For a number of years I work for Revlon and had learned numerous makeup tricks to make clients look their best

 

Foundation

 

Bronzers

Shading - Contouring  

Eyes, Brows & Lashes

Blush

Powder

Lipstick

 

 

Skin Tone- Stays the same unless you become tanner or paler. Skin tone is enhanced by: Foundation, Base, Concealer, Powder, Shading or Contouring. 

A commonly asked question is, “What color should I wear?” Color is an accessory. If you are wearing a red shirt, find something with a red tone. If you are wearing purple, you’ll want to find something with a mauve tone. 

FOUNDATION 

The majority of all people, has an olive undertone. To determine which foundation color is best,   tested on the skin (jaw bone area)and if it appears to be slightly pink, indicating there was not enough richness of olive in the base to match the skin. Warm Olive  was tested and was found to be slightly yellow, indicating too much olive. Olive Beige  was tested and was found to match the  undertone and shade(value) exactly.  We carry a number of Olive tone foundations



Which do I apply first, concealer or foundation? 

Apply foundation and then concealer. By applying the foundation first, you see exactly where you still need more coverage. And as you apply the concealer, you will see if more or less is required. 

How do I select the proper foundation shade for my skin? 

The best place to test match your skin tone is on the chin and lower jaw area. To test a color, apply a small amount of foundation and feather out the blend. If the shade isn’t quite right select the next shade up or down in tone. Expect that the foundation chosen in mid-summer may be too dark in mid-winter. The objective of foundation is to smooth and blend skin tone and color differences to a natural healthy look of natural skin. If it looks like a mask, (or feels that way) than too much has been applied. If you see no difference, you have applied too little. Remember foundation should help you look simply beautiful. 

When a great deal of coverage is needed in a specific area, don’t apply heavy foundation to compensate. Use a concealer which should be applied easier, faster and with better results. 



Under the eyes where discoloration is prominent. Between the inner eye and the nose often shows discoloration that can pinch the nose area, making one look tired, and can give the appearance of changing the eyelid shape. At the outer eye, where the upper and lower lid join, there is often a dark line of discoloration that draws down that can be concealed. You can also apply concealer to cover broken blood vessels and skin irregularities. 

Foundations with ingredients that reflect light make skin radiant & blemish free. 

Thick foundation can be mixed with some light moisturizer to give a sheer finish.

A foundation, in either liquid or cream, should blend naturally with your skin. It is preferable not to choose too dark a shade as a line between your jaw and neck will appear. If a tanned look is what you are striving for, use a bronzing powder. 

Use a green concealer before applying foundation if you think you over-blush above acceptable levels. It also hides pimples & broken capillaries. 

+ Use a yellow concealer before applying foundation to cover up dark colored bruises & dark under-eye circles. 

+ Blend a pink/mauve concealer with your regular foundation to help camouflage yellowish bruises & even out uneven yellow-colored skin tone. 

+ To cover up dark circles beneath eyes or eye bags, apply some light liquid foundation on the dark areas followed by a lighter than your foundation shade concealer & blend.

It will also be beneficial to apply some gentle eye cream onto the dark circles below you put on foundation. 

Which do I apply first, concealer or foundation? 

Apply foundation and then concealer. By applying the foundation first, you see exactly where you still need more coverage. And as you apply the concealer, you will see if more or less is required. Apply with brush and pat. But if you can't c good color concealer use the foundation BUT with a brush.


POWDER

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 make-up)

Application Tip: A powder puff or large brush may be used to apply the powder as well as brush away any excess.

Don't add translucent face powder when your face starts to "oil"! This would make instant cakes. Use a face mist spray instead, after which blot with tissue before applying the powder.

Use some shimmery loose powder for a radiant look. Looks especially good on dark skin.

If your skin tone is sallow use a pink or peach powder to lift the color and your spirits