There is little point in spending time, money, and effort on building a coordinated wardrobe in your most flattering colors if a person neglect’s completing the “picture”. Simply, apply make-up in shades that harmonize with your natural coloring and coordinate with your wardrobe will make all the difference between looking healthy, attractive, and professional or looking neglectful and lacking self-confidence. www.esteelauder.com
If you’ve always felt make-up looks too obvious, you’ve probably been wearing shades that conflict, rather than harmonize, with your natural coloring. Perhaps you’ve also felt that it takes too much time to apply the make-up to your face. This could be simply because you aren’t sure which products to choose from or how to apply them in less than 10 minutes for your most flattering look. Finally, you may not have liked the ‘feel’ of some foundations on your skin or the ultracreaminess of some of the lipsticks. Rest assured that today’s technology creates products in formulas so lightweight, you’ll never even know you have them on! www.marykaycosmetics.com
A PERFECT CANVAS
Make-up shouldn’t hide your skin; It should enhance your natural beauty. It follows, therefore, that the ‘canvas’ you’re going to enhance–your skin–should be the healthiest it can be. Years ago woman used heavy creams and ointments because that was all they had. With advances during the last few years in preventative and restorative skin care, we can keep our skin smooth, healthy, and younger-looking.
After determining your skin type(dry, prone, flaky, oily, shiny, prone to breakouts or just normal) you should choose skin care products designed for that type of skin. Your daily skin-care regimen should include cleansing, toning, (using a freshener or astringent), and protecting (using a moisturizer with a sunblock of at least 8 SPF). Once or twice a week you should use an exfoliant mask or scrub to remove dead skin cells that dull the skin. You may also consider using an alph hydroxy acid (AHA) complex, which contains natural acids that dissolve the rough layer of dead cells from your epidermis, resulting in softer, smoother, clearer skin. AHA’s help reduce surface lines and age spots, help reduce breakouts in oiler skin, and regulates the moisture/oil balance in all skin. www.avon.com
Three minutes twice a day is all it takes (with an extra 3 minutes once or twice a week to exfoliate)to have a smooth, radiant ‘canvas’ on which to apply your facial palette’s most flattering make-up shades.
YOUR THE ARTIST SO MAKE IT SIMPLE
A person does not need to be a make-up artist to look great. They should already know the right colors to use, so now you’ll learn the simple steps to selecting the right products and tips on how to quickly and artfully apply them for your most flattering look. Application techniques can be quite easy and fun. There are many different ways to apply eye pencil, and eye shadows and these techniques are contingent upon the eye shape of the individual. So girls, you’ve been given the basics here in this article and stay tuned for assembling the proper tools and concealer next week.