Author: gennshaughnessy

How to apply blush

Without getting into specific color matching, pairing and color theory. This is a very basic step-by-step to help guide you on how to apply blush. There are a few ways you can approach this. I highly recommended applying foundation first, then contour, then blush, then hilighter, then powder. Using a blush brush, apply blush on the cheekbone, the apples of the cheeks and you can even apply it to the temples. It doesn’t matter if you sweep it, or use in circular motions. Whatever is most comfortable to you. I personally prefer sweeping it from the cheekbone upward towards...

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How to apply contour

What is contour? Contour is a shadowing technique used to “carve” out cheeks and give the illusion that a face has more definition. It’s achieved by using a contour brush under the cheek bone, under the jaw, in the temple and around the hairline. 1. Apply cream or powder contour under the cheekbone using a brush small enough to fit in those areas, under the jaw and arrow be the hairline. 2. Blend cream contour with a flat top kabuki foundation brush, or powder contour with a blush or contour brush. 3. Make sure it’s well blended, there should...

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How to tell your products expiration date

You should not be wearing makeup unless you know what this symbol means… Much like; food, beverages and medications, there is an expiration date. A date determined scientifically based on the ingredients and preservatives inside its products contents. For the cosmetic industry, which spans; skincare, makeup, fragrances, bath & body products, and hair care, there is an international symbol for expiration dates, the PAO symbol, which stands for Period after opening. It looks like this…. This is an open Jar. It means that once opened that is how long before your product expires. This particular example picture means that...

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Spring Mermaid Makeup Special at The Mermaid Lounge

$25* Spring Makeup Special @PinupJordan ‘s Mermaid Lounge With @GennShaughnessyMUA Come in for a makeup lesson or application for only $25* now through April. Makeup will be catered to taste and style of client ranging from natural to theatrical. False lashes may be purchased for an additional $10. Appointments are approximately 30 to 40 minutes and scheduled by appointment only. *excludes wedding makeup, wedding trials and gift certificate purchases and does not include false lashes. Please email gennshaughnessy at gmail dot com or message her on IG @gennshaughnessymua to a schedule an appointment. #makeuplesson #makeup #mermaid #mermakeup #makeupartist #albanyny...

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How to do perfect eyebrows

Depending on your or your clients preference, eyebrow color can be a combination of any of the following. Eyebrow Pencil Eyebrow Gel in pot Eyebrow or Matte Finish Eyeshadow Powder Optional Eyebrow wax Stencils Tools needed Spoolie angled brow brush Steps to draw on brows: Use a spool or brow brush to comb brows in place. Comb upward, outward and downward. Measure where the start of your eyebrow should begin; hold up a straight edge from the inside of the inside of corner of your nose by the nostril to the corner of your eye, the eyebrow space directly...

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