Sunday, November 7, 2010

Make-up Tip

As a professional make-up artist my best form of advertising would be to leave the house everyday with an immaculately painted face including a precision liquid eyeline, flawlessly contoured cheekbones and a picture perfect cupids bow. Sadly as the mum of an active 1 year old boy, I rarely have the time to spend 45 mins applying cosmetics, and have had to find a minimalist approach that is quick but just as effective.

Following are just a few tips that you too can use to look flawless fantastic in 10 minutes or less.

The key to my routine is multi purpose products: A tinted moisturizer gives you colour, moisture and SPF protection. However if you like the coverage of a foundation at night but a lightweight cover for everyday, simply add a touch of your foundation to your regular moisturiser. It is not necessary to own foundation and a tinted moisturizer. A cheek & lip stain or tint, adds a natural glow to your cheeks and a hint of colour to your lips at the same time. A bronzer can be used to add colour to your face and body, as well as contour your cheeks and as a natural eye shadow look. A concealer can be used to conceal blemishes and highlight your brows.


Don’t be afraid to apply your make-up with your hands: Make-up brushes are fantastic tools that I could not live without professionally, however at home I apply my make-up mostly with my hands and the use of one or two brushes for eye shadow and bronzer. Brushes require constant cleaning and maintenance and unless you can dedicate the time to wash and dry them every week, they can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Applying foundation, cheek and lip stains with your fingers is the quickest and most effective way to get a flawless finish.

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Have your eyelashes and brows tinted: An eyelash & brow tint at your local beautician every two weeks is a huge time saver when it comes to your make-up routine. Then all you need to do is curl your lashes as you race out the door.

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