Most of us women have that one cosmetic bag that is stuffed with all kinds of lip glosses, eye liners and shadows, and our cosmetic drawer is full of make-up we barely use. Sometimes we just don’t know what to do with all these products, and even worse, they expire and we don’t even know it. The key is not to buy all kinds of makeup items because in the end they will just become junk in your drawer.
Here are a few make-up essentials to invest in:
#1: a BB cream or tinted moisturizer matching your skin tone. These day time coverage hydrate and even out your skin tone without giving too much coverage. For night time use and more coverage, a foundation with just a shade darker than your skin tone is ideal.
Concealer. Concealers are your BFF when it comes to dark circles. Invest in a good non creamy concealer and dab it around your eye with your ring finger.
A chump-free mascara. Mascara enhances your lashes which define your eyes even more. The problem most people seem to have with mascara is that it thickens and leaves clumps. The secret is to buy a chump-free mascara and to change it every 3 months. Curling your lashes with an eye lash curler before is recommended.
Good set of brushes. The secret to applying make-up is to have a good set of brushes. There really is no other way to put it: your make-up will look better. That being said, there is no need for 25 different types of brushes. You need one for foundation, one for powder, an angle brush for blush, 2 or 3 different brushes for eye shadows (depending on your make-up), a blending brush (for smokey eyes) and one for applying lipstick (your lipstick looks better when applied with a lip brush).
Color palette. When buying make-up, select colors that you will actually use when it comes to eye shadow, blush and lipstick. Is that bright purple eye shadow really necessary? How often am I going to wear it? It is better to stick to natural and neutral tones that compliment your skin tone.
Here’s a useful tip: Make-up does not last forever and have an expiration time believe it or not. It is recommended to throw away your mascara after 3 months, your foundation and concealer after 6 months, blush powder eye shadow and lipstick can last up to a year or two. Brushes however should be cleaned with cleaning solution twice a month.
I remember as a little girl on family occasions, I would get a red marks on my cheeks from older family members who would leave their lipstick mark when kissing me. Growing up as a young teenager I avoided red shades and anything too bright due to the fear of looking like “ma tante Clémence” and concentrated more on lip gloss as they were “the cool thing to wear” at the time.
Looking back, I asked myself what was I thinking? I am not a fan of lip gloss at all especially the clear ones. In my opinion they make you look like you were eating spaghetti or any greasy food and did not clean your mouth after.
The truth is there is something empowering when a woman wears a nice lipstick. Doesn’t have to be red necessarily any shades of pinks or beige will do but many of us girls hesitate at times when it comes to wearing red lipstick. But I personally love red lipstick and anyone who knows me, knows it’s my signature.
The key to choosing the right shade of red is all in the tone of your skin. If you have a warm tone choose a red with a orange undertones, and if you have a cool tone to your skin, red shades with blue undertones are best. Now if you’re lucky enough to have neutral skin tone, you can go for whatever shades you love.
Our Fall Lipstick MUST have: Rouge Allure Velvet- La Provocante
Everyone is entitled to their opinion but when it comes to lips no one does it better than CHANEL! This luminous matte lip color exudes ELEGANCE and it’s velvet finish will make your pout IRRESISTIBLE!