Today I'll be talking about ROUND face shapes and how to contour them. My model this week is Kelsey. I have to say that out of all my models so far, she was the MOST prepared. She had some great products and high quality brushes. It really gave me a lot to play around with and I knew that we were going to have lots of fun. I also loved the colors and tones she chose. All of her products where pretty, soft and complimentary which is spot on for round faces.
Round faces are one of my favorites because a round face is naturally soft and feminine looking. Its always best to keep everything rather gentle. The saying "Less is more" absolutely applies for round face shapes. The softness is incredibly romantic and
There are some celebrities who share this face shape....
Lets break it down...
Lets face it, if your a mom like me, a student or just don't have a lot to splurge, then price can sometimes be THE deciding factor. But it should NOT be an excuse. There are many products that I love and can be found at Walmart, Albertsons and basically any drugstore. here's a few of my favorites... Maybelline, Lorielle Paris, Revlon and Elf. I recently did a price comparison of some drugstore options and then the professional competition. Specifically the MAC makeup line. I priced out JUST the products for proper contouring and my drugstore products came out under $40.00 compared to the professional brand coming in at just under $200.00. Its honestly all about the technique, not the price tag.
I went over this in depth in my last post..... http://www.melanieparkerphotography.com/3/archives/03-2014/1.html Your skin type is one of the most important. Learn what kind of skin you have, then research a product to work well with what you need. If you try something and it doesn't work, its okay! Yes it sucks to have felt like you wasted money on a product you hate but sometimes that's the only way to find what works best for you. Process of elimination people!
Skin Tone / Color:
I can't say this enough. Always, match your foundation to your neck color. Preferably the lightest part of your neck. The whole Idea is to look natural and effortless. Not stressed and fake. You also want to keep in mind your SKIN TONE. Everyone has different hues to their skin. Just like each time of day and season gives off its own hue of color, so does our skin. Here's a wonderful skin tone test that I found from "Paula's Choice, Skin Care."
- If you tan easily and do not burn, your skin's natural melanin (the pigment that gives skin its color) level is higher, and you most likely have a yellow-to-olive, warm undertone. This is true for most African-American and women of Indian descent. Some African-American women with deep ebony skin tones may actually have a cool (bluish) undertone, so dark copper shades look off but espresso-type shades match perfectly.
- Those who burn and either tan minimally or not at all have significantly less melanin, which results in a pink, bluish-red, or ruddy cooler undertone. In addition, look for telltale signs: a ruddy skin tone has obvious signs of redness or is one that tends to flush easily. Some neutral skin tones fall into this category, particularly if rosacea is a factor, so experiment with cool to neutral tones to see what works best for you.
- Olive skin tones tend to look somewhat ashen or gray, from the combination of the natural yellow undertone everyone has and the greenish hue that’s unique to olive skin of any depth. Neutral tones tend to work best, but experiment with warm tones as well, as you may fall somewhere in between.
- Neutral skin tones are those with no obvious overtones of olive, sallow, or pink. People with this skin tone tend to have the easiest time finding foundation, concealer, and powders that are just right for them. In fact, those with neutral skin tones may find they can easily wear more than one shade in any given foundation lineup.
- The shortcut test: Some people like to rely on the color of their veins: Look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. If your veins appear blue/purple you are in the cool-toned (bluish) spectrum. If your veins appear green, you are in the warm-toned (yellow) spectrum. Those with neutral undertones will have difficulty discerning the blue/green.
BEFORE & AFTER
Products I Used...
To get curlier, flirtier lashes, take your hair dryer to your lash curlers and heat them up for five to eight seconds before curling them. This works and I promise you will be shocked and how well this works.
Eva Mendes couldn't be more correct.
"A shimmery bronzer is the perfect way to look alive. If you don't want to wear makeup, mix some with moisturizer. You'll look pretty but not made-up."
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