Alistbeauty understand the challenges of finding your perfect concealer match. Depending on where you plan on using it (under eyes versus everywhere else), you’ll need more than one type. Here are three quick tricks for pinning down your exact shade and putting it to proper use.
Tip 1: Test the formula on your collarbone. Whereas your face and neck are often covered by sunscreen or makeup, your décolleté gives you the most accurate idea of your true skin tone.
Tip 2: To brighten up dark circles, go a touch lighter in color and apply around the inner corners and just below your eyes.
Tip 3: To cover up any spots (or to clean up any mistakes around, say, the lip line), use your exact match from the first step to get a seamless finish.
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PREP AND SET YOUR FOUNDATION
Always start with a good moisturizer and primer to get a smooth base before you apply any foundation. Al Fortier Alistbeauty team lead likes to use Murad’s Invisiblur . Another tip: Go light with the setting powder and apply it only where you absolutely need it. Skip the perimeter of your face altogether, as that’s where you want to keep some sheen.
MASTER THE SUBTLE CONTOUR
The contouring craze is (thankfully) dying down, but the art of subtle sculpting is forever flattering. Stick to cream formulas (which are easier to blend) and make sure you choose a shade of contouring powder that’s only one to two shades darker than your natural skin tone.
TRY A MONOCHROMATIC LOOK
Pick a shade and use it on your lids, lips and cheeks. Not sure which colors to start with? We’re partial to peachy pink because it instantly warms up your complexion and works on every skin tone.
FOCUS ON YOUR BROWS
They frame your entire face, after all. Make your sure your arches are full and defined but not overly drawn in? You can get a similar effect at home with a brow pencil (using short dashes) and gel (brush the hairs up and out to set them in place).
DON’T BE AFRAID OF DARK LIPSTICK
It’s a statement lip for sure, but it’s not as severe as you might have feared. Just keep the rest of your makeup light and buff your lips beforehand (as the shade can call attention to any dry patches or flakes).
Makeup Tricks That Shave Years Off Your Look
Use Yellow-Toned Foundation
A foundation with a yellow base instead of a pink one will help cancel out any redness in your skin.
Fill In Your Brows
As women age and lose estrogen in their bodies, they tend to lose eyebrow hairs on the outer corners, creating a shortened look. Use a good brow pencil to feather color onto the tails of your brows to give your face an instantly lifted look.
Use a Light-Reflecting Concealer
As skin gets thinner around your eyes, you want to move away from using a heavy concealer. The best concealer for aging eyes is one that is lightweight and deflects light, like Chantecaille’s Le Camouflage Stylo
Switch to Brown Eyeliner
Oftentimes, black eyeliner can look too harsh and severe. Use a chocolate-brown pencil instead for a soft and beautiful look.
Apply Peach Blush to the Apples of Your Cheeks
Keeping product on the apples of your cheeks instead of under your cheekbones helps to give a youthful appearance to your face.
Choose a Lip Color a Shade Darker Than Your Natural Lip Color
A dark lip can sometimes make you look older, so find shades that are closer to your natural lip color and offer a bit of shine.
The right moisturizer is the best makeup primer.
While the team at alistbeauty applauds the women who are down to leave the house with nothing but SPF on, You have to start with a solid canvas. In the morning before using foundation, we have found that a hydrating face cream is the only primer needed. Try sometime that extends the hydration of your face all day long and that is oil-free (yet still silky) texture is perfect for layering my foundation on top. This will provide just the right amount of slip so makeup goes on smoothly, but it also keeps everything in place without creasing or smudging.
It’s a form of self-care.
Going through the steps of your skin-care regimen is perfectly fine to take a moment for yourself every day. That minute-long facial massage you give myself with your moisturizer of choice is the ultimate form of self-care over the course of my jam-packed daily schedule. Try to zone out and clear my head while doing it because you will probably won’t have another free moment to relax until your back home at the end of the day.
It makes your feel more confident.
You may start to notice fine lines forming on your forehead. They unexpectedly moved in overnight and set up shop on your face. It’s probably because your not drinking enough water throughout the day, but it’s not a good look for my foundation when it settles in those fine lines. The solution — besides staying hydrated — try a moisturizing mist. It seriously keeps over-sized pores and fine lines at bay since it plumps and glows, even with your foundation on.
The long-term effects are satisfying.
The selfie generation isn’t afraid to experiment with wild makeup looks for Instagram and IRL instant gratification, but when you do a full skin-care routine, it feels like you are investing in your skin’s future. And right now, that future is looking bright — and positively dewy.
Your wedding beauty routine starts with a toast to you skin!
The heat is coming!
So your skin is ready for a light, gel-like moisturizer that will help balance it. When the weather gets warmer, it’s time to reevaluate your skin care routine, no matter the skin type. We tend to sweat and accumulate more oil which can cause breakouts if you keep using a heavy moisturizer. This is something everyone should be conscious of, especially leading up to a wedding.
Here’s why that’s important: The simpler the ingredients (aka more water and fewer oil- and silicone-based ingredients), the less havoc it wreaks on your skin. Therefore, these kinds of formulas are a perfect switch from a heavier cream, ensuring that your skin won’t go through any skin irritation or breakout period as your skin adjusts to the new moisturizer. Look for water and hyaluronic acid for your new light summer product.
Hot Tip! Alistbeauty makeup artists actually prefer for you to apply a lighter, simpler moisturizer on the day of your wedding, just to avoid flaking. If another layer is needed when you arrive, we will prep your skin with more or apply a primer to make your makeup look even and last all day. Bonus: Gel-based moisturizers tend to have a more matte effect, which helps to reduce shine for your photos.
If the thought of being photographed au naturel leaves you cringing, it’s probably time to get serious about a pre-wedding skincare routine. Alistbeauty shares a few tips to get you started. So when your big day arrives, you’ll look and feel gorgeous in your own skin.
1. Get on the right skincare regimen!
Step one is to get an early start on addressing any major skin concerns you may have—whether it’s acne, hyperpigmentation or fine lines—ideally at least six months in advance . Schedule an appointment with a dermatologist or aesthetician who can help design a month-by-month regimen to help you reach your skin goals.
2. Invest in professional facials
Facials can be expensive, but making an upfront investment in professional treatments may mean that you can wear less makeup on your wedding day. These services provide a level of deep cleansing and exfoliation that isn’t achievable at home. Regular check-ups with a skin expert will help make necessary tweaks to your treatments and at-home regimen to help you reach your complexion goals. .
3. Get serious about your at-home skincare routine
Taking care of your skin properly every day is the most important contributing factor to achieving healthy skin. Look for cleansers, serums, and creams that are targeted to your skin’s needs and goals—and be diligent about sticking to your routine day and night.
4. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
This sounds simple, but it’s the one we tend to overlook the most. “Stay hydrated (inside and out) is going to help your skin stay plump and smooth, alisthbeauty advises, “which means a more youthful complexion and makeup that glides on effortlessly on wedding day,” Pro tips: Drink plenty of water and look for products with hyaluronic acid, which holds 1,000 times its weight in water, like Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel.
5. What you put in your body is just as important as what you put on it
You already know that superfoods like kale, cacao, and blueberries do your body good, but did you know they can do wonders for your skin? What you eat directly affects your hormones and inflammatory skin conditions like acne. Doing your best to eat clean will not only increase your energy and keep your body strong, but it will also keep you and your skin happy too.
Now you are picture and wedding ready!
Tips To Keep Your Make Up Looking On Point!
A Brides Big Day can start at the crack of dawn with beautification and then you’re partying till well after midnight. Regardless of time of day alistbeauty wants your make up looking on point!
Steps that help keep your make up looking on point all day and night.
I have learned over the years that how well your skin is prepped can make or break a makeup application. For a fresh, flawless,smooth complexion start exfoliating once or twice a week a few months leading up to your wedding.
Kate’s unique blend of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant ingredients work overtime to reduce the appearance of existing blemishes and prevent new pimples from forming. Formulated with salicylic acid and active tea tree oil, this product gently exfoliates and promotes cell turnover without over drying or causing irritation.
2. Use Moisturizer, Always
Skin prep is the key to a flawless make up application. Be diligent using moisturizer paying special attention the days before your wedding . Keeping your face hydrated ensures a smooth application and your make up will stay in place all day.
Crème Ancienne Soft Cream is proven to visibly reduce the signs of aging while providing 24-hour moisture. This innovative formula delivers supreme hydration for plump, supple, resilient, silky, radiant skin with a dewy finish.
3. Use a Good Primer
The alistbeauty Team are strong believers in the magical power of using the right primer. We spend a lot of time researching and sourcing out the best Primers for every skin type. Primer will help your skin feel smoother your foundation to apply evenly and stay in place.
Ambient® Light Correcting Primer is infused with light correcting pigments that act as a first filter to neutralize, brighten, and soften light. They blurs imperfections and smooth skin’s texture for flawless makeup application. If you have excessively oily skin we have the appropriate oil control primer products to help maintain your flawless finish.
4. Eye Make Up First
My Mentor and alistbeauty team leader Al Fortier taught me this trick years ago!Some find it odd when during an application I go straight to do their eye make up 1st, But it makes sense! If foundation is done then eyes, the artist is often touching the face while applying the eye shadow leaving foundation less than perfect .
5. High Endurance Make Up
It takes a lot of research to source out the cosmetics and application tips to ensure a long lasting make up. The alistbeauty team has years of experience sourcing the best waterproof mascaras (there will, without a doubt, be tears).
Better Than Sex Waterproof mascara has a collagen-fueled formula with added high-performance and water-resistant polymers for waterproof, sweat-proof, play-proof wear. We have tricks for long-lasting lip colours so you won’t have to spend your time touching up our work.
6. Applying concealer after foundation
Alistbeauty takes great pride in the detail of our work. Brightening shadows and covering blemishes to create a seamless and flawless application is the cornerstones of an A List application. Applying concealor before foundation causes the intricate work to be wiped away by the foundation brush. Concealer after foundation gives a pristine and enduring application
7. In some instances Less is More in some More is More
The alistbeauty professional always begins with a lighter application and consults with you throughout the experience. Doing this allows us to add to the make up ( darker eye shadow, brighter lips) Until we meet your greatest expectations. It is much easier to add colour than to subtract.
8. Seal the Deal
After the make up application has met and surpassed all your hopes and expectations we applying a finishing powder or sealing spray to ensure staying power. This groundbreaking, clinically tested formula is suitable for all skin types and features patented Temperature Control Technology. It actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep foundation, eyeshadow, blush, and concealer in place—even in hot and humid or cold and windy conditions. The result? Smoother-looking skin and vibrant makeup that lasts all day (or night) without melting, cracking, fading, or settling into fine lines.
9. Blot the Oil Away
Avoid touching your face too much or excessive powder application to control oil. Our professionals will take the time and use the Appropriate products to help control shine.Excessive powder application can dull the skin and look cakey . If you feel your is becoming oily use a blotting sheet to lightly remove any oily spots on your face. These soothing blotting sheets are made from 100 percent natural Abaca Tree fiber to absorb excess oil and reduce shine without disturbing makeup. Infused with black bamboo charcoal to actively purify pores, they keep skin clear, refreshed, and refined.
10. Enjoy Yourself
One thing years of experience has taught me is make up always glows when the face behind it is smiling and radiant. Alistbeauty is a group of professionals that get the job done right but it is also important to us that we provide for you a warm, comforting, worry free atmosphere and an enjoyable experience.
Janet Wilson is a Make Up Artist with over 25 years experience. She is Very excited to be working with her Mentor and friend for many years Al Fortier and Proud to be a part of the alistbeauty Team
Alistbeauty Tips For Your On Your wedding Day