The Importance Of Make-Up
Stylish outfit? Check. Killer shoes? Double check! If you care about the outfits that you wear, it is just as important to take the time and invest in quality makeup products to put your best face forward! But what is the main importance of make-up?
Primers and foundation are both important products to start off with for the best base. A good primer will help to make your makeup last all day with little to no touching up needed. Choose a foundation for you skin type and preference for level of coverage. A few of my favorite long lasting but lightweight products are MAC Face & Body Foundation or La Roche-Posay Hydreane BB Cream. Top with translucent powder across your T-zone or all over the face if you have oily skin.
With the right foundation, concealing blemishes or under eye circles is much easier since you have a solid base to start with. If you need to fake a full night of sleep, reach for a colour-correcting product to neutralize the darkness before following up with a concealer that matches your skin tone.
Blush and bronzer may seem daunting at first, but don’t be afraid to add a pop of pink to liven up your cheeks or a slight contour to emphasize your cheekbones and give yourself a sun-kissed glow.
Eyes and lips are where you can have the most fun experimenting. Keep it neutral and classic, or wear bright and bold colours – it’s completely up to you! Investing in a makeup palette with a variety of colours but a decent amount of neutral shades should give you lots of options for whatever you choose to do. Regardless of if you are interested in lip liner and lipsticks or leaving your lips bare, making sure your lips are moisturized throughout the day is a must. My favorites are the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment or Burt’s Bees Lip Balm.
Eyeliner helps to define the lash line, whether you smudge it or wing it out. Liquid liner is made easy with felt tip pens, like the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eye Liner, or reach for MAC Eye Kohl if you are more comfortable with a pencil liner. Curl your lashes and use mascara to enhance your eyes even further.
Don’t forget to always wash off your makeup before bed every night for beautiful skin from the beginning. While makeup may not be a necessity, treat it like accessorise for your face – if you choose a little or a lot, make sure you invest in products that work for you. Book a session with one of our make-up artists for shopping tips if you are interested in learning more!