Category: Fashion Tips

Makeup Brushes – Part I

In every job, every trade it is imperative that you have the right tools. When working in the makeup industry (or even just for fun) there are many tools you need to use but brushes and quality makeup are without a doubt the most important.

This article will cover the basics of makeup brushes, the tasks they perform and the effects you can achieve with them.

There are a wide range of brushes. From shape, size, texture, synthetic, non synthetic, etc. Subtle differences in brushes can create dramatically different outcomes.

In Part I of this article we will cover Eye Makeup Brushes that every artist must have.

The brushes are all MAC as these are the best quality brushes that I have found. I’m sure there are comparable brands and when found we will update the post.

  • 242 Shader Brush is perfect for applying cream eye shadow base or primer from the eyelashes up to the brow bone.
  • 249 Large Shader Brush is then used to apply desired shadows to eyelids.
  • 208 Angled Brow Brush is great for adding darker color to the corner of the eyelid and create a strong line to define the crease. This makeup brush is also good for enhancing and shaping eyebrows.
  • Using the 213 Fluff Brush blend the crease color created by the 208 Angled Brow Brush up and out towards temples.
  • 219 Pencil Brush is used to apply a lighter eye shadow to the inner corners of the eye blending outward toward the eyelid.
  • 239 Shader Brush highlights the brow bone just below the eyebrow and lightly blending the highlight color with the crease color.
  • 217 Blending Brush smooths out any lines created by two contrasting colors such as the brow highlight and the crease. The key to natural looking makeup and realistic contours is to blend blend blend.
  • Use the 209 Eyeliner Brush to create either dramatic, subtle or precise lines using a cream or gel eyeliner.
  • 210 Precice Eye Liner Brush is perfect for getting the little gaps between the eyelashes where the 209 Eyeliner Brush can’t reach. Especially important when wearing false eyelashes.

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Fashion Tips for Retirees

Afraid of getting older?

Many people around the world seem to worry about aging. Well, it’s true that no one wants to reach their retirement age, as it typically means suffering from diseases, being dependent on others, and what most women fear the most, losing attractiveness.

Retirement: Next Stage of Life

Fear about appearance is one of the many issues that bother people of any age, particularly women. This is particularly true when hearing aids, wheel chairs, and walkers were introduced in the market as they make “markers of being old” more dreadly visible. But just like other things in life, being old is something that is out of our control. Whether we want it or not, we will get older. But this doesn’t mean that we should be afraid.

Just because you’re old doesn’t mean you can’t do the things you used to do, or look sexy, young, and beautiful. Remember, retirement is the time when you can start to withdraw your retirement assets, such as your money from your 401(k), individual retirement account (IRA), or if you live in Australia, your self-managed super fund (SMSF). You can use that money to enjoy, visit places that you want, and buy things that will make you look the way you want.

Fashion Tips for Retirees

If you have no idea how to look stylish yet comfortable in your golden years, here are some fashion tips to consider:

  • Buy the best quality clothing that you can afford. Remember that aging skin needs support, so get items that are suitable for your skin age.
  • As much as possible, collect outfits that match your personal preference and style. Research has found that what we wear affects how we feel about ourselves, so only wear things that you’re comfortable in.
  • In addition to wearing comfortably, wear items that are appropriate to your age. Avoid wearing young persons’ clothes, such as low-rise pants and tight miniskirts, as they will only make you look older.
  • As you age, sports style may be your best style. It will make you feel vibrant and look young. But if you are fond of wearing dresses or skirts, try to pick the ones with knee-length or mid-length cuts. These are best for mature women.
  • Don’t be afraid to wear clothes that are colorful. Just because you’re old doesn’t mean black and grey are just the suitable color for you. You can wear colorful clothing as long as they match your style and personality. If you like prints, that’s fine too; but make sure to choose something fun that reflects what you truly are.
  • Consider investing in accessories to enhance your style, such as glasses, shoes, hats, and bags. But make sure to reach for items that are simple and appropriate for your age.

So there you have it! Well, in addition to buying things that will make you look fabulous at your age, it’s also crucial to invest in something that will make you truly feel at your best. Try visiting the places you’ve never been before, and do the things that you truly enjoy. Do you want to try river cruising? Or perhaps, kite surfing? Or what about kayaking and fishing? There are so many things that you can do to truly enjoy life, even when you’re older. So don’t be afraid, use this chance to get the most out of everything.…

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POW – I.D. bareMinerals Foundation SPF 15

I’m sure most of you have heard about all the hype about the BareMinerals Foundation by BareEscentuals. People rave about how wonderful their skin feels and how natural the foundation looks. So, I decided to buy some and test out all this hype myself.

The foundation looks like a powder but felt very smooth when I applied it. It also blended very well. I am currently using the Body Shop’s Face and Body Brush to apply the makeup, but I may go and pick up brushes from bareMineral’s line because different brushes are supposed to offer different coverages.

I felt the foundation evened out my skin tone fairly well, and sometimes when I’m only wearing tinted moisturizer I use this product as my concealer since my regular concealer is a) too light for me since I’ve tanned in the summer and b) is a bit too thick to use in the summer.

I love the SPF factor in this foundation so I don’t have to apply that extra layer of sunscreen.

There is a couple of issue I have with this foundation. One is that the shade doesn’t really match my skin tone very well. It is a bit on the light side but the next shade in line was too dark (I had two Sephora ladies help me and they both suggest the Golden Medium shade). Because of the shade mismatch I look a tiny bit washed out in some lightings. I usually try to compensate for this by dusting on some bronzers and blush to warm up my face.

The other issue is that my skin gets oily pretty quickly with this foundation. Although the product is not supposed to be mattifying, I found that my face becomes oily faster than if I use my Clinique Superfit Makeup. Using a primer/mattifyer and applying loose powder does help with the oiliness, but I am still slightly disappointed with this aspect.

Conclusion: this product feels good on my skin and offers a great range of coverage, but is a bit overhyped.…

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