Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Blush !!

I'm the type of girl that can't complete a look without blushes!
I love to use pinks and browns, rouge and wines!
I love them all!!!
But do you really know what colours suite you?

Nars Blush in Mata Hari

Lets start with a bit about blushes!

Blush (also known as rouge) is used to brighten the cheeks. In few days and ages both men and women wore blush, and then in other ages it was frowned upon, so women pinched their skin to retrieve the same effect.

In past tenses rouge was also used on the lips, just as we use lipstick today.

Blush can come in many forms, from powders to cream. But we will explore more on that in a minute:)

Urban Decay Cheek Tint in Quickie


How to pick the right type of blush for your skin
1. Powder Blush - It best for oily skin as it doesn't clog the pores, and the talcum base is great for leaving a smooth surface and to protect pored from oil and bacteria that can clog them :)

2. Cream Blush - Is best for dry skin as it will add extra moisture to the skin ! It is best to be applied in small doses with your fingers, but does have the tenancy to not be even on each sides, not apply as well as powders and look as though it is very out of shape.

3. Gel Blush - It provide a sheer shiny look to your cheeks. It is best for Normal Skin !! But try not to go overboard it as it can look very fake..

4. Shimmery Blush - Give an illumination to your cheeks, adding an illusion of glowing light to your face! It is perfect for those late night parties!

BYS Blush in Perfectly Peachy
Price Unknown, Available in store at The Reject Shop

How to chose the right shade for you!

Well to be honest, there is no limit on what shade to choose, but it really depends on what look you are after. Like say if it was Alice in Wonderland, you would have bright pink, or if it was a burlesque look, you would opt your a bright pink, or a nice brown peachy colour!

But if you are opting for an everyday colour, you should try to match it o the colour of your cheeks after a small 10min workout, as that is your natural colour!

If that is still hard, go to your local chemist, or large retailers like David Jones, and have a talk to the Make Up Artist there and they will be able to help you!!

Always remember to keep blush light during the day time and dramatic at night!

and try to match the undertones of your lipstick to your blush :)

After a while of learning the ropes of using a blush, you can then teach yourself to layer and mix colours to perfectly suite your style!!

Both of these colours are available online at MAC Cosmetics
$43.00 each

How To Keep Your Make Up Brushes Clean.

So I will admit..
It was only around when I started to learn about make up artistry that I actually started to clean my Make Up Brushes. I didn't really (and still don't) wear it to school, so it took them a couple months to get feral before it got to the point that I just threw them out.
I probably spent around $100 a year on make up brushes! Now that I look back on it, I regret wasting my money, when I could of had a nice expensive set and had kept it for a few years and saved my money! haha or just brought more clothes!

Their are a few important reasons why you SHOULD clean your brushes, so I will explain it in a simple way, so that anyone can understand..
Basically, they will hold bacteria in them. Dirt, dead skin cells, make up etc. In my case, being a sensitive skinned person. I found that my brushes got really course and didn't work as well after a couple weeks, and it actually made little cuts on my face which got infected from the bacteria in my brush. I only recently found out that dirty brushes were the reason why! Pree disgusting!
But it is important to clean them. I have a lot of scars on my face as Karma for it now!

Brush Cleaner ~ Wasp Hair Online Store

There is a lot of talk from make up artists saying to use brush cleaner (Like the one pictured above), and yes it is true, but it's not all you should do. I was even taught this at my Cert. II Make Up Class =)

Twice a week, I will clean my brushes with Shampoo and Conditioner. I will then rest them on the bench in the bathroom, with the bristles hanging over the edge. It will prevent them from drying with the bristles on an angle. They SHOULD dry over night, if not a little bit longer.
Except for brushes that I use with liquids. Since most liquids like foundation, and lipsticks, they are waxy. It gets stuck in the bristles, and the longer you leave it, the harder it will be to clean, and in most cases you will have to throw them out. So I do those at the end of the day.

As for the use of brush cleaner. Use it after every use of the brushes. Simply spray on a tissue and rub the brush over it lightly, but enough to get the colour off the tips of the bristles.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Mirenesse Lip Bomb No.8

I found this gloss in Mum's make-up drawer actually.
The one she thinks I don't know about so that then I don't "borrow" it hehe!

I only found it a couple days ago, but it is already in my top 3 lip glosses.
It is a gloss, but the colour is very bold. Almost like a lipstick hue, but so glossy!
The smell is a bit bland, and at first I was very hesitant to use it, because well.. The wand is um.. unique! Haha that's probably the best way to put it honestly!

I love this Gloss though!
I'm not 100% about the colour range as I haven't checked it out. But feel free to: