Under artificial light or by candlelight at night, makeup can be more vivid and more dramatic. Colors can be darker; cheeks can appear more daringly angular; black mascara a must. You want your face to be mysterious, glamorous, striking. Night invites fantasy. It's time to play! Apply eye cream and moisturizer. Apply foundation, which… Continue reading The Evening Face: All About Intensity!!!
It's easy to take your makeup look from workday to wow: Think sexy textures, like glitter, shimmer, or gloss. A little glitter goes a long way. If you're wearing some, limit it to one body part or feature. Amp up your choices of colors. Think bolder, brighter, darker, or deeper. If you wear: Pinky-Brown, try… Continue reading Day to Night Makeup Tips!!!!
The perfect tool for making your eyes really pop, eyeliner comes in pencil and liquid form. Pencil eyeliner allows for more control, and mistakes are easier to fix (since they can be smudged away.), so pencils are the smart choice for beginners or if you need to do your makeup fast. Liquid eyeliner creates a… Continue reading Eyeliner Tips & Tricks!!!
Puffiness can be the result of fluid retention in the tissue, under the eyes, which may be exacerbated by eating processed foods with high sodium content, as well as by dehydration. The inflammation under the skin could also be due to an allergic reaction, perhaps to a fragrance in a skin care, cosmetic, or household… Continue reading How-To Fight Puffiness!!!!
Having large eyes and large lid space is a great perk, but be careful that your eyes don't overpower your whole face. To provide balance, keep dark shadows closer to the lashline and avoid going too far up to the brow. Let's Get Started Apply foundation to the eyelid and undereye. Apply a concealer a… Continue reading Makeup For Large Eyes!!!!
Deep-Set eyes are set farther back in the ocular bone. They are large and have a natural shadowing. Using dark shadows in the crease can make eyes appear even deeper. Apply lighter shadows above the crease to bring the crease forward. Using a shimmery shadow in melon keeps deep-set eyes more neutral. If you want… Continue reading Makeup For Deep-Set Eyes!!!
Monolids are flat eyelids without a fold, which offer a lot of lid space to work with. To create depth, use the layering technique, applying the darkest color closest to the lashline, neutral tones in the middle, and highlight colors at the brow bone. You can choose to apply one layer of shadow (imagine colors… Continue reading Makeup For Monolids!!!!
If you have medium-sized eyelids and even eyelid spacing, eye makeup application is going to be easier for you than for most others. Your eyelids are naturally defined, and shadows don't have to be placed in any intricate way to give you the illusion of balance. However, this can change with age, so make sure… Continue reading Makeup For Medium Eyelids!!!
The smokey eye has gotten a bad wrap. A smokey eye should be sultry, nicely blended - a stronger look but still clean and sexy. Darker shadows should be used, but avoid the dreaded "raccoon eyes" - this color palette is not limited to blue or gray shadows. I actually prefer to create smokey eyes… Continue reading Step By Step: Smokey Eye Makeup!!!
If you're on the road, out for vacation or just want a kit to touch up your makeup during a night out, you'll want a limited, lightweight kit. When you're home, however, you have much greater freedom. You can build as large or as small a kit as you desire to give you as many… Continue reading What You Need For Your Home Makeup Kit!!!