Make-Up Q&A Archive
Answer: I never quite understood why a woman would think orange eye shadow would compliment an orange halter, rather than looking sweet and sophisticated, she ends up looking like a big paint spattered mess. Always remember, the simpler, the better. Rather than overloading on intense hues, focus on what works with your skin tone and eye color. Avoid too much of a good thing, rather than wearing that great rich ocean blue Chanel shadow with that blue dress, try it with a simple black off the shoulder top.
Your eyes will pop much more if you contrast colors rather than overload on any specific hue. Take red for example, one would look like a psychiatric patient if red shadow was worn with a red sweater, but pair that subtle red with a great white or black top and there you have it, instant brilliance! - MaryElise
Answer: This upcoming season is all about fresh-faced, sun-kissed, smooth complexions and easy-to-wear routines. Bronze is back, and bigger than ever. To get that Egyptian-goddess look that has taken over the runways, apply a rich, but lightweight, copper tone to the eyelid and crease. Then use a lighter, dusty egyptian gold to highlight the brow bone. For this look, toss out the eyeliner, instead be generous with the mascara, applying from root to tip, and fanning out as you go. Lightly line the bottom lid with the egyptian gold, as well as a sparkle or two, in the tear duct. Lastly, apply a light coat of mascara on the bottom lashes, keeping emphasis on the top lashes.
Whether a platinum blonde, seductive red, or a rich brunette, this look will compliment all hair colors, as well as turning your eyes into mesmerizing winkers that will melt all that look your way. MaryElise
Answer: With all the lip glosses, sticks, and slathers on the market, it's hard to find one that truly suits your needs. I've tried it all, from spending $53.00 on one lip gloss, to $3.00 on a lip stick, I've come to one conclusion. For the best lip gloss, which supplies great long-lasting coverage, gorgeous color, and leaves out that nasty glue-stick feeling many lip glosses can give you, none other than Neutrogena's MoistureShine gloss. It retails for roughly $5.99 at drugstores nationwide, and comes in fantastic shades ranging from a timid pink, to a tantalizing plum. I favor lip glosses over lip sticks for their easy application, instant plumping effect, and simplicity. Line beforehand, to define your lips, then sweep this lip lover gloss for an instant kissable and sensuous mouth. MaryElise
Answer: A fantastic way to add that little sparkle to your face, including the eye area, which is the first area people see, is just a tad bit of illuminating powder in the tear duct of each eye. It will instantly wake your gorgeous eyes up, and will add that little extra something to make you look complete all day! Sweep a light dusting of the powder on the apples of your cheeks and you will look all put together in a matter of seconds! - MaryElise
Question: What is the best way to apply powder so that it lasts all day? – Ashley H. Phoenix, AZ
Answer: For powder that stays put and gives you that flawless complexion from morning to night, use a pressed powder. Find your appropriate shade. Then, after applying your foundation or concealer, using a puff pad roll the pad across each area of your face, like a rolling pin. The idea here is to compress the powder into your skin to leave a smooth, flawless appearance. Finish with a light dusting of loose powder and you are set! - MaryElise
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