The 5 basic rules
Keep your skin clean and hydrated. So, remove your makeup thoroughly at night and apply hydrating cream every morning.
It’s important to check your makeup in the daylight to avoid bad surprises. Makeup done under the bathroom light may not turn out like you expected.
3-Respect the steps
Start by dealing with your complexion, then your eyes and finish off with your mouth.
Don’t overdo it! Either put the focus on your eyes or your mouth, but never both at the same time. Listen to your intuition! If you want to be heard, put the focus on your lips; if you want to speak with your eyes, make them your focus point!
The best makeup is nothing compared to a great smile, so don't be afraid to show your "whities"!
- Start with a hydrating cream for the eyes. Follow with your day cream, and don’t forget the neck!
- To make sure you have the right foundation, choose one that’s a half shade lighter than your actual complexion and test it on your inner wrist, where skin is the fairest. If you are hesitating, ask for a cosmetic consultant’s help. This is such an important step; a little help will go a long way.
- If you wear foundation, never apply it on the mobile part of your eyelid, but cover your lips.
- A light powder will set and even out your complexion.
- A touch of concealer underneath the eyes will help! Don’t rub it, just pout with the tip of your fingers.
- With an eyeliner, trace the outside of your eyes and stay close to your eyelashes. To create a larger eye, slightly raise the liner on the outside corners of your eye and dab a little white liner on the inner corner of your eye for a fresh look.
- If you are tired, don’t put makeup on your lower eyelids, this may accentuate the circles beneath your eyes and that’s the last thing you want!
- Always have two shades of eye-shadow: a light colour and a darker shade. Apply the light one on your mobile lid and the darker onevon the upper part of the mobile lid. Mix the two colors so it gradually goes from light to dark. The darker shade should not go higher than the outside corner of your eye.
- For mascara, start with the upper lashes and remember that less is more! Don’t make your lashes thick and heavy. Mascara should be well spread out on your lashes and there shouldn’t be lumps.
- A light touch of blush on the apples of your cheeks will complete the look. Lipstick doesn’t necessarily have to be flamboyant. A light gloss or a lipstick close to your actual lip colour will make you look fresh at all times. Keep the great reds for evening outings.