“Being a Mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and fears you didn’t know existed.” -Linda Wooten
Being diagnosed with skin cancer was not only difficult for me, but for my entire family. I had to learn how to work through this adversity while still presenting a brave face for my daughter, as without her support the challenge would have been even greater. This Mother’s Day, take time to enjoy all that your family is doing for you, but also recognize that your children are the product of the example you set each day.
As an international celebrity makeup artist for years, whose passion was -and still is, making women look beautiful, Susan Posnick was shocked to learn in her late 30’s, that a tiny spot on her forehead which looked a little peculiar, was actually skin cancer. Allergic to chemical sunscreens, the only thing the doctors could recommend for sun protection was thick, zinc oxide – the white ‘stuff’ lifeguards wear on their nose.
“I knew I needed to find a healthy way to protect my skin, and was keenly aware that other women were probably searching for the same thing. I began working on the development of a product that would provide natural sun protection, be portable for women on-the-go, and double as a foundation.” A huge project to tackle, but Susan was up to the challenge in order to help prevent skin cancer for others.
In 2002 Susan developed COLORFLO, the simple brush and go, all natural foundation that provides full spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection and flawless coverage, all in a self-dispensing-refillable brush.
I feel pretty confident in my abilities to highlight and contour with subtlety using powder products, but until recently, I did not feel the same about liquid and cream contouring products.
Every time I would try to contour with any formulas other than powder, I felt like my makeup looks way too caked on. While I think a heavy highlight and contour has great applications for photography and can really transform the appearance of the face, I am more into enhancing the features about my face that I already like.
I recently came across ColorCorrect from Susan Posnick and discovered they were just what I needed to achieve the look I want.
These pencils are dual-ended and meant for concealing and brightening the under-eye area. I’m pretty loaded up on regular concealers, so I decided to repurpose them for highlighting and contouring.
The formula on these pencils is very creamy, and they provide a nice amount of coverage. Since they are so creamy, I’ve found that I have a good amount of time to blend before the product sets, which makes it ideal for contouring and highlighting. I’ve also found that if I get too heavy-handed with them, I can still blend them out pretty easily before I set everything with powder. This is HUGE to me because usually I have to go back in with more foundations to fix my mistakes, which only adds to that caked-on look…
Whether you’ve been dealing with acne your entire life, or you woke up this morning with a rare but annoying breakout, the feelings of helplessness still exist. How does one cover up their zits without making them worse? We asked makeup artists, dermatologists, and estheticians to find out the ever-elusive answer to that very question.
Priceless skincare advice for the acne-prone, right this way…
Don’t squeeze it.
The worst mistake you can make while trying to cover up a pimple is to try and pop it first, advises Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, founder and director of Capital Laser & Skin Care. It’s better to let it run its course and use acne-fighting products containing salicylic acid to spot treat. Moreover, Dr. Hadley King, MD, board certified dermatologist at Skinney Medspa points out, “This usually increases the inflammation, which will only make it more difficult to cover, plus it will now be oozing, and that’s impossible to cover. Picking also increases the risk of infection, hyperpigmentation, and scarring, and it will make the pimple take longer to heal.” “When you’re in a bind, though, make sure to use oil-free and noncomedogenic makeup to cover,” says Susan Posnick, makeup artist and founder of Susan Posnick Cosmetics.
As much as we love experimenting with newest makeup trends, there is one downside: taking it off! Who hasn’t tried to completely remove mascara in fear of also taking every last eyelash off, too?
After trying one too many “makeup removing” products that simply didn’t get the job done, we went to an expert for the best way to properly wash off cosmetics without doing more harm than good. Makeup artist and founder of Susan Posnick Cosmetics, Susan Posnick is here to provide a step-by-step guide to properly removing your makeup at night.
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MY MAKEUP FAVORITES
“Susan Posnick liner/shadow // I was sent these awhile back and i’m still using them. I used the shadow more that i do the liner, but it’s a cool thing in that it’s all in one, and i like the color combos.”