Posts Tagged ‘semi-permanent make up’

SkinGenesis becomes a YOUNGBLOOD mineral cosmetics stockist

February 17, 2010

Wednesday 17th February 2010

Here at SkinGenesis we’ve launched a new trend-setting cosmetics range called YOUNGBLOOD Mineral Cosmetics.

After taking the USA by storm, YOUNGBLOOD Mineral Cosmetics already enjoy a wide celebrity following and British beauty Cheryl Cole is just one the brand’s latest fans.

Skin care conscious fashionistas in Leeds, Manchester and Chester can now take advantage of the benefits of this young, vibrant mineral cosmetics range being stocked at SkinGenesis.

Clinically tested and developed alongside leading doctors, YOUNGBLOOD uses pure, natural minerals with no preservatives, petroleum dyes, zinc oxide, fragrances or talc. The range acts as both a skin treatment and an effective skin coverage and is suitable for all skin types, ages and ethnicities.

Peter Beard, our director of treatments, said: “Many of our clients come in for skin treatments and like to apply make up before leaving the clinic, so we’re really excited about being able to offer a cosmetics range that not only covers the skin beautifully, but is also good for it.

“The properties of YOUNGBLOOD mineral cosmetics perfectly compliment the skin treatments we offer. This means our clients can benefit from the purest form of cosmetics that cover beautifully without being detrimental to the underlying skin, which is a common problem with other make up brands. The protective and soothing qualities of YOUNGBLOOD make it ideal for our clinic.”

YOUNGBLOOD’s short list of ingredients signifies the simplicity of the brand, distinguishing it from other ‘mineral’ ranges. YOUNGBLOOD is a blend of 100% pure minerals that not only sooth the skin, but also offer adjustable, non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic coverage with a perfectly flawless, sun protecting finish.

Clean and lightweight, YOUNGBLOOD allows your skin to breathe and wont block pores or cause irritation, making it suitable for all skin conditions: sensitive, oily to normal to dry, rosacea and acne, hyperpigmentation and sun damaged, broken capillaries and even allergy sensitive skin.

The range’s multipurpose benefits also make it water-resistant and transfer-proof, meaning your make-up will last all day without touch-ups and in loose, pressed and liquid formulations there is an endless choice of shades and coverage for all skin tones. and


Lying, cunning adverts con consumers with celebrity ‘beauty’

November 27, 2009

Friday 27th November 2009

The L’Oreal Elvive shampoo advert, which features Cheryl Cole’s ‘stronger… full of life…got it’s mojo back’ hair, has sparked a bundle of complaints from viewers for being misleading.

Now we all know that advertisers lie on most things, especially beauty adverts. And we also know that in order to reach a Hollywood-perfection look, we would all need countless hours of plastic surgery, a team of live-in stylists/hairdressers/beauticians – the works, oh and we would probably need to win the jackpot on tomorrow’s lottery in order to do this.

No amount of L’Oreal Elvive Full Restore shampoo and conditioner is ever going to make you look like Cheryl Cole’s double. For a start you would need to spend thousands of pounds on natural hair extensions and then there’s the monthly upkeep. However you might have noticed – if you have bionic eyes – the disclaimer on said advert, which, in the tiniest print ever states, ‘styled with some natural hair extensions’ and it stays up for about two seconds!

You can read about other misleading adverts, such as Rimmel’s Sophie Ellis Bextor mascara advert here, as well as Guardian journalist Daisy Goodwin’s take on it.

In the meantime, for a more natural way of getting the celebrity look, why not look at having semi-permanent make-up to give you luscious lashes with minimal effort, or how about some professional, affordable skin treatments for radiant skin that even the A-listers would be envious of?

One thing’s for sure, we won’t give you any false illusions of what you can expect from our treatments, as we provide a free, honest consultation for all our clients.

Lash enhancement at SkinGenesis, with semi-permanent make-up

Dove reveals beauty is not all it seems

November 4, 2009

Wednesday 4th November 2009

It’s been around for a while now, but we just love the video that Dove put together to show that what we see on billboards and in magazines isn’t necessarily all it seems.

Next time you’re looking in the mirror and thinking ‘does my bum look big in this?’, or flicking through the celeb mags and wondering ‘why can’t I look like Cheryl Cole’, come back here and watch this, it’ll make you feel loads better!

In the meantime, to try and look your best, even when you get up in the mornings, why not think about semi-permanent make-up? Bright-eyed and beautiful, always.

Hot New Hair Removal Trend Alert!.. Shaved eyebrows?!

August 27, 2009

Thursday 27th August 2009

Apparently, the ‘hot new trend’ for winter is reaching for the razor and whipping off those lovely arching brows you took so long over the summer trying to perfect.

Shaved eyebrows?! Isn’t that facial hair removal gone mad?

Are these fashion gurus out of their minds? The first thing we thought of when we heard about it is ‘what about the stubble and regrowth?!’ That surely would NOT be a good look?

If you do find that you simply cannot control yourself and you do decide to follow trend this season coming, do not fear for when the fad fades, as semi-permanent make up can give you back your brows in no time.

Using precision and a steady hand, semi-permanent make-up artists are as skilled as tattooists – which is just as well when it comes to your face! If you shave your brows or find they’re getting a bit thin on the ground, semi permanent make up micropigmentation can give you fuller brows that frame your face.

We would strongly advise against the bald eye look – we think it looks a bit strange – perhaps bleaching could work instead… or here’s an idea: leave them alone!