Cool Considerations for the Perfect Blush

Having the right blush shade is important to accentuate your skin and overall appearance. It’s important to know what colors work for you, and how to properly apply it, whether you want a soft, pink glow or a tan, sun-kissed look. The Luminess system has many shades to choose from that will work with your skin tone to perfect luminosity and an even skin tone.

What to consider when choosing a blush

When choosing a blush, you must think about a number of elements:

Your natural blush color

If you’re going for a natural look, applying colors that naturally enhance your skin when you blush is the key. Pay careful attention to the color of your cheeks when you exercise, pinch your cheeks or are embarrassed about something. This will be a good start in selecting the right colors.

Your skin type

This plays a huge role in the blush you use. Luminess shades cover a wide spectrum of options, and is good for any skin type.

Your skin tone

Does your skin have cool or warm undertones? This makes a difference in choosing colors that will accentuate your skin. You want to have a natural look, staying away from colors that may be too dark for you.

Application

You want to have a blush that is easy to apply and will avoid the look of racing stripes. Practice using the Luminess stylus to learn how to apply the right amount of blush that will leave your skin glowing with color.

How to apply blush

When you are applying blush using the Luminess airbrush blush, it’s important to remember that you only need one drop of color. The beauty of this system is that the color goes on and intensifies over time. Blush should be applied to the apples of your cheeks to achieve the right effect.

It is important to take your time in finding the right colors that will look good with anything you wear. One of the best things you can do in achieving the perfect look is staying close to colors that will make a subtle impact while giving you a flawless finish. With a Luminess blush color, you’ll achieve that and more!

From Flawless Foundation to Sun-Kissed Bronze Skin

Adding Luminess Air Matte or Shimmer Bronzer to your everyday airbrush foundation routine is the perfect segue into Spring Trend 2015. Luminess bronzers can be used to lightly contour cheekbones, to imitate a sun tan without the skin damaging sun exposure, or to give the illusion of a sun-kissed glow. With so many bronzers available, selecting the right color and texture can make all the difference in the world.

All About Bronzers

When choosing a bronzer the first thing to consider is skin type. Luminess bronzers are ideal for those with normal, combination, oily skin, or acne prone. Our products are water-based so you don’t have to worry about the clogging of your pores or chemicals that may disagree with your skin.

The next step in choosing a bronzer is skin tone. Generally you want to pick a shade that is 2 shades darker than your skin tone. If you have fair skin we suggest a slightly rose or peach colored bronzer. Those with olive skin should try sheer copper and those with dark brown skin should use a rich chocolate brown color.

While bronzers are available in airbrush, powders, liquids, creams, and gels, the same rules apply. Create the number 3 on both sides of the face when using Luminess matte bronzer to lightly contour. Start at the top of your forehead, dust along the cheeks, and sweep across the jaw line. When using Luminess shimmer bronzer to achieve that sun-kissed glow, apply across the forehead, down the bridge of the nose, above the cheekbone, and down the center of the chin.

Never worry about your skin being exposed to the damaging effects of the sun again. Simply apply your preference of Luminess Air Foundation in Ultra, Satin, Matte, or Silk, then add 3 drops of the Luminess Bronzer to the stylus for that Sun-Kissed Glow.

Flaunting A Flawless Foundation

Having a flawless foundation is one of the top items on the list of beauty secrets that every woman aspires to have. Having the right finish is more than just choosing the right color, there are a number of factors involved in making sure your skin is protected while wearing it.  There are some products on the market that can cause harm or irritation if you’re not careful, so a foundation that is safe and formulated with healthy ingredients is a must.

Why wear foundation?

Foundation is used for a number of purposes. Your skin may tend to be oily throughout the day and you want to maintain a balanced look, or you may have hyper pigmentation and wish to use light coverage to even the skin tone.  Individuals with different skin concerns, such as scars may need more coverage to smooth out problem areas. Whatever the reason, choosing the right foundation makes a difference in how you feel about your appearance.

The Luminess system allows you to look flawless while wearing a full coverage foundation that lasts up to 12 hours.  In addition to having long-lasting coverage, you don’t have to worry about the makeup running or smudging.  The perfect foundation should accommodate every skin type – oily, dry, combination, or sensitive.  Our system has four different formulas to match your foundation needs perfectly.

We hold the secret of all the movie stars.  Our four finishes, Ultra, Satin, Matte, and Silk can be found on numerous movie sets and used by makeup artists all over the world. You can have the same flawless looks at a fraction of the price.  Who says having top of the line makeup has to break the budget?

You won’t have to worry about skin breakouts due to clogged pores or chemicals that may disagree with your skin.  All of our products are water-based, fragrance-free, and dermatologist tested.  For a natural glow and enhanced skin tone, choose our foundation and enjoy flawless skin on us!

The Perfect Summer Smokey Eye

Putting together perfect summer makeup looks that provide the “WOW” factor is easy. All it takes is a little creativity and the use of a color that will sizzle from start to finish. Eye shadow is an easy way to draw attraction to your eyes without overpowering your face. If applied correctly, you can create daily looks that will keep you on the radar for stunning eyes. Choosing the right colors that blend with your skin tone is key. You also want to have colors that are able to effortlessly blend into any setting.

While there are a number of summer colors that will attract attention, for the look of a professional makeover, you want to use the color bronze. Bronze eye shadow is versatile, sexy, and works with every eye color to deliver stunning looks that quickly go from day to night.

No matter what the event or setting, this look will integrate with any outfit to set a new standard in summer makeup looks. This combination works in the office or at dinner. Here are a few tips to create the perfect summer smokey eye:

  • Using a medium bronze color, apply the shadow from the lash line to the crease. Make sure to watch the application and not be too heavy-handed. This sets the foundation for the look and gives you an idea of whether or not you want to have a darker or lighter effect.
  • Using a good black eye liner, smoothly darken the lash line, blending upward. Repeat this process underneath the lash line for a dramatic effect that will make your eyes pop.
  • Apply a shimmer shadow. You can create your own by blending a copper shadow a few shades lighter than the bronze across the top lid to add dimension.
  • Create depth by outlining the existing shadow application with a matte brown color starting from the inner corner, traveling around the entire eye.
  • Apply two coats of Luminess Infinity Long Wear Black Mascara to finish the look.

You can repeat this process until you get the technique right. You may want to add a little variety for a light or dark smokey eye to fit the occasion. These tips will help you create beautiful eyewear looks that will blend perfectly with your beauty cocktails foundations for a flawless finish. Using the Luminess airbrush system will assist in fooling even the best of critics. Having beautiful eyes can make a difference in your confidence and presentation. Using this technique will add to your collection of winning eye looks. Just because you aren’t a professional doesn’t mean you can’t have professional looks. We’ve given you the formula – you can take it from here to achieve results that work for you.

Cool Ways to Use Concealer

The beauty industry makes their profit from a variety of products, but there are a few items that have multiple uses. Concealer is a beauty staple that can be used in a variety of ways. Most women use concealer to cover blemishes, dark circles or skin tone that may appear uneven. Concealer is used underneath or on top of the application of Beauty Cocktails foundation with the Luminess airbrush system. Although this is the general use, there are a few other beauty secrets and ways to use foundation that most people don’t know. Here are a few beauty tips that will enhance your beauty regimen while keeping your budget intact:

Longer Lasting Lipstick

You can use concealer on the lips to make your lipstick last longer. Evenly apply a light coat prior to putting on your lipstick and let it dry. This will help your lipstick color pop and reduce feathering while adding a level of dimension to your lips. You will achieve the appearance of fuller lips without the need for eye liner.

Deeper, Fuller Lashes

You can use concealer as a lash thickener or primer prior to applying your coats of Infinity Long Lash Mascara. This will condition your eyelashes and help deepen the color. Apply the concealer with a clean lash brush, extending the concealer to the tips. This adds volume and depth with immediate results.

Natural Eye Shadow

Concealer can be used as a natural eye shadow to give your eyes a quick pop without the use of color. This will provide a smooth, neutral finish that will accentuate the eyes. Finish up with mascara and liner for an everyday look that works.

Beautiful Skin Highlighter

Concealer can be used to highlight your blush for a rosy finish. There are two ways to do this:

  • You can dot the area with a few drops of concealer, blending it into the skin. Add a powder blush to the area with a blush brush for a great finish.
  • Blend cream blush and concealer together to add a warm finish to your face. This will provide a toned, natural highlight while providing the illusion of an inner glow.

Knowing the different ways to use beauty products can work wonders when you’re on the go or you only have certain products in your makeup bag. Concealer is a product that can help enhance those on-the-go trips or emergency situations when you need a refresher and don’t have access to your beauty tools. Being creative with certain products like concealer can help you in a pinch while still giving you the quality looks of a professional makeover.

These are just a few cool ways that concealer can enhance your beauty secrets and feel like a pro. When putting together your makeup bag, you won’t have to have a bunch of products to get the same result – you can just use one!

Blush Vs. Bronzer

What’s the difference between blush and bronzer?
Bronzer is generally used to create a tanned look as well as for light contouring on the face. Blush is used to give your cheeks a naturally flushed effect.

In which order should they be used, and where?
Use your bronzer first, and blush second. I apply bronzer slightly underneath the cheekbones to, on the tops of the cheekbones, a light sweep across the forehead and a little under the chin to lightly contour. Then I add blush to the apples of my cheeks.

So you can use blush and bronzer together?
Of Course! The best trick to making your cheeks the perfect color is to apply bronzer and blush together. The combination of the two gives you the most natural finish possible.

Can bronzer help accentuate your cheekbones?
Absolutely, it just needs to be applied to the correct areas. Applying a darker bronzer under your cheekbones is a great way to help make them stand out.

What’s better, matte or shimmer bronzer?
When applying bronzer to the tops of your cheekbones, a shimmer such as our Shimmer Bronzer adds a hint of glamour to your beauty look. A matte bronzer is more suitable for contouring.

How do I know if I’m wearing the right shade of blush?
If you look overly embarrassed, you’re not on the right track. Try to choose a color that isn’t much darker than your natural skin tone. Never forget that when in doubt, less is always more!

Creative Ways to Line Your Lids

When wearing eye makeup, there are a number of creative ways to add a dramatic flair that will attract attention to your eyes. Eye liner offers a variety of colors and options that will help enhance your eyes for a different look every day. For some cool, creative looks, here are a few options:

Cat Eye
This is also known as an elongated eye. Using a cream liner, draw a line from the middle of your lashline to the outer edge of the eye. Apply the liner at the corner of the waterline, connecting the tip.

Winged Tip
Apply the liner with an angled brush from the inside of the top lid, outward at a 45-degree angle. Voila!

Bright Eyes
Apply light beige liner to your waterline (lower inner rim) to make your eyes look larger and brighter while alleviating tired and red eyes.

Colored Bottom Liner
Make a statement by using a bright colored eye liner with a long wear pencil. Apply the liner to your waterline to make your color last for hours. 10-second beauty at your service!

Lining Upper Inner Rim with Black to Define Lash Line
This is a part of the eye that is most neglected, but can draw quite a bit of attention to the definition of your eyes with a natural look. Lift your upper lid while looking down at a mirror and quickly apply with a few strokes for this unique look.

Smudged Wrap Around
Like the smoky eye look? This is a quick and easy way to achieve it. Using a black kohl pencil and an angled brush, line your lower inner rim and place a lint along your upper lash line from one side to the other. Connect the lines at the edge. With the brush, smudge the lines around the eye until it meets your satisfaction.