Monday, March 22, 2010

Make- Up Must Haves!

(1) Moisturizer: After cleaning and drying your face, this is your first step. A good facial moisturizer is not only great for soft and even skin, it is key for flawless makeup.

(2) Primer: These come in different forms (spritz, lotions/moisturizers, etc.). Primers, along with your moisturizer, help your make-up stick so you won't have to constantly reapply during the day.

(3) Concealer: This is definitely a must have! Concealer is used to cover pimples, blemishes, freckles, or any other unwanted discoloration. It also helps to brighten up dark circles under your eyes, making you look like you've gotten 9 hours of sleep when you may have only had 3 or 4. Concealer should be one-two shades lighter than your actual skin tone.

(4) Foundation: Why this step in makeup application is essential doesn't really need an explanation. Though, you should be aware of the many different types of foundations. Here are a few:

  • moussed or whipped foundation: very light because of its air whipped properties (but possibly more expensive)
  • liquid: this will give you the most coverage and goes on very smoothly
  • cream-to-powder: applied as a liquid but once dried appears as a powder to reduce the appearance of oil
  • mineral: foundation that is actually benefits your skin while you're wearing it, but it doesn't give as much coverage as heavier foundations will
(5) Fixer: the finishing touch... Powder fixers or mists are used to "set" your makeup and can be applied after your foundation (or blush if you're wearing it)

Kim K and her Make -Up artist Mario

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