Category Archives: Face Talk Beauty Tips

Makeup Station Organizational Ideas

Makeup application is a better experience with a well organized makeup station!

makeup station

makeup station

First and foremost your makeup station should have good lighting which is key when applying makeup!  Daylight bulbs are best when working in a bathroom or other dark room but natural light is ideal if you have a nook for a makeup vanity with a window nearby.  A large, well secured mirror will give you hands-free visibility and ease of use of hair and makeup appliances.  Outlets with a power strip are helpful if you plan to blow dry and curl your hair at your station.  And for the makeup savvy who airbrush their makeup each morning, you will need a spare outlet for your system.  Learn more about airbrush makeup here. AirPro Makeup

Modular boxes and untraditional makeup storage  as well as repurposed items make great storage for smaller items and pretty trays should display some of your most used products for easy access.

makeup station

repurposed and upcycled containers

Here is an example of repurposed and upcycled containers for organizing a filled to capacity makeup drawer.

 

This is one of my favorite makeup stations as you can add components depending on your needs and has enough space for jewelry, scarves and hair accessories.

PB Teen ChelseaVanity & Mirror

 It’s fun to dress up your makeup station with books and images to inspire your inner artist.  Have fun, try something new  … siren red lipstick; and remember:  Taking joy in living is a person’s best cosmetic!

 

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Airbrush vs brush

Airbrush beauty makeup

Airbrush beauty makeup

Give your brush the brush off and make the switch to airbrush

You may be considering investing in a personal airbrush system but you haven’t fully convinced yourself to take the plunge due to price or intimidation.  The initial cost of an airbrush system can set you back a few hundred dollars, depending on the quality, but quickly pays for itself due to less foundation waste that is left in your sponge or bristles after traditional application and are so simple to use that if you can spray an aerosol you can quickly master an airbrush …and have fun doing it.  If you’ve invested in good brushes in the past and have taken good care of them they probably still have years of useful life left but let us fill you in on the advantages of airbrush over cosmetic foundation brushes and soon you’ll be singing the praises of airbrush too.

Seamless finish
The biggest advantage by far is that you can apply a seamless foundation in a matter of minutes with far better results than with 10 minutes of meticulous blending of traditional applications with a brush or sponge.  The credit goes to the fine pixels of color that are softly propelled from the airbrush tip creating a skin-like appearance yet in the best shade of “flawless”.  In the same time it would take you to blend and smooth just your foundation with a brush you can apply bronzer, highlighter, contour and blush with your airbrush.   There’s no need to clean your airbrush after each color change; simply add your next color and spray onto a tissue until you see the shade change, then apply where needed and continue until you’ve completed all the steps you choose.  Most mornings a quick overall spray will do the trick but on those special days when you want to look outstanding you can still add contour and highlight in less than 5 minutes and be red carpet glowing!  Click here to learn more

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Face Talk beauty tip: How to be the best “you” in photographs.

For several days before your session avoid salty foods and alcohol which can dehydrate skin and cause puffy eyes, which will not make the camera fall in love with you.  Exfoliate skin several times the week prior and wear a moisturizing mask to bed.  Now is not the time to experiment with new products.   Get plenty of water and fruits and vegetables in your diet.  Have eyebrows shaped and groomed 1 to 2 days before if tweezing or 1 week before if waxing.  Wax removes even the tiniest hairs causing the makeup to lay down differently.  Exfoliate lips by applying Vaseline for several minutes then remove with rough wash cloth or soft toothbrush.

Think of a professional makeup artist as insurance for those special days when you want to look your best!

 

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