Friday, March 18, 2011

Confession: Beauty tips

Yesterday's weather had me thinking about everyday makeup. As in, makeup i can wear even when Mother Nature is having a bad day herself and let the sun shines one hour and let it rains the next. Or have the sun shining up high while the whole city gets soaked in water.
HEY!!! Exactly what happened yesterday, right? i didnt actually notice until a friend pointed it out to me. Weather was just weird and then it occured to me, Global Warming. Like it or not, global warming has its effect on our beauty blah blah (routine, regimen or whatever you want to call it), so literally have no choice but to adapt to it. Am i starting to whack your nerves with all these science facts? Moving on.
Point is. In such unpredictable circumstances especially when affected by external factors (example: weather) i want my makeup to adapt and to stay in its place, don't you? So, i thought about my past makeup dilemmas and successes and came up with these simple solutions.
It is important to know what type of skin you're in every 4 months. With the changing weather and other varying factors, we all know that our skin changes like Mother earth in deciding weather forecast in a day. So devout time to check if it’s dry, oily, sensitive or combination of dry and oily.
This is basically a quick run-through as far as guide and reference departments are concerned so I wont go into specifics (I will definitely do a separate entry on that); but treat your skin according to its needs and not according to the makeup artist’s sales talk at the counter. So it’s really important that you define what type of skin you have.
One routine is for everyday look, it’s like your signature look routine. This should only take you 15 minutes or less. The other one is just like the first one but with a twist, it should be given more time since this makeup will give more attitude to the everyday signature look. On weekends, if you ever find yourself just watching trash TV; well you can be more experimental and artsy by practicing to perfection one specific makeup (look) routine. Reminder though, only one routine to be practiced in a day. It might confuse you and to keep your focus, just do one per day.
Perfecting a makeup routine will save you time and take out the pressure when you’re running late for work or school.
Simple tips to keep your makeup last the whole day even with the changing weather.
When applying foundation, key word is “light” not thick. It wont melt on your face too quickly. Also advisable to use a foundation with SPF to keep the layers on a minimum, instead of having a different layer for your sunscreen and foundation.
Eyeliner and mascara must be water-proof. It will help keep the makeup in place when you sweat or when it rains (all of a sudden).

As for your reference, i posted two pictures of myself. The one on the right is my mastered-everyday look.

What you'll need:
Sunscreen, moisturizer, powder, Eyeliner, blush, lip balm and your favorite lipgloss :)

the one on the left is my perfected-in-one-month-of-practice-look i do when going out and i want to paint my face.

What you'll need:
Sunscreen, moisturizer, face primer, concealer, foundation, powder, eye shadow in white sheer, black, bronze, Eyeliner, blush, lip balm, and nude lippies.

I may have miss some important points, feel free to comment and add it in. i will of course give you credit :)

Is it a bravo confession or a blah one? what do you guys think?

Love and Peace,

(I am a part-time (self-taught) makeup artist. I thank my bestfriend in the whole wide world C for experimenting anything and everything beauty-related with me.)

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