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Color can be separated into two categories.
Skin Tone- Stays the same unless you become tanner or paler. Skin
tone is enhanced by: Foundation, Base, Concealer, Powder, Shading or
Accessories- Change with your wardrobe and include: Eyeshadow, Mascara, Blush and Lip Color.
A commonly asked question is, What color should I wear? Color is an
accessory. If you are wearing a red shirt, find something with a red
tone. If you are wearing purple, you'll wan t to find something with a
How do I select the proper foundation shade for my skin?
The best place to test match your skin tone is on the chin and lower
jaw area. To test a color, apply a small amount of foundation and
feather out the blend. If the shade isnĄŻt quite right select the next
shade up or down in tone. Expect that the foundation chosen in
mid-summer may be too dark in mid-winter. The objective of foundation
is to smooth and blend skin tone and color differences to a natural
healthy look of natural skin. If it looks like a mask, (or feels that
way) than too much has been applied. If you see no difference, you have
applied too little. Remember foundation should help you look simply
Sometimes I need a lot more coverage than my regular foundation can give me. What do you suggest I use?
When a great deal of coverage is needed in a specific area, don't
apply heavy foundation to compensate. Use a concealer which should be
applied easier, faster and with better results.
I tend to crease under the eyes when I apply powder, what am I doing wrong?
You should smooth the area underneath the eyes before powdering to
insure your application is flawless before setting. If you have applied
concealer thinly under the eyes, you will avoid creases. Powder does
not create a crease or accentuate lines-- thick make-up on the thin
tissue under the eye does.
Shading and Contouring
Various companies have perfected shading or contouring powders.
These brush on easily with a blush brush and are almost fool-proof. If
the shading is applied too heavy, you can minimize it with a little
I always hear about shading and contouring but what exactly are they used for?
Most make-up artists use shading or contouring to minimize fullness
under the jaw area, emphasize the cheek bones, or give the appearance
of narrowing the width of the nose.
How do I choose the perfect lip color?
Observe yourself but remember color is an accessory. What color is
your wardrobe and what color are you currently wearing? Select three
colors in the same range- light, medium and dark. Try on each color and
pick the one you feel most comfortable wearing.
How do I know which shade of blush to wear?
Once the lipstick and lip pencil have been selected, simply choose a blush in the same color family.
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