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How to hide redness on the face
“How do I cover up this redness on my face”?
One of our most frequently asked questions we receive at The Makeup Studio is How do I hide redness on the face. If you have blemishes, broken capillaries or age spots that you wish to cover on your face, The Makeup Studio staff can help.
“It’s all about color theory”-Says Julie Farley.
The first step to hide redness on the face, is start with the color wheel to determine your shade of concealer. For example with redness on your face, you want to use a yellow/green concealer. Make sure your makeup concealer isn’t too light or dark. If you use too light of a concealer it will appear lighter on the face and will accentuate the red spots on your face. Remember you want to see the effects of the makeup but not see the makeup.
Here is a step by step tutorial to achieve even toned skin:
It’s a good idea to prep the skin with moisturizer, then a face primer like the Senna Silky Primer or the Alison Raffaele “Acne” response primer. The primer will ensure a silky smooth surface to help your foundation and concealer glide on smoothly and help fill in fine lines.
Apply liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer. The Makeup Studio staff loves tinted moisturizers at The Makeup Studio because their light formula will give you adequate coverage and most of them come with a sunscreen in the formula.
Apply concealer with a concealer brush on all redness and blemishes. Use the warmth of your finger to stipple it in. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Senna Totally Transforming Concealer-A full coverage concealer
- Alison Raffaele True Concealer-Lightweight texture
Apply translucent powder to set the makeup. This final step is often overlooked, but is very important. Translucent powder will help hold your foundation and concealer in place throughout the day. We love the Alison Raffaele Loose Powder for this step.
So show your face with pride and don’t hide!
What are your favorite products that help you reduce facial redness?
Long wear cream eyeshadows
We like Quick and Easy! And that is just what the Girlactik eye glazes are all about. The velvety texture helps them glide on smoothly with no tugging. They dry into a high pearl finish with a staying power that will last all day with no creasing. And if that isn’t enough, how about the fact that they are waterproof, smudge proof and won’t fade!
- They are easy to apply.
- They will not crease or smudge.
- They wont come off until you take them off.
- They are lightweight and waterproof.
Makeup Artist Tip: Apply the eye glaze on your lid and blend in with your finger or small concealer brush. You have about a minute to blend it in before it dries. You can apply it under your lower lash line for a more dramatic, smokey effect.
The Ultimate Makeup Sponge
Never thought we would be blogging about an egg shaped sponge, but it is definitely blog worthy! If you don’t have this pink sponge as a tool in your kit, you are truly missing out. Now you might say a sponge is a sponge, but not so!
This elliptical shape sponge called the Beauty Blender was designed to match the contours of the face so applying foundation and cream blush has never been easier. Not only is it the perfect shape for blending, but the texture of this sponge is amazing and you’ll never go back to the cheap ones again. These pink sponges can be washed over and over and will last for months!!! The company will even recycle your old Beauty Blender.
Why we love them here at The Make-up Studio:
- They come in a 2 pack so you can share with a friend
- They’re washable
- It’s a multi tasking tool
- Environmentally Friendly
- Your makeup will never look better
- Wet sponge, then squeeze the excess water out.
- Either apply foundation with fingers, then blend in with sponge, or stipple makeup directly with sponge.
- Apply under eye concealer with fingers then use the sponge tip to blend.
- Turn sponge over and use large end for applying cream blush.
- Clean your sponge after every use.
Why we love Tinted Moisturizers
One of the best ways to update your makeup for spring is to incorporate a tinted moisturizer. These sheer foundations are easy to work with and they look and feel better on the skin than a traditional liquid foundation.
Some women feel that they need to apply a heavier foundation because they have pigmentation or redness to cover and don’t know how to achieve flawless skin any other way. Then there are the women who just don’t wear any foundation, but need to and are thrilled to discover that just a little coverage is a good thing!
We feel at The Make-up Studio that your skin should look flawless with the least amount of makeup. To achieve this unmade up look, and still have great looking skin, apply a tinted moisturizer followed by a face concealer. The point is to just spot touch where you need the extra coverage with the concealer and the finished look will feel lighter and fresher! We recommend setting with a colorless powder such as the Allison Raffaele transparent setting powder.
There are so many tinted moisturizers available on the market but they all have a different feel, coverage and SPF factor so it can be challenging finding the right one. Remember, if possible always ask for a sample so you can try it at home to make sure you like the color and feel, as not all tinted moisturizers are created equal!
Here are some great options that we carry at The Make-up Studio:
- Girlactik Skin Tint Moisturizer
- The Balm Shelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF 18
- Senna Barely Base SPF 20
- Stila Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
Stop by The Make-up Studio for your complimentary appointment to be color matched and receive your free samples. Remember, you should be your own best makeup artist and we can teach you how to accomplish that with one of the lessons we offer here at The Make-up Studio.
Flawless Airbrushed Bridal Makeup
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and you want to look your best. Have Julie Farley and The Makeup Studio team create your perfect look that will last throughout pictures, the wedding and on into the reception.
The Make-up Studio Bridal Makeup package includes 3 appointments.
- Bridal Consult
This is a 20 minute appointment where we discuss details to determine your wedding day look. We note the colors, style of your wedding gown, hair style, jewelry, your personal makeup routine and your skin type. We will make suggestions for you on your skin care, brow shaping and all the other scheduling details such as hair appointments.
- Bridal Preview
We apply your makeup exactly how it will look on your wedding day in this 2 hour appointment. We will go step by step and document your personal makeup design on a face sheet followed by a photograph for our records. You will have your foundation airbrushed and have the individual eyelash or strip application applied. Many brides like to use this appointment to look fabulous for a bridal shower or bachelorette party. Brides can bring examples of their favorite makeup styles from magazines which can help us in designing your bridal day makeup.
- Wedding Day Application
For your wedding day application we allow up to 1 hour and fifteen minutes. Once again you will experience the flawless airbrush makeup application along with those fabulous natural looking lashes we apply. You will leave with a touch up bag that includes translucent powder, sponges, Q-tips, and a lip product of your choice.
August, 2011 Bride -Stacey Finch
Call us at 509-455-7430 for your free consultation to visit the studio and meet our staff.
Keep your makeup looking fresh
Do you ever feel the need to touch up your makeup not long after applying it? If so, are you using a finishing powder to set your foundation?
Setting your foundation and concealer with a colorless finishing powder is an essential part of your makeup application. This will not only give you a soft matte finish but will help keep your makeup on longer throughout the day. One of The Make-up Studio’s favorites is the Alison Raffaele Transparent Finish Powder.
Why we love it:
- Cornstarch based making it ultra lightweight
- All Natural-100% Free of Paraben, Talc, Oil, Gluten & Fragrance
- Provides a natural matte finish while banishing shine
- Colorless making it suitable for all skin types
For best results, use an all over fluff brush.
Remember, you want to see the EFFECTS of the makeup, not see the makeup. -Julie Farley
Spokane Prom Makeup
Dresses and Heels and Makeup…Oh My!!
Yes, prom season is here! Pretty soon you will be on the hunt for the perfect prom dress, shoes and all the other wardrobe essentials needed to complete your look.
- A flawless look with an airbrush makeup application
- Individual eyelash application
- Special Price: $65.00
Don’t wait until the last minute! Appointments are limited and they go fast.
Under eye concealing made easy
What ages you most? Surprisingly, it might not be wrinkles or gray hair, but dark circles under your eyes. ~mayo clinic staff
The secret lies in color theory and Julie always references the color wheel to make it simple. When concealing blue/purple under eye circles you’ll want to use a concealer that is a peach/salmon color which is usually opposite on the color wheel.
In three easy steps you can minimize your dark circles.
- Always use a hydrating eye cream before applying under eye concealer. A personal favorite of Julie Farley’s is “Kiehl’s creamy avocado eye” treatment.
- Apply concealer with a concealer brush and stipple in with finger. A customer favorite is “Girlactic C2 concealer”.
- It’s very important to set the concealer with a colorless powder. A best seller at The Make-up Studio is “Alison Raffaele’s transparent finish powder”.
Remember, you want to see the EFFECTS of the makeup, not SEE the makeup when applied correctly!
If you would like more of these wonderful makeup tips you might consider one of The Make-up Studios makeup lessons.
Alison Raffaele Acne Response Primer
Face Forward Primer SPF 15 - Acne Response is designed to create a smooth, even canvas for a perfect makeup application. A mineral-based SPF of 15 protects the skin against UV damage while Alison Raffaele’s Frutta di Vita complex neutralizes free radicals with antioxidants. Oligopeptides work to prevent premature skin aging as they heal and prevent acne blemishes without drying or irritating the skin. Enlarged pores are diminished, uneven skin texture is smoothed and the complexion is ready for even, flawless makeup application.
- Allison Raffaele Website
We cannot keep this product in stock at The Make-Up Studio. Considering how many acne related products women buy and how much money women spend, Allison Raffaele Acne Response Primer is an investment that actually works and prevents you from spending unnecessarily. Available online at The Make-Up Studio Shop, not only does the Acne Response Primer help prevent future break outs, it actually smooths and refines your skin preparing it to receive foundation.