This past weekend I was honored to attend a makeup class taught by international makeup artist Juliana Mayfield. She has been in this business for over 10 years, has applied makeup to many stars, and is a pro at teaching makeup techniques as well! The class I was in is a Hooked Look class dedicated strictly to Mary Kay consultants and she only used our products. It was so informative! We had over three hours of intensive training. And we got to try out the techniques we learned while she went around the room making sure we got it right. I wanted to share a couple of tips I was taught.
Warm, Cool, Neutral?
A fun tip I learned is how to tell if your skin is warm, cool, or neutral. Knowing this information comes in handy because you then can best know which colors look best on you for fashion and makeup. You flip your wrist over and look at the big vein that goes down the middle. If the vein looks blue, you have a cool tone. If your vein is green, you have a warm tone. If it’s neither or in between, you have a neutral tone.
Where to cut eye lashes
If you buy some eye lashes and they’re too long because you have a smaller eye, cut the lashes from the inside. Lashes usually clad with some type of design and those are on the outside of the lash. If you cut it from the outside, you loose the design.
Although this particular class was just for Mary Kay consultants, she also teaches other classes as well. And can be hired to do makeup as well. I recommend checking out her videos on social media!
Click here to get to her Facebook page. All of her other sites are listed in there as well.
Here is a list of all the products I used on my face. If you’d like to purchase any of these and you don’t have a Mary Kay consultant, click here.
Under eye corrector
Endless Performance Creme to Powder Foundation – Bronze 3
Perfecting concealer – Light bronze (highlight)
TimeWise luminous-wear foundation – Bronze 8 (contour)
Makeup finishing spray
Mineral powder foundation – Bronze 4
Chromafusion contour – Cocoa
Chromafusion highlighter – Honey Glow
Precision brow liner – Dark brunette
Volumizing brow tint – Dark brunette
Cream eye color – Violet storm
Chromafusion eye shadow – Frozen iris
Chromafusion eye shadow – Merlot
Chromafusion eye shadow – Hazelnut
Chromafusion eye shadow – Candlelight
Chromafusion blush – wineberry
Lip liner – berry
Lip tint – canyon coral
Matte lipstick – Midnight red
Nourishine lip gloss – Pink Luster
Liquid eyeliner pen – MK black
Lash intensity mascara
(Fake lashes as well)
Have you ever attended a professional makeup class? What fun tips did you learn? Please comment below and share! Also, don’t forget to follow my blog by pressing the button at the bottom of the page.
About a week ago I went on a trip to North Carolina to visit my sister. I had an AWESOME time, but i noticed when I got home my makeup was missing. So the next morning when I had to leave out the house, I searched all over the and found a couple of items I could use for a quick easy makeup look and I’d love to share.
Step One: Brow Pencil
I used to get my eyebrows waxed so now they’re not as full as I’d like them to be. So the first thing I did is filled in my brows with my Dark Brunette Precision Brow Liner. The tip I was taught for this is to line the top and bottom of your brow and then fill it in. It’s much easier when you have those guidelines to follow.
Step Two: Foundation Primer
I’ve shared the importance of primers before but to quickly reiterate, using primers helps your makeup go on smoother and stay on longer. It’s really great for those with oily skin or those who might have an event after work and don’t feel like touching up their makeup. The primer I used is Foundation Primer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15. What I love about this primer is it has broad spectrum SPF. That means it takes care of UVA rays, which cause aging, and UVB rays, which cause burning.
Step Three: CC Cream
The last step to any good skin care routine is some kind of foundation or tinted moisturizer because we should be protecting our open pores from all of the dirt, pollen, and etc that floats around during our daily routine. For a natural and quick look I love to use a CC Cream which stands for Complexion Corrector because as it gives you a little coverage for the day it is also helping to even your skin tone overtime. I love any product that works 2 in 1 so this is one of my favorites. It comes in 5 different shades from very light to very deep. I use very deep. Another quick tip, anytime you apply something to your face always want to grab in circular motions upwards. This is because even though you might not see or feel the difference but gravity is slowly pulling our face down more and more every day and that little action helps against this.
Step Four: Makeup Finishing Spray
This is a great final step to any good makeup routine because it basically seals the deal. For that I use a Makeup Finishing Spray. You spray your face in an X motion and then a T motion and now your make up has staying power of up to 16 hours. It’s as simple as that!
Step Five: Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss
To complete this fast and simple look I added a little neutral lipgloss on my lips called Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss. What I love about this lip gloss is that it’s packed with antioxidants and vitamins which help your lips feel smooth and the formula isn’t sticky. The color I have on my lips is called Golden.
Do you have any quick makeup tips you use on a daily? Have you ever lost all your makeup? I’d love to hear all your comments, questions and/or concerns on this topic. Write it below and don’t forget to hit the follow button at the bottom to never miss a post!