My name is Channy and I have an awesome obsession with makeup and all things beauty. I have been in love with makeup since I was 7 or 8 years old. I love putting it on and playing with the colors and textures. I also like creating my own looks with different types of makeup. I love makeup because it's a type of art. We can do all kinds of things with makeup. We can create designs with different forms of makeup. Makeup is just an amazing way to express yourself. It's a great way to show talent too.
My Journey into building a website: I have always loved makeup and has been a driving passion in my life. When I was little, I used to make videos of my makeup collection. I thought to myself "If people are actually watching my videos, they are not going to get as much content as they would with a full website." As I get older, I want to build my own makeup line. Now is a good time to start with a website to support articles, tips and tricks. A website will also allow me to support putting up pictures and step by step instruction on how to do certain things.
Tips & Tricks Check the ingredients on the makeup products because some people have an allergic reaction to some of the ingredients. Always make sure that your face makeup is very soft and smooth. Make sure the makeup is NOT cakey. Some people say that cakey face is better than acne because they say that they cannot see their acne. However, if you put your makeup on correctly, you won't see acne and you won't have cake face. You will have perfect and smooth skin. Cakey means blotchy and patchy. There are many ways that your face can get cakey or patchy. There could be too much foundation or concealer or both on your face. The foundation can also be too thick. You could also have too much powder foundation on your face. Your face might be really dry too. When your face looks cakey, it will probably have some pors or a couple spots of acne. If you have both foundation and concealer that is making you cakey, it will just flake off. Also, you have to make sure you put on a primer on your face before the foundation because if not the shade will look completely change and not for the better. It will either turn orange or it will turn gray. If the foundation is too thick but its under 1 year old put face oil in the bottle and shake up for about 20-30 seconds and then continue on with the application. If you are trying to match your face makeup to your face. First, look at your wrist veins. If the veins are blue, you have cool undertones and you will use cool tone foundation, concealer and powder. Sometimes even bronzers. If your veins are a green color, you have warm undertones. If your veins are a teal color. You will wear face makeup that is somewhere in the middle between warm and cool. That is the best way to match your face makeup. Setting powder can also bake your face which is just like highlighter but in matte form. There is a huge difference between cream contour and powder contour. The first thing is blending: it can depend on the consistency and how thick the cream contour can be. Also, with powder contour it can blend easier than the cream contour. Also, while matching your foundation to the right shade make sure it doesn't oxide on the face. Also, make sure that your foundation blends smoothly. There are several ways to fix that issue. The first way is to find the right tool to use whether it's a sponge, your fingers(make sure they are clean) or you can use a brush. For me personally, I use a sponge because it's just easier for me to apply foundation.
Oxidation= foundation or concealer or any face products will turn orange or gray and it would look really bad.
Oxidation is really bad because it would ruin the look of your makeup.
Oxidation would also make the entire face makeup look patchy and chalky. That's when the color would look different. When you test a foundation in a store, make sure to go outside and test it in natural light. That will give the most accurate finish and color that you could be looking for.
Ingredients that you should definitely stay away from:
Bismuth oxychloride= Bismuth oxychloride is a synthetic pearl additive that gives products their slick feel and shimmery finish. It adheres well to the skin and is commonly used in mineral makeup as an alternative to talc.
Why avoid it? Not good for senetive skin and its not a natural ingredient. It could also irratate the skin and cause break outs.
Another ingredient is: Butyl stearate=Butyl stearate is an ester of butyl alcohol and stearic acid that's used primarily as a non-greasy lubricant.
Why avoid it? It could clog a lot of pores.
It would be wise if you could do some research on some of the ingredients on skin products because some of the products have unusual ingredients and they could have a reaction on some people.
How to find your foundation match
Step 1: Discover your undertone= cool, warm, neutral undertone.
Cool= blues, purples and pinks.
Warm= oranges, yellows and golds
Step 2: Choose your coverage= Light, medium and ful coverage.
Light=Evens tone but allows your skin to shine through-for when you don't want to lose those freckles
Medium=Evens and conceals for a more polished, airbrushed look
Full=Covers everything. But full doesn't have to mean heavy
Step 3: Find your foundation type: Cream, Liquid, Mousse, Stick, BB Cream, Loose powder, Pressed powder and Tinted moisturizer
Cream= Full or spot coverage
Liquid= Medium to full coverage
Mousse= Absorb oil & cover blemishes
Stick= Spot coverage & color correct
BB Cream= Sheer to full coverage
Loose Powder= Light coverage & shine control
Pressed Powder= On the go or finishing touches.
Tinted Moisturizer= Sheer coverage
Step 4: Determine your shade
Time to test. Swabbing a bit of foundation on your jawline totally works. But if you want to find your truest color match, blend out a bit on your nose and forhead too. The one that will truly match will disappear on your skin.
Foundation: Be sure that you can get the right color, formula and the right texture. The undertone has to match with your neck. Also, you want to make sure that the foundation is very smooth and not chalky. Foundation helps to even out the skin tone. Also, take care of any redness that the face might have.
The types are Liquid, Stick, Cream, Whipped, Gel, Powder, Cushion and Moussse.
Always make sure that you get foundation that is best for your skin type. So for instance, if you have dry skin. You don't want to get a matte finish foundation because it's just going to make you look more dry in the face. Instead, you might want to get a hydrating foundation that will do the following:
1. Make your skin moisturized
2. Your skin will be glowy
3. It'll make your face look very smooth
Concealer: Make sure the concealer is a little lighter than your skintone. You would want to make sure that the concealer to be a little lighter because it makes your face looks brighter.
If the concealer is too dark, you either want to put a light powder over it. You can also mix a lighter shade of concealer with the dark shade. If it is too light, it is ok just go through your normal routine and then add a little more extra bronzer and contour to your face for some color and dimension.
The formulas are Liquid, Cream, Mousse, Powder, and Whipped.
Powder: It can set the foundation so the foundation doesn't look cakey or patchy. It would make the face look finished and not oily or greasy.
Pressed Powder and Loose Powder
Time to learn about Baking.... and NO not baking a cake. Baking your face. It is the matte version of highlighting. You can use any loose powder with a sponge or a big powder brush. If you want a full coverage bake. You might want to use a sponge and kind of pack it on. But not to the point of cakey face. No one loves the cakey face. There is also a difference between baking your undereye area and setting your undereye area. Setting the undereye is simply making sure it does not slip or crease off of the face. When you bake it is not just setting, baking is when you put loose translucent powder on top of your concealer, and foundation allowing it up and set afterwards you dust off the powder and you have a poreless matte complexion. It is also the extreme form of highlighting. Baking is for interviewing and performances and staging. Baking makes the skin not breathe. So that is why it is so great for those types of things. Baking can also help with contouring and highlighting. Baking is ideal when you have a TV shoot or a photoshoot. Then you won't end up with a white cast on your face in the camera.
Blush: Blush gives you a little flush of color on the face.
Liquid, Loose, Cream, Powder, Cushion, Gel and Whipped
Contour/Bronzer: Contour/Bronzer adds dimension to the face. It also makes you look like you got some sun.
Warm Undertone= Red and orange and firey undertone
Cool Undertone= Blue, purple and watery tones
Liquid, Cream, Powder,Stick, Whipped & Cushion
Highlighter: Highlighter makes certain parts of the face pop out.
The formulas are Liquid,Cream,Powder, Stick, Pomade, Gel and Mousse.
Eye-Primer: It helps create a base for the eyeshadow so the shadow doesn't crease. You can also use concealer as eye-primer. It's a multi-purpose product.
The formulas are Liquid, Cream and Powder.
Eye shadow: It adds dimension to the eyes and a little color to the eyes. It can depend on the color but the eyeshadow can make the eyes pop.
The formulas are Powder and Cream
Eye Liner: Eye liner adds a little flair to the eye. Even if the eye has no eye shadow, eye liner will immediately make it look better.
The formulas are Liquid,Cream,Powder, Pencil, Pomade, and Gel
Mascara: It makes the lashes look thick, more precise and longer.
Chapstick: It helps the lips get really smooth.
Lip liner: Lip Liner makes the lips look really smooth and precise.
Lipstick: It adds color in the lips and it also fills in the lips after the lip liner is on.
The formulas are Liquid Lipstick and regular lipstick.
There is a difference between liquid lipstick and lipgloss.
Liquid lipsticks: Begins as a gloss. It drys into a matte finish lipstick.
Tip: Liquid lipstick can be very drying so you want to make sure that when you are in the store, you are in no rush. Make sure you test it on the back of your hand and blend it in with a sponge or finger tips or even a lip brush and just watch if it gets chalky or stays smooth. Also, when putting the liquid lipsticks on your lips. Always put very thin layers (coats) to your lips. DON'T OVER DO IT. ESPECIALLY when you have dry lips it would even look worse. If you put heavy layers of liquid lipsticks on, it will either chip off or become clumpy. NO ONE WANTS THAT!!!!!!! So that is why thin layers is the way to go with the liquid lipsticks. When you do thin layers, make sure the wand is pretty bare and basically has nothing on it because then it won't be clumpy or chalky.
Lipgloss: it is kind of like a liquid lipstick but it doesn't dry down into a matte texture. Lipgloss stays wet and it looks very shiny.
BE CAREFUL with different kinds of lipgloss because some can get very gritty or rough on the lips. It can also cause dry lips.
Cakey makeup in general:
Disclaimer: This is adding onto the information that I put in the tips & tricks up above.
Face: Foundation can get very clumpy after about 1 year.
Lips: It can always depend on the consistency of the liquid lipstick. Now, if it is a regular lipstick, you shouldn't have to worry about it.
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