Author: Katrina Hess

A Bold Look for June by Ellis Faas

It is getting close to Summer! Before we officially get there, check out the bold June look by Ellis Faas.

Ellis put a strong focus on the eyes as well as the lips. Listed underneath are various products she used:

Happy June!

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Introducing VMV Hypoallergenics

We are excited to introduce our newest skincare line VMV Hypoallergenics!

VMV was the first – and is still the only – brand to rate its hypoallergenicity. Our VH-Rating System is published in Dermatitis, one of the leading peer-reviewed dermatological journals and shows less than 0.1% reported reactions to VMV HYPOALLERGENICS® products over 30 years. It is recognized as an effective way to objectively validate hypoallergenic claims in cosmetics. 

The “VH-Number” rating system “grades” a product’s safety based on how many allergens it does not contain, as referenced by the list of allergens compiled by objective, independent institutions the North American Contact Dermatitis Group + European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies. There are now 76 top allergens that are ingredients frequently found in cosmetics, or common cross-reactants/contaminants of cosmetics. VMV’s products are free of most or all 76 allergens, as reflected by the VH rating on the label. Uniquely, VMV continuously reviews studies and reformulates products if even just one ingredient becomes identified as an allergen. 

VMV HYPOALLERGENICS® stands behind a firm commitment to providing the most effective, and safest, products available. We are meticulous: Validated Hypoallergenic – VH-76/76 (sans all 76 common allergens), 100% All-Types-Of-Fragrance-Free, 100% Free of Dyes, Allergenic Surfactants, Phthalates, Parabens + Preservatives. Usage + Patch-Tested and Non-Comedogenic. Every little thing that goes into or near a product, and the product itself is patch tested for skin safety. And that’s just the beginning! What follows is a dizzying barrage of clinical tests, both in laboratories (in vitro) + on volunteers (in vivo), never on animals.

We love it for so many reasons:

  • Amazing line for sensitive skin
  • Best eye makeup remover I’ve used…both formulas are non-irritating
  • Best makeup brush cleaner on the market – perfect for natural hair brushes
  • Sunscreen has no scent, light weight and a formula for every age in your family
  • Lip sticks and glosses are dye-free, fragrance free and long-lasting
  • Mascara applies smooth and doesn’t get clumpy, good for sensitive eyes
  • Any many more!
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Makeup Products, Skin Care & Brushes

Katrina is proud to offer the hottest makeup products and brushes in her studio, including products from Ellis Faas, Kevyn Aucoin & Skin Owl. For more information relating to the products we use on a daily basis, please click here.

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Bridal Makeup Application – Frequently Asked Questions

Bridal Makeup Application Rates & FAQs Boston

You’re getting married!!

This is one of the most exciting times in your life and I know you have a lot of questions.  While I look forward to speaking with all prospective clients in person, I’ve found that it is helpful to give brides an overview in writing first, so that you know what to expect.

For more information on rates, as well as some of the questions that I am most frequently asked by brides, please click here.

 

 

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Newbury Street Boston Studio

Katrina Hess Newbuy Street Boston Studio

With Spring comes longer days & warmer weather. Perfect for strolling down Newbury Street & enjoying some pampering. Stop by our Boston studio for to peruse our fabulous products or make an appointment for a makeover lesson!

 

 

 

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