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Q: I have never used makeup before, how should I cleaned it off?

A: 72d6ccecc27c370eThe process of cleansing might take just a few minutes longer than the usual water and facial cleanser. Makeup artists will usually put on cream foundation for you which will last throughout the day, hence it’s tougher to clean off. What you can do is to purchase an additional makeup remover especially for eyes and lips. These are delicate areas on the face, be exceptionally careful because of the fine lines that we can create from rubbing too hard against the skin.

For studio or outdoor shoots, artists will apply water proof mascara for you. It’s another challenging task for you if you have no idea how to remove makeup. There are waterproof makeup in the market which usually come in water in oil form (oil forming the higher component in the ingredient) that cleans off eye makeup easily. However buyers beware! Products with too much oil in the ingredient might cause oil seeds also known as milia seeds. Once formed, they might be difficult to remove. Believe me because I have experienced it before when I simply borrowed a “reknown” brand of remover and 1 tiny seed formed almost immediately! I would prefer water base cleansing products for the eyes.

Apply some remover onto the cotton pads. Instead of immediately rubbing the lotion onto the skin, soaks the makeup for about 30seconds and gentle glide. Do not drag the skin. Use a Q-tip to remove the mascara off the lashes and on the skin. Same goes for the lips.

 Use the Q-tip to clean between the lines on the lips. After the first cleansing for the makeup, there are usually traces of the cleanser or makeup on the skin. I would do double cleansing with my normal cleanser to make sure everything is gone. To relax my face after a long day, I would apply a moisturizing mask.

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This is a common technique if you would like to want to lift droppy eyes or if you have small eyes. Draw the top and bottom liner without lining them together and blend the liner outwards with a shadow brush (I used a an angled brow brush). As for the shadow, I swept it outwards too to synchronised with the top liner =). Thanks Teresa for being my model!

pictures from amazingmakeup.com

Jennifer Lopaz, Beyonce and Eva Longoria

All 3 have distinctive captivating eyes – a change of brow colour, fake lashes and liner are must-haves! Of course not forgetting their super star smile!

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Q: What do I do if I have to remove waterproof eye makeup?

 

A: The process of cleansing might take just a few minutes longer than the usual water and facial cleanser. Apply some remover onto the cotton pads. Instead of immediately rubbing the lotion onto the skin, soaks the makeup for about 30seconds and gentle glide. Do not drag the skin. Use a Q-tip to remove the mascara off the lashes and on the skin. Same goes for the lips. Use the Q-tip to clean between the lines on the lips.

 

It’s another challenging task for you if you have no idea how to remove makeup. There are waterproof makeup remover in the market which usually come in water in oil form (oil forming the higher component in the ingredient) that cleans off eye makeup easily. However buyers beware! Products with too much oil in the ingredient might cause oil seeds also known as milia seeds. Once formed, they might be difficult to remove. Believe me because I have experienced it before when I simply borrowed a “reknown” brand of remover and 1 tiny seed formed almost immediately! I would prefer water base cleansing products for the eyes. 

Ebook

Posted on: August 21, 2008

If you find these information useful for your friends, please spread the words! I am also working on an ebook on beauty and makeup tips for brides-to-be. The distribution would be made via www.romance-fire.com . So watch this space!

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I am reading a book on face asethetics. It’s amazing how a single black eyeliner can change your life. The shape of your lips, the colour of the brow … you get the idea. A few things to look out for when you put on makeup:

– Colour/Tone
– Definition
– Shape
– 3-D Effects
– Thickness
– Texture

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Natural

Posted on: May 3, 2008

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Everyone, meet Lani Lam. She just finished a facial with me and I applied a nice layer of concealer, mint adjustor (green base for acne), foundation and to ensure the skin looks flawless, I added another layer of concealer. Ta-dah! The redness disappeared! She has a high forehead so I pulled the hair down from both sides and added some height by changing the hair parting by half an inch. Simply hold the hair with hair spray (spray it from behind the head so that the hair would stand). Control the frizziness with hair wax for the ends.

She has this “Boss” look when she does not show her teeth. However what a difference it made when she bears her pearly whites! It’s a part of looking good~! I am going for mine within 2 years!