Monday, 31 October 2011


What you will need
  • Primer;
  • Eye cream, moisturiser or serum;
  • Loose powder;
  • Flat, eye shadow brush;
  • Medium-sized smudging, blending or sponge brush;
  • Sponge brush;
  • Highlighter eye shadow;
  • Kohl pencil;
  • Large fluffy make-up brush;
  • Mascara;
  • A tonal eye shadow compact (in your choice of colours - see Step 2 and 3 for more);
  • A base shade and complementary darker shade - cream or powder eye shadow..

Prime your lids

Before you start making up your eyes, it's a good idea to moisturise the skin around them, in order to plump up any fine lines. Once the cream or serum has penetrated your skin, it's time to prime the eyelids. The eyelids tend to collect oil, which can cause unsightly creases in the pigment, so it's a good idea to use primer to even out the skin before applying shadow . Alternatively, simply dust a light veil of loose powder over the eyelids, before you apply the eye shadow, to set the make-up. Some women like to apply a dab of foundation to the lids in place of a primer. This can also work, but avoid using concealer as this will be too heavy, look gunky and crease the pigments in the shadow.
Prime your lids

Get your base right

Unlike lipstick or blush, eye shadow isn't about turning up the volume on the underlying tones in your skin; it's about shaping you eyes, which is why it requires some mastery to make it work. You can't reshape but you can enhance them! Most make-up artists apply a medium tone, such as bronze, eggshell, light brown or autumn as a base. Alternatively, add a splash of colour with a medium-blue or green tone. This base shade can be worn on its own, subtly swept over the eye from the lid to the brow bone. However if you're going for a more dramatic effect, this base shade could 'anchor' the other tones and contour the eye socket. And note that powder shadows are much better options if you want to blend colours.
Get your base right

Shade for depth and contrast

Pick a darker shade from your compact and apply it with a medium-sized smudging or blending brush (or use a sponge) over the eye socket. Don't cover the entire eye lid with a dark shade, as this will make your eyes recede and look bruised. Go for a shade within the same tonal range as the base shade but make sure it's richer, more pigment-packed hue. Bronze, chocolate, slate grey, dark blue and olive green are good safe options; bear in mind that choosing a shade that contrast with your eye colour will make them really stand out. This step is about defining the eyes and making them appear larger and more seductive.
Shade for depth and contrast

Highlight and finish

Use a clean sponge or brush to apply a highlighter (a light, fresh shade such as a shimmering white, cream, pearly pink or dusky apricot) to the brow bone, along with a tiny dab on the centre of the eyelid. This really brings out the eyes and makes them look sparkly; highlighter accentuates the whites of the eyes. Blend it well and remove any excess owder that has scattered over the darker shades. To finish, use a kohl pencil to apply a soft line along the outer edges of the upper and lower lashes. (If you feel really confident you can line your eyes with shadow, using a dampened brush dipped in pigment, to give you an expert-looking finish). Finally, use a large, fluffy brush to sweep away any excess powder that may have strayed on to your cheeks then polish off the look with two coats of mascara.
Highlight and finish

Saturday, 29 October 2011


Foundation and concealer application

The gorgeous models featured in print media have spotless, poreless, and wrinkle-free skin thanks to the computer software used by graphic artists to create these unreal images. Accustomed as we are to this digital perfection, it is tempting to try recreating it in real life.
The “liquidware” available to us—foundation and concealer makeup—can indeed help to erase imperfections, but can also look chalky and feel heavy. To achieve the best results with your foundation and concealer, you will need to learn:

•how to use foundation together with concealer for better results.

•application and blending techniques.

•how to maintain your makeup throughout the day.


Foundation is perfect for evening out your skin tone, but it wasn’t designed to cover faults such as blemishes, pigment spots, or pronounced under-eye circles. You can try applying a few thin layers of foundation to cover a blemish or light under-eye circles; however, don’t put concealer on top if the foundation doesn’t work. Instead, use less or no foundation on these areas, and achieve the required coverage with concealer. Remember that foundation used together with concealer will look especially heavy under the eyes.

To better understand how much concealer you need, and exactly where to place it, apply it on top of your foundation. If you use concealer without foundation, apply it on bare skin. Only colour-correcting green concealer should be applied under foundation.


If you want liquid foundation to remain usable throughout its lifetime, always shake it well before application.

On dehydrated or dry skin, apply foundation before your moisturising cream is absorbed by the skin, blending foundation and cream together. On well-hydrated normal skin, let your moisturiser be absorbed for at least a few minutes before applying foundation. On oily skin, apply foundation on clean skin, or replace moisturiser with a skin-care product that reduces sebum production.

Apply foundation on the largest areas first—the forehead, the middle of the cheeks, and a small dot on the chin—blending outwards with your fingers. Work in the direction of your facial fuzz growth, if you have any. Blend it off on the jaw line and hair line. Then apply a small amount of foundation in the middle of your face, on the nose, the lips, and the eyelids. Wait a minute until the foundation is absorbed, then apply more foundation on the areas that need better coverage. Alternatively, use concealer.

On the under-eye area, apply facial makeup with a finger or with a small synthetic brush or applicator. These tools are particularly useful for accessing the inner corners of your eyes. Pat with your fingertips to blend, using your ring finger or pinkie to minimise the pressure. Never sweep makeup, to avoid wiping it off or pulling delicate skin.

On blemishes, apply concealer in small spots with a finger or a synthetic applicator, then blend the edges with your fingertips. If you use concealer on oozing blemishes, squeeze it onto the back of your hand before applying to avoid contaminating your product.


Because foundation is absorbed by your skin very quickly, you will need to apply it just as quickly to ensure even application. This is easiest to accomplish with your fingers, as the product warms up and becomes more fluid, easing application. Also, you will tend to take less on your fingertips than on a sponge or brush, sheering the application and reducing product consumption.

Foundation brushes and sponges can be used for blending; however, I prefer to blend with the fingers simply because they are easy to clean.

Setting and retouching

The worst mistake you can make is to follow liquid foundation with powder foundation (heavy powder pressed into a compact with oil). This will merely look artificial when first applied, and will have slid down your face by the end of the day.

To finish, and for retouching during the day, use loose or pressed powder that is light-textured and contains no oil. Setting foundation with a powder is a must for oily skin; however, if your skin is dry or if you use solid foundation, your foundation will stay in place without powder.

Liquid foundation should never be applied over your makeup for retouching purposes, because it is impossible to blend well on top of powder, dust, or sebum. To diminish unwanted shine, use finishing powder instead. If you use powder foundation or cream-to-powder foundation, you may sparingly retouch with the same product. Blot any excess sebum with facial tissue or special blotting paper before you retouch

MakeOvers Season!


Monday, 24 October 2011

MakeUp Basics Reminder

master the basics To prepare a smooth canvas for your makeup, always start off with clean, moisturized skin. You'll find that your makeup glides on and blends more easily. 1. Keep your skin free of buildup by using a gentle cleanser in the morning and at night. When cleansing your face, do so gently in upward motion stokes - do not tug, pull or scrub too hard to prevent irritation. 2. Freshen up your skin with a toner containing ingredients that suit your skin type. 3. Indulge your skin and keep it hydrated with a moisturizer that is compatable with your skin type. Make sure your daytime moisturizer contains SPF to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. 4. Treat yourself to an at-home-facial 2 to 3 times a week. Use a mild cleanser, then exfoliate with a gentle scrub that contains exfoliants that are round and non-abrasive. 5. Apply a facial mask after exfoliating. Rinse off thoroughly and get a good night's sleep! Tip: Even when you're steering clear of the sun, or it appears to be a cloudy day, always be sure your makeup foundation or moisturizer contains SPF 15 or higher.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Tools and Products of the trade

TOOLS AND PRODUCTS There are essentials in every trade of business. A Fisherman, must have his net, a Baker,must have his oven, a painter, must definately have his brush and the same most definately goes for a "makeup artist"! Yes, as makeup artist or an intending one, you must know the difference between the "tools" and the "products of the trade. We most often mix them up however, makeup tools are the equipments used to aid the creation of perfect results on the canvas(the face or any other body part). Tools are brushes, sponges,curlers, tapes, etc. while Products, are cosmetics brands created to meet the specific need of the user by enhancing beauty! They come in different forms for specific purposes. makeup products are foundations, powder, eyeshadows, liners, glosses, lipsticks, bronzers, blush lip pencils, etc

Thursday, 13 October 2011

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