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How To : Wear Plaid

Plaid is the preferred fabric of workmen, Catholic school students and hipsters, amd it enjoys such a diverse range of fans for a good reason : It can be dressed up or down and is available in infinite colour combinations.

And while we’re on the topic… Whether they’re wearing plaid to the grocery store or fashion week, celebrities cannot seem to get enough of it either. Let the pro’s show you how to do it.

EMMA STONE

BEN AFFLECK

GWEN STEFANI

TAYLOR LAUTNER

CHANNING TATUM

CHRIS PINE

REESE WITHERSPOON

TAYLOR SWIFT

ROONEY MARA

CHRISTINA AGUILERA

HEIDI KLUM

BRAD GORESKI

JESSICA ALBA

JOHNNY KNOXVILLE

Love it or leave it?

*missfitz

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MAKEUP CLASS 3 – FACIAL SHAPES With Sandylash

And we’re back….

Right, so today we are talking facial shapes.

As a makeup artist, we have to assess our clients facial shape.  See what we have to shade and highlight.  We all have features on our face which we would like to camouflage and/or highlight.  For instance, I have an oblong face.  I basically look like a giraffe.  But I’m ok with it, God made them too.. hehe.. I use shading and highlighting techniques to enhance my features I like most, and hide the parts I don’t like so much.

There are 7 basic facial shapes.  Just remember, people are unique.  Sometimes one person can have ‘parts’ of different facial shapes all in one.  So don’t be worried if you can’t figure out which one you are at first.  You might be a special combo!

1)  SQUARE

The forehead and jaw are generally the same width with the sides being quite angular.

Shade the ‘corners’ of the face with a darker shade of foundation/blusher/bronzer

Arch the eyebrows

Lighten the centre of the forehead and chin.  This centers the eye towards the middle of your face instead of paying too much attention on your “harsh” corners.

2)  ROUND

The round face has signs of full cheeks, rounded jaw and often a round hairline.

Shade the sides of the forehead, temples and the sides of the face with a darker foundation/blusher/bronzer.

Lighten the “apples” of the cheeks, but be sure to avoid the shaded section when applying the blusher on the apples.

Place the blusher in a triangle on the cheeks to level out the eyes.

Arch the eyebrows, and shorten their length.

3)  RECTANGULAR/OBLONG

Prominent features will be at the corners of the forehead and jaw line.

It’s pretty much a looooong version of the square face.

Shade around the hairline and the angles of the jaw.

Shade the chin if it’s the more prominent part or the forehead if it is larger.  If you’re me, both!

Place the blusher under the outer corners of the eyes and out to the hairline.

Shape fine long eyebrows.  This adds ‘sections’ to the face so it won’t be seen as one long surface.

4)  DIAMOND

The forehead and chin are narrow and the cheek bones are wide.

Shade the sides of the face with a darker foundation/blusher/bronzer.

Lighten the temples and angles of the jaw.

Arch the eyebrows.

5)  TRIANGULAR/ PEAR SHAPED FACE

The forehead is narrow and the jaw line is wider than the cheekbones.

Shade the full jaw line starting at the bottom of the ears where the chin begins.

Highlight the narrow sides of the forehead including the temples.

6)  HEART SHAPED

Also referred to as the inverted triangle.  The forehead is wide and the cheekbones are prominent.  The jaw and chin are narrow.

Shade across the wide sides of the forehead and the angles of the jaw.

Lighten the sides of the face and chin.

Place blusher low on the cheeks and sweep upwards.

Shape fine, long eyebrows and gently arch them.  Eyebrows shouldn’t have too much of an arch effect as the facial shape provides enough dimensions.

7)  OVAL

The classic, perfectly proportioned face is balanced both horizontally and vertically.  The shape is known as the cream of the crop.  The best of all facial shapes.  Aren’t’ you just lucky?

You don’t need to hide anything.  You’ve got the perfect face.

Just a little highlighting here and there and voila.  Babe of note!

APPLICATION DO’S AND DONT’S

Do’s:  

  • Use clean sterilized brushes for applying contour cosmetics.
  • Apply powder with a soft, rounded brush.
  • Flat, square ended brushes often produce demarcation lines, which is difficult to blend in with the surrounding makeup.
  • Tap excess blusher off the brush onto a tissue before applying it to the face.
Dont’s
  • Touching your clients face too much during the makeup application.
  • Have a build up of the eye shadows, blushers, powders etc on your applicators.  This distorts the true color due to interference of old makeup on your brushes.
  • Leave your tray, lipsticks, brushes etc on your clients lap.
  • Allow her to hold her own makeup, e.g. mascara or brushes.
FACE POWDERS
This invisible veil gives and overall velvety soft appearance to the skin and helps prevent that shiny build up.  (Usually noticeable down the center T-zone area of the face)
A loose colourless powder with a fine translucent texture should be used for best results.
The colorless powder does not change the color of the foundation or blusher and can be used on any skin.
APPLICATION
Using a powder brush is the only effective method of powder application.
A puff holds too much powder to be effective and a cotton ball has the tendency to leave fine threads of fuss behind.
To apply, pick up a small amounts of powder each time.  Shake before brushing onto the face.
Starting at the forehead, brushing with light downward strokes over the face, covering the eyes and lips (optional).
Avoid powder build-up particularly in the eye area, as this will emphasize the tiny lines that form around the outer eye.
Too much powder will also exaggerate creepiness on more mature skin.  If the powder  is visible then too much has been applied or the skin has not been moisturized properly.
POWDER WHICH HAS BEEN APPLIED PROPERLY WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING:
Smooth finished soft look
Reduction of shine caused by sebum
It won’t look dull and lifeless
Always applied over foundation
Transparent
And not have a clogged appearance

WHY HIGHLIGHT AND SHADE???

Well, I’m sure some people wonder what the point of highlighting and shading is…
Well, a darker and more matte tone “hides” a surface.
A shiny surface gives off the appearance that an object is closer than it may be.
For instance, when you in a small room, you would paint it a light color to give off the effect of space.
If you have a high ceiling in a room, you will most likely paint the ceiling a darker shade to bring the room in, giving it a more cozy effect.
The principles of paint in interior decorating pretty much works the same when it comes to makeup.
Shine/highlighting – brings forward/makes it a more focal point.
Matte/shading – hides the space or can bring it in all together.

ULTIMATELY YOU’RE TRYING TO GIVE OFF THE ILLUSION OF AN OVAL FACE SHAPE.

So remember I told you in lesson 1 that this is what we were taught in makeup school and that I would add in my own opinion if  need be.  I agree with the corrective procedures, however practicing is key.  Finding your own makeup application style is what is important.  There are somethings you can’t change.  You can’t apply powder before foundation.  That would be silly, but some artists find it easier to first shade and highlight after foundation, yet before powder application.
Also you have to see which products you prefer using.  Some artists use foundations to highlight and shade, others use powders.  Some just use blushers.
Remember this: taking photos as you go along with a makeup application is important.  Look at the picture, that way you’ll see if the face is coming out too white on photo or too orange.  Remember eyeshadow color also usually looks different on photos taken with a flash.  It’s more complicated than what most people think.
Remember to always brush off excess powder you may have applied under the eyes to prevent eyeshadow “dusting/fall out” while you applied eyeshadow.
Hope this post helped in one way or another..
If you have any questions, pop an email.  
(if I have forgotten anything, I apologize!  My eyes are tired and its late)
Remember to look at the other makeup ‘class’ posts:
 

 MuchLuv♥

Sandylashxx

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5 Crazy Celeb Diets

Now, we’ve all heard of some crazy diets out there, but in the heat of the paparazzi and being in the public eye, celebrities will do almost anything to maintain their size “double zero” figures. Here we take a look at some. After all, summer in South Africa is only 11 weeks away…

What? The Baby Food Diet

Who? Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon

How? It’s jarred baby food you would normally feed an infant, eating it whenever you feel hungry. Firstly, yes, it’s not hurting you, and you could lose up to 10 kilos in 10 days, but you’re not getting the nutrition you need and you would be unable to perform complex brain activity, just like a tiny little baby. Other side effects include causing gallstones and loss of muscles.

What? Maple Syrup Diet

Who? Beyonce (when she needed to get skinny for DreamGirls)

How? Basically Beyonce ate nothing for 2 weeks, only drinking water with lemon juice and maple syrup. Experts believe that even though there are no major side effects, not eating for 14 days can lead to starvation, headaches, irritability and the one thing we really don’t want – gaining it all back once you eat again. So, it’s pretty pointless if you ask me.

What? The Grapefruit Diet

Who? Kylie Minogue, Brooke Shields

How? Looking to drop weight fast? Just eat grapefruit with protein for 12 days and you’re guaranteed to lose around 5 kilos. Or so the stars say. It’s low carb, low calorie and not many side effects. Score.

What? The Cabbage Soup Diet

Who? Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jaime Pressly

How? This diet requires you to eat only cabbage soup while snacking on fruits and veggies and says you can lose up to 5 kilos in a week. Problem is, the one side effect it has, is unavoidable gas. According to howstuffworks.com, “When your body is ingesting this many vegetables, plus the high intake of cabbage, you’re sure to pass some less-than-pleasant odours. The diet is low calorie and high fibre, which won’t always agree well with your stomach”… err… no thanks.

What? The Low Calorie Diet

Who? Giuliana Rancic

What? I think this could be done well when done right, but Giuliana goes a bit far by not eating for 3 hours after she wakes up, but works out and punishes herself for having any sort of carbs. Basically, you should keep a diary of the calories you consume in a day and make sure you don’t go over a certain limit. On average a woman should consume only 1200 calories per day and a man 1800. It’s pretty simple really, but it’s not a fast weight loss, but once it’s off, it stays off.

So there you have it. Five crazy celeb diets. Now, don’t try any of these diets till you’ve gone to your GP first and none of these work if not teamed with 2 litres of water and exercise per day.

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