Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Now that the Fall trends for hair, makeup, fashion and nails have already come and gone from the runway, it is time for the public to apply the new styles of the season to their personal wardrobe. So this month's issue of Skin Inc. magazine keeps pros informed about what to expect for the Fall/Winter makeup and hair looks.

For this story I worked with makeup assistant Kellie Keck, another Makeup Artist Workshop student. We used products from Sorme, Joey New York and a few other brands to create the colorful, yet elegant looks.

Here are a few looks to see what styles are great for this fall. You can read the article by clicking onto the image.

Even though Fall is around the corner, it is still hot outside so I'm sure you are wondering what to do with your skin care and makeup in this summer heat. Well NBC channel 5 in Chicago asked me to talk about that very subject.

With office parties and evenings out after work, there isn't always a lot of time to look refreshed and beautiful when you come straight from work. So I mentioned a few tips that will help you look like good even after a long hectic day on the job. To see the whole video clip, just click onto the image.

Time to answer some of your beauty questions!

Beauty question: "I have been getting laser surgery for tattoo removal, and am looking for a good cover-up makeup. I've heard about airbrushing. Do you think this would work for me? I just need it temporarily until the tattoo is completely gone."- from LaDonna in Indiana

Answer: Here are the pros and cons to airbrush for tattoos. If you are looking to cover a tattoo for one event than airbrushing is nice because it lays close to the skin and is feather light weight so in the Summer heat you don't feel your makeup. Airbrush is also great if your skin is going to be sensitive to the touch because you don't have to touch it to apply it to the skin. The feeling of the air and makeup flowing onto your skin feels great.

What is the downside? If your tattoo is on an area of your body that might have constant friction, like your lover back, then conventional tatoo cover up would be better suited because it will have better staying power. I suggest either Dermablend, Dermacolor or Kryolan. There are individual pots or mini palettes like you see here, to work with. Click onto the picture to get more information or to purchase the product.

Another thing you need to consider is the number of times you need it covered. If you want to cover your tattoo daily until it is completely gone, then getting your tattoo airbrushes can get expensive if you are not doing it yourself.

If you want your own airbrush, consider purchasing one at Temptu. They have various formulas to choose from. Just tell them what you want to do, so they can pick the correct product for your needs.

Beauty question: "Maybe you can help clear something up! I have been having a difficult time reconciling the whole "warm" vs. "cool" tone with myself. I have dark blue eyes (cool, right?) and olive skin with bluish veins (also cool, right)? Ahh, but the hair... it's a deep brown color but when I go in the sun it picks up great reddish-gold highlights... which is warm. Whenever I have tried to highlight my hair in the past with "cool" tones, it takes on an awful greenish hue... so am I just really off-base, or is it possible to have warm AND cool elements? And if so, how do I reconcile them?"- from Susan in Texas.

Answer: When determining your skin's undertone, focus on your skin instead of your eye color. If you have bluish veins instead of green ones then your skin's undertones are cool, so cool tones will look more natural on your skin, but that doesn't limit your options. You can still wear warm tones, they will just give your skin contrast.

An excellent example to look at is Nicole Kidman. She has pale skin with cool undertones. When her hair is a medium blond (without golden undertones added) she looks more natural and soft, but when she changes things up to a warmer reddish shade of hair color the contrast to her skin gives her a sexy sophistication that looks just as beautiful.

So if you want to warm up your hair with a reddish color with golden highlights, try using shades of coral or peach on your cheeks to compliment your hair but give your skin a nice contrast that will still look wonderful on your skin.

No matter what you decide to do, if you are ever in doubt about your makeup look at what nature gave you. Look at lip color and mimic it. Whether a shade lighter or darker you already know you will look great. For a natural looking blush, just pinch your cheeks to see what shade to use.

Beauty can be "skin deep" if you just look.

Beauty question: "hi I'm a 13 year old girl and I'm really crazy about my skin looking great but i haven't found anything good to put on it im very confused like do i need foundation or something else if you could suggest a few products it would be really great!! I'm just trying to go for a natural and flawless look and also what is the best but not expensive bronzer?? thankkk u soo much!!!

Sorry again but just one last question i was wondering if Burt's Bees Marshmallow Vanishing Creme moisturizer will be good for me also i want a more finished face should I buy Bare Minerals foundation or just the face color??

Sorry also i was wondering what products are good for a natural look?? thanksss ALOT!!
"- from Sana in California

Answer: I am glad that great looking skin is important to you because that is your best beauty feature especially when you are 13 years old. Start by having a good skin care regime. Olay Dual Action Cleaner & Toner is a great place to start. It is inexpensive, and you are able to do two steps in one.

You can also keep your skin looking great during sports activity or between classes with Olay Daily Facials Express Wet. You get 30 disposable cleansing cloths for about $5.00. I use them all the time on myself and models to completely clean skin or to correct makeup mess ups without the need of a sink. It can even remove waterproof mascara. It's one of my favorite products to use.

I haven't used Burt's Vanishing Cream either, but it is supposed to be a light weight moisturizer that is great to use in the day time. If you have normal to dry skin, than this might be perfect for your skin. To get the best benefit make sure to only use it on freshly cleaned skin.

I have used many mineral based products, but if your skin tone is already even, you don't need foundation even if it is a mineral based one. If you only have a few problem areas to cover up, skip foundation and just use a concealer the same shade as your skin to cover them up. If you need a little more correction try a tinted moisturizer so your skin can show through.

When you want to add a little color try one of my favorite makeup products, Victoria Secrets Mosaic Blush in Spice. I use it as an eye shadow and as a blush to compliment the skin without over powering it. Then I use a nautral lip gloss, like Victoria Secrets Mirror Mirror Shiny Lip Gloss in Bronze Baby to finish the look.

For bronzers try Wet N' Wild, they are my FAVORITE. They are inexpensive yet give you a look of golden sun kissed skin without looking orange or fake.

Great beauty questions! If you have a beauty question click onto the listed link and let me know what it is and I'll post it here!


I've mentioned a few but I can repeat it. Wet N' Wild Bronzing Powders are great to give your skin the glow you crave without the orange look you want to avoid. It is a great makeup find for only $4.00.
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CANDACE COREY            Makeup Artist - Hair - Bodypaint - Airbrush