Well……I generally use one base color on the lids and one color under the brow…….but to find your crease…..life your brow with your index finger and pull out to the side at the same time with your thumb, kinda like you’re holding your eye open and you may even be able to get some color on your crease :)
Great question! I absolutely had insecurities…..when I first starrted out doing weddings, proms and what not, I had no insecurities b/c I wasn’t around any real talent beside myself, so I thought I was everything, lol…..it wasn’t until I started getting into the industry & working w/ professional artists & clients who’d worked w/ some of the top makeup artists that I realized my work needed some fine tuning…….to this day I still watch other makeup artists I admire and glean from their talent.
One of my mentor’s told me the day you stop learning is the day you stop living and he couldn’t be more accurate. I’m always asking questions and watching to see where I can grow as an artist b/c there’s always a new great product to try, or a fascinating technique everyone’s using….so to stay abreast you have to put your craft first and take your pride, emotions and insecurities out of it!
It takes about 45 depending on the person’s skin, brows and what type of makeup their getting (i.e. natural, theatrical, smokey, etc.)
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I would suggest a concealer in a pot like the ones M.A.C. sells in the lil containers, yes…..they’re denser and thicker.
But in all reality, if you want to contour your entire face….try a kit by ItCosmetics.com called “My Sculpted Face” and you can learn how to use it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow1rdFOlxnk&feature=youtu.be
Lol @ reverse raccoon. I don’t use the Graftobian palettes, although I’ve often wanted to try them……if you have dark circles, prep them with Laura Mercier’s color corrector in Orange/Yellow, then go over it with about a shade lighter than you concealer and set it with finishing powder…..preferably loose powder, any pressed powder or studio fix heavy powder will gift you under eye shadows and that’s no bueno!
Lol, a primer preps your skin for foundation…..keeps the foundation from shifting on your face and becoming flaky…it allows for a smooth finish….and depending on which primer you use…..like the Iman Oil Controlling Primer, it can help your makeup stay on longer than w/o it.
If you’re already using an oil control pressed powder, then you can skip using a primer……..over all, as long as you’re getting an even application and your foundation is lasting the way you’d like it to, you’re good.
Translucent powder is a finer, less pigmented powder that adds a soft sheen to your skin and sets foundation, in my opinion, better than pressed powder. Because the fibers are so tiny, they fall into your pores nicely and don’t cause that muddy, dark or ashy look that some pressed or compact powders can.
I absolutely love Studio tech…..find some lil clear plastic trays you can smash them in……and go over it with translucent powder
Hi…..I’ve actually never used Sugarpill but have def heard of it…….colors looks fab on darker complected skin……I would go for it!!!! And when shadows are really pigmented, you can turn them into liners so they serve dual purpose…..just dip an angle brush into water and then your lower or upper lid
I would try “My Sculpted Face” by ItCosmetics.com …….amazing!!
I get them done @ “Sublime Eyes” on Sunset and Sierra Bonita…..the address is 7527 Sunset Blvd. (323) 512-5100 ……and Angel Cisneros is who does them……he’s freakin PHENOMENAL I tell ya!!
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Lol, I feelz ya! And uh…..their brushes are awesome…..their studio brushes are even awesomer….yep, made up a word.
I use the Eyeshadow “C” brush and the white eyeshadow brush for applying to the lid. I love love love the Eyeshadow and brow wand…..I have several :)
The pigment shadows, The beauty book eye manuals, lipsticks, blush sticks, all of it…..I mean, you have to just go on the site and browse around…..I think the most “expensive” thing is like $15…..the prices will sell you instantly!
Good question!! Uh…….I honestly just freestyle…..I may all eyeshadow combinations don’t go well with every eye…..so long as you decipher before working on someone’s face the kind of eye they have and apply accordingly, you should be good.
For instance, some ppl have barely there lids, or fatty lids or fatty creases, or deep creases……deep creases can hold more shadows and colors than a fatty crease….if you put too much shadow on someone with tiny lid space then you can overpower the eye. Most women, unless it’s for a shoot, that have tiny lid space, I stick with one main color on the lid, a darker color ever so slightly on the outer corners for contrast, and a lighter color under the brow.
As far as your lips……I would just go to department store cosmetic counters and try on different shades……once you know a shade works for you, see if you can find a color in that family in a drugstore so you’re not paying department store prices. CoverGirl makes some really dope lip colors!
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You should buy their concealer in a jar in #8, their eyeshadow base in “skin tone”, their “stay matte not flat” powder in “Nutmeg”…….I haven’t really used their foundation, but if it’s anything like their concealer then you got a good thing! And their brushes and lashes are nice too!! And a great blush for your skin tone would be “Pecan”.
Heeeeyyyy, I didn’t think anyone else really used that brush, I looooooove that brush and heck yea I got a brush for you….brace yourself….it’s by E.L.F. cosmetics and it’s only **drum roll please** ……. $1 !!!!!!
I buy mine from the Target on Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach (I’m from LA), b/c they are the closest Target to me that actually carries E.L.F. brushes…..now after about 20-30 washes it will start to shed b/c it’s cheap and not as dense and sturdy as M.A.C. brushes, but it feels nice and packs eyeshadow on nicely….so buy several!
I would take my palette by Jazz Beauty…..they have every kind of palette imaginable!! My fave is the “Theatrical” palette, I have one for home and one for my kit. You can find them here http://jzbeauty.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=593 and they are on sale for the month of February, AWESOME!!
My favorite setting powder is M.A.C.’s Pro Set Powder in deep peach (there are two, Peach & Deep Peach)….you can’t get it @ the M.A.C. counters or even brick and mortar stores, you can only purchase it online or @ the Pro store in LA or find a “Pro” store in your area.
There isn’t one specific item used to contour the face…..for instance, when contouring the nose, I use an eye shadow in a shade or two darker the person’s skin tone. When contouring the cheeks, I go under the blush with a darker blush color right at the base of the hairline to 3 inches below…..start playing with different colored powders, like get a shade or two darker than you, so like NC55 and use it to contour.
For dark circles the best product I’ve tried thus far is Laura Mercier’s under eye perfector in Orange/Yellow. You can get it online for sure. Apply it first and go over it with your concealer……dark circles don’t stand a chance!!