Saturday, January 15, 2011

Do You Know How To Match Your Foundation Color?

Foundation base is one of the most complicated part of color that I have seen. However,the process is not as complicated as many women make it . Either they wear a base to light or to dark or just wrong the undertone. One of the main mistake I have seen is women testing there foundation on the inner side of their wrist. Ladies this is a BIG NO NO. Put your wrist by your face and look at how different the color is. This is why we as professionals never do this. The best way to test your base foundation is to take three foundation color that is the closest to your skin color. Take the foundation colors and make three stripes at your jaw line which ever one literally disappears into the skin that's the color for you. If none of them work choose the color that was the nearest to your completion and use that color to gage weather you need to go some shades light or darker. Also remember to choose either oil free or regular. Notes Undertone: Primarily Pink, Pink and Yellow, Yellow and Olive and Pink and Yellow. For darker tones yellow or red. I hope this has been helpful remember if you have any question just ask. Don't forget to visit and purchase your beauty needs @ fifthavecosmetice.com.


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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Don't Forget Your Foundation Primer!

If you read my last blog flawless makeup starts with flawless skin, then you should know your skin type. You should also know what face cleanser to use. So after your face has been cleansed, toned, and moisturized you can start to prep your face for your base and color. Before you can put your foundation base on you must use a primer. Just as a paint primer allows for a smoother finish and long lasting paint a foundation primer does just that for your foundation. As women on the go we don’t have time to reapply our makeup through out the day. Now if you have notice that you are using a primer and your foundation still is wearing off then you may need a heavier moisturizer because your skin is mistaken your primer for a moisturizer. One brand that has in my opinion the best primer in the market is Laura Mercier. Not only is her primer water base which is better for the skin because it mimics the natural water in our bodies it will not cause break outs. Now she also has a variety of primer her regular primer for normal skin type, her oil free for oily or sensitive skin, hydrating for very dry skin and for all those mineral lover out there she has a mineral primer for you as well. So again chose wisely. You skin type is key to chosen the right product for you. For my next blog I will be talking about foundation and how to try to match the right one for you skin tone. Don't forget to visit fifthavecosmetics.com for all your beauty needs.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Flawless Makeup Start With Flawless Skin!

Before you can have flawless makeup you must have flawless skin. So taking care of your skin is highly important. You must cleanse, tone, and moisturize. First step is to cleanse your face. You must pick the right cleanser for your skin type. For example if you have oily skin you want an oil free cleanser or believe it or not an oil cleanser. The reason you want an oil cleaners is because the oils act like Mrs. Pac Man and eat away at the excessive oils. Drink a lot of water this helps oily skin as well. If you have dry skin you want a cream cleanser and normal skin can do a foam or cream cleaners. There are ways to check what your skin type is. First wash your face and lightly pat dry face. Do not put on any moisturizer on for about 3 hours. Press a single piece of tissue to your face and remove it. If there is no oil on the paper and your face does not feel flaky and tight you have normal skin. If there is no oil on the paper and your face feels flaky and tight you have dry skin. If oil comes off your cheeks,forehead and nose you have oily skin. Now if oil comes off on the forehead and nose but not on the cheeks you have combination skin. However, if your skin reacts to new products by becoming itchy,red , inflamed, or it is blotchy and tight then you mostly have sensitive skin. Once you have chosen the right cleanser you can buy a toner. Before I go forward if you are new to having a skin care regime I would advise you to sample every product you buy first. Also sample these products one at a time. This is just in case you are allergic to a product you can pin point which product caused you to have a reaction.
After you have selected a toner you can now go on to your moisturizer. This can be more complex then people think, a moisturizer that to heavy for the skin can cause break out due to the moisturizer being too heavy. Well a moisturizer that is to light for the skin will make the skin dry, dull, and lifeless. There is two type of moisturizer that is for the face and eyes. Now within these two types are many categories for the face and eyes. Lets talk about you face for awhile. You have anti-aging for the more mature women, oil-free for again oily skin, day and night creams as well as ones with SPF (sun protection formula). I will go back to this, you must identify what your skin type is to find the right products for you. However, if you find yourself having a difficult time figuring out what’s your skin type is getting a little help will not hurt you. With this said seek out professional advise. You can go see a licensed Aesthetics or a Dermatologist. As for your eye cream the one is not as complex. You can get an eye cream for anti-aging, puffiness and firmness. There is no cream that will make your dark circle disappear, especially if you have had it all your life. So for now we will use concealer for that and that I will discuss later in a different discussion. Just get some good rest, drink a lot of H20 and no smoking this is very bad for your skin. Visit Fifthavecosmetics.com for all your beauty needs.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR! NEW YEAR NEW YOU!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year. Well the new year always brings new year resolutions..... losing weight,to stop smoking etc. However, does anyone say to themselves I want to give myself a makeover this year. I hope so because this is the time for a new you. Throw out that foundation that you have open once and left it there the whole year. Toss those eye shadow that you know you will never wear. It's times to get some new makeup believe it or not your makeup spring collection is on it way. This is the best time to get new palettes, lip color and more. Not everything is for everyone so chose your colors carefully. If you are new to using eye shadow palettes start with warm color you can not go wrong. Try the dark colors on the lower lid, light color on the crease and the lightest color right above the brow. Make sure to get your foundation and primer. Everything you need for your makeover to make you feel beautiful. You can find all your makeup needs @ Fifthavecosmetics.com through Amazon.com CHECK MY WEBSITE OUT YOU WILL LOVE IT.

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