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Find your perfect mascara

Trouver son mascara parfait

Le mascara parfait est notre meilleur allié beauté.   Des cils définis, courbés, allongés, sans paquets ou effet collé, augmentent même le makeup le plus naturel. Entre des brosses droits ou courbés, en caoutchouc ou en fibres, entre les formules volumisantes, waterproof ou autres, le choix est immense et peut provoquer des vertiges… comment trouver (enfin) le mascara qui est parfait pour vous ? Pour vous rendre la vie un poil plus simple, voici quelques-uns de mes mascaras préférés :   Le mascara le plus maniable   Maybelline Classic Volume Express, le

7 makeup mistakes that make you look older

maquillage anti-âge, les erreurs à ne pas faire

  Last week, I had the pleasure of giving a «Makeup for Mature Skin» Master Class at Make Up For Ever in Paris. I explained and showed to the audience of professional makeup artists the special techniques to be used on mature skin, and most importantly, which are the trends and products, which should better be left to young girls with baby skin. Here’s my checklist of the 7 most common makeup errors you will want to avoid in order not to emphasize your lines and wrinkles and take on

How to cover redness and imperfections

My new video shows how you can cover redness and imperfections and still keep your makeup light and transparent Among all small imperfections, red spots, whether temporary or permanent, are the most common imperfections. In many cases the cause of redness is simply very transparent skin making small veins show through. Cold, heat, sun, wind, but also stress, alcohol and spicy food may also make veins expand and cause red spots. To keep them at bay avoid these triggering factors, but as well too frequent or too aggressive peelings, and

5 tips for mature eye makeup

  When it comes to mature eye makeup, “less is more” is the motto to follow, as we have seen already in the chapter dedicated to mature skin makeup. Keep it light, as far as the textures are concerned and the colours, but also your application techniques! Mature eye makeup: which colors are your best friends? With age, we feel more and more often rather like bringing out discreetly our assets and overplay the features we like less, instead of impressing with an artful makeup. Better forget about those rainbow

Youthful makeup look for mature skin

Definitely one of the questions most asked during my makeup classes is, what can makeup do for me when I’m 45+? Which products won’t look heavy? How to do an anti-aging makeup? Mature skin demands particular attention: small lines need to be hidden, brightness and glow are needed for youthfulness. In this video, I’ll show you step by step how to work your skin smooth and flawless, all in lightweight textures. The secret for flawless skin over 45: products which are efficient but ultra lighweight Moisturizing is key: mature skin

How to wear bright red lipstick

  Lipstick: The comeback of a standard  After a decade of gloss and barely there lip colour, good old creamy textured lipstick is back in business. Particularily in deeply saturated hues, for both a retro inspired look but also, coupled with very bare eyes, a highly modern take. A really nice selection of bright reds, oranges, corals but also rosewood pinks, for the less adventurous, can be found in the highly affordable line “L’Authentique” by Rouge Baiser (available in any decently stocked French supermarket). Probably one of the most long-lived

Flawless skin: the makeup brushes you need

After a first article dedicated to my favorite foundation brushes, here now the second part of my little guide: concealer and powder brushes you won’t want to live without… 😉 The most underestimated makeup brush: the concealer brush Even if you prefer applying your foundation with your hands or the help of a Beauty Blender, perfect skin requires a concealer brush to correct imperfections and dark circles under your eyes. Personnally I prefer a round and pointed shape (like a crayon, actually, hence the name crayon brush) which gets easily

Eyelash curlers: expert tips on how to work them

Dizzying curves all day… Always one of my favourite staples, I use eyelash curlers on almost everyone. They instantly “open” the eye, whichever mascara I’ll apply afterwards (never before or you risk breaking your lashes!). If you have naturally dark lashes you might not even want to put any mascara on, the curling adding already “expression”. How to choose your eyelash curler To get the full benefit you might want to choose the right curler for your eyes as there are quite some differences to sizes and shapes. A long

Makeup in fresh spring colors

A makeup using fresh spring colors, bright green and coral, an invigorating combination also in winter. The green eyeliner I used in this video is actually a powder eyeshadow, which I applied with a moist eyeliner brush. Basically all powder eyeshadows can be thus transformed into eyeliner.   THE PRODUCTS I USED IN THIS VIDEO : Corrector: Shu Uemura, Point Cealer, col. medium light / Brush: MAC, Pinceau rond, pointu 219 / Compact powder: Shu Uemura, Dual Fit, col. beige / Powder brush: MAC, Gros pinceau biseauté / Eyeshadow: Shu Uemura, col. medium green 575 / Eyeshadow brush: Shu Uemura, Pinceau

Foundation: how to find your perfect color

How to find the shade of foundation that perfectly matches your skintone seems to be one of the major beauty challenges. It’s the question I’m being asked most often in my makeup classes. And when it comes to the inventory of my clients’ makeup pouches, yes, it’s continously confirmed. Hardly anyone owns a foundation which has the right color for their skin. But determining the perfect match is actually not such a difficult task, once you follow a few simple rules… How to find your perfectly matching shade of foundation?

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