What do fine lines, acne, and dry flaky skin all have in common? They're all texture issues. And as you've probably heard me say 10,000 times by now, makeup corrects color and not texture.
When you apply makeup to your skin, texture visibility increases. This is why, unless perhaps you really cake on the makeup, the second you apply a pigmented product to your skin it seems like every bump, pore, and flake becomes more noticeable. Texture is always going to be impacted by what your skin care looks like. The great news is: it's not very complicated to incorporate products that really can make a difference.
In the post, "What does a good skincare routine look like?" I go over just how easy it is to make a difference in the way your natural skin looks and feels. But today, I want to talk about a single category of ingredients that is pretty amazing at improving texture issues: Retinoids.
Having quality makeup brushes is a game changer when it comes to flawless-looking makeup. If you don't properly care for or clean your makeup brushes then this can actually affect how your makeup looks — and if you've heeded my advice and invested in quality then you know that they are not cheap, so you want those babies to last as long as they can.
Which means you're probably finding yourself wondering how makeup artists clean and care for their professional makeup brushes.
And that's what we're going to go over today. I'm going to share how I keep both my personal and professional brushes in the best condition so that they are truly long-lasting.
During this pandemic, a lot of us are feeling sort of "stuck" at home. Well, NOW is the perfect time to give your skin a little TLC.
If you have professional face masks that's always going to be optimum. However, you can make face masks with ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard! Which makes DIY facial masks a great way to spend some of your time.
Contouring is a big topic and has been for quite awhile. However, I've found that most people are just doing whatever they saw on Pinterest or maybe even copying their favorite Youtuber.
But have you ever followed contouring instructions only to look in the mirror and feel like you look older? Or your face somehow looks longer? Rounder? Or something just seems "off"?
Well, placement is everything. And it isn't a one-size-fits all.
The reason? You're trying to fit yourself to makeup instead of getting the makeup to fit you. If it doesn't work with the features you have then of course things may not look exactly the way you hoped they would, or more importantly, the way they could.
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 am a professional makeup artist and licensed cosmetologist. I absolutely enjoy sharing hair and makeup tips to help you enhance your natural beauty. (Trust me, you're gorgeous.)