Need a makeup shakeup?

It’s im­por­tant to get the ba­sics right, writes Jessica Mag­nan

Townsville Bulletin - - Savvy -

We’ve re­lied on makeup to keep our blem­ishes a se­cret and re­vive us on those ‘ blah’ days, but makeup has some se­crets of its own. Savvy caught up with some pro­fes­sion­als to re­veal ma­jor tips and tricks that will help you to get the look you want. Clean Face = Clean Base It’s im­por­tant to start out with a clean face to avoid the build-up of makeup that can clog pores.

‘‘ Def­i­nitely get into a pro­fes­sional range ( of cleansers). De­ter­gents re­ally dry out your skin," beauty ther­a­pist Kristin Chal­lis from Ka­t­rina’s Beauty Works said.

‘‘ Dou­ble cleanse, tone and mois­turise reg­u­larly." Dou­ble Trou­ble When pur­chas­ing makeup, you can use one prod­uct for mul­ti­ple ar­eas.

‘‘ Multi-us­ing as much as you can of your makeup is good,’’ Kristin said.

‘‘ You can use a dark eye­shadow if you run out of an eye­brow pen­cil, or a pink eye shadow to do your cheeks.’’ Colour Me Happy Colour match your foun­da­tion to your skin tone to avoid the un­wanted con­trast be­tween face and neck­line.

Terry White cos­metic con­sul­tant Nita McGrath said the wrong choice could ruin your look.

‘‘ Go­ing a foun­da­tion shade lighter can make you look ghosty,’’ she said.

‘‘ If you can’t find your ex­act match, go a shade darker.’’ Eye See You, Baby! Af­ter dra­matic, se­duc­tive eyes? Lighter colours will open up smaller eyes, and darker colours will close them. Kristin told Savvy that if you’re run­ning short on time, just go for mas­cara. ‘‘ Mas­cara is some­thing that will al­ways open up your eyes,’’ she said. Nita told us that colours also play an im­por­tant part in mak­ing your eyes stand out. ‘‘ Reds can re­ally bring out green eyes, and a yel­low can re­ally bring out blue eyes.’’

Cos­metic con­sul­tant

Nita McGrath

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