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.
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.”
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
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.more...