Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Getting The Right Colour Concealer

How to choose your concealer
Blemishes and scars : match the colour of your skin tone exactly

Raised Spots : try using a slightly darker colour than the skin tone to make the spot recede, anything lighter will highlight the spot

Under eye shadows: match the skin tone or go half a shade lighter

Set the concealer with a yellow based pressed powder as pink tones emphasise redness. This will also guarantee a longer lasting coverage.

Types of Concealer Products
Cream concealer- gives light to medium coverage, hides dark circles, spots and evens out blotchiness

Liquid concealer - gives light sheer coverage, conceals dark shadows and redness around the eyes and nose.

Stick concealer - gives full coverage disguises redness on the cheeks, chin and nose, hides indented scars.

Pencil concealer - gives medium to full coverage, disguises small blemishes.

Light Diffusing liquid concealer - gives translucent coverage that reflects light away, brightens shadows under the eyes and blurs the appearance of wrinkles.

Medicated concealer - gives medium to full coverage, covers spots and treats them at the same time.

Essence stay all day long lasting concealer 16hr €2.99

Catrice Light Reflective concealer €4.49
Top Tips
- Always apply your foundation first, then your concealer, otherwise you will move it away when applying your foundation.

- Concealer is used to lighten around the eyes, whereas on the rest of the face it's used to hide blemishes and imperfections. If you use the same product for both, then blemishes can end up looking lighter rather than concealed.

Shauna xx

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Friday, October 21, 2011

What do you think of my Photoshoot for Fairgreen Shopping Centre?

I am over the moon to be teaming up with Fairgreen Shopping Centre Carlow to offer a new personal shopping service for their customers. We will be launching this service on 12th November when one lucky winner will receive a complete makeover!! So watch out for me instore over the next few weeks where I'll be handing out competition entry forms and info on this new service.

To promote my new role I had a photoshoot on location with photographer Kath Oniszk. I was a little nervous as I'm not comfortable in front of the camera and am so fussy that I'm never happy with how I look - basically I don't like pics of myself. When I met Kath on the day of the shoot we both hit it off straight away which meant I instantly relaxed. I still can't believe how much fun I had. Kath arrived prepared with amazing ideas of what shots we should take. She made me feel so at ease and directed me as to what way to stand, sit, walk, pose, smile etc.. and I LOVE the shots she produced. So much so we plan to shoot again to create some promotional pics of me for my website

And now, for once, I proudly post pics of ME..........what do you think?

As I type this, pop-up stands are being produced using two of the shots and will be on display in the centre!It's a good thing I'm so pleased with the images as I will be seeing a lot more of them. My mortified sons have already informed me that they will never be able to go to Fairgreen again. Well, I consider that a job well done......afterall a parents key role in life is to embarass their kids ;) - I've probably done it again, sorry boys.

Elaine xx

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Prime and Fine

My buy of the week is Catrice’s Prime and Fine Smoothing Refiner for invisible pores and wrinkles, €5.49

It’s an ideal base for an even foundation application as it smoothes out the surface of the skin and helps minimise open pore, lines and wrinkles. The primer is applied to cleansed skin prior to the application of foundation. THIS IS A BEAUTY MUST HAVE!!! If your skin is extremely dry, oily, dull or uneven a primer can make it look fresher, cleaner and more youthful. The primer works by forming a barrier that stops skin losing its moisture, it creates a smooth even canvas for foundation to glide over and it extends the life of your make up.

Shauna xx

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Denim Rocks

I'm a rock chick at heart (although my style doesn't really reflect that, unless of course I'm at a gig) and in a different life I could have been a diehard groupie for Pearl Jam.....or maybe Metallica.....or even Faith No More. So when the new ad campaign for Pepe Jeans London caught my eye in my inbox this week - the theme of the campaign is to give an insight into the secret lives of rock stars - I knew I had to share the images. Plus it's always good to get some new inspiration on how to wear denim, afterall we do wear it alot!

......................oh how I'd love to be planning a gig outfit right now.

Have a great weekend guys!!!

Elaine xx

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