Spring Had Sprung! And it’s Allergy season. Hey, it ain’t just pollen you have to worry about!

Long ago I discovered that pigments can be major allergies. You can get all red from cabmium red and pheolin, or cobalt blue can really give you the blues (and you are sticking it in your eyes in pencils or on your lids). And it’s not just the Eyes that have it.

Did your lips ever peel from A lipstick or a gloss? Oh, yeah! Color can be a real problem! Violet can cause a violent reaction (blue and red). It’s really no joke!

I remember working in Bloomingdales for the Japanese company “Intellegent Skincare”. They had the most beautiful make-up I ever used. But I noticed people having reactions to the Pink and Blue shades of eye shadows and eye pencils. And, worse were the purples!!

What was it? I was curious, so I asked a cosmetic chemist friend. We broke down the products to their elements, and, sure enough, it was either the blue or red pigments. I found least reactions to greys, greens, taupes, browns, silvers, coppers, ecrew, white and black.

Authored by: Michael Waterman

I am Michael Waterman. I have been known as an authority on make-up and skin care for decades. Why? I am a fortunate person. I was a freelancer in Cosmetics for a long time. In 1986 I caught the eye of company called Intelligent Skin care (I.S.) they are an incredible Japanese cosmetic company. They combined nature and high-tech Beauty science, and I was thrilled to be a part of their team. I discovered so much about what Americans wanted in a Skin care/Make-Up line (and I had to do it with a Japanese Cosmetic company!). We used state of the art (in 1985) machines and computers to test and advise our clients of the condition of their skin. I learned so very much. In1989 I was honored to join the exclusive team of skin care and make-up professionals at the world famous Georgette Klinger Spas. Ms. Klinger took a liking to me and became my mentor and a loving force in my life. Georgette Klinger was the reining authority on skin care. She brought old world know-how herbal wisdom and science into a whole new Genre -- The spa. In 1939 she came to America From Europe and single handedly revolutionized the Science of Beauty. I was with her for 17 years and became one of the most requested Make-Up artists and Skin care Professionals in her company . I know she would be proud of Me today. I still feel her spirit with me as I do my work, and I keep the principles she taught me. My clients are the better for it. Reach Michael by email: pharoahmkw@aol.com Michael's Podcast Link: Look Good from the Inside and Out! Ways to make yourself look radiant this holiday season. You know beauty is not only made up by what you put on your skin, but in your body. Check out our new BExtraordinary™ collection!

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