Makeup Basics 101, life-style expert Valerie Joseph said,
Learn the shelf life of your makeup and a flawless summer face
Looks like Summer is here and a good time to take a hard look at what our makeup and beauty tools look like.
HACK #1: THE LIFE OF YOUR MAKEUP
(tools: 3 chalkboard signs, makeup categories)
Many people don't realize, but makeup also has a shelf life. Be sure to dispose of anything old, broken or causes irritation.
Here's a general guideline for how long you should keep an item before disposing of it due to bacteria:
• 3 MONTHS
o Liquid Eye Liners
• 6 MONTHS
o Eye creams, bases
o Cream eye shadows
o Cream foundations or pancakes
o Face Powders w/brush or sponges that have had contact with product
• 12 MONTHS
o Liquid foundations
o Concealers w/o stick applicator
• AS NEEDED
o Powder and cake eyeshadow/blush
o Eye liners (pencil)
HACK #2: THE LIFE OF YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES
(tools: makeup brushes, acrylic stand, towel, soap & water demo, baby shampoo)
Even makeup brushes expire. If your brushes have lost its shape time to toss it out. Makeup tools should be cleaned on a weekly basis – at least – to prevent bacteria buildup.
• TO CLEAN:
o Wet bristles with lukewarm water
o Place a drop of brush cleaner or soap into palm (I like using baby shampoo, because it's gentle)
o Gently massage tips
o Rinse bristles
o Squeeze excess moisture with clean towel
o Reshape brush head
o Let dry with bristles hanging off the edge of counter
• PRO TIP
*Never let brushes dry on towel – the bristles can become mildewed
*Keep base of brush head away from soap and water as bristles are glued to base and water and detergent can cause glue to disintegrate and bristle become loose.
HACK #3: SUSHI MAT ROLLUP
(tools: sushi mat, elastic band, needle and thread, makeup brushes)
Most of us may have these in your kitchen drawer. A sushi mat! Lindsey as you know, I don't cook in my kitchen. Instead, I create! Here's how you can create a sushi mat roll for your makeup brushes:
• Sushi mat
• Black elastic band. (I like using black so it doesn't show your makeup as much as the white elastic would)
• Take the elastic and thread through the 1st 2 rows
• Securely sew the ends down
• Continue to thread the elastic through the mat at various widths to fit all your different brushes.
Roll and wrap it up with a cute ribbon
When we come back, we'll teach you how to achieve a fresh summer face with 4 products and how to easily transition from day to night.
Part two: Create a fresh summer face with four products and the transition from day to night -
(Model – Keiki)
DAYTIME SUMMER FACE:
4 products you'll need:
2. Eyebrow pencil
3. Lip Color
Step 1: Apply foundation all over face for a smooth look.
Step 2: Fill in eyebrows with pencil. Eyebrows are the single feature that help shape your face so be sure to fill them in slightly
Step 3: Add lipcolor
Step 4: Use lipcolor and dab 3 dots on apples of cheeks and blend
Step 5: Use leftover color on fingertips to blend just under brows
Step 6: Finish with mascara
We used the same 4 products to create Becca's daytime face. On the right here, you can see that we…..
Step 1: Use a bright red color to lips and cheek
Step 2; Add False lashes. Lashes help to open up your eyes for a more vibrant look
Step 3: Finish with loose powder
We used the same 4 products to create Jenn's daytime face.
If you have dark thick lashes (lucky you!), we're going to focus on the eyes. On the right you can see that we….
Step 1: Add eyeliner to create a more dramatic look
Step 2; Use bronzer to contour along cheekbones and frame face
Step 3: Apply deeper color to lips and dab on apples of cheeks
Step 4: Add highlight on cheekbones for that JLo Glow ?
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