiser!

Real Results

Now, I workshopped an ‘It Pays to Clay’ Day recently with Nutrimetics Ultra Care+ Clarifying Clay Treatment, and as you can see, this product was very suitable for all age groups as well as men and women!  Funny that – Men have just the same skin concerns as women!

Powerful Ingredients

Kaolin Clay
Draws impurities
Black Rice Powder
Gently exfoliates dead skin cells
Raspberry Fruit Extracts
Hydrates and tones
Natural Volcanic Clay
Absorbs excess oil

Playing with Clay can be lots of fun, and the benefits far out way the little bit of mess this product makes when washing off!  Clay Treatments can and should form a regular part of your skin care program. You will honestly never feel as firm or as clean as you will with these kinds of treatments.  There are many in the marketplace, however, Nutrimetics results have been tried and tested.

Jump online and order this amazing product.

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