Make Over Directions
Use these instructions to direct your customers in making over their own faces. You can be sued if you get anything in their eyes.
If you were NOT A licensed cosmetologist you may not do hands-on makeovers yourself. You can instruct a customer how to with instructions below.
THE FLAWLESS FACE-creating the palette for color application
Concealer is the first step and is used to camouflage imperfections on the face. Itís the "prime coat".
When applied to dark areas of the face, it will make the area appear to come forward. It will appear to bring light
to deep, shadowed valley areas.
Tips: Less is more. Start with a light application and add more if needed. Select a shade that is the same as or slightly lighter than the skin tone. More can be applied after foundation if needed. Too much can draw attention to the area. Select type of concealer based on desired coverage and shade.
Foundation gives the skin a smooth even appearance and forms the base for color cosmetics. It will add a little color to the face.
Tips: Select a shade that matches the skin at the jaw line.
Never select a shade that is darker than the customerís skin.
Yellow-based foundations can camouflage ruddiness.
Use warm foundation with w/n skin, cool foundation for c/n skin.
Powder minimizes imperfections, blends harsh edges and gives an overall soft, velvety appearing finish to the face. It helps to hold the color of your foundation longer and will help absorb excess oil.
Tips: Select a powder of the same intensity as the customerís skin tone. Apply a bit more, if necessary, to the oily areas, such as the T-zone. Loose powder should always be used in the AM, pressed powder for touch-ups during the day.
Use bronzers to give the illusion of a tan.
Steps four, five and six:
Adding Color- starting with the eyes
There are many different eye shapes. Each of these shapes requires a different application of eye shadow and liner.
The following instructions give you basic information which will work on nearly any shape eye. Some dramatic looks
require other applications-check fashion magazines, such as Allure, for other looks.
Techniques for a "natural look":
Apply the BASE
shadow in a light shade from lashes to brow. Never extend the shadow past the "windshield" area of
Apply the ACCENT
shadow in a medium to deep shade across the lid and into a "triangle" at the outer edge of the eye,
blending into the contour at the corner.
in very short strokes. Line the outer 2/3ís of the upper lid and the outer 1/3 of the bottom lid. Blend towards the nose to soften the line.
Tips: Avoid lining around the e