and Beauty Tips Frequently Asked Questions
For A No Makeup Day - Katrina VanDoran
Normally I just wear lipstick and mascara.
It's good enough if you have ok skin and ok brows. The key is
to sharpen the features on your face by enhancing some colors.
Pink with a grey tone and browinsh colors are great for a no-makeup
day. Trim your brows regularly as the shape of your brows could
affect your look tremendously. If you don't have enough hair to
make a full brow, use a brown brow definer to get the shape right.
Your brow should start vertically where the tear gland is, and
the highest place for the arch should be right at the same level
vertically where your iris is when you look straight. Imagine
a vertical line from the side of your nose passing through the
beginning of your eye and extending to where your eyebrow meets.
That's how long your eyebrow should be.
how to do a full makeup? First of all wash your face, pat dry and apply toner and moisturizer.
After a few minutes when everything's absorbed, put on a makeup
base if you like it (I don't do that myself as moisturizer is
good enough and doesn't burden your skin too much!), then foundation.
You should choose a color which is similar to your skin tone.
Don't try and get something too white as it would look scary!
For Asian skin tone it's always good to use foundation and powder
with a yellow undertone. Don't ever try something with a rosy
tone! You can use a sponge, or just your fingers to spread your
foundation, from top to bottom, outward strokes. Don't put on
too much. Then apply concealer to flaws that you want to hide.
Choose a color that is a bit darker than your foundation, except
when you need to hide under eye circle use a slightly lighter
or the same color as the foundation.Then use a brush (or a sponge
if you like) to put on powder on your face. For foundation and
powder don't forget the eye area. Then brush away excess powder.
Use a light
eyeshadow to spread all over your upper eye lid. Then a darker
one on the crease and a shimmer one just below your brows, where
it archs down. To enhance the effect you can even put on a darker
color about one-third to the end of your crease. Then apply eye
liner if you wish. Usually only to the one-third end just above
your lashes is enough. Or you can draw a full line just above
your upper lashes. Use black or brown. Then curl your lashes and
apply mascara, in a zig-zag motion. Then use a brow pencil or
brush with brow color to fill in your brows and define them.
For your lips:
Apply lip balm first. Then use a lip pencil matching your lipstick
color to define your lip line. You can always correct the shape
of your lips with the help of foundation and lip pencil but don't
over-do it. Then fill the entire lips using the lip pencil if
you need a long lasting effect. Then apply lipstick. You can put
on lipgloss afterwards if you like.
The last thing
is to put on blush. Use a brush to sweep the blush from your cheek
bone diagonally upwards to the side of your cheek. Blush should
start inline with the iris of your eye and out and up.
So there you
are, it's done!
If you do
feel it's not right, it's probably because you haven't blended
well, or you have unmatched colors. Remember not to emphazise
more than one place. When you have bright lips don't put on too
much eye color. Also you should look at what you will be wearing
before you decide to use which color on your face.
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by Katrina VanDoran, Editor of Make-up USA Newsletter: http://www.make-upusa.com.
Ms. VanDoran is a top makeup artist at her Spa in Brussels, Belgium.
She uses Colosé Cosmetics
and Skin Care products exclusively.