Four great shadow looks for blue eyes!

Posted on August 10, 2010 by terresa | 3 Comments

It seems as if suddenly, the makeup artist email is filled with people looking for eyeshadow recommendations.  Could it be that our shadow choices are a bit overwhelming?  Help has arrived, for those with blue eyes, at least.  (Other eye colors--your recommendations are coming, sit tight!)

Keep in mind that what looks good on one person with blue eyes won't look good on everyone with blue eyes; skin tone and hair color do contribute to the overall look.  But with that caveat, there are a few guidelines that lead to combinations that will work for most everyone with blue eyes.

1.  Use the color wheel as your guide.  Opposites enhance!  Have you seen two colors that, when placed next to each other seem to almost pulsate?  Those colors are true opposites.  Blue is opposite of orange on the color wheel, so orangey shades will work beautifully for most blue eyes.  If your eyes lean towards lavender-blue, then your shadow can lean towards yellow (gold).  If your eyes are blue-green, you should use oranges with more red.

How to wear it:

Highlight with Champagne or Silk Pearluster.

On the lid try Mohair Satin Matte, Toffee Pearluster or Brown Sugar Luminous Shimmer.

At the outer corner/crease use a bit of Martinique Luminous Shimmer.

Line with Paparazzi Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner or Espresso Satin Matte Eyeliner.

2.  Neutrals work for most everyone.  With blue eyes, your neutrals lean towards golds.

How to wear it:

Highlight with Buttercream Luminous Shimmer or Vanilla Satin Matte.

On the lid try Camel Pearluster, Cocoa Satin Matte or Leone Luminous Shimmer.

At the outer corner/crease use a bit of Pyrite Luminous Shimmer or Java Satin Matte.

Line with Paparazzi Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner or Espresso Satin Matte Eyeliner.

3.  If your hair is blonde or light brown; and/or your skin is light-to-medium depth, you can probably wear cool colors very well.

How to wear it:

Highlight with  Daphne Satin Matte or Lana Luminous Shimmer.

On the lid try Viola Pearluster or Danube Satin Matte.

At the outer corner/crease use a bit of Navy Luminous Shimmer or Lilac Satin Matte.

Line with Carnevale Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner or Nightengale Satin Matte Eyeliner.

4.  A classic smoky eye is gorgeous with blue eyes.  Use a light hand if you are not used to this look, but you can really glam it up with the darker shades if you dare!

How to wear it:

Highlight with Meringue Luminous Shimmer or White Satin Matte.

On the lid try Zen Pearluster.

At the outer corner/crease use a bit of Noir Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner.  (Use as shadow, not liner.)

Line with Black Satin Matte Eyeliner.

Above all, remember that makeup should be fun, and it is about expressing your personal style and creativity, not about doing what is "right" or "wrong."  If it looks good and makes you feel great, it can't be wrong! Invite some girl friends over and try out different looks on each other.  You're sure to find some new looks that enhance your natural beauty!

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Solving Skin Problems With Mineral Makeup

Posted on November 18, 2009 by kate | 5 Comments

We all have them--aggravating complexion issues, that is. Whether you're bothered by uneven skin pigment, red, splotchy skin, a sallow skin tone, or dark circles, you're certainly not alone. Smart, disciplined skin care, coupled by a healthy diet high in the right oils and antioxidants, can prove helpful--as can regular exercise. But beyond this common wisdom, what can be done to create that clear, luminous, even-toned canvas we all seek?

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Festive holiday makeup

Posted on November 11, 2008 by terresa | 2 Comments

As the holiday party season approaches, it's not too early to think about your "look" and what features you want to emphasize this season.  Planning ahead will mean you'll have more time to spend on your hair and outfit, or having fun at the soiree!

The three things that come to mind for holiday makeup are shimmer, dramatic eyes and red lips.Since you don’t generally want to use more than two of these at a time, the looks below are festive but still tasteful.

For holiday shimmer and shine, go with cool-toned shimmers (silver and white-based shimmers) for an “ice-princess” type look; or choose warmer, gold-based shimmers for a more traditional holiday glow.Red lips create a dramatic look and can be easily achieved by blending a red-toned blush with a clear lip balm or gloss.

Shimmer powders carry the shimmer theme from your face to your body, and can look beautiful in low-light situations.They can be dusted on with a fluffy brush, or blended with your favorite body lotion for an even and more subtle glow.

Ice Princess look

  • Apply Meringue Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow all over the lid and brow bone.
  • Use Oceana Pearluster Eyeshadow on the lid, with Zen Pearluster shadow smudged along the lash line and extending past the outer corner.
  • Finish with a strong defined line of Black Satin Matte Eyeliner.
  • On the cheeks, use a light dusting of Rosa Luminous Shimmer Blush.
  • Dust Whisper Luminous Shimmer Powder over the rest of the face, shoulders and décolletage.
  • Finish with Acai lip balm.

Gleaming Gold look

  • Apply Leone Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow over the entire lid and brow bone.
  • Blend Pyrite Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow into the crease and along the lower lash line.
  • Add a touch of Sphinx Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow in the outer corner and blend well.
  • Line with Paparazzi Luminous Shimmer liner on a damp brush.
  • Extend the liner past the outer corner, and angle it gently across and up from the mid-point of the eye, rather than following the downward slope of the lid.
  • Dust Dolce Luminous Shimmer Powder along cheekbones, shoulders and décolletage.
  • If Dolce is too dark for your body, try blending just a touch of it with your body lotion.
  • Add a spot ofHoney Rose Satin Matte Blush on the apples of cheeks.
  • Cranberry Lip Balm will give lips a muted red stain that will complete the look.

Hollywood Glamour look –Use the new limited edition Silver Screen Act I and Act II sets to achieve a look worthy of a starlet.

  • Apply Lana Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow over the entire lid and brow bone.
  • Smudge Black Satin Matte liner or Bette Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow along the top and bottom lash-line, extending past the outer corner.
  • Blend Ingrid Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow or Garbo Contour lightly into the crease.
  • Dust Harlow Highlighter over the high areas of the face (cheekbones, forehead), then
  • Add a light spot of Leigh blush on the apples of the cheeks and blend well.
  • Contour under the cheekbones and jawline with Garbo Contour.
  • Mix Geranium Satin Matte Blush with Natural Organic Nourishing Lipbalm for a beautiful red lip.

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