Make Me Over: Gluten-Free
Makeover article in Women's Lifestyle Magazine
by Beth Veltman
Believe it or not, I’m quite camera shy. In this snap happy world of social media, and with my obligations as a blogger for The Tender Palate and writer for Women’s LifeStyle, my graciousness in front of the camera leaves a lot to be desired. It’s rather unsettling to emerge from my somewhat secluded life and “let” perfect strangers document my secrets as they emerge on the map of my face, the turn of my posture, and through the self-conscious gates of my eyes. Internally, I’m very comfortable with who I am. But when the vacant lens of modern technology curves ominously toward me, I become the awkward stranger who can’t do anything right.
So for this article. I decided to buck up. Accept my insecurities and flaws, and just get over it – right in front of you.
Thanks to photographer, Daniel Johnson of Wealthy Street Photography, and makeup artist and Women’s Lifestyle Magazine beauty columnist, Marianne Bockheim, I was able to repair my relationship with that dreaded device called “the camera” and get some tips on how to look better in front of it. They both helped me feel incredibly comfortable. Marianne worked her magic on my face with a gluten-free makeover using Mineral Fusion ™, “Minerals on a Mission ™” make up. She also offered some great advice on how to use these wonderful products. I chose Mineral Fusion ™ for three reasons:
1. It’s gluten-free status.
“…all of our products are gluten free. However, no. Our facilities are not certified as gluten free. We know our products are gluten free because we perform testing on our finished product. Those results have always resulted in undetectable levels of gluten. Which indicates there is no cross-contamination occurring at our facility. Moreover, our equipment is thoroughly cleaned between product runs. As required by the US FDA.”-Tim Schaeffer. Mineral Fusion’s SVP of Marketing
Please see www.mincralfiiston.com for specific ingredient and processing information.
2. Mineral Fusion has a low toxicity rating in the Skin Deep database from the Environmental Working Group (www.ewg.org/skindeep).
3. The products work. They work well and are locally available.
FACE PRIMER & CONCEALER DUO
Marianne began with my naked face and applied the face primer. This clear gel creates a smooth canvas for the foundation. Use the lighter half of the concealer duo to cover up any discoloration, and the darker concealer in the center of under eye puffiness to help “flatten” the puffy’ curve. Use a thin application of the concealer on the eyelid from lash to brow to prepare for the eye color.
PRESSED POWDER FOUNDATION & BLUSH Colors: Neutral 2 foundation: “Trace” Blush
Using a chubby biush swirl the pressed powder foundation over the entire face. This evens out your skin, and sets the concealer.