Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Beauty Discovered

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Minimize Pores

Share your best tips and tricks for minimizing pores!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. Smoothing primer – like Hourglass Mineral Veil – that gives the skin a smoother surface from the start.
  2. Blurring powder – like NARS Translucent Loose Powder – will give skin that really, really blurred, smooth look – but sometimes you may need to add luminosity back with a finishing powder (I like Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders or Guerlain Meteorites).
  3. Use feathery, fan brushes with high-shimmer blushes and bronzers to blend and sheer out those shimmers so they don’t emphasize pores.

 

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Beauty Discovered

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Apply Bronzer

Share your best tips and tricks for applying bronzer!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. If you’re planning to apply it as more of a contour color, use a slightly fluffy, angled blush brush, which will fit nicely into the hollows of the cheeks and be small and precise enough to skim across the temples and the forehead.  The fluffiness also helps to ensure it doesn’t go on too strongly initially and can also be used to blend out the color.
  2. To add warmth, most bronzers will do this, but if you’re looking to add primarily definition, look for bronzers with brown or gray undertones.
  3. Apply in the shape of a 3–you want to skim along the edges of the forehead, along the temples, in the hollows of the cheek, and lightly along the outer jaw line.  Imagine the 3 beginning as the curve of the side of your forehead, with the middle of the 3 being the hollows of the cheeks, and the bottom of the three being the curve of your outer jaw line.

Thanks to Jayne for this week’s topic!

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Beauty Discovered

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Wear a Deep, Dark Lip Color

Share your best tips and tricks for how to apply, wear, and maintain dark lip color!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. Apply a lip pencil in either a color similar to yours, clear, or similar to the lipstick (the latter is my preference).
  2. Apply the dark lip color using a lip brush for maximum precision–you really want crisp, even lines when working with such a bold color.
  3. Apply concealer outside of the lips and blend towards the lips to clean up any stray lip color and help bring the lips forward.

Thanks to Teresa for this week’s topic!

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Beauty Discovered

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How-to Make Makeup Last in the Heat

Share your best tips and tricks for making your makeup outlast the heat!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. I like primer to help give any foundation or product used on the skin something extra for wear!  This usually extends wear for me by an hour or two.
  2. Creams and liquids are great for the base, and then they can be set with coordinating powders to lock in color (e.g. foundation and powder, cream blush and powder blush).   Having pressed or blot powder for on-the-go can also help fix a slightly melting face!
  3. Look for long-wearing, water-resistant/waterproof formulas designed for more extreme conditions.

Thanks to Jenny for this week’s topic!

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Beauty Discovered

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Minimize Redness on the Skin

Share your best tips and tricks for minimizing, correcting, or camouflaging redness in the skin!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. I don’t actually have too many tips, as I don’t suffer from too much redness in the skin so I haven’t had to deal with it personally to a great degree.  I get some around my nose and sometimes on my cheeks, and for me, light-medium coverage foundation usually covers both significantly.  Otherwise, green is known to mitigate redness, and I remember having a green concealer once upon a time.
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Beauty Discovered

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Pair Blush with Bold Eye Makeup

Share your best tips and tricks for picking the right blush when you’ve gone with bolder eye makeup!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. If the eye makeup is very warm-toned, then something neutral to lightly warm-toned for blush tends to work well.
  2. If the eye makeup is very deep/dark/smoky, then something muted and neutral — like a beige, brown, or pink.
  3. If the eye makeup is very cool-toned, a muted plum.

Thanks to Monica for this week’s topic!