Posts Tagged ‘Glamour’
Just Glam believes that…
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
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!
Recently, we took to the web and asked, “What does ‘GLAM’ mean to you?” Since glamour is a universal language with everyone having their own unique definition, we were thrilled to hear people of all backgrounds chime in on this hotly contested topic. Here are several inspired responses to our question:
What does glam mean to me? Glam means grace, elegance, and style without trying. It comes naturally. -Tawnya Shaw
Showing the world a gorgeous new you with style and a edge of spunk. -Rosalyn Burrise
GLAM….is a word that is a reputation of your own inner self. It shows your own personally style and it is almost like a self expression, but it’s done in a mature, positive, and like a very “diva” kind of way. So that basically sums it up — to be a confident, stylish, positive, graceful, go-getter type of woman….well @ least to me, fashionable and GLAM..morous! -Hakika Schuler
Well, to me it’s more of an attitude. An air of confidence in not only your appearance, but also in interactions with others. It’s being different and proud to be different, wearing a look, be it clothes, shoes, accessories or makeup, that only you could get away with wearing.
It’s the way you walk, talk, smile, be silent, but everything with the knowledge that you look good because you feel good about yourself. You’re you, and you don’t need to compare yourself to others, nor do you feel inferior to them. That’s pretty much it for me. -Cecile Thalley
G.L.A.M. = Giving (Your) Life Absolute Meaning
…And living a Glamorous Life is not JUST about rocking the latest, hottest fashions, but also incorporating that high standard throughout every important aspect of your Glamorous Life; your relationship with God, strong family ties, career, friendships, love, and playing a positive role in your community! -Patricia Alegria
Glam, to me, means being FABULOUS in who you are and letting the best of you SHINE, inside and out!! -Na’Omi Bull
GLAM means loving yourself enough to spend the time and money to be and look your very best!!! -Dawn Chase
Glam, to me, would mean being beautiful on the inside and out. Being who you are and how God made you. Also having a sense of style of your own. That’s glam to me. -Neka Adams
Today, GLAM means to me the opportunity to reflect upon myself and recognize the positive characteristics, physical attributes and strengths about myself ! In turn, I am fully capable of recognising such qualities of others and promote and encourage the development of a more positive perspective on life simply by starting with self! Basically to change the world one person at a time you must start with self and if we treat and speak positive it will sow onto a multitude!! -Lady Tristane
GLAM, to me, is the sistrepreneur venture of a black woman who travels along the pathway of women like Madame C.J. Walker, and the cosmetic makers of ancient Kemet. From the beginning of the thought, GLAM has been and has come to be cosmetics which adds to the beauty of its wearer. Complimenting many shades, GLAM enhances the final result of any beautiful face. That’s all for now…
When I look into the mirror, I see the love. Then I feel the love. -Modibo Kambon
Glam to me is taking the time each day to make sure I look presentable. Not like loads of make up. But just a lil’ lip gloss making sure I greet the day looking ready for the world. Embracing my inner beauty as well as my outer shell. Loving me!! I am glamorous in self love and by me displaying that for myself it transfers into my love for others. To me that is glam. When you walk into a room and everyone knows you don’t just look like you have it together your energy exudes completeness. -Mikki Lethridge