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Makeup Tips – Skin Care Products and Treatments – Central Valley Dermatology Dermatologist recommended skin care products for beauty and anti-aging Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:26:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 EYEBROWS ARE A BIG DEAL! Tue, 16 Feb 2016 19:18:58 +0000  

Beautician plucking a beautiful man eyebrows with tweezers in a beauty salon


People often ask us at CVD what we notice first on our clients’ faces.

For myself, faithful readers, it is the eyebrows. Unibrows, raggedy brows, too long brows, scraggly brows, ect., make me want to whip out the wax and tweezers and make the world right again.

Eyebrows should frame your eye. They should not be the center of attention. Well groomed brows with a nice arch add to the beauty of your eyes.

Forget the Marlene Dietrich look!  To our young, beginning tweezers, i say DO NOT OVER TWEEZE! If you continue to tweeze to the nth degree, your brows may nit grow back. Ask your mother, your aunts your grandmothers about this phenomenon. The look you love at 15 you may not want at 25.

One last bit of advice. Go to a professional the first time you have your brows groomed. Of course, we at CVD do phenomenal eyebrow arches. But, if you aren’t fortunate enough to avail yourself of our services, visit salons that offer this service. Check out the clients who have just had their brows groomed. You may find the perfect salon for you.

and remember…. EYEBROWS ARE A BIG DEAL!!!


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Contouring done right Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:42:40 +0000 What’s new and trending for 2015…. contouring and shading the face!

Contouring can enhance or reduce any feature on your face. Done correctly, contouring can bring out your eyes and cheekbone area as well as elongate or shrink the size of your nose. It can also take the edge off a thick chin.

Check out those ultra skinny, probably totally anorexic, models today. They would be jobless without concealer, shading powder and foundation three inches thick on their faces. Of course, we are not advocating you apply quite that much of the above.

CVDerm Tip - Using concealer to contourHere are a couple of tips, though, that will help you when applying a cream concealer.

  • First of all, get a good shading brush to apply the concealer.
  • Secondly, after making sure your hand is free of perfume and lotions or potions, apply a small amount of concealer to the back of your hand. From there, apply it to your face.
  • To avoid the cakey look on your face, use a rolling motion to apply the concealer.

Always remember we want make-up (including contouring) to enhance our assets and let our natural beauty shine though.

Again, as we say here at CVD… beauties are made not necessarily born.


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Makeup minimums for a polished look Wed, 14 May 2014 22:32:23 +0000 Beauties are made… not born… particularly after a certain age. Rarely will you ever see a photo of a celebrity – male or female – that has not been photo shopped. This photo shopping has made so many of our ladies lament over areas of their face and body they do not think measure up to the ridiculous, unrealistic standards perpetuated knowingly or unknowingly by today’s celebrities.

simple-makeup-basicsI know of no female over the age of 30 who can wake up, shower, brush her teeth,  and walk out the door to work…and still look professional and presentable.  A touch of makeup is a must!!  We are not talking pancake foundation and three shades of eye shadow, etc.  We are talking a few simple, timeless classics:

  • day time eyeliner
  • a touch of shadow
  • powder
  • tweezed eyebrows
  • a suitable shade of lipstick

Of course there are a few things you must not have:

  • no hairy upper lip or chin
  • an UN-suitable shade of lipstick – no iridescent glow-in-the-night shade of pink or orange or purple or black
  • no lip line drawn outside the lips to make those lips look larger (that is the equivalent of the comb-over on men)
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We carry GLAMGLOW! Fri, 13 Sep 2013 22:23:13 +0000 We are happy to announce we are now carrying GLAMGLOW!

Known for their Super Mud Clearing Treatment Mask, it aids in deep pore vacuum extraction & creating seemingly poreless skin.  We also carry GLAMGLOWS YouthMud that acts as a facial in a jar.  Celebrities use it for red carpet events!  Channel your inner Glam and try it for yourself!

You can pick up your GlamGlow at either of our locations, or order it online.

GlamGlow SupermudGlamGlow THIRSTYMUD™ Hydrating TreatmentGlamGlo Very Sexy Youth Mud

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