Monday, February 21, 2011

Crazy for makeup!

I AM OBSESSED WITH MAKEUP! Everything from Wet N Wild at your local drug store (usually under $5) to MAC and Sephora (higher price point $15 and above) I love it! Do not think that you can't do your own makeup or that you can't afford good makeup. Because you can do it! Everyone can.

You want to start with finding out your tones. Look at yourself in the mirror, preferably with your hair pulled back and a clean face. Every person has blue or yellow tone to their skin. Having a blue tone means you are a cool. Having a yellow tone means you are warm. The second step is to determine whether you are a: summer, winter, spring, or fall. The easiest way is to think about what colors look best on you in your wardrobe.

Autumn- rich colors with gold undertones. Celebrity example: Jessica Alba

Spring- bright and clear colors with warm undertones. Celebrity example: Heidi Klum

Summer- soft colors with cool undertones. Celebrity example: Jennifer Garner

Winter- deep colors with jewel tones. Celebrity example: Anne Hathaway

Start your process by determining your tones. If you aren't used to wearing any makeup, start with something simple. Brown mascara and a tinted lip gloss. If you are more comfortable with makeup, expand your selection. Make sure your foundations and powders are the right color for you. Match them with the color of the palm of your hand. Be careful not to over-do your application. You don't want it to be obvious. My least favorite makeup habit is the orange line around the chin! Most makeup artists swear by applying moisturizer before applying any makeup. Depending on your skin type, this could be as simple as Ponds skin cream. You should moisturize your face before applying your makeup and again at the end of day after you take it off. Be careful with what you are using. If you have sensitive skin, you might want to speak to a Dermatologist before using anything. If you are nervous, test the makeup on your arm and wait an hour. You should know within that amount of time if you are going to have a negative reaction.

I hope you are excited! This is just the first step! This week we will talk about all types of makeup application. :) Tune in tomorrow when we talk about tricks of the trade.

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