Hello my new readers; however few you may be for the moment, you merit being updated frequently and I wanted to let you know why I've taken and will take a few weeks pause, due to unexpected travel obligations (related to family health.) So stay in prayer (those of you that do and believe in prayer) and I'm still ever so looking forward to sharing makeup tips as soon as possible.
I'll be Stateside (yeah!!!) for a few days later in the week and I've been thinking that it's a shame that despite my obligations, I have little thoughts about having access to soooo many makeup goodies while there that are unavailable in France.
Yes, France one of if not THE fashion and pharmaceutical leader of the world, I've noticed is very often behind the trends on cosmetic happenings! I know, it's a sad situation (boo hoo, and I can see some of you thinking, "She's in France and complaining."), but I try not to critic without also providing a solution. ;) So I'm planning hard to change this aspect of such a beautiful and creative nation, in my own way via the blog and other entrepreneurial ideas I'm cooking up, but that is food for another post (and that, once things are really under way. ;) )
Until I have a moment to try a few new products, here's a quick tip for ladies over 40 or with cheeks started to hang or simply chubby cheeks:
PLEASE DO contour along the lower jawbone from the chin to near your ear (both sides of course) with a very dark (that is a dark to very dark brown with the same undertones that you use for your foundation, usually yellow or olive based for most women) cream foundation, concealer or contouring cream. The point is to place the contour line on the jawbone along the area where the skin sags to slightly under the jaw on the fold of the skin.
This one tip REALLY makes a difference for anyone that has saggy cheek, even if they sag only ever so slightly.
Here are a few sites that I think are helpful on contouring overall and that cover the jawline issue (also check out Iman's "The Beauty of Color" and Kevyn Aucoin's "Making Faces" books that cover the subject well).
Jordan Liberty (You Tube)
Goss Makeup Artist (with Mandy) (You Tube)
Please share any good makeup books on contouring and makeup application that you prefer. And again, keep me in prayer for my trip and I hope you have a few makeup discovers that simplify and brighten your look until my next post.