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Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by dollyshow(f): 2:23pm On May 10, 2007
How long do cosmetics last?

Here's a list of commonly used cosmetics and their expected shelf life,

1. Mascara - will usually last 2 months or when the label is worn off, it clumps, specks, or becomes dry or smells bad

2. Foundation - has a shelf life of 18-24 months.

3. Powder - Expect 2 years unless it becomes dry or has an odor other than its original fragrance. You can protect your powder from contamination by being sure to change your sponge or powder puff after every application. Sponges are a haven for breeding bacteria and the fastest way to pass on germs.

4. Lip Pencils -1 year- Always dip in alcohol-kills germs

5. Eye pencils -Typically 3 months. Always sharpen or dip in alcohol after each use.  Either of these methods will kill germs.

6. Eye Shadow and Blush - dry, loss of pigment. Always wipe off with alcohol

7. Brushes - When your brushes start to look like fans and the tips become colored.  Keep brushes clean with brush cleaner or alcohol. I use alcohol for sterilizing my brushes and applicators. Use an alcohol with a strength of 90%. To clean brushes use a good brush cleaner. You can use soap and water but soap and water has a tendency to dry out brush bristles and reduce the longevity of your brushes.


TIP* Put a small piece of tape on the back of containers, and record the date you purchased it. This will assure that you will not use after the recommend expiration date.

"Sanitation is the most important process we, as Makeup and Hair artists, must implement if we are to keep our makeup, brushes and kits germ free. As working artists, we are constantly moving from face to face and head to head. The opportunities we have to pass germs and viruses from person to person are numerous. Therefore it is our responsibility to safeguard our clients and practice diligent sanitation techniques. By doing so we set a standard of excellence that goes far beyond just doing great makeup and hair!

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Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by temmyabby(f): 3:30pm On May 10, 2007
thanks 4 the info, now i ve to throw all my cosmetics away grin
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by ihcihc(f): 1:53am On May 11, 2007
hey dolly, i have a prob with eye brow pencils! I really want them to look professional, any help thanks xx
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by ikamefa(f): 5:03am On May 11, 2007
thanks @ dolly i tend to hold on for a long time to my makeups specially if the are really good

as soon as i read this thread i had to go and dump most of them plus i saw it on the Tyra Banks show a while ago but then
ijebu n se mi then grin


i have a quick question for yah: 1: Face and décolletage bronzers how long do they last?

2: how do you make your lip color last longer? ( some peeps say blot the color once applied with piece of tissue paper while some say apply a light dusting of powder on your lips then apply your lip color which one works better? smiley
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by kemiluv(f): 3:40pm On May 11, 2007
hi ikamefa

if you want tour lipstick to last longer, use a good lipliner to line your lips and to fill your entire lips before applying your lipstick. ofcourse you have to use a lip liner color that matches/ is closest to the lipstick you intend to wear otherwise the liner will change the color of the lipstick.

ofcourse how long your lipstick lasts also depends on the brand you use.

remain blessed!
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by ikamefa(f): 4:19pm On May 13, 2007
thanks @ kemi wink duely noted smiley
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by teena(f): 11:14am On May 17, 2007
@ dollyshow, good job!

Am not a make-up artist but I need ur professional advice.

I need smthin like a complete make-up set ie; it will contain blusher, liner, eyeshadow, pencil etc, , ,  , . A good product please, any tip

Secondly, is it adviseable to apply white power after cleansing one's face at bed-time?
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by Jazztix03(m): 12:19pm On Jun 13, 2007
How do i become a professional Make-up martist though i had gone for some form of training earlier i want to improve and make it a real time proffession
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by breeolan(f): 6:47pm On Jul 04, 2007
very well noted wink

and useful too
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by gianni(f): 10:21am On Jul 05, 2007
@teena,after cleansing,u tone and moisturise ur face.go 2 bed with ur face void of any kind of make-up so that ur face(pores) can breathe.
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by FlyLyde: 2:09pm On Jul 13, 2007
1.Never line your lips with black pencil.
2. Its OK to trim your brows to shape but shaving them all off will only make you look like a ghost!
3. If your teeth are not pearly white, you shld avoid lipstick colours such as gold or orange. These colours only give your teeth tinge of yellow. Try colours like burgundy and others in the red family. Do wonders to you smile!
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by spikedcylinder: 9:23pm On Jul 14, 2007
Also, when you use heavy eye make up, avoid heavy lip make up and vice versa!
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by Seabreez15(f): 2:01pm On Jul 15, 2007
@FlyLyde: why shouldn't one line their lips with a black pencil, but other colours are acceptable? What damage does the black colour do?
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by FlyLyde: 4:07pm On Jul 15, 2007
Dear Seabreeze, not that black pencil harms your lips. It doesn't only just look unnatural,it doesn't make your lip colour look its best. You should try colours closest to your lipstick colour. For example light brown pencil wld look great with a sand or camel coloured lipstick. You can keep lining your lips with black but that ofcourse wld only look great with black lipstick,you know?
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by Seabreez15(f): 6:54am On Jul 16, 2007
get it. thought there was smth in the black, tongue

Thanks!

Can u suggest toner for the skin? or anything to even out one's colour and get rid of spots, blemishes, dark patches?
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by monstah(m): 10:31pm On Jul 16, 2007
Hmmm, when u make up stories,always remember ur folk's have been there, and know u're lying grin
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by sosoella(f): 1:23am On Jul 18, 2007
ikemefa: for your lip color to last long wear foundation or thin film of powder on your lips before lining and applying either lip gloss or lip stick. lining your lips just defines the shape, it doesnt hold running lipsticks back (artists dont like to share their makeup secrets, u owe me) 

Makeup brushes: It is far easier to control the amount of powder or other make-up you are using when you apply it with a make-up brush. A smooth finish is what is required if you really want to look your best. •Blusher brush ,Eyeliner brush, Eyelash comb, Eyeshadow brush, Eyebrow brush, Powder brush and Lip liner brush

Try the natural look with your brows, avoid coal black pencils unless you are playing a gothic role in a movie. masquerading yourself behind a heavily painted face will make you look artificial.

For great eyelashes it is advisable to go over the lashes with an eyelash separator comb, then applying a thin coat of mascara to the lashes and re-comb the ones painted immediately afterwards so as to keep them apart.

Use lip liners at least 2 shades darker than lipstick if the proposed colours are available. Also try mixing like 2 -3 colors of lipliners + sheer lipgloss to attain unavailable lip colours

A concealer can be used to hide dark circles under the eyes and create a smooth surface for the rest of the makeup to be applied on.

Dont 4get to use your skin colour 4 powders and foundations, or do you want me to paint the picture of what u'll end up looking like?

Do not sleep with your make up on. may cause skin irritations, rashes or smudge your couches. if you dont have a make up remover use olive oil or almond oil or tomato juices( which is an oxidant) but the best of them all is petroleum jelly  (vaseline) and cotton wool. its really cool if you can achieve such great feats with cheap and readily available items and also from sharing artists like me. have fun kiss wink

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Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by cuteporty: 5:28pm On Apr 24, 2008
same as jazztix03
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by sweetpeas: 1:46am On Apr 18, 2009
do it urself facial scrub
mix two cubes of sugar or 1 table spoon of grinded sugar, with a portion of close up toothpaste and 3 drops of water mix very well and rub on ur face wash away after 20 mins
notice the difference on ur face
it procedure reduces oil on the wash do this procedure before u apply ur makeup
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by ladybam(f): 10:44am On Apr 18, 2009
@poster
10x 4d tips
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by mohawkchic(f): 9:46pm On Apr 18, 2009
~Keep your makeup Sponges and Brushes clean. . . . Wash them regularly using an Antibacterial Face Wash. Let them air dry . . .
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by 2lip: 12:39am On Apr 19, 2009
No briefs please just my opinion.

[/color]first of all let me start by saying there are really no rules to make up, besides the obvious dont curl your lashes in a moving vehicle, or dont put lipstick in your eye,' ,  (but those arent really rules they are more common sense). tongue
Experts seem to be popping up everywhere with strict dictates and pilosophies that frigten people into tinking that there is only one way to wear(and do) make up that is acceptable and normal, so many rules are handed down by these self appointed cosmetic police.
in a world of constant change and ethniticities blending together, i feel we should broaden our definition of what we consider "acceptable","normal" and "beautiful",the future will belong to those with open minds and heart who can appreciate beauty in all its forms. kiss[color=#000099]

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beauty, its amazing, smiley[

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Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by epstitch(f): 10:33am On Jul 11, 2009
There are no rules to makeup application but there are tricks and tips, techniques to achieving a better output with what you use,

My pro tip? Always have well defined eyebrows, use makeup brushes and every other thing falls in place. If you cannot groom your brows on your own, seek professional help.
For steps to tweezing and grooming brows correctly and more tips on makeup and skin care: http://beautybugger.blogspot.com

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Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by kfred1(m): 1:45pm On Feb 14, 2011
do not re-use false lashes on a different client just bacuse you want to cut cost, the health and safety of the clients comes first,
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by Pweety4me: 4:28am On Feb 16, 2011
Hmm ok good.
Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by palma(f): 10:24am On Feb 16, 2011
HOW TO CONCEAL YOUR SPOTS

Having pimples and spots isn't easy and even the most confident of people can become self-conscious and upset. Whether you suffer from a lot of spots or just the occasional breakout, follow our advice to help you cover up even the most noticeable of acne.

 
      Step 1: Prepare

      Before you even contemplate techniques to cover spots it is important to prepare correctly. This means always washing your face thoroughly before going to bed.

      Wash your hands before handling your face. Dirt and oils on your hands will only aggravate the blemish.

      Also make sure you moisturize any blemishes as it will be easier to cover soft skin than to cover dry skin.
   
      Step 2: Foundation

      Depending on what suits your skin, you could use either a foundation or a tinted moisturizer on your face, and for smaller blemishes and spots this can sometimes be enough. This isn't a necessity but if you normally use these products then they should be applied before any concealer is used.
   
      Step 3: Concealer

      Put a small amount of concealer on the back of your hand, and using a small brush, your finger or cotton bud apply it directly onto the spot.
   
      Step 4: Blend

      Finally, using a small brush, blend the concealer at the edges of the spot onto the rest of the skin to give a more even finish.


Warning: Using too much makeup to cover blemishes may make skin look blotchy. Start conservatively, and add as needed.


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Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by salvi3moss(f): 6:52am On Jun 30, 2011
Please share some tips for eye makeup.
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Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by darkchild1(f): 5:44am On Aug 15, 2012
Always make sure you blend your eyeshadow after application, with a brush, eyeshadows shouldn't stand out like paint they should look cool.




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Re: Are You A Makeup Artist? Drop A Professional Line! by Onegai(f): 8:02pm On Aug 15, 2012
Fill in your eyebrows with a dark brown pencil or powder that has a cool undertone (i.e not something reddish). You never want to use black, as it looks too heavy. Also, never have really slim over-shaved eyebrows. The more full your eyebrows, the more it frames your face and makes you look youthful. Use short strokes when filling in your eyebrows.

Always take off ALL makeup before you go to bed, use baby wipes, or some vaseline on cotton-wool, if you don't have access to a makeup cleanser

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