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Best Makeup Tips For a Photo Ready Face

January 14, 2014 4:00 AM

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If you’ve ever been envious of models’ faces when flipping through magazines and their flawless skin, now you can achieve similar results with these skincare and makeup products (minus the Photoshop). From cleansers and moisturizers, to CC crèmes, concealers and invisible foundations, you’ll soon be on your way to a beautiful, photo-ready face.

(credit: Renee Rouleau)

(credit: Renee Rouleau)


Start with fresh, clean and moisturized skin.
www.reneerouleau.com

Skin care expert and celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau reminds women that their makeup will only look as good as the skin underneath it. “If skin is dehydrated, dry and flaky, it’s difficult for makeup to improve the appearance of skin. Be diligent about your skin care routine and be sure to remove makeup every night before bed. Remember: makeup should enhance your skin, not hide it!” says Renée.

A daily skincare routine should include at least three steps: cleanse, tone and moisturize. The following products from Renee Rouleau’s skincare line can help you start with the basics and attain a healthy, beautiful glow: Luxe Mint Cleaning Gel, Revitalizing Ginseng Toner and Multi Vitamin Cream, a lightweight moisturizer that contains time-released antioxidants to repair damage from aging, sun and stress. Check-out Renee’s nine skin types and get product recommendations or schedule a My Skin Prescription for personalized advice.

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(credit: Perfekt)


Skin perfection with base products from Per-fékt Beauty.
www.perfektbeauty.com

For women who don’t have time to spare in their beauty routine, Per-fékt Beauty products multi-task to help create a flawless, airbrushed look that lasts all day. The Skin Perfection Gel serves as an alternative to traditional foundations, primers, color correctors and powders. “It’s just like Photoshop for your face,” states president and founder Richard Anderson. The Skin Perfection Conceal helps to camouflage the skin’s imperfections and the Skin Perfection CC Crème SPF 30 delivers silky smooth color to perfect and enhance the skin’s appearance in one simple step with sun protection.

The best way to apply the Skin Perfection Gel and the Skin Perfection Conceal is to use a patting motion because it allows the fast-drying gel to set and dry to a powder finish without streaking. As for the Skin Perfection CC Crème SPF 30, simply touch up and go with the soothing blue suede-like sponge. You can use the products in whichever way you desire, resulting in a flawless complexion.

(credit: Makeup Forever)

(credit: Makeup Forever)


Get HD ready with professional makeup products by MAKEUP FOREVER

MAKE UP FOR EVER, a Parisian makeup brand originally created for professional makeup artists, has been selling its high-quality products to consumers at Sephora and department stores worldwide for years. The brand still serves as a reference for professionals, whether it is used in TV, film, theatre, fashion shows or photo shoots.

MAKEUP FOREVER’s HD Invisible Coverage Foundation is an oil-free, lightweight liquid foundation with an extremely smooth texture, that covers skin imperfections, yet remains invisible to the eye. Enhanced with Silica Micro Beads that are biotechnologically engineered to act as minuscule light reflectors, these beads refract both man-made and natural light to veil imperfections. The new HD Pressed Powder combines three premium powders to help soften the appearance of fine lines and pores and creates a soft focus effect on the skin. Although the setting powder appears white in the compact, it is completely translucent on the skin and ideal for creating a chalk-free, HD compatible finish.

(credit: Makeup Forever)

(credit: Makeup Forever)


Your face (canvas) is now ready for color.

Experiment with more MAKEUP FOREVER products: Add some cheek color with the HD Blush, a cream blush that naturally sculpts and highlights the cheeks for a healthy glow. Fill in thin brows with the Aqua Brow Kit. Choose from over 50 shades of highly-pigmented Matte Eyeshadow. Line your eyes with a Kohl Pencil, which can be used to achieve diverse looks, from dramatic to subtle and make your eyes pop with the Smoky Lash Extra Black Mascara.

Lastly, try a classic red lip with Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick, a moisturizing lipstick with a translucent, shiny finish. Voila! Now you’re ready for your close-up.

Liz Laing is a writer, web designer and photographer who lives in Los Angeles. Her latest projects may be followed on Liz Laing.
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