November Ready!!

Hello gang!! This year is going by soo fast, I can’t believe it’s already November?! The holidays are so close and its time to switch that beauty routine! When seasons change we all want to make some small tweaks to our makeup and skincare to transition from fall to winter. Here are a few things you can try to switch up this cold season:

1.  Switch Foundations. Around this time of the year it is nice to switch your dewy foundation to matte foundations, powder formulas, mattifying primers. In the cooler months try to go for a cooler foundation rather than a warmer tone that may be too tan.

2.  Different Lip Care. We usually neglect our lips during the warmer months but we have to pay extra attention to them during the colder seasons. Cool air can cause more chapping and that is no good when you are trying to wear matte lipsticks!! One of my personal favorite lip balms is Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve.

3. Add Oil. Light-weight and oil free moisturizers is what many avoid during the heat but with the cold weather it is nice to switch to a heavier moisturizer or even an oil! It depends on every skin type if oil can be used, if it works for you it will make your skin feel so hydrated!! Make sure to use some oil on your hair and body as well to keep it moisturized!!

4.  Play with red. Who doesn’t love nude and blush shades, but during the cold season is fun to play with different shades of red. Maybe a maroon sweater, a vampy lip color, or a burgundy manicure like Essie Wicked. Red comes in so many shades and this is the time switch it up!!

Those are a few things to change as winter approaches!! What are some things you do differently during the cold seasons? Let me know in the comments!

Remember… Keep it beautiful!!

XOXO

Gregory

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* Gregory Dylan is a 20 year beauty industry veteran, licensed esthetician and facial expert. For more information or to schedule a facial treatment at his Los Angeles skin care clinic in, please e-mail: info@gregorydylanbeauty.com *

Time to Replace That BEAUTY BLENDER!!

Hello my beauty fans!

How many of you use a Beauty Blender?! More and more people are using this iconic beauty invention to get well-blended foundation. If you have not tried one I suggest you do to get flawless looking makeup or look into using a dupe such as the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. This sponge is amazing but it can absorb bacteria and cause breakouts!! It is very important to wash it and know when it is time to replace it!

One of the first few things you should look for is if your Beauty Blender has rips or is starting to flake. If it is loosing its shape then it is time to throw it away and get a new one!! I suggest you should replace your Beauty Blender every two months if you were makeup several days a week but if you don’t wear makeup you can push it a little bit longer. Do not push it anymore than 3 months!! That will not be good for your skin.

If you are starting to get mystery breakouts and you cannot target exactly why you should evaluate if you are eating right, drinking enough water, and staying on top of your skin care. If you are doing all things right and you are still breaking out then it might be because of your Beauty Blender!! If that is the case throw it away and buy a new one, even if it is sooner than two months.

Now that we have that covered there is one thing to remember! All of us love to have flawless looking makeup but it is important you wash your tools, including a beauty sponge. If you fail to do this it will affect your skin and defeat the purpose of your skincare!! Flawless makeup starts with healthy skin!!

 

Keep it beautiful

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Lots of HUGS to you all and keep it beautiful!

XOXO,

Gregory

* Gregory Dylan is a 20 year beauty industry veteran, licensed esthetician and facial expert. For more information or to schedule a facial treatment at his skin care clinic in Los Angeles, please e-mail: info@gregorydylanbeauty.com *

Water-Based vs. Silicone-Based Primer

Once you start using primers it is a step you cannot skip and becomes important in your makeup routine since they help foundation go on more evenly, control oil, blur imperfections, and help makeup stay in place for hours... In other words, flawless!!! There are a lot of primers on the market but how do you know if you are using the right primer for your makeup routine? There are two types of primers, water-based primer and silicone-based primer.  To find out what the base is look at the back of your primer and see what ingredients it has. If you see words ending in -cone,-methicone, or -siloxane in the first few ingredients then the primer is silicone-based. If none of these words appear then it is most likely the primer is water-based.

Silicone-based primers have a Vaseline like texture, they help blur fine lines and large pores. Water-based primers have a watery texture, are light on skin and work well with dry skin.

Which one should you use? It depends on what is the base of your foundation. Water-based foundations work best with water-based primers and silicone-based foundations work best with silicone-based primers. Very simple right?! I learned this when I would apply primer then my foundation and it would sort of crumble on top of the primer. This would happen because my foundation was water-based and the primer is silicone-based. There can be exceptions but I do suggest if you pair water-based with water based and silicone based with silicone based, it will make a difference in your makeup!!

Keep it beautiful

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Lots of HUGS to you all and keep it beautiful! XOXOXO

 

New video!! Wake up tired eyes!!

Ok gang, my first tutorial is here! I wanted to share my quick and easy method to instantly brighten tired eyes. I do this evvvvvery day and it never looks creased or cake, always really natural and luminous. Give it a shot and I know you'll love the result, just like I do! (PS: the product run down is in the video description on my YouTube page!)

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xoxo,

Gregory

My First Beauty Haul Video!!!

Oh wow, now this was fun!!! My first drugstore beauty haul video on my YouTube channel! I found some super fab and fun finds in skincare and makeup at CVS and Target. I give you the scoop on why I decide to try them and what I'm hoping for in regards to results. Then I wrap it up with a mini-review at the end of the video so I can give you the scoop on whether or not the products  were "fab" or "flop".

Do you have any fave drugstore finds?! I really did like a few of these, others...well...you have to watch and see!!

xoxo,

Gregory

Check it this awesome American Horror Story inspired makeup artistry!!

WOW, just WOW!! Makeup artist Jan Bonito has taken transformational artistry to a new level! BuzzFeed just featured some shots from his Instagram account and they are truly amazing!

He magically transform himself into many of the popular American Horror Story: Freakshow characters and the result is out of control...such an homage to the power of makeup! 

PS: Obvi, I am soooo following this genius on IG to see more...you should too!

xoxo,

Gregory