Personal feature with Sonia!
My cosmetic dilemma is caused by a hormone imbalance which shows itself with facial hair and dark inflamed spots around my chin. I have been dealing with this since I was 16 years old. Neither waxing nor prescription medication for hair removal have been effective.
I just completed my children’s book on safety, entitled “Saved by the Whistle” and it was heading to the printer. I wanted to look my best for the cover photo shoot without too much “retouching”, but needed help to balance the color of my skin.
Women with darker skin tones often need color balancing. It is a common problem I share with my friends. We have found intense golden, orange tones work best for brightening ebony skin.
I contacted Judith August Cosmetics to discover ways to soften the look of this condition. After receiving products and a personalized profile all I can say is: “Wow! Thank you! Your makeup makes me feel pretty and by the end of the day it pours on self-esteem like you can’t believe!”
Thank you Ms. Judith! 😎
Here are the top tips and tricks our personal feature, Sonia, used…
Sonia did her own makeup with stunning results.Using effective products from both her makeup bag and ours, she shares her step by step procedure. #protip Always cleanse, tone and moisturize.
1 To color balance, I applied a deep peachy orange with a touch of yellow “neutralizing foundation” on my entire face. I let it set for two minutes before blending. This helped the dark circles under my eyes and removed yellow discoloration on my face, creating an even and brighter palate to work from. I considered this step my “underbase”.
2 Needing additional coverage on the dark inflamed spots around my chin and other parts of my face, I went for the more intense Total Blockout Makeup over the neutralizing foundation, gently applying with a sponge on the dark spots, remembering to include my neckline and chest area.
3 To make my nose appear thinner, I applied The Everything Pencil in Cinnamon, a shade darker than my skin, contouring the sides and around the nostrils. I used a makeup sponge to blend.
4 With a powder puff, I applied deep beige finishing powder, allowing it to set for another 2 minutes before dusting off the excess with a powder brush.
5 I finished off with color makeup, eyes and lips, adding a light bronze powder highlighter to my cheeks and forehead which made the whole look “pop like popcorn”. Just what I needed for my photo session!
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