Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Do You need To Update Your Make-up Technique?
It is so easy to get stuck with the same make-up technique you learned when you first started wearing makeup. I used to be a make-up artist, and then a model, so I updated my look as often as I could figure out how these artistic effects were created, but since I have been mostly housebound for 10 years, I just experimented, but didn't learn the most up-to-date style. Now that I am starting my new life with my new husband, and will be going out almost daily, I need an update. Few of us can afford a spa makeover in this economy, so here is how I learned and practiced a bit myself.
You can almost tell the age of a woman by noting the eye shadow colors she uses, the eyeliner thickness or heaviness, the lip color and the blush technique. I went to youtube.com to try to find a natural, yet noticeable updated technique for the whole face, but couldn't really find what I wanted, only separately, like eyes or cheeks or lips or contouring and highlighting. This morning I found a great article that addresses all the face products for a natural daytime look. For nighttime look, you just make the colors deeper/darker, and the eyeliner a bit thicker. It's copyrighted, so I can't copy the whole thing here, but you can find it at http://tinyurl.com/cyftqb . Enjoy! It's spring! A great time for a pick-me-up makeover for yourself!