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THE PAPER BAG BEAUTY- PICK LIST ....

Hello! I am Taylor Gresen-McKenzie. I am the owner and lead makeup artist at Paper Bag Beauty. Welcome to 2022. Most you have met me in the makeup chair, out on the town, online or via our wonderful Las Vegas Med Spa - Deux Rosé Beauty Refinery. However we may have met, thanks for stopping in. I have composed a little list of products I use that all my clients love.


Here is the pic of the one time I did my makeup for camera in 2021. All of the items in this pic are below. I spend a lot of time on my skin so there are a significant amount of skincare recommendations.


Enjoy x

-Taylor @alfiebauchman


After much request and planning I have finally composed my 2021 product picks. This year we felt like it would be best to publish the list so you could find links that directly support @PaperBagBeauty as a team.

You will notice linked sites, some of them may be affiliate links for our company and contributors. We appreciate your support in advance.

 

THE BEGINNING

 

My transformation into adulthood has been so fun. Now that I am 31, I look back with such happiness. I got to be a chubby kid and grew into what is now a BMI acceptable adult. Other than loving a good beer and a tasty taco I have found balance in the kitchen and in most of my life. I Think the only habit that is hard to kick is my busy schedule.


My mom is a nurse injector named Nurse D. @PDO.RINDA on instagram. With a little dedication and our fabulous biz she has helped me GLOW-UP. Here are the products and the services that helped me flourish!


Now let's get down to brass tacks. As much as I wish I had some miracle story to tell you here the honest truth is, this transformation was slow (5-7 years). I encourage you all to go on a health journey that allows your body to find a stable and healthy weight for your height and lifestyle. That is key number one to beauty. Key two- find an esthetic provider that helps you reach goals in an approachable way. There is a mathematical approach to esthetics and that is how we practice at Deux Rosé. Finding balance and harmony amongst your already distinct features is what makes my job so fun! Choose wisely or better yet come visit our Las Vegas Location.


SKINCARE + ESTHETICS

 

In addition to laser treatments I have personally had a few esthetic procedures that helped balance my face and have prevented early aging.

Welcome to the Med Spa @deuxrosebeautyrefinery on instagram.



ESTHETIC TREATMENTS

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  • PDO Brow + Nose Lift - Brow Lift created a straightening to my brow that I love, it also opened my eyes. The Nose PDO corrected my downturned tip and created a very straight bridge.

  • Sculptra Cheek BioStimulant - I originally got cheek filler but needed the treatment too often because of my metabolism. I recommend getting Sculptra and PDO in the mid face if you are eligible. The results are more "snatched and natural" than traditional fillers. I also like how these treatments can create a slimness to the face.

  • Kybella - Double chin bye bye, fabulous to get if you are on a weight loss program as well.

  • Botox Brow Lift- My brows are incredibly frowny naturally. I love Dysport or Botox to lift the brow and stop the excessive expression creasing.

  • Dissolved Lips and Refilled - I have loved getting my lips done for the last 5 years. It was time to dissolve and reapply my filler.


FACIAL TREATMENTS - Click Links Below for More Info

  • RF Microneeding- Tightens skin, improves texture and makes you look amazing. I think out of all the treatments this is the best bang for the buck. It is little downtime with a big impact. Pair it with regular microneedling for a heavy resurfacing treatment.

  • Erbium YAG Resurfacing- Acne scarring, pigmentation, fine lines and sun damage are all good reasons to get an Erbium treatment. I get one once per year just as winter approaches to blast off all the damage from the Las Vegas summers. Downtime is 4+ days or so..

  • SKINPEN Microneedling- I attempt to get one of these every 6 weeks as a maintenance program to my exfoliation. If I don't have time to be makeup free for 2 days, opt for a chemical peel. Skin Pen has changed my skin with consistent use.

  • Chemical Peels- The creme de la creme. If you do nothing else for your skin in life, get a chemical peel a few times a year. Sun damage be gone! Whenever I get a chemical peel I always feel 5 days later I am a new person. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. My go to peel is SkinBetter 30, Illuminize Peel from SkinMedica or SkinCeuticals MicroSolutions. I have had VI Peels but am not fighting any major corrective issues and reserve my skin resurfacing for lasers.


Getting your skin ready for foundation and powders requires a bit of investment. Take your skincare seriously and get treatments a few times a year that help resurface and retexturize the skin. Also EXFOLIATE weekly.


I have only included products for most skin types. If you are looking for a personalized regimen please contact front desk for a consult with our esthetician at Deux Rosé Beauty Refinery


Helpful Tips:

Products can be purchased on our physician store please sign up first before searching for products. It will assign you to our store for easier access. Link is attached here.

products accumulate points for you in an application called Allē. It is Allergan's platform of which you can use your funds towards Botox or Juvederm Treatments.

- ZO

Can be a little harsh, if you are going for the gamete and purchasing all your products from ZO start slow. The serums and specialty products outside their exfoliators and cleansers are great but strong. It's worth it if you can weather the storm.

- Deux Rosé Beauty Refinery is our Med Spa in Las Vegas. If you just want us to box it up and ship it we can absolutely help you with phone consultations. Call 702-683-2831 and reference Paper Bag Beauty as your referring source. They will have a check out code for you worth 10% off your first purchase or services.


CLEANSERS

EXFOLIATORS

SERUMS


MOISTURIZERS
SPF
  • SkinMedica- (EssentialDefense Everyday Clear 47 (easy and clean)

  • sunbetter TONE SMART SPF 75 Sunscreen Lotion 50 ml (Great tinted SPF for light to medium skin tones)

  • ZO SkinHealth Daily Sheer Broad Spectrum 50 (My All Time Fave)


BASE MAKEUP

 


CONCEALERS
  • NARS Matte Creme Concealer - Pot

    1. Colors I carry - Vanilla, Honey and Biscuit

    2. Consistency is great for an all over the eyes and for color correcting. I use this mainly as a shadow base or to correct darkness under the eye.

  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealers - Liquid

    1. Colors I carry - Vanilla, Creme Brûlée, Macadamia, Honey, Ginger, Biscuit and Almonde

    2. Consistency is better when you let it dry for about 1 minute and blend with a damp beauty sponge

    3. When you go into a store to purchase make sure you have a concealer that is nearly your skin color and a two shades lighter one for highlighting if needed.

  • Tarte Original Shape Tape - Liquid

    1. I have 3 of these in peachy shades to correct when someone has deep circles under the eyes. I don't use this too much on people who aren't oily in skin type or need correction.


FOUNDATIONS
  • Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation

    1. This formula looks amazing on camera and is very full coverage. Please make sure you get properly matched. A color too yellow or too pink looks crazy! Angela is an account coordinator (and a friend) for Charlotte Tilbury and can help you even with virtual consults.

    2. If you want this type of flawless look but need a lighter coverage, add some Magic Cream (tiny about) and mix it into the foundation.

  • Make Up Forever Cream sticks are the best! I have a palette but the individuals are great too. It is best to be matched before committing to a color. I would recommend purchasing one that is your color and then a darker one for contour or tanner seasons.

  • Shiseido- Synchro Skin Radiant Lifting Foundation SPF 30 - Such a gorgeous consistency and really long lasting. Won't settle in creases, never looks caked on. However, please be aware if you have sensitive skin ask for a sample and trial. This technology has a lot of good ingredients however it can irritate some.

  • NARS Tinted Moisturizer is a something I have used for years. Gorgeous on camera and sheer in texture.



SETTING POWDERS
  • Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder - All over setting powder.

    1. I carry one Lighter shade and one true to foundation or skin tone shade.

    2. You can reapply this over the night or your wedding day without it caked on.

  • MAC Studio Fix Foundation Powder is phenomenal for photography or covering acne.

    1. Not recommended on a daily basis.

    2. Reapplication is a hit or miss. It can look too much when reapplied.

  • Best Loose Setting Powder

  1. #3 loose setting powder from Makeup Forever -Rebranded from the #18 setting powder. Gorgeous Medium/Light Yellow Powder. Really all of their colors are magical on a camera if you love a loose setting powder.

  2. RCMA No Color Powder is what I use for the reverse contouring and shaping of the eyes.


EYE MAKEUP

 


BROWS
  • Huda Beauty Pencils - BOMB.COM amazing formula an the color selection is fab!

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Pencil and Powders- Classic duo that never gets old

  • Benefit Cosmetics Brow Gel- Hands down my favorite brow gel

SHADOWS
LINERS
MASCARA



BLUSH + BRONZER + SHIMMERS

 

BLUSH



BRONZER

  1. Amazing color if you like to spray tan and it lasts forever

  2. If you are pale I would skip this one and do the Charlotte Tilbury Light

  1. The $18 price point of these duo's are phenomenal

  2. Great range of colors from light to deep skin tones

  1. Hula Toasted is the darker color that looks great on deeper skin tones

  2. Light version is good for people who don't like an orange cast to pale skin

  3. Regular is a classic that matches most

  4. Caramel is great for olive tones warming up without all the orange cast

  1. Creamy and expensive, I ADORE THIS.

  2. It has warm and cool colors but is best for contour not for bronzing

  1. Smooth compact that looks rich on the countertop

  2. Nice range of colors

  3. Looks natural and solid on camera


SHIMMERS

Obsessed is an understatement.... The shimmer quads and the contour quad are worth the money. Both of these can be found at Sephora and are wonderful to travel with.

BRUSHES- Click to view

THE BEST MAKEUP BRUSH SOAP IN THE WORLD. I may be bias because we manufacture this but I really think it's one of our best creations yet. It gets all makeup out (yes even liquid foundation and lipstick) off brushes and beauty sponges. This can be found on our company store at Deuxrose.com

  1. Feels amazing to get mascara off with these

  2. Better than makeup removing wipes, use wet and wash to reuse



WEIGHT LOSS

 

Aviva has been such an inspiration to me over the last year. She has a wonderful gym on the Summerlin side of Las Vegas called Bikini Fitness (LINK INCLUDED) I adore the gym and have been attempting Aviva's amazing program. It has helped me keep my body in balance and keeps my eating more regular/fulfilling. Herbalife is a pillar of the nutrition plan Aviva provides, so I have provided my purchase link below. No pressure to purchase but I truly love the taste of the products and it keeps me going through the busy days at work. I personally drink the Formula 1 and Protein Powder together 2 times a day. If you need a full regimen or want recipes visit Aviva's instagram @bikini_fitness1 or visit her website.


HERBALIFE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

To sign up go to www.myHerbalife.com when you get there on you will see an icon that says Join Herbalife. Click on it. Then It will ask you for your sponsor ID. My ID is 10XY624416 it will  ask for the three first letters of my  last name. Please write  MCK.

Where it ask if you got kit from your sponsor - leave it unchecked The rest is just some personal info. You will choose the preferred member  kit it’s  $34.95 plus tax. Choose FedEx home delivery.


Hope this all helps a bit! That wraps up the most of what I loved about 2021. This list is mainly personal consumption based. I can publish an artist list along the way, but I wanted my clients to have a little piece of our time together and to get to know what awesome stuff we use. I am doing a lot of photography testing this year so I am excited to share what is to come.


I hope you all enjoy and I truly appreciate everyone who supports this blog, my businesses and my teams. Cheers to a new year 2022!!!



Author: Taylor Gresen-McKenzie

All photos captured by Taylor Gresen-McKenzie

Date Jan 4, 2022



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