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  • makeup for the fall

    12 posts, 6 voices, 1042 views, started Sep 30, 2008

    Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 by Teeney

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    • Amethyst
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      Hey everyone! We need to remember to keep moisturized during  the cooler months.  Get creative and try new colors.  Try to use the opposite of your eye color. If you have blue or green eyes, use warm tones browns and  coppers. If you have brown eyes, use a cool tone like purple or green or blue. Have fun!!!! And Black and Greys are always Dramatic.



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          Sandy Dumont wrote Oct 3, 2008
        • Great tips about moisturizer and  eye makeup. The face is the focal point, and good eye makeup guarantees that others are “drawn in” to your face. Lipstick also helps maintain the face as the focal point - and so-called “natural” lipstick in brown-based colors won’t work. As one of my clients remarked, “They make you look like three days in the coffin.” Experiment and try a fuchsia!

          Sandy Dumont
          The Image Architect



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Oct 3, 2008
        • I agree with the “natural” lipstick comment. I have never been able to wear nude colors on my lips unless they have enough of a pink tone to them. My lips don’t have much color to begin with & so it just makes me look dead! I don’t like bold colors either because I also have a thin upper lip & they just show that off more. I stick to lip gloss that has enough good staying color in it. I love Clinique’s long last glosswear SPF 15.



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          Sandy Dumont wrote Oct 3, 2008
        • Try adding little “cleavage” to your upper lip with a lip pencil. People won’t notice and suddenly you have a nice slightly fuller smile!



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          Rene' Grandon wrote Oct 3, 2008
        • I really don’t like the nude look either,but I don’t know makeup at all and could really use some help. What kind of foundation,mascrara, pretty much the whole spectrum.
          Any takers for makeup advice?
          Thanks



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Oct 3, 2008
        • When I’m not feeling lazy, I will use lip liner but what do you think about a dab up highlighter above the bow of the upper lip? I have read about doing that but I have not invested in highlighter yet.



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          Sandy Dumont wrote Oct 3, 2008
        • Hi Luvin40,
          I have a small upper lip, too, but if you use a lip liner (Lancome’s retractible one in the color Berry is my favorite)  pencil and go outside the line the width of the pencil, no one will know. The secret is to make “clevage” at the bows of the lips (starting from the INNER bow of the lips), because round lines suggest fullness. Don’t be tempted to make your lips rounder or fuller at the outer edges, because that is the Joan Crawford look and a “curled lip” signals disgust - or that you are cynical. Not good. Try Elizabeth Arden’s fuchsia lipstick (called Hot Pink). It looks good on most women.



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          Sandy Dumont wrote Oct 3, 2008
        • Hi Bella40,
          If you have typical European skin but not the darker Mediterranean shades, try Cover Girl’s “Advanced Radiance” in Creamy Beige (#150). If you have olive skin, try Arbonne’s color #12. Don’t worry of these colors look too dark. They are cool colors, and it is only with yellow-based warm colors that you must “match” your skin in order not to have a line of demarcation.  

          The best mascara I have ever found is from Lancome. I use the “Hypnose” variety. It is not only wonderful in every way, it also removes easily so you don’t feel like you are pulling all your lashes out. Best remover for eye makeup and mascara is almond oil. Perfect texture, not slippery like baby oil.



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          Jen Owens wrote Oct 3, 2008
        • I have always heard that you go dramatic with your eye make-up or your lipstick but not both. Is there any truth to that?



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Oct 4, 2008
        • Thanks for the almond oil tip. I just so happen to have some in my kitchen. I will try it!



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          Sandy Dumont wrote Dec 27, 2008
        • Hi Jenny65,
          That is a myth. To achieve balance and harmony, you must use color on your lips with “smoky eyes” for example. Otherwise, your eye makeup would be noticed before you are.

          With image, everything is about harmony.



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