Face Articles

How to conceal anything

The secret formulas from makeup artist and beauty staff. Tip: “The first time I use this I got one of those great ‘You look super well-rested’ compliments – that alone was enough to make me loyal.” Olivia Villanti Associate Online Fashion Editor Product: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat – $40 Tip: “Bye Bye Under Eye on the sides of my nose and on my chin completely takes away the red. And for breakouts, Fresh Umbrian Clay is amazing.” Andrea Linett [...]

How to Look Good in Natural Light?

While a major smoky eye or fire-engine red lips go a long way toward creating nighttime drama, they’re not the best option for the rest of the time. Here, top MAC makeup artist Gina Bettelli gives us her pretty-in-the-harsh-sunshine tips: 1. Apply in actual daylight if possible. “Find the nearest window facing the sun and prop up a standing mirror. Or buy a desktop lamp with a ‘daylight’ bulb. It’s my favorite makeup accessory.” Daylight Twist Portable Lamp – $75 [...]

How to choose your foundation match?

Liquid/Cream Foundations: Find three foundations you think might be perfect matches. Use a Q-tip to make three different swipes onto your jaw-line (the area on your face that’s least likely to have been touched by sun or environmental damage). Find an area that has direct daylight exposure and look in the mirror. The one that disappears into the skin is your winner. Powder Foundation: Rub into your forearm. The color should disappear into the skin. DECODING FOUNDATION FORMULAS LIQUID Coverage: [...]

Here comes the sun!… Bronzer Application

Bronzer application is everything when it comes to going faux. For the most realistic results, use a large fluffy brush and follow these steps: 1. Give your face a light dusting with a loose translucent powder before applying bronzer to matte any oils from the skin. If you apply color over skin that has moisture on it, the color will grab on to those oil slicks and it won’t blend properly. 2. Apply bronzer in the ‘W’ area on the [...]

How to Fake Eight Hours of Amazing Sleep?

Eye – Openers Wearing too much eye makeup when you’re tires id like sporting a snug half-shirt the day after Thanksgiving; it only points a big, red arrow directly to the problem area. But not wearing anything around the eyes can be just as jarring. It’s all about subtle little tricks. Use hints of gold shadow around the eye. Apply a tiny bit of intense gold shadow at the inner corners of your eye and then wash it over your [...]