11 January 2010

Makeup Monday: About Face! Flawless and Memorable Looks That Last

How many times have you just played in your makeup looked fabulous and completely forget how and what you used to get that flawless look? Or have you ever had your makeup done by someone and they just handed you everything they put on your face and not only don't you or you can't purchase everything but you don't have a way of recapturing that look again? Yeah, there is the trusty Polaroid or digital camera shot...but if you can't remember....what's the use right?

You can spare yourself the trouble of logging online and trying to find the picture and products. It's portable and an ultra must have for a true makeup addict. It's a face chart!

Some of you may already be familiar with face charts. They are used by makeup artists, film and television (for continuity) and other applications. This is such a smart idea for us regular Glow Girls to have this as part of of our makeup "accessories." There are times where you really want to recreate a look and just have no way of doing so! Here is an example of how I used it!

                        Tini's "Sunset Eye"

So for this look which I call the "Sunset Eye," I used Coastal Scents "Yellow", NYX "Orange Zest Pearl" and BTFE "Iris." The yellow doesn't show up very well in the photo but looks better in person. I lined my eyes using Maybelline Black Liquid Liner and Loreal Carbon Black Voluminous Mascara.

As you can see, on the right side I marked up what I used and on the other eye I applied the colors I used. Everything that is marked up is what I actually wore to work that day! On the other side of the page, I wrote down everything I used:

It only takes a couple of minutes to jot everything down and you can use a hole puncher to punch it and place in a binder! I purchased my pad from www.alconeco.com and it was $12. It comes with 50 sheets (and if you're ultra thrifty- make photocopies to save $$ later and share with friends!) If you want you can also attach a Polaroid pic to the sheet as a visual. Polaroid has taken the old school picture to a new level! Perfect for makeup artist, check out the Polaroid PoGo Instant Printer! Check it out here!

So no more will you have to try and remember what you used to look fabulous!

1 comment

  1. Wow, I am going to purchase one of those pads now! Thanks for the information! :)


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