FAQ Beauty Questions
Q: How often should I clean my makeup brushes?
TIP: use 99%Rubbing Alcohol as Brush Cleaner, alcohol evaporates and you can use your brushes right away!
Beauty Blenders So many of you ask how to clean these and the process is pretty much like cleaning any other of your makeup brushes. You can use either a bar of soap, baby shampoo or dish detergent. Using dish detergent does make it a little easier when cleaning these because you can directly apply it to the beauty blender. Cleaning beauty blenders do take a little bit longer because of the rinsing process. Wet the beauty blender with lukewarm water and squeeze on a small amount of detergent onto it. Roll the Beauty Blender in your hands to help work the detergent completely in to it and rinse until the water is clear. Make sure you rinse these thoroughly until you see clean water when you squeeze the beauty blender. If the water isn’t clear, there is still product in the beauty blender. You may have to repeat this process a few times to get the beauty blender completely clean since they do soak up a lot of product. Once clean, squeeze out any excess water and lay flat to dry. You will know when the beauty blender is dry because it will have shrunk in size.
Q: How do you pick the right blush for your skin tone?
A: If you have porcelain skin, use pale pink or pastel apricot blush. Fair skin looks good in sandy pink tones. Go for tawny brownish pinks if you have medium skin. Dark skin looks good in plum, golden brown, and deep rose. Use deep red or bronzer on very dark skin. I think everyone looks prettier with blush on, for a very natural look try a shade that looks like your cheeks after a workout.
Q: What can I do to make my eyeshadow last and not crease ?
A: Don’t apply eye cream or foundation on your lids in the morning the added emollients in the cream will cause any makeup you apply afterwards to slip right off. Before applying shadow, prime your lids by pressing on face powder.
Q: What is the best concealer for Dark Circles
A: yellow-toned concealer works wonders on dark circles and instantly brightens and lifts your face, try one shade lighter than your foundation.
Q: What about lip liner, is it old fashion?
A: Using lip liner to couture your natural lip line is enhancing and classic, use a natural tone that is the same shade as your lips. Resist the urge to draw in bigger lips it look fake and outdated.
Q: Curly lashes, is the heated lash curler safe?
A:When lashes are straight, they tend to curtain the eyes and make them look smaller. When they are swept upward, more of the iris is revealed and your eyes seem larger and more brilliant. Conventional skin-pinching curlers clamp, dent and use excessive pressure that can damage or even break your lashes. Nothing is better than heat to set a long lasting curl. The challenge is to deliver the precise amount of heat – too much can dry out your lashes, and too little will not set a long lasting curl. With a heated curler your lashes will show extravagant curves that will last all day!
Q:Is it True that Mineral Makeup is a Healthy Makeup?
A:Infomercials and web sites tout mineral makeup as the healthy foundation choice, but some skin care pros disagree, and others say, “it depends.” Even though nearly all mineral makeup manufacturers refer to their products as more “pure” than typical foundations, ingredients vary, and in some cases they are simply a powdered form of the same foundation we’ve used for decades.
PRO:Mineral makeup is often formulated without fragrances, binders, dyes and preservatives (the minerals act as a preservative), which eliminates ingredients often associated with skin irritation.Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are somewhat anti-inflammatory, and some dermatologists believe they could help people who have issues with rosacea or acne.Mineral makeup tends to be non-comedongenic, meaning it will not clog pores.
CON: Many brands of mineral makeup contain talc and synthetic fillers that do indeed create problems for many customers; some makeup lines contain parabens, chemical preservatives that many people wish to avoid.Some types of mineral makeup can be drying, which makes wrinkles more noticeable.Some companies use varying amounts of bismuth oxychloride in their formulas, a skin irritant that’s a byproduct of lead and copper processing (always remember that not all “natural” ingredients are good for you).Some brands use microscopic (or nanoparticle) sized minerals. The process may make minerals dangerous if inhaled, and irritating to sensitive skin.