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Thursday, July 29, 2010

5 Best Makeup Look for the Summer

Kerry Washington

Looks best on: Medium or dark skin
Why we like it: Summer is a great time to experiment with color, and choosing a shade like purple, makes color wearable for those of us who are over 20.

Quick tip: To keep a bright shadow color in place, prime your lids by dusting them with a loose transparent powder before applying a purple shadow.

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Looks best on: Medium skin
Why we like it: Nothing says summer more than a bronzed all-over glow, shimmering eyes, and glossy lips.

Quick tip: To create Chriqui's highlighted glow, finish your bronzed makeup by blending a pearly cream like on the tops of your cheekbones, directly under your brow bones, and along bridge of your nose.

Queen Latifah

Looks best on: Dark skin
Why we like it: Silvery hues are a huge trend this summer and look epic (and not disco ball-like at all) when worn on dark, glowing skin. Silver shades are definitely worth a try.

Quick tip: To make a silver eyeshadow stand out, and to stay on trend, dab a bit of the shimmery hue on the lower inner-corners of your eyes. This will make your eyes look bigger as well -- bonus!

Heidi Klum

Looks best on: Medium skin
Why we like it:A slightly pink glow and eyelashes for miles will let your natural beauty shine through.

Quick tip: Klum's flawless complexion is what really makes this natural makeup look so beautiful. To get her even skin tone, start by exfoliating weekly to slough off dull-looking skin. Then use a tinted moisturizer over your entire face to even out your tone and protect your skin. Hide remaining visible under eye circles or blemishes with concealer. Finally, set your face with powder. If you get shiny throughout the day, keep oil-absorbing sheets handy and touch up as needed.

Camilla Belle

Looks best on: Medium, tan skin
Why we like it: This bright coral pink lipstick hue is fun and sexy -- everything summer should be.

Quick tip: Bronzed skin looks best in varieties of pinky-coral shades like Belle's, so if you have her complexion try a lip color. But if you have light or pale skin, the most flattering shade of coral for you will be a touch more  orangey-red lip color.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Skin Type vs Foundation Type

Great Day! Everyone has a certain skin type with its very own characteristics. Once you know yours, it makes it easier for you to know which foundations are right for your skin type. See how simple it is to find your perfect match?

DRY SKIN TYPE-usually mature skin; lacks emollients; less elastic; rarely breaks out; feels tight after cleansing; usally small pores.
*Needs-moisturizing foundations; formula containing emollients and antioxidants.

NORMAL SKIN TYPE -few to no breakouts; neither too oily nor too dry; medium pores; smooth and even texture; healthy color.
*Needs- pH-balanced products.

OILY SKIN TYPE-prone to blackheads; large pores; gets shiny fast; breaks out often; wrinkles less; usually highly elastic.
*Needs- oil-free products; non-comedogenic; products enriched with oil absorbers.

SENSITIVE SKIN TYPE-burns very easily; blotchy and dry patches; more susceptible to rosacea; sensitive to many products; flushes easily; thin, delicate.
* Needs-hypoallergenic; fragrance-free moisturizing formulas; formulas without chemical sunscreens.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Find the Perfect Makeup Artist for Your Wedding Day

Tis' the season to get married, and many brides are gearing up for their perfect day. You have the dress, the caterer, the flowers and the perfect man, but do you have your BBF (bride's best friend)? Yes, finding the makeup artist is always a difficult task because you want to look absolutely perfect on your special day. Rightly so! Finding the right makeup artist is trial and error, and it may take some time to find someone who gets your vision. But the effort is so worth it. Don't risk it by waiting until the last minute either. I'm sure you have a friend who can "do makeup," but bridal makeup is very different from everyday makeup and should be done to your liking. You should just be able to sit back, relax and enjoy your moment.

Here are some tips on finding your BBF:

1. Go through some magazines and collect at least three looks you may want to try for your wedding. Make sure it's a classic look that you will admire when you look back in 30 years -- nothing trendy and nothing over the top. You want to look like you but better.

2. Take a picture of your dress and your bridesmaids' dresses so you have a canvas to work from. Your dress may have a colored sash or beading that's important for the makeup artist to see.

3. At the trial, be vocal and tell the makeup artist what you like and don't like. She is there to make you feel like the stunning bride you will be. Make sure she tells you what products she's using. Should you decide to book her, make sure it's at least two hours before your big "I do" moment. You don't want to feel rushed and must allow time for other important things like getting into your dress!

This is your big day and you want to look your best. Take your time and find someone who wants the same for you! Feel free to visit my online makeup portfolio to check out my bridal work!

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

When to Toss Your Beauty Products

Hello “If You Love Makeup & Beauty” readers. Here are a few makeup tips on when to toss out your makeup.

MASCARA: Replace every two to three months of if its gets dry. Makeup Tip: Don’t pump mascara. That forces air in, drying it out faster.
LIP COLOR: Lip products in a tube last up to a year because they’re not exposed to the germs on our hands, “says NYC dermatologist David Colbert, Potted gloss will last as long as nine months.

LIQUID MAKEUP: Eye primers, liquid foundations and glosses are for six to nine months.

DRY MAKEUP: Throw away eye shadows, pressed powers, blush and pencils after a year.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

How to Keep Eye Makeup Fresh During the Summer

Great Day! Thanks for stopping by. As the warm weather begin to roll in here’s a few more tips to keep your summer look fresh. Switch to products that can handle the heat. Look for long-wearing or waterproof mascara, choose eye pencils over liquid liners, and switch to shadows that harden to a cream once applied.

Go light. Line the upper lash line, or settle for a sweep of a light shadow. Shadow from lash line to brow is more likely to cake or crease in the heat, and darker colors will be more apparent if they bleed

Skip eyeliner and mascara on the lower lashes. It's likely to streak in the sweaty under-eye area.

Set eye makeup with a light dusting of loose powder. This will help absorb any moisture that may cause eye makeup to melt.

Use a non-powdered blotting paper to remove any under-eye perspiration when you do notice streaking. Wipe away any eye makeup with a clean cotton swab.

Summer Beauty Pick
Flori Roberts Oil Blotting Translucent Powder - Oil inhibiting formula that minimizes shine and creates a natural, matte finish. Convenient for touch ups…

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