You just know I’m going to say this…healthy, radiant skin is the best place to start. So if you’re not already, get on with the 30 Day Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Challenge…using exclusively Dr. Hauschka natural and organic/biodynamic preparations, our unique application methods, our daily rituals, lose the night cream, do things differently over a entire skin cell cycle, 30 days covers it, and you’ll see the improvement in texture, tone and health of your skin! To support a maturing skin – Dr. Hauschka Regenerating range.
For a youthful make-up – think ‘less is more’!
Don’t be daunted by all the steps, I can throw this together in a mere 4-5 minutes…
After your morning ritual with Cleansing Cream, Facial Toner or Clarifying Toner and Day Cream begin…
1) Be careful with the use of Concealer under the eyes to disguise dark areas. Apply only to the inner corner and slightly blend out, we don’t want product sitting in lines. Attend to any other areas that need a little concealer too and blend out.
Bringing luminosity to the skin is your secret for uplifting the complexion.
2) Place some Translucent Make-up in your shade on the back of your hand, then also some Bronzing Fluid, mix the two together then apply all over your skin using fingertips or a foundation brush. We are preparing the ‘canvas’.
Don’t be tempted to apply foundation too thick as it’s likely to settle in any wrinkles.
Put the Colour back in!
Wear natural and organic, colour and care Dr. Hauschka Translucent Make-up as your foundation to even skin tone, protect and care for the skin. Then put the colour back in! Bronzing Powder and/or Blusher (Rouge) is a must. This is especially important as we get older as our skin can become rather pallid.
3) Apply Bronzer and/or Blusher
Tip: Easy way to apply our world wide top selling make-up item, Bronzing Powder, without all the sparkles BTW, is to use a Fan Brush and lightly run in down both sides of the face, then over forehead, tip of nose and chin. This way the subtle colour is applied in a sun kissed fashion. We also have available limited editions Cool Breeze Bronzing Palette for a Cool Toned Skin and Warm Breeze Bronzing Palette for a Warm Toned Skin.
Smile and apply, with Dr. Hauschka Rouge Brush to the ‘apples’ of the cheeks. No 80′s style cheek bone racing stripes!
Skin Tone and Blusher Tip:
It’s helpful to know if you’re a Warm Toned Skin or a Cool Toned Skin. So if silver jewellery suits you best it’s likely you’re Cool Toned and if gold jewellery suits you best you’re Warm Toned. I love gold but the fact of the matter is I suit silver best.
Warm Toned Skin choose: Rouge Powder Soft Terracotta 04
Cool Toned Skin choose: Rouge Powder Blushing Rose 03
4) ‘Set’ your make-up with Illuminating Powder, which gives a wonderfully subtle, but noticeable luminosity to your skin. You’ll notice in photographs as the light reflects back.
The eyes have it!
‘Must Have’ Tip: Get a magnifying mirror and set it up so when you’re doing your eye make-up you’re looking down into it.
5) Black Kajal Eye Pencil may look too harsh as we get older, although still fine for night time use, however for a day time make-up we prefer Anthracite (from the Anthracite/White Kajal Eye Pencil Duo) which is a soft black/charcoal, but not a grey. And keep the colour very soft on the lower lash line. All our Kajal Eye Pencils are best ‘set’ with our Eye Shadows.
6) Matte eye shadows are more flattering as we get older, so look no further than Eye Shadow Palette for a soft neutral taupe day time look or a deeper smoky eye for night time.
Eye Shadow tricks of the trade.
7) Keep it light in the natural valley beside your nose to bring your eyes out. Apply a little ivory there.
8) Always, always apply your darker contour colour in the direction of outer eye, towards inner eye. We have a tendency to apply in the other direction which may leave too much colour at the outer eye, dragging your eye down. And always apply with a good quality Eye Shadow Brush. Those sponge applicators are really only for quick touch-ups. Good tools for the job and all that!
Outer toward inner, the direction for applying contour colour, like so…
9) The eyebrows provide a frame for your eyes and your face. You’re bound to find a colour in the Eye Shadow Palette that will suit, apply with an angled brush, paying special attention to any gaps. Eye brow pencils are too harsh. If your eyebrow hairs don’t sit flat on the skin use a tiny amount of warmed Eye Contour Day Balm or Lip Balm to hold them close to the skin.
10) Apply Volumising Mascara and focus on top lashes, keeping things moving upward, not downward.
11) We like Liquid Liner Black placed super close to the upper lash line for night time enhancing and elegance.
Liquid Liner Tip: Apply over Liquid Liner over Kajal Eye Pencil Black, that way the straightness of your line is softened. Much more forgiving!
Lip Tip: Use Lip Liner over the entire lip area, don’t use as an outline. Applying as recommended helps prevent lipstick ‘bleeding’.
12) Deep red and hot pink looks fantastic when you’re younger, but usually as we age it’s much more flattering to soften lip colour.
However, where there’s a will there’s a way…
Use translucent Pink Topaz 16 for a softer translucent hot pink. ‘Dab’ Red Quartz or Warm Red, or use a minute amount of colour on a lip brush. Use these dark colours more as a ‘lip stain’ than a lipstick then apply soft shimmer over the top with Lip Balm, which is also an excellent product for softening lines around the lips.
Lip Tip: Darker shades thin down lips, something a bit shimmery gives the illusion of fuller lips.
If you still need depth of colour, think about using matte, and long lasting, Violet Marble for a cool toned skin. Then, at the cupid’s bow and mid bottom lip give more of a pout by applying something with more shimmer over the top, Rose Crystal 17 or Translucent Rose 07.
I like Soft Coral 01 for a Warm Toned Skin which has a bit of shimmer anyway.
Set your Lipstick Tip: After lippy application press a tissue across lips to remove excess colour, then dab on Illuminating Powder with the Powder Puff, then reapply Lipstick.
That’s it! Thanks for reading our blog. x
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