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Beauty ‘On the Go’
Professional makeup expert Eve Pearl fills us in on the cosmetic packages women most want to toss into their purse.
As Eve Pearl says...........
Today’s multi-tasking woman demands products that are easy to use and go the distance with as few steps as possible. Product overload is so last year. Long gone are the days of reaching for a zillion different products to achieve flawless makeup. In any economic time, providing these women with easy, consumer-friendly makeup palettes that actually work is the way to go… "on the go."
For instance, why purchase one foundation or pressed powder shade, when you can have two shades in one compact? They will both work on your face, while adjusting to the changing needs of your face in winter and summer… and at the same time, provide you with the skin care and natural sun protection you need.
Why should concealers be any different? It seems the hunt of every woman is finding that perfect undereye concealer. Of course, I will always recommend a salmon concealer, which, in my opinion, is definitely the way to go with two shades in each component to play with, depending on the shade you might need and possibly the amount of sleep (or lack there of), alcohol or allergies.
Eye palettes containing four to six corresponding shades that help you achieve a variety of looks will win the day. Ideally it should be a small palette that snugly fits into the palm of the hand, with shades highly pigmented and depositing concentrated color with just one swipe–no need to waste time or precious space.
Blush combos with usable colors are sure winners. Every woman should have the option to use a little pink, peach and even a hint of bronzer or maybe even a highlighter. Why should we have to use single components or have a large palette with colors we will never use? Three to four is a good mixture; providing the necessary options in easy-to-use components seems to do the trick.
We can’t complete our look without the right lip colors or lipglosses. For this, we might want to try a dual-ended gloss or a lipstick pencil or even a dual-sided lipstick pencil with a gloss on the other side. Basically, your pencil, gloss and or lip color should all do more than just cover your lips–they should nourish them, have easy-to-use applicators and maybe even taste good.
Overall, in keeping up with today’s woman, it is clear that we have an emotional connection to our beauty products. We want our multifunctional and compact products to make us look good, feel good and to be good for us… all in a cute little package that we can throw into our bag “on the go!!”
ADDITIONAL TIPS TO REMEMBER
• Pump brushes, both empty and filled, are now readily available. They are great for travel. Just pump and brush it on. Fill them with loose or shimmery powders.
• Once thought of as cakey and heavy, powder is now used to set and maintain the foundation. It can be applied quite sheer and look very translucent. Applied with a powder puff, powder secures the foundation; applied with a brush, powder gives a slight sheer finish. It will keep your foundation in place and help it last longer and not get on your clothes or his.
• At one time or another, most of us have experienced hickies, bruises, cuts or burns. The method to cover up the tattoos works the same way to cover up all the above. The shades might change depending on the stage of the bruise or hickey.
• Bumps and breakouts on the skin (back/arms/body): Most of us take care of our face with cleansers and moisturizers yet totally neglect our body. Take the time in the shower to gently exfoliate with a loofah or a washcloth on your body. Try some Epsom salts in the bath, which can be used to exfoliate with a washcloth. Apply a body oil or moisturizer to your body before you completely dry off. (This will also help self-tanners go on much smoother.)
• For everyday wear, choose lip color in neutral shades like mauves (pink and orange combination). Also, when choosing a lip texture, keep in mind that a matte lipstick has more pigment (color) and stays on longer than sheer or glossy ones. You can always apply a gloss over the lipstick for added shine.
• Preventing lipstick from getting on your teeth: After applying lipstick and/or gloss, place your finger into your mouth, wrap your lips around the finger and gently pull out your finger in a lollipop motion. The excess lipstick on the inside of your lips will end up on your finger instead of your teeth. Simply wipe it off on a tissue and you’re set to go.
• A white pencil can be applied to the inner lash line of the eye. This can give the effect of the eye being larger. However, this can also have a tendency to look like you're trying too hard.
• Placing a light shimmer under the bottom eyeliner will soften and give added "oomph" to the eye.
• I prefer using black mascara to achieve the most dramatic effect. I can apply only one coat and it does the trick. Brown mascara works better if you want a more natural look; it's also a good option if you are very fair skinned or a young adult.
• If using a metal curler, try using a hairdryer to heat the center of the curler. Like a curling iron, it will hold the curl longer. Just be careful not to overheat it because that can be painful.
• For those of us who are a bit clumsy when it comes to curling and applying mascara, curl and apply mascara before beginning the eye makeup application. This way, whatever you smudge, just clean off and you don’t need to ruin your eye makeup. Do whatever feels comfortable for you. I usually curl and apply mascara before beginning my own makeup. Some people smudge their mascara all over the lid when applying. This can ruin a nice make up job.
• The eyebrow should begin directly above the inner corner of your eye. To find the highest point of the arch, hold a pencil parallel to the outside edge of the iris. The first three quarters of the brow should head upwards toward your natural peak; the final quarter should head downwards and tape off at the end. From the arch to the outer corner of the eye, your brow should fall in a straight or slightly curved line, depending on the look you're trying to achieve.
• Brow length: Hold a pencil from your nostril to the outside edge of your eye. The point that the pencil touches your brow is your perfect brow length.
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• The purpose of blush is to give a healthy glow and help in creating dimension of contours for the face. Using the light and dark shades properly is the key to creating the dimension.
• If you've applied too much blush and it looks a bit too harsh or clown-like, smooth it out by blending away the edges with a neutral or light powder at the edges of the blush. You can also just wipe away the excess by gently dabbing a clean makeup sponge or puff across the area.
• Avoid placing the very light shades (off white/yellow) directly over the very dark shades. When they mix together, it can look like a patch of grayish dirt. Keep the very light shade about ¼ inch below the very dark shade.
• When applying foundation, you can choose a slightly lighter shade than your skin – especially if you have oily skin. The oil in the skin actually turns the foundation darker over time, as it oxidizes.
• When using thick concealer as foundation, it is important to set it with powder. It will keep the foundation from running, creasing and smudging. It will also prevent it from cracking into any lines around the eyes.
- This process will also work to cover areas with acne scars.
• The end goal when applying makeup to the face is to make the color tone of the face match your neck.
• Contouring means using highlights and shadows to create definition such as hollowed cheek bones, a thinner nose, or softening a jaw line or a forehead. You can create contour in two ways: 1) with light and dark colors or shades of cream foundation; or 2) using dark and light shades of blush colors and eye shadows. For example, you can use a taupe-brown to shade and then a light yellow to highlight.
• Some people prefer to first apply the foundation (matching your skin tone) all over the face and then contour with the lighter highlights over the T-Zone and the dark tone to create shading elsewhere. I feel I’m saving a step by applying the three slightly different shades (light, dark, and medium) of foundation to the appropriate areas all at once.
If you're at an event and you feel your face getting oily, instead of pulling out the compact and powdering over the oil, try to first use your napkin (hopefully it's clean) to dab off excess oil first. You can also use a tissue, toilet paper or cloth. This will prevent the layering of oil and powder on your face and keep your skin from appearing shiny.
EVE'S HOME REMEDIES
• Eye drops will remove redness not only from your eyes but also from red blemishes. Freeze a drop in a spoon, place frozen over blemish and hold, it will shrink swelling.
• Neosporin can help remove and heal acne overnight.
• Toothpaste (white paste) will help heal acne breakouts.
• Clay masks will draw out the black heads that tend to gather around the nose, by dehydrating the top layer of skin.
• Cuticle scissors work well to trim those little nose hairs.
• Fingers: Your most trusted tool. Can apply everything with them. (So, you don't have an excuse when you forget your kit). Concealer- the heat in your fingers will help melt a thick concealer into place (especially under the eyes). Can blend cream blushes. Apply lip balm or gloss on lips. Don't forget to clean your hands when going from one application/color to another.
• Dab a Q-tip into Jell-O cherry flavored powder and apply to lips. Let sit for five minutes and lick it off. Will give your lips a natural red coat.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR SKIN TYPE
Understanding Your Skin Type
Our skin, like the weather and our moods, does change. Rarely will you always be "dry" or "oily". Changes in weather, diet or menstrual cycle can cause your skin to feel drier, oilier or even more acne-prone.
HOW TO CHOOSE AND USE FOUNDATION
First, you need to decide how much coverage you need. Sheer foundations are good for a light natural coverage. Moderate coverage is a good choice for those of us with some discoloration, a few acne scars, maybe some freckles, or broken blood vessels. Heavy/full coverage foundations offer the most camouflaging. It is good for covering burns, birthmarks, bruising, melasma and scars.
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