Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Best Way To Clean Your Face

The secret to beautiful and flawless makeup is clean skin. Everybody knows how to wash their face, but doing it properly is another thing. Yes, there's an art to mastering the perfect cleanse.

Keep it warm.

Yes, it has to be warm. Temperature matters. Hot or cold water can dry the skin.

Clean your neck and hairline.

When cleaning your face, you have to clean your neck and hairline too. Since people tend to not rinse the edges of the face properly, these neglected areas tend to show breakouts.

Think in circles.

Spend time applying the cleanser in circular motions outward toward the hairline in order to stimulate the lymphatic system. Circular motions over both eyes will also break up the makeup faster and de-puff the eyes after a long day.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

7 Makeup Bag Essentials Every Girl Should Own

A basic makeup kit will never leave your bag. It can take you from school to party nights or even overnighters. It doesn't have to be a suitcase. All you need is to know what you can wear daily and how much time you have to apply these products.

A product that has more than one function doesn't only save space, but time when it comes to applying make up. Consider these items:

  1. The DEX New York Mineral Hydrator is a a primer, sunscreen, skincare treatment, moisturizer and foundation in one tube. It is perfect for any weather or any occasion. All you need is a small amount to create a water-resistant veil of natural looking coverage.
  2. The Mineral Retouch Concealer is applied to hide blemishes, sores, eye bags, and other facial imperfections. Mineral Retouch has a very lightweight, true skin-like feel, which is an unfamiliar characteristic for most full coverage cosmetic products. DEX Mineral Retouch is a cream-like, mineral-based foundation that offers medium to heavy coverage.
  3. Any makeup kit should always have a blush. After all, vibrant cheeks suggest a healthy and happy face.
  4. An eyeliner is used on the edges of your eyelids closest to your eyes and just below the eyes. It can make your eyes wider or smaller, depending  on how you apply it.
  5. Another must-have is a a creamy luxurious lipstick. DEX New York lipsticks protect and condition lips with a memorable moist look and feel.
  6. Powders can set your foundation and prevent it from wearing off. A Mineral Finishing Powder over foundation to enhance a complexion color and create a natural appearance. 
  7. Lastly, make up application tools are essential for creating flawless makeup. Plus using a professional makeup brush will also keep your hands off your face before they can leave behind a layer of dirt, oil and bacteria that can cause breakouts.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Dex New York's All New Mineral Retouch: Concealing Without Over Correcting

DEX New York's all new Mineral Retouch is a complete coverage system that naturalizes the appearance of discolorization. Delivers flawless complexion with a natural skin finish while concealing without over correcting, for an effortlessly natural look.

Mineral Retouch has a very lightweight, true skin-like feel, which is an unfamiliar characteristic for most full coverage cosmetic products. DEX Mineral Retouch was created to please consumers who demand a cream-like, mineral-based foundation that also holds true to the DEX principles of providing healthy, illuminating skin and extensive shade choices.

Our customers use Mineral Retouch for the following skin blemishes:
  • Acne Coverage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Bruise
  • Face Lift
  • Port-Wine stains
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Scar
  • Tattoo
  • Vitiligo

DEX Mineral Retouch is the first mineral-based, moisturizing skin cover that is waterproof, paraben-free and long lasting.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Foundation Mistakes to Avoid

Any woman who wears makeup has made these mistakes at least once: buying the wrong shade, not blending well, keeping makeup long after you're supposed to and putting on more than you should.

We at DEX New York have compiled a list of common mistakes and what you can do to fix them.

Applying foundation on your neck.

Normally, our necks isn't the place for makeup. Foundation placed on your neck will eventually get on your everyday work clothes and that's hard to clean. It also makes you stop to think, if you're feel that you have to put foundation on your neck because you're using the same color on your face, aren't you using the wrong shade? If your neck has a distinctly different color, then shouldn't you be looking for a shade that matches your neck? Another issue to consider is that for some, the neck could be a shade lighter or darker than the shade for your face.

The wrong shade.

When testing out a color, always check the results in natural light. Keep it neutral. A neutral-tone foundation will soften the redness rather than make it look worse. Always remember, the shade should enhance your skin tone, not exaggerate or mask it.

Too much foundation.

After watching youtube half a dozen times on how to put foundation (do contouring, camouflaging etc), it can be very tempting to overdo it. Why are you using foundation? Are you trying to conceal bad skin (have you tried changing your skin-care routine)? A foundation's job is to enhance beautiful skin, rather than cover its blemishes. If your skin is clear and glowing, it is best to apply less in order to look more natural. Better yet - try something light, like the Mineral Hydrator.

Blend, blend, blend!

With the right tools (a sponge or foundation brush) you can get smooth results in minutes. Pay extra attention to the hairline, jaw line, around your nostrils, the upper lip, and around the eyes (especially if you have wrinkles). It also helps to use a magnifying mirror to check for mistakes. Magnifying mirrors can be scary (Who wants to see their pores that big?), but they can be a huge help to make sure your foundation looks smooth and everything else about your makeup is perfectly blended.

Friday, June 6, 2014

What Are The Causes And Risk Factors Of Rosacea?

Until now, nobody knows the cause of rosacea. It however, common in people who flush easily.

There are commonly known factors that can trigger an inflammation. These are:
  1. Emotional factors (stress, fear, anxiety, embarrassment, etc.) may trigger blushing and aggravate rosacea
  2. Changes in weather (strong winds or a change in the humidity)
  3. Sun exposure and sun-damaged skin is generally associated with rosacea.
  4. Physical activity such as exercise, alcohol consumption, and spicy food are other well-known triggers that may aggravate rosacea.

Rosacea risk factors include fair skin, English, Irish or Scottish heredity, easy blushing, and having other family members with rosacea (called "positive family history"). Additional risk factors include female gender, menopause, and being 30-50 years of age.

Women with rosacea are faced not only with battling this skin condition but with the struggle to find the best makeup to cover redness. As a reminder, always read the makeup ingredients label. Opt for makeup that is fragrance free, non-comedogenic and should not contains alcohol and certain oils (menthol, peppermint, witch hazel, clove oil, eucalyptus oil), glycol acid and salicylic acid.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Is Rosacea Like Acne?

Although your skin can have both rosacea and acne, they are very different. You cannot outgrow acne. Rosacea consists of small red bumps compared to acne which can also have blackheads or whiteheads.

Unfortunately Rosacea occurs in both sexes and can happen at any age. It tends to be more frequent in women but more severe in men. It is very uncommon in children, and it is less frequent dark skin.

 An example of pustulonodular rosacea.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Can your makeup cover tattoos without staining my wedding dress?

A lot of the brides I've encountered now often want to have their tattoos covered. Fortunately there is a way for doing this without making it look fake even from up close.

DEX Mineral Retouch is the first mineral-based, moisturizing skin cover that is waterproof, paraben-free and long lasting. It can give you that seamless coverage without staining your wedding dress. Mineral Retouch promises a natural looking, flawless complexion with a healthy glow, perfect on your wedding day.

The All New DEX Mineral Retouch,
Available In 12 Shades
From Alabaster To Chocolate In Light To Dark Range

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

When can you cover your tattoo?

Keep in mind that you shouldn't attempt to cover a tattoo with makeup unless it's fully healed, otherwise you could ruin the ink or develop an infection. Tattoos can take as long as 45 days to heal completely.

The All New DEX Mineral Retouch is the first mineral-based, moisturizing skin cover that is waterproof, paraben-free and long lasting. Mineral Retouch promises a natural looking, flawless complexion with a healthy glow, giving every woman bulletproof beauty all day long.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

DEX and Shafer Plastic Surgery @ the Wedding Salon Bridal Show

Dex with Mark from HyrdraFacial and Shelia from SkinMedica before the show started. 

Hyrdafacial on left, Visia Skin Scan from SkinMedica, gift basket of SkinMedica customized skincare and Dex NY makeup touch-up station on right.

We had a line of women waiting for sample services and a chance to talk to Dex about their skincare prep for their big day.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Dex New York will be at the Wedding Salon Bridal Show, Today at 4-8pm

A 30-60-90 day countdown offering great, better, and best results for the bridal party and the bride on her big day.
From Botox, fillers, hydra facial treatments, IPL laser, chemical peels, flawless HD ready makeup applications, and the best skin care regime possible, Shafer Plastic Surgery + DEX New York provide the next generation of bridal beauty.

At the booth, people will be able to meet Dr. David Shafer, Dex Phillip, Master Aesthetician and Founder, Artist of DEX New York along with their teams.

SkinMedica will be providing complimentary VISIA Skin Scans to show skin conditions with recommended Skin Care Options. Shafer Plastic Surgery, DEX MedSpa and SkinMedica is also Raffling Off (3) Gift Baskets of products.

HydraFacial will offer sample introductory mini-treatments (facials)

Complimentary Makeup Applications and Consults will be provided by DEX New York's makeup artist with a special offer for a Bridal Makeup Trial at DEX New York Studios in NYC.

Clients will be able to book future appointments at the booth for consultation with Dr. Shafer, Dex Phillip and also for Bridal Makeup Trials at DEX New York Bridal Studios.

Wedding Salon Bridal Show
The Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street in NYC.
Limited tickets will be available for purchase at the door

Friday, April 25, 2014

Complimentary VISIA Complexion Analysis

In the analysis we measure your skin conditionor wrinkles, texture, pores, hydration, pigmentation, and acne. 

Find out how you can improve the health of  your skin. We offer 30, 60, 90 days, and on-going customized treatment plans paired with the best medical-grade at home skincare regimens for glowing results on your big day and thereafter.

Contact us 212.643.6600.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Surprise Video Presentation in the Works!

Working with @Glennlux and #Spain Via #skype on finishing touches to @askdrshafer and @dexnewyork MedSpa video presentation for @weddingsalon Monday Night Event @metropavillion #nyc #brides #beauty #weddings #selfies #events

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Spring time Promo

Get ANY #Skinmedica at home #Skincare Product, and RECEIVE Skinmedica's DAILY PHYSICAL DEFENSE® SUNSCREEN BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30+ for FREE

Daily Physical Defense is an Ultra sheer, broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection in a fragrance and oil-free formula. Appropriate for: All skin types - gentle enough for sensitive and post-procedure skin 

Call  212.888.7770 to make your purchase today or drop by at the office for a bit of TLC from Dr. Shafer + DEX, and the Staff.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Know anyone getting married?

Enter to win one of these great prizes created exclusively for our #giveaway. Enter here:

Check out the prizes like FREE wedding planning, engagement photos, wedding favors for your guests, custom cookies, and so much more! Read about all the prizes here:

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Friday, April 4, 2014


Series of 3: $450* (reg. $750)
Targets sun damage, fine lines, hyper-pigmentation, scars, and blemishes to reveal healthy new skin.  Good for all skin types.

Hydradermabrasion MD is a non-invasive, non-surgical method clinically proven to cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin all at the same time, while delivering immediate results with no discomfort and downtime.

Call 212.888.7770

to unveil your new beauty today!
*special offer ends 4/29/14

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

When #Beauty Calls, we listen!

As a friend and fan of DEX, Sonja Morgan is always fun to work with and we were up to the challenge to transform her from Upper East Side Socialite to a vampy burlesque siren. Upon her special request, we traveled out to East Hampton late last summer.

I glamorized Miss Morgan with a sultry smoky eye using a Tompkins Square soft brown #eyeshadow in the crease, Rockefeller gold shimmer on the lid, a hint of shady Wall Street onyx in the outer crease i.e v-contour, and a pair of feathered wing tip lush lashes to give her that sexy caburlesque appeal. For skin we kept it flawless contoured and illuminated with our Mineral Tinted Hydrator, so her true beauty is seen as relevant and timeless. And for her lips we rounded it off with our Park Avenue Princess Pink Lip Gloss; giving Miss Morgan more of a 1920's modern day feeling.

You too, can get the look @ DEX New York

What are you watching tonight?

Imagine if you will......a not so long ago time in a land not too-too far from the isle of Manhattan, a warm summer's afternoon in the middle of the woods on a sunny day somewhere in East Hampton as one man, a dream and his makeup team conquered the Hamptons most outrageous personality one lash at a time....

It's that TIME OF YEAR to reminisce about the fun times that were had making up the (fabulous)Ms. Sonja Morgan for her "Caburlesque" performance last summer in the Hamptons...looking like a glamourpuss courtesy of DEX New York at the patient (!!!) hands of Mr. Dex Phillip and his team of magical elves.
Airs tonight, Tuesday at 9pm EST.


Friday, March 21, 2014

SALE: Only for Today!

Get your DEX Lipstick for $12 ONLY FOR TODAY!

Use this code: FFLK14

Only until midnight!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What are you doing on Sunday, March 16?

Join Donna Karan New York, 819 Madison Ave, on Sunday, March 16 for a Shopping Soiree featuring their Spring '14 collection!

Friday, March 7, 2014


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Added BONUS: get 10% OFF  on all other DEX products purchased within the same order. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

How can I find a wedding makeup artist who won't overdo my wedding makeup?

The last thing you need is to look plastic or stuck with dramatic eye makeup that would be immortalized in your photos.

Here are some tips to making sure you get the right person to do the job.

1. Research.
  • Check them out on facebook. 
  • Click through your feed to see whose makeup you truly love then send out a message on who did it.
  • Ask around and use your own network - that is friends and family.

2. Try them out first.
  • A good makeup artist will let you try out their services. The makeup artist should be able to follow your directions, listen to you and be able to do the job well. 
  • Book early. Like the dress, the photographer, the invites and venue, your makeup is important too. Don't do this at the last minute.
  • Expect to buy the lip color from the makeup artist for touch ups —you shouldn’t need to reapply anything else.

 3. Know what you want.
A seasoned makeup artist can give you that flattering look - however if you speak up during the trial, you can give them an idea on how you want it. From the wedding's theme, color you don't like, the kind of dress you will wear, down to the shoes. Bring pictures or show him pins of the style you hope to get.

Your makeup is as important as your dress. It lives on in the memories and photos taken of that special event. Make it special.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Loving what I do

I LOVE making women look and feel beautiful; especially on their wedding day. It’s my passion, and what I do best.

Tell me how you want it done. Call 212.643.6600 to schedule your trial appointment today.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Just Beautiful. The New Makeup, No Makeup Look!

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