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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

BEAUTY SAVER


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…

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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.

    Tips:
    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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