Need a makeup shakeup?
It’s important to get the basics right, writes Jessica Magnan
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.’’