COLOR THEORY - EYE
To choose the right eyeshadow colors to enhance your eyes, there are a ton of color options. Do not be afraid to "play" with eye shadows and be creative.
Remember that DARK COLORS make the eyes smaller and pulls together, and BRIGHT COLORS opens up and enhances the eye.
Eyeshadows come in several variations:
Loose pigments eye shadows: Eye Shadow comes in loose powder form. Be careful when using the product. Use just a bit on the brush. The color can be made more intense by wetting the brush before you use.
Powder Eyeshadows: Usually comes in a compact form.
Creamy Eyeshadows: Easy to use with your fingers. If you have oily eyelids, use a little bit of powder on the eyes before applying the creamy eye shadow to make it last. Creamy eyeshadows can get greasy on the lid.
Liquid and Glossy Eyeshadows: Liquid eyeshadow stays all day if they are water resistant. You can find glossy eyeshadow that dries on the eyelid, but still gives an glossy effect. The general glossy eyeshadows gets in the folds, and do not dry out.
Eyeliner and Eyekohl can also be used as eyeshadows. Remember to blend well, after applying it to your eyelid.
Remove your contact lenses before you begin your eye makeup application, and then put them back in - just to avoid irritateting your eyes.
Good brushes are a must to create the perfect makeup. Rather invest money in good brushes that will last for years if they are washed and nourished, than buying cheap brushes, as they quickly fall apart and become limp. Wash your brushes in either brush cleanser or even a mild shampoo. Rinse your brushes well before you put your brushes to dry.
1 Green Eyes pink, violet, purple, lilac, burgundy, metallic, slightly reddish and peach colors.
2 Blue Eyes: brown, golden, yellow, green, silver metallic and earthy tones.
3 Brown Eyes: blue, brown, gold, salmon
FOUNDATION & POWDERS
Tips to choose the right foundation and powder:
Brushes, makeup sponges, powder brush or your fingers / hands can be used to apply the foundation with. Liquid and creamy foundations, can be used with a brush, make-up sponge or your fingers / hands. For solid, dry, or loose / mineral foundations, brushes or make-up sponges can be used.
Make sure that your brushes, makeup sponges and hands are clean, before you start applying your makeup, as not to inflict bacteria around your face.
1 Powder Foundation Compact: Works best on normal to combined skin. If you have dry skin, don´t use this kind of foundation, because it absorbs the skin's natural oils and make the skin look more dry.
2 Liquid Foundation: Is good for normal to dry skin, and for older skin. Some liquid foundations also contains powder, which makes them sutiable for oily skin.
3 Mineral powder Foundation: Good for all skin types due to the minerals and the moisturizing oils and therefore good for dry skin if a matte look wanted.
4 Compact Foundation creamy: Good for normal and dry skin.
5 Powders loose / compact: Good for almost all skin types except dry skin. Use your powder in the T-zone to keep the forehead and nose matte. Can be recommended especially during the summer period cause the powder absorbs excess oils and moisty skin. Can also be used as a base on the eyelids before using any eyeshadows.
LIPSTICK & GLOSS
Always make sure you have conditioned lips, before using lipstick or gloss. If the lips are dry, use lip conditioner first and then take a toothbrush and gentle remove any dry flakes.
1. Lip Liners: Great to define and frame the lips. Blend the colour on the lips, before using lipstick or gloss. Follow the natural line ot the lip.
If you wish to create a different lip shape, use a little concealer on your lips to remove the natural lip line, Create now the new lipshape as you wish. Choose a lipstick that you like on top of your lips. If you like for the colour to last all night or day, pat the lips on a kleenex / tissue and dap little powder on top of tissue and again add more lipstick to the lips.
2. Longlasting lipstick:
Great on all kinds of lips. Last all day long.
3. Normal lipsticks: Great on all kinds of lips. They come in matte, creamy, metallic and glossy texture. Use lip brush to apply lipstick on with, to fill out any liplines on the lips. You will get a more complete and beautiful effect.
4. Coloured lip conditioner: For those who don´t like lipstick or glossy effect, but still want some colour. Coloured lip conditioner from different - brands contains both moisturizer and SPF.
5 Lip Gloss: Great on all kinds of lips. Provides a super nice glossy effect and looks fresh and festive. You don´t have to use much to get a natural look. Dup slightly with your finger. If you don´t like "sticky-efftect" use some lip conditioner either on top or underneath the gloss. It removes any "sticky-efftect". Are there wrinkles around the lips, then avoid too much gloss or liquids because they can "run" into the grooves.
There are different kinds of blushers.
1 Creamy: Great for all skin types. Gives a beautiful and natural look. If you have wrinkles around the eyes, lips or other areas, use the cream blusher carefully, so you don´t enhace the wrinkles. Use your fingers, make-up brush or make-up sponge to apply the product.
2 Liquid: Great for all skin types. Skin with the tendency to get many folds or wrinkles, should use a little at a time, so the product doesn´t enhance the lines. Use with your fingers or makeup sponge on a moisty skin. Remember to wash your hands afterwards, to get the color off your fingertips.
3 Powders / Compact: Great for all skin types. Use the product on powdered skin, to make the blusher slide better onto the cheeks. Use powder- og blush brush. Apply blusher (dry or powder form) along the hair-, nose,- and jaw line. It gives a nice glow and warmth to your entire look. Using fingers, blush brushes or a make-up sponge. Remember to wash your gear in either brush cleanser or even a mild shampoo. Rinse thoroughly and lay out to dry.
Concealer: a must-have product that saves one from the most wearisome and tired eyes, poor skin and others. Find a lighter colour than your skin tone. Cover pimples, red flaws, dark circles under eyes and blood blasts. Use a little amount at the time and pat on desired locations with the ring finger. Can also be recommended without foundation, just to freshen up the face. To make the concealer last longer, use some powder on top of your concealer.
Liquid eyeliner: You must have some experience with the liquid liner, to run a straight and precise line on the eyelids. If you don´t have much experience with liquid eyeliners, but wish to get the effect of liquid liner, draw your eyeliner up with eyeliner pencil, then use the liquid eyeliner on top of it.
Eyeliner / Eyekohl: Can be used to create everything from a natural- to a more dramatic look. You can either get your eyes to appear larger or smaller, depending on how you use liners. Don´t always use eye liner on both top and bottom. If you have small eyes, use the liner only on the upper part of your eyelid. Get a white or different colour eyeliner (not dark shades) on the wet edge of the eye (inner rim), to open up the entire eye.
Brow: is an important part of the face. There are both browgel, eyebrows shadows, eyebrow liner and brow mascara. If picked correctly, they can "lift up a face" and make the eyes look bigger. If you want to pluck your eyebrows, watch the video "Plucking of eyebrows," to see where and how to do it. Draw your brows with a white liner and shape them as you want them to be. Then remove all the browhair that you dont want with a good tweezer.
Lashes: Everyone wants long, bowed and voluminous lashes, but not everyone is so lucky to be born with them. However, there a lot of opportunities these days to get "dream lashes." Buy lashcurler and bend the lashes as it opens up your eyes and make them seem bigger. Use different kinds of mascara to get the effect you want. Buy black and a dark brown mascara, so you can mix and play. Dark brown mascara for day use and black mascara for evening use. Otherwise, mix them together.
Fake lashes: are amazing when used to create the right lash look. False Lashes come in different shapes, sizes and colours. Long, short, half, thick, thin, single, drama and others. Cut them in half so that they will be easier to manage. Start either from the center of the eye right down at your own rocker edge and toward the eye's outer hull. Use the second half on the outer end ot the eye into the middle. This gives more natural effect, unless you choose to use some chopped or dramatic lashes.
DUO Lash Glue: We recommend this glue because it is good for sensitive eyes and when it dries up, it becomes transparent. Just use a bit glue on the back of the false lash - right down to the line edge and put them on the eyelid down to your own lashes. Try the fake lashes on your eyelids first before using the glue to see whether they fit or if they should be cut smaller to match your eyes