With Christmas and New Year's Eve now only weeks away, many women are already planning their holiday party outfits. But one of the biggest mistakes women make during the party season is applying their make-up incorrectly. FACE atelier Pro Makeup Artist, Amy Zdunowski-Roeder who has worked on America's Next Top Model, gives us her Top 5 Make-up No, No's:
1. Make-up on Flaky Dry Skin will look Flaky
Exfoliate and hydrate (hydration is so important) and use a non-alcoholic based foundation or mineral make-up to create balance.
2. Make-up that is too dark for the skin
Some ladies try purchase make-up a few shades darker because they believe they will give them that festive 'bronzed' look. What happens instead, is the skin looks jarringly unnatural. Foundation should be tested in natural light, on your wrist, chin or the best place - NECK- since your neck connects your face and decollete, you can find the best tone that will blend perfectly into both areas.
3. Avoid the “Clown” look
Make-up should be fun, creative and exciting. However, it is very easy to overdo it during the party season. Pick ONE area to emphasize- cheeks, lips or eyes. For example, if you have bold and dramatic sexy dark eye make-up on, a pale lip and light rosy cheeks will make your eyes pop and you will have a completed look that is just right!
4. Over-Pencilling your Eyebrows
An over- pencilled eyebrow is the first thing an onlooker notices and has the tendency to look painted on. Many, many women unknowingly make this mistake, which can be one of the hardest to break. For best results, select an eye shadow colour that matches your hair colour and apply with a small angled brush using light brush strokes.
Blending is the Professional Make-up artist’s secret weapon! It is what creates the flawless face. Important areas to blend:
- Along the Jaw line- You can see “that line” on someone’s chin a mile away. Your eyes catch it when the foundation isn’t blended properly into the neck to be fresh and uniform
- Blend out cheek color so you look flushed not painted (unless you want an 80’s look J)
- Blend eye shadow when you use multiple colours and can see “hard” lines
- Blend lip liner into the lip again when there is a “hard” drawn on line that you can see