**By Kaylen Patterson **
Life is a runway and are you runway ready? Over the years I have learned many tips from the pros and I have the ones that actually work.
First comes first... Moisturize Moisturize Moisturize! During the day, use one with SPF; at night, no SPF. SPF can clog your pores so do not sleep in it! Makes sense right?
When applying your daily moisturizer, apply it all over the face and neck but not your eyes. Eyes call for their own moisturizer, an eye cream. The skin around the eye is way more thin and tender so give it what it needs and deserves. Moisturizer quenches your skin's thirst so your skin won't absorb your makeup,** therefore it lasts longer**. It also allows you to apply your makeup even and avoid makeup blotchiness.
After apply the moisturizers, its now time to create a blank canvas. A painter always begins with a blank canvas correct? Smashbox Photo Finish Primer is an amazing product!! It's great for any age. It fills in fine lines and wrinkles and leaves the skin so smooth. Once you use this product, you will not be able to live without it and that's a guarantee.
Now on the eyelid, use either foundation, concealer, a makeup eye cream (I love Revlon Eye Glide)...whatever you choose and this keeps the eye shadow from creasing. After applying it, be sure to let it dry.
Now, on to the lips...Remember if you're going for a smoky or some kind of dramatic eye, down play the lips. You do not want to look like a clown. You need to pick one not both. If you're using a red lipstick or a very commanding lipstick, make the eyes a neutral color.
Eyebrows are often ignored and they are one of the most important things you can do. Your eyebrows frame your face. Smashbox Brow Tech is to die for, no joke. If you do not believe me, go to QVC.com and watch the videos on it. It's amazing.
Women kill me who do not do this… CURL YOUR EYELASHES! Why would someone not do this? It lifts your eye and makes you look so much more awake. I’m a firm believer in cheap eyelash curlers. I’ve bought a $30 eyelash curler thinking this has to work. Oh no, it doesn’t. It was horrible. I’ve bought other ones ranging from $15-$23. Those brands will remain nameless. Revlon eyelash curlers are one of the bests out there. Also, if you have a Big Lots store in your area, they sell 99 cent eyelash curlers that I actually prefer over Revlon. I get compliments all the time on my eyelashes. Use a blow-dryer to heat up your eyelash curler. You won’t believe the difference. If you think I’m crazy, think about this…When we want to curl our hair, we use a hot curling iron. We wouldn’t use a curling iron and not turn it on, right??
Now you’ll always feel runway ready! Enjoy!