How to Solve your Beauty Problems!

Beauty Problem Solvers 

Here are some tips to help solve some common beauty problems, hopefully they help some of you

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Polish Remover has run out? 

If you need to re paint your nails and have discovered you’re all out of remover, try this trick. Coat your nails with a clear base coat one at a time. Leave to dry for a few seconds, then press a cotton pad over your nail and remove it. The base coat and coloured polish will come off in one quick move. Then your nails will be ready for a fresh new coat.


Straight Eye Lashes

Invest in a set of eyelash curlers. They make a huge difference. Gently squeeze your lashes between the cushioned curler pad. Then apply mascara and you will be amazed at the results!


Flaky Mascara 

Mascara begins to flake when it becomes too old. It is recommended to re new your mascara after 3 months of use. The constant air access to the wand and mascara dries out the product; this can be made worse by pumping air into the dispenser when replacing the cap. If mascara flakes on your lashes, the only solution is to remove it thoroughly and make a clean start.


Patchy Powder 

There are 2 reasons your face powder will go patchy after you apply it. Firstly make sure you use a powder puff, sponge or powder brush when applying and do so over cleanly moisturized skin. If there are dry patches on your face then powder will grab and become patchy and therefore moisturizing will even out dry areas. Secondly powder needs to be closely matched to your skin tone. Make sure you try powder on in daylight when purchasing to ensure you get the right colour match.


Smudged Eyeliner and Mascara

The oils around our eyes naturally seep out throughout the day and will crease and move eye makeup. To stop the oils apply a concealer around your whole eye area – it works as a barrier to block. To stop smudging eye liner set the pencil with a similar coloured eye shadow, making the liner dry and it gives an extra layer for longer wear.


Red-toned skin or embarrassing blushes 

Green and yellow tinted concealers and foundations are designed to tone down redness in the skin. Opposite to red on the colours wheel is: green. Opposing colours contrast each other out, applying these concealers to your skin will ease redness. But go lightly and use under your skin toned foundation.


Yellow Nails 

Yellow nails are usually caused by wearing dark coloured nail polish without using a protective clear base coat, so always wear one to prevent this from happening. To cure yellow nails, rub them with lemon juice to remove the stains. Try going polish free for a week. If your problem occurs, consult your doctor to check that there’s no underlying cause.

Have a great week guys! Phoenix.

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E Y E S ⋆
Phoenix Brow Definer in Soft Taupe
Phoenix Eyeshadow: Phoenix Liquid Eyeshadow in StarBurst
Still Cosmetics Liquid Metals
Phoenix Water Resistant Black Mascara

F A C E ⋆
Phoenix BB Cream
Phoenix Foundation Stick
Phoenix Baked Powder : Matte Bronze
Phoenix Highlighter : 01
Phoenix Liquid Blush

L I P S ⋆
Phoenix Rosewood Lip Liner
Phoenix Lipstick Tickled Pink
Weleda Nude Balm & Clear Lip Balm
Phoenix Melon Lipstick

MEET PINK LADY TERRI: Our New Pukekohe Manager!

Meet Terri! Pink Lady Terri has taken over management of our gorgeous Pukekohe store. She has beauty experience and knowledge and is super passionate about beauty! We are 100% confident that you will love her as much as we do!
Hi, Terri! Tell us a bit about yourself. How did you get into makeup and how did you end up working at Phoenix Cosmetics?   
Hey! I’m Terri and have recently become the Pukekohe store manager. I always enjoyed playing around with makeup when I was younger. During my high school years, I became the go-to girl when my friends and I were going out or someone needed their makeup done. I began working at Phoenix Cosmetics as my dad saw the job advertised (thanks, dad I owe you!) and became the new face of the Pukekohe store!

Q: What are you looking forward to most, being the new manager of our Pukekohe store? What are you hoping to bring to Phoenix customers?   
I am looking forward to bringing a fun and inviting atmosphere for both customers and colleagues to be a part of.

Q: What are your predictions for upcoming makeup trends for Summer 2017?  
I feel that warmer tones are coming into fashion again with a strong lip, to go with our floral season clothing.

Q: If you weren’t a makeup artist, what would you do?  
If I wasn’t a makeup artist, I would currently be taking a internship to become a personal trainer.

Q: What are some common beauty mistakes that women make?  
Common mistakes that are made by women of all ages is forgetting to make sure they comb or fill in their eyebrows. Especially when people are first starting out wearing makeup.

Q: What is your favourite makeup brush?
My favourite brush of all time would have to be the concealer brush! Due to the fact that you can use it for many different purposes and it can really get into the smaller areas around your eyes.