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To trust them! One of the best things that can come from a makeover or demo at a counter is having someone else see your face and show you what they think would work for you – it’s a great way to see another perspective!

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LOL! Since it washes off, that’s what I like to do – “Do whatever you think would be most flattering on me.” I really like seeing how someone else would make up my face!

Okay I’m racking my brain but I’m going to go with this one: It’s specific but I learned it from one of the makeup folks at MAC Pro in SF and I call it “WTF Lips.” Blue/Brown Pigment mixed with clear gloss and top it with Reflects Transparent Teal Glitter. It seriously has to be seen in person – it looks like your lips are about to launch into outer space and it’s the coolest thing in the world!

I’ve always struggled with my skin. Even when my skin started to clear up, I still wasn’t comfortable. After getting to know a Bobbi Brown SA I decided to come to an event they were having. She showed me that it is better to use a lighter weight foundation and conceal rather than cake on a full coverage foundation. Flaunt the parts of your skin that is good. It looks much more natural and keeps your skin looking radiant and healthy.

They taught me about tight lining my eyes with eyeliner and that’s it’s best to use a waterproof eyeliner for that technique.

Using a Sponge tip brush to apply colours with really bad pay off (i.e parfait amour). I took mine back to mac because i was convinced that the batch i had was really bad. And she said it was because parfait amour was just an eyeshadow that has really bad payoff, but if i used a sponge tip brush it should work. And it does work! i used to throw those brushes away when i got them in makeup sets but now i definately keep them!

This one was tough for me lol. But when I was first starting to get into bright lipsticks, the makeup artists at MAC were really great with helping me choose colors. Now I just for any crazy, bright color. But I definitely needed their help at first.

To use the point of the head of my mascara brush to separate the upper lashes one by one. After I applied my regular coat, that is. As my eyes are rather small this helps to make them look bigger.

How to create matching flicks for my winged eyeliner. Tilt your head back and follow the line of your bottom lashes. Also how to create a crease for my hooded lids, look straight ahead with my eyes open naturally and place the shadow in the area I want the crease to be located. Learned both from MAC consultants.

They’ve never gone into detail about it(i stopped asking them questions and let them go to town on my makeup), but 2 times when I’ve gotten my makeup done at MAC they line the front 1/3 or 1/2 of my eye in white then the other half in black, then smudge and layer colors on top to lighten my eye.They definitely look brighter more alert after that trick.

I had a wonderful experience with a beauty consultant named Ivy at my local Sephora about three or so years ago. I have cool toned skin and always used a pink toned blush. Ivy did my makeup and taught me how to use brushes. I had always used a sponge or my fingers before. I was using Smashbox tinted moisturizer at the time and loved it. So we stayed with the Smashbox line for other products. The bronzer and blush she used was fantastic and more of a pink/peach shade which I never would have picked out for myself plus the same with the lip pencil and lip gloss shade. Such beautiful colors and made me look so much younger. I need to go back for a refresher course on under eye concealer. I was using MUFE Lift Concealer as my under eye concealer and changed to the 2012 Gold Good Housekeeping Seal in Beauty and Anti-Aging Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles in the shade Neutralizer about a year ago per reading about it in the magazine. I forgot to buy the brushes we selected at Sephora and picked up the EcoTools the next day at the drugstore. Still using them and even like some of the ELF Studio brand brushes now too.

I had been trying for a while to come up with a good one but was completely blanking until I went to put on eye cream, and remembered this fantastic trick:

Use a needle to poke a hole in a product sample packette. It’s way easier to control the amount that comes out, and the product doesn’t go bad as quickly.

I love this trick!!

Interesting that this was the question today. I just got back from my local Clinique counter and she told me I don’t need the full on coverage that I’m used to in a foundation. I think I looked at her like she was crazy haha I have a lot of redness on my face that I can’t stand and feel like it needs to be
all covered up.

I was about to say “none”, as I only have a Sephora nearby, and in France, Sephora consultants really suck… But then I remembered it was one that made me discover the amazing UDPP, wich I couldn’t live without any longer, as all powder eyeshadows crease on my lids…

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