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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Skincare Solution

Hello Readers... As you know by now, I'm always doing research on makeup and beauty, so today let's go back to the basic skincare. Here's a few tips on how to properly care for your skin in 2009, from the right way to wash your face, to the best moisturizers and UV protection.

Before we start with the proper daily 4-step skincare routine, you'll need to know your skin type. How you care for your skin is utterly dependent on the type of skin you have: oily, normal/combination, dry, sensitive or sun- damaged.

The Basic 4-Step Skincare Regimen

Step 1: Cleansing Simple is key here. You need to find a good
cleanser that your skin responds well to, and stick with it. Here's the best way to wash your face: Use warm water to loosen dirt and clogged pores. Use a dime-sized bit of cleanser, then rinse with cool or lukewarm water. You'll also want to take off your makeup with a proper makeup remover. Never wash your face with hot or cold water (both can cause broken capillaries).

Step 2: Exfoliate... Exfoliation is the step most people skip in their weekly skincare routine. But trust me, if you start properly exfoliating your skin, you will notice an almost immediate difference. There are several ways to exfoliate skin:
Microdermabrasion, chemical peels and retinoids. Scrubs work by removing the top layer of dead skin cells that tend to dull your complexion. Exfoliating skin once a week with a microdermabrasion kit keeps skin glowing year-round. Make sure you use a gentle scrub with tiny grains. Big grains in cheap scrubs can tear skin and cause more harm than good.

Should you use a toner? Some people swear by toners, but many beauty experts do not.
Toners are meant to remove all remaining traces of oil, makeup and dirt.

Step 3: A basic law of beauty is that everyone, no matter her skin type, should moisturize. Even if your skin is oily, it will benefit from

Are eye creams necessary? Well maybe. Some beauty experts strongly recommend
eye creams. Why? The skin around the eye contains no fatty tissue and is therefore very thin and susceptible to wrinkles. Special eye creams are formulated to 'thicken' this area and keep it sturdy.

Step 4: Apply Sunscreen. The number 1 cause of wrinkles is sun damage, so it's important to use sunscreen from your early years on even in winter and on cloudy days. A great trick is to purchase two
moisturizers: one for night and one for day that includes UV protection.

Until Next Time...Have a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tyra's Beauty Secrets

Happy Holiday Readers! Stopping by to share Tyra's five minute beauty secrets. Feel free to leave a comment. Until next time...


Cheek Color


Have an Awesome Day!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Beauty vs Adults Acne

Hello Readers!

Pimples, zits, matter how you say it, acne is a total self-esteem buster. Sometimes even the smallest pimple can look like Mount Everest to you. And all you can think about is why, right? Many people thought zits were for teenagers! Acne affects a lot of people.

Here’s the results from a poll on products people have tried to combat ance:
· 14 percent choose Proactiv
· 11 percent said over-the-counter products
· 63 percent said a combination of all the choices, which also included antibiotics.
· Epson salt worked for one women.

· Rubbing alcohol, Acutane, and egg whites worked for another women.

Never dry your face with your hand or bath towel. Think about many times have you wiped your hands on it? It has oils that will transfer to your face. Instead use non-scented/non-dyed tissues and pat dry.

Pay attention to the products you use on your face and how your skin reacts to them. Use gel around your eyes, not cream. Creams are heavier and can cause those tiny white bumps in the under eye area.
Stop picking!

Remember that everyone's skin is different. What works for one woman may not work for another, but if we all know a bit more about the different products out there maybe we can help each other. Until next time...

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Punch Up Your Beauty This Holiday

Great Day! If You Luv Makeup & Beauty Readers...

What can a woman do to punch up her look without taking it all off and starting over for an afterwork holiday event?

Transitioning from work to evening is actually pretty easy if you prep yourself. Apply tinted moisturizer (or foundation), mascara and gloss or lipstick before work. After work, cover any blemishes by patting in a concealer (never rub).

Then follow these steps for either the smokey eye look or the deep red look:

For the Smokey Eye
1. Apply your eye makeup: Eyeliner on both top and bottom lashes (be sure to 'smudge it,' dark eyeliner will age you), a eye shadow primer, and a shimmery shadow on the lid. Don't apply any more mascara unless your earlier application has rubbed completely off, otherwise you risk getting clumpy lashes.
2. Dab a shimmery blush to cheeks.
3. Powder your face lightly.
4. Apply a light lipstick or gloss.

For Deep Red Lips
1. Cover unsightly veins on eyelids with a matte eyeshadow in a color that's as close as your skin tone as possible.
2. Apply a very light shimmery blush on cheeks.
3. Line lips and fill in with your favorite red color.
4. Powder face.

Until next time...Let's Make a Difference! Corinne

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Happy Holiday! Today we are going to save your beautiful face. Get EXCITED! You can’t create art without a clean canvas. It’s not enough to know how to apply makeup like a pro; you must also know how to remove it like one. And you absolutely must remove it before going to bed. (Late nights are no excuse.) You should already be accustomed to cleansing, toning, and moisturizing products, but don’t rely on your cleanser alone to take makeup off completely. Whether you wear very little makeup or go all out, your cleansing products should include a makeup remover. Start by finding a formula that suits your needs. Makeup must first be dissolved, so that it lifts off your skin easily. Leave the remover on your face while you brush your teeth or draw your bath. The skin around the eyes is extremely delicate, it’s so important here to use an eye makeup remover specifically for this area. Above all, remember to be gentle. If you tug and pull at your skin, you are asking for trouble later. Taking good care of your skin goes beyond any beauty benefits that makeup can deliver. Be good to your skin, and it will be good to you.

Until next time…Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Beauty Fixer

Hello Readers- I love sharing information about makeup and beauty. You won’t believe the feedback that's coming in. Here’s a few:

-I truly enjoyed reading your page. What a Blessing…

-Thank you for the wealth of information you have provided on this site...
-I hope all is well and I look forward to learn some make up tips ~ thanks for sharing, blessings…

Get Excited! Today’s topic is a must-have beauty fixer “Face Powder”. Powder provides staying power for your makeup-it won’t last the day without it. It helps absorb the skin’s natural oils to help control shine throughout the day. And it’s the finishing stop that helps your skin appear smooth and natural. You can even brush it on over a clean, moisturized face for a fresh, no-makeup look.

Most face powder is made from two bases: cornstarch and talcum. It basically comes in two forms, loose and pressed. Use a loose powder to set your makeup. It works best and lasts longest. Loose powders contain more oil absorbers than pressed, so it is the best choice for oily skin. Of course, it you travel, pressed powder is far more convenient to take along with you. Powder is an absolute must for oily skin. It absorbs extra oil from the skin and can be reapplied throughout the day. The finer a powder is milled, the higher the quality, so the less likely it is to cake on the skin. Finer-milled powders will feel more like velvet, whereas less-milled powders eel more gritty.

There are several ways to apply both types of powder:

  • A sponge works well for tight areas and is great for “spot” powdering.

  • A brush is the easiest and most commonly used tool. It is great for blending, but you must be careful not to over-blend and brush of what you apply. Or best results; apply a little bit of powder at a time with a brush, instead of applying it all at once, to ensure smooth, even coverage.

  • A powder puff offers the best coverage and is my favorite way to apply powder. Press a puff or sponge into the powder and then “roll” it onto the skin. Pushing it into the skin makes your foundation and powder appear as one with your skin and looks far more natural. To finish, lightly sweep the face with a brush using gentle downward strokes to remove any excess powder.

  • A fingertip works well for a light powder application. It’s a great way to powder underneath the eyes, especially for mature women. Just dip your finger in loose powder. Rub your finger in the palm of your hands to brush off the excess, then trace your finger over the area underneath the eyes set your concealer and minimize fine lines.

    Yellow-based shades look healthier and more natural. To get that perfect shades of concealer, try mixing it with a little or your foundation.

Until next time…Have a wonderful day!

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Friday, September 19, 2008


Great Day!

If You Love Makeup & Beauty Readers...

I'm so excited to tell you about the hottest eye color this season. Get excited it's Gold!

Sometimes the most spectacular makeup looks use only one shadow and a little imagination... Once the face is entirely made up, and above all, you've applied concealer around the eye, follow these steps:

Apply the Gold Shadow over the entire lid, blending lightly into the inner corners of the eye. If you want, increase the intensity by adding a second layer of eyeshadow. Leave the browbone clean; it isn't always necessary to use a lighter-colored eyeshadow in this area. Many times the concealer that you applied to the area can serve as a highlighter.

Next, use black eyeliner this is the part that you have to practice, but it's easy. Line your eyes at the roots of your lower eyelashes with a well-sharpened eye pencil. Follow the same procedure on your upper eyelashes, paying special attention to draw a straight line at the inner corner of your eye.

Beginning at your tear duct, draw a thin line, then thicken it at the center of the eye, and then taper it back down at the outer corners. Leave the inner rim of your eyelid without makeup to make your eyes look bigger.

Finally, apply two coats of mascara. Apply the first coat, wait until it dries, then apply the second coat.

Now all you need to do is practice :-) Until next time...Have a wonderful day!

For a Gold eye color try MK Amber Blaze

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Great Day! my wonderful readers. Summer is coming to a close in few weeks. Of course that's not good news. But, here's some food for the eyes lol... If you are susceptible to allergies that make your eyes water, you might not want to use a waterproof mascara because it's harder to remove and can damage delicate lashes. Women with sensitive eyes try to stay away from waterproof mascara because it is the most irritating of all formulas. I recommend MK Ultimate Mascara check it out TODAY!

Much luv, let's keep our makeup tight. Have an awesome day!

The Strong & Powerful

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Hello my wonderful readers! My goal is to blog at least twice a week, I've been very busy working on my new Virtual Makeover Portfolio which is going well. I'm so excited about this project, so don't forget to contact me to be featured. OK models, like I stated before knowledge is power so let's talk about makeup for Electronic Media.

Usually a makeup artist is employed for television and film work, but in cases in which you must do your own makeup, keep the following in mind.

Television image is less than life size. Also, the TV picture is quite grainy (not possessing a high number of lines of resolution). These two factors mean that the TV image does not capture great detail, and it is not as critical in what it registers as other media. Therefore, applying more makeup to emphasize the lips and eyes is necessary. Attractive skintones and texture are also important so use good foundation.

The types of lighting used in video and film productions are basically the same as those used in still photography. As in most photography situations, using a lipliner and eyeliner to define the lips and eyes is important, particularly when a flat lighting is present. Flat lighting is used in many video productions.

Understanding how certain makeups appear on videotape is important. Greasy makeups make the skin appear oily or sweaty. Certain bright-color or highly frosted makeups can "bloom" (appear distractingly bright or obvious) in video, so it is best to avoid them.

Lighting used in video and film productions can get quite hot, bringing oils and sweat to the surface of the skin, so frequent powder application or use a clay-based makeup to absorb oil or sweat is necessary.

Tune in next time for Makeup for Fashion Shows and Stage. Have a productive day!

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Thursday, August 21, 2008


Before considering a career as a makeup artist, you must do field research. Is there room in your geographical area for another makeup artist? What is the competition like? Are you willing to travel for, say, a wedding? How far? Is your car dependable? If you don't want to travel, is your city big enough for you to get the client base you need?

Also get the scoop on pay in your area. It will vary, even in one town, depending on your clientele. Working for a wedding planner, you will make more than working for a mall photography shop. Find out what the highest and lowest income opportunities are.

I started out as a MK Beauty Consultant that's where 90% of training came from. You can begin to build a makeover portfolio, read books by well known makeup artist like Sam Fine he's one of my favorites. Also, attend beauty shows and check out other Makeup Artist's website.

Here are just a few of the opportunities for Makeup Artists.
Runway Shows
Until next time...
Have a wonderful day!
The Strong & Powerful

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Great Day! Readers...I know you have been waiting for this "Model Makeup for Still Photography". As I said before knowledge is power, so let's started. Oh, by the way let me know if the information on my blog is helpful to you.

A model must know to apply makeup for five basic types of modeling situations:
1. Face-to-face meetings
2. Still photography
3. Electronic media
4. Fashion show or stage
5. Promotional modeling assignments

Here's the second makeup topic is Model Makeup for Still Photography.

We often see ourselves through our emotions and in movement. The camera is not emotional and captures only one instant in time with no regard to what motion preceded or followed that moment. Photography is a mechanical process and therefore it catches all the flaws. Makeup for photography must be very carefully applied. The slightest imperfection or poorly applied color is defined or exaggerated in a photograph. In addition, there camera lens tends to coarsen everything it sees, such as the skin and features. It also adds weight.

A model or makeup artist must be able to understand how makeup can be used to enhance the appearance of the skin and features in various photographic situations. Lighting controls makeup to a high degree. A good makeup application can be ruined or its effectiveness lessened by unattractive lighting. A good model knows how to adjust her makeup movements to make the light flatter himself or herself and the item being shown. The directions the light is coming from, the quality of the light (hard and direct or diffused and non directional), the color of light(warm or cool), and the amount of contrast between the highlights and the shadows are factors that must be taken into consideration when makeup is applied for photography.

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Tune in next time "Electronic Media"... Happy Reading!

The Strong & Powerful

Monday, August 11, 2008


For the next few weeks my blog will include information on Glamour tips/applications for women in the modeling field. My goal is to share my knowledge on makeup applications by help women to succeed in their modeling career. So let's get started...

A model must know to apply makeup for five basic types of modeling situations:

1. Face-to-face meetings
2. Still photography
3. Electronic media
4. Fashion show or stage
5. Promotional modeling assignments

The first makeup topic is Face-to-Face Meetings.

A model almost always does her own makeup when interviewing for modeling assignments. The model’s objectives in these situations should be to allow the client to see that she has all the necessary requisites for modeling (good complexion, bright eyes, etc.) as well as the ability to apply her own makeup. In most cases, it is best to strive for the natural look. Covering trouble spots with concealer; applying a light coat of foundation that lets the skin show through; enhancing the contours on the eyes, cheeks, and lips; and grooming the lashes and brows are all that are necessary. Using a touch of subtle pink, peach, or tawny glosses to color and condition the lips is also important. Extreme makeup colors that are the latest fashion often look too harsh for street wear. However, using touch of such colors as an accent can work well.

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Tune in next time "Still Photography Makeup"... Happy Reading!

Monday, August 4, 2008

The Blushing Bride

Want to be the cheek blushing bride? One of the most important things to think about, is making sure your color lasts. Here's an easy way to layer your cheek color and make it last from the ceremony to the reception, photo after photo:
  • After applying your foundation, apply a creme blush to the apples of your cheeks and cheekbones.

  • Dust your face with loose or pressed powder.

  • Apply a powder blush (similar in color to the creme blush) to the apples of your cheeks and cheekbones.

Using this application method will give you a bit more intense color, and everything will last throughout the evening. Don't forgot to bronze your cheeks: It will keep your skin looking warm and glowing throughout your entire wedding day. You will just have to bronze after you apply your blush with application technique, because you need to apply the creme after you foundation and before you powder.

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Friday, August 1, 2008

close-set eyes

TIP: To open up your eyes and create the illusion of larger eyes, you can apply white or beige eyeliner round the inside "wet tissue" of the eyes ( the inside rim).
1. Highlight shade: Apply to lid and browbone. Apply to the inside corner at the bottom lashline.

2. Midtone shade: Starting at the outer corner of the crease, bring the color in toward the inside corner to the brow but not all the way over to your nose.

3.Contour shade: Sweep it across the base of the upper lash line and up into the outer area of the crease. Sweep it underneath the lower lash line for definition, except for the inside corners. Apply you highlight shade to the inside corners of the eye to help your eyes appear father apart.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008


If you're planning a wedding in the middle of the day, do not wear foundation with a sheen or dewiness to it. If there is any sheen to the face, it will look too shiny and reflective in the photographs. Make sure your blush has a more matte finish, too. A crème blush is a great choice for this time of day. It will absorb into your skin and look more natural. Keep in mind that crème blush does not work well on oily skin--stick with a powder blush if you fall into this category. Due to the midday lighting, if your eye makeup is too dark, your eyes will look like too dark holes in your photographs. Use a highlight with shimmer (not frost ) to open up the eyes.

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Friday, July 4, 2008

wide-set eyes

If the spacing between your eyes is wider than the width of one eye, your eyes are considered wide-set. Your goal is to create the illusion that they are set closer together.

*In this case, you need to darken the inside hollows of your eye next to the bridge of your nose more than for any other eye shape. Deepening the color helps this area appear to recede and makes your eyes look closer together.

*Begin all dark-color application slightly in from the outer corners and blend your shadow in and up instead of outward, because an outward blending will "pull" the eyes wider apart, and your goal is to "pull" the eyes wider apart, and your goal is to "pull" them closer together.


1. Highlight shade: Apply to browbone & lid.

2. Midtone shade: Starting from the outer corner of the crease, bring the color towards the inside corner of your eye. Be sure to apply a few more layers to the inside corners to deepen the color and help visually push the eyes closer together.

3. Contour shade: Starting slightly in from the outer corner, brush it across the upper lash line and up into the crease of your eye. Also sweep it underneath the lower lash line, being careful not to extend the color beyond the outer edge of the eye.

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Friday, June 27, 2008

hooded eyes

Hooded eyes are sometimes called "bedroom eyes" because the lids tend to look partly closed. Applied correctly, eye color can help hooded eyes appear more open by minimizing the eyelid. Your goal is to make the fleshy lid area "push away" or recede, and help your eyes become more prominent than the eyelids.

*Never use a dark eyeshadow over the entire lid, because it makes it appear heavier and will close in your eyes.

*Don't be tempted to highlight the browbone too much because doing so can accentuate the hooded appearance.

The eyebrow shape is very important, because attention can be diverted from the hooded eyelid with a beautifully shaped eyebrow.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

TIPS: eyeshadow

For a more intense color, try using both powder and crème shadows together. Remember that powder on top of crème will hinder blending, but you still always begin with the crème. It contradicts the rule of crème-on-crème, powder-on-powder but it works.

You can also use your powder shadow as a eyeliner. Simply apply it wet or dry using a brush.

Some powder shadows are harder-pressed and more powdery, while others have a slightly creamy texture.

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WEDDING: makeup must-haves

After you've decided on your look and favorite shades to wear, you'll want to pack your makeup bag with the beauty essentials.

Here's everything you need to help you create a beautiful look and keep you looking radiant throughout your wedding day:

*loose powder
*pressed powder
*brow color
*eyelash curler
*eye shadows
*false eyelashes (optional)
*lip pencil (2)
*lipstick (2)
*lip gloss (2)
*makeup brushes
*blotting papers
*powder puff

Saturday, April 12, 2008

How To Correct Facial Masking


If your skin has a natural “mask” to it, that is, it has a tendency to be darker around the outer edges of the faces and lighter on the interior of the face, you have a condition called facial masking, which sometimes occurs in women with bronze and ebony skin tones. With a littler practice, it’s easy to correct facial masking by using the following simple application techniques:

1. First, it’s essential to conduct a stripe test across the cheek and the jaw to determine the two foundation shades you will need to create a more even look. It takes two foundation shades to correct your facial masking: one to brighten the darker areas and one to deepen the lighter areas. The goal of your stripe test is to find the two shades that, when applied to the opposite areas of your skin, meet in between and give you a more even skin tone.

2. Apply the lightest shade to the darker areas and blend well.

3. Apply the darkest shade to the lighter areas and blend well.

4. Finish with the using two loose powders one to match your natural color and one to highlight the “oval” on your face, including your forehead, under the eyes, on top of the cheekbones, and the tip of your chin.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

bye, bye dry


Moisturizing is an important step that helps your foundation goes on smoothly and evenly. Make sure to begin with a freshly washed face, then apply your moisturizer. It’s best applied to a damp face because it goes on more evenly. Moisturizer evens the skin’s porosity and is most effective when it’s left to absorb for a few minutes before you apply your makeup. You can use a light moisturizer or a heavy one; just make sure you choose the right one for your particular skin type.

*Moisturizers for normal skin are usually light to help even out any dry areas.
*Moisturizers for dry skin are usually higher in emollients and are richer.
*Moisturizers for sensitive skin are fragrance and irritant-free
*Moisturizers for oily skin are extremely light and won’t clog pores. Many have oil-absorbing properties in them that actually help control the oil. Oily skin needs moisturizer, because it can often be over-dried by cleansers. The body is so smart; it actually produces more oil to compensate for the over-dryness, which only makes the complexion appear greasier. A light moisturizer keeps oily skin from producing more oil and can help even out its porosity.

Moisturizing your lips before applying lip color will help it go on more smoothly.

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