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SAHAR LASH | Artistry Blog
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|Posted on 2 May, 2016 at 10:25||comments (7)|
|Posted on 10 July, 2014 at 10:41||comments (1)|
The answer is absoloutly YES! Its quite common that I come across some people that don’t cleanse their makeup brushes however it is very important that you do! Bacteria harbours on brushes and every time you use a brush it transfers bacteria too and from your products, to your brushes and your face. This is what can commonly cause spots.
You can purchase a brush cleanser from most Cosmetic companies; the one that I use is MAC’s Brush Cleanser, its very gentle on the hairs of your makeup brush and is a quick fix to sanitise your brush of any bacteria. It also removes colour on the brush from foundations/eyeshadows etc so that the next time you apply a different coloured product (on the eyes for example) you are not getting an altered colour from the previous colour on your brush.
I would also recommend shampooing your brushes once a week. Use a mild shampoo to gently wash away the colour and bacteria and leave flat to dry over night. It will take a few hours to dry so please be aware that you are not washing your brushes before needing them.
Clean brushes will also give you a much softer and flawless finish to your makeup. Happy Cleansing!
How do I get my lipstick to last and stop it from bleeding? There are many different textures to lipsticks these days ranging from Matte, Satin, Cream to lustre and so on.. The lipstick with the best staying power would have to be Matte in texture. It is great for its colour rich finish and is less likely to bleed. No shine whatsoever.
Satin Textures have a semi matte finish still with an intense colour, but if you have the drier lip and still want intense colour, I would recommend a cream lipstick. The colour is still also intense but adds more moisture to the lip.
Then we have the lustre lipstick, which gives a lovely glossy finish with sheer colour. Great for daytime wear or the not so big lovers of bold colours.
I would always recommend prepping your lips by gently exfoliating with a toothbrush in the morning, adding lip treatment to condition your lips, you may also use a lip prep and prime and lastly lining the lips with a lip pencil to avoid bleeding from bolder colours like reds/purples etc.
How can I make my lips look fuller? You can do this by using a neutral/nude lip pencil and over draw the lips helping them to appear fuller in size. Use a neutral shade lipstick and gloss to plump up the lips also. Lighter colours will give the illusion of a fuller lip. This rule also applies with the opposite, matt and darker shades make the lip appear thinner.
How do I make my eyes appear bigger with eye makeup? There are many different ways you can apply eye makeup, depending on the look you are trying to achieve and the natural shape of the eye however, as a general rule and for a natural way to create the illusion of a bigger eye, you would use light shades on the lid. Highlighter is your friend to achieve this look. After applying your eye colour, you can also apply a dash of highlighter on the middle of the lid and the inner corner of the eye along with a white eyeliner on the inner water line of the eye. If you like to line under the eyes, then stick to applying it below the water line.
Just remember that darker shades all over the lid will make the eyes appear smaller and lighter shades will open them up.
What is the best foundation to use? Now this really depends on how you want your skin to look after applying your foundation. It also depends on your skin type. A drier skin will need moisture and if you want your skin to look nice and dewy then cream foundations usually have a nice creamy texture that will not only add moisture but give your skin a lovely dewy finish. You can also buy liquid foundations that do the same job. Liquid tends to be lighter in coverage and cream gives a more medium coverage.
If you have fairly oily skin, you may want to go for a matte finish. You can usually get these foundations in the form of a liquid (or powder in cases of extremely oily skin). They normally give a medium to fuller coverage, which is great for those with problematic skin wanting a little extra coverage.
You also have tinted moisturisers, which are great for those wanting to even out their skin tone with a light finish and added moisture. This is great for daywear or holiday wear.
There are many different brands offering a wide range of foundations and constantly new products being launched. So get yourself down to your local beauty department and pick up a few testers.
I’d also like to add that correct skin care is of key importance in the finished feel and look of your foundation. Make sure that you are using the right skin care products before applying any makeup to your skin.
|Posted on 25 January, 2012 at 15:07||comments (2)|
Eyelash extensions have taken the beauty industry by storm. They are the latest craze and are getting more popular by the day. But why are they so popular?
I started off working as a makeup artist 6 years ago and one thing I noticed from my clients needs were 'how can they make their eyes stand out?" I love doing peoples eye makeup because there are so many ways to enhance a persons natural features using a variety of products along with an artistic technique, but the one thing that finishes off an eye makeup look is lashes! I always applied strip lashes for my clients as I think it creates such a beautiful shape to the eye. Whether it be long and full glamourous or subtle natural lashes, they always make a difference.
After I realised the increasing popularity in false lashes, I decided to get myself trained up as an eyelash technician. This was the best thing I could ever do as a makeup artist. A semi permanent way to lengthen and thicken a persons lashes and enhance their eye shape. Not only could I give someone beautiful natural looking eyelashes, but they would last weeks and weeks and look fantastic with beautiful eye make-up. With the variety of curls, lengths and thickness's, I could create all different types of looks. Whether it be a a few extensions on the outer lashes to create an Audrey Hepburn sweeping lash or a full glamourous Kim Kardashian look, it gave me the opportunity to really give my clients a beautiful set of lashes.
Lash extensions, in my opinion, really make you feel beautiful. These days its hard to get a good mascara that will last and create that look you want. Having extensions also eliminates the time spent in the morning putting on your mascara. When I wake up in the morning and look in the mirror with no makeup on, I love seeing beautiful lashes, it always makes me feel good. Another bonus is that no one can tell you have fake lashes either, they look so natural as if they had a magical growth spurt over night. Even if your not used to them, you can always start off with a natural set and build on the fullness and length. They are great for holidays and special occasions as they are designed to last until you are due for infills. The water and chlorine wont affect them and you wont get a run of mascara down your face when you swim or even when you have a good cry.
I really believe in the treatments I provide to my clients. I would never offer a treatment if I didn't rate it a 10 out of 10. My clients love them and return time and time again for infills. Check out my client Testimonials and see what they had to say about them.
|Posted on 25 January, 2012 at 13:51||comments (6)|
Ok so one question I get asked frequently is "How can I apply strip lashes myself?"
All you need is a mirror, clear lighting, a pair of tweezers, your lashes, adhesive and a steady hand.
It would be better to apply your eye make-up first, eyeshadow and eyeliner (to avoid the falling dust from your eyeshadow onto the lashes).
To remove the lashes, just close your eyes and from the outer corner of your eye, gently peel the lash away from your skin. If you remove them correctly, they will still be in tact to re-use over and over again.
Strip lashes that I would recommend for a natural yet glamorous look are Eyelure's Naturalites range or MAC strips No.3's or No.4's
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