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Hello, my name is Lori and I am 17 yrs old. For about 5 years I have a keloid scar right in the middle of my left leg. Its about 1 cm wide and 9 cm long caused by a broken car glass. Is there any method or technique used in using makeup to conceal the scar and if so what product is best used?

The Dermablend product called "Leg & Body Cover Cream" conceals varicose veins, age spots, birthmarks, burns, scars, bruises, stretch marks, and tattoos and comes in 15 different shades. It is fragrance-free, waterproof, smudge-resistant and long-lasting - up to eight hours.

I am a person who puts on cosmetics everyday before I go out. I usually go swimming after shopping and dating with my boyfriend. If I have to put sunscreen on my face. Can I simply put the sunscreen on my face WITH make up? OR I MUST wash away the make up first?

You should get into the habit of applying sunscreen under your makeup. Use something like Colosé tinted suncream. It is a lightly tinted sun cream which gives a healthy appearance to the skin. It protects against ultraviolet A and B rays. It also contains Shea Butter which nourishes the skin. Colosé tinted suncream is suitable for all skin types and can be used as a makeup foundation.

I`m looking for something that will give me the appearence of perfect skin. Something like they use in Hollywood. How can I achieve that look?

Colosé Cosmetics have been chosen for the past couple of years (out of several other cosmetic companies) as the makeup of choice for the Miss Finland Beauty Pageant. If you follow the Colosé skincare routine and use their cosmetics, you too will feel like a beauty contestant.

I am an office procedures teacher and would like to know what I should tell students about makeup.

Makeup for a new office job should be kept light. A creamy foundation, concealer if needer, translucent powder, cream rouge, neutral eyeshadow and some mascara. Eyeliner should just be applied to the top lid only, if at all. Lipliner, lipstick and lipgloss can be used to finish the look. Colosé makeup is ideal for a fresh, young look.

I`m 44 years old I never wore make up but would like to start what do I buy? And what do I put on my face first?

Applying make-up the right way does take practice. The longer wearing foundations are heavier as are the foundations that turn into powders. Avoid those. Use a light foundation and a cream concealer - cover sticks work just as well. Apply those and blend into the skin by dabbing your finger. After you have applied either a light foundation or cover stick , I suggest you use a loose powder and apply a light coat of powder all over your face with a brush. Loose powder is light and translucent so it does not't appear heavy. You can brush off any excess powder and it blends your skin very nicely and reduces shine. Applying color to your face that does not look overdone and heavy requires you to pick colors that are near your skin tone. View our additional tips for this question here... Your skintone and eye color will determine the colors you choose for cheeks, eyes and lips.

Hi, I have a long and fairly skinny nose with a slight bump on the top... its really does stick out.... what can I do to make it look fatter on the sides and shorter from the front and into a cute little nose? Exactly how do I apply darker shades to it without making it obvious?

First, before we get to your nose I want to suggest a hair style for you. You should wear your hair on the short to medium side so that you can style it to look full around your cheeks to just below your ears. This will go a long way to soften any chiseled features. Now to make your nose look wider you will want to keep the sides of the nose the exact same color foundation used on the nose itself. You can go a tad lighter, but do not go darker on the sides. You want to make sure there are no shadows on the sides of your nose, which makes the nose even appear thinner. Blend a darker color just under the nose and slightly over the tip which gives the illusion of a shorter nose. You can apply the darker shade with your finger tips. Makeup your eyes so that they draw attention away from your nose.

Need advice on applying make up for a large nose. Profile is a problem and a hump. Suggestions for applying and what to apply greatly appreciated. Thank you.

To minimize a large, wide nose, use shadowing on either side of the nose. This could be a bronzing powder that you use on the cheeks, chin, or along the forehead to give you a warm sunkissed look. Blend a darker color just under the nose and slightly over the tip which gives the illusion of a shorter nose. To make a wide nose appear narrower, wear your hair on the long, slightly curled side. It is very difficult to disguise humps and bumps short of plastic surgery. If you are not careful, trying to conceal a hump may only make it more noticeable.

What color makeup do you wear with blue eyes and reddish brown hair?

You should use a sheer foundation or even a tinted sunscreen. There are several choices for you to make your blue eyes stand out. You can use golds, copper, browns and smokey greys. Our gold make-up stick is just that added touch to make your blue eyes jump out. Use black eyeliner and mascara. Your lips can be a pinky-peach or you can try a red hue with a brown undertone. Try our light cream rouge instead of powder blush to complete the look. Go to our home page and look at the girl with the butterfly - is that you?

What color makeup do you wear with blue eyes and reddish brown hair?

You should use a sheer foundation or even a tinted sunscreen. There are several choices for you to make your blue eyes stand out. You can use golds, copper, browns and smokey greys. Our gold make-up stick is just that added touch to make your blue eyes jump out. Use black eyeliner and mascara. Your lips can be a pinky-peach or you can try a red hue with a brown undertone. Try our light cream rouge instead of powder blush to complete the look. Go to our home page and look at the girl with the butterfly - is that you?

What color makeup to wear with red bridesmaid dress and having blue eyes?

Your make-up colors should match your skintone, not the dress. For lips please read the newsletter article, "Red Is My Love". It will explain the undertone colors of red lipsticks. Your face should look natural as it should not be competing with your red dress. You will want to wear a shear foundation, translucent powder and a creamy rouge rather than powder blush. If it is a summer wedding you may want to use a bronzing powder. For blue eyes I suggest: daytime - a blue with a white color shadow that blends for a subtle look. I would recommend a gray eyeliner to match the above colors, or black for an evening wedding; evening eyes: choose a deeper blue (darker than your eye color) mixed with a gray will provide a smoky effect and a black mascara for day or evening.

I have a ball to attend and I`m wearing a red dress. How should my make-up be applied and what about red lipstick. (I am brown skinned). What kind of shoes should I wear. I was thinking of wearing red & rhinestone dressy sandals. Can I also wear a neckpiece with a halter top dress?

I think your plan is going to be just fine as long as your sandals are the same red color as your dress. Yes you can wear a neck piece with a halter top dress. Most fashion experts agree that you should not wear red lipstick with a red dress. Your lipstick should go with your skin tone. Please take a look at our article on Red lipsticks "Red Is My Love...". Personally, I think if you wear a red lipstick with a brown (neutral) undertone, you will look perfect. Your face should look natural as it should not be competing with your red dress. You will want to wear a shear foundation, translucent powder and a creamy rouge rather than powder blush. Go with smokey eyes for an evening look and add a touch of color: Brown eyes look great in grey, plum and pink eyeshadow tones as well as golds and burnt oranges.


How can I apply makeup to look gothic when I have light red hair?

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Achieving Goth is more of an attitude than a make-up style. Done badly, Gothic make-up can look painfully stupid. It is a high maintenance endeaver.

First you will want your face to look pale, not made up with a lot of white make-up. Use a very light (pale) creamy foundation and apply a light color translucent powder. Do not over powder your face and do not stop your make-up at your jaw line. With this look you must be able to blend very well down your neck. Use a soft black (charcoal) or deep auburn liquid eyeliner on your eyelids. You can use a charcoal eyeliner pencil on your lips as a lipliner.

Find a shade of lipstick that everyone is not wearing. Perhaps a deep purple rather than blood red. Also, use the same color on your long nails. Take a look at our Myrtille color lipstick and nail polish. (www.make-upusa.com) If you decide to go with the soft black colors, our Orient color eye shadow would also look very good on you.

You want to strive to look like a natural, beautiful Goth, not someone going out for Halloween.

I HAVE OLIVE COMPLEXION SKIN THERFORE WHEN I TAKE PICTURES MY FACE ALWAYS LOOKS WHITE WITH WEARING MAKE UP AND THE REST OF MY SKIN LOOKS DARK IN THE PHOTO`S. IS THIS BECAUSE OF THE MAKE-UP I`M WEARING? HOW CAN I FIX THIS.

I doubt very much the cause it is your makeup. It is usually the lighting used for the photograph. If a flash was used then there is a large amount of light directed on your face, as that is usually the focus. Little can be done for this unless you want to take lessons in photography, specifically diffusing light...beyond my scope of knowledge. By the way, our number one foundation color for olive complexion is Caprice.

 

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