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Foundation or concealer may be applied in either order, just be careful when you are applying foundation after concealer, not to wipe the concealer away. Sponges, brush or fingers may be used. I prefer using a brush as it spreads quite nicely and you have full control over the concealed areas.

If you need to find a good colour of foundation, apply near the jaw and neck as this will blend in perfectly. That line around the chin is called a demarcation line and should be avoided at all costs.

It is also great to have a spring/summer, fall/winter selection of foundations as tans in the summer come and go.

Make sure to apply foundation to eyelids as this will help the eye shadow stay put and prevent creasing. After the foundation is applied, make sure it is fully blended and applied under the chin and slightly on the neck.

Best Tricks

  • If you are out of your foundation but love to wear it, mixing a little concealer with some cream gives great coverage.
  • If you just want a little tint, mix in more cream with your foundation for a more even but natural look.

If you have large pores, a really simple technique is to use a foundation brush (I find the liquid foundation brush by CoverFX works best – apply foundation on the face and use quick stipple movements to fill in pores for a virtually flawless complexion. Read more.

Creating a Makeup Effect – One Model Place

diner_shot_with_hedleyPhoto by Matt Barnes, Westside Studio

Hi Everyone, I love creating different looks, hence I really love my career as a makeup/hair/spfx artist.

Although I have been involved in a number of great projects over the years, one of my recent favorites was a greaser-style shoot with the rock band, Hedley. Besides working with Hedley, one of the things that made this shoot so special was a top notch team including Matt Barnes (photographer), Courtney Boyd (producer), and Dwayne Kennedy (wardrobe stylist).

There is a lot that goes into the production of a large-scale photo shoot. Time is money and the shoot must run smoothly. Communication is very important, so budgets, looks, location and scheduling were all discussed at a pre-production meeting for this shoot took place. At the end of the day, we needed to put together a well-executed shoot and produce something awesome.

At the pre-production meeting, Matt Barnes explained the lighting, how the shots were going to be organized as well as what looks he liked for us to go with. From my end, I relayed to the producer my requirements that all of the models come with clean, dry hair, no makeup and no nail polish

The theme for this photo shoot was very “Greasers” inspired. Once learning about this, I researched a lot of 50’s looks that would compliment the concept. I also needed to go with great looks that could be done in the shortest amount of time with lasting power as there were 3 locations and some of the shots were outdoors. I watched the movie “Grease” for reference. On the shoot day, Dwayne, the models, Hedley, and Courtney all got organized. Since all the shots were group shots and everyone was a “hero” (no background talent), it meant we all had to work well and quickly as a team. Dwayne would take certain models and dress them while I started on hair. Read more…

Enjoy!

Thanks so much to OMP for this opportunity.

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Poor But Sexy Magazine Article

Hi Everyone,

Please feel free to check out the new blog in Poor But Sexy Magazine: http://www.poorbutsexy.ca/the-artists-guide-to-self-publishing-part-i/

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You wouldn’t be wrong to say that Robert Brodey, author of the political thriller, “Josef’s Lair” , and Natalia Zurawska, author of “I’m Not Making This Up”, a book of make-up tips for fashion newbies, come from different ends of the arts spectrum. One is an avid photojournalist and the other a talented hair and makeup artist.

What both of these authors had in common was the goal of writing a book and taking it public with or without an agent or publisher behind them. For the next two days, we will find out how they did it, what companies they chose to work with and what their results were. If you’ve ever wondered about self-publishing, stay tuned. – excerpt from article

A HUGE thanks to Photography and Art Direction duo Thomas Bollman and Ingrid Jones of

Thanks so much!

Photo of cover by Matt Barnes – www.thatsthespot.com

 

 

Wedding Beauty Do’s and Don’ts

Weddings are such amazing celebrations of love and unity, but your wedding will also be the most important beauty-focused day of your life. With all of the photos and video that will be shot on your wedding day, looking your best is key. Here are some of my favourite hair and makeup tips and tricks:

Wedding Beauty Do’s
When looking for wedding hair and makeup styles, inspiration can be anywhere. Keep in mind that your hair style should seem realistic. It’s also a good tip to arrange for a hair and makeup trial to ease a lot of stress on the day of the wedding.

  • It is best to go with a look that is similar to your natural hair style.
  • A more natural makeup look is also great if your skin reacts differently to more humid weather, typical of weddings that take place in the summer season.
  • Waterproof mascara is a must – especially if the tears start to flow. Waterproof eyeliner formulations are also a great idea.

There are dozens of beauty products out there to get you ready for your big day. Here are a few of my favourites:

  • If you have great skin, Hello Flawless by Benefit is for you. It is a powder that may be used wet or dry.  You can also spot apply in layers like a concealer.
  • If you need added coverage, Face Atelier Foundation is great. It has a primer built right in to keep makeup on all day and night. It also comes in a variety of tones for every ethnicity. The result is flawless skin. I like to apply it to eyelids as well to keep eye shadow on for hours.
  • I love the Climate Control hairspray by Tresemme. Hair stays put, yet can be brushed through and the shine is incredible.
  • The Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray by Tresemme is my one of my favourites. It not only protects your hair from heat, it tames frizzies and makes curls last longer and smells so good.
  • Covergirl 24 Hour Lashblast mascara is fantastic. It lengthens, adds volume and separates lashes while staying put all day and night. It washes off well with makeup remover – it’s a must have for any bride.

Wedding Beauty Don’ts

  • Don’t change your hair colour or cut it drastically right before your wedding.
  • Don’t get a wax days before your wedding. If waxing or laser hair removal is normal for you, schedule your appointment at least 3 days beforehand in case of an allergy or redness.
  • Spray tans are tricky and the last thing you want to do is look orange for your big day. If you really want a sun-kissed glow I would suggest a practice run before the wedding to make sure you like the colour.

Thanks to Today’s Bride for this article www.todaysbride.ca

 

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The five best wedding day hair and makeup tips

With wedding season approaching, we asked a makeup artist to share her most basic tips for perfecting your beauty look as you walk down the aisle.

1. Make your skin faux glow
Get any waxing, facials and tans at least 48 hours beforehand. This prevents any allergic reaction you may have. It’s also best to go for a spray tan a couple of months before hand to see how dark you want to go.

If you have any tan lines, Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs is truly amazing. It can be used anywhere on the body and stays put (which is essential with a white dress). Just make sure to let it dry well.

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Sally Hansen, Airbrush Legs, $16, Well.

2. Avoid looking like a lobster
If you’re having a destination or summer wedding, sunblock is a must. Redness can start to appear within minutes of being outside and don’t forget to add some on your ears, neck and the tops of your feet. The best time to apply is 20 minutes before you go out so it has time to be absorbed (and put it on away from your dress to avoid any stains).

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Ombrelle, Sport Clear Continuous Spray, $21, Well.

3. Tear-proof your whole face
When tears (and sweat) are involved, waterproof mascara and eyeliner are a must. I love Covergirl mascara because it lengthens, adds volume and stays on until you wash it off.

I also recommend M.A.C. Fluidline in Blacktrack. You can layer it on depending on how soft, or dark, of a look you want. You can also smudge it with a Q-Tip for a smoky eye.

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Covergirl, LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara, $11, Well. Fluidline liquid liner, US$16, M.A.C. Cosmetics.

4. Try DIY eyes
For an easy eye shadow look, I love the quad palettes by Clinique. The colours are gorgeous and come in various shades to suit every woman’s skin tone. Each quad comes with application instructions if you don’t want to hire a makeup artist.  CliniqueEyeQuadClinique, All About Shadow Quad (shown in Teddy Bear), $35, Sephora

5. Don’t forget about your hair
To hold your hairstyle in place all day long (and trust us, it’s a long one), nothing works better than Climate Control Hairspray. It holds style and adds adds shine but can be brushed through if need be. Keep a bottle on hand even after your hair and makeup person has left for the day. d17eaaa34b82aa44e0a415112785Climate Control Finishing Spray, $6, Tresemmé.

Natalia Zurawska is a professional makeup, hair and special effects artist. For more of her practical tips download her new ebook I’m Not Making This Up

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IMG_02Your wedding is one of the most important and life changing days of your life. Feeling and looking your best is an important aspect of the event. Photos and videos last a lifetime of memories.

Hi Everyone.

My name is Natalia Zurawska. I have been a professional makeup/hair/spfx artist for the last 10 years. I recently came out with an e-book entitled “I’m Not Making This Up”. It features all of the best makeup tips and tricks I have learned over the years to save time and money. One of the chapters is solely devoted to weddings.

In this beauty e-book you will learn how to fix a shattered powder in one easy step – no, you don’t have to throw it out!

Some other tips include how to look your best in a matter of minutes, how to hire a makeup artist, do’s and don’ts of beauty before your wedding and so much more. My favorite products are also mentioned.

“I’m Not Making This Up” is available on Smashwords, Amazon as well as Goodreads in all digital formats.

http://astore.amazon.com/wwwcolourcham-20/detail/B00EOUPRLE/192-5208536-2828228

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/379111

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20492842-i-m-not-making-this-up?from_search=true

Enjoy! You can also check out my blogs, YouTube channel and join my social media below for new updates.

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Thanks to YesBride for this article
http://yesbride.com/blog/2014/03/natalia-zurawska-makeup-hair/

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