We can easily say that contouring and highlighting is one of the biggest trends in makeup although contouring and highlighting is a part of a makeup application for a long time. What is contouring and highlighting? With contouring and highlighting we want to bring back the 3D look of the face, to give more dept on the contoured areas and highlight the highest point of the face. When you apply foundation on the skin it covers the blemishes and refreshes the face but at the same time it kinda wipes off the features and shapes. With contouring we can give more dept and shape to the face also because we are shading the contoured areas will look optically sharper and smaller. For contouring we are using a greyish - brown colour as we want to make it look the natural and real as possible. This colour can be 3 or 4 shades darker than our skin colour. Highlighting is a process of enhancing the face areas where the light "hits the face". The highlighted area is lighter and optically looks wider and bigger. Usually its the centre of the forehead, under the eyebrows and under eye area, top of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupid bow and centre of the chin. The colour can be 2 or 3 shades lighter than our skin colour depends how intensive we want to go with it. Tip of the day: if you don't know where to contour your face, all you need to do is to check your face in a natural light in the mirror. The shadows on the face will show you where you have to contour. Generally its the hairline on the forehead or the temples, eye socket, nose, under the cheekbones, jawline and chin. Don't forget the contours are changing as the per the face shapes and they are never straight. Also keep in mind that when you are contouring you are shading so the best contours are more shadows on the face perfectly blended and smoothened out not harsh lines. Stay with us tomorrow as we will talk about contouring products in details
Master the foundation application and be your own makeup artist. Brush? Sponge? Fingers? what works the best for you? When its about foundation we are always sceptical what is the best way to apply it. Well it depends what is the type of your foundation and what works the best for you. You have one main goal to achieve a flawless skin.
- Use your fingers if you are not happy with the brush strokes or the sponge.
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.
Brush? Sponge? Beauty blender or fingers? What is the right way? Well it depends what is the texture of your foundation. If its liquid the best is to apply with a foundation brush or buffing or kabuki brush. This way the foundation layer will be thin and invisible on your skin but the same time a nice coverage. The Beauty blender is for blending the foundation after the brush application. Cream foundations especially if we are using Kryolan Supracolor, Dermacolor or TV Stick the best to apply with wet latex sponge by dabbing in the skin not dragging around the foundation. Tip of the day: If you have a dry skin and wondering how to achieve dewy and healthy glowing skin here is our tip for you. Before applying the liquid foundation spray your face with a water spray or rose water. Do this between every single step. The rose water will give you a moisturised and dewy look.
The most common problem that all of us struggling from to find the right colour of the foundation we are wearing. When you go to the makeup store forget about trying the foundation on your hands. The reason is:
- is not the same colour like your face
- the skin on our face is more sensitive
- the skin on your face is a different skin type than your hands so of course you have to find the matching foundation to your skin type.
Lets talk about skin types The first thing we need to do is to find out what is our skin type.
- If your skin have a healthy glowing and feels smooth then you are the lucky one who have a normal skin.