On the Today Shows’s April 27 episode, celebs Makeup Artist Mally Roncal demonstrated the Best Makeup for Every Type of Woman. Since we all have different skin types, colours and facial features, we need to know how to best enhance those differences. Mally shared her tips to enhance your best features by complimenting your skin tone and features.
Contouring is your friend. Lift cheekbones and apply shadow in crease of eye to define and widen. The crease is right under the brow bone. When you blend it in, it opens up the eye and will make you look more awake.
Showing the eyelid crease on an Asian eye
Olive Skin Tones
Olive skin tones can look sallow and washed out, especially in winter months. Use a foundation to warm your skin tone. And use blush – it is your friend! Pink, Peachy or Coral coloured blushes are great. Smile to find the apples of your cheeks. Mally says she likes using the ‘Cinnamon Bun‘ method for applying powder blush – “A little in the middle and blend it up toward the cheekbone.”
Applying blush onto an olive skin tone
Dark Skin Tones
Mally says it is all about choosing the right shade of powder, try a clear powder to avoid ashiness. Using translucent powder can look dry and sit in fine lines. You want to mattify your skin. Apply a primer to prevent skin tone from looking too grey. And using an eye shadow base will help shadow last all day. I believe she was using her own powder: Mally Beauty Poreless Perfection Skin Finisher
Applying mattifying clear powder to dark skin tones
Bronzer is your friend. Avoid ones with shimmer in them, try a matte version instead. Black mascara will really define your eyes. And for a fuller lip, use a lip liner that matches your lip tone.
Sooo…. In the same vein as Rebecca Black (Friday), Double Take has a new single, Hot Problems, lamenting that Hot Girls have problems too. It is quickly becoming known as the worst song EVER!
I think the timing of the song is ironic considering a few weeks back their was a hailstorm of backlash for article on the UK Daily Mail by Samantha Brick about how women hate her because she is so beautiful.
Capture of Samantha Brick’s Article (from The Mail Online)
So what do you think?
Worst song ever or are you planning on buying this on iTunes? Do you have hot girl problems as well?
Or at least its website gets one! Head on over to Sephora to see their brand spankin’ new website.
Screenshot of New Sephora Website
Sephora has changed their website around, I never really had any problem with finding anything on the Sephora site (except for searching sometimes, hopefully their search function is more refined!), so even though I tried exploring it a bit, I wasn’t really sure what I was looking for, in terms of improvements.
The Differences according to them:
An Advanced Product Finder
It says you can search beyond just colour. To help you find the perfect product for you, items have been tagged with features (like anti-aging, their ingredients), so you can refine your search in different ways.
A new magazine called “The Glossy” is available in the trends section.
Advice and Other Beauty Resources
How to videos, advice and product suggestions from both Sephora pros and other website users.
Beauty Insider Central
A special section for beauty insiders to track their points balances and see available rewards.
I think this is the best part, you can now pre-shop for your trip online! Check what is in stock at your local Sephora and make a shopping list. This is especially good for something (like a specific colour) you would want to try out beforehand. Also, my local Sephora often disappoints with their out of stock products. Last week, for their Chic Week special, I wanted an Origins mask and Too Faced BB cream and a few other things… all out
Have you visited the new website yet? Do you like it?
As they say….
Makeup artist Bobbi Brown was on the Today show today to give some tricks and tips on the perfect foundation. Bobbi says it is the simplest thing when you get it right, and the trick is it needs to match your face, your neck, your hands; it just has to be the right tone. My mother has this problem finding foundation, as her neck is a different colour from her face.
Her number one tip for buying foundation is getting the proper colour. You need to get the one that blends into the side of your face. (Don’t use your hand – wow, I am so guilt of this sometimes!). Try to look in natural light, and try a yellow-based foundation. Yellow foundations get rid of redness, and it is tones we already have in our skin. Second tip is choose the right formula. She also loves tinted moisturizers, they are sheer and great for weekends. You need to adjust your foundation for spring, as your skin gets dryer or oilier. You can also adjust the formula by adjusting the moisturizer you wear underneath.
The first model had some dark spots, so Bobbi suggested putting foundation on first, taking a touch up stick (not a concealer, because concealer is lighter than your skin, Bobbi applied this with a brush), go wherever there is a spot, let it sit and use powder on top to lock it in place. Bobbi says if you have dry skin, you can still use a mineral-based powder foundation.
The trick is to use a yellow tone foundation. Apply all over. Use a yellow powder. A translucent powder could cause ashiness. By using a good moisturizer underneath, you can still get a great dewy look, even when using powder. She also used a a cream blush on her cheeks, as well as a bronzing powder all over with a big brush, including a little on the neck.
Never apply foundation on the neck. Avoid over applying to cover dark spots. Apply foundation with fingers, sponge or brush. A brush will give you more coverage. Reduce redness with a tinter moisturizer. You can also correct redness with bronzer. Avoid using a product that is too dense.
This is different from the previous creaseless concealer, which didn’t seem to get the best reviews online. From Tarte’s website:
“Need a full coverage waterproof concealer that won’t crease? Look no further. tarte’s maracuja creaseless concealer is the perfect combination: it offers long-lasting, full coverage in a rich and velvety texture with pure, skin-soothing ingredients.”
Starting on 4/6, the first 200 customers to buy this concealer will receive a free creaseless concealer brush! No promo code needed. The brush will automatically ship with eligible orders..
The April 5, 2012 episode of “The Talk” had beauty expert Jamie Krell. She showed off some of the best new products for getting gorgeous!
Radical Skincare Jamie says the entire line “Works wonders for the skin”. She showed off their Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum. It has 15 antioxidant rich fruits. She claims this makes it clinically proven to be 300% more potent than any other brand right now.
Jamie says she does not leave home without this; and all women need it in their beauty bag. Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer. (P.S. whenever a makeup artist sees my makeup bag, they always seem to notice the primer and say something about how all women should use primer). It will smooth skin and prep it for foundation. Your makeup will have extra staying power!
Claiming it will keep you slim, she suggests trying Rodial Skincare Tummy Tuck Gel. She claims you can lose up to 1 inch in 8 weeks. Hmmm, wonder if that is true?
Reduce and eliminate wrinkles and give an overall youthful look with the LightStim Tool for Wrinkles. This red-light producing tool is actually FDA cleared.
Except for the Smashbox primer, these tools seem kind of pricey, but no one said getting gorgeous was cheap!