Friday, October 12, 2012

Makeup Tips!

Earlier this week, I blogged about a makeup class that I was attending on Wednesday night.  Well, the class totally exceeded my expectations and I loved it!  My instructor trains regularly with Bobbi Brown and she had great taste and an awesome makeup kit.  She talked with us (there were only three students in my class so we got a lot of personal attention!) about the importance of skin care and presented all of the different types of makeup available.  Then, she gave each of us a makeup makeover focusing on an area of our choice - I chose eyes, of course.

Dave snapped this picture of me when I got home from the class.  I felt so glamorous!

I'd love to share a few tips that I learned in my class!  Here goes...

1. Great-looking makeup starts with healthy skin.  The two most important things you can do to keep your skin looking healthy and clear are removing your makeup each night before you go to sleep and wearing sunscreen every day (even in the winter).

2. Apply blush and lipstick before eye makeup.  Sometimes, a little color on your cheeks and lips is really all you need to feel pretty - you may find that you use less eye makeup when you apply this tip.

3. Synthetic and natural bristle brushes give you different results.  Use a synthetic bristle brush to apply cream or liquid makeup and a natural bristle brush to apply powder-based makeup.

4. Wash you makeup brushes with baby shampoo once a month (I usually wash my brushes once a year - yep, I'm feeling pretty gross about that right now).

5. Chose an eye liner color that is darker than your eye color.

I hope you find these tips helpful!  If you feel that you could use a little makeup refresher, I definitely recommend checking out a makeup class.  I felt more confident about applying my makeup the very next morning.

I'm planning a little trip to Sephora this weekend to purchase some of the products that I learned about in my class.  I'll let you know what I find.

Have a great weekend!

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