Category: Makeup

Holiday gifts for someone special

Holiday gifts for someone special

If you have a larger budget for that someone special, keep reading because I have some amazing collections for that someone so special in your life.  If you have a budget you will want to check out my other two blogs – Holiday gifts for men and older boys under $100, under $50, and under $25 and Holiday gifts for women and older girls under $100, under $50, and under $25. But this post will show you some of our higher end gifts that someone special will surly love you for!

Holiday Mini Lip Library

Is she someone who loves many lip looks? Or maybe you have a makeup artist on your list. This set includes our entire lip library of our famous Enduring Lip Colors with the long lasting matte finish that is so trendy right now. It also includes our entire lip library of Signature Lip Glosses with that bling bling lid. Each mini will fit nicely inside a small clutch purse or pocket. It also allows her to try every single color so she can mix and match for endless custom colors, ombre looks, and different finishes of matte or gloss. Our lip library comes in a beautiful round box, finished with a bow and gift tag.

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One Drop Wonderful time of the year

The one and only exclusive One Drop Wonder is now a holiday collection. It includes the beauty guide favorite One Drop Wonder, and a Pom Bomb (bath bomb) enriched with 15 drops of One Drop Wonder. Not familiar with One Drop Wonder yet? Well it’s a single ingredient pomifera oil enriched with omega-6 and anti-oxidants. This makes your skin feel amazing and now the Pom Bomb makes bathing in One Drop Wonder a reality! Our Pom Bombs are available on their own for $12 also (while supplies last).

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Snow Glowbe Collection

Get your glow back with our Snow Glowbe collection. This collection is designed for dry, winter skin and includes:

  • Quench Cleanse
  • Skin Polish
  • Skin Polish
  • One Drop Wonder
  • (Free) Elegant Terrycloth headband – (it’s so soft!)

We even take care of the gift box, bow and tag! This is a great gift for moms, and grown daughters because it includes everything she needs to get her youthful skin back.

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Skinter Wonderland Collection

This wonderful collection is for acne prone/oily skin. It’s designed to help re-balance skin to clear up any acne or bacteria on the skin. Our products are designed to clean the skin without stripping it from it’s natural oils. Each item works perfectly for real results – without harmful chemicals, or parabens. This set includes:

  • Dream Clean
  • Skin Therapist
  • Masque of Zen
  • One Drop Wonder
  • (Free) Elegant Terrycloth headband – (it’s so soft!)

We even take care of the gift box, bow and tag! This is a great gift for grown daughters and teens who struggle with acne or oily skin.

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Glamcor Riki Skinny Mirror

Dubbed the hottest mirror in the professional industry! This mirror is amazing. I use mine daily (and my daughter even sneaks in my room to use it too). I love it so much that I recommended it to my family and my dad even picked one up for my mom on her birthday.  You get the best lighting for the perfect makeup application each time. It’s portable so it travels well, and includes bluetooth capability for the perfect selfie.  This is a great gift for any YouTube professional, freelance makeup artist (on the go), direct sales entrepreneur, Instagram model, or anyone who needs perfect lighting anywhere.

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Classified Brush Collection

Just launched weeks earlier than expected is our brand new Classified Brush Collection. Each professional brush is made by hand with super soft vegan bristles, and weighted handles for precision and stability. This collection comes with a vegan leather canister to hold and store your brushes. You can order as a collection or individually.

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Still need some advice? Contact me directly for a more individualized experience.  What is your favorite on here?

Prom – Special Occasion Makeup

I was given the opportunity to bring my makeup kit on site to three beautiful triplets that wanted a little pampering for their first junior prom. It started with a trial. The challenge in my mind was to give each of these identical girls a unique look that fell in line with their personalities. A challenging task because I had never met the girls before. Once I met them and their parents in their home and had to quickly assess how I would pull an individual look for each one.

I started with girl with the shortest hair because her look screamed “rocker,”  but she clearly didn’t want to have a lot of makeup since she wasn’t very girly. For her I did a smokey brown eye using the Lottie for LimeLight Dream On palette (which she insisted I keep blending to take more off), along with a light cheek and lip (lips with Macaroon Enduring Lip Color, and Faith Signature Lip Gloss on top) and added touches of #6 blush as a pretty highlight.


Next, I moved on to the girl who seemed a little more outgoing. I decided it would be fun to add “Mills” by Lottie from the Dream On palette (@LotStar Instagram) in her crease along with “Lament” which is more of a gold shimmer.  This gave her a bold eye to go with her black and white dress.  I then did her cheeks with a warm bold blush in #7 which looked brilliant against her skin tone.  I showed her lip shades in Candy Apple, Cherry Pie, and #104, and we settled on the true blue red in Cherry Pie.  She was a little scared of the boldness of the color but once everyone (including mom) saw that color, everyone agreed it was perfect.

Lastly, I felt compelled to do a subtle but super pretty Instagram look. I did a subtle cat eye using only shadow, and kept most of the shadows in matte shades including mauve and brown.  I went back and added “Crystal” from the Dream On palette to her inner eye and just a touch on the center of her lid. I also added “Crystal” to highlight the tops of her cheeks and the cupids bow, and just the tip of the nose. I chose the same cheek color in #7, and then the lightest shade of lip color in “Mia” another Enduring Lip Color by Lottie.

All girls were so impressed with their looks (and mom was too) that I’ll be back to do the look for their big prom day. Pictures are coming soon!

Curious about hosting a LimeLight workshop?

Maybe you’ve been following me for a while, or maybe you just found me, or MAYBE you are looking to learn more about LimeLight by Alcone without complete commitment to starting your own business.  Whatever it is, curiosity helped you find me here. So I want to first shout out a huge THANK YOU for stopping by my page today.  Let’s talk professional cosmetics for a second.

Why LimeLight by Alcone cosmetics?  Simple – our products are used by professional makeup artists because of their dependability.  These products are manufactured with the professional in mind.  They are super pigmented (meaning we don’t shove fillers in our products that thin them out to make them cheaper), they blend beautifully because they are milled to a fine particle so they can mix and mingle together flawlessly, and they are affordable! YES – let me just take that thought out of your head… you know the thought – “oh they’re professional, so I guess I can’t afford it.”  STOP right there – did you look at the online catalog?? I haven’t even had the chance to show you in person that a little goes a long way, and these products are going to last so you don’t need to shop for replacements every 4 weeks. Here is where I invite you to party with me.  Not only are you going to have a ton of fun, and you’re going to have a safe place to play with makeup (and finally try that RED lipstick you never would have thought to try in a million years), but you’re going to earn LimeLight by Alcone products absolutely free from your successful party! Worried about your party not being a success? Well that’s why I’m here. I help coach you through the entire process, I do the talking, I do the planning – I even provide the invites! All you need to do is get your friends together, and pick a theme. February is a great month for a “Lipstick Bar” themed party. Parties are way more successful when you have them in your home, however if you aren’t local, we can also schedule an online party.

Ready to start earning free products? Contact me today or schedule online and let’s earn rewards together!

5 DIY facial remedies you should never try

DIY Never Try

Are you trying to cut out the chemicals from your facial routine? Maybe you’ve heard about some simple do-it-yourself remedies that you can find in your cupboard or fridge. But are they really helping you or doing more harm? See how trying to save a buck can actually cost you more in the long run with these 5 remedies you should never try.

  1. DIY: Baking Soda for exfoliation – The grittiness of baking soda has been proven a great way to whiten your teeth but is not the correct pH to use on the delicate skin on your face. Baking soda has a pH factor of 9 while your skin is about 4.5 – 5. The higher alkaline damages the natural barrier which keeps bad bacteria out. Baking soda will also cause dryness creating additional skin issues.
    Natural Alternative – Use LimeLight by Alcone Skin Polish for a complete exfoliation and added moisture. The small round, biodegradable jojoba beads gently exfoliates the skin and sloughs away dead skin cells.  Nutrient rich oils from olives, lemon, and cypress will restore, hydrate, and protect your skin.
  2. DIY: Lemon for brightening – Brown spots make us look older and are caused by years of unprotected sun exposure. Citric acid found in lemons have lightening components but can cause a painful chemical reaction (phytophotodermatitis). The cheap lemon remedy can end up causing more harm than good if you have a reaction. Even if you don’t have a reaction the process of using lemons will take a long time to see results.
    Natural Alternative – Try LimeLight by Alcone Sotox for natural skin brightening. The citric acid contained in Sotox is rich in vitamin C and increases the production of collagen which is why it’s great for reducing skin discoloration and age spots. In addition, Sotox has a number of other natural ingredients to help reduce sagging skin, and reduce the occurrence of blemishes.
  3. DIY: Hairspray to set makeup – Hairspray is a great way to set your hair, and chances are some of it will hit your face. But intentionally spraying your face with hairspray to set your makeup for the day will not only dry out your skin from the alcohol, but it will also clog your pores, cause irritation and create breakouts.
    Professional Alternative – LimeLight by Alcone 10 Years Younger Finishing Spray is specifically designed to hold your makeup in place for up to 16 hours. It will also prevent your makeup from setting into any fine lines or wrinkles, and also prevents melting and sliding for fewer touchups. Forget creasing and fading with the paraben-free finishing spray.
  4. DIY: Toothpaste to treat pimples – Drying out a pesky zit will allow you to pick it off and quickly remove it. But the old remedy of dabbing your zit with a bit of toothpaste will dry out the zit but it will also strip the healthy skin around of its valuable moisture. At worst you can actually risk a chemical burn resulting in dark scars.
    Natural Alternative – Try LimeLight by Alcone Masque of Zen as a full mask treatment or a spot treatment. It’s enriched with Tea Tree Oil which naturally combats bacteria causing acne and Cinnamon Bark Extract from Sri Lanka which acts as a mild astringent and regulates bacteria without throwing off the skin cell balance.
  5. DIY: Petroleum Jelly – such as Vaseline has been thought to moisturize and protect sensitive skin. It actually does not add any moisture to your skin, in fact it keeps everything out and retains what’s already in your skin (even bad bacteria!). Think of it as a barrier, not a moisturizer.
    Natural Alternative – Try LimeLight by Alcone One Drop Wonder. This oil is made up of the extract from the Osage Orange fruit seed. The oil is full of super antioxidants, rich in Omega-6, and UV protective. It provides the essential oils needed to provide generous moisture, but also heals many skin issues such as rosacea, and repairs aged skin cells.

Now that you know which DIY remedies can cause more harm than good, what other remedies have you tried?

PS. Not all coconut oil is good for your skin! Beware of coconut oil clogging your pores and causing breakouts.

Take a Hint or Power Pouts

No one says it better than LimeLight’s co-founder, Michele Mallardi Gay when it comes to these eight new super creamy, long-lasting, paraben-free lipsticks (conveniently in a tube). In a recent blog post “Find Your Inner Wonder Woman,” from Michele, she identifies an emotion with each shade. Do you agree that certain colors can change the way you identify with yourself? I certainly do. Give me the right shade of red and I can conquer the world.  Take a look at each of the new shades that are available today in the online catalog and see if you can relate them to these emotions – or perhaps your emotions are completely different:

  • sexy
  • healthy
  • youthful
  • powerful
  • sophisticated
  • down to earth
  • beautiful
  • trendy

Six of the eight shades are our Power Pout colors. They are full coverage to give you that sexy pout that will enhance your lips to their fullest. Two of the eight are our Take a Hint colors that deliver a sheer coverage with longevity for just a touch of color. If you need help in selecting the best color for you, let me know and I would be happy to help.Perfect Lipstick_New Product Announcement_SM_lineup-01

3 Surprising ways to use your shadow palette

The new shades in “The Feeling is Neutral” palette are extremely versatile and can be used in more ways than just your typical shadow. Each pigment is highly concentrated for a one-swipe application that will stay all day without unwanted creasing. These pigments are pressed in our classy magnetic trays with much less filler than the high end store brand ensuring your color won’t fade before your day. Each color blends superbly so you can achieve a beautiful gradient look on your eyes. Say buh-bye to fall out with our smooth creamy powder finish which are completely free of any parabens!

If all you use these shadows on are your eyes, you will absolutely fall in love with the formula, but I’m not going to stop there. Fill in your brows with confidence using one of our matte shades. Go for a color that looks lighter than your brows for a soft professional look. For a precise clean application, try LimeLight by Alcone Vegan #14 Brow Tamer Brush. This is a two sided brush with an angled brush on one end, and a spooly on the other end to gently comb your brows in place.

Still want some bang for your buck? If you love the smoky eye look, then you will want to build your custom shadow palette with #9 Dial it Black. But pair that up with LimeLight by Alcone Vegan #15 Bent Liner brush and you will be able to use the shadow as a beautiful dark black liner. This will help enhance the fullness of your lashes and help you go from a day to a night look. For a professional touch, dampen your brush tip with water or LimeLight by Alcone 10 Years Younger Finishing Spray before taping into the shadow palette.

We’re not done yet. You can get a perfect face contour with our ashy colors – so long bronzer for contour! You will get a more realistic contoured shadow using an ashy shade such as eyeshadow #28 Ashin’ for Trouble or #40 Taupe for the Best. Make sure that you lightly tap the brush onto the color and tap the brush off. The key to perfect contour is blending it so that it looks natural and not like a precise line. To achieve that soft shadow, blend the contour with a clean large brush like LimeLight by Alcone Vegan #2 All Over Powder brush.

You can purchase each of these pigments separately or as money saving palette. Check out all of our collections and palettes on my online catalog.

Eye Pigments

Talk dirty to me

Before I start getting the perverted responses, I better let you know what I’m really talking about. Dirty, bacteria ridden makeup. I’m talking about your makeup that’s reached (or maybe even surpassed) it’s intended life. I bet if you open your makeup bag, you will find something that needs to be tossed. But how do you really know? Some easy indicators (but not fool-proof): smell, look, and feel. If it just doesn’t smell right, look right, or feel right, toss ’em out. Think about it this way, is using old makeup worth the risk of infection? If not, why are you hanging on to it?!

Here’s your homework assignment:

Part one. Take a few minutes to go through your makeup bag, drawer, and under your sink (all the places you’ve stashed away makeup). Separate your items in categories:

  • Eye makeup
  • Face makeup
  • Lip makeup

Now with these small categories, start doing your visual, smell, and feel test. Toss anything that doesn’t pass those tests. With the items remaining, are there any items that you won’t use? Think last year’s mistakes, dead trends, or the “what were you thinking when you bought this?” type products.

How are you doing? You should be feeling good about this exercise because you’re getting rid of the excess baggage! At this point, you’re either left with your essentials, favorites, and the items that you can’t part with.

Part two. Now it’s time to look at the recommended “Time to Toss” list. This is the list that shows you when you need to get rid of the type of makeup that has reached expiration. Some items need to be tossed sooner than others because they will be exposed to bacteria much quicker than others. Generally, your powders will last much longer than your liquids.


Now that you cleaned out your old makeup, it’s time to fill your makeup bag with top quality, all professional makeup like LimeLight by Alcone! Contact me today to help you pick out the best colors and stop throwing away makeup today!

Get the most out of your Shine On order

There are two types of people, those who will gladly pay shipping to have products delivered to their door, and those who will drive to the store even if it’s 30 minutes out of the way just to get out of paying any shipping cost whatsoever. I am the first to admit that I was the type who refused to pay shipping. As my life became busier between my family, work, gym, homemaking, and everything that falls between, I accepted shipping costs in lieu of running errands. I will always shop shipping as much as possible. If there is an order minimum for free shipping, I still consider that. Whichever type you are, I’m sure FREE shipping will put a smile on your face, so let’s talk about Shine On by LimeLight!

Shine On is your LimeLight subscription plan. You will love being a LimeLight subscriber with all these amazing Shine On benefits:

  • Free standard shipping
  • Simple to skip months (only recurring when you need it)
  • Changeable shopping cart (allows you to try new products)
  • Unlimited Shine On subscriptions, no minimums (never run out on your favorites)
  • Simple to cancel anytime, no penalties!

To start your Shine On order, you will fill up your shopping cart with all the items you wish to purchase. When you check out, simply click the check box next to recurring order to add the item to your Shine On subscription.

Recurring Order

Check out my YouTube video about how to modify your existing Shine On Order.

Sassy Dove presents the liner showdown, “Better than Kat Von D!”

Sassy Dove is one of my favorite beauty bloggers, because she says it how it is. Her site is literally, “Beauty with an Attitude”. I love her humor and wittiness. I’ve had her review some of my former services in the past so it was only natural that I would send her one of my LimeLight favorites – the Perfect Liner. Now as you’ll see in her vlog, she was very skeptical that LimeLight’s liner was going to win the liner showdown against her everyday favorite – Kat Von D tattoo liquid liner. Sassy says it best in her YouTube video below. If you enjoy her video please give it a thumbs up, and subscribe to her channel. Thank you again, Ms. Sassy for your candidness and entertaining review. Also check out her blog at for many more reviews, tips, and specials!

Orders can be made by clicking on the Order tab above.