Foundation & Blush

To Keep Makeup Looking Fresh Take A Powder

To Keep Makeup Looking Fresh Take A Powder

Beauty expert and renowned makeup artist, who has worked with the world’s top models, answers your questions and offers tips, tricks and tools to help you look your best. Q: My makeup always looks great right after I’ve applied it but after a few hours it fades. How do you make your makeup last throughout the day? A: The answer may surprise you…whether the product says “long-wearing” or not, you can keep your makeup looking fresh from dusk ’til dawn by using proper application techniques. The greatest trick I have learned over the years: Loose powder is your complexion’s best friend! • Concealer-Gently dot concealer and blend using your finger or concealer brush around the under-eye area. Seal coverage by lightly sweeping the area with a small powder brush dusted with sheer, loose powder. • Cream Blush-I am a firm believer that less is more…especially with cream products. Because of its consistency, it is the nature of cream blush to move on the face. One way to prevent this from happening is to apply a dusting of sheer loose powder over the cheeks after you have applied the blush to keep it where it belongs-on your cheeks. • Eyeliner-Eyeliner smudges by nature, but tends to look sexier when slightly imperfect. Rather than using black, which can look harsh, I often recommend trying navy blue. • Lipstick/Lip Gloss-There are products on the market made specifically to prevent feathering, and a secret trick of mine that I always use if I don’t have my Lip Glossing/No Feather Pencil on me is to dab foundation on your fingertip and smooth it over your lip line. This smooths out any lines around the mouth and provides an even surface for lip color to adhere…and stick to. Q: How do I know what makeup...

Choosing & Applying The Perfect Makeup Foundation

Choosing & Applying The Perfect Makeup Foundation

Beautiful makeup requires the perfect make-up foundation. Foundation creates a blank canvas on the face to which colors is added: eye shadow, blush & lipstick. It is also the setting agent. It is also the setting agent for these products acting as a barrier between the colour & the skin’s own natural oils, which would otherwise dissolve the make-up. But because it covers the largest area of the face, foundation needs to blend seamlessly with the skin. Makeup Foundations for differing Skin Types Before buying new foundation there are two areas of concern that need to be addressed. Firstly, the foundation must complement your skin type. Oily Skin; For oily skin that is prone to shine, an oil-free formulation will hinder the production of excess oil, and most contain extra powder particles to dry any oil produced. Normal Skin; Normal skin can take pretty much any formulation, but a liquid will give ample coverage without looking caked or heavy. Dry skin needs make-up foundation with extra moisturizers to keep it supple, and to prevent the skin from drinking in the makeup. A cream make-up formulation will last longer and also hydrate. Foundation Colors The best time to pick a color is when your skin is at its most natural shade. So, after your holidays or morning after self tanning applications are not the best time. The best place to try make-up is on the jaw line. Basically, foundation color falls into two categories; •Foundation bases with yellow tones •Foundation bases with pick tones The most common yellow-toned skin types are Asian, sallow and black skin, whereas fair skin has generally has pink tones. It is important to choose a foundation that matches your skin’s base, otherwise the make-up will not blend well, no matter how you apply it. Applying...

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