Make Up Artists

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Mally Roncal with Makeup Tips for Every Woman

Apr

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.

Asian 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Older Women

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.

Applying Lip Liner

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Bobbi Brown – Foundation Fixes for Spring

Apr

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.

Dark Spots

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.

Redness

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.

Bobbi’s Tips:

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.

Bobbi Brown products can be found at Sephora.com!

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BB Creams – All the Rage

Mar

BB Creams, aka Beauty Balms, are the new buzz word of the beauty industry, at least here in North America.  They have been popular in Asian countries for some time, then became popular in Europe, and now are here.  They were originally developed to help regenerate and protect the skin of patients who had undergone laser treatments.

Many creams now are used as a type of foundation, with some claiming to cover blemishes, improve skin texture, and/or reduce acne scars; all while blending imperceptibly onto the skin for even skin tone with a satiny finish. Used both as a skincare treatment and foundation at the same time.

Rather thick in texture, and they often contain plenty of silicones to achieve that satiny finish. And because they are usually highly pigmented, they even out skin tone temporarily, while being almost unnoticeable. They are often recommended for acne prone and sensitive skins.

The creams being released now are touted as being “all-in-one” products (primer, foundation, sunscreen, moisturizer, blemish control, etc.) eliminating the need for a drawer full of separate products.

Many magazines have been talking about them, including:

InStyle (March 2012) –

“Popular in Asia, BB products (the initials typically stand for beauty balm or blemish balm) are “like multifunctional tinted moisturizers,” says Great Neck, N.Y., dermatologist Jeannette Graf.  In other words, they usually contain skin-treatment ingredients such as antioxidants and UV filters while offering sufficient coverage.  Many also have light-reflecting goodies such as mica. “They can help even out skin tone without being as heavy as some foundations,” adds N.Y.C. makeup artist Troy Surratt.”

Cosmopolitan (April 2012) –

“TREND ALERT – A New Sexy Skin Weapon ….  BB creams (short for beauty balms) are like tinted moisturizers – except they do way more (like fade spots and fine lines, reduce redness, and protect with SPF). And each comes in just one or two sheer shades that fit all tones (easy!)”.
(Just beware that since these were made for an Asian market,  sometimes these creams tend towards lighter colours!)

Allure (February 2012) –

“Two-in-one products seem sadly unambitious when you consider BB creams (short for beauty or blemish balm), a makeup and skin-care hybrid that treats, protects, primes, conceals, and covers in one tube.  Developed by a German dermatologist in the 1950s, BB creams later gained a cult following in Asia and are now hitting the U.S. “It’s a twist on tinted moisturizer – these creams hydrate and tint but also contain active ingredients to treat skin, plus antioxidants and broad-spectrum sun protection,” says dermatologist Jeannette Graf.  “They’re good for the person who only wants to put on one thing.” “

Some popular BB Creams:

Boscia BB Cream

Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

 

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