Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Random E-mail Questions: Answered!

Hi Everyone! Hope your day is going great! Looking through my email, I wanted to do something that could really make the most of the answers I gave to certain questions- hopefully helping more people who might be wondering the same thing! So I just randomly chose some questions that had been emailed to beautybroadcast@hotmail.com to answer here on my blog! Please keep in mind- another great place to ask questions is my Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/beautybroadcast. I love answering questions there because everyone can see the answer and contribute their own advice as well! Hope you enjoy this brief Q & A session!

Q: We have a formal wedding to attend in early Nov. and I'm thinking of doing a little bit of a pin up girl theme. However, I'm having trouble deciding what colors to use on my eyes. I know I want to have a red flower over one ear and wear red lipstick but the shadow colors are throwing me a little. -Jenn

A: I've gotten several requests for a pin-up girl tutorial, and I promise I will do it! Haven't had the chance just yet, but it will happen... so if my explanation here doesn't make total sense you should be able to find it in video form soon! But I think you're on the right track with red lips. Go fairly matte with your makeup- including the eyes. I envision a matte cream-colored shade on the lids, and a neutral, not overly dramatic shade to enhance your natural crease- not a bold outer V. I'm thinking a matte taupe or brown- keep it light. Then line the top lash line with black liquid liner, winging it out at the corners. If you do any lower liner, keep it subtle. I'd go with a half strip of false lashes for a glamorous twist.
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Q: Are the eye shadows in the Coastal Scents 88 warm eye shadow palette matte and satin or are some of them shimmery? -Lynn



A: The 88 Warm palette is a mix of matte and shimmer. Of the shimmery shades- some have just a small amount of shimmer and others have a more intense sparkle to them- but not to the point where its not "wearable". In my opinion, there is a nice variety of finishes. For others who were wondering- the palette is available at http://www.coastalscents.com/

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Q: I'm just not sure whether I should use a top coat, and if so which one. You mentioned that you use Sally Hansen Mega Shine. Does that work to prevent chips? -Natalie




A: I would definitely recommend using a top coat, and yes I still like using Sally Hansen Mega Shine. It dries really fast and holds up against chipping just as well as any other topcoat I've tried. If your goal is a long wearing nail finish for, say, a week- I would apply another coat of your top coat half way through the week. It just makes the nail color look really fresh, and this particular top coat dries so quickly- you won't have to sit around forever waiting on it to dry!


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For more on the "All Star" blushes shown above- click here.
Another awesome cream blush: MAC's Posey.


Q: I have a skinny face and I want my cheeks to look plumper. Is there any way to make my cheeks look plumper by countoring? -Sally


A: This is the opposite of what I'm usually asked, but I'm sure there is more than one person out there that can benefit from this answer! The key is to emphasize the apples of your cheeks. I'd recommend taking a pinky-peach cream blush- and rub it into the fleshy part of your cheeks (not right in next to your nose- a little more toward the outer part of the face.) For a dewy look, leave it like this... or if you're looking for a longer-wearing, matte finish- top the cream blush off with a similar shade of powder blush. Dust a bit of highlighter on your cheekbones- and don't put a lot of bronzer in the hollow part of your cheeks- but a little bit of a contour shade will create contrast with your flushed cheeks. Just make sure you use soft colors, blend well, and keep the color more on the outer part of the cheek. This draws peoples' eyes outward practically making your face look a bit more full from side to side.


Thanks for the great questions everyone! Have a wonderful day!
Emily

4 comments:

  1. oh,in your opinion,is it safe to use a credit card or debit card when ordering from Coastal Scents?

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  2. Hi Emily! Really enjoy your videos. You have really helped me find some great products and learn to apply them especially bronzer.I wanted to ask if you could make a 2011 video on full fall makeup?A natural look and a more dramatic.Thanks for all your videos!

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