Is Your Makeup Drying Your Skin?

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So, you’ve been successfully wearing mineral makeup for years, but now you’ve hit 40, and it’s almost as if you’ve suddenly “outgrown” it. And lately your skin not only feels drier, it looks drier, and you faithfully use moisturizer.

So what gives?

As we age, our skin gradually loses moisture, so in order to keep it looking hydrated and younger, we have to do whatever we can to lock that moisture in.

Sometimes that means switching out our skincare products for a formula that better meets the needs of dry and aging skin.

But changing those products may not be enough. We need to take another look at the makeup we use.

Loose mineral makeup powders are great for normal, combination and oily skin, but it can make dry skin even drier unless you’re lucky enough to find a formula that was made for dry skin like KmS Mineral Essentials anti-aging Select Botanical makeup.

Select Botanical Foundation is a luxurious blend of pure mineral makeup, infused with 7 soothing botanicals. Our incredible formula hydrates and nourishes the skin with a combination of Green Tea, Rose Hip, and other natural botanical extracts that work together to create a moisture barrier or “lock”. Most importantly, Select jumpstarts Collagen production, which improves the appearance of tired, aging skin.

There are of course skin care “experts” that argue whether or not botanicals in makeup are as effective as they are in skin care.

Our customers seem to think so. And maybe it’s something you need to see for yourself. 

I want to know. What do you think about botanicals and skincare? Truth or hype? Share your thoughts below.


5 Ways to Glow From the Inside Out


I don’t know about you, but, I find the older I get, the harder it is to guess someone’s age. Maybe it’s because so many women these days have a youthful, younger looking glow to their skin.

And, how do they get that anyway? Are they getting skin treatments and injections? Maybe some do, but for the rest of us that don’t have disposable budgets, you’ll be happy to know there are 5 easy ways to get that glow from the inside out without having to brave the doctor’s office.

Get Plenty of H20

It’s one of the most important gifts we can give to our body, but to drink 8 glasses a day is easier said than done for many of us; me included. The good news is that we don’t have to drink it plain to benefit. If you don’t care for the taste of water, add a touch of flavor with cucumbers, oranges or lemons. You can even add zero calorie flavor to your water. My favorite? Crystal Light Grape. 🙂

Call it a Night a Bit Earlier 

When you don’t get enough sleep, it disrupts your body’s water balance, which is when under-eye bags, puffiness, dry skin and wrinkles come out of hiding. Have trouble sleeping? Try swapping your phone, tablet or computer for a good book at least an hour before bedtime.

Use a BB Cream, Tinted Moisturizer or Liquid Foundation

There’s just something about liquid makeup and tinted moisturizer that gives the appearance of healthy, glowing skin. If you must use a finishing powder, use it sparingly, avoiding the cheeks.

Use a Luminizer or a Non-Matte Foundation 

Using a luminizer gives the illusion of younger looking skin, and what’s not to love about that? Luminizers have incredible light reflecting properties that “deflect” attention away from fine lines and wrinkles while adding a fresh looking sheen to the skin. Choosing a non- matte finish foundation is another great way to get a luminous glow.

Never Ever Skip the Moisturizer

You’d think using a moisturizer would be rather obvious, right? Even so, some find it daunting to use twice a day, if at all. And those with oily skin? They don’t think they need it at all. Interestingly enough, they’re the ones that need it the most, but that’s for another post.

What are your tips for healthy, younger looking skin? Share them with us below!


How to get Glowing, Happy Skin all year long!

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Summer might be long gone, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose the radiant, glowing skin that goes along with it! There’s a way to keep that glow all year long with some of our customer’s very favorite product picks!

Perfecting BB Cream

BB Cream isn’t just a summer product! While most prefer to wear Beauty Balm when it’s warm out, there are those, that notice it revives, dull, tired looking skin.

Perfecting BB Cream does it all by moisturizing, priming, perfecting and protecting your beautiful skin! This incredible product contains the genius, Brightening- Malvaceae Lipid Extract™, which promotes a radiant and healthy glow making your skin appear flawless and refreshed!

Advanced Time Rewind Facial Serum

This serum is one of my personal favorites, and teams DMAE, CoQ10 and Panthenol together to nourish dry, dull, dehydrated skin from the inside out while lifting and tightening sagging skin. The combination creates an incredible blend that not only fights aging and repairs sun damage, it also lightens and brightens your skin over time, creating that “yes, I just left the spa” glow.


If you ask me what one product I’d want with me if stranded on a desert island, this is definitely it; KmS Luminizer! This light, highlighting powder not only makes your skin look radiant, it gives your skin a more youthful, dewy appearance. Apply it on top of your cheekbones, down your nose and on your forehead.  

So there you have it. Four incredible products that help you “get the glow”. But don’t take my word for it. You’ve got to try them for yourself!  

Are there any products you use to get your glow on through the year? I’d love to hear all about it! Let’s get the conversation started in the comments below.