What is translucent
powder used for?
Translucent powders are designed to “set” make-up. The powder
absorbs the oil or moisture in the make-up to create a dry surface
on the skin. Translucent powders should not add color to your
make-up. (Powders that incorporate foundations are used for
coverage as a foundation and are not recommended for setting
How do I find the right concealer?
Forget all the rules on concealer: green covers red, yellow
covers red and brown, orange covers blue. This doesn’t seem
simple. Many companies have developed concealers that match the
skin tone. They are formulated with a great deal of pigment so a
thin application will actually conceal or hide the various
undertones. This makes the choice and application much easier and
the results flawless. Simply pick the shade that best matches the
skin tone at the lower eyelid.
Apply concealer with a small brush. This way you can apply the
product in the same exact size and shape necessary. If you use
your finger, the size of the area you cover is dependent on the
size of your finger.
I could really
use some lipstick tips -- any suggestions?
That depends on what you’re going for. For a natural lip look-
cover the entire lip area with a pencil close to your lips natural
shade. For intensified color- apply pencil over the entire
lip area followed by a coordinating lipstick. For fuller lips-
outline lips slightly outside the lip line and fill in with
lipstick. In most cases you will want a pencil slightly darker
than the lipstick. (Remember the lips have more color then the
surrounding skin. Therefore the darker pencil is necessary to
compensate). To correct uneven lips- Simply even the lips
with the lip pencil and fill with lipstick. To minimize
lipstick bleeding- Outline the lips with a broad line using a
lip pencil. Powder the pencil line. Fill in the lips with
lipstick, but carry the lipstick just up to the lip pencil. This
helps set a barrier for the more emollient lipstick.