Q&A Setting your Foundation & Covering under-eye Circles

Hello and Happy Fall!  I recently started answering some makeup questions via video and this is the short version along with the product recommendations (and the places you can find them).  Please let me know if there is a makeup question I can answer for YOU!

Using Concealer to Camouflage:

1. Apply concealer first, before foundation

2. Under-eye circles: orange based color for light skin; carmel color for medium skin; orange (mixed with foundation) for dark skin

3.  Apply only to areas of discoloration – not on cheekbones

4. Blend with fingers or brush to “pat in”; sponge will “erase” color

5. Cover red spots with an olive based concealer; don’t use “green” pigments

6. Follow with your foundation to blend colors

7. Apply ALL other makeup then set with a blot powder, mineral powder or loose HD powder

Long Lasting Foundation:

1. Choose a foundation with pigment

2. Creme applied with damp sponge = liquid with excellent coverage

3. Liquid applied with brush = light product but make sure it has a good amount of pigment

4. Mineral powders applied with big brush = good coverage, natural SPF & not absorbed into pores

5. Set with your choice of powders (see above) and mist with toner or water to eliminate “matte finish”

Product mentions with LINKS:

The Balm corrector – medium

Laura Mercier – concealer #2

MUD (The Makeup Designory) corrector – orange (for dark skin)

Prescriptives concealer – warm

Bobby Brown concealer – golden

MAC blot powder compact

Revlon Color Stay – liquid foundation

Bare Minerals – mineral makeup

Sheer Cover – mineral makeup (great concealer DUO!)

Sheer Cover – medium setting powder

Makeup Forever HD powder – colorless

Ben Nye setting powder – banana

Bobby Brown setting powder – golden orange & pale yellow

These are the lines, find your perfect shade!  Let me know what you think..

Olympic Waterproof Beauty

We are all enjoying watching the Olympics and all the wonderful diverse events.  Which is your favorite?

I LOVE gymnastics (of course) but I am like a magnetic to any event in water.. swimming, sync dancing, water polo, diving (and I have NEVER seen syn diving before – WOW!).. which brings me to my question.

Water Beauty

What makeup are those athletes wearing that allows them to jump off of a platform or diving board, swim few meters and come out gorgeous and not like night of the living dead with makeup pouring down their face?!?!?!?

So here I found it.  I believe MAKEUP FOREVER is sponsoring the Canadian team in syc swimming.  But the most brilliant find is the makeup line.. AQUA.  The foundation was actually designed for the water ballet!  The creator worked as the teams makeup artist and developed the makeup line.  Ah ha! BRILLIANCE.. Mystery solved and the end result is definitely AMAZING!

So rock on TEAM USA and let’s enjoy those pool close ups!  If it works on the Olympians, you may want to check it out for a hot, humid summer night of fun.

Now my next Olympic question.. why do they all bite their medals???!?