The Story of Michelle

“I have been using your products for more than 20 years as I am chemically allergic to cosmetics. I use your black eye pencil and mascara exclusively. These are the ONLY I do not react to. I can not wear any other makeup as I react severely to them. I beg you to not to remove these products ever from production. Thank you!”

    Michelle deJarld, California, USA
    (Address not disclosed on request)

I use a great testimonial as follow-up to my blog article of a while ago because of the scare tactics by “The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics” where our customers spontaneously write us that show that Paul Penders cosmetics are SAFE even for people with most sensitive skin.
What makes me upset is that our time-tested natural ingredients, according to The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, are linked to cancer and a host of diseases without any scientific evidence presented by them. How is this possible in a country like the US? We receive testimonials from satisfied people all the time, but this one is special. I wish to share especially this one with you too.
The Story of Michelle.
Dear Paul,
I would be honored if you use my letter as a testimonial.  My name is Michelle deJarld and I live in California. I have had allergies all my life to foods, chemicals, environmental factors and most anything and everything. Wearing make-up has been very difficult as I am allergic to so many products. Paul Penders is the only eyeliner and mascara that I have been able to find anywhere that I won’t react to.
I was born with hives, an allergic reaction to a medication my mother had taken before delivery.  I have a lot of food allergies also. It’s been an interesting and very challenging journey so far!!
I am an official court reporter by day and a rock drummer in a local band by night.

The band I play in is called “Moe and the Sparrows” and we do all original Christian rock songs. I enjoy classical music very much as well, and any guitarist that I have worked with a classical background is always a wonderful musician!
I also have played bass guitar in a cover band doing early 60s through 90s along with current rock music. Drumming and guitar are great outlets for stress and a lot of fun!!  The stress of my day job is tremendous so to have a great outlet like this really helps!
I am a Blink 182 fan, but I love all kinds of music and bands out there currently. And past, from the Blues, some Jazz, rap, and of course rock artists like the Rolling Stones to the Beatles to Led Zeppelin (whose drummer John Bonham was a great influence)  to Pearl Jam to No Doubt, to Lincoln Park to Kings of Leon, etc., the list is infinite.
I am a Cancer Moonchild
Very sensitive internally along with the external sensitivities! I’m also a natural very dark redhead; French and Irish, which again adds to the sensitivities! Anyhow, for over 20 years now your products help me to be able to wear makeup like the rest of the world and even more needed and useful for my performances!
Michelle deJarld

Product Spotlight: Paul Penders Mascara

Many people are familiar with Paul Penders skin care and body care products. But fewer realize that Paul Penders also manufactures a line of natural makeup that contain natural and organic herbs and organic color ingredients as well.

Unlike few other mascaras, Paul Penders mascara does not contain tar, alcohol or petroleum-based drying agents. Instead panthenol is used to thicken lashes. This ingredient also eliminates dryness and heaviness for the eye lashes.

“My eyes have become allergic to mascara since I’ve started wearing contact lenses,” says one mascara user. “My lashes feel very heavy and droop at the end of the day. Since I’ve been wearing Paul Penders mascara though, I haven’t had this problem. It makes my lashes feel very light and moisturized.”

Paul Penders natural mascara is exceptionally gentle.

“My eyes are very sensitive and mascara makes them red and itchy after 4 or 5 hours. Paul Penders Mascara didn’t have this effect – I felt comfortable all day long!” says another mascara wearer.

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Bat Those Lashes

Paul Penders - Window To the SoulA girl has got to look her best at all times, right? I’ve lost count of the hours I have spent looking in the mirror, wishing and hoping that my eyelashes would grow just a little longer and thicker, to achieve that ‘Bambi-eyed’ look. Unfortunately, my eyelashes never do grow and my mascaras and I have become somewhat inseparable for over the past 6 years.

The other method to make your eyelashes look fuller is to put on a pair of false lashes. Step into beauty and cosmetics stores and you will see a variety false eyelashes; Some look natural, some are dramatic with glitter and feathers attached. However, these falsies take a long time to be applied and dried, and you have to remain still and keep your eyes closed while the lashes are applied individually.

Today, there are so many brands and types of mascaras in the market to cater to different needs and to achieve different results in no time. Mascara is a cosmetic that is used to darken, lighten, colour, thicken, lengthen, or define eyelashes. If you learn how to apply mascara correctly, you will look naturally beautiful. Remember that makeup should enhance your natural beauty, not to diminish it.

How to apply mascara professionally?

1. For best results, always curl your eye lashes before applying mascara. You may also want to brush your lashes before mascara application. This helps to get rid of any lashes that are ready to fall out and to separate them before you apply mascara.

2. Apply mascara first to the base of the lashes and then stroke outwards towards the tip of the eyelashes in a zig-zag motion. This is to keep the lashes from clumping. Apply to both top and bottom lashes, or any one of the two if you like.

3. For a more dramatic look, apply mascara to the outside of lashes and then to the inside of lashes. Also apply more than one coat but make sure to let lashes dry in between applications.

Tips for better results

Paul Penders - Natural MascarasTip #1: Use a spoolie (a disposable mascara wand) to remove the excess mascara. Sweep a clean, fresh mascara wand through lashes when they’re wet. You can also recycle and reuse old mascara wands. When you finish a mascara, clean the wand with eye makeup remover, then wash with soap and dry.

Tip #2: Make your lashes pop by mixing mascaras. Apply one coat of lengthening mascara, followed by one coat of volumizing mascara.

Tip #3: Try Paul Penders natural, gentle, conditioning mascara contains no tar, alcohol or petroleum-based agents that can dry and irritate the skin. Panthenol is included to thicken lashes. This mascara is available in black and brown.

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