Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Just like anything else in this world, to get the best you need to educate yourself and research research research! For about 99% of us, we will not just wake up in the morning with flawless skin. I was never someone with perfect skin but I did become facinated with the idea of it so I went to work on the reading.
In a nutshell I have found 2 sources that will get you the best skin you have ever had, without spending or wasting money around trying stuff out.
First, go to http://www.skintypesolutions.com/home
You will be taking a skin care test. The doctor will tell you which out of the 16 different skin types you are. From there, she will tell you from least expensive to most expensive which are the best skin care products fo you.
Then, go to this website http://www.beautypedia.com/
It is literally an encyclopedia of every makeup and skin care out there. It will tell you how good something is, based on ingrediants, and price. From the list of products the Skin Type Solution lists for you, refer to this online source and see which one is rated as being the best. Just narrow it down!
Use both sites. I actually own the books but the same information is located online. I can guarantee you this will not fail, and you will learn a hell of alot in the process!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
This week was the Makeup Show in New York, followed by a ton of pro makeup artist classes offered by MAC as well as Makeup Forever. I did not atten the Makeup Show but I did participate in 2 Makeup Forever Classes. The one for "Makeup For The Red Carpet" was hosted by makeup artist Fabiola (http://thewallgroup.com/fabiola) and alot of great things were learned there.
When it comes to Red Carpet makeup, clients need to look beautiful in person as well as camera ready. Things need to be taken into consideration such as body makeup, covering tattoos, bruises, etc. You have to make your client glow, and almost look 3 dimentional. Ways to achieve this are by sculpting the face, contouring, hilighting etc.
One of the cool things I learned was using a waterproof black liner on the upper rim of the eye, and it adds an instant full looking lash base.
Generally with a bold red lip you want to keep the eye clean, and if the focus is on the eye, keep the lip tamed down. This is especially important for the red carpet.
To sum up essentials for a red carpet makeup look you will need:
Makeup Forever HD Foundation
Friday, May 13, 2011
Summer time is definitely creamy textured makeup time for me. I figure I am bound to be dewy looking anyway, so why not just go with the flow? I really require effortless makeup application in the summer since I know anything complex will not last any longer than simple. What I use are natural color cream eyeshadow's and creme blushes. On top of my tinted moisturizer I simply scrape out some creme eyeshadow with a spatula, (it prolongs the life and quality of the creme product) place the product on the back of my hand, and use my finger as the brush. It allows the product to be warmed up and melt on the lid effortlessly.
You should use the same technique for the creme blush. Again, cremes could eventually get kind of gross if you use your fingers each time, or double dip with brushes. A really inexpensive purchase I made recently was from Maybelline creme shadow trio. I really like the light one for the days when I want to look completely natural. A slight glow on the eyelid is quite flattering topped with mascara.