Five-Minute Makeup Tips

Fresh and Lovely!

Want to be beautiful all day long in just five minutes? I can show you how

As a makeup artist, I have to do good work quickly since YOU have places to go! Here is a beauty base you can flaunt in just minutes:

First, you will need the following items:



~Apply CONCEALER with foundation brush in the t-zone and to blemishes. Blend outwards

~Apply BRONZER with bronzing brush to all outsides of the face and neckline. Include under the cheekbone

~Apply BLUSH to apples of the cheeks. BLEND into bronzer with circular motions with a big, clean powder brush

~Apply MASCARA to both sides of top lashes and to bottom, if desired.  Two coats are great as long as you wait a minute between coats. Brush out any clumps with a dry mascara wand or lash brush

~Apply COLOR LIPGLOSS in matte or shiny

The emphasis in this look is bright skin. If you want extra beautiful, you can add on from here…especially if it’s date night.

Good luck and remember to send me your questions.

Rebecca Schembri…Your Personal Stylist / 775.338.9241

The Anti-Frizz!

Huge 80's Inspired Curly Hair!!!
Big, curly hair is IN! Frizzy hair is OUT.

How do you combat frizzy hairstyles??? With cool water and PRODUCT EXPERTISE!

 Frizzy hair is caused by an elevated cuticle in the hairshaft.  Similar to shingles on the roof of a house, the hair cuticle has little layers that overlap each other.  Hot water, chemicals and hair damage can make those layers stand open, creating roughness along each strand of hair.  This means FRIZZ.  Yuck.
No worries!  Redken has your solution and your master stylist (that’s me) will see you through it!!!  First, wash your hair with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner that is designed for your hair condition and type.  For damaged hair, use protein-based products, for thick hair, use products with heavier moisturizers and for fine or thin hair, use a lightweight shampoo and conditioner that is professional-grade.
After shampooing, squeeze the excess water from your hair.  Hair is like a sponge and if it is sopping wet it will find it difficult to absorb your conditioner.  Work your conditioner through until your hair feels very silky.  Then rinse with COOL water until the entire temperature of your hair is cool.  This may take a minute or two.  Remember, heat expands, cool contracts.  Shiny, frizz-free hair is contracted and its cuticle is lying nice and flat.
Your next step is to gently towel-dry your hair and to apply about a quarter-sized amount of smoothing product such as All Soft Argan-6 Oil by Redken.  More hair may need more oil and fine hair may need less.  As you become comfortable with babying your hair, you will know the difference.  Comb your hair once product is applied.
Luxurious Argan-6 Oil by Redken
Luxurious and Smoothing Argan-6 Oil

DONE.  You may now wear your hair on the natural by letting it air dry (recommended on lazy days at home) or heat style as usual. Remember NEVER TO BRUSH while your hair is air-drying.  Wait until it is 100% dry and THEN tousle from the underside!  Once hair is completely dry and styled, you can polish your look with a dime-sized amount of your Argan-6 Oil.

 Did you know Redken has a rainbow of smoothing serums to choose from (true story), and they all have different key ingredients to suit YOUR beauty needs???   Ask me which Anti-Frizz is best for YOU!
Enjoy, and call me if you have questions.
Rebecca Schembri…your personal stylist!

Beauty Trends of the Apocalypse

Apocalypse-inspired looks
Alice doesn’t have time to flat-iron her hair. The coming year’s looks are likely to be natural, military, and loric.

What’s around the corner for new hair and makeup looks?  Current events and social mentality can point us in the right direction!  With rumors of a looming Mayan Apocalypse at the end of 2012, my guess is that beauty trends will reflect great change.

The word Apocalypse actually means ‘revelation’ or ‘unveiling’.  In certain families of lore, it points to a merging of the natural with the supernatural, or normalcy with the unknown.  Some stories say we will be able to see mythical characters.  Ask any human who has done a Zombie 5k , and they will tell you it’s already happening!
So then, fashion trends for the near future will likely reflect mythology and survival.  Whether caused by global warming mishaps or the Ghostbusters marshmallow guy stalking us in our own city, chaos could abound.  People won’t have time do do their hair, nor will they care how they look…they’ll be looking for food and safety.  NATURAL will be IN!
Military and futuristic corporate styles will be inspiring our runways as well, since, in any Apocalypse, peacemaking and protection by governmental and military presence is highly solicited!  Imagine runways in our STREETS after everything has blown up.  Sounds like a movie, right?  And how do THOSE GIRLS wear their hair and makeup?  They cut half of it off (asymmetrically) and slap on some black eyeliner because they are maaaad.  Look for rough cuts, natural styling, texture, waves, curls and braids and for natural or coarse makeup trends.  The military/corporate look is harsh.  Think buns, strong lines, and the American perception of German ponytails.
Where is the romanticism in this theme?  Idk if there is much love-making in an Apocalypse.  On the one hand everyone is literally fighting for their lives, on the other, biologically the human body might make one last-ditch attempt to procreate a world that is either about to be lost, or about to be born.  Hmmm.  Just in case, the romantic, sexy side of this trend would be that we will be at our athletic prime and can wear whatever we darn well please. I, for one, want the Resident Evil girl’s boots.  (I’d also like Vin Diesel by my side since HE knows how to survive an Apocalyspe!)   Just remember, trim, athletic bodies will continue to be socially acceptable!

Apocalyptic Romantic Looks
Apocalypse-inspired romantic looks are natural and slightly rugged. (Babylon A.D.)
So my thought for today is, have fun with coming trends.   Live more, smile more and dream more!  If you want to have a themed look, run with it!  Especially if there are a bunch of  zombies running  behind you! WRRRARRR!
See you soon.
Rebecca Schembri…Your Personal Stylist!