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Did you know that you really should change your make-up with the seasons? It really does reflect on your appearance. Here’s a quick guide on doing your make-up all year round.

For eye shadow, bright, bold colours are IN. There are great pinks, deep purples and awesome blues, not to mention oranges, greens etc. to check out as well.  Play up your eyes with these new shades.

Spring
You aren’t still wearing the same old makeup colours that you wore last winter, are you? Spring is coming, and there are some great new colours.

There are great new mascaras that make eyelashes longer and thicker.   The look of false lashes can be obtained, creating that so popular look.   One end fortifies and lengthens the lashes, and the other end coats the lashes with lush colour.   And when they say that it makes your lashes longer… it definitely works that way for me.

b’HUE-tifullly yours,

MeShel

I challenge you to test out DivaGlam’s foundations. They are definitely worth sharing.

To blush for this season, try a mixture of pink and peach for lighter complexions, peach and bronze for medium skin tones, and bronzer with golden tones for darker skin tones.   Two colours warm up complexions perfectly.  Try mixing the shades that you have and see how it works for you.

Summer
Full face make-up is not really necessary anymore (no matter what your age).  And in the summer, who wants full make-up on their face?   Use a tinted moisturizer rather than a regular foundation.  Also, foundation applied to your t-zone is acceptable and adding a sheer powder over the entire face after will do very nicely.  It will even out your skin tone and is so much lighter.

As far as fragrance goes, keep your summer fragrance light and fresh. A cologne or toilet water spray with some of the new aromatherapy scents is perfect. You can always go back to your regular or a heavier perfume at first frost. Overall, just think light, airy, sunny, and you can’t go wrong with less summer makeup.

Remember, “LESS IS MORE”, especially as you get older.  Take what you see in magazines and on tv and make it YOUR own. Those LOOKS are only guidelines for you to use.  If you remember this, always be a FASHION DIVA!!!

FLaWLess

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THe sEcREt To A FlAWLess fOunDAtioN APPliCAtIOn

You’ve finally found the perfect foundations for your skin tone, but what about the 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 colour, 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 creating complexion perfection.

“The most common mistake I see with women of colour has one flat shade over their entire face,” says Andrew. It’s essential to have two or three shades to blend on your face to create a flawless, naturally dimensional complexion. To start, you should apply a concealer under your eyes.

“The most common mistake I see with women of colour is having one flat shade over their entire face,” says Andrew. It’s essential to have two or three shades to 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 a beige concealer, which often turns greyish-blue on women of colour. Then, “apply a lighter shade of foundation in the centre 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 colour have darker areas around the chin and forehead, it is vital 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. “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 colours for YOUR particular needs. Although our two-tone foundation pack already comes with a lighter colour and darker colour combo, it is crucial to try colours and 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!

Me’Shel

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 Let’s talk Foundation for the woman sixty and beyond, our makeup needs change just as our wardrobe needs change. Many things change as we mature our skin texture on the face also changes. Foundation can be considered to be your second skin, only better, so using the right tools can help keep your face looking fresh and natural.
skin tone can be quite different also as we mature, we can develop light or dark spots, we lose elasticity, and wrinkles become more pronounced and can be either dry or sometimes oily as well. In order to keep your face looking natural, always choose a foundation that closely matches your skin tone. In winter, our skin tone tends to be at its palest, so it may be necessary to have two one for winter when we tend to be fairer and one for summer when we darken up. Testing is important even if you feel you’ve got a perfect match in the bottle because the natural acid in our skin can change the tint of the foundation. If you tend to experience dryer skin during the winter months, try out a foundation that advertises hydrating properties.

Moisturizer is an essential part of your makeup routine. Keeping your skin hydrated will prevent your skin from drying or flaking. Ideally, your moisturizer or foundation should include sunscreen, to minimize further damage. After your moisturizer is set, if doing a full makeup look, apply concealer as you need it. The concealer should also match your skin tone, and it can help hide the appearance of dark circles under the eyes or red blemishes. Finally, apply the foundation lightly with your fingertips, or a blender sponge, or brush. I have found a tinted moisturer to be wonderful especially in the summer months and if I don’t want a full makeup look. The goal is to use a small amount or all over coverage, which helps keep the face looking fresh and healthy.

I personally love using a Mineral and Liquid Foundation or tinted moisturizer loaded with moisturizers and vitamins to help protect and put back into the skin what nature has taken away. I also have found that less powder is better for me. Powder tends to collect in all the lines and crevices making you look older a switch from powder to liquid may be recommended.


I would like to stress the importance of skincare my grandmother told me her secret for looking younger later in life.   Grandmother always cleansed her skin and used moisturizer both day and night. She taught me the importance of never to going to bed with your makeup on, and that this one act alone can help save years off the face. Going to bed with makeup on can age the skin by Ten years!! Just by follow these simple steps cleanse and moisturize day and night. I still follow her suggestions to this day.
Today we have so many products to choose from for this so just do your homework and find what works for YOU.  My grandmother used Ponds cold cream and Vaseline.  At the age of 104 she had barely any wrinkles at all and her skin was smooth and hydrated.

Remember, “LESS IS MORE”, especially as you get older. Take what you see in magazines and on tv and make it YOUR own, those LOOKS are only guidelines for you to use. If you remember this then you will always be a SASSY SIXTY DIVA!

Me’Shel