Wednesday Tip of the Week : Another use for Concealer

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PRODUCTS REQUIRED two Concealers two Brushes – Highlighting and Contouring

Using the small concealer brush and the lighter camouflage, apply at outside corner of your eye and around your nose and upper lip area. Then use a small amount of the darker concealer down the side top of the nose.

Now the nose looks more defined but shaded narrower, the upper lip is brighter and adds more contrast to lip colour. Your concealer of choice should be more liquid to give a dewy area for the lighter colours. The darker concealer should be one tone darker than your skin and used very subtly. Concealer is especially great to use when you have dry skin to highlight and contour with.

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Scary Makeup for Halloween!

Sugar skullHalloween is almost here and you are probably thinking about what scary makeup you’re going to create! But who says that zombies can’t be gorgeous and terrifying at the same time?

Here’s two fabulous looks created and modeled by one of our in house Makeup Artists Samantha. A light blue sugar skull and a dark purple gothic look, both perfect for the most terrifying night of the year!

For more Scary Halloween Makeup you can also skim over our Pinterest Tab ! You will find a lot of other ideas.

Dark purple gothic

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Family Dinner Makeup Look

Thanksgiving Makeup

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and Sam, Makeup Artist for the Kirsch Cosmetics Studio in Toronto is giving you some tips for a family dinner makeup look.


1. Apply your foundation and cover your small imperfection with a concealer.

2. Brush and fill in your eye brows

3. Take a soft brown and apply it all over your lid and into your crease. Use a darker brown on the outside corner of your eye.

4. Highlight your brow bones and the inside corner of your eyes with a light beige shimmer.

5. Use a dark and neutral eyeliner to line your top lash line. For cat eyes, you can extend the line and flick it up a tiny bit.

6. Use a brown pencil in your waterline and just below the lashes.

7. Apply Mascara on your top and bottom lashes.

8. Use Bronzer and Blush for a peachy complexion

9. Apply a nude lipstick and gloss.

This is a great and easy look for family events. You’re definitely prepared for group selfies!

Thanksgiving makeup

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What does each makeup brush do?

Makeup Brushes

- Small Camouflage / Large Camouflage: Designed to be used for covering small or bigger imperfections.

- Eye Shader Brush: Used for packing the eye shadow on the lid.

- Small Detail Brush: Use this tiny detail brush for the outer corner, or below the lashes to apply shadow in a targeted area. Can also be used to highlight over the tear duct with no mess.

- Medium Contour Brush: Use this brush for applying shadow into your crease if you want more precision, or have a smaller crease area. Large Contour Brush: A brush for blending colour into the crease of the eye or across the brow bone.

- Eye Liner Brush: Use this brush with gel or liquid liner to get a very thin, fine line.

- Angular Brush: It can be use for brows or eye lining with a wet eye shadow.

- Angled Blush Brush / Round Blush Brush: Use to blend in colour or apply face powder.

- Bronzer brush: Perfect for your bronzer application.

- Kabuki Brush: In order to apply your bronzer and your blush at the same time. Apply bronzer on the white face and blush on the black.

- Spool Brush: Blend out brows for a natural look or comb through lashes after mascara.

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How to create the perfect, long lasting Red Lips in 3 easy steps

Red Lips

1.    Use a Red Lip Pencil and line your lips. In order to achieve the right shape, always apply your pencil from your outer corner to your Cupid’s bow for the top lip, and for the bottom lip make a line in the middle then draw from the corner and down to meet the bottom line. These steps ensure you don’t overdraw too much and end up with clown lips.

2.     Once your get the perfect line, fill the rest of your lips with your red pencil. This acts like a primer, giving you fuller coverage and long lasting lips.

3.     Using a brush for more precision, apply your Red Lipstick following the lip line you just made.

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Tips and tricks for a Flawless Complexion

Flawless Complexion

 

A good skin care routine can keep your skin healthy and flawless for years to come. Here are the top 5 tips for taking great care of your skin:

  1. Protect your Skin from the sun

Always use a sunscreen, even during Fall/Winter. To facilitate your morning routine, you can use a BB Cream or a moisturizer with a SPF. Also, avoid the sun between 12pm and 2pm, when the sun’s rays are strongest.

  1. Don’t Smoke

Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to the development of your wrinkles. It also damages the collagen and elastin of your skin, which give it strength and elasticity.

  1. Treat your skin gently

Avoid strong soaps and detergents: they can strip oil from your skin, use mild cleansers instead.

Try to take warm rather than hot showers, which remove the oil from your skin. After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on your skin. And make sure to moisturize dry skin with a moisturizer that fits your skin type.

  1. Eat Healthy

Your diet has consequences on your skin. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and proteins. Avoid sugars and bleached flour.

  1. Manage Stress

Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and can lead to more skin problem. Try managing your stress by taking some yoga lessons, setting your own limits, making to-do lists, and  doing all the things that you enjoy.

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Pandora Jewelry Vs Pandora’s Makeup Box

Pandora Trademark

Corporate Giants think that they can use BULLYING tactics whether they’re right or wrong. They can CRUSH the little guy with huge legal fees in order to achieve their goals. The reality of having to use lawyers to fight against a 2 billion dollar ‘Goliath’ of a company like Pandora Jewelry may prove too great to overcome. I feel that by making my fight public I am standing up for all small companies that are being bullied into submission. There are very few ‘David’s’ that survive a legal battle where the corporate giant’s solution is to force the little guy to go bankrupt or give up. Help me #FightCorporateBullying by watching and sharing this video.

#FightCorporateBullying #FightTrademarkBullies 

#PandoraJewelryVsPandorasMakeupBox

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WEDDING MAKEUP FOR FALL

What is Fall Bridal Makeup? Bride’s decide month’s before their wedding what they would like to wear for their October … November wedding. They know where the wedding is going to be and they plan their colour palette for the flowers and decor well in advance. Here are some step by step ideas for your Fall wedding.

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Keep the skin natural and flawless

Bronzer does not have to be used like a summer tan

Eyes can be darker with a combination of brown and black

Deeper colours on the lip work well with dark hair

Flushed cheek with plum or deeper pinks are perfect when blended

HAPPY FALL

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Soft Makeup for Teen Beauty

Teen Beauty

Teenagers start very early to have a special interest on fashion and beauty. But as a teen, it’s not advisable to apply extra makeup. It will make you superficial and too much older than you actually are. Teenage makeup should always be soft and subtle. Only a touch of colour on your eyes, your cheeks and your lips does you a fresh and natural look! You don’t need more…

Here’s a quick makeup look that you can use every day, or for special occasions.

If you have a skin problem, you can use a touch of camouflage with the brush to cover imperfections. Then add a touch of powder to perfect your skin tone.

  • Brush and feather your eyebrow with a pencil of the same colour.
  • Apply a colourful colour on your eyelid and a little over on the arch of your brow bone. In this picture we have used Sky Violet Eye Shadow.
  • Now use a very light shimmer, and apply it just under you eyebrow and on the inside corner of your eyes.
  • Take an Eye pencil darker than your Eye shadow, here, we have used Aubergine, a dark brown/purple. Trace a line at the root of your eyelashes. The line should be thinner in your inside corner and broader in the outside to open up your eyes.
  • Apply mascara on your upper lashes by sliding the brush sideways and for extra thickness coat the top of your top lashes.
  • Use a pink blush as long as you don’t have naturally pink cheeks and a nude and shiny Lip Gloss on your lips and you’re ready in less than 10minutes
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How to make you lips look bigger

How to Make your Lips Bigger

  1. Prep your lips using some honey or lip balm on them and brush them gently with a toothbrush.
  2. Use a Lip Pencil close to your lip colour and overdraw them slightly.
  3. Use a white pencil and highlight the upper part of your lips. Blend it softly with your finger.
  4. Use a soft Pink Lipstick that matches your lip colour and/or your lip pencil.
  5. Add a nude gloss for a perfect shiny finish.

Other tips: You can apply a touch of bronzer just under your bottom lips to add more definition.

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