1970s Disco Fever by Make Up Like A Pro

So a friend of mine is off to a 1970’s party tomorrow night and asked me at Make Up Like A Pro for some tips… I’ve posted back to her on my Facebook LIKE page but I thought that I’d share it with you guys on here, especially as it’s a FRIDAY NIGHT!!  Wooh hoo

1970's VOGUE

Is anyone else going to a 1970’s party this weekend?  If so then share your makeup looks with me on here!

This is what I suggested to my friend though … see what you all think :)

The 70’s was GREAT for the Disco fever… and think Farrah Fawcett for your hair style as that’s pretty easy to mimic and will instantly drop you into the 70’s. See the attached photo and grab yourself some huge fat heated curlers and curl your hair in the direction off of your face in small sections. Carry this on all around your head to create lots of movement. Use hairspray that has some movement in it like Elnette Diamond hold or something similar to create a flexible hold look. You might need something stronger to hold the curl around your face

Farrah Fawcett
For your eyes think COLOUR! Blues and Yellow eye shadows were really popular. See the attached photo and mix it in with some glitter if you want to!Define your cheekbones with a complementary colour – peach or soft pink – (suck your cheeks in to create a hollow to find your cheek bones) and top them with some highlighter to show off your bone structureUse eyeliner over your entire eye lid lash line and kick it out at the edges in a slight cats flick. Finish your eyes off with some false lashes. For your foundation, think clean and dewy with a freshly moisturised look. Go for a light moisturising foundation or an illuminating creamAs your eyes should do most of the talking, make your lips less of a statement. Go for a glossy bright pink as it will make your lips slightly more subtle yet still flirtatious

Oh and don’t forget your nails!  Some women in the 70’s opted for bare nails and others opted for deep brick reds, browns and burgundies
Voilla!
xxx

Thanksgiving THURSDAY Make Up Like A Pro Style

Give THANKS this Thanksgiving for ALL DAY Makeup and do it Like A Pro!

 For all of you guys that are celebrating Thanksgiving today, you’ll be busy running around cooking in a hot kitchen, cleaning the house… Generally running around like crazy, right?
So your face will be doing that marathon with you! This article gives you some great product ideas that will ensure that your makeup stays put all day with a minimum amount of touch ups throughout your day so you’ll remain picture perfect in every way
Apply a primer before you put your foundation on. This will not only help your makeup stay on longer but it will help your makeup go on more smoothly too.  Double bonus!  Using a primer is one of the key products when I’m doing someone’s makeup…
Mac prep and prime skin base visage is great
MAC Prep and Prime Skin Base Visage
Eyeshadow primers are a must have to stop that dreaded crease along your lids appearing as you get hotter!   They will keep your eyeshadow colour from disappearing and they will stop it from creasing.  It’s a superb  product
Pick a long wear foundation. Some are good for 14 hours! Take a look around and don’t be afraid to  ask the makeup counters for a tester so you can compare a few different ones. I use Yves Saint Laurent Teint Radiance and it’s stunning
YSL Teint Radiance
Apply your concealer with a brush as it will go on better and stay on better and make sure you set your foundation and concealer with a matte powder!
Have you tried using blotting papers before? They allow you to stay matte without the need to keep powdering, so you won’t get a build up of makeup throughout the day. They will rid your face of any extra oil without budging your makeup
 Try out a some cream eyeshadow and blend it into your crease and socket line and use a water-resistant eyeliner. This will keep your eyes looking freshly lined and so will give the illusion of a fresh-recently-applied makeup!
For lips that just keep on going, line your lips with a lip liner first and then colour in your entire lip with your liner. Then apply your lippie which you will now find will stick firmly on top!
If you follow these priceless recommendations you’ll be well on your way to keeping fresh-faced all day
All Day Makeup
VOILLA
xxx

Precious Tips

Phew…It’s Saturday!

How was everyone’s week? Did you try out any of the ideas I gave you this week?  Staying beautiful naturally?  Keeping your makeup to a minimum?

Looking pretty and polished without a lot of makeup does take practice so don’t get disheartened if you haven’t quite mastered it as you would have hoped… it’s only your first week!  It is one of the most versatile makeup looks though, so if you can grasp it, then you’re already streets ahead.  You can rock it at the office, on a date or for Sunday lunch.  It’s shattering, classic and chic.  The best combination.

So, moving on from the natural look, and all the tips that I gave you to create it, today I am going to give you some special Makeup Artist Tricks and Tips.  They’re to help you get yourself out of a sticky situation if you are caught short.  When I tell you what they are, I think that you will be a little surprised that you have not thought of them yourself!

Precious tips

Here goes …

If you can’t find the perfect lip colour in your makeup bag,  mix a little eye shadow with your lip gloss… this will create your own custom colour!

For a maximum lash curl, heat your eyelash curlers under your hairdryer for about 5-7 seconds … be more cautious when curling though as the metal will be warm!

As part of my kit, there are certain eye colours that need to be mixed with water as it intensifies the colour pigments.  You can try that at home when you wet your eye shadow applicator with a SMALL amount of water.  The colour will POP out and it will remain on your lids for longer too

If you’ve run out of your foundation, don’t despair… mix a small amount of your concealer with moisturiser!  Tip – use an oil free moisturiser as it won’t slide around your face so much

Do you clean your brushes?  You should do.  This will give them a longer life and they will work better for you.  I clean mine after each use. Use a small amount of brush cleaner or shampoo and leave them to dry thoroughly… preferably over night.  To clean your foundation or blusher brush, place a small amount of shampoo into the palm of your hand and before you wet your bristles, rub the brush into your palm and work up a dry lather.  Then rinse the soap out thoroughly with warm water. By lathering it up dry, the soap will mix directly with the makeup on your brush to remove it

If you want to make your nose look smaller, apply your normal foundation as you would to your nose, then use a highlighter down the centre of your nose.  This will lighten the middle and give the illusion of narrowed width

VOILLA!

Make sure you keep these precious tips in mind so keep re-reading this article to remind yourself what they are!

xxx

 

Face it – NAKED

So it seems that I was on the money with my post about a no makeup, makeup at the weekend!

It was all the talk backstage at NY fashion week for the Spring 2013 trends.  Some other trends included nude lips, buff nails, deep side partings and … wait for it … FLAWLESS faces!

Face it, naked

Let’s be honest though, a flawless face is more of a way of life isn’t it.  It’s about finding the best techniques that work for you.

I think that you guys should rock that look at least once a week from now on which will get your confidence up at wearing “less is more”.   If it is new for you then of course it will take some getting used to, but give it a go!

If you are keen on doing nothing and going natural, then running a brush through your hair and applying a small amount of lip gloss can make all the difference… the difference between sleek and shabby!

Go face naked!

xxx