Tilane Jones here, just stopping by from UrbanThoughtCollective.com. I wanted to give you more goodies from the wonderful interview we had with acclaimed celebrity make-up guru Sam Fine, known for beating the famous faces of Tyra, Iman and Latifah, among many others.
When asked what the advice he’d give a woman who had a limited amount of time to get ready in the morning. “Each woman should work on either highlighting their best feature or helping to fix what they feel is their biggest cosmetic challenge,” Sam explains. “If you have dark spots that really bother you, make your one thing spot concealer. Or, if you love your lips, slick on a layer of gloss to add definition.”
Good advice from Sam! Here are some great “quick fix” products to maximize your best features when you have a busy morning or are on the run.
A great trick to make your face look slimmer is well-groomed brows that will always enhance your face and bring the focus to your eyes instead of the perimeter of your face. A quick way to give the brows more polish is to set your brows with a brow wax or pomade and then use a powder on top of the wax or pomade to give it a more natural look. We like DuWop’s Brow Wow kit. It is a three in one that comes with brow pomade, shimmer highlighter and brow powder. For quick application, Sam suggests, “A big mistake is when you’re filling in your eye brow and you draw a straight line, instead of using feather like strokes to mimic real hair.”
To make your eyes appear bigger and wider, try false eyelashes just at the outer corners of your eyes. Make sure not to overload your bottom lashes though because that can actually make your eyes appear smaller. Just a quick sweep of the mascara brush on your bottom lashes is all you need. A great new mascara pick for summer is Make Up Forever’s Aqua Smoky Lash which is a waterproof formula that lengthens, thickens and curls.
For a quick skin pick-me-up, give yourself a glow with a great bronzer. One of Sam’s favorite brands can be picked up at your local drugstore, Cover Girl Queen Collection Bronzers.
So… your eyes are looking great; your skin is glowing now all you need is that “layer of gloss to add definition.” Illusions Cosmetic’s Lustre lip gloss is vitamin enriched so it not only adds the gloss but it also gives you healthier lips. Since you have it on, why not make it work!
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Until then, stay beautiful, sisters…
Tilane Jones, Managing Editor, www.UrbanBeautyCollective.com