Monday, July 27, 2009

GIRLY MONDAYS by jasmine schoch

Making Faces

I picked up this fantastic book entitled, "Making Faces," by Kevyn Aucoin, a book often referred to as 'the beauty bible' and thought I would start by sharing Aucoin's basic loose powder tips:

1. When using powder products such as eyeshadow or blush, a light application of loose or pressed powder first is the best way to ensure smooth blending. Powder eyeshadows or blushes applied directly to the skin will 'grab' in the oily areas, creating a blotchy application.

2. Loose powder, alone, can act as a sheer foundation, by toning down the shine and evening out the skin.

3. To avoid uneven distribution, shake off excess powder from the sponge or brush before applying to the face.

4. Adding extra loose powder just under the eye, down the bride of the nose and right under the bottom lip, at the start of your makeup application, can result in the subtle highlighting of these spots when you're finished. Powder, under the eye, also helps catch falling shadow and mascara, which can be easily brushed away when you're done.


"Making Faces." Kevyn Aucoin

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