Makeup Basics

BEAUTY AND STYLE

In the book of Esther we find King Ahasuerus having a feast that lasted seven days. There were many guests. His wife, Queen Vashti, was celebrating with the women in one of the other royal houses. On the seventh day, the king summoned Vashti to appear before him. She refused to come. As a result she was removed from her position. A short time later the king decided to seek another queen among the virgins of the land. Virgins were brought in from all over his kingdom. The ladies prepared for their time before the king for 12 months. They went through many beauty rituals. When Esther went before the king she followed the eunuch's directions and wore what he told her to wear. She impressed the king and he made her queen.

Oftentimes we think it does not matter how we look. We might say, “People need to look at my heart.” Unfortunately, God looks at the heart and man looks at the outward appearance. It is important for us to look the best we can. The virtuous woman clothed her family in scarlet and wore silk and purple. She obviously wore the best she could. We have to remember that we represent God. Our desire should be to glorify Him in everything we do.


Makeup: Start To Finish

Start to finish makeup application - you can skip steps, but put it on in this order for the best look.

  1. Foundation
  2. Concealer
  3. Eye shadow
  4. Eyeliner
  5. Mascara
  6. Blush
  7. Powder
  8. Lipstick

 

 

Tips and Advice

HAIR

Oh Fabulous hair! Some have more, some have less. It is your crown and your responsibility to polish it! Be reasonable. Do not think your hair is going to style like a model’s. Seek out a stylist who can teach you how to work with your hair. There are great stylists at all different price points. When you get the cut down, you can rock out some color.

 

SKIN

Our skin is our canvas. You must cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize with SPF at all ages after 12. You wouldn’t paint without primer, would you? You’d fill in the cracks first too, right? I hope you would. Whatever the skin issue there is someone or some product to help. Anti-aging and acne skin issues are the two biggest. If you cannot see the difference with at home use, you may need to see an esthetician or dermatologist.

It is always a good decision to seek assistance after about 30 to head off future problems. Proper planning insures success!

 

EYEBROWS

What is the instant facelift? Groomed eyebrows! They can age you more than the wrong lipstick. Some women are actually oblivious to all the extra facial hair they have. When I wax a client’s eyebrows for the first time, I like to stop and show them the difference. Most women have a light bulb moment. They see the roadkill just hanging out there, making them look older and ungroomed. Then we have the lack of eyebrow or no-tail women. This is almost always associated with underlying health issues, such as a thyroid condition. Check with a physician to determine this. It is a little more challenging, but you can fill them in with tint or eyebrow pencil/powder. Either way, a manicured eyebrow has personality all its own.

 

EYES

The eyes have it! Same issues with the eyebrows…. They can be a pathetic pair when there is hair loss. They can also be volumized or lengthened with a variety of products. Many women have caught on to Latiesse or other lash growing products like it. When I see someone’s eyelashes I admire, I ask them what they are using. There are products at every price point. There is hope. I have seen my clients eyelashes and eyebrows grow.

 

MOUTH

Her mouth is like a luscious peach! Yes, if you are Angelina Jolie! Otherwise it is going to range from thin to thick, smooth or with lines. You can exfoliate them with a store bought product or at home with a sugar cube and Vaseline. There are a variety of products for lips. Use concealor to fill in cracks before any lipstick. If all else fails, see the good cosmetic doctor with the big needle…..

 

TEETH

Speaking of the mouth…How about those teeth? Are they healthy and reasonably white? Yellow teeth age us big time. Be sure to get your teeth cleaned by a professional and smile big!!!

 

CHIN

The hairs on my chinny-chin-chin! Remove them immediately! People will be looking at these instead of you

Linda Thompson

Bella Undaunted, 18500 92nd Ave, Tinley Park, IL, 60487, United States