Posted by Laura on Oct 08,2013
Did you know that makeup has been used for thousands of years? The Ancient Egyptians are known to have used anti-wrinkle creams made from frankincense, wax, moringa oil, and cyprus mixed with plant juice. Since that time, different types of makeup have been developed, too. One-third of women say they will not leave their house unless they have applied their makeup. If you are one of the many women who are looking for tips on how to apply mascara for volume, or other professional makeup tips, here are the top three.
Are you looking for a way to accentuate your cheek bones so that you can have that chiseled look you have always wanted? Try using a highlighting powder in conjunction with a bronzer. Take your best bronzer makeup that is two shades darker than your skin and apply it to your cheeks. You will lose the roundness and gain sharper, more defined cheekbones.
Yes, there is a way to make your lipstick last longer. The best way to give your lipstick staying power is by using lip primers. Think of lip primer as a foundation that you apply to your lips. This helps keep your lipstick looking smooth, and allows it to stay where it should be for longer. The best lip primers have the added effect of moisturizing your lips and shielding them from the drying effect associated with some lip makeup. To use it, simply apply it to your lips as you would a lip balm, before applying anything else.
Mascara may be the most popular of all the different types of makeup. It can really help to accentuate your eyes and allow you to make a fierce impression. According to MakeupGeek, the key to successful mascara application is choosing what is right for you. Do you need mascara for volume, for length, or for curling? If you are not sure what works best for you, consult a professional. Whatever the type, you should start applying mascara at the base of your eyelashes to get the full effect, both top and bottom.
An added tip is to make sure you replace your mascara often. Most estimates say that even the best mascara should be replaced every three to six months. You can extend the shelf life by keeping your makeup tightly sealed in a cool place. However, you need to replace it when it cakes or begins to lose color.
With all the different types of makeup out there, it can be confusing to know how to use them all. Follow these tips for mascara, lip primer, and highlighting powders to get that look you really want before heading out for your big night. Do your own thing, but do not be afraid to seek professionals for help on defining your style.
Posted by Laura on Oct 07,2013
About 25% of working women feel that whether or not they wear makeup plays at least some role in whether or not they get promoted. And 10% of women actually refuse to let their significant other see them sans makeup. So whatever your personal views on makeup or its role in our society, the fact remains that professional makeup tips are big business, and will likely remain so for a long time to come.
The good news is that, as makeup continues to be so vital to so many, technical advances have created product lines that not only make you look good, but that feel better to wear, are easier to apply, and help your skin stay healthy and happy.
Lip primers, for instance, do a great job of keeping color from bleeding or feathering. But they also soften and condition your lips. Which is a good thing, since it gets harder to apply chapstick without smudging your favorite shade.
Powder foundations offer an alternative to those with oily skin. The oils found in many regular foundations can sometimes exacerbate skin problems, but powder foundations (as well as oil free liquid foundations) can provide a solid, healthy canvas for the rest of your touchups, while calming any eruptions that may otherwise occur.
Your makeup and how you apply it can be as personal and unique as your fingerprints. But if something is not working the way you need it to, professional makeup tips can be a great place for advice on how to tweak your setup. Hop online or pick up your favorite magazine in the grocery store checkout, and get the most out of your makeup.
Posted by Laura on Oct 01,2013
Did you know that a 1991 study shows that women in politics are 30 percent more likely to win an election if they employ Hollywood makeup artists and photographers? As far as government, business, and everyone else is concerned, looks are everything. Learning how to do professional makeup can give you the same advantages that celebrities enjoy every day.
1. Know the Difference Between Foundation and Concealer
Do you know the difference between the two? According to Modern Ghana, foundation is used to even out your skin tone and provide a great base. Concealer is used to cover up any remaining blemishes. Knowing the difference between your face makeup is very important in looking great. One great product not many know about is lip primer. The best lip primers effectively prevent lip color from feathering and bleeding while softening your lips.
2. Find What Fits
Different types of makeup are available for different types of people. If you have dark skin you should be going with products that complement it. If you have oily skin, go with an oil free or powder foundation to avoid making it worse.
3. Get Some Help
The best way to learn how to do professional makeup is from a professional. Whether you go to a class or just occasionally visit a stylist you can learn some of the best tips. The pros can teach you how to fake a good night's sleep, as Polly Osmond does on Real Simple. She recommends drinking a tall glass of water, moisturizing your face, and putting on a fresh coat of mascara to give yourself that well rested look when you are anything but. Speaking of mascara, the pros recommend you replace yours every three to six months to keep that crisp, dark look.
4. Try New Things
Makeup artist Brigitte Reiss Andersen of Real Simple recommends experimenting with your products and look. She notes that your makeup is not a tattoo. If it does not work for you simply take it off. It is only one bad day and you can try again tomorrow.
Learning how to do professional makeup does not have to be on par with learning quantum physics. By following these four tips for a great look, you too can raise your chances of getting elected to office or, more likely, just looking your best every day.
Posted by Laura on Sep 05,2013
Laura Geller Beauty is renowned as the pioneer of Baked products—cult-favorite, multitasking powders that deliver remarkably vibrant color.
A brand new innovation in Baked, Baked Elements Foundation is formulated with good-for-you water extracted from a 3,000 year old thermal spring in Calabria, Italy.
Recognized by the Italian Ministry of Health as beneficial to the skin, this water is enriched by powerful minerals that - together with antioxidants - help protect and improve skin texture while providing flawless coverage, nourishing hydration and long-wear comfort --- the elements of beauty.
In order to create this luxurious medium-to-full buildable coverage foundation, only the highest quality pigments are mixed with the Italian thermal spring water and Baked for 24 hours on terracotta tiles, then hand-finished by Italian artisans to produce a creamy powder.
Crafted without additional powders or fillers that can cloud color, the micronized Baked pigments wear color true and seamlessly match natural skin tones. These pigments blend seamlessly to create the lightweight, flawless and multi-dimensional finish of healthy skin.
Our proprietary process allows us to create shades customized for your individual needs. Available in six shades (Porcelain, Fair, Light, Medium, Golden Medium, Tan), Baked Elements Foundation wears beautifully and comfortably throughout the day.
Baked Elements Foundation delivers benefits via ingredients such as…
- Italian Thermal Spring Water is infused with skin-nourishing elements and minerals
- Hyaluronic Acid helps skin feel more hydrated
- Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil help to refresh and smooth the skin
Each foundation is slowly baked for 24 hours and hand-finished into silky domes of powder by Italian artisans.
Baked Elements is a hydrating, creamy Baked powder that has a less opaque finish than the typical pressed powder, so the look remains natural without compromising buildable coverage.
Of the women who have tried Baked Elements Foundation:
- 100% of women saw an improvement in skin hydration immediately after use
- 100% of women saw an improvement in the look of fine lines immediately after use
- 100% of women saw an improvement in skin radiance immediately after use
- 100% of women saw an improvement in the evenness of skin tone immediately after use
I hope this explains the images you will see in our first ever video of our production process!
Tune in to QVC U.S. on 9/16 for a special collection featuring the brand new Baked Elements Foundation.
Posted by Laura on Jul 29,2013
Through a chance encounter during a recent visit to the UK, I had the great opportunity of meeting Sarah Jagger—a fellow make-up artist who has seen it all. She has worked with some of the biggest names in the fashion world, creating looks for designers like Vivienne Westwood and magazine titles like Elle, Grazia, Vogue and Glamour. And what a stroke of luck that Sarah is a make-up artist who uses my products, including our iconic Spackle® in all of her shoots! After chatting one day over coffee, I realized my dream of having a local UK back-up guest was sitting across from me—can you believe it?!
My UK GGs are in for a treat with Sarah Jagger on QVC UK (wink, wink). What she loves about Laura Geller Beauty is not only the quality and performance of these products, but the joyful, judgment-free spirit behind this brand. Just like me, she loves to help women become their most beautiful self – and to make them smile when they look in the mirror.
Keep an eye for her on QVC UK later this year during Laura Geller Make-Up Shows.