Tips & Trends

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Ever since the 1920's, when a bronzed Coco Chanel returned from a Mediterranean vacation and made a tan the hottest fashion accessory of the season, has it been a real problem to reverse the popular perception that a tan is not only more attractive but healthy. Yet sun damage is the number one cause of premature aging in women. It is also one cause of aging that you can control. It is absolutely vital to wear a product with sunscreen. Even in the dead of winter, you should never leave the house without sun protection. Ultraviolet light, even at low-level exposures, erodes the skin's support structure. It breaks down collagen, causing winkles and sagging. It stimulates the skin to create abnormal elastin fibers, so the skin loses it bounce. Prolonged exposure to UV light damages the skin cells' ability to divide properly and inhibits the growth of healthy cells.

UVA rays are responsible for photo aging and melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer. UVA penetrates deep into the underlying support structure of the skin. It also blasts apart collagen, destroys elastin, damages the immune system, and causes lines and wrinkles-all over the body. If you want protection from UVB and UVA, your sunscreen must list either titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are sunscreens considered by the FDA to offer "full-spectrum" protection, which means the product offers sufficient protection from both UVA and UVB rays.

La Bella Donna Loose Mineral Foundation bridges the gap between wellness and beaute. All ingredients are naturale and contain naturale sun protection. Micronized titanium dioxide is a key ingredient. It is found naturally in minerals and does not clog pores or dry out the skin. It works quite remarkably. Basically, it allows light to pass through the visible ray region while intercepting the ultraviolet rays. Micronized titanium dioxide guards against the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays, yet gives the skin a naturale looking finish. Research shows micronized titanium dioxide provides a naturale barrier to UVA and UVB radiation without irritation, burning or stinging.

LOOSE MINERAL FOUNDATION - $55.00   

MINERAL MAKEUP BRUSH - $45.00   



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The best time to apply Co-Exist Gel Crème is right after you wash or shower, when the skin is already damp and the moisturizer can seal in the moisture. Make sure you pat your face dry first, never rub, because if the skin is too wet, the Gel Crème will just slide right off your face. For most people, one application in the morning and one at night should be enough, but use common sense. If you feel taut or dry during the day, hydrate.

Most people don't need moisturizer on the nose. The nose has an extremely high concentration of oil glands.

However, don't forget the neck area. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate... Stroke upward, so that you don't pull the skin down.

Co-Exist Gel Crème is your Day and Night Crème - although admittedly tempting the thought of an overnight transformation from a night crème may be fun to think about, it is not necessary for your skin. Most of the time, you do not need another product to help your skin tell us it is day or night. Just keep your skin hydrated and your results will be satisfactory.

CO-EXIST GEL CRÈME (2oz.) - $198.00     

BENEFITS OF CO-EXIST GEL CRÈME

  • One of the most exclusive ingredients available-Sodium Hyaluronate, a naturale hydrator draws active ingredients deeper into the skin
  • Pentapeptides-improves skin thickness, reduces roughness and lab tests show reduces wrinkle depth by 50%, decreases density by 68% and volume by 24% draws active ingredients deeper into the skin
  • Sodium PCA-a naturale moisturizer commonly present in the skin draws active ingredients deeper into the skin
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate-an anti-oxidant, ester of ascorbic acid-vitamin C, also providing bleaching properties draws active ingredients deeper into the skin
  • Marine Algae Complex-a seaweed extract with properties: healing, anti-dehydration, cell energizing, vitamins, A, B complex, C, D, E and K draws active ingredients deeper into the skin


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La Bella Donna's Vision of Mineral Lights Compact Colour for the Face is quads of colour that may be used as a bronzer, eye shadow and blush. Light-refracting qualities present a luminous glow in four shades:

Bronze Blushing Naturale Sunset
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Naturale, made for fairer complexions, gives the skin a sun-kissed glow. Bronze, utilizes both the skin's naturally occurring tanning undertones of gold. Blushing, takes the most feminine shades of pink to light up your face, perfect for cool undertones.

Blush warms with the heat of the body to a more intense hue, which is one reason to apply it very sparingly. Apply first to the apples of your cheeks, moving toward the ear, with short, up-and-down vertical movements. Then blend it in with one soft horizontal stroke on top of the vertical strokes. If you're feeling particularly washed out, you can brush a light stroke of blush across your forehead up by your hairline or just above the brows where the sun would hit the face, but don't overdo. Apply a very light coat of Loose Mineral Foundation before and after applying blush. The foundation makes it do on more smoothly and prevents the blush from grabbing on to oily spots on your skin.

Bronzing Powder is used many times for contouring your face. Contouring is based on a principle that light colours come forward-highlighting and dark colours recede-shading. A La Bella Donna Blush Brush is a must-have accessory to achieve perfection!

VISION OF MINERAL LIGHTS - $45.00   


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  • Colour in the lips with a light or nude Mineral Lip Pencil before you apply your lip colour and it will stay longer.
    Recommendations - Naturale and Brown Plum.
  • If you want deep colour or longer-lasting shine, layer a shimmer on top of your lip colour.
    Recommendations - Assunta, Bianca, Pink Diamond Lip Sheer.
  • Remember outlining your lips will keep your lip colour from feathering.
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MINERAL LIP PENCIL - $20.00   

LIP SHEER - $22.00   

BACI • BACI MOISTURIZING LIP SHEER - $26.50   

MINERAL LIGHT LIP COLOUR - $22.50