Whoever said choice was a good thing probably wasn’t a woman trying to find the right foundation. Years ago we just grabbed a bottle of beige cream and called it good, but now we have so many options to choose from, including liquids, powders, sticks, pressed powders, and of course the new mineral powders. How are we ever to pick the right one? We’ve collected a bit of information here to help narrow it down for you. As a basic rule: oily skin types should go for more powder and matte formulas, whereas normal to dry can use more oil-based options. If your skin is dry and dehydrated liquids works the best. Here are the foundations, and when it’s best to use each one. Liquid: The most popular option, liquids have been around for a long time and continue to be favorites because they’re so flexible and natural-looking. Oil-based formulas are best for dry to normal skin, and water-based formulas are better for those with oily skin. Liquids also work well in color combinations, if you’re into making your own shades by mixing two or more colors. Be careful of the long-wearing, smudgeproof versions. Though they may stay on longer, they typically have waxy and oily ingredients that can cause skin irritation or breakouts. (In humid conditions, though, they can be lifesavers.) Oil-free options or matte finish brands are best for those with oily or acne-prone skin. Ultra-mattes can also be good for oily types, but tend to leave the skin dry and taut. Cream: Cream foundation is a good choice for those with dry or mature skin. It provides medium to heavy coverage, and helps skin look soft and smooth. Sticks: These foundations come in solid form and have more of a drying effect, which may make them best for those with oily skin. They are also good for covering scars and flaws, and for creating more coverage. These are often used in photography sessions, but for everyday use, you may find them too heavy and thick-feeling. Powder: Similar to pressed powder, loose-powder foundations help control shine. However, they can be too drying. All but the most oily skin types may want to use these for touch-ups only. They also work well when you’re in a hurry, and can be great options for young girls just starting out on makeup as they’re light and easy to apply. Tip of the day: use translucent powder to set your foundation to get a beautiful and matte finish. Don't forget to visit our blog tomorrow to read about setting your foundation and face powders.
In today's digital age of Instagram, seven-second videos, and of course, selfies, an HD foundation becomes almost as essential to your social game as a strong Wi-Fi connection and adequate battery life. Long praised for their ability to create an airbrushed effect under the most high-def cameras, most formulas combine the use of coated pigments and ultra-fluid textures to provide a seamless finish, no matter how closely you will zoom in on a picture. HD Micro Foundation Smoothing Fluid is a soft, micronized foundation with anti-aging complex and protects the skin from harmful environmental influences – for a perfect appearance. Ideally suited for natural looking make-up for high definition camera work in photography, fashion shows, show events, weddings and more. Apply Smoothing Fluid thinly and evenly with a fine-pore make-up sponge or foundation brush. Allow to act briefly and powder if necessary with Micro Finish Powder. ECARF certified. HD Micro Foundation Cream is a micronized foundation with unique light reflection. Optically, it significantly reduces the shadow effects of wrinkles. Which means that it enables natural, youthful appearance especially with make-up for high-definition camera techniques for film, TV and photography. At the same time, special ingredients protect the skin from harmful environmental influences. Thinly and evenly apply HD Micro Foundation Cream with the included very fine-pore make-up sponge or alternatively with a foundation brush and set it with HD Micro Finish Powder. ECARF certified. Tip of the day: the secret of the HD foundations is to layer them while applying on the face. With this application technique you will get a perfect and flawless coverage but invisible on the skin. Visit our log tomorrow guys to read and learn about different foundation application techniques.
The absolutely favourite full coverage foundation is the Kryolan TV Paint Stick not only makeup artists but anyone loves it who wants a flawless skin just in few strokes. As a texture is dry and giving a semi matte finish. Perfect for combination skin and effectively reduces the shiny on the oily skin also. Mostly used in theatre, TV, bridal makeup but can be used for any occasion. No primer required before the TV Stick. The foundation will stay for more than 12 hours on our skin with just applying the TV stick on a plain skin. What is really important to make sure that the skin is dry (not over moisturised and wet because of the moisturiser or primer). In this case the foundation will stick to the skin and in 40 minutes will absorb. Because its full coverage we can use it for creating drag makeup and its perfect in blocking out the eyebrows also. The application can be with a foundation brush and the latex sponge also. The before and after picture of the Kryolan TV Stick Foundation application Tip of the day: apply the TV Stick with a wet sponge for a natural look if you need more coverage apply the TV Stick foundation with foundation brush. Stay tuned guys as tomorrow you can read about the HD foundations.
We all know our favourite liquid foundations which are giving a light to medium coverage. But what should we do if we are struggling from skin problems, dark circles under the eyes, scars on the face ? The liquid foundations coverage is not strong enough. This is the moment when we will choose a cream foundation to cover and correct all these skin problems and correct the skin types. We will talk about the Kryolan Cream foundations. For the first time you will say no, Kryolan is a Professional Stage Makeup and its only for stage or TV. It is for makeup artists but if you know exactly how to use the products you can easily use them on a daily basis. Lets do a quick and useful review of our amazing foundations:
- Supracolor is an oil based moisturising cream foundation also known as greasepaint. Perfect for normal to dry skin and for the mature skin. The best to apply with a wet sponge by dabbing for a full coverage, glossy finish.
When applied correctly, liquid foundation can create a beautiful, dewy finish that doesn't look like makeup at all! Liquid foundation can be little tricky to apply at first, but with a bit of practice, you can achieve flawless-looking skin in a matter of minutes. This article will teach you three different ways to apply liquid foundation. Fingers work best if you want a lighter more natural coverage. Use a sponge or foundation brush to achieve a fuller coverage and create a glam, camera-ready finish. 1.Cleanse and moisturise your face. Makeup should always be applied to a clean canvas. Wash your face using your normal cleanser and pat dry. If you have dry skin, apply a moisturiser and wait a few minutes before applying foundation to give the moisturiser a chance to work.
- If you are in a hurry or have applied too much moisturiser, blot your face with a tissue to remove excess moisturiser before applying foundation.
- Think about blending the foundation lightly, not rubbing it in, and definitely not "slathering" it on.
- If you need more coverage, add more foundation to your face a dab at a time.
- If you have a sponge, use it to blend the foundation at your jawline using short downward strokes.
- If you notice a distinct color change at the jawline, you may need a different shade of foundation.
Tip of the day: for a moisturised dewy look apply the liquid foundation with a wet sponge. In this case you can blend your foundation perfectly in the skin and the result will be natural and flawless.
Stay tuned guys for the best tips and tricks about the foundation this week.
Tomorrow we will talk about the cream foundations and will give you tips how to apply them effortlessly and how to get a flawless, airbrushed look.
Dubai Zombie challenge I attended the three days Dubai zombie challenge that took place in wonderland, Dubai from 7th till 9th of April 2016 The event was organised and supervised by the famous French Le Manoir de Paris, they are specialised in makeup and special effects. There were 2 amazing ladies Laura and Dalila they were responsible for the clients that wants to change into zombies, they took good care of them with smiles and love from the entrance till the makeup room, and they also were supervising the whole event. Then another French person to train the new zombies, in addition to two more men that were responsible for all the details of the game from maintenance to the safety of the clients, They were very well organised and they planned everything that they even had first aid kit to help the clients. First day i went before we start we had a meeting with the two professional French makeup artists Emilia and Camilla we were seven makeup artists in addition to them, by the second day we ended up in only 5 persons, they divide us as follows
- One group for the latex
- One group for the Air brush
- One group for coloring details
- One group for the final touch of clothes and hair and rest of the body
- Camilla and Emilia took over the Air brush details and were also overlooking all the groups to make sure that we were on the right track
Our students of, " The Lipstick Make Up Institute " have the great opportunity, have been chosen to be participate in an amazing event of Le Manoir de Paris which brought its popular Zombie Challenge event to Dubai, Spring 2016. This interactive event makes participants feel like they are the star of their own scary movie. Hollywood quality decor, makeup, costumes and music create an unforgettable ambiance. Physical challenges will intensify the experience as “Survivors” try to escape the zombie invasion.
The skills that our students obtained during this process uses special effects makeup is priceless.
We enjoyed giving the ladies Free Tips and Tricks to make the best of their complections even for a busy day at office. Looking good always makes you feel great. Start with a good clean face and putting on the correct foundation is the most important aspect of applying make up. Most of us are applying the wrong colour foundation. MOST Importantly, DO NOT test the foundation on your hand. You MUST test it on the face. The colour and skin on the hand is completely different.