Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Mom Made Market (MMM) in Scottsdale, AZ

This weekend, March 19th and 20th at WestWorld in Scottsdale, AZ I will be at The Mom Made Market! Make a note on your calendar to stop by Saturday at the LimeLight by Alcone booth and snap a picture with me. I will have products on display, samples, and a giveaway (come check it out to learn more)! Don’t forget to hashtag #JenniferPitt , #shoplikeamother , and #mommade. This is a community event – not just for moms.

This fundraising event will help support which is an amazing group for moms and primary care givers of children diagnosed with cancer. Check out their website for more information.

There will be TONS of homemade “mom made” products to check out, giveaways, and opportunities this weekend so why not stop by? With over 150 local vendors, and only $4 presale or $5 at the door (kids 12 and under free) it will be both affordable and fun. Can’t wait to see you there!


Working with wax based Botanical Foundation

I know how difficult it is to try a new foundation. It’s your base, and your building block to the rest of your makeup. If your foundation isn’t on point then you’re going going to look and feel a little off all day. When you find your perfect shade of Botanical Foundation you will fall in love with it. I quickly retired all my foundations (including the collection of partially used bottles under the sink) for LimeLight by Alcone’s Botanical Foundation… I know, surprised?

Why the change?

I used to use MAC foundation because it was full coverage. However, I didn’t wear it daily because I felt like it was too heavy and better for a night out or special occasion. Usually I wore Almay TLC which was simple to apply and light enough to wear daily. Occasionally, I would just wear a tinted lotion for light coverage when I would go swimming or lounging around the house. But are you ready for this? This is the beauty of Botanical Foundation – it replaces all of your foundations because it’s so multi-faceted. Botanical Foundation is not your usual cream or liquid based foundation. It’s a solid that comes in a metal pan (the same ones that the professionals use!). It’s wax base is versatile and allows you to build your coverage or keep it sheer allowing you to use it for any occasion. One thing I love about the Botanical Foundation is that regardless of how much coverage I want, it never feels heavy and doesn’t look caked on. It finishes to a nice matte even without setting powder. Don’t let the size fool you, this product is 50% pigmented. When compared to most department store brands that are only 18%-23%, this little pan will last you on average 3 months with daily use. When compared to theatrical makeup which has 30%-35% pigment, LimeLight’s Botanical Foundation still wins for coverage. Plus, theatrical makeup generally has mineral oil or petrolatum as major ingredients – yuck!

Botanical Foundation is Mineral Oil Free, Lanolin Oil Free, and Fragrance Free that is perfect for dry to oily to sensitive skin. It was developed by Vincent J-R Kehoe, the President and Director of the Research Council of Make-up Artists (RCMA). It only contains vegetable oils, pure waxes, and FDA Approved colors. There are no animal products used.

How to use the Botanical Foundation

There are a number of ways to use this foundation. I like to scrape a small amount out of the pan with my plastic spatula tool (only a small amount), and then I place it on the back of my hand. I use my finger to rub the foundation in a circular motion to warm it up. It will quickly melt into a creamy texture. Then I dab it on the middle of my face (it’s always best to blend from the middle do the outside of your face). I use a damp makeup wedge, and start tapping it gently to blend. I continue to pick up more from the back of my hand with my wedge and blend from the middle to the outside of my face. One layer will give you a nice coverage. I then set my foundation with my LimeLight by Alcone Perfect Pressed Powder (translucent).

Other methods of application

  • Swirl in the foundation pan with a stippling brush, and gently glide in large circles over face. Start with big swirls on your face and end with smaller swirls.
  • Scrape foundation on the back of your hand and add a drop of LimeLight by Alcone Must Dew. This will turn your foundation into a liquid. Apply with a foundation brush, or your fingers.
  • Use a LimeLight by Alcone Blenderful. A dry Blenderful will give you full coverage, while a damp Blenderful will provide a more sheer coverage.

Check out Lindsay Colombe’s video on YouTube for the Botanical Foundation. Contact your local beauty guide to get a color match, or take the color match test online now.  Need a beauty guide in the Phoenix area? Contact me!