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Published on: 06 Jul 2011 by silence_
Makeup: Part 1
Major Topics Covering:
* Foundations /Concealors
* Eye makeup and False Lashes
*Note : You don't have to use all of these, this is simply to inform you and show you what each step does, some good products i'd reccomend and just helpful tips and information*Addendum: Youtube tutorials will be added at the end so be sure to check them out for fun :3
After you've taken care of your skin , so that even without makeup you are satisfied with yourself. Then you are free to turn yourself into a work of art. I really stress skincare, because I'm not a fan of foundation or concealor unless you really need it. But they are not necessary if you take care of you skin. For aspiring models, the body and face should be a blank canvas, so skincare should be a top priority along with eating right and exercising, not necessarily makeup.
THE PREP :
A primer serves the purpose of prepping the skin for the makeup and smoothing it out so that the makeup both lasts and goes on smoothly. It minimizes pores. Using a primer is good, because it minimizes contact between actual skin and the foundation/concealor you're using.
Some review scores on a few products that were high rated:
BeneFit The Porefessional Primer/Corrector
3.8 out of 5 (73 revs)
E.L.F. Mineral Infused Face Primer
3.9 out of 5 (109 reviews)
Rimmel Fix and Perfect fondation primer
3.0 out of 5 (398 revs)
SOME people have opted to not use a primer but instead use a Blemish balm because of it's health and skin regenerative benefits.
Originally formulated in Germany, it was initially used by dermatologists to help laser surgery patients protect, soothe and refine highly sensitive skin while providing light coverage for post-laser scars, acne and other blemishes.
BB creams come in a variety of different formulations. Some are said to have skin whitening or brightening properties, others are anti-acne, some are anti-wrinkle, some are intended to even out skin tone, and yet others to lighten blemish scars. BB creams are sometimes used like a primer under foundation, and if tinted may even replace foundation and some newer ones will have functions of primer, foundation, moisturizer, sun block, pore minimization and skin refining together which can save time and money in make-up.
Review Scores:Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream
3.8 out of 5 (330 revs)
Skin79 Super + BB Cream Gold Label
4.1 out of 5 (56 revs)
Skin Food Mushroom Multi Care BB Cream SPF 20PA+
3.7 out of 5 (15 revs)
A concealer is used to hide or minimize pimples, dark circles and other small blemishes visible on the skin. Concealers usually do a good job of hiding blemishes by blending the imperfection into the surrounding skin tone. A concealor should be use if your skin is relatively healthy and you only have minor skin issues that would otherwise detract from the normal look.
Some review links:
Shu uemura Pro Spots Concealor
4.2 out of 5 (52 revs)
Maybelline Shine free blemish control concealor
3.5 out of 5 (31 revs)
BeneFit Boi-ing Concealor
3.5 out of 5 (811 revs)
1. Pick the right shade ( either the same colour as your complexion or a shade lighter)
2. Prep the Area ( with a moisturiser or primer)
3. Begin with Small dots (add more if needed afterwards)
4. Pat into skin (don't rub as it will rub it right off e.e)
5. repeat steps 3 -4 as needed **
6. Set with powder
*NOTE: most people don't necessarily need foundation if your skin is relatively fine, you can move onto eye makeup after some setting powder, if you need to do something for a self-photoshoot, a professional photoshoot, pictures or just for more extreme coverage continue onto foundation*
Probably the things most females have trouble with-- Choosing the right foundation. If you're satisfied with how you look with a BB cream and concealor or just a primer and concealor you needn't worry about foundation. First step is to figure out your undertones. To do that you'll need to do one or two tests:
1. The jewlery test - (with gold and silver necklaces try them on separately and see which brightens your complexion more. If it's the gold you have warm undertones, if it's the silver chances are your undertones are cool)
2. The white light test -( under *white* light examine the inner side of your arm where the humerus, radius and ulna meet at the elbow, this side is least damaged by the sun and so yields truer results. If your undertone is yellow in pigmentation you have warm undertoons, pinkish or red yields cooler undertones)
3. The Natural light test- (similarly to the white light test you'll be examining your arm in natural light outdoors, since it best shows your true complexion)
After figuring out your undertones, it's best to figure out what kind of coverage you need:
light : (small minor inperfections that concealor did not take away) - for me personally, I found that mineral or liquid foundations works best for light coverage. Mineral foundation would leave a glow , and liquid foundation would leave a sheer/dewy look on me, so if you're looking for a matte look i'd suggest using a powder over them too make the shine less and mattify it.
medium: (much more apparent imperfections concealors were not able to do away with) - Liquid foundations and light pressed foundations seemed to do the trick here, at least when I was experimenting. Depending on the severity of the marks and imperfections shown, liquid foundations (sheer to creamy) helped with the least apparent , and pressed foundations helped with the most.
heavy: ( still extremely apparent marks and blemishes , photography and photoshoot makeup ) Heavy to me is best as pressed powder or an extremely thick liquid. The viscosity and flow of the liquid should be slower in comparison to a lighter liquid foundation. To me, these block the pores the most, and thus create the most problems in terms of pimples after the fact and more blemishes if you don't cleanse them off properly. But they are very good in terms of covering the worst marks and blemishing. They are also a very good base for photography and photoshoot makeup, as they create an extremely flawless look and are usually matte, so flash agrees with them :p
The reason why I can't particularly recommend any here, is that it differs and varies according to each individuals needs, and tastes. Once you figure out what your undertones are you should choose a makeup no matter what brand respectively. Most will note what type is warm or cool.
Next however is a trick most photographers and utilize in their makeup styling for photos. And you may want to use next time you're taking pics:
HIGHLIGHTING AND CONTOURING:
Highlighting and contouring essentially gives the illusion of a re-shaped face. Note just because one does these things, does not mean, they were ugly to begin with. Most runway makeup artists want to create a certain look, therefore highlighting and contouring a model's face allows for hollower or fuller cheeks (depending on how they're contoured) or a fuller/skinner face, a thinner nose and so on and so forth.
Click through link if image is too small :
The full size tutorial is in the click through link :P
Contouring and Highlighting with Petrilude
It's pretty self explainatory and is able to make your face look slimmer, fuller, brighter, more awake and your nose thinner. It's very great when it comes to photo taking , photoshoots and the likes, however, I wouldn't suggest contouring for everyday unless you just want to because you can /shrugs. To each their own.
And in the end, simply set it with translucent loose powder .
That concludes the base. Seems like alot , but it's not really.
Which brushes are used for what:
What a majority of you probably scrolled down to T-T . The fun eyemake part complete with a retarded amount of photos and tutorials .
White eyeliner does not apply to everyone. When wanting your eyes to appear bigger and doe-like, choose the eyeliner that is closest to your skin tone but a few shades lighter and apply and blend.
Images: (soruce: beautiful iris)
Here's a gyaru tutorial inspired by tsubasa masuwaka done by pyonghwaa:
And this actually brings us a brings me to lashes
False lashes are becoming increasingly popular not only because they make for dramatic looks but also they can help open up the eyes and reduce the emphasis under eye puffiness.
Being into gyaru fashion like pyonghwaa, I know that there are top false lashes AND bottom false lashes. When looking for false lashes you want ones that are not shiny, so they could look as real as possible.Personally,
Dollywink are the top ones that I recommend, because of their effect and their naturalness, however they're a bit costly especially when in comparison to 1 dollar ebay lashes ...
Side by side picture comparison of top and bottom lashes
sites you can buy dollywink lashes from:ebay .com (just look for the number lash style you want )
Dollywink, Diamond Lash, Jewerich are all my japanese favourites. Mac has some that can be compared but they're too short to create the dolly effect.
Example of top and bottom lashes applied (as well as circle contact lenses )D: See you probably wouldn't have guessed outside the top lashes I bet >.> Both dollywink and Candy Doll is a Dollywink blush as well.
You don't have to use lashes, if you feel that your lashes are long enough , you can use mascara, then call it a day.
Part 2 Will go over some of the parts skimmed here , Lip Stick/ Gloss, Eye brows, and Blush :I Be on the lookout :3 And after the makeup I'll move onto Skincare as was voted in the poll :)
Leave comments please I worked quite hard on this it's nice to have feedback >:
Use a tinted moisturizer when you go to the beach. It’s lighter then a regular moisturizer which is more likely to dissolve quickly in the sun and attract sand. Tinted moisturizer will also lower your redness!
When you apply your eyeliner you should be at a desk or table. Have your arm sitting on the table and tilt your head back while you apply your liner. You should have your eye open just a bit (the eye your applying your eyeliner on) so you’re able to see exactly what you’re doing. This technique will allow you to apply super close to youer lashes and well.
Wash your face with warm or hot water. This will open up your pores and give you a full clean, whereas cold water tightens them! This will ensure that all your makeup comes out and leaves you with a fresh less prone to acne face.
Want your lips to look fuller? Trace your upper lip normally with lip liner, then apply lip liner slightly below your natural line on your lower lip before applying your lipstick. This will make you lips look fuller and plumper without that much effort!
Finishing powder is used after you apply all your makeup. It’s used to set all your makeup and help it last longer. If you have a really oily skin, then you’ll definitely have to use it because it absorbs sweat and oil to help avoid a glossy look.
There aren’t different types necessarily. They just have different colours (since it’s supposed to fit your skin tone) so you’ll have to choose a powder that fits your skin tone.
When removing your eye makeup, pour makeup remover on a cotton ball and hold it on your closed eye for 1 minute. Then move down to to remove access residue from your eyes. This is the quickest and easiest way to remove eye makeup.
Have a really bad break out and need to use a lot of concealer? Use moisturizer instead of primer before applying makeup! It will help with the blending and cover your problem areas the best!
Streaky Foundation? Exfoliate your skin first, add an oil free primer and then use a sponge to smooth your foundation. If you still see streaks, add a little bit of moisturizer to the area and blend it all in.