Winter makeup trends

Hi lovelies,

Sorry for my absence, life has gotten a bit hectic!

Lets talk makeup trends!

For autumn/winter 2013-14, makeup artists have taken spring’s trends and developed them for the new season, with the introduction of petal and berry stains to replace matte lips, and an even more pronounced take on Sixties beauty.

A move toward more grown-up, ladylike makeup is quickly becoming the trend for this winter. Youthful dewy skin has moved aside to make way for a flawless, velvety finish.

Keep this is mind when you hit the cosmetic counters and pharmacies.

Have a great day and remember stay sweet xoxo

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Fast Foundation Advice – Tip #2

Hi Lovelies,

Ever wondered what the best method of applying foundation is… well the answer is simple, it is simply a preference and what works well for you. However, here are some key application tips for different methods of applying foundation!

Fingers 

Using your fingers works well with liquid and cream foundation formulas. It can also provide you with the sheerest cover, as the warmth of your hands helps to melt the base onto your skin.

Tip – Make sure your fingers are clean

Sponges 

Sponges provide more coverage and are good for blending cream to powder or thicker liquid foundations.

Tip – When applying foundation with a sponge, tap, don’t rub the base into your skin. This will ensure you have an even finish

Foundation brush 

A foundation brush gives you a heavier, more velvety finish, because you are painting on a liquid or cream base. This is ideal if you are going for a flawless polished look.

Tip – Make sure you clean your foundation brush regularly 

My Favourite method off applying foundation is using a foundation brush.

My most loved product is the Sigma Flat Kabuki Brush F80. To see how it applies foundation, watch my youtube makeup videos on my channel MakeupbyDulcelissa.

Stay sweet xox

Sigma Beauty Makeup brushes (Kabuki range)

Sigma Beauty Makeup brushes (Kabuki range)

Fast Foundation Advice – Tip #1

Hi Lovelies,

Foundation is probably one of the most important steps in creating a flawless look, so applying an undetectable base is the first step!

Here are some simple tips to ensure you make the right choices.

Tips:

If you’re shopping at a department store

#1 – Swipe three possible matches on your lower cheek or jawline (the shade should closely match your neck as well as your face)

#2 – Take a mirror and head towards a window or outside so you can see what it looks like in the natural light (very important)

#3 – The colour that fades into your skin without .much blending is the winner

If your shopping at a drug store/chemist 

#1 – Determine whether your skin tone is pale/medium or dark

#2 – Using your skin tone, use the bottle shade name as a guide

#3 – Pale skin tends to have redness, so it’s best that you stay away from pink-tonned foundation, look for colours like beige or buff to neutralise redness

#4 – If you are in the middle/medium look for tones that have warm undertones. Choose colours like warm , medium or golden.

#5 – Dark skin hues should look for colours like tan, sable or chestnut

Remember these handy hints next time you are looking for the right foundation. Be sure to keep in mind that the right foundation does not mask your face but simply blends out any of your imperfections and still shows the true beauty of your skin.

Enjoy your day loves and stay sweet xo

My favourite brands: Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation, shade 10 Beige and MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid

Stay Sweet xox

My favourite foundation picks!

My favourite foundation picks!