PERMANENT MAKEUP TIPS
CONTOURING AND HIGHLIGHTING YOUR FACE TIPS AND TECHNIQUES
We recently came across a forum post from makeuptalk.com in which a few different ladies were asking about the proper technique to contouring and highlighting. So we thought we’d publish it as it’s something many girls would like to learn about.
After reading this, you will no longer wonder how to contour and highlight your face properly. You will now be able to give yourself that finished look, when applying your makeup! Better still have permanent makeup brows, eyeliner and lips and there will be less to do in the morning.!
This is such a simple and old application method, yet it often gets over looked or forgotten about by most women when they apply their makeup.
What you’ll need
• A small powder brush, contouring brush or blush brush
• Bronzer or brown shadow
• Liquid highlighter or light illuminating powder
• A mirror
What is contouring?
Contouring is the application of makeup on your face in an attempt to define your silhouette and cause you to appear to have a slimmer face, a straighter nose, slender cheeks, more prominent cheekbones and even helps reduce the appearance of a double chin!
This is a great application method for women of all facial shapes (square, round, oval, heart)
By applying it correctly you can accentuate your facial shape creating super flattering effects.
A mini-face lift from a brush!
You always want to use a brown colored or tan bronzer, shadow, or product to contour with. You may use a bronzer, a powder, a liquid or a cream product. Be sure to always use a brown tone, as it looks most natural and gives the illusion of a healthy tan and glow. Matte or Shimmery finished, it is a personal preference. Many girls use a powder bronzer or eyeshadow as it gives the smoothest look and blends easily. You also have control over the intensity as you build it up.
*Do not over use your cosmetics product when contouring. This will give an unflattering shadowy, fake and dark finish.
Contouring your cheeks
To contour and enhance your cheekbones, suck in your cheeks just slightly, and apply a darker shade to the hollows. Begin with a gently hand as you do not want to over due it. Apply your blush as you normally would.
Contouring your nose
To contour and to slim your nose you will want to apply the contouring shade on each side of your nose, in a very thin line, blending carefully.
Contouring your forehead / temples
If you are self -conscious about your forehead or even if you aren’t, you can apply your contouring makeup to both of your temples and blend well. This will give you forehead a slimmer look.
Contouring your chin
To contour and reduce the look of a double chin, you will want to lightly blend your contouring agent down your chin and below your neck line. Blend this in well, apply more as needed.
Highlighting your face
Highlighting your face gives the opposite effect of contouring, although it also helps to further define your face, it highlights certain areas causing them to be more prominent and pronounced.
Places on your face that light will hit and reflect off. *You want to create a sheer, light finish.
Choose a highlighter lighter in colour then your foundation and powder.
To highlight you will apply your highlighter (being a powder, liquid or cream) straight down the centre bridge of your nose in a very small line, blend well. Apply to the very tip of your chin, blending downwards and outwards along your jawline/jawbone. As well as to the apples of your cheeks when you smile.
You may also want to highlight your upper and lower brow area. Lightly brush your highlighter over and under your brow bone, being sure to blend very well.
Powder highlighters and illuminators are popular picks. Liquid highlighting makeup also works well, it gives a great finish and will really catch the light because of the light reflecting particles in it, giving the softest and most sought after look.
By following these simple steps the next time you apply your makeup, you will be able to give yourself a very polished and naturally finished look. So now you have mastered these tips then next step is to get your eyebrows, eyes and lips enhanced with permanent makeup by Tracy Fensome then you will look fabulous 24/7!
Thanks to Make Up Talk for this really helpful tutorial and good luck!
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Get the look: Katy Perry with Permanent Makeup – St Albans, Bushey, Radlett Clinics
Get the look: Katy Perry With Permanent Makeup
Katy Perry is very experimental with her makeup and hair colour – and it always looks perfect – but every look she tries fits her image and somehow becomes signature to Katy Perry.
Her trademarks: proper eye makeup (that means eyeshadow, strong liner and mascara), strong lipstick and a pale complexion. Katy will have an entourage of people that will help her with dressing and makeup application. It should stay put for some hours but what if she wanted it permanent –would it suit her? Does she need it as she is so young? I could answer, that she is already beautiful and young and doesn’t need any perfecting!
If Katy Perry came to me for permanent makeup I would listen to her main reasons for permanent makeup ie lips, brows or eyeliner. I certainly have a considerable amount of young women in their 20’s come to my permanent makeup clinic. If they are looking to change their faces completely and not happy with their young beauty, I would advise them permanent makeup with me is not for them. This leads me back to permanent makeup for Katy Perry if she requested permanent makeup or semi permanent makeup.
For me to carry out a permanent makeup procedure on Katy Perry or any other young woman the reasons would need to be – uneven over tweezed brows – my permanent makeup brows would provide fullness and symmetry to aid the framing of the face.
Eyeliner to stay put and no more reapplication due to smudging and running down the face. Certainly Katy loves her Latino style eyeliner but a more subtle/medium eyeliner would give her the option to look natural in the day and a base to further enhance the effect in the evening. Ideal!
So to lips, most young women have full lips whether they are small, medium or large lips like Angelina Jolie! The difference in lips of a 20 year old to a 40 plus women is fullness and a defined contour of the lip. For Katy I would not need to correct loss of definition as her lips are beautiful and do not need at this stage in her life. A permanent makeup lip blush with a beautiful Nouveau Contour pink colour would be the best choice. A permanent lip blush enhances the lips by implanting the chosen colour subtly in the lips. So no strong lip line, or powerful colour for Katy that’s for her stage makeup. Perhaps you would like the same?
So Katy if you would like to receive a professional permanent makeup procedure come and see me at any of my permanent makeup clinics in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, London and Middlesex. I would love to meet you and please bring me a copy of your latest album! Cheeky!
Permanent makeup prices start at £425-£600.
Permanent makeup clinics in Milton Keynes, St Albans, Luton and London benefit from at early booking saving for December and January.
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Summer Makeup Tips – Traditional and Permanent
Summer is full of pleasures and we can’t wait to enjoy the sunshine and time outdoors! I’m sure it is only around the corner and very soon you can enjoy the warmth against your face – but be prepared for melting makeup, smudged brows for those that draw them on, sliding eyeliner and sticky lipstick. Sorry I hope I haven’t spoilt your dream of a great looking good summer? You can though do something about it. Read on…….
……..in hot weather, applying your makeup should be as simple and comfy as putting on your favourite pair of jeans and flip-flops, But the heat and humidity are a challenge, so you have to make a few little changes to your routine. The changes are very simple and here are a few but if you really want to have a smudge free none smeared look for Summer then permanent makeup is for you.
- Primer. Yes the days have gone with caked matted primers. The beauty market has a great selection of incredibly light primers to help your foundation stay on all day, even in high humidity. My favourites are Clarins and Smashbox. Apply under foundations for a smooth beautiful finish that provides good coverage all day.
- Lighten up your foundation texture there is no need for a heavy one in this heat. Better still choose a tinted moisturiser Apply a light dusting of power to ensure it lasts the day. I love the new mineral foundations that are around. Jane Iredale and Fresh Minerals have a fabulous selection of colours and offer a summer natural look.
- Bronzer apply over the forehead, cheek bones, chin and nose. Bronzers help make your eyes look brighter and teeth whiter. Choose one that matches your colouring that gives an authentic healthy glow to your skin. Clarins duo, Gosh and Clinique have perfect choices for all.
- For eyeliner that stays put is a difficult one. There are many that promise but in reality they still slide down your face or disappear into a smudged pander look. The ideal solution is to have permanent eyeliner applied. You can choose from a subtle liner placed through the lashes to enhance your eyes. And will not run or disappear by lunch time! Alternatively choose a thicker eyeliner to accentuate and create that favourite almond eye look.
- Eyebrows frame your face and give definition to all your features but if the eyebrow pencil or powder have disappeared with the humidity or occasional summer shower (hopefully not) or by wiping your forehead (as we do without knowing) then permanent eyebrows will offer a permanent solution staying put 24/7 for up to two years. Fantastic news for those with sparse or no brows.
- Lips need to look good in summer. A heavy lipstick will disappear as soon as you put it on. There are lip stains on the market but personally I do not like them. Permanent lip blush will provide you with naturalness to your existing lip shape or add a very delicate lip line to create volume and a sexy pout. Wake up looking fantastic in the morning ready for the day ahead of summer socialising.
So there you have it traditional makeup and permanent makeup creating a beautiful face!
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Brow Makeover with Permanent Makeup Milton Keynes St Albans London
EYEBROW MAKEUP BY TRACY FENSOME
One of the best ways to look younger is to have a brow lift. I hear you say, no knife please! If surgery is not what you are looking for then read on.
If you want to restore that open eyed look and give an instant face lift then permanent eyebrow makeup is for YOU.
At my permanent makeup clinics also known as semi permanent makeup I can dramatically improve your brows whether you have sparse hairs or none at all. Over the years permanent makeup has improved immensely. It is a good compromise to surgery and makeup. My recommendation to you would be to choose a good permanent makeup artist, http://www.tracyfensome.co.uk/about/ someone that can reshape and draw in eyebrows hair by hair. I create this 3D hairstroke effect by using tiny needles with the most up to date digital machine to implant Nouveau Countour colour pigments into the upper layer of the skin. Colours have changed dramatically over the years and an experienced permanent makeup artist will be able to assess your skin tone and custom blend the mineral powders rather than using ink. The results will give you the exact shade to suit your skin tone. Once the permanent makeup has healed it will end up with a perfectly natural shape and colour.
Results can last up to 2 years and the price generally reflects the expertise of the permanent makeup artist from £495. A free colour boost should be included in the price to allow for any perfecting a month after.
For more details on the benefits of permanent makeup click here http://www.tracyfensome.co.uk/about-permanent-makeup/benefits/
If you wish to choose a different anti-ageing brow lift then there are a number of other options as follows:
Hair transplant surgery has become more sophisticated and surgeons can now control the angle of the transplanted hair which is paramount for the brows. The shape and thickness plays a big part in how they will look. Professionally, I would recommend you go for a slightly arched, elongated brow that is not too skinny. This shape can suit most face shapes and if you are looking for an eyebrow that gives the facelift look then go for this. If you are unsure, it would be beneficial if you ask a brow shaping expert to give you assistance in what would suit you best. See http://www.tracyfensome.co.uk/permanent-makeup/celebrity/
If an instant brow lift is needed then Botox in small amounts can be injected into the brows so the down pulling muscles are relaxed and up pulling muscles work more efficiently giving you an instant lift. Some results can last up to six months. For further details visit the bapras.org.uk or speak with your GP.
If loss of hair is the problem then consider permanent makeup or a treatment to encourge hair growth. There are a number of hair growth treatments on the market, Revita Brow is one of them. Normally the treatment is applied every night for six weeks. Hair growth is not guaranteed but this may be a more cost effective treatment to begin with. If after six weeks there is no great improvement then reconsider permanent cosmetic makeup.
So there you have it a bite size of what is available and hopefully this will enable you to make the decision on a treatment suitable for you and your brows.
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Semi Permanent Makeup Lips
As we mature our lips can start to thin, flatten, have less volume and lose their pigment colour, leaving a less defined lip. This can worsen if lips are left dehydrated and become dry.
On a daily occurance I hear my clients complain of these changes and ask what is the best remedy? Irrespective of age I would recommend a weekly routine to help nourish, replenish and repair the lips.
If you have already read many of my blogs you will know that I am a fan of Angelina Jolie’s beauty. Not only does she have fabulous brows, eyes and a face shape to die for! but her lips always have a sexy pout and look luscious. So ladies, to have these well groomed lips you need to use a light scrub to create that fresher surface. These scrubs can be found in many of the retail high street shops ie Boots, Body shop etc. If you do not want to spend money on a scrub my tip would be to use a very soft toothbrush and very lightly in a circular motion whilst supporting the lips work around the lips. In addition, look at changing your normal lip balm to a more nourishing one with a texture like butter. Burts Bees have a great one and can be found in many of the main shops. For a splash of colour there are many wonderful semi lip colours available that contain boosting serums. If you want a all day lip colour then permanent makeup is a great alternative.
Why? well not only can permanent makeup redefine the lips for that lost definition. Permanent makeup will also create the illusion of more lip volume without having to go down the filler route. The colour doesn’t have to be loud, a good technician can match the pigment to as near as your own lip colour with a bit more of a wow factor. Here are some of the benefits to having permanent makeup and permanent lip colour:
- stays put 24/7
- enhances your shape
- no smudging
- no reapplying after eating
- endless colours to choose from
If you feel that permanent lip colour is for you then please do call me. My permanent makeup clinics are based in Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middlesex and London. I would be delighted to see you and show you all the benefits of permanent lip colour and help you choose the best lip colour for you!
Permanent lip colour prices start from £425 and include a free boost to use within 3 months of procedure date (not always necessary)
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