When Makeup Becomes So Much More Than…..Well, Makeup

How do you feel today? Part of your answer could describe your state of mental health. Mental Health. No…not the big stuff. Let’s leave that to the true professionals.

You practice-we all practice our own version of mental health every day. It’s called coping. It’s how we get through the day. How we feel some sense of confidence and accomplishment. We read and do things to keep up the psyche. That all happens INTERNALLY. So what about EXTERNALLY? Just last week, we learned that Simone Biles says keeping a ‘Worry Journal’ helps her.

Simone Biles shares that she keeps a ‘Worry journal” as recommended by her therapist. Says she feel better in about an hour a day from it.

Externally. This influence on our mental health has a lot to do with how we feel about the way we look. I know this is true. Check this study — The British Academy of Dermatology says 29% of the population feels they won’t find love because of the way the look. Many studies prove the impacts skin issues has on people!

MISSION: Good Skin is the research project by Mettalusso that is creating all new topical formulas for everyday skin issues.

Lost productivity every year stems from lost work and opportunities passed because someone felt too bad about the way they look. Study from the American Academy of Dermatology.

Something happened to me, that totally reinforces this discussion. It’s anecdotal. Its personal, but it is also so very real. It shows just how true this is on a one-to-one and very-human-level. 

One of my very talented makeup artist influencers shared a photo of a before and after makeup look of one of her clients. She sent it via Instagram on a DM. Not unusual. I start working very early, but even at 6am this morning, this photo jumped out at me.

What happened this morning shows just how true this all is on a very-human-level. 

One of my very talented makeup artist influencers shared a photo of a before and after makeup look of one of her clients. @muajazmine — She sent it via Instagram on a DM. Not unusual. I start working very early, but even at 6am this morning, this photo jumped out at me.

@chronicallyhealing561 Ashley shares her feel-good pose and attitude.

Then, the backstory flowed in. Ashley had just lost her Dad. She also just had a baby. Huge life events and things had been a bit overwhelming lately. My influencers receive my makeup and skincare product gratis of course. This is what she shared from the make-over: 

@muajazmine Makeup Artist + Influencer + Entrepreneur. Jazmine Flores

She recently lost her father and had a baby. She has had a rough time lately and yesterday not one tear or drop of sadness due to having a full makeover. Your products allowed me to do that for her for free…I was able to gift her that day of joy.” @muajazmine

Makeup + the People behind it. A moment when makeup is definitely much more than makeup.

The Worry Journal + the Simone Biles Solution

Feeling Overwhelmed? Anxiety? You are not alone.

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Metta means Love. + Lusso means Luxury.

Hello LOVERS!

Your latest Love + Luxury Letter is here.

But, first an interesting share on dealing with anxiety from Simone Biles.

Simone Biles Therapist guided her to use a Worry Journal

Anxiety can come from anywhere. Even top-top athletes that are super experienced on the global stage experience it. Simone Biles shares her method for dealing with it.

A Worry Journal. Have you ever tried Simone’s Anxiety Hack? I have- a long time ago. It did work for me. Was very insightful. Still utilize the journey and the discoveries and the realizations that came from it so long ago.

Now for Mettie + Lunah’s Forever Journey.

We are shopping now. And it’s time to think about shopping for others. Mettie + Lunah were enjoying their country ride, that is until Lunah mentioned shopping. Then anxiety kicked in. Everything seems so expensive right now.

Mettie and Lunah Realize Anxiety From Shopping and High Prices This Year See More episodes and vegan product at Mettalusso

Hate Taking Your Makeup Off At Night?

Yeah, me too. It was such a chore. I dreaded it. Really. And, it felt like I had to use so many different products to get the job done. They say the best products come out of necessity and an entrepreneur trying to solve their own problem. That’s what MISTEEE means to me.

It takes off literally all makeup eyes – face – and even long wear. So you truly only need 1!

MISTEEE makes the nighttime routine so much easier. The spray activation is super cool. Use it as a liquid or gently rub and it activates the micro-foam feature.

MISTEEE Vegan Oil Free All In One Makeup Cleanser! @mettalusso

I also was so tired of red, oily droopy eyes at night and waking up to the crusty version in the morning. MISTEEE is oil free. It’s super gentle and it also has a skin care complex built right in.

You will love this product. Available at Mettalusso. I always have free shipping. Use code ‘love’ for $5 off.

Britney + Paris + Taylor Persevere + Inspire

And it all happened at once this week. Britney was freed after 13 years. Paris wrapped up her prenup and engagement in about 1 year and got married. Then, Taylor won her legal battle from the last 9 years.

Interesting how these 3 Women With Such Powerhouse Profiles Finally Persevered. Each in their own way. Each with different stories.

There is an INSPIRING lesson here. Are you trying to get something you want and deserve?

Stick with it! Patience. Perseverance.

WOW It All Happened At Once. Each of these women stuck it out in their personal and professional lives.

Skincare versus Skin Treatment – Is There A Difference?

Yes. There is a difference between these two. It’s way more than just semantics.

A difference between skin CARE and skin TREATMENT???

Oh Yes! When I create my product- it’s my entire strategy + philosophy

The difference between my skin TREATMENT and skin CARE when developing product, I share that the philosophies and strategies is massive at Mettalusso.

🧬🩺Treatment should be designed to make a change for the good in your skin. You use it totally on it’s own merit and performance. You benefit from the effect going forward.

-VERSUS-

💋Care. I create SKINCARE so that it will power up your makeup- while receiving maximum anti-aging benefits. I always test my skincare formulas – as they work with makeup. If the formula does not create enhanced color cosmetic performance, then it’s no good to me.

👎Too much skincare worn under makeup actually degrades your color cosmetic performance.Seen it over and over again in my career.

This is why my 2 Primers @mettalusso create makeup bonding sensations and are loaded with skincare ingredients.

Vegan is Glam is Mettalusso. Come See How It’s Done.

Mettalusso Believes Skin Health Supports Mental Health.

We create Love with our pet + skincare + beauty products.

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Mettie + Lunah + Aaron Rodgers Try To Make Some Sense Of It All

Mettie + Lunah Ask What Aaron Rodgers Thinks About The Vaxx? 1 – or – 2 – or – 3? Boost or not to Boost? Now for kids. Now a pill. There is a lot of information coming at us. No wonder Mettie has her own interpretation! Luckily, Lunah is there, as always, by her side as a good friend and cousin.

👉We all are aware of the Aaron Rodgers breaking news. As a person of great influence, this has gotten a lot of people’s attention. In conversation, Rodger’s reasoning seems to be equally, if not more important than him catching it. This is the big conversation driver.

💡Is Aaron Rodgers simply voicing what many are thinking? He wishes the witch hunt on each other could end. Has it become a witch hunt? Can we get along with each others’ beliefs – and feel safe together? Interesting questions. Asked at the right time.

UPDATE- appears that the team has bee a little behind in managing the NFL protocols for their players. Fines – modest by pro athlete standards – have been applied.

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When Influencers Surprise – Hey The Gurus Were Right!

Welcome to The Christine Report. Where, together, we have Moments in Fashion, Beauty, Media, Pop Culture and Pets too! Yes, Pets too- we love pets and I know you do too. Humbled and Loving It. Grateful. Relationships with Influencers mean everything to me. When I first launched Mettalusso, I read a lot of guru advice on creating relationships with Influencers – repeatedly they instructed to go above and beyond as much as possible and establish more than just the paying / professional relationship. “Try to make your brand standout as a personal fave“, they all said. Hey, Influencers are human too! The give and take is like any working relationship. Great advice. It’s paying off – the gurus were right! So when a lovely Influencer creates such a nice share – and so completely unexpected, believe me, I am very grateful and honestly, touched by it, too.
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Mettie + Lunah Ask What Aaron Rodgers Thinks About The Vaxx?

1 – or – 2 – or – 3? Boost or not to Boost? Now for kids. Now a pill. There is a lot of information comping at us. No wonder Mettie has her own interpretation! Luckily, Lunah is there, as always, by her side as a good friend and cousin.

MOMENTS: Mettie + Lunah’s Forever Journey.
Lunah Helps Mettie Understand What Is Meant By Getting A Second Shot.
The Football Game Is On.

The breaking news on Aaron Rodgers, quarterback of the Green Bay Packers football team, has fanned the flames of confusion a bit. He was just diagnosed with Covid. Many had assumed he had been vaxxed. He has not. Rodgers says kids are “the next great chapter of my life”. Whoa. Does this mean he is that-level concerned about any unknown side effects from the vaccine?

In yesterday’s interview with sports commentator Pat MacAfee, Rodgers says,

“To my knowledge there’s been zero long-term studies around sterility or fertility issues around the vaccine,” …”So, that was definitely something that I was worried about.”

“The situation that I’m in should be a conversation not a controversy.. if this was the flu I’d be playing on Sunday” ~@AaronRodgers12#PatMcAfeeShowLIVE

He went on to say that the witch hunt of those unvaccinated should cease.

Aaron Rodgers Shares His POV with Pat McAfee

As a person of great influence, this has gotten a lot of people’s attention. In conversation, Rodger’s reasoning seems to be equally, if not more important than him catching it. This is the big conversation driver.

Is Aaron Rodgers simply voicing what many are thinking – vaxxed or unvaxxed? Has it become a witch hunt? Can we get along with each others’ beliefs – and feel safe together? Interesting questions. Asked at the right time.

Legal Battles Claim Another Celebrity Makeup Brand- Tati Westbrook Ceases Product Sales

In a recent PR event, I was asked what was the most difficult thing about working with celebrities. My answer: “They are human beings.” With humanity comes all of the day to day complications. Sure, all brands have operational issues, but trust me, when the brand and the person are one and the same, there is a whole new dimension to managing it.

Tati Westbrook shares all she legally is allowed to in her YouTube post.

Today’s news that Tati Beauty is forced to close due to a big legal wrangle created a flood of memories and reflection. If you haven’t heard, her partner through Halo Beauty is suing her for multiple reasons. Makes me recall the times I was involved in broken deals. Since I was always the talent behind the scenes, the repercussions were not that steep as for others- but it does take a toll on the career and psyche.

This experience has had great influence on how and why formed my brand @mettalusso To be a forever brand and entity, based on love and not a single person. I so admire all on the front line- that totally put there lives out there everyday – and see all the effort they put out. I also see and also know all the risk.

I created Mettalusso based on Love, Beauty and Pets for all and not on me. This was intentional! http://www.mettalusso.com

This quick video shares so many memories as the manager of the Kardashian’s 1st skincare brand, and creating the Kat von D makeup brand for Sephora, marketing the Denise Richards haircare collection and I created content with the producers and dermatologist on Discovery TV for the reality show 10 Years Younger.

My celebrity brand and product development experience influenced so many of my business decisions of today.

Have been here. Truly feel for @glamlifeguru aka Tati Westbrook. With almost 9 million YouTube subscribers, it’s why this news made headlines today.

My vast career with celebrity branding within fashion, beauty, makeup, skincare, entertainment and marketing and on and on… these things happen. The mix of real people, with money + fame is one of the most celebrated and pressured of business models.

Tati and her family will be ok. The Journey might really hurt along the way. Wishing her and colleagues and associates all the best. She states she will continue to post her regular beauty reviews and makeup applications, which is great news for her devoted audience.

Chanel Predicts Happiness

Chanel predicts happiness.

⏳Fashion is a predictor of the future. Chanel says happiness is around the corner!
😍The recent @chanel SS22 RTW show made me, so well….happy. The joy was as much a star of the show as the clothes and models.

They enjoyed each other and the paparazzi.

Walking past each other as if on the street and recognizing an old friend- while wearing @chanelofficial
🌎A world I would love to live in for sure!

Chanel SS22 RTW Show


#chanel Created by Founder @thechristinereport + @mettalusso : #celebrity branding #makeup + #skincare – managed #kardashian skincare collection, created #katvond makeup collection and ’10 Years Younger’ #realityshow #makeover @discovery TV, marketer of Denise Richards #haircare brand.
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