Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Fortunate Face

Ever wondered HOW exactly I came up with the name Fortunate Face Minerals?
I knew how important the name of a company is, both to me, as the owner and creator, and to the success of my company.
I truly wanted to let women everywhere know just what to expect from my line of cosmetics. To express the philosophy of my company, which is, "To create outstanding makeup, from the fewest and finest ingredients possible. We believe that makeup should never be harmful, but rather work with your skin to be both beautiful, and beneficial."
 Secondly, since I don't wholesale my products, but actually create each and every one of them, my business is not just a business, but a very personal experience, one I take seriously, but am also intensely passionate about. This is more than just a way to earn a living.
I am extremely grateful to be able to do what I do. Nothing gives me more satisfaction that helping a women feel beautiful, to see in her, the beauty that even she, herself, often overlooks, and be able to show that to the world.
I also love to see a color that inspires me, and then go into my "lab" and MAKE IT!- and use non-synthetic ingredients to accomplish it.
Besides than that, I deeply love working with professional models and photographers, to collaborate, using all of our skills and creativity, to create art; while at the same time, often using the makeup that I've made- now immortalized in gorgeous photographs.
How amazingly fulfilling these thing are, and I recognize each of them as gifts that I have been given.
And that, dear readers, is where the name comes from. The compilation of these three things-
I am so Fortunate to do something that I love and am passionate about.
I am Fortunate, & I know I am blessed.
YOU and your Face are Fortunate because I pledge to you that I truly work to find, and use, only ingredients that are both purposeful and natural, but also those that perform beautifully. Never will I include an ingredient in my makeup- just to say I have it in there, it must serve a beneficial purpose.
I CARE about every aspect of this makeup brand, and you are Fortunate because I do.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Yup, I'm feelin' it!

I'm wearing Saucy, cause I'm feelin; it!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Contest Winner is......

Liz- with Saucy! I just LOVE this name for a cranberry colored blush- makes me think of yummy cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving time! For about half a minute I thought of naming it Cranberry Saucy buuuuuuut- cutesy is SO not my thing! So Saucy it is! 
All of you who entered some fantastic names- keep an eye out for posting of new products- because I am definitely going to be using some of these! If I do, comment here or on Facebook- and you'll get that color- free!

Friday, June 11, 2010

What's in a Name?

Made a gorgeous new Cranberry colored blush- So beautiful! A little imparts a berry colored glow to the skin. Add a little more for a more striking "Aprex" Ski" Flush (just remember to keep the rest of the face subtle)
Oh, and did I mention? Rub some directly onto your lips & coat with gloss, or lip balm, yes it can be used on eyes, lips, face, even your NAILS! just dip clear polish brush into powder and brush on nails (remember to pour clear polish out onto & little dish and clean brush before placing back in jar- so as not to bleed color!)
Just one of the reasons to love Fortunate Face Mineral makeup -it's versatility, I deliberately formulate as many of my products as I can to be used on eyes, lips, face, and nails- any exceptions are well labelled as "not lip safe" directly on the jar lid!
Now...... for a name......?
Here's where you come in- I love creative, inventive names, but one that gives a hint of "what" the color is, or the mood of that color... so check out some of my other colors and what they're names are- and make your suggestion! The best one wins a free jar of the new color!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Itty Bitty Bottles and Washed Denim

I just had to post a picture of the way too cute brushed aluminum bottles I just sampled for my Age Defy Face Serum & Primer (coming soon)- the 1 oz babies are mini versions of the brushed aluminum line I use for all my Face/Body/Hair care Bottles (many products yet to come)  Here's a picture of it next to the spray bottle currently used for my Green Tea & Aloe Hydrating & Setting Facial Mist (which can also be used as a mixing liquid for foiling shadows, or add to your mineral foundation powder & voila! you have a liquid based mineral makeup!)
And.... A picture of my newest color- custom designed for Fortunate Face Mineral's product launch into Choice Health Route 20, Westfield, Ma- Washed Denim- a beautiful matte, smokey blue- that look exactly like your perfectly faded, broken in jeans!
Washed Denim will be available at www.fortunatefaceminerals.com by next week!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Friday Webguy-(Phil) is going to come and give me a crash course in imovie! Yay! (I still don't think it's me, but rather the computer, but whatever!)
So hopefully a tutorial cannot be far behind. Don't forget to comment or send me a message letting me know anything and everything that you would like to learn about makeup application- some of you already have, but there is soooo much more out there! Otherwise you'll just have to put up with whatever I decide to do, like the little despot that I am HAHA (maniacal laughter).
Seriously, I'd really love to hear your makeup questions, mistakes, or just plain what confuses you...
Lastly, I finally saw some proffs from the photo shoot in Concord, Ma and I couldn't be happier! This photographer, david, is amazing, hence why I've wanted to work with him for about a year now. And lauren the model- super talented. I am always amazed at how the models ( the good ones) are just pretty girls, but once behind the camera- a change comes over them Literally, and they just become someone else- depending upon the look, the mood, etc. Truly an art form, and MUCH harder than it looks! Lauren worked her patootie off! we did fresh, & natural, loose hair- makeup less (looking), then slicked back hair, clean beauty, then messy up do, and a light eye, then a severe 40's wave a-la Veronica Lake/Great Garbo (without the Garbo brows) with intense makeup- deep eye, burgundy lip, to lastly a messy halo of waves- black  rimmed eyes, full lashes, and a intensely contoured and colored lip! She rocked them all! can't wait for the proofs to show you!