Thursday, January 28, 2010

Introduction to the fundamentals of makeup

In the month of February we will be going into the fundamentals of makeup. There will be information on face shapes, skin tones, makeup brushes and other tools. These are your basic necessities to do your makeup. So stay tuned for all the fun stuff I am going to be writing about. I will be throwing in some random tips every now and then as well. Don't be afraid to write if you have comments or questions. Enjoy yourselves and don't forget to experiment!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The color neutral

People often associate browns and beige with the earth. The color brown can bring many feelings of dejavu. It could even be thought of as romantic. There are many shades of the color neutral. It gives a subtle depth of other colors and surrounds a wide range of colors beyond brown. Even variations of black and white. You can blend this color with all colors of the spectrum. This is a color that every skin tone, hair type can enjoy. So get those brown palettes out ladies and don't be afraid to go sexy!

This concludes our color month chapter. Stay tuned for some new blogs and tutorials.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The guide to pink

The color pink

Pink is a color that most girls love to wear. Pink reminds us of innocence, romance, happy times, kisses and that warm fuzzy feeling inside. It’s a sweet and sassy color that can be worn any time. It can be blended with just about every color. From brown shades to shades of violet; you can do almost anything with the color pink. Pink perks you up and will give you a glow of happiness. So when it comes to pink pucker up baby .

Pink for blondes:
Pale pinks with blue undertones in them are a match for any blonde. You can experiment with all kinds of pink makeup. From all over shimmer for a radiant glow to a pretty cream shadow or tinted lip gloss. Ash blondes will look best in cooler pinks like light iced out lipsticks. Golden blondes look perfect in pinks that more redder.

Pink for brunettes:
Have fun experimenting with pinks, your coloring allows you the freedom to run wild with your imagination. But be in caution when using pastels.

Pink for redheads:
The rules have changed! Redheads can enjoy pink too! The shade of pink you should try is opaque pink blush or eye shadows. Pale and transparent pinks will look lovely on you no matter where you put it.

Pink olive skin:
For your skin tones you should use ice frosty pinks and stay away from pinks with red undertones.

Pink for dark skin:
Ladies you can wear every shade of pink there is. From a pale pink lip to a dark magenta shade for you eyes. Once again pink is a perfect match for you.

Pink for Asian skin:
Your yellow undertones are easily complimented with pinks that contain blue tones. Peachy pinks will not do you justice.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The guide to purple

The color purple

To many the color purple means romance, royalty, relaxation. Lavender is often thought as a stress reliever and is used for bathing. The flower lavender is harvested and made into fragrances, oils and soap. In the middle ages when they made purple dye only the royalty and priests were allowed to wear the color. Cleopatra loved purple so much, she had her slaves soak 20,000 murex snails for weeks just to get one ounce of purple dye. The color purple must have made her feel like the queen that she was. Purple is also one of the sexiest colors next to red.

Purple for brunettes:
Plums and violets are your best friend. Doesn’t matter where you wear it, your lips, cheeks or eyes you’ll look absolutely ravishing from head to toe. You can give yourself a nice stain on your lips for daytime wear. At night put some dark plum on your lips; stain your cheeks and some dark eyeliner. Strut your stuff and land yourself into a sexy situation.

Purple for dark skin:
Once again ladies, this is a color made just for you. With your dark eyes and skin you can wear any dark shade of purple. Give yourself a dramatic look with some dark enriched purples with magenta undertones. Intense berry shades will also work well with you. Enjoy the purple; love the purple because it’s yours for the taking.

Purple for Asian skin:
For your yellow undertones purple with blue hues is your best match. Some violet on the cheeks will look absolutely cute!

Purple for blondes:
Light shades of purple like lilac or a light violet will look fabulous on any blonde. For night time wear stain your cheeks with a plum shade and don't be afraid to bust out the liquid eyeliner.

Purple for redheads:
For any situation lilacs with red undertones can brighten your day. Shades like a raspberry or plum with red in it. Great shades to use for lip gloss or cream blush. Don’t forget that black eyeliner ladies.

Purple for olive skin:
Because you have yellow undertones you compliment the color purple. Your skin tone will look great in shades of lilacs. Apply some dark purple in your crease of your eye and contour it to your eye shape. Highlight the brow bone with a lighter shade of purple. Add some black mascara and curl those eyelashes and you will look like the diva that you are.

The guide to blue and green

The colors blue and green

Blue and green are both invigorating colors. They represent water, tranquility, beauty, health, and renewal of life. You will also be left with the feeling of being calm. Green can mean many things; one of the many is “envy”. Honestly, when I see green I think of the great outdoors and fresh air. So let’s check out what we can do with these two colors.

Blue and green for Red heads:
For the warm toned ladies out there. Earthy deep greens will look the best on you. If you have a light skin tone with a pinkish complexion light blues and aqua shades are perfect.
Don’t forget to add some black liner and your good to go.

Blue and green for brunettes:
Ladies ladies ladies… Feel free to run wild with emerald green and turquoise. With your brown tones and dark hair the look will be striking and ultra sexy.

Blue and green for blondes:
If you have pale skin experiment in caution with bright blues and greens. You can easily become overpowered by these shades. But when in doubt bust that navy blue eyeliner out. It is an excellent choice if you want to go with a sexy sophisticated look. It will also look perfect with sheer pastels and opaque tones.

Blue and green for dark skin:
You get the best deal out of them all. You can go from funky and dramatic to classy and sophisticated. Have fun with some brighter tones like teal and emerald. Or tone it down with a dark and sexy shade like hunter green.

Blue and green for olive skin:
Be careful when you are choosing your tones of green and blue. You can look washed out or yellow with the wrong shade. Colors to avoid for you are medium blues, blues with light or too deep of a tone. You want to stay in the middle.

Blue and green for Asian skin:
Unfortunately, many shades of green counteract with yellow tones. But here is something you can do. Use yellow greens and olive shades with some brown neutral browns.

The guide to yellow and gold

The colors yellow and gold

Yellow and gold represent many things. Yellow gives the statement of energy, power and the continuity of life. Since primeval times gold has been regarded as a precious metal. These colors evoke the memories of the past in Egypt and other cultures in a time of sun worship. Yellow and gold are thought to be mystical, powerful and ancient.

Yellow and gold for brunettes:
Gold and sunny yellows bring out the little flecks of color in brown eyes. Gold goes well with most brunettes, no matter how or where you wear it. From cheek shimmer to nail enamel. If you have dark hair, feel free to experiment with bold yellows and gold’s.

Yellow and gold for blondes:
For blondes with skin tones that vary from fair to warm. A light gold or bright yellow will work wonderfully, it can be matte or a shimmer. Canary yellows on blue eyes give them a look of turquoise.

Yellow and gold for Asian skin:
Ladies your skin tones look absolutely stunning in dark mustard yellows. A dark shimmery gold will also be perfect for night time wear.

Yellow and gold for olive skin:
If you are always looking for that perfect shade of yellow and gold but always find yourself washed out. Try using dark yellows with gold or brown undertones.

Yellow and gold for redheads:
For redheads with fair skin a lovely subtle shade of yellow is just right. Try shades like corn or sand for daytime wear. A light lemon shade will make hazel eyes pop!

Yellow and gold for fair skin:
My fair skinned ladies if you have ivory, gold or peach undertones hot yellows are just for you. If you have pink tones and porcelain skin, pastels are your best friend.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The guide to orange and coral

The colors orange and coral

Oranges and corals are energizing, luminous and mood enhancing colors. They represent warmth and at times humility. In fact, some of the most influential people in the world are the strongest proponents of orange. Orange is a color of love and happiness.

Now that we know what kind of vibe people often get from the colors orange and coral. We can learn how to bring out our features using different shades of corals and oranges.

Oranges and corals for blondes:
For blondes with fair skin and pink tones, try out some coral in your daily routine. This will enhance your features nicely. Summer is a perfect time to experiment with this color.
Peach and golden shades look best on warmer blondes.

Oranges and corals for brunettes:
For your darker colorings try shades of coral and orange with more gold tones. Use a pearlescent coral or orange nail polish or lip gloss.

Oranges and corals for dark skin:
If you have dark skin use strongly enriched oranges. They will draw attention to your facial features. If your skin tends to be ashy or dull, an orange tonal foundation will correct it. An orange toned concealer will also work great.

Oranges and corals for fair skin:
For the fair skinned ladies with peach undertones. A mandarin orange will bring out a flush of color. If you have porcelain skin then salmon and pale oranges will suit you best.

Orange and coral for redheads:
For pale and freckly, complexions a soft peach gloss and a hint of coral on the cheeks is an amazing look.

Orange and coral for olive skin:
If you have an olive skin tone like me, then bright corals mixed with oranges with copper and bronze hues.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The ultimate guide to red

The color red

Red stimulates the nervous system and increases appetite. It also heightens the sense of taste and smell.

Red is a very hard color to shop for because there are so many different kinds. A very important decision to make when choosing your shade is the texture. Some examples of things to pay attention to regarding textures are opaque to concentrated clear tints and shimmery reds with gold/pink flecks. Some of these can make you look yellow and sickly, and others can give you the look of a sexy seductress.

So when you’re out searching for the right shade of red for you. Here are some tips to remember.

Blue-Reds: Plums, wine and soft berries have a violet or purple tinge and are cool tones. These are perfect for people with fair skin and dark coloring.

Brown-Reds: Chocolate and dark berries make up these reds. With deep brown hues and as warm, strong tones they will work best with Asian or olive skin tones.

Pink-Reds: A fusion of rose and fuchsia make up these pink-based reds. As cool shades they look good on fair skin with a pink undertone. But these reds would be too pale for dark chocolate skin tones.

Orange-Reds: With hints of yellow these lively reds are warm, and look best on Asian or dark skin tones. Unfortunately for the fair skinned ladies out there, these shades will wash you out!

Red for blondes:
Try a red gloss with a touch of wine, blue or russets. It will bring out your skin tone and show off that bright beautiful smile. Line your eyes with a black or dark blue liner in the outer corners of the bottom lid and give yourself a sultry sexy blonde bombshell look.

Red for brunettes
To accentuate your skin tones and make your eyes "POP". Try experimenting with blue reds, yellow reds and clear syrupy glosses. These would look STUNNING with a black smoky eye and a dewy plum red cream blush finish. This look will definitely turn some heads.

Red for Asian skin:
All you ladies out there with yellow skin tones. A red with blue in it will work out best. Finish off the look with a classic black line on your upper lid. You can follow the shape of your lid or give it a cat tail.

Red for dark skin:
A beautiful burgundy red will look both beautiful and sophisticated. It will give you a boost of confidence giving you a glow that will leave you feeling powerful enough to go for that promotion at work you've been dying for.

Red for redheads:
To bring out the beauty of your hair and skin. I recommend that you try a red with brown and golden undertones. You will look and feel like a goddess as you walk down the street, go to work or even a night on the town.

Red on olive skin:
To my ladies out there with tan skin. Try a more dramatic red and add a touch of black liquid eyeliner to complete the look. Give yourself a boost of confidence and feel sexy enough to rumba with that hot stud you've had your eye on.

For a perfect pout
Prep your lips before applying color and cover your lips with a thin layer of foundation or powder.

Line the top and bottom lip from the center to each outer corner. Be sure to follow your natural lip line. (DO NOT LINE OUT SIDE OF YOUR NATURAL

Apply your color from the center out and add some gloss and your done.
Tip: Chill your lip liner pencil in the freezer before sharpening and it will glide right on.