Thursday, July 15, 2010

Makeup for the Lighter Complexioned Beauty

An old friend of mine emailed me the other day inquiring about makeup to match her complexion. I must admit this was a bit hard for me as most of my clients are either a nice dark chocolate tone, or a very pale, creamy white complexion. So I searched high and low for products that I thought would be fab for her. Here's what I came up with:

When you are just starting out wearing makeup, I think it is important to get products that will give you the most bang for your buck since you are initially experimenting with them. Why spend $20 on a product you are just learning to use, and may very well hate? For that reason, I usually introduce beginner makeup clients to NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil's
The reason I love these liners for the beginner is because they are a two in one product. They are obviously used to line eyes, however, they can also be used as eyeshadows! Hate the jumbo feel and need a slimmer stick to line your eyes? Try NYX's Slim Eye Pencil.
I really heart mascara! I believe it can make or break your whole look, so finding the perfect mascara is necessary, yet a hard thing to do. It really is one of trial and error. However, the two mascara's I could not live without are L'Oreal's Voluminous and DiorShow Iconic.

L'Oreal Voluminous offers you dark, luscious lashes for just $7! It's a great mascara to keep in your bag for an everyday look.

Want more drama? Try DiorShow Iconic. I'm talking theatre stage long, thick dramatic lashes that constantly whisper "come hither" whenever you blink *heart pounding*. I truly lust after this mascara! It's the only one that makes me feel like I'm wearing falsies everytime I put it on.

In the summertime you want to achieve a nice, healthy glow. You don't want colors that look too thick or heavy. For that reason my new favorite summertime blush is MACs Get Away Bronze Blush.

It gives your skin a nice sunkissed glow without being too dramatic.

I love pink when it comes to summer time lips (who am I kidding, I love pink year round) and I really think your lips will pop with a color like MACs Pink Poodle

It will make your lips stand out looking lovely and luscious, but they won't be on overkill. Just enough color so that you don't blend in with the crowd.

I just wanted to give a word of advice when it comes to your face routine. In the summertime we all tend to get hot and sweaty, so I would put the foundation in the back of your makeup drawer for now. Instead opt for a tinted moisturizer (Bobbi Brown makes a great one!) with a little bronzer. Now-a-days I wear MACs mineralize skinfinish in dark over my favorite moisturizer. Remember, the idea is to keep it light, especially with the triple digit temps the East Coast has been hit with this summer. Oy vey!