Fashion Trends come and go. Fashion week was bathed in wines bejeweled in amethysts running wild, cooking with deep eggplants and blooming with passion fruit!

That’s great …

But, did you know purple is a color that has a shade for just about everyone? Sadly, it is the color that most often has components that you could be allergic to. As a Make-Up artist I see that everyday. So the color purple can really give you the blues…

The worst part is an allergy test on the wrist (by putting the product on the skin and covering it over night) won’t really be effective. Your wrist might not be allergic but your eyes or face might.

I found this out the hard way, long ago. Back in 1986 I worked for a makeup manufacturer and noticed that, when clients were returning eye pencils or eyeshadows they were most often purple. I was curious as to why, so I did some research.

In purple colors there is an incredient called Cambium. Cambium red and cobalt blue or ultra marine or other blue/red ingredients can cause irritation if you are allergic. I find that no one is completely non-allergic. So, what do we do? My best practice — put your eyes into neutral and smokey tones. And, of course, if you have any questions, ASK Michael! I do have 35 years experience and am sure I can help.

On August 20th at the Jacob Javits Center we are launching the BE xtraordinary™ – the Michael K. Waterman Collection – makeup line! You’ll be able to purchase it right here on the site! Keep “an eye out”!

Remember, Why Look Good If you can Look Xtraordinary!

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: 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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