Alright ladies. I know sometimes it is hard to put ourselves first. But this is what I am going to ask of you. This weekend give yourself some 'me time'. Whether that be a warm bath, reading a book you have wanted to start, painting your toe nails or plucking unruly eyebrows!
Okay, now that you've done something for yourself I need you to do something for your makeup routine.The other thing I'd like you to do is take a look at your makeup brushes. Some brushes I have seen make me feel like I want to open up a brush shelter. A place for neglected brushes to be brought back to their former glory. A place where I can take them, wash them, and bring them back to health. Ladies, if your brushes have never been washed since the day of purchase. Please, please, take the time to wash them.
How often should you be washing your brushes? I'm glad you asked! Concealer brushes, and foundation brushes should be washed every day, or every other day. The best product for washing them is dish soap. A gentle dish soap breaks up the oils and breaks down the product. Brushes that are used for powders can be washed every week - two weeks. Just remember: the cleaner the brushes, the better the application. Same with you sponge users out there. You know who you are. If your sponge looks like it could grow legs and walk away, please toss it! If you use a beauty blender, wash it. Brushes and sponges are better able to do their job when they are properly taken care of.
Winter is here. So I thought I would write a post about the difference between summer and winter skin - and how that affects our makeup collection and skin care routine. I also just wanted to reminisce about summer a bit because, well, I miss it.
For the most part, our skin is likely to darken in the summer and lighten in the winter. For those of you who work outside, or those who get a summer glow going on, you probably notice a big difference between the shade of your summer skin and your winter skin. Not only with the tone, but the level of dryness as well.
In the winter I rock more of a 'Snow White' look, then in the summer (due to my olive undertones - thanks mom!) I can get pretty tan. The makeup I would use in the summer does not work for me in the winter. So, if you're anything like me please change your foundation so that your coverage remains a match with your skin tone. If you use a colour that is too light your skin will look ashen and gray and if you use a shade that is too dark your face likely won't match the rest of your body.
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I am a freelance makeup artist who works out of Waterloo. I am an Ontario qualified teacher with a passion for makeup. I love to help people look and feel their very best!