Updating Your Makeup for Fall

To me, fall is the most beautiful season of the year. During this amazing time, I love to travel to a nearby mountain town in order to look at the colorful leaves on the trees. Besides shopping for new clothes, I also strive to update my makeup when the weather gets cooler outdoors. I prefer wearing pastel colors of makeup such as pink, peach, and lavender during the spring and summer months. However, when fall arrives, I like to start wearing darker, richer shades of color such as red, burgundy, and amethyst. These darker shades of makeup complement the black, chocolate brown, and gray colors of fall clothing in my closet. On this blog, I hope you will discover smart tips to help you update your makeup collection for fall. Enjoy!

Spilled Ink: How To (Correctly) Cover Your Tattoo With Makeup

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Tattoos are seemingly more popular than ever – statistics show that 40% of adults between the ages of 26 and 40 have at least one – and with tattoos can sometimes come the need to cover said tattoos up for a number of reasons. Whether it's a job that requires it, a stage performance that would make the tattoo anachronistic, or simply a desire for a fresh look, the time may come that you want to cover it up with makeup. So if you're wondering exactly how to do just that, then here's what you need to know.

Step One: Know Your Color

You can't just slap any old color of foundation and concealer on your tattoo and expect it to just disappear seamlessly – you have to know the undertone of your skin first. Flip over your wrist so the underside is facing up and, in good lighting, take a look at the veins there (you can do this with the veins anywhere on your body, but the ones on your wrist are generally the easiest to see).

If they look green, that means your undertone is warm, and you'll want to buy concealer and foundation marked with a "W" before the shade number. If your veins look blue, you have cool undertones, and you'll want to purchase concealer and foundation with a "C" before the shade number. If they look somewhere between blue and green, you've got neutral undertones and want to look for makeup with an "N" before the shade number (though you could use either cool or warm makeup in a pinch).

Step Two: Gather Your Supplies

You'll need a concealer (liquid if at all possible), liquid foundation, a makeup sponge or three, translucent powder, and a can of loose-hold hairspray (though medium or strong will work if that's what you have and you don't want to rebuy hairspray). You'll also need a large powder brush – and the larger your tattoo and the area to cover, the larger you'll want the brush to be.

Step Three: Apply With Care

First, make sure that your tattoo area is clean and dry. After that, stipple (which means to dab or blot with the sponge) on the concealer, making sure to blend the edges around the tattoo. Give it five minutes to dry completely, then stipple the foundation onto the area as well, once again making sure to blend the edges seamlessly into the skin around the tattoo. Once that's completely dry to the touch and looks as natural as possible, use your large powder brush to apply the translucent powder; all this powder does is reduce the shine of the foundation to make your skin matte like the rest. Finish with the hairspray to ensure that the makeup doesn't run, and you're ready to go. Contact your dermatologist for more information on tattoo removal.


27 October 2016