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.
Bobbi Brown products can be found at Sephora.com!
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Beauty Tips from Salma Hayek!
So way back in September, Salma Hayek was on the Rachael Ray show discussing her new product line Nuance Salma Hayek (she’s been working on it for 10 years!). Apparently her grandmother was into beauty recipes and knew about exotic plants from Mexico, so she wanted to share hew wealth of beauty knowledge with other women. One of the main ingedients is called tepezcohuite, and it is used in Mexico and South America to regenerate burn victims’ skin. Its a full product line (from shampoos to lotions to makeup). She claims her products can get rid of dark circles and wrinkles. Of course, everyone likes the “pod” packaging of her lipsticks and eye shadows. They are all less than $20, but available exclusively at CVS, unfortunately there isn’t one near me!
So after discussing her products, Salma answered audience members beauty questions! So Salma made the following recommendations:
Use her Cooling Eye Gel with Green Tea in the morning to help depuff and remove shadows. Then use the Nuance Wrinkle Filler to tone and tighten (as a temporary fix). She suggested using an orange concealer (or colour corrector) instead of a lighter concealer to counteract the blue in dark circles (from your veins). Tap it on, don’t rub!
The Right Blush for Fair Skin
Use tinted moisturizer to look darker without looking made up. She suggested matching the blush to the colour of your inner mouth for a natural look.
Fuller Looking Lips
Use a lip liner in the same colour as your lipstick, which should be close to your natural colour. Take a contour cream and put a tiny amount just under your lip to give depth and bring your bottom lip forward (A New Tip to me – I love learning something new!). Put a highlighting colour just around the curves of your top lip and top with shimmery gloss.
Highlight & Contour