How To Choose Make-Up For An Important Event

5/15/2014


In this How To Choose Make-Up For An Important Event post I'll try to cover as many areas as I can. When preparing for an event such as a wedding, a prom, holiday dinner etc. chances are that your face will be caught on photos. Photography often translates our looks differently than we see them in person and there are some things to keep in mind. First and foremost, opt for SPF-free foundations. These would be all the ingredients you want to avoid; titanium/ zinc/ iron oxides, 100% silica and talc. While SPF is our must-have during the day, it makes skin look pale on pictures. Any foundation with an SPF of 8 or higher, can contain large amounts of titanium dioxide. That is a UV protectant that reflects away light causing that unwanted 'flashback face'. There are other ingredients which can cause this (as stated before), but titanium dioxide is the main culprit. Skip mineral foundation and make-up altogether as it contains aforementioned ingredients. Revlon Colorstay Makeup, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation and MAC Face+Body Foundation contain no SPF. They are ideal for photos but while Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation does contain SPF15 it never showed a white cast on me on any photos.

U postu pod nazivom Kako odabrati make-up za posebne prilike baviti cemo se sa vise razlicitih stvari u sklopu priprema za razlicite evente (rodjendani, matura, vjencanje, praznicna vecera itd.). I u svim navedenim prilikama postoji velika sansa da budete uhvaceni na fotografijama koje drugacije predstavljaju pojedine sitnice u odnosu na stvarno stanje. Zaista nije na odmet imati na umu par stvari kako bi se izbjegle nezgodne situacije. Prije svega, izbjegavajte zastitni faktor od sunca (SPF) u svojim podlogama i puderima. Ustvari, u nastavku procitajte koje sve sastojke u kozmetici trebate izbjegavati ako cete biti fotografisane; titanium/ zinc/ iron oxides, 100% silica i talk. Dok je SPF zastita neophodna tokom cijele godine, na fotografijama cini da lice djeluje blijedo (skoro pa bijelo). Sve podloge i puderi sa SPF8 i vise, vrlo vjerovatno sadrze velike kolicine titanium dioxide sastojka. Njegova funkcija je zastita od UV zraka no takodjer odbija svjetlost i glavni je krivac zasto lice djeluje bijelo na fotografijama. Kao sto sam navela ranije, postoji i niz ostalih sastojaka koji ovo cine no titanium dioxide je glavni osumnjiceni. Zbog svega navedenog, preskocite mineralne podloge i mineralnu sminku sve skupa. Revlon Colorstay Makeup, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum i MAC Face+Body Foundation su podloge koje ne sadrze SPF. Za njih bi se moglo reci da su idealne za fotografisanje. Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat tecna podloga sadrzi SPF15 - no, meni se do sada pokazala odlicnom za fotografisanje
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Do not choose a concealer more than one shade lighter than your skintone. Use a warm-toned concealer as well to avoid racoon eyes in flash photography. Blend your concealer  thoroughly. Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer and Bourjois Happy Light Ultra Covering Concealer have no SPF. First is ideal for under-eye area while the latter is an all-round winner in my books. L'Occitane Immortelle concealer is also SPF-free. Collistar Lifting Effect Concealer has an SPF15 but never make me look pale under eyes on photos. Next thing regarding your base is to make sure you don't look oily. Avoid anything (foundation, concealer, powders) that states to reflect light. You need to stay away from any shimmer, glitter and any sort of light reflecting particles. Apart from those two, you'll need some sort of setting and mattifying powder. Whilst you would be advised to use a translucent one in the past (such as the Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder) - it has proven that translucent powders can also make your face look pale on photos. It's best to opt for a yellow-toned, warmer one as photography usually brings out pink and red undertones in the skin. Yellow(ish) setting powder neutralizes them. I love my Revelique Soft Compact Powder for this, I simply cannot fault it. It is my current fave. Skip the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder as it has talc and zinc oxides. Keep in mind that it is best to apply your make-up under natural light and don't forget to mattify your nose and cheeks as well.

Po pitanju korektora - nemojte koristiti one koji su za vise od jedne nijanse svjetliji od vase koze. Koristite korektore toplijeg podtona kako bi izbjegle onaj ne tako fensi 'racoon' izgled oko ociju (ukratko:bijele kolutove oko ociju na slikama). Bourjois Healthy Mix ConcealerBourjois Happy Light Ultra Covering Concealer ne sadrze SPF. Prvi preferiram za okoloocno podrucje dok je drugi pogodan za koristenje na cijelom licu. L'Occitane Immortelle korektor ne sadrzi SPF i trenutno je moj favorit. Collistar Lifting Effect Concealer sadrzi SPF15 no nikada mi nije prouzrokovao bijele kolutove oko ociju na fotkama. Naredna stvar na koju zelimo obratiti paznju jeste izbjegavanje masne koze. Odmah preskacite (podloge, korektore, pudere) sve sto obecava podariti kozi sjaj. Odstupite od svjetlucavih cestica i klasicnog glittera i shimmera. Oni cine da koza izgleda masno na slikama. Takodjer ce vam biti potreban puder koji ce matirati kozu. Dok bi vam ranije bilo savjetovano da koristite prozirni/translucent puder (poput Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder) - ipak se pokazalo kako i takvi puderi cine da lice bude bijelo na slikama. Najbolja stvar koju mozete koristiti za fiksiranje sminke i matiranje koze jesu puderi sa zutim podtonom. Na vama je da odlucite zelite li puder u kamenu ili prahu. Uvijek odaberite zuckasti puder, toplog podtona za fotografisanje - bez obzira koji je podton vase koze. Razlog tome jeste sto fotografisanje izvlaci ruzicasti, crvenkasti ton koze tako da zuti puder to neutralise. Jako volim svoj Revelique Soft Compact Powder. Jednostavno mi je idealan a preskocite Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder posto sadrzi talk i zinc oxide (SPF) u velikim kolicinama. Takodjer je dobar savjet da sminku nanesete na prirodnom svjetlu i nemojte zaboraviti matirati nosic i obraze.


Base and eye make-up wear can be prolonged by applying primers. Longevity can be further extended by spritzing some thermal water (Avene, Vichy and perhaps Caudalie Beauty Elixir) all over your primer-foundation-concealer-powder sandwich to lock everything in. Avon's setting spray is a good, affordable option. Glitter chunks also appear as white spots on photos - keep in mind to avoid glitter hair spray as it will appear like dandruff in your hair. Matte theme is best to be followed on eyes and cheeks as well. If you do decide to apply shimmery eyeshadow, be careful not to bring it above the crease - it will make your eyes look swollen. Eyes need special definition for photos and an eyeliner/eye pencil is a must (Bourjois Liner Pinceau eye liner is good). Some contouring in the crease with a matte eyeshadow is also desired. Falsies (Ardell are very popular) will make eyes pop but if you're not good at applying them - leave the application to a pro. You can modify them to your liking by trimming them to better suit your eye shape or go for brown falsies to get a softer look. I personally feel that it's better to go on the classic vs. trendy route with make-up for photos because you don't want to look dated when you look back at yourself 10 years from now.

Make-upu na licu i ocima mozete produziti trajnost koristeci prajmere/baze. Takodjer se trajnost sminke moze produljiti ako nakon nanosenja istu pospricate termalnom vodom (Avene, Vichy ali moze proci i Caudalie Beauty Elixir). Znaci nanesenu bazu, podlogu, korektor, puder u prespricate termalnom vodom i napravite make-up sendvic. Fiksator u spreju iz Avona je solidan a povoljne cijene. Jos jedan razlog da ne koristite sljokice jeste sto izgledaju kao bijele tackice na slikama - ako nanesete sprej za kosu sa glitterom, izgledati ce kao da imate perut. Mat tematiku je najbolje slijediti i na ocima te obrazima. Ukoliko se odlucite na shimmeraste sjene za oci, nemojte ih nanositi iznad pregiba oka - cine da oci izgledaju natecene ako ih stavite ispod obrva. Ocima je za potrebe fotografisanja potrebna dodatna definicija - tu uskacu olovke i tusevi za oci (Bourjois Liner Pinceau ima moju preporuku). Takodjer je dobro definisati pregib oka uz pomoc tamnije mat sjene. Lazne trepavice (Ardell su popularne) ce uciniti cuda za oci no ako nemate iskustva u nanosenju - prepustite stvar profesionalcu. Lazne trepuske mozete prilagoditi svojim ocima blago oblikujuci ih makazicama. Ako zelite meksi izgled, tamno smedje su idealne. Moje misljenje jeste da je bolje odluciti se za klasican radije nego neki moderan look u sminkanju jer ne zelite da sebi izgledate smijesno za 10 godina od sada, kada bude nesto potpuno drugacije u modi.


If you're going for a strong eye look - make eyes appear brighter and wide-awake by adding a drop or two of eye drops. A nude, skin-colored (eventually white) eye pencil will do wonders when applied on the waterline as well. However, if you'll be rocking a bold lip - take care of your teeth. Make them as bright and as white as possible. The old baking soda + lemon juice on a toothbrush will do the trick paired with a cool(blue)-toned red lipstick. And if you are rocking a red or fuchsia lipstick - mattes will look better. Keep in mind that black eyeliner looks washed out and gray (as well as red lipstick) on black & white pics so, in that case, replace the black eyeliner with a navy one and  swap the red lipstick for a lipliner+gloss combo. Waterproof mascara is a good and safe option for lengthy events. Following waterproof mascaras tickle my fancy; Bourjois 1 Seconde Volume Mascara Waterproof, Maybelline Colossal Waterproof, Revelique Volume Waterproof Mascara and Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof mascaraAs for lipsticks, I have many good ones to share; Rimmer Lasting Finish (Matte) by Kate MossBourjois Rouge Edition LipstickBourjois Rouge Edition Velvet LipstickRevlon Super Lustrous LipstickMAC Cremesheen Lipstick, MAC red lipsticks (Russian Red, Ruby Woo, Riri Woo), YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain and Revelique Long Lasting Lipcream.

Ako ste se odlucile za intenzivno nasminkane oci - mozete uz pomoc par trikova uciniti ih ljepsim i vecim. Kapi za oci su jako korisne i cine oci kristalno bistrim dok je olovka za oci u boji koze (eventualno bijele boje) savrsena za unutarnji rub oka - potpuno otvara pogled. Ipak, ako cete nositi intenzivan ruz na usnama - pobrinite se za zube prije svega, da budu sto svjetliji. Stari trik sa sodom bikarbonom i limunovim sokom na cetkici uvijek cini cuda. Takodjer, ako ce ruz biti intenzivne (crvene ili fuksijaste) boje, neka bude mat teksture (trajati ce duze). Imajte na umu da crna olovka/tus za oci kao i crveni ruz na crno-bijelim fotografijama djeluju sivo i blijedo. Bolje je zamijeniti crnu olovku/tus sa tamno plavom a crveni ruz kombinacijom pigmentirane olovke za usne + sjajilo za usne. Vodootporna maskara je nezaobilazna jer se na nju mozemo osloniti da ce ostati na mjestu cijele veceri. Meni drage formulacije su; Bourjois 1 Seconde Volume Mascara Waterproof, Maybelline Colossal Waterproof, Revelique Volume Waterproof Mascara Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof maskara. Imam i par favorita kada su ruzevi u pitanju; Kate Moss Rimmer Lasting Finish (mat verzija), Bourjois Rouge Edition LipstickBourjois Rouge Edition Velvet LipstickRevlon Super Lustrous LipstickMAC Cremesheen Lipstick, MAC crveni ruzevi za usne (Russian Red, Ruby Woo, Riri Woo), YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy StainRevelique Long Lasting Lipcream.


Because you're making your face matte we can avoid making it look flat in pictures by adding a light, creamy (liquid) highlighter on the top of your cheekbones. Create killer cheekbones with contouring, making the best of light and shadow. Add some cool, matte bronzer/powder (Sleek Face FormNyx Taupe Powder Blush, Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder) underneath the cheekbones, on your temples and on the sides of your nose. Than pop some creamy/liquid highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones. theBalm Mary Lou Manizer and YSL Touche Eclat contain titanium and iron oxides yet they photograph just fine. As for blush, less is more and again a matte texture will look best. I like Deborah Milano, Sleek and Clinique blushes. Don't forget your eyebrows as they are frames of our faces. Too penciled-in and they look cartoonish but some definition is wanted. My go-to eyebrow pencils are Revelique and Rimmel ones. Make them stay in place with a clear brow gel (Revelique and Essence are cheap and great). It's a good idea to carry blotting sheets or your yellow-based powder for touch ups. Avoid rice powder as it will make you look pale on photos. Also, don't pat your face with tissues as they'll leave lint which will show. Make sure your nails, cuticles and hands are well nourished. Nails can be a perfect creative output and you can play them up or down, as you please. My favorite nail polishes are by Essie and my fave top coat is by Seche Vite.

Posto radimo na tome da lice bude mat, ipak ne zelimo ni da izgleda jednolicno. Dimenziju licu mozemo podariti koristenjem kremastog iluminatora/hajlajtera lagane formulacije. Strukturu lica mozemo postici tako sto cemo nanijeti bronzer tj. puder hladnije smedje nijanse (poput onog u Sleek Face FormNyx Taupe Powder Blush, Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder) - u obliku broja 3 (slijepoocnice, ispod jagodica i po ivici vilice). Potom se nanese malo kremastog iluminatora/hajlajtera na vrhove jagodica. theBalm Mary Lou Manizer i YSL Touche Eclat iluminator u olovci sadrze titanium dioxide (SPF) no iz mog iskustva - ne stvaraju probleme na fotografijama. Sto se rumenila tice volim Deborah Milano, Sleek i Clinique  kojima sam odana. Nemojte zapostaviti obrve jer su uistinu okvir naseg lica. Ako ih previse docrtate, potamnite - izgledati ce kao da su iz crtanih filmova. Ipak, malo definicije nije na odmet. Moje omiljene olovke su Rimmel dok sam bila mladja a sada sam otkrila Revelique olovke koje su sjajne! Ucvrstiti obrve je lako uz prozirni gel ili maskaru (Essence i Revelique imaju odlicne a pristupacne gelove). Pametno je ponijeti blotere (papirice koji upijaju visak sebuma) uz sebe tokom eventa ili koristeni puder zuckastog podtona. Nemojte koristiti rizin puder posto cini lice bijelim na fotkama. Takodjer, nemojte tapkati papirnim maramicama po licu jer ostavljaju bijela vlakna koja kamera uhvati. Pobrinite se da su vam ruke i zanoktice nahranjene i njegovane. Nokti su prostor gdje mozete izraziti svoju kreativnost. Meni najdrazi lakovi su Essie a nadlak Seche Vite.


It is a good idea to practice your look prior to your event. Thake photos of self to see how that foundation or powder of yours will translate on photos. You might notice some details you'd usually miss. Organize yourself and if you'll be going to a salon (hair, waxing, tanning etc.) - make sure you make an appointment early on. Arrange testing sessions in between, if possible. Hopefully, you'll find this post useful and don't forget to have a great time!

Dobra ideja je da izvjezbate ili barem par puta isprobate svoj look prije eventa za koji se spremate. Fotografisite sebe da bi vidjele kako ce sve da izgleda na fotkama. Mogle bi tom prilikom primijetiti neke detalje koje inace ne bi. Organizujte se pa ako budete posjecivale salone (bio to frizer, solarij, salon za depilaciju itd.) - pobrinite se da rezervisete svoj termin dosta ranije. Dogovorite i par probnih posjeta, ako je to moguce. Nadam se da ce vam ovi savjeti biti korisni ali sto je najvaznije - lijepo se zabavite!

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