Beauty tips

  1. Its about that time when all my crusty makeup needs to be thrown out and replaced with new. I want that fresh, glowy look that seems to be popular now,where your facy is shiny (but now in an oily kind of way). Anybody have any tips?
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  3. by   Jessy_RN
    Not sure of any tips, but the only make-up I go near nowadays is MAC. I love it. I especially like the TECH cream to powder foundation that goes on flawless, shine-free and lasts.
  4. by   Euskadi1946
    Wow Jess you do a beautiful job with your make up. I used to be a Mary Kay Consultant and still use the product. Your makeup looks so nice, fresh and natural!!!
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from CeCiRN
    Wow Jess you do a beautiful job with your make up. I used to be a Mary Kay Consultant and still use the product. Your makeup looks so nice, fresh and natural!!!
    Thanks Ceci


    I like the sheer look, my skin has blemishes because of teen acne, but with MAC you can't even tell
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Wet the foundation sponge with water before applying foundation.

    Dust a light powder on foundation with a brush, don't use the puff thing.
  7. by   Jessy_RN
    For the lips, dab a bit of foundation over them and a bit of powder to set it. Then outline them and apply lipstick. The lipstick will last a long time and will look nicer.
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Minimal foundation is the key. Cover only areas that need "help" minimally, and spread it very thin. Be VERY sparing with powders or else you will look cakey and fakey. If you get shiny at work or play, try blotting tissues/paper, NOT More powder.

    Beauty comes from within.

    Make-up can 't help you at all and means little to nothing, unless you are:

    Well-rested
    Well-hydrated
    Well-nourished
    Well-moisturized
    Well-cleaned (NOT stripped)
    Well-exfoliated and FINALLY---
    Well-protected from the sun.
    NO tan looks good later in life, liver spots are not pretty, nor are blotches, uneven spots and wrinkles/lines from years of sun and tan bed exposure.

    What is the best makeup? Shoot, I have used every brand under the sun from Mary Kay to Clinique , from Shiseido, to Avon. It's not so much WHAT brand you use, but finding what looks best and what skin tolerates the best. I mix and match quite a lot. I do know using unscented makeups is best for me.

    One tip: Never be afraid to try new colors/techniques. it's easy to get into a "rut" year after year, doing your face the same way. And you begin to look "dated" if you don't change looks now and again. If need be, go to Merle Norman or set up an appt w/a Mary Kay consultant to try new things with some help....

    Exfoliate lips gently w/old toothbrush and warm water, and lightly moisturize BEFORE putting on lipstick/gloss. It will go on smoother, and stay on longer.

    And, finally, if you DO use makeup, DO remove it at night, no matter HOW tired you are-----your skin will thank you.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Dec 19, '05
  9. by   Jessy_RN
    Great tips Deb.
  10. by   Princess74
    Clinique's Gentle Light loose powder will give you exactly the look that you were asking about.
    Prescriptives also makes one called Magic Powder thats pretty good, but can get to shiny if you over apply it. The one from Clinique is mistake proof.
  11. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from Princess74
    Clinique's Gentle Light loose powder will give you exactly the look that you were asking about.
    Prescriptives also makes one called Magic Powder thats pretty good, but can get to shiny if you over apply it. The one from Clinique is mistake proof.
    I will check this one out tonight at the store. Thanks.

    All the other tips are great as well.

    SBE, I totally hear you on the taking care of your skin and tanning. I tanned in the tanning beds religiously during highschool and now I see a definite difference around my eyes and my forehead.....fine lines already beginning at 22! EEK! So I don't tan anymore...

    But the glow from the tan is what I am trying to achieve. I don't want to look like I have been on vacation in Hawaii for the past week, but I like that warm, dewey fresh look. Has anyone ever used a powder bronzer and cream blush? I heard those acheive the effect as well.
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Powder bronzers, no matter how hard i've tried or how many shades, always looke dlike i'd been playing in dirt.

    I started taking a liquid bronzer, mixing it with my regular moisturizer, and applying that all over my face. Once i've done that, there's very few places that my face needs foundation on (except my bumpy forehead of course).
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    They make some great skin-glow products for that "sunkissed" look. Been known to use them myself here in summer. I religiously avoid tanning of any sort, even on my boat.
  14. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Powder bronzers, no matter how hard i've tried or how many shades, always looke dlike i'd been playing in dirt..
    That is what I am afraid of myself! I have an olive skin tone but I don't want to look like I have slathered on a dirt or tan-in-a-can.

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