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Contouring: Cream or Powder?

Whether you are a makeup guru, a pageant queen, or woman that loves makeup, contouring can enhance any makeup look. Well, what is contouring? Contouring is the art of using darker makeup products to enhance your natural features. Such features may include the jawline, cheekbones, or forehead. You can create a more defined jawline, higher cheekbones, etc. It simply creates the illusion of sharper and more defined facial structures. Some women contour their faces for daily wear, while others contour for a more dramatic look when going out. Contouring is especially useful for pageant women, for stage lights tend to wash out skin tone. The art of contouring allows the face to appear defined, despite the lights and cameras that may diffuse this appearance.

There are so many products on the market for contouring, but the main formulas are powders and creams. Because of the many products on the market, women struggle finding the perfect product for them. When debating to use a cream or a powder, there are various considerations you may want to examine.

Cream contouring products can be found anywhere, from the drugstore to a designer retailer. Cream products work extremely well for those women who may have dry skin, for the creamy products provide a bit of moisture to the skin. Some women prefer working with cream products, for it is easier to blend in the skin. A popular cream contour product is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit at a price of 40 dollars. This palette contains six unique shades, suitable for any aspect of the face that you may want to enhance. Cream products are perfect for touch ups, for there is no need for a brush applicator. You can simply apply the product with clean fingertips. The palette is convenient for the beauty queen backstage, for it allows you to touch up your makeup with no hassle.

On the other hand, women with oily skin may want to avoid putting a product with moisture on their face. Powder products help to avoid any extra moisture on the skin. Some women prefer powder products, for it is easy to layer and darken as needed. A great powder contour product is the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette at a price of 46 dollars. Similar to the product mentioned above, this is a palette that contains six unique shades to create the desired look you want. The benefit of a powder product is that it creates a matte appearance on the skin. This is ideal for beauty queens, for stage lights can tend to make the skin appear shinier than it actually is.

Contouring is a great way to sharpen the natural features on your face or to get you camera ready. Whatever your purpose of contouring may be, this information should help you find the product you need.

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Everything Eyebrows

Whether you are a makeup guru or a woman that enjoys putting a touch of makeup on for the day, eyebrows are essential to any makeup look. Simply doing your eyebrows and putting on a touch of lip gloss makes you look fresh and ready to take on the day’s endeavors. For on stage or camera appearances, those that a beauty queen or spokeswomen may encounter, darkening your eyebrows is essential in order to avoid being washed out by the film lights. This blog will teach you everything you need to know about perfect the ideal brow.

Some women have naturally thick or dark eyebrows, so they do not need to create a darker look. If your eyebrows are similar to this, you may only need to touch up your brows with a little gel to hold them in place throughout the day. A simple and inexpensive way to do so is to use clear mascara; simply brush the product lightly on your shaped eyebrows and you are set. A good product to use is the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in the shade Clear. It is a great product at an inexpensive price of $4.49 at any drugstore or beauty shop.

On the other hand, some women struggle with thin eyebrows that do not have much shape to them. This can make it difficult to create the look of defined eyebrows with thin hairs. However, filling them in with product can create a bold and flawless look. Gel based eyebrow products typically have more pigmentation than other products out on the market. A popular eyebrow gel in the beauty industry is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade at a price of $18 at any beauty shop. This is waterproof cream that is used to sculpt and shape eyebrows. To use, simply dip an angled makeup brush into the pomade and apply to your eyebrows. Because of the pigmentation of this product, it allows for a more dramatic and defined look. It is ideal for beauty queens that are often on stage and in front of cameras, for it greatly enhances your makeup look.

If  you want a more natural look, an eyebrow pencil will be the best product to create a natural eyebrow. A well-known product is the Benefit Precisely, My Brow eyebrow pencil at a price of $18 at any beauty store. It is dual-ended, one side containing the actual product and the other side containing a spoolie to brush the brow hairs. The pencil allows you to create strokes that imitate the appearance of hair, creating that natural look. This product is ideal for beauty queens that have to attend events such as charity opportunities or any casual event. It allows the eyebrow to look natural yet enhances your natural features.

Eyebrows are simple to style, yet they make a big difference in the appearance of your makeup. There is a product for each and every woman, no matter what their natural eyebrows may have to offer.

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Foundation 101

Choosing the right foundation for your skin can be challenging. Skin types vary, so determining the right formula for your skin is not an easy task. There are also different types of foundations for different occasions. Whether you are looking for a foundation to use every day for work or a foundation to last you during a beauty pageant, there are plenty of options for each occasion and skin type.

Women that have oily skin require a product that is not going to make their skin more oily than it already may be. Oily skin also tends to create larger pores, so a foundation that does not clog the pores is also important. A working product for this skin type is the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup. This product states that it will provide 15 hours of wear while keeping the skin matte. The foundation helps control the excess oils that skin may produce. The Double Wear Foundation is perfect for stage performances such as pageants, for it maintains a matte look throughout the day and prevents shine.

On the other hand, women with dry skin need a product that moisturizes their skin. Sometimes, foundation can dry skin out and cause a flaky look. If the product is not moisturizing enough, the foundation will not lay on the skin nicely. The La Mer treatment foundation is perfect for dry skin, for it is embedded with with moisturizing elements that combat dry skin. It continuously moisturizes your skin throughout the day, avoiding the flaky look that some foundations can create. Pageant contestants want a flawless face when on stage, so this moisturizing foundation is ideal for those with dry skin.

For acne prone skin, women need a product that is for sensitive skin and will not break the skin out. The Neutrogena SkinClearing Oil-Free Makeup is the perfect way to combat acne while also creating a flawless face. This makeup is unique, for there is salicylic acid incorporated in the liquid. With this product, you can combat acne while also covering the blemishes that you may want to hide. For the beauty queen, this foundation allows you to feel confident on stage while also providing your skin with treatment.

If you are a working woman or a busy student, makeup may not always be your top priority. A light foundation that is perfect for every day is the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. It provides a very natural glow; it looks as if you are not even wearing makeup. It blends smoothly and leaves you looking fresh, awake, and ready to take on the day.

Being a beauty queen, it is important to wear the right makeup for stage appearances. This means that your face must stand out, for the bright lights tend to wash out an individual’s face. The Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation is the perfect stage makeup, for it creates a flawless look. In addition, a pageant girl’s picture is always being taken. The foundation is infused with HD quality to photograph beautifully. Whatever the occasion or your skin type may be, there is always a solution to your makeup needs.

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Self-Tanning Tips for Beauty Queens

When it comes to being on stage, a golden glow is a great way to shine on stage during a pageant. The stage lights often wash people out, which is why heavier makeup is applied for stage appearances. Another way to avoid being washed out amidst all the lights is with a golden glow. It is important that pageant contestants appear their best on stage and feel confident in their own skin.

No matter what skin tone you may have, the perfect way to stand out on stage is to apply a bronzing product or a self-tanner. Many beauty queens go to a salon and purchase a spray tan; however, these range from $65 to $80 depending on the salon. Spray tans from a studio or salon are applied in a booth, and there is no exact precision since a machine is applying the color. Self-tanning, or using your own products, tends to be the most convenient way to achieve a golden glow.

Self-tanning products are sold at most grocery stores, drug stores, and beauty supplies stores, making it convenient to get your hands on a product. The benefit of applying the tan yourself is that you can do it in the comfort of your own home and have the tools to reapply/touch up if necessary. To find the best tanning product for your skin type, you must first know the behavior of your skin. A beauty queen with dry skin may want to look for a lotion tanning product, while a pageant queen with oily skin may want to avoid lotion products and look for a mousse formula. Testing products is the best way to find the perfect self-tanner.

Prepping for application is also important. Different products call for different instructions, so be sure to look at the instructions of the product you choose. Prior to the application, taking a shower to remove any oils, dirt, or makeup is key. This ensures that the product is applied smoothly and absorbs into clean skin. Exfoliating is great way to remove the dead skin off the surface of your body to avoid any streaking of the self-tanner.

For the color to look its best, many beauty experts advise that you apply the tan the night before an event. So, a beauty queen will want to apply her tan the evening before the pageant. Doing so the night before allows the tan to develop, and to later be washed off in the morning. Rinsing off in the shower removes the excess tan that may be sitting on top of the skin. After showering, you may apply lotion, deodorant, and other cosmetic products as you wish. Following these tips and tricks will allow your inner beauty to shine and own the pageant stage.

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Self-Tanning

Whether on stage at the Miss USA pageant or sun bathing on the beach, a golden glow makes you feel and look your best. Going to a salon and purchasing a spray on tan might be convenient and quick, but it can be rather expensive. A spray tan may cost anywhere from $40 to $60 depending on the salon or studio. In addition, spray on tans are applied by a machine, meaning there could be some uneven patches of color or blotching of the formula.

However, there are custom spray tans available, where a professional applies the spray tan by hand. Such applications tend to be more even and clean since a professional is spraying your body with precision. Custom spray tans cost more than traditional spray tans, for they range anywhere from $65 to $80 varying from salon to salon.

There is another alternative to spray tans, however. Self-tanning has become increasingly popular among celebrities and pageant women alike. Self-tanners are products that can be purchased in beauty stores such as Ulta, Sephora, and Sally’s Beauty Supply. There are also more inexpensive products that are sold in grocery stores and drug stores. After having a spray tan applied, they only last for a week or less. A few days after application, the tan begins to fade and peel. It is a pain to go back to the studio and ask for a retouch, so self-tanning is an excellent way to avoid the hassle.

A self-tanner comes in several different formulas such as a lotion, spray or mousse. It is based upon preference regarding the formula you choose. You can apply the self-tanner in the comfort of your home and reapply when necessary. If any part of your tan begins to fade, it is very simple to reapply with your own products. Especially for the busy pageant queen, it is much more convenient to touch up the tan with personal materials. In addition, you have the power to control the intensity of the color and can choose which parts of your body you prefer darker or lighter.

A popular self-tanner used by celebrities and makeup artists is the St. Tropez Tanning Mousse. It has been highly raved about within the beauty world. This self -tanner is extremely easy to apply and has immediate results. In order to apply, you simply pump the mousse formula onto the application mitt (sold separately or bundled with the travel kit) and blend it all over your body. The benefit of the application mitt is that you avoid staining your hands with the self -tanning formula. The product is colored, so you can see exactly where you are applying. It also comes in various shades depending on your skin tone and desired color. The product is priced at $32 and lasts for at least five different application.

A gorgeous glow is perfect for the summertime or for a special event. Being a pageant women, the bright stage lighting can wash your skin and face out, so a golden color will allow for you to stand out and look your best. Not only will you stand out, but your confidence will shine and allow you to perfect the interview and own the stage.

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