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I’ve got a secret


Almost everyone has a favorite beauty secret. Something they do that’s out of the ordinary but effective. I’ve collected scads of “secrets” from top makeup artists and estheticians over the years that I constantly use. For example, I apply my makeup looking into an 8x magnifying mirror (very scary) which forces me to blend every edge and go easy on the color. I refrigerate my toner for a cool, skin tightening effect during the hot summer months (I actually bought a super small fridge for the bathroom.)  And freeze my eye liner pencil before sharpening to curb breakage. And a makeup pro taught me to apply my lipstick and blush before my eye makeup for a more balanced look.

My newest beauty secret? I rub a couple of drops of Recovery Serum in my palms then wipe my hands over my hair to add shine. As for my body, I always complete about a dozen bicep hammer curls with 12 lbs weights before I go out in a sleeveless top.  (Sure, I’m exhausted before I leave the house, but my arms look good.)

Do you have a beauty secret? Click on “Leave a Comment” below and share it with us. But please, no kitchen cosmetics. We are way too lazy to make our own soap.

One of the first-ever licensed estheticians in the U.S., Barbara Salomone is the architect of the modern American facial. Since launching Bioelements Professional Skin Care in 1991, she has trailblazed the industry, incorporating nutritional supplements into topical skin care products, and pioneering the introduction of antioxidants, calcium, probiotics and lutein. Visit Bioelements on Facebook, Twitter or Youtube.

Comments (8)

Callie says:
May 28, 2010

In the summer, I use Quick Refiner on my feet and elbows to keep them super smooth. I also keep GelTherapy in the fridge — it works great as a cool hydration and depuffing mask. I also used Recovery Serum and VitaMineral Power Pen (faithfully) on my growing belly when I was pregnant and escaped both of my pregnancies sans stretch marks!

ross says:
Jun 1, 2010

WOW. Im going to have to work on my arms.

Teresa Stenzel
Teresa Stenzel says:
Jun 1, 2010

When I garden in the summer heat, my skin is so sensitive that it gets red and itchy from the clothes rubbing on my skin. When I go back inside, I smooth Stress Solution over the irritated areas, and it calms my skin down within minutes.

ross says:
Jun 2, 2010

Just put Bioelements SPF15 on. My wife said what smells so good? 🙂

Jenna says:
Jun 4, 2010

Stress Solution is also great to apply after waxing. Recovery Serum work wonders on my dry cuticles in the Winter!

Ashlee Carignan says:
Jun 6, 2010

Barbara and Ross,

Thank you so much for the product I can’t wait to start my daily regimen!!! The products look soooo good can’t wait to blog how my progress is going. I owe you two 🙂

Ashlee from sassoon

Missy says:
Jun 18, 2010

I adopted this habit after 5 years of dealing with Omaha’s hot, humid Summers: Multi-task Eye Creme in the fridge! Talk about an instantly refreshing way to wake up your eyes in the morning! It feels great and the coolness also decreases morning undereye puffiness.

Barbara Yazell says:
Jun 29, 2010

I mix Calmitude Delicate Eye Gel into my concealer that I use as a eyeshadow base as well as a concealer. It is amazing!!!!

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