As Temps Plummet, Amp up Your Skincare Regimen

My January column for Haven Magazine, Enjoy

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Aesthetics | By Derick Cich

Happy New Year Everyone! First off, I want to begin this post, my first of 2014 as well as my first as an official monthly columnist here at Haven Magazine, by expressing how incredibly excited I am for this year. I truly hope you all enjoy the topics I have planned for the next 12 months and that you find them informative as well as entertaining. Thank you for giving me your time and in return I will do my absolute best to keep you up-to-date, educated, and will always do my best in helping you look and feel your finest. With that, lets jump right into this month’s topic: Managing dry winter conditions in relation to your makeup and skincare.

As the blustery winter weather grows more and more frigid outside you have no choice but to layer up and make adjustments to your…

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Sigma Beauty – Resort Palette, Eye Shadow Bases, and Eye Liners

I was recently graciously sent some products from the lovely people of Sigma Beauty to try out.  In the past I have reviewed some of their brushes (which I adore) so I was excited to finally get my hands on some of their makeup.  Below you will find a few product images of what I received.

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Favorite Black Eyeliners | Duluth, MN Makeup Artist

Black eyeliner is one of those must-have beauty items for anyone who likes defining and bringing focus to their eyes.  It’s a product that pretty much every brand carries but don’t be fooled into thinking they are all made equal.  If you are on the market for a new favorite, here are my top three black eyeliners.

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Giveaway Time! 10.10.12 – 10.15.12 [Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion]

I was going through some of my backup supplies last week and I stumbled upon an extra product that I had forgotten I even owned, don’t you love when that happens??  Since I clearly do not need it I thought I would do a little contest for all you amazing people.

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Too Faced “Lash Injection” Mascara Review | Duluth, MN Makeup Artist

The following is the description Too Faced gives for “Lash Injection” Mascara:

“Our best-selling, extreme-volumizing mascara for a dramatic, false-eyelash effect. Exclusive, waterproof, 3-D formula builds tubes around each lash that fatten and stretch lashes for the look of extensions without the cost or commitment.”

Read below for MY take on this product…

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Sigma Synthetic Brushes Review | Duluth, MN Makeup Artist

From Sigma’s website:

The Sigmax Synthetic Essential Kit contains eight face brushes specifically designed for a high definition, flawless makeup application. This kit features our exclusive Sigmax synthetic filament, which was created to perfectly apply powder, cream and liquid products onto the skin without absorption into the bristles. The shape, density and height of each brush was designed to compliment the different areas and shapes of the face.The Synthetic Essential Kit has everything you need to achieve a perfect and flawless look!

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Urban Decay “De-Slick in a Tube” Review | Duluth, MN Makeup Artist

From Urban Decay’s website:

“Banish greasy spots and take control of oil! Our lightweight gel keeps you matte all day long. Dab it on for touch-ups without messing your makeup.

It’s time to take control of your oil and put your matte face forward. Our lightweight gel performs anywhere, anytime: dab it on all day for touch-ups without ruining your perfectly applied makeup. It’s completely color-neutral, so it works great on naked skin, under foundation, or over makeup. Formulated to help tighten pores for a youthful, shine-free finish. De-Slick even works to keep skin matte under hot studio lights and in the muggiest of heat (so you know this addicting formula provides fierce absorbing action.)” Continue reading