Posts Tagged ‘tone’

BEAUTY BASICS: FOUNDATION BLENDING

Post & Photography by Amy Nadine, Graphic Design by Eunice Chun

We get so many emails asking if it’s worth it to buy an egg-shaped sponge and my answer is always a resounding YES! There’s something gorgeous that happens when you apply your foundation it… it gives sheer but buildable coverage and best of all, is much faster than a foundation brush. And the pointed tip fits perfectly in the hard to reach areas around the nose and eyes. My favorites are the Sonia Kashuk Egg Sponge and Urban Outfitter’s The Finished Edge Sponge because they’re indented for your more control with your fingers and of course the original Beauty Blender for a lightness in density that is unmatched.

Most importantly, there are a few rules that I swear by to do it right (I can’t tell you how many times I see people using them wrong) so pay close attention! (more…)

BEST RED LIP SHADES FOR YOUR SKIN TONE

photos: wire image + go runway, graphic design by eunice chun, post by amy nadine

We’ve gotten so many requests for picking the right red lipstick that we had to try and help! All you need to do is find which skin tone you are closest to {find your row above}, then decide, in your opinion, which you like better: the¬†orange-based red {warm red} in the left column or the blue/pink-based red {cool red} in the right column. I can’t sit here and tell you which one you should pick or give you a universal law {even though many magazines and beauty counter sales people might constrict you like that}, because honestly everyone can wear both, you just have to decide your mood that day: do you want everything to be in harmony, or do you want to make a statement?¬†Here’s the breakdown: (more…)