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Supplier Showcase: Black and Mixed Skin

13th February 2011 | Julia Braime

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Joyce of Brides and Beauty and Black and Mixed Skin.com, a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, tells Brides Up North about her business, with some top tips for looking fabulous on your big day. 

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Joyce Connor

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Joyce’s website is particularly useful if you are a reader with black skin or a mixed skin tone looking for quality products at affordable prices, although Black and Mixed Skin.com caters for ALL skin tones.

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Let’s meet the lady behind the magic!

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What is your background?

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I have been a make up artist and skin care therapist for 15 years! I wanted to offer a quality service to customers with quality products! I qualified as a beauty therapist first and then went more into make up artistry about six years ago! Since qualifying all those years ago I have completed nearly 80 other courses in beauty therapy and make up. I believe you can never have enough knowledge.
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How did Black and Mixed Skin.com begin?
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I started the business because I was finding it really difficult to get quality brands for darker skins. I started to visit the Beauty Shows in America and found that there was so much more on offer. It was a slow process to start it up because I wanted to try and test every single product to give it my seal of approval.
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What are your top three bridal makeup tips?
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Use a primer to fix the foundation in place
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Colour your lips in with a matching lip pencil before applying lipstick or gloss so that colour is still there if it comes off.

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Use a creamy concealer for a softer, more natural look on blemishes.

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What are your top three bridal makeup no-nos?
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Avoid lip gloss if you’re wearing your hair down on a windy day. Hair will stick to lips.
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Don’t apply too much shimmer to eyelids it appears as white dots in photographs.

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Too much bronzer can give your skin a dirty look if its orange based.

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Which of your makeup products would you say are must-haves for a bride on her wedding day and why?

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Youngblood Mineral primer. It’s a great product and lets skin breathe. It evens out the skin and helps foundation to last longer.
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Blinc Mascara. Once applied, the tubes bind to your lashes and cannot run, smudge, clump or flake, even if you cry or rub your eyes.

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Youngblood Brow Artiste to get the perfect eyebrows. Eyebrows frame your face and define the eyes.
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Youngblood Brow ArtisteYoungblood Mineral Primer 

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Which of your hair products is a must have for a bride on her wedding day and why?
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Mixed Chicks Hair Silk. It gives shine and smoothes curly or straight hair!
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Do you sell any pamper products to help a bride relax before her big day?  Which would you particularly recommend and why?
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Yes the bath soak by AmaZene is to die for! It smells great and always makes me fell relaxed.

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AmaZene Dermalogica

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Dermalogica Stress Relief Treatment Oil is another must have. Great for massage, as a relaxing bath oil or mixing in with your body lotion.

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How can Brides Up North find out more about your products?

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My website is www.blackandmixedskin.com for products for all skin tones.  Visit Brides and Beauty for bridal and beauty information.  I also have a blog full of beauty tips and product reviews at www.skinandmakeupblog.com.
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You can also follow me on Twitter @BridesandBeauty.

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Can you offer a discount to Brides Up North readers?

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Brides Up North readers can get a discount at Black and Mixed Skin.com  by entering the promotional code NORTH11 at the checkout. 

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WI Awards

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Black and Mixed Skin.com is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

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