I don’t know about you but I’ve been washed out at work this week in London – we have been filming all week and the rain just keeps getting heavier! Even my wellies are filling up!
Not good, so let’s spice things up a bit with a shot of sex appeal through your makeup. Seeing as it’s mid-week (already?! again?! Have a look here for last weeks midweek article) I thought that I’d do a little mid-week madness and give you an idea for a date night sultry sexy look that will have your fella weak at the knees … read on …
For that dewy look on your cheeks, keep your foundation application light and only apply where it’s absolutely needed, like around your nose, chin etc, to even out your skin tone. Then smile into the mirrow and use a cream blusher on the apples of your cheeks
Take your liquid eyeliner and starting at the midpoint of your eye, create a sexy cats eye by flicking the outer line which will open up your “come to bed” eyes Apply black mascara to finish off your look
Keep your lips wet with a light pink or coral gloss and you’re ready for a sultry sexy mid week date night!
Did you enjoy your hot tip last tuesday? Click here to remind yourself!
Ok, so do you guys know that you shouldn’t keep your makeup forever? Or do you think that if it’s kept in a cool dry place and kept closed then you might be able to keep it forever!? Well, here’s some news for you… let Make Up Like A Protell you that makeup expires and it might be sooner than you think or sooner than you’d like! J As soon as you break the seal on your makeup, the bacteria begins to grow
You have to use your own judgement because makeup companies are not required to post expiration warnings on their labels and you should also be aware of the guidelines that experts recommend
By keeping your makeup cool means that you give the preservatives that help to fight off bacteria, more of a chance to stay intact so that will help your makeup stay fresher for longer
NEVER re-use your makeup after an eye infection as the bacteria will spread and infect anything else that it comes into contact with. That’s another reason to clean your brushes regularly (I clean mine after EVERY use when I’m working). And if your makeup starts to smell or looks like it changes colour, then get rid of it!
Here’s a guideline indicating the approximate length of time that you should keep each piece of makeup in your makeup bag:
Mascara approximately 3 months
Makeup sponges should be washed after every use and thrown away after 1 month
Oil free foundation approximately 1 year
Cream foundation approximately 1 year
Concealer approximately 12-18 months
Powder approximately 18 months
Blush and Bronzer approximately 18 months
Cream blusher approximately12-18 months
Eyeshadow approximately18 months
Eyeliner approximately 18 months
Liquid eyeliner approximately 6 months
Lipstick and Lipgloss approximately 18 months
Lipliner approximately 1 year
Nail polish approximately 2-3 years
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
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
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
So it’s Friday … AT LAST! How are you feeling? Have you had a good week?
I’m not sure about you all but I’ve had a long week this week filming and I’ve been up before 5am each morning and in bed around 11pm so my skin is looking a little tired by this point in the week! That’s why good makeup and skincare is an essential part of my daily regime
This is what I have been rocking out at 5am each morning !!
I needed a little bit of help to put that sparkle back into my eyes… I needed some makeup magic to give me the sparkle … And only took under 3 minutes to do all this …
I patted some MAC cream blush into the apples of my cheeks, dotted some of my trusted and favoured product, Touché Éclat, under my eyes and around the edge of my nose, put my L’oreal million dollar lash mascara on, cleaned up any smudges (it was 5am so the clean up was more than usual!!) and chucked some lip gloss on with a coral hue … When the sun eventually came up, the colour looked looked HOT in the light!I’ve pretty much been doing that every day this week
Fancy a Killer Make Up Like A Pro pout? Grab a colourless lip balm with a slight shimmer and apply it to the skin just above your cupids bow. This is under your nose and between the peaks of your top lip!
By removing dark and adding light to that area creates the illusion of space… Which means, in makeup terms, that your lip area looks bigger to the naked eye! Bonus, right!
To make sure you reflect the light on your lips, apply a moisturising lipstick and make sure it’s got a high shine! Matte ones won’t reflect the light.Create light on your bottom lip and add a swipe of shimmer balm on the centre of your lower lip.
Defined lips are on trend … I think they always kinda were, right
Do you know how to apply your lip liner for a killer pout? Let me tell you Make Up Like A Pro’s method to get a killer pout
Start at the top of your Cupid’s bow and work downwards and outwards. Then line your bottom lip from corner to corner… Fill your lips in with lip liner then use a complimentary colour lippie to finish the look!Beauti-FULL
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
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
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
How was your Monday? Did you enjoy my article yesterday on choosing the right makeup bag? Did it make you take a look at your makeup bag and have a sort out?!
So now it’s Tuesday and that means Make Up Like A Pro’s TIP TUESDAY!
Today’s tip is about LIPS …
… And it is as simple as this …
“When you are creating your statement lip, try doing your makeup in this order … foundation, concealer, eye brightener, your chosen statement lip colour, eyes then cheeks… By doing it in this order, you are ensuring that you will coordinate your other makeup around your lips and won’t run the risk of looking OTT”
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!
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
Make sure you keep these precious tips in mind so keep re-reading this article to remind yourself what they are!
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!
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!