After nearly a year of no big social events in the calendar, many of us have neglected our makeup bags and fallen out of a beauty routine. Now more than ever, we could all benefit from a pick me up! Suffolk Makeup Artist, Emily, from Emily Chantal Makeup, is here to share her beauty tips to help you look and feel good during lockdown!
When choosing your foundation the first thing to consider is skin undertone. It can be quite confusing and, as a result, it can be something women struggle to get right.
As a general rule, if you check your inside wrist and your veins are more green and you tend to tan fairly easy, then you are likely to be a warm/yellow under tone. If your veins are more blue and you tend to burn fairly easy you are likely to be a cool/pink undertone.
If you aren’t sure and think you could be a bit of both, then you could be neutral and need pink and yellow in your base.
Opting for a cc cream or colour corrector will be a good option if you only want a light coverage and are stuck on finding a match.
For under eyes it is important to cancel out any uneven tones and discolouration which can make you look tired. With a peachy toned concealer it can colour correct the blue/purple tones to make the shadows less visible and tone more uniform.
I recommend trying Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer in ‘Crème Brule’ for light skins, ‘Ginger’ for medium skins or ‘Cacoa’ for deep skintones.
For bronzing the skin I would always opt for a matte bronzer as this will look the most realistic.
When considering where to place the product I recommend looking at your face shape to determine where you want to add shading. For example if you have an oval face you may wish to shorten it and add shading at the top and bottom. If your face is round you may wish to concentrate on shading the cheeks to add in some structure.
When we tan naturally by the sun it hits the high points such as the forehead, bridge of the nose and cheekbones, so these are great places to start.
My favourite bronzer is by Charlotte Tilbury, I use shade ‘Medium’ and find it is also fantastic for blurring pores and setting the base underneath.
To keep it simple on the eyes, once all darkness has been lifted, for a quick eye look I like to apply my bronzer in the crease of the eye to create a natural socket and soft definition using a domed fluffy brush.
Before finishing with mascara, something that makes a huge difference is curling your eyelashes! The best ones I have tried are by Kevyn Aucoin which is the perfect curve for a comfortable fit on most eye shapes. In just a few seconds it will instantly open your eyes and make you look more awake.
For lips you can have a bit of fun and choose a colour which makes you happy! If you are wearing a red, make sure that you have a really polished base as it can accentuate existing redness in the skin.
For warm toned skins I love a peachy nude lipstick, for a quick fool-proof way to match the colours you can use it on your lips and cheeks!
For cool toned skins I love a pinky nude with a blueish undertone. This will also make your teeth look whiter!
If you aren’t sure what makeup actually suits you, why not book in for a 1:1 makeup lesson? I can show you how to choose and apply makeup to suit your skin undertone, face shape and features to look like the best version of yourself! Waiting list is currently open for new clients to book in at my studio from Spring 2021!
Written by Suffolk Makeup Artist, Emily Chantal Makeup. Find out more on Emily’s website; www.emilychantalmakeup.com
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