Makeup is considered to be cosmetics such as lipstick or powder applied to the face, used to enhance or alter the appearance. When it comes to that, the first thing that comes to our mind is beauty, perfect face and skin. Whether it’s more or less makeup, we all want to know how to make a good makeup, and with that appearance. But, sometimes for special occasions, it must be done by professionals, because we are not all professionals about it. Many trends are changing, and lately a growing trend is “pure skin” and let’s say a natural makeup look, but certainly not for all occasions.
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‘The greatest nation is the imagination.’ No real artist tolerates reality. 🔑 @anastasiabeverlyhills sultry eyeshadow palette using (twig & birch: in her crease and under lash line, pear & rose quartz: on her lid and inner corner, teak: inner corner under lash line) @hourglasscosmetics ambient lighting edit volume 4 on her cheeks @lillylashes 3D Lashes in ‘Diamonds’ @milkmakeup kush mascara @milkmakeup kush hydro brow gel @anastasiabeverlyhills liquid lipstick in ‘Bohemian’ Body & Hair @theouai rose hair & body oil @theouai medium hair spray + finishing crème #makeupbylinamourey #hairbylinamourey
About all these topics, and some other current trends and tips I talked with Lina Mourey, artist from Los Angeles. Lina deservedly is more successful in her profession, and in the following, read some tips from her, and why the makeup is power for her!
1. What means makeup for you?
LM: Makeup means power…to be able to use makeup to enhance your beauty is powerful. I have always been one to go a little beyond the “less is more”, because makeup is so much fun and it can really make us look so different in a good way. I think it’s so important for all women to know how to execute their own face, whether it be with more or less makeup…it’s a powerful tool.
2. Which products are must-have for a glowing skin?
LM: A good glow starts with a good skin prep, it’s all about how you are prepping the skin and what you are using. I think Maccosmetics fix + is a must have, Charlotte Tilbury wonder glow is stunning on all skin types, it has anti-aging properties and light diffusers that blur away lines, it makes any skin type glow effortessly. Milk Makeup cooling stick is infused with seawater and caffeine is helps plumps the skin and preps it for a perfect canvas. I like to use these 3 to start the process of a good glow then building with other products like Iconic London illuminator on the high points of the face blending with my fingers and damp beauty blender.View this post on Instagram
My beautiful Australian bride from this weekend in Joshua Tree 🌵💕 #beforeandaftermakeup @doseofcolors ‘pretty cool’ eyeshadow palette @lorealmakeup hydrofuge voluminous @ardellbeauty individual lashes @milkmakeup kush fiber brow ‘dutch’ @beccacosmetics glow elixir serum @iconic.london liquid illuminator ‘shine’ @kkwbeauty lipliner ‘nude 1’ @kkwbeauty creme liquid lip ‘kimberly’ @tatcha dewy mist #makeupbylinamourey #losangelesmakeupartist #artrepreneur
3. Which products are must-have for A/W 2018 season?
LM: Must haves for A/W 2018 is the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist : I love setting all my makeups with this, because this time of year can be dry it helps give a little freshness to the finish. Laneige lip sleeping mask: I like to put this on first thing so by the time I get to the lip they are hydrated plump and ready for application.
4. What makeup trend is your favorite right now?
LM: I honestly don’t keep up with trends as much, a good fluffy natural brow is my favorite and I’ve always loved a good fresh glow on the skin and a glossy lip.
5. Less or more makeup?
LM: I like a little bit more than less…If that makes any sense!! I feel like we shouldn’t be scared to try things, but definitely no need to pack product on. There is a happy medium for me, I try to make every makeup I do look at natural and skin like ass possible…that is something I strive to master with each look!
6. Which is the main ingredient to make a perfect base for makeup?
LM: What makes a perfect makeup is amazing skin, that’s why I always use more that enough skin preparation and make sure the skin looks good before even applying a base/foundation, it’s important to run a micellar toner on the face first thing to gently exfoliate before applying skin care then let your skin products dry before goindg into applying foundation!
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The last two years have been the most informative, happiest, hurtful, thoughtful, altering, molding, powerful, accepting years of my life. I’ve become comfortable being uncomfortable, and confident being uncertain. Don’t give up just because something is hard. Pushing through challenges is how you become the person you’re destined to be. Happy Friday ladies & gents 💕💅🏼 #makeupbylinamourey #losangelesmakeupartist #artrepreneur
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Boyanakeko is current student at the Faculty of Psychology at Sapienza University of Rome. She is editor-in-chief and author at Vitae Moderna. ✉️ firstname.lastname@example.org