Tuesday, May 3, 2011
This Mother's Day, take the time to pamper yourself for a change! Celebrity make-up artist Jake Baily has teamed up with COVERGIRL to offer the following quick and easy tips for looking red-carpet-ready, even if just to enjoy a little "mommy me-time" with breakfast in bed!
Hip Lips Look Light & Bright: Forget too-dark reds and the same old nude - rosy shares are the most universally flattering for spring. Bright pinks work best on pale skin, and corals do wonders for olive-toned complexions. For a flawless application, use a lip scrub to remove any dead skin, leaving behind a smooth surface. Apply lipstick directly from the tube, and refine corners and edges using a lip brush or lip liner of the same color.
Fake Flawless Skin with the Right Foundation: For the most natural look and fastest application, use your fingers to gently blend a small amount of foundation over your problem-prone areas such as your cheeks, nose and forehead - where pores and redness can appear. For more coverage, use a foundation brush to apply, and gently press a sponge over heavier spots to absorb excess. One of my favorite products is COVERGIRL & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation. It's super easy to use, and anti-aging ingredients won't settle into fine lines or wrinkles (a common concern for my clients) so the result is a polished look that lasts all day. Perfect for moms with a short supply of time for make-up, there's no need to powder, and sunscreen is built right in (SPF 22).
Pass up the Powder: Cream blushes are quick and simple way to achieve a bright and healthy looking complexion. Again, I recommend using your fingertips to blend a tiny bit onto the apples of your cheeks. COVERGIRL & Olay's Simply Ageless line has a sculpting blush that helps contour cheekbones, and since it's the same texture as the foundation, it won't disturb coverage and blends seamlessly. For extra glamor, use a soft-bristled brush to swirl the color onto the apples of cheeks and back toward the cheekbone for an airbrushed look.