Makeup tips & tricks with Joa
At 2pass Clinic we work with Make-Up Designory (MUD). as this brand stands for honest make-up products. MUD make-up is extra covering to camouflage beard shadows. Whether you dare to be different, prefer polished and professional, or simply want to have an all-natural feminine look, MUD promises quality, long-lasting wearability, flawless application and radiantly accurate color. Just simple, smart, versatile make-up. No wonder MUD has been the expert choice of make-up professionals for the past decade.
Create an everyday look in just these easy steps
Joa (our own make-up professional) explains an everyday make-up routine for (trans) women with MUD make-up in this blog.
Step 1: Concealer & blending
First of all, neutralise darkness with a pink or peach-toned corrector. Apply with a brush on (to) the deepest or darkest area to prepare for concealer. Next step, choose yellow-based shades of concealer and layer them over the corrector underneath the eye up to the lash line and on the innermost corner of the eye. Blend by patting with your fingers. Finally, apply pale yellow or white powder with a brush or puff to set the concealer in place.
- Clearance of blue discolourations
- Ex.: dark circles on the eyes
- Ex.: bruisings after surgery
- Clearance of red discolourations
- Ex.: red veins
- Ex.: around nose in case of cold
- Ex.: redness of scar
Step 2: Foundation
To find the perfect foundation shade, swatch a few shades on the side of the face and forehead and check the colours in natural light. The shade that disappears is the right one.
Use a brush, sponge or fingers to apply foundation where the skin needs to be evened out - around the nose and mouth where there is often redness. For full, all-over coverage, use a brush, sponge or fingers to apply and blend foundation to the outer edge of the face.
To cover blemishes, spot-apply foundation stick or blemish cover stick in a shade that matches the skin tone exactly. Pat with your finger to blend. Repeat if necessary.
Step 3: Powder
For crease-free and long wear, apply loose powder in a pale yellow tone (or white if you are very fair) over concealer using an eye blender brush or a mini powder puff. Apply powder in the correct shade for your skin tone to the rest of the face using a powder puff or powder brush.
- Foundation fix and matify
- Pretty smooth and matt effect
Exists in 2 forms:
Non opaque, matt effect
Opaque, matt effect
Step 4: Bronzer
Start contouring. Highlighting is a great complement to contouring. Where contouring basically darkens the areas of your face that are in shadow, highlighting lightens the areas that the light would naturally hit. Smile and apply a natural shade of blush on the apples of cheeks. Blend up towards the hairline, then downward to soften the colour.
- Accentuates cheekbones
- Emphasizes feminine contours
Step 5: Blush
For long-lasting results, layer a pop of brighter blusher on top. For an extra glow, dust a shimmer powder on the cheekbones with a face blender brush, or use a creamy formula applied with your fingers.
- Gives colour and appearance
- Exists in cream and powder form
- Just above bronzer
Step 6: Eyeshadow
Sweep a light eyeshadow colour from the lash line to the brow bone. Dust a medium eyeshadow colour on the lower lid, up to the crease. Apply contour colour if needed to the fleshy part of the lid as a correction and to add depth to the eye. And blend, blend, and keep on blending.
Step 7: White eyeliner pencil
Think of the white eyeliner trick as your best friend after a long night out with friends or a horrible week at work. Shading in your waterline with white eyeliner instantly makes the eyes look brighter and wider, and more awake by extending the whites of your eyes and covering up any redness on your waterline.
Step 8: Lip pencil & Lipstick
The best lip liners make your lips look fuller and keep your lipstick long-lasting. Start with clean, smooth lips. Neutral lipstick shade and sheer formulas can be applied directly from the tube. Use a lip brush to apply darker or brighter colours, which require precise application.
Mascara & eyeliner
You can finish your look with mascara & eyeliner (if you don't have eyelash extensions as Joa). When applying mascara, hold the mascara wand parallel to the floor and brush from the base of the lashes to the tips. Roll the wand as you go to separate the lashes and avoid clumps. Always apply two to three coats. You can also use waterproof mascara.
Line the upper lash line with a dark shadow colour. Apply damp or dry. After lining the upper lash line, look straight ahead to see if there are any gaps that need to be filled in.
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Would you like personal advice?
Then you can book a make-up class with Joa in the 2pass Clinic in Antwerp.
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