Bonjour, Mes Amis!
We had so much fun with Colorescience Makeup Expert Michael McCarthy yesterday! Miss out on an appointment of your own? Try out these tips and tricks until he comes back!
On the necessity of primer: “Any makeup you ever apply is only going to react to what that surface is…Our bare skin just isn’t the best canvas as far as makeup texture and longevity.”
Colorescience Eye Camouflage should be used to prep for concealer around the eyes (to brighten dark circles) and works great as an eyelid primer to hold your eye shadow in place. When applying shadow, make sure to start at the outside corner and use a rolling motion. For eyeliner and darker eye shadow, apply from the outer corner and stop at the inner end of your iris; this ensures that the makeup will not draw your eyes closer together.
Contouring isn’t really blush, we’re contouring and bringing out the shape and structure of the face.
As for the finishing touches, apply your favorite shade of Lip Polish once daily, then use a complimentary Lip Shine to touch up. “The goal,” Michael tells us, “is to do a lot of perfecting with your makeup, but not lose the look of bare skin, and that’s really the illusion we’re going for.”
The sheer natural look possible with Colorescience all-natural mineral makeup is exactly what we (and you!) like about it! Here are a few comments from Michael’s clients:
“I like the coverage, personally, and that’s what I was looking for.”
“I feel fabulous, and anybody who knows me knows that’s exactly the way I like to feel!”
“I really like the feel of it.”
“I think my skin looks great!”
Thank you to everyone who was able to come visit Michael at A French Touch, and we hope you’re all able to swing by next time!