Thursday, February 11, 2016

Men - Do You Need Anti-Aging Cream?




A Man's Guide To Anti-Aging

For centuries, men have obsessed over youthful skin.
In Greek mythology – the gods achieved agelessness by eating ambrosia.
In the modern world – we have our own version of ambrosia… anti-aging creams.
Our skin is the first line of defense against the elements. Women are accustomed to creams that reduce the signs of aging and offer protection against further skin damage.
Should a man also use anti-aging creams?
What do you think?
real man is applauded for being an upstanding citizen, a contributor to society and a caretaker of the family.
Why would men be concerned about the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face? After all, aren’t wrinkles just an indicator of past smiles, as Mark Twain once remarked?
On the one hand – your skin is the largest and most exposed organ in your body.
On the other – your skin is comprised of dead cells. Why spend money on the excess of the outer layer of your anatomy?

Anti Aging before and afterAre Anti Aging Creams Right For You? 5 Factors To Consider

1. Your profession – What you do for a living will affect your decision to take care of your skin.  Some professions will require that you look young and healthy.
The most appropriate example is when you are the “face” of your company or business.  It is important that you take care of your face and how you look when you are an actor or a salesman.
2. Exposure and condition of skin – The use of anti-aging creams is important for men who are always exposed to the sun.  Some of you may have blue-collar jobs and you are always out there working in the sun.  Anti-aging creams will reduce the signs of aging caused by direct exposure to sunlight.
3.  Genetics – Some people age faster.  Your genetic make-up plays an important role in how you age.  The action of a single gene affects how long a person lives. 
Many factors affect longevity but scientists have looked into the effects of an “aging gene” on human life span.  Nevertheless, proper skin care could take a few years off your age.
4. Personal situation – Are you in your forties or fifties?  Do you dress for yourself or to impress others?  You may be recently divorced or still single but you want to go out there and look your best.  Whatever your personal journey is, consider the idea of taking good care of your skin so in different situations, you are confident of yourself.
5. What do you want? – You may be one of those men who simply want to look good.  Proper skin care is very vital if you want to look young even as you age.  An anti-aging cream is your best option to reduce skin stress.
Skin Care that every man should add to his daily routine..... 

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AFRICAN AMERICAN SKIN TONES



Helping Women Excel

As women of color know, there is a wide range of African American skin tones, each with their own unique coloring. In today's market, there is also a variety of makeup colors available that can enhance and complement each unique woman's tone and allow her to always look her best.




The Right Colors for Your Complexion

Decades ago, cosmetics were mostly aimed at a fair-skinned market, leaving African American women with few resources. The foundations and powders that were available at the time often left women with darker skin with an unattractive, ashy undertone. However, in recent years, the cosmetics market has exploded with products geared toward women of all shades, no matter how dark or light the skin.
Makeup that looks good on light skin may not complement dark skin well, and vice versa. Depending on your particular complexion, you might look great in Beyonce's makeup colors or you might look better emulating Gabrielle Union.

Color Categories

The best way to get started with determining the type of skin tone you have is to see which of these three categories you fall into. Even with the number of shades, black skin can be broken into three main categories:

Dark

The darkest of African American skin tends to have a strong grey or reddish undertone. This skin color formula is best with makeup colors that are primary hues of red, mauve and magenta.

Medium

Most dark skin falls into the middle category with a medium color tone. The makeup shades most beneficial for these colors are shades with red and blue undertones.

Light

Colored skin that falls into the light category are mostly yellow and olive shades. The best makeup colors follow an earthier palette.

Flattering Makeup Shades for Women of Color


African American women who fall on the warm end of the spectrum will look fantastic in these colors:
In addition to determining which of the three categories your skin falls into, you can also try to determine whether you have warm or cool undertones.
  • Peach
  • Gold
  • Bronze
  • Orange red
  • Brown
If you have more of a cool complexion, stick to:
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Silver
  • Pink
  • Blue red
If your skin is very dark and you've always shied away from deep lipstick colors, you don't have to. You can also try a neutral look with a lip color that closely matches your skin and top it with a light coat of clear gloss.
With neutral lips, you can put the makeup focus on your eyes. Women with cool complexions can wear silver or charcoal eye shadow, while warm women can sport bronze eye color and a couple of coats of deep black mascara for maximum impact.

Makeup Color Tips for African American Women

Foundations

When selecting a foundation it is important to match the skin color exactly. Foundation should match your neck color to avoid the fake line along your jaw and should bring out your natural color, not mask it. Visit a local makeup counter and place stripes of foundation colors from your cheek down to your jaw. Then take these tiger stripes for a walk outside. Some darker skins cause makeup to oxidize, so let the foundation set for at least twenty minutes then check the colors in natural light. Finding the right shade of foundation will give you the perfect base for trying out new makeup colors to complement your skin tone.

Blush

A small tint of blush can bring instant life to dark skin. Look for deep and rich colors that also share the same hues as your lipstick. Apply a small hint of color during the day, adding more for the evening. Frosty colors can add glamor on dark skin for a special event. If you prefer, consider using bronzers, to achieve a dewey look.

Eyes


Jewel tones such as purple and emerald green look great against dark skin.
For eye makeup, nearly any color can complement an African American woman. Tips include:
  • Gold and bronze shimmering eye colors will work well if you have warmer undertones to the skin, or lighter colored eyes.
  • Blues and greys will really make darker eyes pop and will complement cool-toned skin.
  • If you really want your eyes to pop, try using a blue mascara on the tips of your lashes, as it complements darker skin tones.
  • With all eye colors, eyeliner and mascara is a must.

    Lips

    The best shades of lipstick for African American skin tones will depend on the undertone. In general, however, the darker your complexion, the more easily you can pull off richer or more saturated colors. A range of shades, from pink to red to brown, can look gorgeous.

    Finding Makeup for African American Skin Tones

    You can easily find makeup just for women of color anywhere, including your local drugstore and department stores, as well as a slew of online merchants. When shopping for foundation, it's wise to test different shades on your face, if possible. This won't usually work in a drugstore, but you can try out various colors at department store makeup counters.
    Some companies that carry makeup for African American skin tones include:
    • Mary Kay
    • MAC
    • Revlon
    • Black Opal
    • Max Factor
    • Maybelline
    Longtime brands like Mary Kay, Max Factor, Revlon and Maybelline now offer women of all colors affordable cosmetics, while lines like Iman Cosmetics (created by famous top model Iman) were developed specifically for African American and other women of various ethnicities.

    Tips on Purchasing

    You may benefit from following a few tips when shopping for cosmetics:
    • If you're already familiar with a brand, you may not need to try on your favorite foundation shade each time you purchase, but realize that your skin may change between seasons. The foundation and powder that look great on you in the summer may be too dark in the winter.
    • Branch out into cosmetic colors you thought you couldn't wear, such as green, pink or peach. There are some makeup shades that seem to complement any complexion such as the Mary Kay At Play Collection.
    • You can mix and match between drugstore and department store brands, including cosmetic lines that you might not have tried before because you thought they only catered to one type of ethnicity. Many makeup brands now feature shades suitable for women of any color.

    Achieving Your Desired Look

    When it comes to finding the right makeup color for your unique African American skin tone, the best thing you can do is experiment. Try working with your local Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant who will be happy to provide step by step instructions and give you FREE samples to take home. You can also buy sample sizes of makeup when visiting the makeup counter at a local department store for affordable ways to play with color and find the right options for you.

Monday, February 8, 2016

I WANT TO BE A MARY KAY INDEPENDENT BEAUTY CONSULTANT!

I'm sharing a blog post below that was written in 2000 by Holly Timberline. I share this particular post as I believe it was well written and speaks to what I am constantly being asked, regarding being a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant. 

It's Thursday evening. Eleven women, ranging in age from 14 to mid-50s, are seated around three tables in a small pink room, each facing a tray topped with pink or green cellophane. They are here for a complimentary "skin-care class." 

An official-looking woman is pacing the floor in a red blazer that makes her look like a flight attendant. She is Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant Tracey Wilkins, and she doesn't want her guests to unwrap their trays just yet. "Let me introduce myself Mary Kay style," she begins. She sounds over-rehearsed. "What we speak about/we bring about/and I am without a doubt." Huh? "I am back to basics and I teach it with pride/with God as my savior and my Mary Kay showcase by my side ... I thank him for enabling me this wondrous power/of transforming faces and lives in only an hour." 

Is this for real? The women at the tables look guarded. Wilkins is so enthusiastic, so vivacious, so darn HAPPY, that some people can't help but smile back. Others wear a more skeptical expression. Clearly, nobody wants to bring her down, but what is the proper response to a woman thanking God in rhyme for her ability to sell make-up? 

Wilkins completes her patter and waves the women's attention to the trays, whose contents include enticing dollops of white cream and paper-backed buttons of color. "It's all about pampering ... can we get a little excited about this, ladies?" Wilkins asks. 

Most women consider cosmetics and personal growth to be two very different subjects. But in the world of Mary Kay Cosmetics, they come together. Becoming a Mary Kay consultant is a transformative experience for many of the women who do it. It turns housewives into businesswomen, high-school dropouts into millionaires, even saves marriages. But most importantly, say the company's champions, it helps women believe in themselves. 

You can smirk at their pink cars. You can scoff at their supernaturally perky demeanor. You can sneer at a world where women are as happy as Santa Claus because they sell makeup. But you cannot deny that these women love what they do and are on their way to getting rich. 


   Shena Dixon is a prosecuting attorney for the city of Richmond and an Independent Sales Director for Mary Kay — about five steps above an entry level consultant. She began selling just last November, hoping to earn an extra $50-$100 a week toward her student loans. "When I signed my [Mary Kay] agreement," she recalls, "I couldn't have cared less. I didn't want the car, I didn't want the suit, I didn't want the rings, I didn't want anything. Just the extra income coming into the house." Within four months, she had qualified for her first Mary Kay car, a red Grand Am. 

"Was I excited about a Grand Am? No. It was not my dream car," she admits. But giving up her Camry also meant giving up a $375 monthly car payment, 85 percent of her car insurance and her personal property tax. Two months after that, she qualified to be a director. There are now 37 people in her unit. Earnings obviously vary, but at Dixon's level the company pays 9 to 13 percent commissions on all orders placed by her recruits, along with cash bonuses for new recruits. "At this stage in the game," she says, "people quit [their regular jobs] and do Mary Kay full-time. But I love what I do from 8:30 to 5." 

Why is an educated, motivated, satisfied attorney drawn to the candy-coated world of Mary Kay? Dixon says her cosmetics business actually helps her as an attorney because it keeps her upbeat, even when co-workers are stressed and cynical. "I used to be just like them," she says. "I was negative, negative, negative." Just add pink, and now she is unmistakably positive, positive, positive. 

Tonight, she's leading her weekly "success meeting" in a rented office suite near Willow Lawn, in the room right next to Wilkins' skin-care class. Her purple suit signifies her director status, and on the pink wall behind her, a poster of a pink Cadillac bears the headline, "Believe and Achieve." Her unit is named Shena's 20th Century Success Express, and a big part of every meeting is recognition of the consultants' successes. Right now, the group's attention is on 31-year-old Tracy Shelhamer, who has reddish gold hair and a British accent. Shelhamer is a full-time VCU student, a full-time employee at Circle Safety and Health, and until recently, a reluctant Mary Kay beauty consultant. She tells the group that she was all set to give up her Mary Kay business entirely, because she's so busy. But then she brought her product showcase to work and was swarmed with orders. Her sales total for the week? $398. "You're right," she says to Dixon, laughing. "This stuff sells itself. I shouldn't have doubted you." 

The group applauds and Dixon marches right up to Shelhamer for a hug. "I am so proud of you," she says. Shelhamer looks embarrassed at first, then succumbs to the Mary Kay moment and even gets a little pink around the eyes. But there's more. Dixon retrieves something sparkly from the head table and Shelhamer squeals, "Oh my God, I get to wear the tiara!" Sure enough, Dixon places a little rhinestone crown on Shelhamer's head. Another rabid burst of Mary Kay applause ensues. 

They're silly. They say "big hug!" when they embrace. But in spite of their through-the-roof enthusiasm, it's hard not to like them. Or at least appreciate them. Try to spot a base coat of black under the shiny pink finish. Try to show that Mary Kay consultants are actually unethical and ruthless. You can't do it. They're pink all the way through. 

Along with the sparkly tiaras and movie star hugs, there are sound business principles involved here. The work is flexible, which allows women to conduct their Mary Kay schedules around other jobs or families. The company provides support materials, and directors like Dixon supply motivation galore in local weekly meetings. 

Mary Kay Inc. requires every consultant to buy directly from the company and sell directly to the client, which means the profit margin is the same no matter what a saleswoman's level. Directors' commissions are based on orders placed by their recruits, so a director's success hinges on helping her underlings succeed. Consultants say this interdependence not only makes successful saleswomen, but fosters the true spirit of Mary Kay: selflessness and cooperation. 

"It's absolutely incredible," says Felicia H. Woodruff about Mary Kay. "I can't speak highly enough about it." Woodruff is the executive director of Ridefinders, a nonprofit group that supports vanpools and other methods "to move more people in fewer vehicles." She's also a Mary Kay consultant. On a warm fall evening, she sits on her front porch, long brown hair pulled back from her face. She has dark, expressive eyes and wears very little makeup. 

Woodruff first learned about Mary Kay in a graduate marketing class, when she was a transportation engineer for the Virginia Department of Transportation. Later, when she began looking for a way to stay home with her children, she went back and researched Mary Kay thoroughly. She was impressed. "There's no mistaking the opportunity," she says. "This company is proven." 

She built a Mary Kay business while home with her two sons, now 3? and 6. Her husband's salary paid for the house and the car, she says, while her Mary Kay money covered car insurance, Christmas, and "extras." Now she's back at work full time, but still maintains about 100 Mary Kay clients. With a wide-eyed shake of her head, she makes it sound easy: "You don't have to do anything!" 

Woodruff insists that in addition to providing income, Mary Kay actually helped her develop professionally. She learned about time management, prioritizing, efficiency, and interpersonal dynamics. She was encouraged to read Stephen Covey's "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People." "I feel stronger now than I did before I left [work]," she says. 

As director of Ridefinders, she tries to run the agency with the same "Do Unto Others" philosophy that Mary Kay uses. "The Golden Rule is not just a saying, it's the truth!" she says. Along with good business principles, at the core of Mary Kay Cosmetics is Mary Kay Ash herself, a living legend at 80-something feeble years old, who founded the company in 1963. 

"Mary Kay's hook was women who needed flexibility," says Dr. Pamela Kiecker, chair of the department of marketing and business law, at the VCU school of business. The company gave women the opportunity to earn a lot of money and to do it on their own schedule. "For the '60s, it was revolutionary," Kiecker continues. "It was the precursor to flex-time." 

Whatever the hook, Mary Kay Inc. has an admirable track record. The company opened with nine consultants in Dallas, where it is still based. Thirty-five years later, Mary Kay claims 500,000 consultants in 27 countries. Mary Kay went public in 1968, but returned to private family ownership in 1985. Over the past decade, sales have tripled to exceed $1 billion wholesale. According to industry sales data, Mary Kay has been the best-selling brand of facial skin care and color cosmetics in the United States for the past five years straight. 

Kiecker says Ash's charismatic personality and life have played a role in the company's success. Ash was a single mother and had to work, a situation many women can relate to. She started the business with her life savings of $5,000 and the help of her 20-year-old son, and ended up a millionaire several times over — truly a self-made woman. "She's inspirational," says Kiecker. 

Not surprisingly, the Mary Kay dogma has everything to do with self-improvement, and nobody in the business acts as if they are merely selling makeup. The company compels women to put "God first, family second, career third," and many saleswomen say that their involvement with Mary Kay helps order their lives in a meaningful and rewarding way. 

It all sounds great. But the Mary Kay principles, ironically, are delivered along with a product that is inherently artificial. Women who use cosmetics are called "made-up," as if they aren't quite real. Is there an essential contradiction in women learning to appreciate their true selves by selling products that "freshen" and "conceal" them? 

"It's not liberating," Kiecker admits. Then again, she says, so what? If the end result is positive, does it matter how you get there? 

FOR THE WOMEN OF MARY KAY, the values of the company seem to balance the superficial nature of the product. As Kiecker says, love, support, understanding and cooperation aren't typically associated with business. But they seem to be exactly what Mary Kay consultants are experiencing. 

Mary Morgan is an eight-year independent sales director, with 50 people in her unit, Mary Morgan's Million $ Magnetics (because "we attract and don't attack"). At the time she joined the company, she ran a financial business with her husband, Tom, and dealt mostly with men. "They could be so ugly to me," she recalls. She was also home with three children back then, and trying to be a wife, mother, homemaker and business partner was taking its toll. "I'd just made myself a doormat," she says. 

Mary Kay Inc. helped her rediscover who she was. "All sales gets down to selling yourself," she explains. "So the first thing you have to find out is, 'Who am I?' And I was not the person I had been acting like for some time." As she progressed with her Mary Kay business, Morgan uncovered and reclaimed parts of herself that had been buried. She also recommitted herself to her religious faith. 

But it was when she reached a crisis point in her marriage that the Mary Kay values really helped. Morgan realized that she could choose to love her husband just the way he was, could choose to be happy by finding happiness inside herself. And so she did. Since then, her husband has rediscovered his faith as well, and in October, the Morgans celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary. "When I joined the company, I thought there wouldn't even be another one or two," she says. "I have a fairy tale life now. Ten years ago, I would have laughed — or cried — if someone had said this was in my future." 

From a small, silver-plated photo album, Morgan gingerly slides out a picture of her and her husband posing on either side of Ash at the famous annual "Seminar" in Dallas, in 1988. She describes how they unexpectedly ran into Ash when nobody else was around, and recounts with awe how warm and personable Ash was. "We were nobody," she says. "And Mary Kay made us feel so special." The picture is all the more precious to her since Ash suffered a stroke a few years ago and can no longer talk. 

Morgan waxes prophetic about Ash's impairment: "I feel like this is a steppingstone to see how we get along without her," she says. "This is to get us used to not having Mary Kay actually speak to us." Morgan is confident that the message will still come through. "I think her spirit and soul are in this company and won't give up." 

Indeed, the spirit of Mary Kay Ash is reaching a more diverse group of people than ever before. At Dixon's Thursday night success meeting, all of the consultants look different from each other. But there's one who looks especially different. That's because he's a man. Forty-one-year-old Herb Alston works as a financial systems analyst for Heilig-Meyers and sells Mary Kay Cosmetics. 

Nothing about Alston is pink. He's black and brawny-looking, and wears a gold wedding ring on his well-tended hand. And he's as matter-of-fact about selling cosmetics as if they were sports equipment. 

He explains that he used to live in New Jersey and had to commute to work in New York every day for years. A hairstylist girlfriend turned him onto a sure-fire Friday night pick-me-up, and it didn't involve basketball, brews or belching. Alston discovered hot baths, facial masks and manicures. 

Tonight, next door to the women, in the only room of the Mary Kay office suite that isn't pink, Alston is imparting his knowledge to Troy Haskins and Tony Boisseau. The two men sit in front of the standard cellophane-wrapped trays, listening intently. They eye themselves in the mirrors as Alston explains the life cycle of a blemish, and finally, with Alston coaching, they apply the products to their skin. 

"Be gentle," Alston instructs. "Don't pull. Remember, go towards your ear." The men earnestly pat and buff with pink washcloths. "When you dry, don't rub," Alston tells them. "Pat." 

The men nod. They echo, somberly, "Pat." 

Most men probably wouldn't buy skin-care products from a woman in a purple suit who drives a pink Cadillac. But Alston is their peer, their golfing buddy, one of the guys. The men's market for Mary Kay is full of potential, Alston says, and he's just the person to tap it. He aims to land a bottle of Mary Kay sunscreen in every golf bag. He also aspires to send his 17-year-old daughter to med school — in a free Mary Kay car. And, eventually, he hopes to quit his day job and sell Mary Kay full-time. 

Alston watches his two skin-care students, busily fixing their faces in the mirror. They look up, hopefully, and Alston smiles at them. He says, "I can already see a difference." 

Top Ten List 

What You'll Hear on a Regular Basis if You Become a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant: 
10. Put out fires, pump up tires. 
9. Fake it 'til you make it. 
8. I can already see a difference. 
7. Know the way, go the way, show the way. 
6. The product sells itself. 
5. Underpromise, overdeliver. 
4. We fail forward to success. 
3. God first, family second, career third. 
2. A woman who will tell her age will tell anything. 
1. We don't sell. We meet the needs of women.

Start Something Beautiful


Whether you prefer to do business online, on the go, in person or at a party, you’ll have access to a wide range of tools and support to help keep your business organized, connected and efficient.

It’s more than a bag. It’s a beginning.

The first step to starting your own Mary Kay business is getting your very own Starter Kit. The stylish Mary Kay® Starter Kit Bag is packed with:
  • Retail-sized products to demonstrate with friends at parties.
  • Samplers to share with your potential customers. 
  • Brochures and DVDs with easy-to-learn sales tips.
  • All this and more for just $100*       *Plus shipping, handling and tax

My personal belief is that inventory should not be purchased until you've had a debut and have actual clients to service. More on that once you decide to sign your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant agreement.

Other items if you decide to purchase will cost: 

Website $25 first year; $50 thereafter

Credit Card Processing ... I'm not sure what the cost is, but more on that once you decide to sign your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant agreement.

Business Cards ... You can create your own, purchase from Zazzle etc. You are not obligated to purchase the cards from Mary Kay's vendor.

So, all you really need to get started is a Starter Kit. The rest will come overtime. I can tell you a ton of horror stories, and you can find a ton online. I can also introduce you to a ton of successful women in Mary Kay. 

Your pace and definition of success is going to be different than other's. It's your journey! This is an incredible opportunity. Ask questions, don't judge before you find out for yourself. 

Is it for everyone? Absolutely NOT.... It cost's nothing to investigate the opportunity.

If you have a close friend, or a relative that is an active Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, I encourage you to speak with them and sign your agreement with them, if your decision is to join.

If you don't have a close friend or relative to consult with, I encourage you to reach out to me if you are 18 yrs of age or older and live in the U.S. 

Men are welcome to join.....

Looking forward to speaking with you CONTACT BY CLICKING or email kblodgett@marykay.com

5 MUST-READ TIPS ON HOW TO “BEAT” YOUR FACE LIKE A CELEBRITY

5 MUST-READ TIPS ON HOW TO “BEAT” 

YOUR FACE LIKE A CELEBRITY


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We have all stumbled upon the beauty community on YouTube and have liked pictures of gorgeous makeup on Instagram. The thought that may come to mind is, “how did she do that?” For those of us who aren’t experts on face beating, getting that flawless look can seem daunting, but here are five tips to ensure that you get that perfected look.

PRIME:

Some may say this is unnecessary, but this is crucial in order to lay the foundation for a good beat. Primer fixes problems with your skin like redness and oiliness that make your makeup less than flawless. Primers also make your foundation long wearing so your face won’t look a mess by the end of the day.

CHOOSING A GREAT FOUNDATION:

There are so many option for foundation these days, it can be overwhelming. Knowing your skin type and what finish you prefer will help narrow down your options so you can make the best choice for your skin. Choose a foundation that is complementary to your skin tone, skin undertone, skin type, and level of coverage you desire. Doing this makes your foundation customized to your liking. Because what works on your favorite YouTuber, may not work for you. Also what works for you may not work for her so trying out a foundation thats complimentary to you is the best way to go.




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USE A BEAUTY SPONGE:

This tool is probably the best thing that has happened to the makeup world. A beauty sponge, like the Beauty Blender, gives you an airbrushed finish and does all of the work for you. Use it damp because it spreads the product evenly and gives you such a natural application, no matter how much you put on. You can use them for both your foundation and concealer, as well as blending out your contour and highlight colors, which brings me to the next tip.

CONTOURING AND HIGHLIGHTING:

This is when things get a little more complex. Highlighting and contouring has become a thing lately and almost every beat your see involves some level of highlighting and contouring. Contouring the hollows of your cheek bones and the sides of your nose with a shade or two darker than your skin tone are great places to contour. Highlighting with a concealer one to two shades lighter under your eyes, the center of your forehead, down the bridge or your nose, and on your chin are appropriate places for highlighting.
If you’re not so advanced in this area, just take a powder a shade or two lighter than your skin tone and setting your foundation in the same highlighting areas just mentioned. Let that sit for a few minutes, then blend everything together with your usual setting powder.
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BLEND, BLEND, BLEND:

It’s just that simple. Blending is the number one rule when wanting to achieve a beat face. Having harsh lines and lines of demarcation will be prevented if you take the time to blend everything the best you can. The reason why these girls looks so great in their makeup is because they blend very well and let their brushes do all of the work for them.
Now that you know what to do, apply these tips to your makeup routine the next time you go out and you will be sure to see a difference. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just make sure that YOU like it and you are comfortable with your makeup look. Everyone has different preferences so make sure you stay true to yours.