Updated: Aug 12
& Get the most out of your makeup for your next Zoom call & how to maximize your look while wearing those pesky masks. Aubrie Layne + WOW for Dress For Success July 30th 6:30-7:30pm
Last Thursday evening, I had the pleasure of co-hosting a makeup masterclass with the Women of Wardrobe, a wonderful group of local ladies that raise money for Dress for Success Charity that supports women and girls in Houston Tx. According to Google Trends, This topic is among the most popular searches RIGHT NOW!
We had a wonderful turnout with around 40 women all by Zoom, wine and personal makeup in hand. Here are my key takeaways from our class in case you missed it or need to update your notes from the class.
My company, Lucky Cat Beauty, is pleased to donate 20% of sales until August13th by using code WOW2020. This code lets us track the group's orders, and enters you in another drawing for gift certificates and goodie baskets valued at over $200!
STEP 1-GOOD LIGHTING
A good makeup mirror and lighting is always the first step to looking good on camera. I prefer having the background a little darker (lights were off in my studio) with a few different studio lights with mirrors. The motioned sensored simplehuman 8" Round Sensor Makeup Mirror SE, 5X Magnification, Brushed Stainless Steel is a great choice and it can recharge with a USB! This is great for your vanity GET IT HERE
STEP 2- KNOW YOUR ANGLES-
I am sure you've nailed the perfect angle (up high, angled down at you) for the selfie so you must get a great angle with your laptop or ipad for your Zoom app. You can also use handy tripods that hold your ipad like the one I used for our class. This is the BEST thing ever..so handy for so many uses. It also has a bluetooth remote for snapping pics that is really simple to set up. (Hello homemade photobooth!! )Ipad Tripod Stand, Weiyudang Height Adjustable 20 to 60 Inch Tablet Tripod Mount For Ipad Pro 12.9"/11", Ipad Air 10.5", Ipad 9.7'' and More 9.5" to 14.5" Tablets with Bluetooth Remote Control As Gift
STEP 3. "TOUCH UP MY COMPLEXION"
Did you know there is a “touch up my complexion setting on Zoom!? You do now! If you would like to get flawless skin in real life try my best selling tinted moisturizing primer with SPF20 for light buildable coverage for daily use. If you need a little more coverage try the Foundation by Ellis Faas Cosmetics Skin Veil. (Margo Robbie's favorite shade is the S103.5 shade) It's the MOST INCREDIBLE foundation in my 25+years as an MUA. Have a good HD setting powder handy for your closeup to combat shine. HD powder is great for camera and hides pores amazingly. In the class I showed both version I make, the loose and the pressed version.
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STEP 4. THE EYES HAVE IT- BRIGHTEN UP THE LIDS, DEFINE THE LASHLINE
Prime time-I am all about mulittasking products and using as little as I can. my double duty Eye & Lip Primer $25- can be worn alone or under eyeshadow. It's quick and easy to brighten and conceal the lids and can be put on with your ring finger. When you would like to take it a step further, you might love the richly pigmented and affordable eye palette in Be Your Own Beauty by REALHER Makeup only $28. It's my go-to, one palette fits all and perfect for day to night application.
Defining the lash line just between the roots with Eyeliner is key, It can be accomplished with either a felt tip eyeliner, sharpened gel pencil liner, or a potted gel liner and square nylon brush for the Tightline technique.
In general, everyone had different thickness and textures of hair for their lashes. 9 out 10 women will LOVE the L’oreal Voluminous and I love to layer my black Waterproof Lucky Cat Beauty on top of your favorite thickening and building formula.
The deal with colored mascaras: You can really have fun with the new shades out there but remember to layer them on top of a black. To bring out green eyes, use a burgundy. To bring out brown eyes try the navy or electric blue like Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils (Luxurious Mascara), 03 Extreme Blue, 0.25 Ounce thicknesses or for hazel eyes try the new L’oreal Voluminous emerald green shade.
DEFINE YOUR BROWS
LIFT UP THE CHEEKS
Avoid shimmery products that can make the skin appear oily on camera.
Contour under cheekbones first, then forehead and jawline. Think of the jawline like an “L” Shape and a “3” for cheekbones and forehead.
Apply the cheek color on the front part of cheekbone in lieu of “apples” and counteract the orbital bone lifting the cheeks.
If the “apple technique” is taken too literally it can pull the face down.
For choosing lipsticks and shopping during covid times, roll up the lipstick bullet and hold it up to over your mouth horizontally to see if the color adds a cheerful brightness or adds any drabness to your look. Avoid any purple or too brownish tones.
lucky cat beauty will be offering a little surprise for the attendants of the Tootsies Women of Wardrob Soiree-stay tuned or more info.
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