Makeup is a pretty powerful thing. It can conceal color, add shadows, or light. But the one thing that it doesn't do is correct the texture of your skin. That's up to your skincare routine and the products that you invest in.
And I want to let you in on every professional makeup artist's secret for getting flawless looking foundation: they prep the skin with a mini skincare routine.
Now, imagine if you were doing that for yourself on the daily? And before you freak out about having to do "more work" I just want to tell you that the benefit of taking the time to take care of your skin has NOTICEABLE rewards. (And it really doesn't end up being more work.)
So while this might seem like something that we should all know about by now, I want to be really sure that you're taking care of your skin.
I was recently at an appointment without any makeup, and the lady told me that I had really good skin. She said that she sees a lot of skin up close but that my skin was literally sparkling under her magnifying glass (haha ok I have to admit, when she said that I instantly had that scene from Twilight and the whole vampire sparkling skin thing pop into my head.)
Of course, everyone loves compliments but it really got me thinking. Why exactly is my skin so good?
Acne can be a complicated thing. I think we all know that the cause of acne can be related to many different factors such as stress, hormones, hygiene, and even genetics.
Identifying what is causing your acne is important in finding the right way to get rid of it. It may be as simple as changing your foundation or as complex as the side effects from a medication you take.
There are many different things that someone can do if they are plagued by acne, but I want to talk about some effective things that worked (and work) for me.
Recently I had a client sit in my chair for a makeup consultation. The first thing I always assess is their skin. It's no secret that great skin equals great looking makeup.
When looking at her skin I noticed fine lines around her eyes, on her cheeks, and across her forehead. She had bumpy skin all around, as well has some hyper-pigmentation (“Sunblock please!” That’s her skin screaming). There were also enlarged pores on her nose, chin, and cheeks.
I am a professional makeup artist and licensed cosmetologist. I absolutely enjoy sharing hair and makeup tips to help others enhance their natural beauty. (Trust me, you're gorgeous.)