Cleansers- quick ideas to get you started.
A few products to help as a guidance for choosing basic skincare products.
If you can afford to invest in some premium brand products it will help you get started as the consultants will be able to match and give you advice and a good regime to get you going. However this isn't always possible.
Cleanser- Micellar waters are everywhere at the moment and are a decent everyday, purchase. If used properly this will give you a really good cleanse, you need to make sure you put some product on a cotton pad and massage all over your face. Do this until the cotton pad eventually wipes clean. This should happen after the 2nd pad in the morning. When taking off your make-up you will need to go over the whole of your face and neck a few times. This is good for most skin types, especially sensitive or irritated. I like the simple one at the moment but lots of brands do them. This is definitely a better way to cleanse if you usually use face wipes(not good for everyday cleansing.)
Dry or Dry/oily combination- Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish
This is amazing and really gives you a deep down cleanse. One of my absolute favs!
Oily- Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
A great gel wash that leaves the skin clean and not feeling greasy.
Sensitive- Avene are a wonderful brand if you are struggling with sensitive skin. They do a few different cleansers depending on what your skin is like but brilliant if you have sensitive, sore or irritated skin.
Toners- choose a toner that goes with your cleanser. It will work in conjunction with the cleanser you have chosen and give your skin extra benefits of those products.
High street or premium brands will have these products in there ranges, its important to know your skin and choose products that work with them. It is likely that our skin will change so do not be afraid to change products with these changes. You will get the most out of your skincare when using products your skin likes. Try them and pay careful attention to improvements in your skin by following a basic routine EVERYDAY!
Primers for Face!
If you would like to try some primers but not sure what to try I have posted some ideas to give you a helping start. Some of them will cover a couple of different skincare needs but I have broken them down into the best for each concern(listed above each product.)
Longer lasting make-up.
Giorgio Armani Maestro UV Primer:
Smashbox Photofinish Blemish Control Primer.
Laura Mercier Radiance Primer:
Smooth skin and minimise pores:
Benefit The Pore Professional:
Sun Protection Factor:
Bobbi Brown Face Base:
BB cream- help to brighten and protect the skin. They usually have a higher SPF than foundation products. They have a slight tint to them and most brands will work better for normal to oily skin types.
Use these products if you have normal to oily skin, want to protect your skin from the sun/pollution. Want a light coverage on your skin.
CC cream- these are colour correctors. They help to address specific skin issues for a brighter,healthier looking skin. They work on improving the tone of the skin. Most work well with redness and have an SPF.
Use these products if your skin has redness, dull or is tired looking. Can be used under your foundation.
Primers- These come in many different types,textures and for many different purposes. The general idea of these is to smooth and prime the skin ready for a flawless foundation application.
If you want to use this product you will have to decide what your main concern is first!
Check out my blog Primers A Quick Guide for more information.
Building on the basics.
Check out my favourite make-up page for ideas for products. http://www.kfuller.co.uk/makeup/Make-up_Directory....
I was at a fantastic wedding last week which had a distinct Autumn feel to it. The hair accessories, dresses, flowers all gave away that it was an October wedding.
At the trial, when I was told the theme, we started thinking about ideas for the hair and make-up which would go nicely with the rest of the wedding. The ideas that we came up with to keep a real Autumn feel would be to style the hair with a very "woodland" effect.
The bride opted for a hair up style so we created a look that was wispy and not too neat. We tested the look with a few hair accessories but opted for a flower hair vine as the final look.
On the wedding day we also decided to add in a crown plait, this was an stunning addition to the overall look.
The make-up we kept soft with porcelain skin. We went for a brown-orange wash of colour on the eyes and kept skin clear with a matte finish. We tried a berry lip but the bride felt that she would prefer a softer lip colour as that was more her natural style. So we chose a wonderful peachy-pink, creamy lipstick. We also chose this theme for the cheeks.
The bridesmaids were dressed in Navy blue with matching hair accessories. Hair up styles all round for them, staying with a similar theme but making each style slightly different. The hair was styled with curls which we incorporated plaits and pinned up. Their make-up consisted of a beautiful, grey smokey eye to compliment the darker dresses. We kept the rest of the make-up fresh with a hint of a neutral pink lip colour.
A beginners Guide
A couple of my friends and clients have recently asked me about what they should have in their make-up bags, saying they want to achieve a bit more with their make-up on a daily basis.
They all seem to have the same problem a bag full of their favourite products and just a little time to achieve their daily look. So I thought I would go back to basics on a series of quick looks and essential daily products for your bag!
Base- If you are starting from scratch or not used to wearing any make-up, I suggest starting with a tinted moisturiser. This is also much easier when looking for a colour match as most brands only have around 3 colours light,medium, dark. If you are unsure use a tester to apply colours to along your jaw line. Whichever is easiest to blend to your skin colour choose. Look out for an oil free tint if you have oily skin.
If you wish to increase the coverage use a foundation or use a concealer for problem areas such as dark circles,blemishes.
A quick before and after!
Quick Autumn Update