About Me

NEW YORK, NY, United States
Im a freelance makeup artist and skin therapist. www.ginanicora.com


Monday, August 9, 2010


I'm always looking for a way to create glowing, natural looking flawless skin. This week I tried some products from DEX New York. I'm a big fan of an illuminator pen. I like to use it to highlight the key points of the face and to camouflage under eye shadows. I have been loyal to the Touch Eclat pen from YSL forever but lately I have found them to be drying out faster then they used to and the pale shade seems a bit chalky. So, I have been trying new options to replace my old stand by. I have to say the Mineral Illuminator by Dex is fabulous. It goes on smooth and highlights flawlessly and also works great as a light concealer. It comes in 4 shades like Touch Eclat but unlike the YSL option it is infused with a mineral complex and is a bargain priced at $28 instead of $42. Now I can buy 2 of each for a little more than the price of only 4 from YSL. I also fell in love with Mineral Glow. I'm usually not a fan of mineral products. I find them to be heavy, caky or too powdery. The Mineral Glow is amazing. I used it as an all over primer for the skin and mixed it with several of my liquid foundations. It gives the skin a nice glowing finish without being to sparkly. Dex calls it "liquid light". He is right!

I have also been looking for cosmetic products that not only do the trick but are good for the skin. This contains a mineral complex packed with anti-oxidant vitamins like A and E. I'm excited to try some of Dex's mineral foundations. Stay tuned for my next makeup adventure!

For more information check out www.dexnewyork.com


One of the newest and most effective fillers for the face is Juvaderm XC. This filler is a smooth gel that can smooth away lines above the lip and the nasolabial folds around the mouth also know as smile lines. This filler is quick and effective and doesn't require a lot of downtime or healing like surgery. It is a way to regain a youthful appearance without going under the knife. The side effects are mild and last up to seven days and could include pain, swelling or redness at the injection site. The results last up to a year and sometimes longer. The average cost per syringe which is usually enough to treat the nasolabial folds is $750. This service is available at the skin clinic where I work www.skinlaserstuidos.com for only $650. The service is performed by facial plastic surgeon. I have seen amazing results in several of our clients. The result is soft and natural. I highly recommend it as an option before opting for surgery. For more information visit www.juvaderm.com

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