Thursday, March 18, 2010


Do you have a prefect face shape and what your color? Interestingly it was covered together in my class last night.

There are mainly 6 different types of face shapes:
- Square
- Round
- Oval
- Heart
- Pear
- Super long shape

Hopefully the diagram will help you match the face with the shape :))
Like everyone I am not born with a prefect face shape OVAL therefore that where contour cosmetics play its virtual role:
- Highlighting (Using white shades)
- Shading (Using brown shades)
- Blushing

For Round face, shading should be applied below the jaw line & blusher should be applied in downward motion.
For square face, shading should be applied below the jaw line & blusher should be applied in triangle motion
For heart face, shading should be applied on the wide forehead, highlighting the chin area & blusher should be applied toward the ear.
For pear face, shading should be applied from the eye toward the jaw line, highlighting the forehead and blusher should be applied in circular up & down motion.
For super long face, shading should be done on the chin & forehead area, highlighting the side of one face with blusher applied in circular motion.
Lastly highlighting the T zone & shading the side of the nose will also help to prefect a wide face.

Is it just me or I came to relised that the youngster are putting on more & more make up therefore is there a different between day & night makeup?

Ideally YES,

Day makeup is usually using light colors blusher and lipstick. Blending one color eye shadow with thin eyeliner drawn closer to the eye lash.

Night makeup is much more challenging, using darker tone colors for blusher and lipstick, blending 2 to 3 colors with thicker and longer eyeliner. Black, Dark brown, Grey & Coffee are common colors used to shaded eyebrow.

There is 3 different type to applying eye shadow
- Gradual Technique: Using just one color, darker to a lighter tone from the inner to the outer eyelid
- Two Technique: Using 2 colors, blending is essential
- Collection Technique: Using 3 or more color to bring out the double eyelid.
Therefore understanding your colors is crucial in blending:
Back to school we are taught that red, yellow & blue are all our primary colors, Black & white are our natural color

Yellow & Red will give us orange
Yellow & Blue will give us green
Red & Blue will give us purple

Behind every color there is a story…….

Red: Confident & smart

Yellow: Cheerfulness

Blue: Seriousness

Green: Youthful

Purple: Intelligence & Happy

Orange: Mature

White: Purity

Black: Secretive & seductiveness

With that I am leaving you with the question of the day. What’s your color?

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