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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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