INtrigue INsider – Flawless!


Flawless little Fix-me-ups! That’s how I refer to MicaBella Pure Mineral Foundations.

Before MicaBella I found using powders on my face too drying & let’s face it who needs more dryness this time of the year.  The fact that they’re all 100% natural is the main reason I even decided to try them in the first place. The pigments derive from rocks (MICA) followed by micro-pulverization which brings the microscopic natural crystals to the level of powder which contains no dyes, filler or FD&C.

When I’m pressed for time I always rely on the “pressed” powder because the sponge comes conveniently right in the case – it’s over quickly.pressed powder

Otherwise I use the loose powder in “Lady Godiva” with a soft brush. They never irritate my skin, the feel is weightless and most importantly they both cover up imperfections perfectly.  Well that’s my cover story.  So…

foundationGet flawless glowing skin with MicaBella 100% all-natural mineral foundation powder! This powder is the ultimate “all in one”, it’s a concealer, powder and foundation all in one! It enhances your natural beauty while calming your skin with anti-inflammatory antioxidants including green tea, and zinc. You will get full coverage all day and night with our water resistant formula.  Gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.mica found colors

Mica Bella’s Deluxe portable mineral pressed foundation provides the ultimate in lasting coverage and creates a luminous finish. It’s formulated to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines while creating a natural matte finish for the face.  Talc-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free and noncomodogenic.

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Personal Post – Mad for Makeup

Making up is made easier using some of my favorite brands:

Nars: Bronzer in Laguna & Multiple Stick in Portofino.

 by Terry: expert perfecting foundation brush & Rose de Rose sheer liquid blush (made from crushed rose petals). The smell alone is incredible.

Stila: “fabulous in fiji” – collectible travel palette.

Dolce & Gabbana lipstick in Dramatic & Dior Addict lipstick in Hollywood Rose. Kate Moss 01 lipstick (not show) for Rimmel London is a beautifully moisturizing shade of red.                                                                                               laura mercier: secret camouflage.

Bobbi Brown:  shimmer brick compact in pink.

Guerlain Compact ‘Meteorites Voyage’ Evens complexion

MicBella mineral foundation, bronzer, blush, lip pot & lipsticks (above).

MicaBella mineral eye shadows that double as eye liner. Right: mineral pressed foundation with SPF.  Mica Beauty!

MicaBella moisturizing mineral lipsticks (nature, tango + sunset)
Benefit highbeam, stila smudge pot & urban decay 24/7 are great little fix-me ups!  Currently loving “Diorshow” electric blue mascara, Hard Candy ginormous purple haze and MicaBella mineral lengthening & thickening mascaras.  Shu uemura for natural looking lashes & their eyelash curler is BEST, BEST, BEST!

Beauty – the tool kit.


Let’s Talk “Tools of the Trade.” Not only makeup artists require these.                    

How many of you have most or all of the items listed below? 

“The Art of Makeup”

1:  Tweezers – fine edge and slightly pointed tip work best. “Tweezerman” made in Germany is my favorite.

2:  Sponges – good for blending foundation and getting into tiny creases around the nose and eyes.

3:  Eyelash Comb – the fine tooth comb prevents lashes from turning into a clumpy mess.

4:  Eyebrow Brush – one of the most underused makeup tools. Simply brushing the eyebrows upward can open up the eye area and reveal hairs that need tweezing.

5:  Huge Powder Brush – buffing the face after powdering or bronzing removes any excess powder.

6:  Blush Brush – bristles should be soft.  The ones that usually come with the compact are too small and too hard.

7:  Lip Brush – applying straight from the tube doesn’t always allow for control over application.

8:  Sponge-tip Applicator – for applying eye makeup, evening out eyeliner and under browbone.

9:  Eyelash Curler – an essential for me.  Shu Uemura from Japan or Chanel precision curlers are my favorites.  Begin by applying the curler as close to the base of the lashes as possible.  Softly squeeze the curler and then gently walk it outwards.  Apply mascara as needed.  Currently loving “DIORSHOW” electric blue mascara,  Hard Candy Ginormous Lash in Purple Haze and for black it’s still MicaBella mineral mascara.

MicaBella 100% mineral makeup on eyes and face

10/11/12:  Eye Shadow Brushes – different kinds for applying eye makeup to lids and browbone. Slanted is great for dipping into powder when slightly damp for eyeliner.

13:  Contour Brush – this may seem a rather peripheral tool but many women use it for blending and to shape the face.  I never use this but if you have a wider face you can use a darker shade of powder foundation or bronzer and apply it directly to the outer part of cheeks to create the illusion of a slimmer face.

14:  Scissors – cuticle scissors with slightly curved points are good for trimming false eyelashes and brows.

Cleaning your brushes: I dip them in a solution from “MAC” mixed with warm water then rinse in regular water & leave on paper towels to dry completely.  Best done every couple of weeks.

Did I miss anything?