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There are significant differences in these systems. The differences are not merely the range of colors and textures of the products we offer, or the size and style of tools. The differences are far more significant than that. The differences between cosmetic “systems” can inform women as much as, or more than, the individual systems can by themselves.
Of monumental importance are the color-matching theories for foundation selection. Theories, not theory, cause there’s more than one. There is no such thing as industry-wide theory for color matching. It is an embarrassing myth that there is only one perfect foundation shade for each woman.
Have you noticed how many different colors there are in your face? Or that they change often? Have you noticed that there are several shades difference between your face and your neck, and then again between your neck and your décolleté.
If you tell me that your job is to select the color that most closely matches your neck ‘cause you want to eliminate any difference between your face color and your neck color, I’ve got news for you. That little strategy will, for many women produce an odd effect like someone held you upside-down and immersed your head in a gallon of Martha Stewart’s interior latex.
Let’s get serious here; this is important business for us women. I just know I’m gonna have to wrestle some women to the ground on that one. But the jury is in and the experts, and when I say experts, I mean the most notable make-up artists, not the Account Executives of the cosmetic companies, are inclined to dismiss that notion.
They are much more inclined to ask you what you want to achieve, because the truth is there are very few rules. This is an art form, not a dentist appointment. If women want to know the dope from the inside, without paying a dime, or taking their chances standing at a department store counter waiting for someone to give them these insights, all they have to do is ask…
Ask Elle B… YES the “B” stands for Beauty
If you’re on the East Coast, you are probably fantasizing about Spring. With a snowstorm almost every week, it’s easy to have the winter blues. Don’t fret! Bring the fragrance of Spring with this season’s hottest new scents.
Jo Malone Grapefruit Cologne
A spicy scent that infuses grapefruit and tangerine with a hint of rosemary, this fragrance will easily transport you to warm summer days and romantic summer nights.
A jasmine and frakincense infused fragrance. Jasmine has a calming effect on the senses, and can instantly put you in a better mood. The perfume also has notes of blood orange and pink grapefruit, which gives the scent a spicy kick.
Michael Kors Island Palm Beach
The name says it all! The renowned designer has launched a scent that infuses grapefruit, tangerine, jasmine, black tea, rum and vanilla. A perfect cocktail of a fragrance, this perfume will have you fantasizing about long weekends at the beach.
Banana Republic Wildbloom
With notes like guava and kumquat, this fragrance will leave you craving those juicy summer fruits. An exotic infusion of fruity and floral notes will leave you wondering when the local farmer’s market gets back in season.
Escada Taj Sunset
This Indian inspired fragrance will leave you feeling like a Bollywood heroine in no time. With notes of mango, sandalwood, coconut and musk, Taj Sunset has made Indian available without travelling. Warning: Spontaneous singing and dancing may occur.
Halle Berry Reveal
The third fragrance from the acclaimed actress, Reveal has notes of mimosa, peach and melon. Berry has said that she wanted the fragrance to be “velvety soft and airy”. While most women dream of looking like Halle Berry, we can settle for smelling like her.
We all love to play up our eyes. Whether it be neutral colors or a dramatic smoky look, eye makeup can transform drab into fab. But did you know that your eye shape can help you pre-determine the right makeup look for you?
If you have SMALL EYES, don’t go overboard with the eyeliner! Heavy eyeliner on top and on the waterline can make eyes appear much smaller. Apply a thin line of liquid eyeliner, thickening it at the outer corner. Try light, iridescent eyeshadow colors, as it can reflect light and make small eyes appear bigger. Mascara is always a must on the top and bottom lashes, in order to open the eye area.
PROMINENT EYES are eyes that are set forward on the face. In order to lessen their domination over other facial features, use a dark shadow over the entire lid and blend into the crease. This will help recede the eyes. Use eyeliner on top and bottom lashes and add two coats of mascara.
CLOSE SET EYES are eyes that appear to be closer together. To make eyes look further apart, apply a light eyeshadow to the inner 1/2 of the eye and a darker shadow to the outer half, blending well. Extend color up to the browbone. Apply eyeliner in a very thin line, thickening it at the ends. Keep eyeliner darker on the outer corner. Add two coats of mascara to the outer lashes. Also, pluck your brows in the middle to widen the space between your eyes.
WIDE SET EYES are eyes that look far apart from each other. To make them appear closer together, apply darker eyeshadow on the inner corners of the eye, and a lighter shadow on the rest of the lid. Draw a very thin line with your eyeliner on the top and bottom lashes. Use pencil to fill in brows to make them appear closer together. Use mascara on top and bottome lashes.
ALMOND SHAPED EYES are the most common eye shape. Apply a light eyeshadow on the entire lid up to the brow bone. Use a darker shade of the same color on the outer corner of the lid. Use eyeliner only on the upper lid and apply two coats of mascara, emphasizing the outer lashes.
Use these simple makeup tricks to make your eyes more proportioned for your face. You’ll look like you had a JUST GLAM makeover!
The right cut depends on your face shape and personality. Figure out your face shape by outlining your face on a mirror with lipstick. It will become clear what kind of shape you have.
Heart: You and Naomi Campbell have something in common! Heart shapes are wider on top and narrower on bottom. You want to balance the face, so try a chin length bob or layers that start at the chin. By doing so, you’ll bring more fullness to the chin area, proportioning your face.
Round: Try parting your hair to the side, making the face look less full. Adding height at the crown can also slenderize the face. Take a cue from Drew Barrymore, another rounded face gal, and keep hair longer than the chin. If you want to be more daring, go for a super short cut, but make sure it’s swept back, away from the face. The key is to not frame the face, because it will make it look fuller.
Square: The sexy Demi Moore knows how to work the strong angles of her square face. Adding wispy bangs and layers around the face can soften hard angle of square face shapes. Waves and curls also have a softening effect on the face. Short to medium length hair are ideal for square faces.
Oval: Well, you have the ideal face shape! You can wear almost any cut or style. Take a cue from Tyra Banks and try a variety of styles! Avoid heavy bangs and wearing the hair around the face too much. Show off that sexy shape by wearing hair away from the face.
Color can be tricky. Should you go lighter or darker? How much of a change should you make? Here are some tips to make it a little less scary.
Brown: works for women who have brown hair already. If you want to go richer or deeper, chocolate is a good option for you. Choose brown if you don’t want a lot of maintenance involved. If your hair is dull, brown is also a great option, as it reflects light and makes the hair shine.
Red: for women who have pink undertones in their skin. If you are outgoing and like getting attention, red is also a great option for you! Red is for women who want to stand out. Your hair has to be in good condition, as damaged hair will not hold on to red dye. Red also involves A LOT of maintenance, so be prepared to invest the time.
Blonde: works for women who were blonde as a child. If you don’t mind a sexy bombshell image, blonde is also a good choice for you. Blondes are for women who have the time and money for maintenance (root touch-ups, highlights). If you are planning to go more than 2 shades lighter than your current hair color, go to a professional!
Follow the above tips and you will see how easily your look can be transformed! With the right cut and color, you can take years and pounds off your Just Glam face!