Makeup, Makeup, Everywhere but which style is for me?

Silly Makeup Face

Silly Makeup Face

Makeup has been around for many generations; its purpose is to intensify a woman’s beauty while covering up her flaws. Choosing the right make up colors and style is very important especially according to the occasion you are attending. Whether you’re going to the grocery store or a fancy party, there is a makeup style out there that is perfect for your lifestyle. Sometimes you need a darker lip and decide to go with a less eye makeup or a smokier eye makeup with a soft lip color. Trying to decide between all the different options can be quite a challenge so here’s a couple of quick tips to help you look your best for any and every occasion.

Makeup Tips

A smooth face is always the key to a beautiful full face makeup application and is very much overlooked. It’s recommended to get a facial trim, wax or have your facial hair threaded to remove that peach fuzz. Facial hair can make your make up look clumpy it could make it look not a smooth. When your face is threaded it helps your makeup last longer and gives you that overall perfected look.

Something that is often overlooked but it is very important and it’s becoming more and more trendy these days is eyebrow make up.  At Brow Arc we offer an amazing eyebrow powder, we also have some eyebrow tinting gel that really defines your brows. Getting them threaded or waxed is wonderful but to really get that full faced make up look. If you are using an eyebrow pencil, make sure you use light feathery strokes to fill in your brows to help them look more natural.

Model Makeup

Model Makeup

Natural Makeup

For a daily look you usually just want to apply a light foundation or a tinted moisturizer, so it covers up the flaws but also moisturizes and hydrates the face. It’s also important to always have sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher in your make up to help prevent sun damage and wrinkles. A light brush color with a tasteful matte lip color with mascara is the perfect amount of makeup for an everyday look. Wearing colors that simply enhance your look is key. A lot of women are using mineral makeup to help with aging skin and wrinkles. It also benefits you if you have acne since it does not contain oil, fragrance or preservatives that cause irritation. Because mineral makeup doesn’t clog your pores it is the best everyday look you can use. Wearing heavy makeup daily can dry out your skin and is best to be saved for special occasions. When applying foundation, you want to apply it using downward strokes.

Eye Makeup

Eye Makeup

Evening Makeup

For an evening out on the town you want to emphasize your eye make-up, bold and sexy is the way to go. So, starting with a applying a primer to your face. The primer is to hold your compact in place it that makes it last longer so it’ll last through the night it’ll last through any dinner or dancing that might occur. So a primer is very important before you put on your foundation so first you’re going to put on your primer and then you’re going to use a concealed marker to cover up any blemishes or marks or pimples that you might have on your face. Then you’re going apply your foundation. When applying foundation, you want to apply it using downward strokes. Next you’re going to contour your face. Contouring is very important especially if you’re going to be taking pictures or really wanted to define your facial features. Depending on your face structure and face shape you are going to want to contour different ways. Contorting is basically highlighting and darkening different parts of your face to bring out your best asset for an overall flawless beautiful look. Contouring is very trendy now and if your not sure which contour patterns are right for you, don’t risk looking like a clown, always ask a professional or go into one of the malls or department stores that offer make up or make up services and get that service done and they’ll be happy to teach you and walk you through the process of contouring your face properly.

Eyeshadow primer is also a necessity for evening eye makeup. In order to get your look to last all night, you will need to add this to your full face makeup routine. It is applied onto your eyelid and then your eye shadow is brushed on top. The higher pigmentation of your eye shadows the easier it goes on and the less you need to get the desired color. This is especially important when going with a dramatic smoky eye makeup look. If you don’t apply primer and then go dancing and sweat, chances are you will look like a raccoon by the end of the night. Face primers and eye lid primers are the secret to a night long of beauty.

Applying Makeup

Applying Makeup

Special Occasion Makeup

Whether you’re getting married or going to prom, special occasion makeup is a necessity in today’s world. These prom or bridal makeup applications are your evening makeup on steroids. Adding heavy contouring and highlighting plus fake lashes can really make your look come together. It’s all about the glow. Highlight is the effort that makes your makeup application look effortless and really completes the look. Bridal makeup is usually heavy or airbrushed on to make sure to last until that last guest leaves. Special Occasions always calls for lots and lots of pictures so a dramatic full face makeup application will make you look flawless in every photograph.

Take off your MAKEUP!

I know, I know. Your mother and grandmother have warned you about this for years but it’s a proven fact that taking off your makeup every night and washing your face is essential for good healthy skin. Using a soft cloth and makeup remover not only helps prevent aging, wrinkles and clogging pores but you also sleep better. You won’t have to wash your pillow as much, and your face will be ready for the next day. Leaving mascara or eye makeup can cause serious eye infections and irritation. Eyelash loss is also a problem with age so to slow down this aging process make sure you get all the eye makeup off each night.

Brow Arc would love to be part of your makeup routine! We are here to help you in one of our sleek and stylish salons. We’d love to hear from you, and provide a consultation today!