Thursday, March 22, 2007

Tips from the Top
(Of Make-Up Artists)

In order to create the most youthful look possible with your make-up , Kirsten Corcoran of Larenim Mineral Makeup, suggests beginning with the application of 2-3 very light layers of mineral foundation, or until you have achieved an evenly toned complexion. Use a firm but silky kabuki type brush to assure the best distribution of your minerals. If any blemishes still show through, apply a heavier layer of foundation or a concealer with a stiff concealer type brush, making sure you have tapered the edges of the applied concealer, as to not draw attention to the make-up.

For more youthful looking eyes, apply a yellow tinted concealer to your under eye area to cover bluish circles and generally brighten the eye area. Once you have applied your foundation and concealer, blemishes, dark spots, broken capillaries, and under eye circles should be minimized, if not altogether camouflaged. Fine lines and pores should appear minimized.

Next use a concealer style brush to apply a pore spackling product to “fill” the pores in. This will help to create a porcelain finish which is a trademark of young, healthy skin.

Apply a shade of blush which mimics the natural color of your cheeks when flushed. You can also brush some bronzer on your face, but make sure your bronzer is not the orange, sparkly variety which can wind up making you look older and unnatural in appearance…not a trademark of youthful beauty!

As a finishing step, apply a light layer of a talc-free setting powder. Go over the face with a quick, gentle buffing motion, again using the kabuki, to blend and soften. To immediately set the minerals and create a translucent glow, lightly mist a facial spray that contains glycerin, over your make-up.

The net effect is one of a porcelain smooth finish and a natural glow that mimics the look of having falling in love or being pregnant. All imperfections have been minimized without the person appearing to be wearing make-up. Youthful beauty is glowing and natural!

*Delicious summer shades: Angelique, Odyssey and Splendor along with a perfect polish with Invisi-Pore.