The Image Counsellor

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0210pfeiffer1881Our face loses its elasticity as we age. Fine lines and eye bags are formed… Yes, it sounds scary but it’s true. I have done makeup for mature ladies especially wedding dinner. Some important tips to take home when you slap on any makeup: 

PREP YOUR SKIN with moisturisers. Gel or Creamy face moisturisers are fine. Worse come to worse, use a light oil such as rose hip oil to prep your skin. Give it time to set. Eye area just use light eye gel. We do not want the colour to run.

Must Haves!

1) Light diffusing primer and creamy foundation to create a smooth textured face.

2) Sheer loose powder for that polished look. Too much 2-way cake will enhance the lines!

3) Yellow base, light diffusing concealer for the eye areas. Be light-handed on that. Do not apply too much concealer otherwise it will look too artificial.

My advice to you is to be light-handed. Age gracefully!

Notice some redness after the face wash?

After my China trip my skin has a bad outbreak and my body feels weak. Pimples and dull skin. Bad combination. So I borrowed a white shimmer power from my friend on one day. And sometimes I would use shimmer foundation to disguise my sallow skin.

Look at how much I have covered with the luminous lotion! And I look brighter!

You have a few choices to reduce that dullness on your face.
– A tad golden luminous lotion/foundation can be mixed with your liquid foundation. It’s suitable for most skin type. You can use it day or night.
– White luminous lotion. Not recommended if you have grey skin. Looks a bit ashy. Like the golden shimmer, you can either mix it or simply apply a thin later after your foundation. This would brighten up the whole face immediately!
– Tinted foundation. Convenient to use, however do not use it everyday at work! You might look a bit tarty. Also they might be oiler. Choose wisely!
I would also use the shimmer foundation to enhance my featues such as the brow done or to highlight the crest of my cheekbones.