Friday, April 29, 2011

A princess does do her own Makeup.

It's official, she wore Alexander McQueen and reportedly did her own makeup after being disappointed with the pancake job the makeup artist did for her engagement photos. 
A DIY girl with a tiara! 

Other little details: the princess wore Bourjois Ultra Shine So Laque Nail Polish in Rose Lounge today. It's a limited addition at Shoppers Drug Mart for $10. It's neutral, classic and perfect for her big day!

Proof that you don't always need a hugely talented makeup artist to put your best face forward! 

I know a great book, Face This: Real advice from real models, photographers and makeup artists on how to become Picture Perfect!  (Available for only $7.99 on Kindle, Nook and iTunes) that can help you with everything you need to know,beyond just makeup, to capture your own magical image for your best look yet!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Strong Finish!

For your best pictures don't forget powder! Even if your skin is not oily it can appear that way in a photo, especially with a flash - your best bet is a translucent (colorless) powder, I like Make Up For Ever's HD Microfinish Powder, it works on every skin tone, sets your makeup and doesn't collect in fine lines ... giving you a matte, but not flat finish. 

You should also get in the habit of using blotting papers to touch up any breakthrough shine. You do NOT want to apply more makeup or powder which can look cakey. Sonia Kashuk makes Matte Oil Blotting Papers - 100 for $6.99 at Target. In a pinch, you can use a piece from those toilet seat covers in the bathroom to blot shine too - or peel apart a tissue and use one ply. (Just blot don't rub)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Time to get the RED OUT!

A recent study by Ethology revealed that people with bloodshot eyes are considered sadder, unhealthier and less attractive than people whose eyes are whiter and untinted.

Models often use a few drops of Visine in their eyes before big shoots and now you know why.

Clear, white eyes seem to be one of those universal standards of beauty, so if your allergies are acting up or emotions are making you cry, remember to keep the eye drops handy!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Green is the new black ... Happy Earth Day!

There are many beauty recipes you can mix up with non-toxic ingredients that you probably have sitting at home in your kitchen.
Here is one that can help with getting rid of blackheads.
Make a thick paste of baking soda with a little bit of water.
Pat on your skin for about 10 minutes and rinse off.
You might find using this several times a week will help control acne.

You can also use baking soda as a deodorant by patting the powder underneath your arms with a dry washcloth.
Very little is needed to form an invisible layer of protection.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Overdone, Underdone or Just RIght.

Don't try too hard to achieve perfection in your photos.
A softer look is always better and more approachable. 
Let your hair fall out a little from a messy updo.
Don't overdo your make up because it can be incredibly aging.
Use a luminizing tinted moisturizer instead of cakey foundation.
Overdone anything just looks overdone ... 
suntans, plastic surgery, hair color, posing, makeup.
 Looks change but beauty lasts so RELAX and let it shine through!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Well-Lubed Hair

No time to wash your hair? Try dusting some translucent (colorless) powder onto your roots where the oil begins with a fluffy brush or sprinkle talcum "baby" powder on your fingers and massage through your hair as needed. 
The powder should absorb the extra oil .... No one will know you pulled an all nighter!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Face This: Real advice from real models, photographers and makeup artists on how to become Picture Perfect!

Available for only $7.99 on Kindle, Nook, and iTunes.
Paperpack on $27.99

It’s time to stop being jealous of your friend who never takes a bad photo and start learning the tricks for looking like a cover girl yourself!
There are so many books about how to take a good photograph written that are geared only to the person behind the camera, the photographer. Face This is a book written for YOU, the girl who wants to know what to do in front of the camera!
Even Cindy Crawford says she doesn’t wake up looking like Cindy Crawford. Get advice from real models, make-up artists and professional photographers on how to have THE perfect picture! The flawless face, lighting, background, style, composure and oozing personality all revealed.
The cheats, the secrets and what you can do to expose yourself in the best possible light digitally and put your “tag” in the cyber universe for all of the world wide web to see!