Let’s Play Makeup!

Women like Amy Robach of Good Morning America and Megyn Kelly of Fox News inspire me and that includes their makeup.  Amy Robach uses National Makeup Artist Brooke Glaser and, of course,  I am a follower of hers on Twitter.  Brooke does several other celebs on GMA among others which is why she is known as the Makeup Artist for the Stars.  And! If you have not seen the April issue of More Magazine snag one somewhere.  I actually found a copy at my pharmacy when I was picking up a prescription recently.  Megyn’s story is not only beautifully written the photos included are as well.

When I was at Guerlain recently I received a sketch of the makeup Marcus Monson applied on my makeup session.  One, it gives me a sort of step by step application guide for products used and two, if I didn’t purchase those products I can go back and obtain them at another time.

Makeup application varies from individual to individual and also the time of day.  For me, the difference is in my eye makeup – lighter colors during the day and darker for nighttime.  But! application of the products never changes.

As a quick reminder – after washing your face and applying your serums, apply a good moisturizer – one that fits with your skin type whether it’s dry/sensitive; normal; or oily.

Next, choose a really good foundation.  This is one thing you should get a professional beauty advisors help with so you get the right shade and the coverage you will want, whether it’s full coverage, medium, or light. Apply the foundation with a foundation brush if you have one or use your fingers. Be sure to apply a little below your jawline and down your neck, and blend it into your skin.

Most of us always need a good concealer which should be close to your skin tone.  Again, get advice from your beauty advisor so you will have the correct color.  To conceal any dark circles under your eye apply the concealer in an inverted triangle shape. Blend the outer corners of the triangle with your fingers.

Blush or a bronzer?  I actually use both most of the time.  Apply the bronzer and then add the blush to the apples of your cheeks.  Or, if you only want to ‘blush’ during the day, again apples and around the hairline – lightly!

As you can see by the sketch Marcus did for me, I ‘dress my eyes’ for daytime and add darker colors for nighttime wear.  Remember that to make your eyeshadow last throughout the day, apply an eye shadow primer first.  Apply your eyeliner at the top and/or bottom.  Not sure what look you want? Experiment with some different looks each day.  You don’t wear the same clothes every day… why wear the same colors on your eye?

And! Don’t forget your eyebrows.  They are your face framer right?

Many makeup artists share tips of their favorite products or looks.  Photo credit on Megyn Kelly’s spread in More Magazine, lists Dior and I know from following Brook Glaser on Twitter she uses MAC’s paint pot on Amy Robach – either Painterly or Perky.  My Beauty Bag now has both!

Bat Those Lashes and Smile. – Pintrest

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