Friday, March 16, 2012

Apply Foundation Like a PRO

Hey Ladies!  I feel that one of the most common questions I receive is how to properly apply foundation. I'm always reading beauty articles & I love to share what I think is helpful I'm going to show you guys this article! Hope it helps & Enjoy 

As the weather heats up and we spend more time under the sun, we need to adjust our makeup application technique to ensure flawless coverage, without looking cakey and piled on. We caught up with Le Metier de Beaute Direction Mikey Castillo and trainer/makeup artist Erin Lockard for insider tips on how to apply foundation seamlessly. 

HOW TO Apply Foundation Like A Pro

  1. Start with a small amount of foundation and use a flat foundation brush to stretch the pigment, allowing the foundation to provide coverage without revealing itself on the skin. You don't want to see any streaking
  2. A lightweight foundation with SPF is ideal for Spring and Summer. Save the heavier coverage for nighttime and use concealer to cover spots and blemishes during the day. Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Complex has an SPF of 20 and the coverage is sheer to medium, allowing the skin to maintain its natural luster.
  1. Last but not least, you need to set the beautiful canvas with a sheer pressed powder. Swirling a brush on the skin just creates an explosion of powder all over the face! In order to set makeup properly, you must firmly press the applicator on the skin in a rock and roll motion. Whether the applicator is a brush or sponge, rock the applicator on the surface, and roll the powder on to the skin. This motion fills in the pores, making the face appear more flawless and also seamlessly binds the foundation to the skin. This is the best way to ensure long-wearing, superior performance. A powder like Le Metier de Beaute Visage de Soie Finishing Powder contains neither talc nor cornstarch, giving the powder true translucency on the skin without ever looking dry or pasty. When touched-up throughout the day, it's virtually undetectable on the skin, exactly how a pressed powder should be.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Makeup Forever HD Foundation

Hey Everyone, So yesterday I went to the Makeup Forever Boutique to restock on my favorite foundation! It is on the pricier side costing $40.00 a bottle but a little goes a long way. Myself as well as all my clients love the texture and feel of this foundation. It has moderate coverage which is perfect for everyday wear or for special occasions. 

HD Invisible Cover Foundation

HD Invisible Cover Foundation
What it is:
An oil-free medium-to-full-coverage liquid foundation that covers skin imperfections flawlessly while remaining invisible on-screen and in real life.

What it does:
This long-wearing foundation creates a soft-focus effect, which is designed to meet the coverage concerns of those in the spotlight. It leaves your complexion with such a flawless finish, it can withstand bright or harsh lighting.

What else you need to know:
This Sephora-exclusive foundation comes in 25 shades to suit all skintones. Please click on the "Additional Information" tab below to find the concealer that coordinates with your foundation shade. MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation is an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner.
Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for this product.

Want to save some money??
Since the HD foundation is a little pricey, I found an equivalent pharmacy brand foundation that has the same type of texture which is the L'oreal True Match. This foundation can be found at your nearest pharmacy. It's priced around $8-$13 a bottle. 

These are both Liquid Foundations. There's several types of foundations which I will talk about on my next post! Stay Tuned! 

Any questions you can comment on the comment box below! ; )