Beauty Tip: Finding the right shade of Foundation


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With so many brands of foundations on the market it can be difficult to select the right shade and formula for your skin type.

Use these tips to help you on your next purchase.


Find out what your skin type is. Is it oily, dry or combination???

If you have oily skin, use a powder foundation or an oil free liquid foundation.

For dry skin use a liquid or cream stick foundation.

For combination skin use a powder foundation or a tinted moisturizer.

Test the selected product out by applying to your jawline or for sealed packages hold close to your jaw line. Make sure it is the right color by looking at it in natural daylight. The correct foundation is the one that seamlessly blends into your skin.


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If you buy a foundation that may be a bit lighter or darker, no worries, you can keep these for highlighting and contouring. Many drug stores and cosmetic counters have great beauty return policies so if its not the right color you can return it with no hassle.


Beauty Tip: No Mess with my Smokey Eye


Our question this week comes from Tasha in Ft. Washington, MD

Hey lady, I was having some makeup issues and I thought I would ask the best makeup artist I know. How do I keep from getting the dark shadow under my eye when going for the smokey look.

– Tasha

    Hey Tasha,

    The easiest way is to just do your eye makeup before applying your foundation base. This way you can clean up any fallen shadow using either makeup removal wipes or q-tips before actually applying your foundation or concealer. If you prefer to do foundation first, you should add a loose translucent powder under your eye to catch the eyeshadow that falls. Once your smokey eye is complete use a fan brush to sweep away the translucent powder from under your eyes.

    Other Smokey eye tips:

    -Tap excess shadow off of the brush before applying to the eye

    -Dampen your eyeshadow brush to get a more concentrated color

    -Use a silicon based primer to give the eyeshadow something to hold on too

    -Remember Smokey isn’t a color its an eyeshadow effect that can be achieved with all colors

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Beauty Tip: Is your skin ready for Spring?


Spring is approaching and I want to make sure that you all are protecting your
skin by using moisturizing products that contain SPF15. If you are a brown girl
the good thing is that the melanin in our skin helps to protect from the
damaging sun rays but not all.

Although the melanin protects your skin from the damaging
sun rays it also limits the amount of vitamin D your skin absorbs. So be sure to
have your doctor check your vitamin D levels and also add a daily vitamin d
supplement To your diet.

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