eye makeup

The purpose of eye makeup

The purpose of eye makeup (whether it’s simple black mascara or dramatic contouring shadow) is to make the eyes stand out. When it’s done right, eye makeup can give the appearance of brighter, more beautiful eyes. Here I cover the basics, like choosing flattering shades and lining the eyes, as well as advanced techniques, like creating a smoky eye and applying false lashes.   EYEBROW SHAPE & DEFINITION You have seen what a difference a great frame can make to a painting. It is the eyebrows that form a frame for your eyes. Beautifully groomed eyebrows make a huge difference....

applying lip color

Applying lip color

Applying lip color is one of the simplest of all makeup steps and is a great way to instantly change a look. Lip color applications range from simple, blotted-on stains to combinations of lip pencil, lipstick, and gloss. The right shade works with the skin tone and complements the natural color of the lips. You can choose from a wide range of product formulas, which include matte, sheer, shimmery, and creamy lipsticks and glosses.   COLOR & APPLICATION Finding the Perfect Shade To identify the best basic lip color, remove all makeup. The perfect neutral shade—pinky brown, nude, beige pink,...

choosing the right powder

Choosing the Right Powder

Choosing the Right Powder, a light dusting of powder sets concealer and foundation for hours, keeping the skin looking fresh. But, before we start, I advise you to read the article about How does the skin works. Choosing the Right Powder Color Like foundation, powder works only when it is the right shade. For most people, the right powder has a yellow undertone. While the color of the powder will vary to match the foundation, it is the yellow-toned base that will give warmth to the skin. White powder is right only for those with alabaster skin. Translucent powder is...

Special Skin Conditions

Special Skin Conditions

Special skin conditions. Some faces need more than the basic application of foundation to look fresh and flawless. Others do best with the thinnest layer of expertly blended foundation. In special cases, you will need a skillful hand and specific application techniques. The best makeup artists recognize skin conditions, treat them appropriately, and use the perfect combination of product and technique to make the skin look its best. These product suggestions and techniques for various special skin conditions are basic guidelines. The trick is knowing when the makeup is working and when it needs to be changed. Experimentation is usually...

The Beauty of Skin Diversity

The Beauty of Skin Diversity

The beauty of skin diversity is one of the most remarkable things about our world is just how diverse it is, and how it was designed to be this way for no other clear reason other than diversity itself. Through my work as a makeup artist I’ve had the good fortune to travel around the world and meet women of diverse backgrounds. Through these travels I’ve learned that women of all ethnicities—from Asian to Middle Eastern and Latina—want the same thing when it comes to their skin. They want their skin to look smooth, even, and flawless. Each ethnicity has...

Preparing The Face For Makeup

Preparing The Face For Makeup

Preparing the face for makeup it´s the crucial step you're missing in your makeup routine. The first step in your skin care routine should be cleansing to remove all the dirt, oil, and impurities from the surface of your skin. we had already talked in the previous post about benefits of cleansing and toning the face and that we advise you to read that post. The basics - under-eye concealer, foundation and powder - are the secret to a great look. If the basics aren´t right, the makeup won´t be either.  Begin with these steps before applying any makeup. Analyze...

Moisturizers and sun protection

Moisturizers and sun protection

Moisturizers and sun protection Moisturizers and sun protection, the most important skincare step is ensuring hydration. Skin’s tone and flexibility depends on the presence of water in the underlying tissues—water drawn from humidity in the air and moisture added to the skin’s surface. Oil is the skin’s natural protectant, preventing moisture from leaving the skin. Oil in the skin functions as a defensive barrier. It smoothes the texture and helps to maintain skin-cell health. When oil glands overproduce, the skin appears greasy, and when the glands underproduce, the skin becomes dehydrated and flaky. Adding moisture to the skin helps maintain...

Benefits of cleansing and toning the face

Benefits of cleansing and toning the face

Benefits of cleansing and toning the face, the purpose of cleansing is to remove bacteria, makeup, and the dirt, sweat, and oil that build up on the skin each day. At least once a day, the skin needs to be cleaned with a formula that does not strip the skin of all its natural oils. Makeup Remover Options EYE MAKEUP REMOVERS remove eye makeup quickly and easily without harsh tugging or wiping. Look for oil-free, water-based formulas gentle enough for all skin types. LONG-WEAR MAKEUP REMOVERS quickly and gently remove long-wearing and waterproof makeup. Look for products safe for contact...

how the skin works

How does the skin works

How does the skin works. Skin, few people have naturally perfect skin. With some knowledge, experience, good diet, and exercise, it is possible to greatly improve the appearance of the skin, we spoke  about that in last post, you can read here The condition of the skin changes from day to day and season to season. Hormonal fluctuations, stress, pregnancy, medication, travel, and seasonal changes are only a few of the factors that can cause skin to act up. If you learn to recognize the various skin conditions, you will be able to choose the right cleansing options and moisturizers....

skincare

Learning the basics of skincare

Beauty starts with smooth, healthy, glowing skin. Anyone can learn to become a skincare expert by understanding how lifestyle impacts the condition of the skin, Knowing how skin works, How to analyze skin conditions, How to identify skin types, How to properly care for skin, Knowing skincare ingredients and how they work in order to select and use the appropriate products. Lifestyle Beautiful skin begins with a healthy lifestyle. While heredity may determine how your skin looks, behaves, and ages, you can improve it by taking good care of yourself. Skincare basics include eating the right foods, drinking plenty of...