I've always been a minimalist with MAKEUP. Didn't really believe in it.
Anyway it was a "sin" in my family!
I scorned those young women who spent hours and dollars slathering stuff onto their perfectly good faces.
But recently I had a very important event to attend. I wanted to look more vital - less pale and wrinkled. In other words, NOT 80!
So, trembling, I consulted a very classy professional "esthetician" who taught me these astonishing basics of 'making up' my face.
CONCEAL, CONTOUR, and COLOR
First - you dot pats of skin-colored creamy stuff to CONCEAL any 'ruddy' spots'
or blemishes. (Gently smooth in - do not blend!)
Then - stroke on darker color under the 'apples' of your cheeks (and chin, if necessary :)
Thus sculpting and revealing the CONTOURS of your bones.
Then - use a soft soft brush to apply tinted powder to smooth out the 'painting'
Only then do you consider blush
NOW - my dear friends, use a fluffy roundish brush to sweep apricot blush over your cheek bones. Under no circumstances use pink blush! Altho' popular with the elderly, pink makes one look clownish and unnatural (informs my aesthetician)
THE EYES are next -
Gently stipple BETWEEN THE LASHES with a tiny brush using the perfect color for your eyes.
Eyebrows, it turns out, are critical - they frame your face! Use a stiff brush, deep color and fill in scraggly spots.
Then using a taupe-ish color with a soft brush - spread eyeshdow in a 'chevron' shape on the eyelid - and then mascara applied in a gentle wiggly motion to avoid clogs and smudges!
Lipliner! Outline AND fill in with special pencil - then apply your
lipstick with a brush
LORDY = WHO KNEW?
BUT - I went all the way !
I didn't actually have the stripes done, but said YES to the polish, called:
Mauve to Manitoba!
which is fun since I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND PROFESSIONAL HELP ~
it's amazing and worth it -
once in awhile ~
WELCOME TO THE MAGICAL WORLD OF