Posts Tagged ‘concealer’

Tips from the pros for looking more awake

       
Friday, July 26th, 2013

Tips from the pros for looking more awake

While having the right beauty products in your arsenal is key for looking awake, the pros advise that it's just as important to focus on the right colors and application to create the illusion of alertness.

Carl Ray, the personal makeup artist for first lady Michelle Obama, told Washingtonian Magazine that applying lengthening mascara just to the top lashes gives a fresher, more alert look. Open up the eye even further by pressing a curler at the lashline, in the middle of the lashes and at the ends and sealing with a layer of lengthening mascara. Also, Ray noted that a dab of concealer on the inner corner of the eye and next to the nose can make you look like you've gotten a good night's sleep.

Pale and nude lip tones can look blah. Carola Meyers, voted "Best Makeup Artist" by Washingtonian Magazine, advises kicking up the lip color a notch with a vibrant shade to help perk things up.

Makeup artist Kimberly Steele suggests applying cream or white shimmer shadow in the inner corner of eyes and at the brow bone. Avoid eyeliners and shadows in pink or reddish hues, as they will only bring out the redness in your eyes. Alternatively, green or blue tones can counteract that redness. Tim Quinn, celebrity makeup artist for Giorgio Armani Beauty, told Oprah Magazine that a beige liner along the lower lash line does a better job or neutralizing redness than black or white.

A quick makeup routine for stress-free mornings

       
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

A quick makeup routine for stress-free mornings

A long, complicated makeup routine can really throw a dent in your morning, so it's important to change things up once in a while to make sure you're making the most of your time.

While it may seem impossible, you can actually shave minutes off your regiment with a few simple tricks, leaving extra time to snooze or grab that much needed coffee on the way to the office. First, remove any impurities or dirt from your face, eyes and neck in one swipe with the deep-cleaning Daily Care Make-Up Removing Wipes by Rilastil. These towelettes are just as cleansing as a traditional face wash and moisturizer, but much simpler.

Look alive with the Wakeup Concealer by Pixi. The fuss-free wand is perfect for hiding dark under-eye circles, covering blemishes or hiding any other flaws. Next, use a kabuki brush to apply the Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Candlelight Softly Illuminating Translucent Pressed Powder. This multi-tasking formula illuminates the complexion and reduces the appearance of imperfections, all while soothing tired skin.

A sweep of the Fake Lash Effect Mascara by Babor is enough to make peepers pop. Finally, apply a multi-purpose blush and balm like Jane Iredale's Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain for a flush of color on both temples and lips.

In order to save time, it's crucial to make sure brushes are easy to find. Tuck brushes into the GloMinerals gloBrush Roll pockets to keep them organized.

Keeping blemishes undercover

       
Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Keeping blemishes undercover

Just one pesky blemish can have the power to bring down your entire face's appearance. But with a powerful concealer and the proper application, these imperfections don't have to ruin your complexion.

A good concealer can provide the perfect canvas for the rest of your makeup, so it's crucial to pick the right one for your skin type. Camouflage Cream by BABOR is packed with vitamins and nutrients to not only hide blemishes and dark under-eye circles, but also correct any discolorations. The formula is also smudge and waterproof, making it an ideal solution for all-day coverage, even in sweltering summer heat.

If aging is a concern, apply theBalm's timeBalm Anti-Wrinkle Concealer before you go to sleep. With this product, you can simultaneously cover up any darkness or redness while also reducing fine lines. Formulated with soybean oil and linoleic acid, timeBalm also protects the delicate skin around the eyes from any environmental stresses.

For ultimate customization, Protective Illuminating Concealer by being TRUE cosmetics offers a tri-component compact. Two different hues can be blended for a personalized shade that matches your exact skin tone, and a micro illuminating neutralizer deflects light away from any lines or flaws. The TRUE antioxidant complex and brighteners help to mask discoloration while also boosting the skin's natural youthful glow.

No one has entirely perfect skin – but you can pretend with any of these flaw-fighting formulas.

What makeup should you be wearing in your 20s?

       
Thursday, June 27th, 2013

What makeup should you be wearing in your 20s?

If you're still in your 20s, you might take pride in your beauty and lack of wrinkles. Anti-aging cosmetics may not be of much interest to you yet, but there are certain types of makeup that you should be wearing to highlight your youth. Whether you're about to celebrate your 21st birthday or your 29th, treat yourself to a new item for your makeup bag to show off your natural beauty.

InStyle magazine reported that a long-lasting lip stain is a must for all women in their 20s. Because you likely have a busy schedule, you'll want a lip product that can last throughout the day without giving you any fuss.

Another item you'll want to add to your collection of cosmetics is shimmer powder. In your 20s, you can still pull this off without looking tacky, and it can help you highlight the contours of your face.

Finally, Women's Health magazine stated that you should always have concealer on hand for those pesky zits that might pop up. A light concealer can go a long way when it comes to hiding your flaws and sporting an impeccable look.

Is there a right way to apply concealer?

       
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Is there a right way to apply concealer?

One of woman's best friends is undoubtedly concealer, and for good reason. This miracle cosmetic is perfect for covering up everything from dark circles to unsightly blemishes. However, many people are split on how to apply the makeup. Should concealer always be used after foundation? Is cream better than powder? 

In actuality, the fact of the matter is that it's purely up to you. Each person has her own preferences, meaning you shouldn't dwell too much on your makeup routine! However, Oprah claims that applying your concealer after using foundation can help you feel less naked and give you the flawless appearance you desire.

When it comes to cream versus powder, choose whichever option is most comfortable for you. Some people enjoy the lightness of powder, while others feel that cream is more efficient at hiding blemishes. To make sure that your face is always perfect, Daily Glow encourages you to take the time to choose a concealer that works with your skin tone. The right color can be the difference between a beautiful appearance and one that seems like it could use more work. 

Do you know how to prevent under-eye bags?

       
Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Do you know how to prevent under eye bags?

How many times have you woken up and found yourself running for your trusted concealer to hide under-eye bags? Those dark circles are more common than you think, and you’re not alone if you have trouble covering them up. However, understanding the causes of these bags may be able to help you prevent them in the future.

The Mayo Clinic states that one of the primary reasons for these unsightly circles is allergies. If you’re noticing puffiness under your eyes as well, you might want to try an antihistamine to reduce the allergic reaction. You may be surprised at how quickly this remedies the issue!

Another main cause of eye bags is your genes. Needless to say, there isn’t much that can be done about hereditary factors. However, skin tone-matching foundation and concealer can help you keep these circles a secret.

Daily Glow recommends eating healthy foods, staying active and getting plenty of sleep to give yourself the best chance to fight off this issue on a regular basis. Try to reduce your exposure to the sun and damaging ultraviolet rays as well to maintain your youthful appearance.

How to conceal tired-looking eyes

       
Monday, August 16th, 2010

How to conceal tired-looking eyesSometimes you wake up with red, puffy eyes that scream to the world that you shed a few tears in the night – whether you had a fight with your boyfriend or got caught up watching The Notebook. And while sunglasses can hide your weary peepers during your commute, once you get to work you’ll need to remove your shades and look bright-eyed and put together.

Instead of crawling back into bed – or worse, having to explain to coworkers why your eyes are swollen – you can employ a few simple makeup tricks to cover up the fact that you cried the night before.

According to BellaSugar.com, a flesh-colored eyeliner may be your best friend. “[Using] a shade that’s just slightly darker than your natural skin tone will nicely cover up the red that’s currently rimming your eyes,” the news source reports, adding that while matte pencils are more subtle, formulas with a shimmer have more eye-brightening power.

To cover up the reddish-purple under-eye circles that often follow sleepless nights, opt for a peach or yellow-toned concealer – peach will look more natural, but yellow concealer will be more brightening, the news provider states.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19926426-ADNFCR

Experts weigh in on ideal bridal makeup

       
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Experts weigh in on ideal bridal makeup Planning your wedding can be an extremely stressful time, up until the very minute you say “I do!” While there may not be a way to avoid worrying about caterers and floral arrangements, a few beauty insiders recently shared simple makeup tips with People Magazine, to ensure that you look your best on your big day.

Though the wedding may be days away, you should start preparing your complexion in advance. “Do not exfoliate the morning of the wedding,” skincare expert Sarah Kugelman told the news source. “Since brides are super stressed that morning, their skin is prone to sensitivities and irritations that it wouldn’t be under normal circumstances. So you don’t want to subject it to anything that could worsen delicate skin.”

Instead, exfoliate your skin a few days before the ceremony, and use a light product like PCA Skin Gentle Exfoliant, which contains smooth beads that delicately polish your skin.

While the parties often go well into the night, remember that most ceremonies are daytime affairs, and wedding photographers are likely to snap pictures of the wedding party in these sunlit hours. Celebrity makeup artist Troy Surratt suggests wearing brown liner and brown-black mascara instead of black, as anything darker may contrast too harshly with the lightness of the day.

For a bit of glamour, try a metallic brown liner, like Too Faced Foiled Liner in Bronze Bombshell, and finish with a few coats of Colorescience Thick and Curly Mascara in Cup O’ Joe, which is smudge-proof and water-resistant, and guaranteed to stay-put during any tears of joy.

However, before you sweep on that mascara, remember to curl your lashes. “It’s a mascara ad secret that curling lashes makes them automatically look two- to three-times longer,” Surratt revealed to the magazine. “You allow more light onto the eye itself, so the eye looks larger and brighter.”

While you may opt for lighter-colored cosmetics, you’ll want to make sure the products last until you bid farewell to your last guest. “A dab of concealer on the eyelids makes a great primer or base for eye shadows,” the beauty expert told the publication. “If you apply powder eye shadow on top, it gives it something to bond to – and it’ll really increase the longevity and the wear of your eye shadow.”

CoverBlend Multi Function Concealer SPF 15 is a non-creasing formula, making it the perfect product to dab on your eyes, as well as any additional problem areas.

To create the perfect wedding pout, you’ll want a product that offers a long-lasting punch of color. “As a bride, the last thing you want to worry about is, ‘do I have enough color on my lips now?,’” Nick Barose, makeup artist to the stars, told the news source. “Lip stain lasts throughout the night – even after kissing or drinking.”

Experts suggest first applying a coat of lip balm to keep lips conditioned, and then covering your lips with a long-lasting, non-drying formula, like Liptini Lip Liqueur Lip Stain, which is available in a wide range of colors, from sheer berry to cherry red. Finally, brush on a clear gloss (look for one with a hint of shimmer for extra shine) and your smile is sure to sparkle in all your photographs.

A lightly flushed cheek can maximize your bridal glow, but to ensure your color lasts, Barose suggests layering a mousse-like blush underneath a powder formula. Start with Pixi Velvet Rouge, a soft and sheer formula that melts into skin for a perfect finish, and top with their Energy Blush, a cheek color and highlighter, to add a final wash of stay-put color.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19888715-ADNFCR

How to Hide Scars?

       
Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

If you are looking for makeup advice on hiding scars, look no further…

The main thing you should know is that you shouldn’t, under any circumstances, try to cover scars with a light concealer. If you do so you will draw more attention to the scar. Scar tissue has a shiny appearance and the best thing to concealing a scar is to get rid of or reduce the shine. It is not feasible to fill in a scar with makeup; doing this will only cause the scar to look more obvious.

The easiest method of scar masking is to hide the area with a good foundation followed by a thin layer of translucent powder. Keep powder with you to correct during the day.

Excellent Concealer: Babor Coverderm

       
Friday, August 18th, 2006

We’d all like to be flawless. But face it, we’re not. Skin discolorations can be as benign as freckles or escalate to more serious imperfections like bruises, scars and birthmarks. Those need serious camouflage.

Babor Coverderm is a tinted cream that covers pigment disorders on the face and body. It’s waterproof, so it’ll outlast your tears or an unfortunate dash through the rain. And if you’re tired of your tattoo, Coverderm will hide it without smudging.

Coverderm serves as a foundation for evening makeup, which tends to be applied heavier for a more dramatic effect. A fine, translucent fixing powder over Coverderm makes the cream sweat proof, waterproof and smudgeproof.

Coverderm comes in six shades but contains preservatives and a fragrance, so if you’re usually allergic to these you’ll want to opt for a concealer that’s fragrance-free. Always read the list of ingredients before purchasing a product to shield yourself from allergic reactions.