Ques­tion time

East Kilbride News - - THE POWDER ROOM -

In my line of work I find that I fre­quently get asked the same ques­tions.

Be­low are some of the ones I get asked most of­ten.

If you have a make up re­lated ques­tion you would like an­swered please email me at laura@ lau­radaw­son­makeup.com. Q. How can I make my foun­da­tion stay on? A. Set with pow­der. You might not like the pow­dered fin­ish but it’s what keeps it in place. With the nat­u­ral warm tem­per­a­ture of your skin, plus it’s oils, your foun­da­tions needs a help­ing hand for longevity. The trick is to find a pow­der that doesn’t look too dry­ing or mat. My favourite is MAC- Min­er­alise Skin Fin­ish which leaves a beau­ti­ful silky tex­ture.

Q. Why doesn’t my lip­stick last? A. If you go for a more mois­tur­is­ing lip­stick it won’t last as long. The drier, more matte some­thing is, the more hard wear­ing it is. An­noy­ing yes, but that’s the way it works. If you pre­fer a softer mois­tur­is­ing lip­stick then you can help it to last longer by set­ting your lips with a lit­tle base then ap­ply a li­pliner first. Ap­ply the lip­stick, blot and re ap­ply. Lip­cote is an amaz­ing prod­uct for seal­ing lip­stick.

Q. What can I do to cover my dark cir­cles? A. Firstly, ap­ply some eye cream to en­sure the un­der eye area is not too de­hy­drated. Then ap­ply a peachy cor­rec­tor to the un­der eye area and gen­tly pat it in with your fin­gers. The peachy/or­angey tone will coun­ter­act the blue/green un­der­tone of the dark cir­cles. Ap­ply a slightly lighter con­cealer than your foun­da­tion over the top and set to fin­ish.

Q. How do I know what foun­da­tion shade is right for me? A. Test it in good nat­u­ral light if you can. Ap­ply a lit­tle to your jaw area, if the colour pretty much dis­ap­pears then its the one for you. If you like to wear self tan reg­u­larly, you can af­ford to go half a shade darker.

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