A #FAVE#makeupartist werq'n #GlossiGirl#ggMaxdOut#lipstick @pinup_donnarouge I'm not just a pinup but also a certified makeup artist (@makeupartistrybydonna) Went for a more dramatic look, and channeled some Jessica Rabbit realness. Makeup details in comments
Happy makeup Monday! We're kicking off this series with the first tip to avoiding the dreaded cake face. Cake face typically happens when the oils of your skin mix with the powders and during these summer months when we're constantly having to touch up cake face is at the highest risk of the year! *PRO TIP- when you need to touch up, use blotting paper (or even a coffee filter!) To absorb excess oil before reapplying powder*
Your first step in fighting cake face is with a good foundation, and that comes before you even apply foundation. For years I fought against primers thinking what's the point but they make a world of difference when it comes to the application and wear time of makeup. Did you know there are 2 types of primers? Most of us are familiar with the clear silicone based ones, but those are actually mattifiers and meant for skin that naturally has more oil. If you have dry skin these will suck all the moisture from your skin and cause your makeup to instantly cake on any dry patches or fine lines. If you have dry skin look for a primer that has a moisturizer in it (these will typically be white or peach toned but will go on without leaving a tint). I keep Murad's invisiblur in my kit, and is my personal go to. It will mattify skin without drying it out, has sunscreen, and will help blur and fill any fine lines or imperfections. It's a bit pricey at about $65, but don't feel that you need to splurge! Milani (a drug store brand) has come out with primers for both skin types, and while I have only tried the type for dry skin, they're excellent for their price point (my local walgreens has them for $10.99). The primer helps you get an even application of foundation and helps keep your makeup from breaking down, less your makeup breaks down, the less you have to touch up, the lower of a chance of cake face! ❤Donna (@makeupartistrybydonna )
Some of the best advice I've been given came from 2 amazing pinups (@sarahvamp and @darbyafox ) "Take up all the damn room you want"
Let me explain. Growing up as little girls it's instilled in us to keep ourselves meek and small. As we get older it keeps being pushed on us that we be as small as possible in all senses of the word. There's a tendency to slouch if you're tall, to bring our arms in and squish ourselves in if we aren't an "ideal" weight.
Forget that! You are amazing and beautiful. You owe no one an apology for your height, the size of your clothes, the color of your hair, the shape of your body, etc. Every woman is beautiful! When you step in front of the camera it is your opportunity to be yourself. Shine from within. Throw your arms out. Point those toes. Elongate your legs. Be the magnificent you that only you can be! Spread out, it's YOUR photo. The focus is YOU. Take up all the damn room you want.
For me, the more I remembered that during shoots the more confident I became in my everyday life and the more unapologetically me I became. The more confident I became, the more I pushed myself to go after the things I wanted.
So get out there, be amazing. Be beautiful. Take up all the damn room you want. 💘Donna (@pinup_donnarouge)
Dress c/o @vivienofholloway