Highlighting and Contouring

Written by Angelica Itomura, makeup artist at Downey Makeup Academy
The concept of face sculpting, or contouring, is creating a symmetrical face. The key factors of highlighting and contouring are in the understanding of light and shadows. Understanding the way light falls on the face is how the eyes will perceive shadows. When using both techniques, the illusion of a balanced face can be created.

Lipstick is Instant Gratification

Written by Noreen Young, L.E., owner of Noreen Young Cosmetics
When a woman is blue, she knows just what to do. She buys herself a new lipstick! A survey says that 75 percent of women believe that wearing lipstick improves their confidence and makes them look and feel better. It is definitely a cheap thrill. If a spa does not retail lipsticks, clients are buying it elsewhere after they leave the spa. Even in tough…

Uncover a New Summer Secret

Written by Liru Chen, sales marketing director at Cailyn Cosmetics
Summer beauty is all about keeping it fresh and natural! While looking for new things to experiment this season, it is important to utilize makeup products that are both lightweight and waterproof to beat the hot summer days. Lucky for you, we have obtained a new beauty secret just in time!

Bridal Makeup

Written by Pamela Taylor, internationally-recognized fashion and celebrity makeup artist
Bridal makeup is a very specialized field within the makeup profession. When applying bridal makeup on a bride’s actual wedding day, there is a marked difference in the application. Why is bridal makeup different? When applying makeup for a magazine shoot, the application is often done for the camera. The subject is prepared using makeup that does not have to be water resistant, long-wearing, and…

The Real Purpose of Makeup

Written by Christine Pemberton
It is generally true that most people eat with care to ensure that what they ingest supports major internal organ function. When cooking, simple and clean ingredients often create the best cuisine. The same principle should hold true for the makeup that clients use on a daily basis to enhance, not mask, their appearance. Makeup is meant to enhance outer beauty without harming the skin.…

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