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  • DivaGlam Cosmetics 9:55 am on June 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , concealer, , ethnic women, , , Kerry Washington, , mixing, Nina Garcia, Person of color, skin tone   

    The Secret To A Flawless Foundation Application 

    You’ve finally found the perfect foundations for your skin tone, but what about application? Not knowing where to start and how to layer your makeup can sometimes be worse than having the wrong shade! And if you’re a woman of color, it’s essential to mix your foundations to enhance the natural dimensions of your face. We chatted with celebrity makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor—who has worked with Nina Garcia and Kerry Washington—about how to create complexion perfection.

    “The most common mistake I see with women of color is having one flat shade over their entire face,” says Andrew. It’s important to have two or three shades that you can blend on your face to create a flawless, naturally dimensional complexion. To start, you should apply a concealer under your eyes.“The concealer should be two shades lighter than your skin,” says Andrew. Yellow concealer works better on darker skin tones than beige concealer, which often turns grayish-blue on women of color. Then, “apply a lighter shade of foundation in the center of the face—on the cheeks, the middle of the forehead, the nose, and the chin,” says Andrew. “Use a damp sponge in a tapping motion for sheer coverage. Or if you are using a foundation brush, try a sweeping motion to diffuse the product and create a smooth, well-blended effect.” Because many women of color have darker areas around the chin and forehead, it is important to use a different shade that mimics the skin tones in these areas. “To avoid getting an ashy look on your forehead or jaw, apply the darker shade of foundation across the hairline, under the cheekbones, and along the jaw,” says Andrew. Be sure to blend well with the other foundations. But what about getting back that healthy radiance? “For a glowing complexion, apply a shimmering or pearlescent highlighter across the cheekbones. Women of color should avoid silver-based highlighters as the metallic tint won’t look natural on their complexions.” Instead, “try copper or gold for medium skin tones, and gold or bronze for deeper skin tones,” says Andrew. You can also dab a little bit of highlighter on the hairline, bridge of the nose, and chin to create a subtle glow where the sun would naturally hit your face.

    DivaGlam Cosmetics specializes in already mixed colors for YOUR particular needs.  Our two tone foundation pack already comes with a lighter color and darker color combo, it is important to try colors and to remember that we are not just one shade but have beautiful highs and lows.  As I always say YOU are the artist and YOUR face is the canvas, now go and paint!


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  • DivaGlam Cosmetics 2:17 am on January 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , concealer, , , lipglass, , , Nude Lips, NYX   


    “HAVE A DIVA-licious DAY”
    Okay so nude lips are diffently in and I was sent this article from one of my sources and thought you might enjoy the method that was used to create this look.  DivaGlam has some fantastic nude colors for you to use without having to go though these steps used here but it is a very interesting article.  Enjoy it, feel free to comment.


    Quick Experiment: Creating nude lips using concealer & gloss

    By retail_therapy · December 30, 2009 · 10 Comments · 102 Views


    One reader was asking me if nude lips can be created using a foundation/concealer followed by a lipgloss… and I thought that would make a rather fun and useful blog post. I tried on two conealer shades in this experiment, and I will explain everything along the way!

    Step One: This is my natural lip color without any products.

    First I used NYX Concealer in a Jar (Porcelene) which is frankly too pale for me as a concealer. As you can see, this color erases my lip color completely, too pale and ghastly for my liking. It also looks drying, especially on the lower lip.

    Then, I applied MAC’s Underage lipglass over, for some definition and texture.

    Still very pale, but I will show you the whole face to put things into perspective.

    Then I tried another concealer, which is the peachy shades in the Ben Nye concealer wheel. These are darker in tone. Again, very drying on the lips. I don’t think the difference is very obvious in the pictures.

    The verdict?? I think if you like really nude lips, you can certainly try this out! Kind of drying on the lips though, and also, I guess you can do this as a last resort, if you want to explore the whole pale/ nude lips thingy, but not sure if you want to pay for a nude lipstick at MAC or something, because we know it is hard to find a nice nude lipstick at drugstore price range – though I highly recommmend NYX round lipsticks for cheap alternatives.

    That’s all, and happy holidays!

    I am thinking my first entry for 2010 will be a product rave….and I guess you have a pretty good idea what that will be. 🙂

    Filed in: makeup, lipstick, concealer, nyx, lipglass, nude lips

    Tagged with: makeup, lipstick, lipglass, concealer, NYX, Nude Lips

    posted by chloesque

    Thu, 12/31/2009 – 3:12am

    Nude lips are in and I know that you can find what you are looking for at DivaGlam Cosmetics, we have georgeous colors and excellent moisturizers for the lips to create that perfect nude look.

    Hope you enjoyed the article,  blessings


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